Exploring Tochal Ski Resort
Tochal Ski Resort is the closest resort to the capital city. Due to its proximity to Tehran, it is trendy. This resort has a gondola (telecabin) lift about 7.5 km long, 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, snowboarding, and other winter sports.
- Best in Late December to the middle of March
Arrival, meet and greet at the airport, and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we will head to Tocha l Ski Resort the following morning.
In the morning, transfer to Tochal ski resort, Which is the closest to the capital city. It is an ideal place for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. Mt. Tochal is the best place for acclimatization and exercise before skiing mountaineering on Damavand, which is an excellent way to become accustomed to Iran’s ski climate quickly.
Departure to Tehran.
City tour of Tehran. Visiting Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage) 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 the Iran Jewelry Museum. We will then become more familiar with Persian carpets at the Carpet Museum.
Transfer to the airport for your departure.
You can add a package of Isfahan or Shiraz to your tour.
Morning flight to Isfahan. One cannot leave Iran without seeing Esfahan. This city is famous for its bridges, minarets, mosques and palaces.
Tour of Isfahan today starts with the UNESCO World Heritage: Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. Once a royal polo court, this site was the official center of the city when it was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque) on the square’s southern side, which has incredible architecture and tile work. We then visited the multistory Aliqapu Palace, which stood on the western side of the court, 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 see an oriental Bazaar in Isfahan.
You will walk in Isfahan at night and see its famous bridges at night. Several historical bridges over this river were built during the Safavid era (17th Century). Siosepol (33- arch) and Khaju bridges are the most famous.
Isfahan tour: You will visit Masjed Jame of Esfahan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built over twelve centuries ago; it is the oldest preserved edifice in Iran and a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia.
Afterward, you will walk in the Jolfa district and visit Vank Cathedral. This cathedral was built in 1606. The mixture of Iranian architecture and decoration with the Italian painting style creates a unique cathedral.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
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 Heritage sites).
Pasargadae is the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great, and his tomb (the most famous monument on this site) is located near Shiraz.
After Pasargadae, you will visit the great Persepolis—the earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. As a symbol of the 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 you have. The Apadana Palace, The Throne Hall and the tombs of Kings are among many other places and structures you can see in Persepolis.
Going to Shiraz.
We visited the Zandieh Complex (Karim Khan’s citadel, the Pars Museum, the 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 tombs (Shiraz is 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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