Tehran > Kashan > Yazd > Shiraz > Isfahan > Tehran
Travel to Iran, the country of Persian Empire with the mixture of Islamic traditions. From the ruins of Persepolis to the domed mosques of Islamic architecture, Iran is a place of beauty and diversity. During October you’re supposed to visit the main highlights of Iran. The rose-scented gardens of Shiraz, the mud-brick old town of Yazd, the ancient houses of Kashan and the mirror filled mosques of Isfahan. Iran speaks for itself as a breathtaking trip. From the hot deserts to the cold mountain villages, Iran can be your destination during this October due to the pleasant weather and Muharram festival in 2016. As you completely know Life away from the city is different. Iran rural areas has special charm where natural beauty, rich history and culture meet. Feeling the warm sands under your bare feet or watching nomad’s moving on the dirt roads full of colorful autumn leaves are absolutely stunning life time experiences which you already have the chance to join.
After your arrival in Tehran, you will be met at the airport and then taken to your hotel to check in and relax. Overnight stay in Tehran.
You will spend a full day touring Tehran, the capital of Iran. Visit historic Golestan Palace, a Qajar era palace that combines Persian architecture with Western decorative influences. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this lavish complex of 17 palaces and gardens is both a historic site and museum. You will also experience the lively alleys of the Tehran Bazaar and see The National Archaeological Museum, a showcase for Iran’s rich and ancient history, as well as the glittery Jewelry Museum and Carpet Museum. In the evening, you will visit muharram ceremony. Overnight stay in Tehran.
After breakfast, you will drive to Kashan, a beautiful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir. Here you will see the Borujerdi and Tabatabei Houses, gorgeous 18th and 19th century traditional homes built by wealthy merchants. You will also visit the ancient archeological site Tepe Sialk and the Fin Garden, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 16th century, the beautiful and serene Fin Garden is the oldest living garden in Iran; then visiting Muhharam ceremony in Kashan. Overnight stay in Kashan.
Leave Kashan in the morning, you will drive to Yazd, stopping in Naiin to visit the Jame Mosque. Built in the 8th century, it is one of the oldest mosques in Iran and is known for the beauty of its brickwork. You will also visit the ethnology museum at Pirnia Traditional House and, if there is time, the Rigareh Water Mill and Aba Bafi man made caves. Also, visiting chak chak and Meybod. Overnight stay in Yazd.
You will spend a whole day discovering Yazd, one of the oldest cities on earth and a stop on the ancient Silk Road. The center of Zoroastrian culture and Persian architecture, Yazd has many interesting and beautiful sites. You will see the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence and Atashkadeh Fire Temple, the Jame Mosque with its towering twin minarets that dominate the surrounding city and the Dowlat-Abad Gardens, one of Iran’s most beautiful gardens and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the impressive Amir Chakhmagh complex and Lariha House, one of the best-preserved traditional houses from the Qajar era. Marvel at the clever wind towers and water irrigation systems invented by ancient engineers and architects to make living in the hot, arid desert manageable. The end, visiting muharram and Nazri ceremony. Overnight stay in Yazd.
Drive to Shiraz, en-route visiting Nakhl gardani and Taaziyeh ceremony in Taft . continue our way to shiraz. overnight shiraz.
After rest and breakfast, we will start the tour in the city of rose and nightingales and its cultural and historical attraction by visiting Zandieh complex (Karim khan’s citadel, pars museum, Vakil 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, Quran gate and Ali ebne Hamze or Shah-e-cheragh shrine and visiting Muhharam ceremony there. Overnight Shiraz.
In the morning visiting Nasir Almolk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, then move toward Isfahan with a short stop in Persepolis , another breathtaking attraction in 50 km north of Shiraz .i.e. Persepolis (Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-rajab); a must –see site for not only history buffs but also everyone who like to know more about the history of Persian Empire ,then the Capital of ancient Persia and the Tomb of Cyrus the great that without doubt is one of the most respected Persian Emperor both in national and international view (It is located in 87 km of Shiraz), overnight Isfahan .
After a traditional Iranian breakfast, you will discover the city once called “Half of the World.” Visit the stunning Chehel Sotoun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the Palace of Forty Columns. Built during the Safavid era, the pavilion is decorated with beautiful murals and mirror work and is set in the middle of a pretty garden with a reflecting pool. Continue your tour of Isfahan at Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the grand Ali Qapu Palace, you will marvel at the gorgeous Music Room and stand on a terrace where Shahs watched polo matches on the field below. Visit two mosques located on the Square: the charming and intimate Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with its stunning peacock ceiling and Imam Mosque, a masterpiece of Persian Architecture. You will also stop at the Qeysarie Bazaar, where you can see traditional Iranian handicrafts being made in artisan shops. Later you will walk along the Zyanderood River and experience the festive atmosphere at two of the ancient bridges of Isfahan, the Sio-se-Pol and Khaju Bridge . Overnight stay in Isfahan.
There are more wonderful things to see in this full day tour of Isfahan. Visit the magnificent 8th century Jame Atiq Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest mosques of Iran. Tour the Ali Gholi Agha Complex that consists of a mosque, bazaar, public bathhouse, caravanserai, and theological school. The public bathhouse has been restored and now houses a museum. You will also see an eccentric example of Persian architecture when you visit one of the Pigeon Towers that once housed thousands of birds and provided an important source of agricultural fertilizer. Visit Hasht-Behesht, a Safavid palace called Eight Paradises, set in a serene garden in the middle of Isfahan. End your tour of Isfahan with a stop in the Armenian quarter of Jolfa and visit Vank Cathedral. The beautifully painted frescoes illustrate the story of the Bible and cover all of the interior surfaces in an ornate display reminiscent of European churches.
Leaving Isfahan, drvie to Tehran and Imam Khomeini Airport for departure flight.
All airport transfers
Hotel accommodation with breakfast
Entrance fees all mentioned sightseeing
Licensed Driver with A/C vehicle
Licensed English speaking guide
Visa support & reference code
Visa stamp fee
Expenses of personal nature
Tips & Portages
Lunch & Dinner
|Meals||Breakfast-12 Lunch-0 Dinner-0|
|Transport||Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car, Flight|