Note: visiting museums in Tehran would be possible depending on the day of the week.
Day 1: Arrive in Tehran
Tehran, metropolitan city laying on the slopes of the tallest peak Damavand, city of museums , art and beautiful parks.
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.
- Archaeological (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.
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.
Day 2:Continue visiting Tehran
National jewels treasury let your eyes lit up by visiting most dazzling collection of imperial gemstones and jewelry known in the world.
A green massive refreshing patch of natural forest in the very north of Tehran, Saad Abad embraces palaces built during Pahlavi.
Walk over the biggest pedestrian overpass in Iran, enjoy the view of compact northern Tehran and have a tea or coffee there.
A loom resembling humble impressive building stands in a corner of a beautiful park and hosts a unique collection of Persian carpet.
Day 3:Drive to Kashan
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(Tabatabaeiha and Borujerdiha Houses)
Dating back to Qajar era these houses represent the taste and mastery of desert people in architecture. A desert dream coming true.
Most famous Iranian garden showing the mastery of Iranians over the gardening and water engineering.
A labyrinthine authentic bazaar where locals do their shopping. Smell its antiquity.
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.
Day 4: Drive to Isfahan, visiting Abyaneh and Natanz en route.
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.
Natanz,a rich temperate mountain city described as the ”Diamond on the ring of Karkas (mountain)”.visit the 800 years old mosque, a caravanserai and Saffron fields.
A complex including the Friday mosque, a sanctuary and mausoleum of the famous Sufi Abdusamad, all built during Ilkhanid 800 years ago. The minerate is unique.
Day 5: Isfahan City Tour.
With its unrivaled historical monuments, art galleries, handicrafts and beautiful parks Isfahan never fails to attract visitors.
A characteristic enchanting square that reflects the high end Iranian architecture and art on 16th century.
The unusual family mosque of Shah Abbas that has got the famous peacock tail design doom.
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 acoustic.
The representative of the legendary palaces of Isfahan.
Unrivaled center for Iranian traditional crafts and arts.
Day 6: Continue our city tour of Isfahan
- Chehel Sotun and Hasht Behesht
Two representatives of the legendary palaces and gardens 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.
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.
Day 7: Drive to Yazd, visiting Naein and Meibod via the way .
Naein,famous city best known for camel fabric, silk and wool carpet and desert architecture.
Meibod,a Pre-Islamic major desert city near Yazd, home to many important poets, sufis, clergymen and politicians.
Located on the top of Galeen hill, Narin Castle is one of the important relics dating back to 5000 B.C.
Sophisticated adobe bee hive structure, enjoying very efficient ventilation used as an ice storage.
A Safavid time caravanserai that hosts shops and workshops selling and making local handicrafts.
A 19th century adobe circular tower where the pigeons were fed and nested for collecting their dung to be used as fertilizer.
Day 8: Yazd City Tour.
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 biggest maze of adobe alleys and houses where the life lingers in every corner.
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.
A Zoroastrian ritual place which has inherited a holy flare burning for 1400 years nonstop.
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.
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.
The Iranian ancient traditional sport club where the athletes go to get excited by the beautiful drum and workout.
A beautiful merchants house turned into a museum where some information about the Qanat system is offered.
Day 9: Drive to Kerman
Kerman, an antique city in the southeast Iran, famous for hospitality, carpet, and date sweets.
A very authentic complex built on 1600, comprising a square, a school, a caravanserai, a bath house, a mosque and a bazaar.
Day 10: Kerman
A good smaller scale replica of Bam Citadel in the beautiful serene city of Rayan.
- Shah ne’matollah Vali tomb:
A great Sufi appreciated by Hafez.
The biggest historical garden in Iran, a green refreshing patch on the slope of a snow caped mountain surrounding by deserts. It has beautiful fountains.
- Shahdad( possible in the right season if time permits):
Deep into the central desert lies this little old oasis with the big date palm trees fields. Near Shahdad you will see the Kalutes (strange structures resulted from erosion of sand hills). The hottest spot in the world is also near Shahdad.
Day 11: Drive to Shiraz, visiting the ruins of Sasanid Palace en route.
Day 12: Shiraz City Tour.
Vakil bazaar, Karimkhan Citadel, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bath: simply sophisticated monuments built by the good reputed king Karimkhan in his capital in 1700.
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.
Known as the singing nightingale of Persian poetry, Hafez pushes you into a wonderful state of trance by his unique Ghazzals.
The heaven for believers seeking tranquility with the fairy tale tile work.
- Eram Garden(if time permits):
The peaceful garden giving you the impression of how famous Persian gardens looked like thousands years ago.
Day 13: An Excursion to Persepolis, Necropolis, Fly back to Tehran.
A massive sophisticated stone structure, built by Drius in 518 B.C. as the ceremonial capital of Persian Empire.
Impressive hand cut burial caves of Persian legendary kings.
Day 14: Transfer to the airport and Depart Iran.