Journey Through Time: The Ashura Heritage Tour of Iran

This 10-day Ashura tour in Iran offers a unique blend of cultural, historical, and spiritual experiences, highlighting the country’s rich traditions during Muharram. From exploring ancient sites in Tehran, Qom, and Kashan to witnessing the deeply moving Ashura ceremonies in Yazd and Shiraz, participants will gain insights into Iran’s profound religious practices and architectural beauty. It’s a journey that connects you deeply with Iran’s heritage, offering a reflective exploration of its solemn commemorations and historical grandeur.

10 Days



Day 1: Arrival in Tehran

  • Arrive at Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran.
  • Transfer to the hotel for rest.
  • Overnight in Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran - Cultural Exploration

  • Visit Golestan Palace, showcasing exquisite Qajar architecture.
  • Stroll around Tehran Bazaar and visit the oldest James Mosque.
  • Enjoy traditional Iranian Dizi for lunch.
  • Explore the Carpet Museum of Iran.
  • Overnight in Tehran.

Day 3: Tehran to Qom - Spiritual Journey

  • Morning departure to Qom, the spiritual capital of Iran.
  • Visit the holy shrine of Fatima Masumeh and participate in Muharram ceremonies.
  • Overnight in Qom.

Day 4: Qom to Kashan - Cultural and Religious Insights

  • Travel to Kashan, known for its traditional houses and the Fin Garden.
  • Attend Muharram ceremonies, reflecting on the city’s unique observance of the period.
  • Overnight in Kashan.

Day 5: Kashan to Isfahan - Architectural Wonders

  • Depart for Isfahan, the city known as “Half of the World”.
  • Visit Imam Square, including Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, and the bazaar.
  • Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6: Isfahan - Exploring History and Culture

  • Tour Masjed-e Jamé, Haroonieh Shrine, and the Armenian Quarter.
  • Witness how Isfahan observes Muharram with visits to local Husainiyas (religious congregations).
  • Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 7: Isfahan to Yazd

  • Drive to Yazd, with its distinct desert architecture and Zoroastrian heritage.
  • Participate in Yazd’s Ashura rituals, including Nakhl Gardani.
  • Overnight in Yazd.

Day 8: Yazd to Shiraz

  • Depart for Shiraz, stopping at key historical sites like Pasargadae and Persepolis.
  • Evening arrival in Shiraz and rest.
  • Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 9: Shiraz - Embracing Ashura

  • Visit the Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque and the Vakil Bazaar.
  • Attend Muharram ceremonies and visit Shah Cheragh to observe the city’s special Ashura commemorations.
  • Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 10: Departure from Shiraz

  • Free morning for last-minute exploration or relaxation.
  • Transfer to Shiraz International Airport for departure.


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