Tochal ski resort is the closest resort to the capital city. Due to its close proximity to Tehran it is very popular. This resort has a gondola (telecabin) lift about 7.5 Km long which is one of the longest in the world. It takes about 50 minutes to go from the first station to the last station by cable car. The highest point of the piste is located just under Mount Tochal summit 3970m, it is an ideal place for skiing and snowboarding and other winter sports.
Highlights: Tochal, Golestan Palace (UNESCO Heritage), National Treasure Mueseum, Carpet Mueseum
Best in Late December to the middle of March
Arrival, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the following morning we will head to Tochal Ski Resort.
In the morning transfer to Tochal ski resort, Tochal ski resort is the closest resort to the capital city. It is an ideal place for skiing and snowboarding and other winter sports. Mt Tochal is the best place for acclimatization and exercise before going ski mountaineering on Damavand, a very cool way to become accustomed to Iran’s ski climate in a short period of time.
Departure to Tehran.
City tour of Tehran. Visiting Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage) that has many places to offer: The Marble Throne, Karim Khani Nook, Pond House, Picture House/Gallery, Brilliant Hall, Museum of Gifts, Containers Hall, Ivory Hall, Mirror Hall, Salam Hall, Edifice of the Sun (Shams ol Emareh) and many other places.
Then you can visit the treasure land of Iran in Iran Jewelry Museum. We will then get more familiar with Persian Carpets at the Carpet Museum.
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
You can add an additional package of Isfahan or Shiraz to your tour.
Isfahan Package (two days)
You will be transferred to Isfahan early in the morning. You can have your lunch in Isfahan then you will have the visit of this famous city of Iran. One cannot leave Iran without see Esfahan. This city is famous for its bridges, minarets, mosques and palaces.
In the afternoon you will go to visit Masjed Jam-e of Esfahan,a UNESCO World Heritage. Was built over twelve centuries ago, it is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia.
After that you will take a walk in Jolfa disitrict and visit Vank Cathedral. This cathedral has been built in 1606. The mixture of Iranian architecture and decoration with Italian style of painting creates a unique cathedral.
You will take a walk in Isfahan at night and see its famous bridges at night. There are several historical bridges over this river, has built during the Safavid era (17th Century). Siosepol (33- arch) and khaju bridges are the most famous ones.
Tour of Isfahan today starts with the UNESCO world heritage: Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. Once a royal polo court, this site had been the official center of the city, when the city was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque), located in the southern side of the square with wonderful architecture and tile-work. We then visit the multistory Aliqapu Palace, stood on the western side of the square, from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque) is located on the opposite side of the square and is visited next. Then you will visit an oriental Bazaar in Isfahan.
After your lunch, you will be transferred to Tehran.
Shiraz Package (2 Days)
Early flight to Shiraz. After your check in at your hotel, you will be transferred to visit the most famous historical sites of Iran: Persepolis and Pasargadae (also two UNESCO World Heritages).
Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great and also his tomb (the most famous monument in this site), located near the city of Shiraz.
After Pasargadae, you will visit the great Persepolis. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. As a symbol of Achaemenid dynasty, this place was burned by Alexander. The entrance of this ancient city is The Gate of All Nations, so you are welcomed to this city with every nationality that you have. The Apadana Palace, The Throne Hall and tombs of Kings are among many other places and structures that you can see in Persepolis.
Going to Shiraz.
Visitng Zandieh Complex (Karim khan’s citadel, Pars museum, Vakil bath (traditional Iranian bath), Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai. Then continue our tour by visiting Jahan Nama Garden, Hafez & Saadi tomb (Shiraz is really famous for these two great Persian poets), Quran gate (with the view over Shiraz) and Shah-e-Cheragh shrine.
Night flight to Tehran
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