Days 1 & 2: arrival in Tehran
When you arrive in Tehran's international airport, you will face with a friendly welcome by Your professional guide
After relaxing and having meals, you will have a good time with Iran tour and visiting Iran especially Tehran city as the capital of our country. Tehran city has some interesting places to show you. The most well-known of these places are prominent museums with wonderful collections and artworks dating back to the traditional times till recent years.
Iran tour starts the first day by visiting the Archeological Museum that is one of the most fascinating places in the world because in this place you can visit evolutionary in the progress of human artworks. Iran museum is full of marvelous relics that fascinate all visitors. Iran tour suggests you have nice moments in watching mankind's cleverness.
The next place suggested by Gapatour is the Sea of Light (Dray-e-Noor) museum in which there are greatest jewels and diamonds.
Out of the last visit to Tehran for the first day is visiting the Carpet museum in which there are many expensive rugs and carpets from all countries. In addition, you will be informed about the history of these carpets and rugs and how were they been built. Now, it is time to relax and have a nice day in the capital.
The next day will begin by visiting Sa’ad Abad or Golestan Complex(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). This huge complex has 18 wonderful palaces, These palaces date back to the Pahlavi periods and have a significant effect on all visitors. You can take nice photos of these wonderful palaces.
Golestan Palace(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
After visiting palaces, you will be guided to visiting the Ceramic museum which was built by brilliant and marvelous archaeologies.
There are some interesting places in Tehran that are considered by Iran tour agencies, but if there will be free time in two days; you will be guided to visiting them. These nice places are:
Milad Tower: sixth-tallest tower in the world by pinnacle height at 435 m(1,427 ft). can compete Eiffel tower in the case of being loved for all Iranians. When they are from other cities and come to Tehran they wait till the moment they get that close to see Milad tower. About the tower itself, it has the biggest revolving restaurant in the world. And you can also enjoy the show of dolphins dancing for you in Milad Tower Dolphinarium.
Tabia'at Pol (Nature Bridge): a very amazing and complicated bridge designed by one of the Iranians best and very young architects, Ms. Leila Araghi. The bridge is like pigeon nest built-in like four floors connecting two of the most beautiful parks of Tehran across the Moddarress highway.
The management of time for visiting these places is related to the time of your arrival, your Iran tours' plan, and holidays in Iran for visiting museums.
Day 3: Zanjan
Zanjan is the center of Zanjan province. This nice city has some famous places suggested to all tourists. This nice city was built by Ardeshir I (the 1st king of the Sasanian Empire(224-651)). Drive 330 Km from Tehran to Zanjan to take a look at the beauties of this city. You will be there for one night.
Rakhtshurkhaneh or Anthropological museum
This laundry house was built in the Qajar period by two brothers that are Mashadi Akbar and Mashadi Esmaeil. Rakhtshor khaneh was the best place for washing clothes by women all over the city and it dates back to the 20th century. Nowadays, this old building is used as the anthropological museum of Zanjan city.
Takht-e Soleyman (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
For visiting an archaeological site such as Takht-e Soleyman, Iran tour guides you to a valley in the heart of mountains. This will be one of the most memorable memorabilia you have in Zanjan and Iran. Takht-e-Soleyman that was located between mountains is a fascinating place that attracts the attention of all visitors from all over the world. This famous and popular place has Zoroastrian sanctuary dating back to the Ilkhanid period and the fire temple of Anahita dating back to the Sasanian period. Designing of this place is representative of Islamic architecture.
Days 4 & 5: Tabriz city tour
After breakfast leaves Zanjan and transfer to Tabriz. Tabriz city is the center of Azarbayjan province.
Tabriz is one of the oldest cities in Iran that tis' history dates back to 1,500 BC. It has a lot of historical places demonstrating a history of Iran's architecture during the pass of time. A large number of historical places dates back to Ilkhanid Empirs, Safavid, and Qajar periods.
We enjoy with our visiting the Grand Bazaar(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) of Tabriz has a world-wide reputation because it was the World Heritage site in recent years. This city was the main place of economic improvement of Caucasus, Eastern Anatolia, and Iran. A large number of bargains and economic transactions have been done in this city. This city has another importance and significance for Iran because it was the closest city of Iran to the border of Europe. It can be mentioned that Tabriz was the center of modernization in Iran. Everything that took place in Europe, after a short period it was observed in Tabriz.
Have two enjoyable days in Tabriz and visit a different kind of culture in this city and experience the culture heart of Iran in Tabriz. Your tour continue by visiting fascinating sites and make for you nice days.
Shah Goli or El Goli Lake is an extraordinary place in Tabriz. This beautiful place was surrounded by park and artificial sights that fascinates visitors' eyes. In this place, you visit pond and trees, restaurants, and coffee shops. El Goli was constructed and progressed in Safavid periods. Iran tour suggests you have fresh air in this garden in summer.
Blue mosque of Tabriz was built in. This extraordinary mosque damaged a lot in an earthquake in 1778. In 1900, it was reconstructed by government. This blue mosque was built by fascinating blue ceramic, but most beautiful parts of this mosque were missed during the earthquake. But missed parts were painted again by government. It should be mentioned that Blue tiles are on the wall of mosque's entrance.
The Bazaar of Tabriz
Tabriz Bazaar is among the oldest Bazaars in Eastern countries. This Bazaar is covered and many shops and supermarkets are there.
Arg-e-Alishah is the remained part of a fortress that dates back to the Ilkhanid period. Arg-e- Alishah is in the center part of Tabriz. It is reported that this Arg was a military castle. In the other hand, clerics stated that this place was a mosque in the past. This castle was manipulated by clerics to build another place as mosque for their prayers in this city. Its' height is 25 meters and is used as a suitable place for Friday prayers.
Kandovan village is a beautiful village with 2 hours distance from Tabriz. This village is the best place for finding natural scenery and beautiful environment. In this amazing village, there are animals such as sheep, donkeys, hens, cows, ducks, gooses, and birds. In this village, people do not behavior like cities. Village's women put on colorful Chadors and go out. Children freely play outside, shout, and laugh. Old man or Mullahs sit at the front of the houses and talk to each other and have fun there friendly.
If you would like to climb up the village locating between mountains, you should put on suitable shoes that do not bother you and do not hurt your feet. Knadovan village, this place full of natural surroundings is located on a top hil of Sahand Mountain.
In Sahand Mountain, there is a fresh river that passes through Kandovan village and makes this nice village more beautiful. If you look around the river, you will find some amazing springs on the top of the river. As stated by traditional people of the village, the water of these springs was used as a main cure for kidney diseases such as kidney stones.
If you look around in the city, you will think that you are in the village of fairy tales. The road that you pass through towards this village is full of beauty and natural scenery.
Days 6 & 7: Traveling to Hamedan
Hamedan province is a great city in the Middle Western of Iran. Now, we travel to this city to enjoy other beauties of Iran guide by Iran tour. Hamedan is a cold province in which there is a lot of snow and rain in September till the next 6 months. In addition, because it has a cold winter, you can see that this city has a pleasant summer and fresh air welcoming visitors and its people. This city is popular among Iranian for fresh air and enjoys nature. This city is the main place of growing raisins for about 1500 hectares of vineyards. It is well-known its Persian carpets and rugs after Kerman's carpets' industries.
In this city, there is a renowned tomb called Estero Mord Khay (Ester and Mord Khay) Tomb. This tomb is in the center of this city and was built by brick and stone. This tomb belongs to the queen of Shoosh. This tomb is pilgrimaged by Jewish and respected by Muslims.
In this city, we have an eminent philosopher that wrote 450 essays on a lot of subjects. This prominent figure is Avicenna. About 240 treatises from this philosopher are in access, but the rest have been lost. From these essays, nearly 40 essays are related to medicine. Visiting the tomb of this well-known figure is our option right now.
There is another famous site in Hamedan city that is known to Hegmatane Archeological Palace. This significant place dates back to the 6th BC. This building was structured in the "Medes" periods. In addition, in 614 BC, ‘Kiyakesar Madi’ and ‘Nabopolasar Baboli’ were in charge of structuring this building.
The next site that Gapatour suggests to you in Hamedan is Gonbad-e Alavian (or Masjid-e Alavian). This mosque dates back to the 12th century and was built in the Seljuk period.
There is the tomb of another famous figure named Baba Taher. The tomb of this popular poet is located in a park and has a lot of flowers and beautiful scenery around itself. This tomb has high respect and appreciation for Iranian and existing literature. His nickname is Baba Taher-e Oryan (The Naked). It has been reported that he was a wandering dervish. He has a lot of poems impressing every person interested in the literature.
The next site that we will visit in the afternoon is an amazing cave known as Ali Sadr Cave. The popularity of this cave is world-wide because it is the largest water cave in the world. Therefore, many visitors travel to Iran to visit this wonderful cave and take nice photos there. This cave is located in the north of Hamedan. This cave is in the middle of three provinces of Hamedan, Tehran, and Qom. That is why this city is the first destination of most Iranian people. For visiting this cave, there are pedal boats for visitors and tourists
Day 8: leave Hamedan and travel to Kermanshah
Kermanshah is a large city in the west of Iran. It has many populations speaking Kurdish language. It has a lot of attractive sites. This city has a rich culture and is an old city in Iran.
Taq-e Bostan is a complex of rock reliefs located in 6 km north-east of this city. In Taq-e Bostan, there is spring spreading in some pools.
In this place, you can see a relief that was depicted by king Khosrau II (591–628 CE) in Sassanid period. In this relief, Sassanid king was mounted on Shabdiz that was his interested charger. Iran tour guidance recommends you visiting this old place.
Bisotun(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
Bisotun means the place of God. It is an old inscription and old reliefs by Darius the Great on the top of Bisotun Mountain in Kermanshah province. This old inscription dates back to 522 BC. Its' height is 1300 meters. It is one of the most well-known sites in Eastern countries.
Zagros Paleolithic Museum:
Kermanshah has the first Paleolithic Museum in Iran. Zagros Paleolithic Museum is a complex of stone tools and fossil bones of animals from different sites of Iran.
Day 9,10: Ahwaz (Ahvaz) visiting by Iran tour
It is the time to leave Kermanshah and drive to Ahwaz about 470 km.
The names of "Avaz" and “Avaja” were found in Darius’s epigraph. In this city, the irrigation system was applied in the Sassanid period. As a result, there were some channels including Band-e Bala-rud, Band-e Mizan, Band-e Borj Ayar, and Band-e Khak. Ahvaz was a replacement name for Susa, the name of the capital of the Sassanid Empire. After that, its name was Khuzestan. Iran tour guides you to some interesting and impressive sites that are Susa and Daniel prophet tomb withal od Sassanid Empire. After that, its name was Khuzestan.
Shush (Susa) & Choqa Zanbil(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
The second city in visiting Khuzestan is Shush. A small city dates back to four thousand years ago. Shush was a rich center of Christian those days. In addition, it thrived in Sassanid Seleucid periods. After the invasion of Mangol, people left this city.
What has been remained from this ancient city is in the south of the modern Shush.
When you visit these ruins, you can see the Chateau de Morgan. It is a huge fortress defending French invasions in the past. These ruins include the wall of the Palace of Darius and some giant stones of the base of Apadana Hall.
There is another ancient site in this small town. The tomb of Daniel has attracted a lot of visitors from all over the world. Daniel was in the court of King Darius from (522-486 BC).
This city has another significant point that should be mentioned here. Susa was the old name of Shush. Esther that was the savior of Jewish people was born in this city in the sixth century. Therefore, it has been a pilgrimage site for Jewish people over from those years till the 13th century that was the start of Mangol's invasion. This tome you can see while visiting Susa was built in 1871.
Choqa Zanbil & Haft Tappeh(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
Haft Tappeh is an Elamite town close to the ziggurats of Choqa Zanbil, a well-known site inscribed to Iran in the world. Haft Tappeh or seven hills ruins date back to 3000 years ago. Museum found by UNESCO is an exhibition of archaeological works that represent art in this city in the past.
Shushtar(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
The next city Iran tour recommends you is Shushtar city. It is riverside and an amazing city. It is close to the Ziggurat at Choqa Zanbil. This city is known for its Waterchutes date back to 700 years ago. It has several shrines and mosques that are of respect importance for Iranian and Muslims.
The last site to visit will be Daniel's prophet tomb.
Day 11 & 12: Leave Khuzestan and visit Shiraz
Today we have 530 km towards for Fars province. Enjoy with two full days tour.
Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of Iran with respect to culture, ancient buildings, and prominent figures. It has high importance to UNESCO. It has been Iran's capital for some years and has a high position in representing the importance of Iran's culture for 2000 years so far.
Now, you have two days looking around in this beautiful and nice city with an old history.
Shiraz, this enlightened city is the center of Persian culture. It is full of natural gardens, bird gardens, and historical buildings that took the attention of many visitors from all over the world. This city is rich in introducing poet and poetry. The taste of Shiraz people in poetry has roots in the beautiful scenery it has.
It has been the capital of Iran in the Zand Dynasty(1751-1794). Start your first day by visiting Karim Khan palace, Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir that has an amazing structure by our old architectures, Nasir Almolk mosque.
Briefly, this mosque is a jewel of photographs, it is possible to take so many beautiful pictures here that will hypnotize you. This mosque was built during the Kadjar era, its name comes from the lord Nasir-ol-Molk who belonged to the Kadjar dynasty. This mosque is wonderful. The light that passes through reflects, mixes and finally forms unique rays in the mosque. The atmosphere in this place is incredibly positive, you feel comfortable from the moment you enter, something mysterious runs here.
This wonderful city is the birthplace of some prominent poets including Hafez and Sa’adi. In addition, there are some historical buildings dating back to 6000 years ago.
Hafez is one of great and impressive poets who attracted the attention of people following poets and poetry. The peace and romantic feeling is felt in his tomb.
The other renowned poet that is respected by Iranian is Sa’adi. This great poet has a lot of trips and travels to cities and other countries in the past. The results of his adventures were collected in two prominent books named Boustan and Golestan in verse and rhyme. His works are full of knowledge and feelings. You will have the time and chance to take a look at these Iranian prominent poets.
The next site that takes your attention is Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh. The other impressive site is the garden of Jahan Nama. This beautiful scenery attracts the attention of most visitors. The next site Iran tour suggests you is Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb. This city has some tourist places including Eram garden (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) which is full of natural flowers and trees and artificial pond flow through it. The next is Zand king palace and its complex.
Day 13 & 14:Visit Perpolis & Pasargad, Transfer to Kerman
Today have to leave Shiraz and Transfer to Kerman, before leaving this lovely city our especial visit for Today is Persepolis(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as of the seat of government but also, and primarily, as a showplace and a spectacular center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire such as Nowroz.
The next is Necropolis. Opposite the mountain of Rahmat, ten minutes driving to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid period.
- Pasargad (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
- Cyrus tomb (The king of kings)
- Naghshe Rostam
Then transfer to Kerman. This city is an important place of paleontologists for having many fossils from the past. This city was settled by humans in the 4th millennium B.C.
Now, Iran tour invites you for two days to look around in this city and have a good time from visiting beauties and culture of this province.
You will visit Salt Lake (Maharloo) and Bakhtegan Lake that are the main places of some types of scarce birds in the world. After that, you can have the chance of visiting Jame mosque located in Neiriz and Bahram-e- Goor. In addition, for visiting Bahram-e Goor, you should have pre-permission. Also, you will visit the race the Zebras in the past.
The next visiting site in Kerman is Bakhtegan Lake located in Fars province and close to the Neiriz city of Kerman province. This salt lake is the second largest salt lake in Iran having 350,000 hectares. Kor River flows through this lake. There are some dams on the Kor River resulting in the low flow of the water into the lake and increasing its saltiness, then leading to the death of flamingos and its scarce birds. Kerman province is the only city in Iran that has desert and due to this property, its people are clever in making many gardens and Qanats. Now, it is time to have a memorabilia night in Kerman while you can watch the beauty of night and stars in the sky.
After leaving Bam, the toy can take a look at Mahan for visiting the tomb of Shah Ne’emat Ollah-e-Vali that was one of the greatest Sufi leaders. Next, you can visit Shazdeh Garden or Prince’s Garden (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) that is close to the Mahan city. This is a historical garden located in the desert and has its unique beauty. Shazdeh garden has a wall around itself with a shape that looks like a rectangular. This garden due to its position in the desert has a special climate and unique beauty at nights in the desert.
Now, it is time to visit Arg-e-bam (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) and notice to the damages earthquake made t this historical site. It should be mentioned that it has been reconstructed a little after this disaster. There are some other historical sites in this city including amazing Rayen castle attracting many visitors every year.
Day 15: exciting Iran deserts
Have you ever walked in the desert?
Loot (LUT) Desert (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
If you want to experience Iran desert and watching sky and stars at nights, Loot desert is the best option for you. It is none the most amazing deserts in the world that UNESCO mentioned about its significance.
If you want to experience these beauties and camel riding in the desert, you can stay just for one night there in there. This desert is a large and salty desert in Iran covered by sand and 70 centigrade temperature. In this desert, you can see some Kaluts that are not found in any desert in the world. They are just inscribed to the Loot desert in its western part.
Day 16 & 17: visit Yazd (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
Now, it is time to depart from Kerman and its unique desert and then travel to Yazd, one of the oldest cities in Iran with its famous fire temples and the old religion. Yazd is famous for its unique Persian architecture for constructing Windcatchers. That is why this city is called the "Windcatecher city" of Iran. This city has an old history dating back to the Median Empire.
In addition, you will have the chance of visiting Mehriz village that is in the south of Yazd. Mehriz is a central district having 5 villages. It is believed that the name of Mehriz has its root in the beloved daughter of Anoushirvan, the Sassanid King. Mehriz is a famous and natural site in the Sassanid period. Saryazd is one of the most important places of Mehriz.
Saryazd has a strong castle defending the district during Sassanid period. The other historical site is caravanserai-e Saryazd that has been built during Seljuk and Safavid period.
The other sites you can visit in Yazd are Jame Mosque and also Tekiye Amir chakhmagh. Have a sweat night in Yazd.
Amir chakhmaq complex: one of the most beautiful Yazd structure biult in the 15th century.
Dolat Abad garden(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE): The unique and the masterpiece of Iran gardens built in 1750
Yazd as one of the oldest cities in the world and Iran was confined by Shirkooh and two unique deserts of Dasht-e-Kavir and Kavir-e-Loot. The most significant sites in this city are fire temples, religious places, beautiful mosques, Towers of Silence, and the wind. Stay in hotels of Yazd and enjoy your night.
Day 18 & 19: visiting Isfahan guided
Now, it is time to leave Yazd by Iran tour and drive to Isfahan that is 5 hours distant from Yazd. We will be for 1 day and half of a day in this beautiful city.
Isfahan, this city has an amazing power in attracting visitors from all over the world, especially for its historical Islamic archeology. Isfahan is famous for its wonderful garden palaces. It is believed that this city has its history during Tahmoures or Keykavous Empires.
This city is known as "Half of the World" because of its fascinating sites. In the first day, we have the chance of visiting Imam Square or Naqsh-e-Jahan (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE), Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace, Chehel Sutoon (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE), the palace that has twenty columns and a big pool in front of it, so the reflection of the columns on the pool makes it resemble like forty columns that is why they call this palace (Chehel means forty and Sutoon means column). and Hasht Behesht Palaces. If we have time, we will visit one of the most famous Bazaars in Iran. This Bazaar is full of well-known artworks from Isfahan people. You pass your night in Isfahan.
One of the most renowned places that Iran tour recommends you is visiting a famous Mosque in Isfahan that is called "Jame" mosque (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). This well-known mosque having all the art evolutions of Islamic countries is the best option for every tourist that selects Iran tour. In this mosque, you can see all the art works from the past to these days.
Then we will visit Vank Church which is one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world and will undoubtedly capture the attention of every Christian.
Our second day is this beautiful city is continued by seeing Menar Jomban, Sufi tomb that is well-known for its minarets that are shaking.
In addition, Isfahan has some beautiful and historic bridges that capture the attention of all visitors because you can take nice photos with these bridges. In the end, you can have free time in the evenings and you can have good purchases in this nice city. After relaxing in the hotel booked by the Iran tour, you can have a good night in Isfahan by walking along Zayyandeh River.
Day 20 & 21: visiting Kashan
While you are traveling to Kashan, a toy will have the chance of visiting a nice and amazing village of Abyaneh that is located close to the Mount Karkas. This village has high importance for UNESCO. In this small village, you can see its native people speaking with a special accent, dressing in Persian styles.
This delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir is one of Iran's most alluring destinations. It not only boasts a cluster of architectural wonders, an atmospheric covered bazaar, and a Unesco recognized garden, but it also offers some of central Iran's best of the traditional Iran hotels.to name some let’s say: Ehsan traditional hotel, Manouchehri House, Ameri House, Mahinestan-e Raheb, Negin residential complex, and Noghli house.
During the Seljuk period (AD 1051–1220) Kashan became famous for its textiles, pottery, and tiles, reaching high levels of accomplishment in each of these cottage industries. Currently, local textile artisans are enjoying something of a renaissance of interest in their work, but mechanization has largely led to the demise of this ancient craft. Today the town is more widely known as a major center for the production of rose water, which is sold at outlets around the main tourist attractions and at dedicated stores in the bazaar.
In this city, houses are magnificent
Kashan has many close to 50 magnificent houses that are part of the countries historical heritage currently. Be sure to visit as many as you can while in Kashan.
Known as the bride of Iranian houses is the Tabatabai house. Seyed Jafar Tabatayi a successful carpet merchant constructed this masterpiece in 1834.The one a kind Borujerdis Old House was built nearly 130 years ago by a famous merchant named Haj Seyed Jafar Borujerdi from Natanz. This house is known as the symbol of Kashan architecture. Several of these houses have been renovated to guest houses, which you can see the list and pictures of the houses here. Be sure to check these marvelous houses.
To sum the joy of architecture in this city, let's point to the Fin Garden. Bagh-e Shah, the Kings Garden (also known as the Bagh-e Tarikhi-e Fin or Bagh-e Amir Kabir) at Fin 6 km to the southwest, and perhaps the finest surviving example in Iran, creates the contrast between the Kavir region and the greenery of the well-tended oasis below the adjoining Karkass mountain. A major part of Kashan's water was supplied by the perennial source of Suleimanieh spring in the garden. Amirkabir one of the biggest Iran ministers were assassinated in1852 in this garden.
Not just visiting all up mentioned places means you ended the Kashan learning, this city has its own very special school and philosophy. To get more familiar with Kashan follow our social media, please.
We will visit also an underground city with an amazing and long history(Nooshabad)
Day 22: depart Iran
On this day, you will be transferred to the international airport in Iran by Gapatour and leave this country with a memorable trip.