13 days iran tour itinerary

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Tehran plane Kerman car Yazd car Shiraz car Persepolis car Isfahan car Kashan car Tehran

Two weeks of adventure in this magical land awaits you. You have free time to relax and attend your personal activities, we stroll through the Shazdeh (Prince) Garden. We visit Shah Nematollah Vali mausoleum then we will visit yazd which has been described by Marco Polo as a noble city through a scenic desert road after that we head to the city of roses and nightingales, Shiraz. We visit Persepolis which is one of the most ancient cities in the world enroute to Isfahan and the UNESCO world heritage site of Naqsh-e-Jahan Square On our way back to tehran we visit Kashan and its sample of Iranian historical garden called the Fin Garden

Highlights: Shop in the bazaars, walk through beautiful palace gardens, taste the flavorful and unique Persian cuisine, visit the ancient Persepolis and Pasargard, relax in the traditional teahouses and meet the friendliest locals in the world.

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Day 1 - Tehran
You arrive in Tehran airport where you are welcomed by our representatives and you will be transferred to your hotel. A week of adventure in this magical land awaits you. O/N TEHRAN

Day 2 - Tehran
You have free time to relax and attend your personal activities. Later we observe the archeological collections at the National Museum and then we visit the unique jewelry collection at the National Treasury and you will get familiar with the Iranian history. We have a flight to Kerman in the evening. O/N YAZD

Day 3 - Kerman
In Mahan we take an excursion and visit a UNESCO world heritage sites of Bam Citadel. Then we stroll through the Shazdeh (Prince) Garden. We visit Shah Nematollah Vali mausoleum and monastery. In our city tour we visit the Friday Mosque, Ganj Ali Khan public bathhouse and traditional teahouses and Kerman's traditional bazaar. O/N KERMAN

Day 4 - Yazd
We have a 360 km drive to Yazd which has been described by Marco Polo as a noble city through a scenic desert road. O/N YAZD

Day 5 - Yazd
On our city tour of Yazd we visit the Friday Mosque, Amir Chakh Magh Mosque and Theater, Dolatabad Garden and wind trappers and at the end we visit the oldest burning fire in Iran which is located at the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and the towers of silence. O/N YAZD

Day 6 - Shiraz
We have a 450 km drive to Shiraz. En-route we stop in Abarkooh and visit the famous old cypress tree, the old cistern and caravanserai. After visiting these sites we head to the city of roses and nightingales, Shiraz. O/N SHIRAZ

Day 7 - Shiraz
Our city tour of Shiraz starts after breakfast. First we start by Karimkhani complex; the residential palace of Zand dynasty. Karim Khan Zand was the founder of Zand dynasty and he choose Shiraz as the capital of his nation. Since he did not like to be called the king he declared himself as "Vakil" meaning the lawyer of his nation. Vakil complex comprises of Vakil Mosque, Bazaar and public bathhouse remaining from his reign. Then we visit the beautiful and colorful Nasir Ol Molk Mosque. The rest of our tour continues after lunch and we stroll through the beautiful Eram Garden, then we visit the tombs of famous Persian poets, Hafez and Sa'di and at the end we visit Quran Gate. O/N SHIRAZ

Day 8 - Isfahan
We drive to Isfahan in the morning. En-route we visit Persepolis which is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Persepolis is now registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. This ancient city was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during the Achemaenian age and is 125000 square meters in area and is composed of several reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications. The tomb of Cyrus the Great and the remains of the Achaemenian palaces and edifices are located in Persepolis. We continue our trip by visiting Naqsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian royal necropolis, and Pasargadae. On our way to Isfahan we explore the nomad life style by interacting with nomads and staying at their tents for a little time. We stay the night at our hotel in Isfahan.

Day 9 - Isfahan
We have a full-day tour of Isfahan which starts after breakfast.  First we visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Naqsh-e-Jahan Square that used to be a royal polo court and the official center of the city when the city was the capital of the Safavid nation in the 17th century. We observe the beautiful tile-work and architecture of the famous Imam Square (Royal Mosque) located in the southern side of the square. Afterward, we visit the multi-story AliQapu Palace located in the western side of the square. This was the place from where the Safavid kings used to watch the polo games and ceremonies. Next we visit the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Ladies Mosque) located on the opposite side of the square. Before lunch we wander through the traditional bazaar surrounding the square. The Bazaar is connected to the north side of the square and is known traditionally as Qeysarieh Bazaar. After lunch we visit the Friday Mosque and Chehel Sotoun (forty columns) Palace. Then we go to the banks of Zayanderud River, known to be the soul of the city. There are several historical bridges over this river built during the Safavid era in the 17th century. Two of these famous bridges are Siosepol (33-arch) and Khaju Bridge. We observe these interesting bridges, drink tea at the teahouses located below the bridges. We walk along the river banks or paddle on a boat from one side to the other. And also you have the choice to return back to the hotel or stay and enjoy this pleasant environment for more time. O/N ISFAHAN
 
Day 10 - Tehran
We have a 425 km drive to Tehran. On our way we visit Kashan and it sample of Iranian historical garden called the Fin Garden. Then we observe the traditional desert architecture at a number of historical houses in the city now open to visitors. We have time to walk around this well preserved city. We also wander in the beautiful bazaar and visit a number of interesting mosques. Then we go to Qom, a religious city which is considered to be one of the most important theological academic centers. The holy shrine of Hazrat-e-Masoumeh, one of the holy shi'ite ladies, is also located in this religious city. We have a 130 km drive in order to get to Tehran. O/N TEHRAN

Day 11 - Tehran
We have a full-day tour of Tehran, the capital of Iran. we stroll through the Old Tehran and visit the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palace, Imam (former royal) Mosque and the Grand Bazaar which is an inside old shopping complex. After lunch we visit the National Treasury and observe the unique jewelry collection it preserves. Then we visit the Carpet Museum and learn more about the Persian carpets. Afterward we visit Sa'dabad Palace. We stop in Darband, a place for rest and drinking tea and breathing fresh air, then we head to our hotel. O/N TEHRAN

Day 12 - Tehran
The morning is free for rest and personal activities. You can go sightseeing, take optional tours, shop in bazaars or take tour extensions. We plan to attend a Persian night at a traditional restaurant where we enjoy delicious Persian dinner and listen to live local Persian music. O/N TEHRAN

Day 13 - Tehran
Airport transfer is ready to take you to the airport 4 hours before your flight's departure.

 

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