Day 1 and 2 : Arriving Tehran, Visiting Tehran
Upon your pre-dawn arrival at Tehran airport, you will be cordially received by our representative carrying our logo show card (transfer information) who will direct and transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before our morning tour of Tehran commences. Tehran, a modern megalopolis, prides itself in having unique museums with immense and unrivaled collections and artifacts dating from the earliest onset of history to the present era.
Our tour begins with a trip to the Archeological Museum, one of the rare places in the world where we will have the special opportunity to visit and experience the “evolution of mankind” through the marvelous display of historical relics.
Next on the agenda is our very much-awaited chance to savor the distinctive flavor of Iranian cuisine.
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).
At the end of the day, we will get a chance to see a variety of Persian hand-woven carpets and rugs in the Carpet Museum which houses more than 100 spectacular pieces from all over Iran. On top of that, we will also be given an insight into the history of these carpets. Stay overnight in Tehran.
Visit Sa’ad Abad or Golestan Complex with an immense area of 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which we will visit). This palace was built by the Pahlavi dynasty and it will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on us. And our Tehran excursion will end at the Ceramic Museum where we will be able to witness its construction with glorious ancient archaeology.
Iran Tehran Golestan palace(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
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.
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.
If you have enough time during your two days tour you get more places to visit like:
- Old bazaar
- Jamshidyeh park in norths mountain
Attention: The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, the preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums.
DAY 3&4: fly to Shiraz, visiting 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&6: visiting Perspolis, Pasargad… transfer to Yazd(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) and visiting Yazd.
Iran Shiraz Perspolis(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE)
Our excursion for Today is Persepolis. 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 centre 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
After finishing the tour, transfer to Yazd and visit some sites then check-in your hotel and get rest.
Yazd, 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 next day,The co-existence of the splendid fire temples and the holy sites of different religions astonish every visitor. In the afternoon the Fire Temple, Towers of Silence, the wind Towers in the old part of the city will be visited. Overnight stay in city hotel.
- Old jail
- Fire temple:The oldest Persian religion(Zoroastrian)
- Amir chakhmaq complex:one of the most beautiful Yazd structure biult in the 15th century.
- Dolat abad garden(UNESCO HERITAGE SITE):The unique and masterpiece of Iran gardens built in 1750
DAY 7&8: transfer to Isfahan, visiting Isfahan.
Iran Isfahan Si-o-sehpol Bridge
Today leave YAZD and drive to Isfahan (3hours), arrive in ISFAHAN and enjoy with one and half day city tour in this beautiful city.
The legendary city which never fails to enchant its visitors is the pearl of traditional Islamic archeology. This city is revived by the works of contemporary artists. Isfahan prides itself on having fascinating historical garden palaces. Legend has it that the city was founded at the time of Tahmoures or Keykavous and because of its glories has been entitled “Half the World”. Our full-day tour includes the famed Naqsh-e-Jahan (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE), a huge square second in the world to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Tour the architectural marvels of Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace, ChehelSutoon and HashtBehesht Palaces, and also visit one of the most famous bazaars in Iran, where we can purchase the arts & crafts for which Isfahan is so well renowned. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Isfahan’s Jame’ mosque (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE) 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 till recent times are evident. 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 day will conclude with a visit to MonarJomban, the tomb of a Sufi with its shaking minarets and some historical bridges. The evening is free at leisure.
DAY 9&10: transfer to KASHAN, visiting Kashan.
Today we leave Isfahan and drive to KASHAN (3 hours). This small city has a long history.
On the way to Kashan, we will visit the UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh, located at the foot of Mount Karkas and in the vicinity of the desert. Appreciate the serenity of this quaint village with its splendid archaeology and meet the dwellers who speak, live and dress in the original Persian style. the highest quality of rose water in the world is here
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 (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). 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 Karkas 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 at 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 11: Departure
Transfer to IKIA (2 hours) international airport for flight back home.