Day 1 & 2 : welcome, Say hello to Tehran
Our guide, who is carrying our logo on a card (transfer information) is waiting at the airport hall for you.
Don’t worry for anything at all, everything can be rescheduled, depending on the time of your arrival and the duration of your flight to Iran, we will make sure, two things happen, first, you will have time to rest enough and second, you will not miss any excited place to see and thing to do.
Tehran, this megapolis, includes all kinds of attractions any city dreams of. Including historical palaces, bringing you to the era of carriages with beautiful Qajari princesses in them, streets full of restaurants and mini cafes and van cafes, from the beginning of the street to the end, the joy of tasting delicious food is flowing.
Our tour includes a whole package of below types of places and stuff if you have something special in your mind that you want your travel to Iran have, tell your tour guide or your Iran tour operators.
1-one of Tehran luxury Palaces,Sa’ad Abad or Golestan(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) Complex with an immense area of 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which we will visit).
2- National museum:The biggest Iran museum with many historical items and tousends of history.
3- 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.
4-Taabiaat 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.
5- Grand bazaar
6- Also a night tour to Tehran highways and light full streets will be definitely in the plan.
7- Carpet museum
8-We will visit a world of jewels in a priceless Crown Jewels Museum one of which is one of the two greatest diamonds, Darya-e-Noor (sea of light).
All up-mentioned suggestions, are just the sort of the categories we are about to see, you may read about them all in our other articles or just tap on the button “Follow” on our Instagram page, as: Gapatour, then you can choose the options of your Iran tour packages among the thousands of places in Tehran, for now, and for the rest of the cities in your travel to Iran.
Two floor highway, Sadr, is the way from the biggest tunnel in Tehran, Niyayesh to Andarzgoo, where in the middle of the night is full of the young and happy people, surfing through the street and its perfectly designed modern restaurants, all you might here is laughter and song sounds which end to driving with the highest legal speed to the hotel.
Our tour in this lovely city will take two days and you are going to see yourself that it was such a short time. To know more about our beautiful Tehran, as we said already follow our social media pages or read our other articles on this website.
Day 3,4 : flying to the city of poems and the scent of orangeries,flying to Shiraz
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport and flight to SHIRAZ, transfer to your hotel and get rest. Start your half-day city tour and one full-day tour, enjoy from one of the most historical cities in the world.
Iran Shiraz Mansion Shapouri
Shiraz has a reputation as an enlightened city that has been at the center of Persian culture for more than 2,000 years and was at one time the country’s capital.
Shiraz is crowned as the heartland of Persian culture and this city of sophistication will never fail to conjure up images of roses and nightingales, gardens and poetry. Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz when it was the capital of Iran during the Zand Dynasty(1751-1794). Be inspired by the glorious Karim Khan palace, the splendid Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops, NasirAlmolk 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 gorgeous city in the province of Fars is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa’adi and historical sites from different eras stretching back 6,000 years ago can be found. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding. Sa’adi is a poet, philosopher, and mystic who is known as the father of an alternative tourist. About seven previous centuries he traveled to different countries and cities. Then he collected all his experiences in verse and Rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan. These two books give you Lots of inspiration and information. We will get a chance to pay homage to tombs of these great poets.
In the evening, we will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at its beauties. Take a stroll through the JahanNama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars. Finally, visit the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will perpetuate in our mind.
- Eram garden(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
- Hafez tomb
- Saadi tomb
- Zand king palace and complex
This nice-smelling city is full of flowers and gardens and imaginary houses in them. The most formal tree is Citrus aurantium or in other words, the sour orange tree. The smelling in any season is really mesmerizing. But the garden that has been ranked as the seventh most beautiful garden in the world is Eram Garden(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). It need a big article itself and cannot be summarized in here, you can read about it further in our Iran gardens article.
Day 5: Visiting Persepolis & Necropolis ,Transfer to Kerman
Today have to leave Shiraz and Transfer to Kerman, before leave this lovely city our especail 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 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)
En route, visit Salt Lake (Maharloo) and Bakhtegan Lake which are important habitats for the scarce birds. Then pay a visit to jame’ Mosque in Neiriz and Bahram-e- Goor protected area (if you are interested to visit Bahram-e- Goor protected area we should make pre-arrangements and permission.) and if possible visit the decadent race of Iranian Zebra.Stay overnight in Kerman.
Day 6: Visiting Mahan, Bam, Rayen
Today we will depart for Bam(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) and along the way have a short stop in Mahan. Mahan is well-known for the tomb of Shah Ne’emat Ollah-e-Vali, the great Sufi leader, as well as Shazdeh Garden or Prince Garden(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). Shazdeh Garden (Prince’s Garden) is a historical Persian garden located near (6km away from) Mahan which is one of the samples of building a garden in the heart of the desert. The garden is 5.5 hectares with a rectangular shape and a wall around it. It consists of an entrance structure and gate at the lower end and a two-floor residential structure at the upper end. The distance between these two is ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land. The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of a suitable natural climate.
After that, visit the remains and also the reconstructed parts of the earthquake-stricken Arg-e-Bam (Bam Citadel) which still attracts the attention of the enthusiasts. And also other most visited sites during previous years. En route, pay a visit to Rayen castle which is a good replica for Bam citadel. The Rayen castle is a beautiful and wonderful castle which will surely attract you. Stay overnight in Kerman
Day 7: Yazd, Kervansaray
After breakfast and checking out your hotel we will complete your tour and sightseeing of Kerman.
leave Kerman and drive to Yazd visit Zeinoddin, a Safavid Caravanserai in the heart of desert which is restored in the best way possible and got 2 awards from UNESCO in 2005 and 2006.
Day 8: Visiting Yazd
Yazd(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE), the oldest adobe city in the world which is surrounded by the 4000m summit of Shirkooh and two majestic deserts of Iran, Dasht-e-Kavir, and Kavir-e-Loot. This ancient city is furnished with mosques of stunning beauty. The co-existence of the splendid fire temples and the holy sites of different religions astonish every visitor.
Today enjoy with an exciting and full day tour in Yazd.
- Old jail
- Fire temple: The oldest Persian religion(Zoroastrian)
- Amir chakhmaq complex: one of the most beautiful Yazd structures built in the 15th century.
- Dolat Abad Garden(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE): The unique and the masterpiece of Iran gardens built in 1750
- the wind Towers
- Towers of Silence
Overnight stay in a city hotel.
Day 9,10 : Isfahan
Leave YAZD and drive to Isfahan (3hours).
Our estimated time to visit Isfahan is a full day, in this tour, but if you think you need more time in this city please let you Iran tour operators know so that they can customize your Iran tour packages.
This city is revived by the works of contemporary artists. Isfahan prides itself on having fascinating historical garden palaces. Legendries have said that the city was founded at the time of Tahmoures King or Keykavous King, these two kings were really in those days of ancient and golden Iran when they were almost the kind of the whole world.
You may read all the true stories of those days being said again like a poem by Iran biggest poem, Ferdowsi. you can visit the tomb on the tours that include Mashhad.
And because of Isfahan glories, the city has gotten the title of “Half of the World” they call it themselves, Isfahan Nesf-e-Jahan when you say it, it sounds like a poem.
Our full-day tour includes the world biggest square, recently named Imam Square but originally named as Naqsh-e-Jahan(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE), which means the picture of the whole world (shows the glory of the square doesn’t it?).
We will tour the architectural marvels of Sheikh Lotfollah mosque and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace all placed around the square.
After that walk through the nice-smelling pavements to 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). Hasht Behesht Palaces may be our next destination.
Many of Iran souvenirs, especially the ones which are more crafty and more complicated are from Isfahan so don’t miss to visit its Bazaar. And the most delicious souvenir is Gaz, the unforgettable sweet.
Our tour will be including:
Jame mosque (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE): Isfahan’s Jame’ mosque holds in itself the passage of several centuries of historical Islamic evolution. This mosque is a gallery of Islamic architecture in which the progress of the architecture from the outset of Islam until recent times are evident
Vank church: 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.
Day 11: One Last City Before The Living Thoughts Begin, Kashan
While you are traveling to Kashan, the 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 Kashans 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.
Day 12: Transfer to IKA art Iran .dep
Today we will be transferred to IKA on the way visit Qom (if it is possible), Depart