IRAN WORLD HERITAGE TOUR

16 Nights-17 Days
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Wanna see how the civilization and culture was born and developed?

Visit Persia’s world heritage sites and experience your deepest dive in mankind history.

DEPARTURE Upon Request
BEST TIME May to October
STYLE Middle Class
GROUP SIZE Min.2
PRICE This tour is offered at the special price of $
Single Supplement $
HIGHLIGHTS All World Heritage Sites in Tehran,Ardebil,Tabriz,Kandovan,Maku,Zanjan,

Hamedan,Kermanshah,Susa,Shushtar,Ahvaz,Kazerun,Shiraz,Persepolis,

Pasargade,Zeinoddin Caravanserai,Yazd,Isfahan,Abyaneh,Kashan

INCLUDED
16 nights accommodation in 3* hotels Invitation letter for Iran Visa
Professional English speaking guide for whole the trip All the breakfasts
Suitable AC vehicle for whole the trip Bottled water and tea per day
All the airport transfers
NOT INCLUDED
International flights Any extra hotel needed
Embassy fees Insurances
Lunches and dinners Entrance fees
Personal expenses such as souvenirs,etc.

Day1: Tehran

Day2: Ardebil

Day3: Tabriz

Day4: Kandovan

Day5: Maku

Day6: Zanjan, Takab, Hamedan

Day7: Hamedan, Kermanshah

Day8: Susa, Shushtar, Ahvaz

Day9: Bishapour, Shiraz

Day10: Shiraz

Day11: Persepolis, Pasargad, Zeinoddin Caravanserai

Day12: Yazd

Day13: Yazd, Isfahan

Day14: Isfahan

Day15: Isfahan

Day16: Abyaneh, Kashan

Day17: Depart Iran

Day 1:  Arrive in Tehran

Tehran, metropolitan city laying on the slopes of the tallest peak Damavand, city of museums , art and beautiful parks.

  •  Golestan Palace

The generous Golestan Palace, as a paradise of tiles, mirrors and arts offers you her infinite beauty, attracts you , hypnotize you and immerse you in its profound glamour. Dating back to Qajar period this complex is the best introduction to 18th and 19th century Iran.

  • Archeological (national) Museum:

Hosting an immense variety of objects and monuments from ancient and medieval Iran, it is a worth visiting museum in world. It gets you lost in history.

  • Tehran Grand Bazaar

The busiest bazaar in Iran gives you the opportunity to watch thousands of middle class Iranians strolling through the labyrinth of shops, eating local meal, drinking some tea and smoking water pipe.

O/N Tehran


Day 2: Drive to Ardebil

Ardabil the city of snow and rain, home to Safavid ”the history making dynasty”

  • Sheikh safiadin sanctuary and shrine

Mausoleum of spiritual leader of safavid dynasty built on 16th century. Most superb in laid mosaic ,moqarnas and stucco can be seen here.

  • Ardabil Bazaar

A busy authentic bazaar built on 16th century.

  • Historical bridges

Several beautiful brick bridges built during Safavid era.

  • Sarein Spa

25 kms south of Ardebil you can reach the spas and enjoy.

 

O/N Ardebil


Day 3:Drive to Tabriz

Being capital over 9 periods has turned Tabriz to the pioneering city of the firsts. The first printing house, first movie theater, first kindergarten and first dumb and deaf school are examples.

  • El Goli Park and mansion

The beautiful lake fed by the river, with a mansion in the middle was the summer palace of Qajar kings, now a public park.

  • Tabriz Bazaar

With an area of 1 square kilometer it is the biggest roofed bazaar in the world. The bazaar still remembers the good memories of being on silkroad intersection by exhibiting an exotic array of ethnic  crafts on sale.

  • Blue Mosque

Due to its various and delicate inlaid mosaic and calligraphy, it is known as the turquoise of Islamic world.

  • Constitution House

As a typical lush Qajari house, it was a gathering place and a leading headquarter   of the constitutional revolution leaders and activists. Inlaid doors, patio and sash windows decorated with red, green and white glasses.

  • Shahriyar Tomb

The most famous Azari poet who has a beautiful poetry about Tabriz.” Tabriz devotes her life to the lover she makes up her eyes with the eye liner made of the dust of the lover’s shoes”.

O/N Tabriz


Day 4:  An excursion to Kandovan Village and Jolfa 

  • Kandovan Village

A wonder for 3000 years old human carved dwelling in the rocks. People here make a living through agriculture, farming and gardening.

  • Jolfa

Drive to the border city of Jolfa near the beautiful of Arass River, visit Saint Stephanos’ church, an Armenian Orthodox church built on 9th century. Trace the Roman and Greek architecture here.

O/N Tabriz


Day 5: An excursion to Maku

A heaven enjoying ancient civilization, natural attractions and nomadic crafts.

  • The Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran:

An ensemble of three Armenian churches built between 7th and 14th centuries. As world heritages saint Thaddens Monastery, Saint Stephanos Monastery and Chapel of Dzordzor, showcase Armenian architectural and decorative traditions, and are major center for diffusion of Armenian culture in the region.

O/N Tabriz


Day 6: Drive to Hamedan via Zanjan and Takab to visit two other world heritage sites.

Zanjan a city in Northwest of Iran known for its beautiful crafts such as knives, handmade sandals and silver crafts.

  • Zanjan Bazaar

A Qajar era Bazaar with the shops doing the very authentic crafts in traditional way.

  • Zanjan Laundry

An ancient public laundry, now an anthropology museum.

  • Gonabad Soltaniye

Erected in 14th century, one of the largest double shelled brick domes in the world, described as ”Anticipating Taj Mahal”.

  • Takht-e-soleyman

World heritage recognized Zoroastrian sanctuary built during Sasanid and rebuilt during Ilkhanid, located on a hill created by the outflow of a calcium rich spring pond.

 

O/N  Hamedan.


Day 7: Depart Hamedan for Kermanshah.

Kermanshah, The largest Kurdish speaking and hospitable city in Iran.

  • Anahita Temple

A Hellenistic Persian edifice that belongs to the goddess of abundance and water,Anahita.

  • Bisotun

Ancient bas-relief and inscription dating back to Darius the great, explaining Darius’ battles with rebels.

  • Tagh-e-Bostan

A row of bas-relief carved on the rock depicting Sasanid kings battles and coronations.

O/N Kermanshah


Day 8: Drive to Ahvaz via Susa and Shushtar.

Susa

An ancient city of Elamite, Achamenian and Parthian  Empires of Iran.

  • Tomb of Daniel

Traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel.

  • Apadana Palace

A palace complex in Susa, capital of Achamenid Empire.

  • Chogha Zanbil and Haft Tapeh

The ancient Elamite Ziggurat to honor the great God Inshushinak.

Shushtar

An ancient city in southwest of Iran known as the pioneer city in water engineering in 200 A.D.

  • Shushtar Water Falls

A UNESCO historical hydraulic system dating back to Sasanid era.

 

O/N Ahvaz


Day 9: Drive to Shiraz enjoying visiting the ruins of Sasanid Era.

  • Sarab-e-Bahram

A bas relief dating back to Sasanid era depicting King Bahram holding his sword in hands showing triumph.

  • Bishapoor

Ruins of a very important city build on 226 AD, by the famous Sasanid King Shapur I, showing a combined Persian-Rman architecture and art. Anahita Temple is in the city.

  • Tang-e-Chogan

A valley with 6 Sasanid relief on the side rocks showing King’s triumph and coronation.

 

O/N Shiraz


Day 10: Shiraz city tour

Known as the cradle of civilization, Shiraz has the best reputation among Iranians. Beautiful gardens, poetry, culture, laid back people living theire every moment happy detach you from any stress.

  • Zandieh Complex:

Vakil bazaar, Karimkhan Citadel, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bath: simply sophisticated monuments built by the good reputed king Karimkhan in his capital in 1700.

  • Nasir Almolk:

A Qajar time cozy mosque with its dazzling seven color tiles showing off the unusual pink. The morning light makes astonishing reflection on carpets, passing through the colorful glasses.

  • Hafez Tomb:

Known as the singing nightingale of Persian poetry, Hafez pushes you into a wonderful state of trance by his unique Ghazzals.

  • Sa’di Tomb:

Sa’di, master of Persian speech. He believes you will smell love spread by his poems, even if you visit his tomb 1000 years of his death.

  • Qoran Gate:

An old decorated gate, reminder of the time city was walled.

  • Ali-ebne-Hamze Shrine:

The heaven for believers seeking tranquility with the fairy tale tile work.

  • Eram Garden:

a peaceful garden giving you the impression of how famous Persian gardens looked like thousands years ago.

O/N Shiraz.


Day 11: Depart Shiraz for Zeinoddin Caravanserai visiting Persepolis, necropolis and Pasargad, three outstanding world heritage sites en route.

  • Persepolis:

A massive sophisticated stone structure, built by Drius in518 B.C. as the ceremonial capital of Persian Impire.

  • Necropolis:

Impressive hand cut burial caves of Persian legendary kings.

  • Pasargade:

The tomb of legendary Cyrus, and ruins of his palaces.

  • Zeinoddin Caravanserai

A very atmospheric caravanserai in the heart of the desert, built on 16th century has a beautiful roof top where you can watch the strong desert sky.

 

O/N Zeinoddin Caravanserai.


Day 12: Drive to Yazd

Yazd is the oldest and the biggest world heritage adobe city on the edge of the Iranian central desert. It is known as the city of wind catchers.

  • The old city

The biggest maze of adobe alleys and houses where the life lingers in every corner.

  • Yazd Jame’ Mosque

This 800 years old mosque has got many things to be proud of, the tallest minarets, the completely inlayed portal, the impressive doom and the qanat access stair ways are some examples.

  • Fire Temple

A Zoroastrian ritual place which has inherited a holy flare burning for 1400 years nonstop.

  • Dolat Abad Garden

An ambitious reproduction of paradise in the heart of desert. The mansion has got the tallest Badgir.

  • Dakhme(Towers of Silence)

A very tranquil Zoroastrian  burial site which includes circular platform for exposing the dead to the elements and vultures.

  • Amir Chakhmagh Complex

The most outstanding monument in Yazd. The front portal which holds the rulers high seat and facing the gathering square is the prime part of the complex.

  • Zoorkhaneh

The Iranian ancient traditional sport club where the athletes go to get excited by the beautiful  drum and workout.

  • Water Museum

A beautiful merchants house turned into a museum where some information about the Qanat system is offered.

O/N Yazd


 Day 13: Drive to  Isfahan

Continue the tour by driving on a 300 km road to Isfahan, visiting Naein en route.

  • Naein

Famous city best known for camel fabric, silk and wool carpet and desert architecture.

O/N Isfahan


Day 14: Isfahan city tour

With its unrivaled historical monuments, art galleries, handicrafts and beautiful parks Isfahan never fails to attract visitors.

  •  Naqshe Jahan square

A characteristic enchanting square that reflects the high end Iranian architecture and art on 16th century.

  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

The unusual family mosque of Shah Abbas that has got the famous peacock tail design doom.

  • Jame’ Abbasi Mosque

The best representative of Islamic architecture due to its impressive tall portal minarets the doom and the seven color tiles. The doom is a masterpiece of acoustics.

  • AliQapu, Chehel Sotun and Hasht Behesht

Three representatives of the legendary palaces and gardens of Isfahan.

  • Jame’ Mosque of Isfahan

A gray massive mosque that shows the evolution of Persian Islamic architecture over the past 1200 years. The classic byzantine spirit in the body of a mosque.

O/N Isfahan


Day 15: Continue visiting  Isfahan

  • Vank Church

An Islamized orthodox Armenian church in Isfahan.

  • Historical bridges of Isfahan

Si’o Se Pol and Khaju  are the two famous old bridges of Isfahan that pass over the live giving river.

  • Isfahan Bazaar

Unrivaled center for Iranian traditional crafts and arts.

 

O/N Isfahan


Day 16: Drive to Kashan visiting Abyaneh en route.

Abyaneh

A UNESCO recognized village in the vicinity of desert, characterized by a peculiar reddish hue with dwellers who speak, live and dress in the Persian style of Sasanid era

Kashan a 7000 years old adobe settlement on the Silk Road still standing out in architecture and crafts. Miracle lingers in every corner here.

  • Kashan Historical Mansions

Dating back to Qajar era these houses represent the taste and mastery of desert people in architecture. A desert dream coming true.

  • Fin Garden

Most famous Iranian garden showing the mastery of Iranians over the gardening and water engineering.

  • Kashan Bazaar

A labirynthin authentic bazaar where locals do their shopping. Smell its antiquity.

  • Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam

A luxury bath built on 1600 with beautiful tiles. Roof top gives a good view of the neighborhood.

  • Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madressa

A dual functioning beautiful religious architecture, where you see scholars living and studying. Visit in sunset.

O/N Kashan


Day 17: Drive around 200 km. to IKA airport and depart Iran.

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