Art of Iran – 10 Days
Iran, the former Persia, is a country in transition. Its culture dates back to the beginnings of human civilization. The turquoise tiled domes of the mosques are from the Islamic era as colorful buds in the centers of ancient cities. Against this background, you will experience a surprisingly modern country that trying to connect with the world of the 21st century after years of isolation. The bustling capital of Tehran, we visit as well as the cultural treasures in the highlands and the paradise gardens of Shiraz.
Tehran Qom Kashan Isfahan Yazd shiraz Tehran
- compact, 10-days tour to the classic highlights of Iran
- the former city of poem Shiraz & Isfahan, the Pearl of the Orient
- Desert city of Yazd with its wind towers
- historic ruins of Persepolis & Pasargadae (both UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Detail of Itinerary:
Day 1: Tehran – Arrival day
After your arrival at the IKA airport, your tour guide will greet you; transfer to your hotel, O/N in Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran
Experience a relaxed breakfast on a city tour, the multifaceted metropolis and discover the modern and vibrant life of the Iranian capital! Today you are start the day with a walk through the impressive Golestan palaces (UNESCO World Heritage Site) then go to the National Archaeological museum you will get an initial overview of the millennia old history and culture of Iran. Then visit the crown jewels museum with one of the world`s most important gem collections. Afterward, stroll through the modern and lively Tehran! For dinner go to Darband Mountain, O/N in Tehran.
Day 3: Qom – Kashan
On the road from Tehran to Kashan, we will stop in Qom second – holiest city in Iran after Mashhad, Qom is home the magnificent Hazrat-e Masumeh shrine. This shrine is the physical and spiritual center of Qom, Afterward we will continue our excursion in the former merchant houses and Borujerdi and Tabatabai. One attraction is also the Fin Garden, a perfect example of Persian garden design, O/ N in Kashan.
Day 4: Abyaneh – Isfahan
On the road from Abeyanh to Isfahan, visit the Mountain village of Abeyanh. The small town is known for its red Clay houses that cling to the steep mountainside. Then in the late afternoon you will reach to Isfahan, O/N in Isfahan.
Day 5: Isfahan
Today you will discover the enchanting Isfahan with its turquoise domes, imposing palaces, mosques and mausoleums what a fairytale scenery! Enjoy from the terrace of the Ali-Qapu Palace fabulous views on one of the most beautiful places of the Orient: the Meydan-e Imam Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Immerse yourself then into the labyrinth of the colorful Bazaar, O/N in Isfahan.
Day 6: Meybod – Nain – Yazd
Today you will continue your journey along the great desert Dasht-e-Kavir, which was once crossed by large caravans. In Meybod you can stop and visit the Sassanid fortress Narin Qaleh, the icehouse and the caravanserai. Along the legendary ancient Silk Road, then you will reach in – undoubtedly one of the famous Mud-brick cities in Iran, O/N in Yazd.
Day 7: Yazd
Today you will visit the fire temple and the Friday mosque of the city, which contains the impressive entrance and curving arcades. Afterwards, stroll through the Dowlatabad Garden with the Wind Tower Pavilion and then we will stroll through the old city next traditional martial arts demonstration in Zurkhaneh house, O/N in Yazd .
Day 8: Abarkuh – Pasargad
This morning drive From Yazd to Shiraz, we will first stop in Abarkuh visit traditional house of Aghazadeh, then we will continue our excursion of Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site) more about King Cyrus the Great and the Achaemenid Empire, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 9: Persepolis – Naghsh-e-Rostam
In the present day you come to a highlight of your trip: the splendid ruins Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the former capital of the empire of the Achaemenids and venue of world history. The imposing colonnades and fantastic reliefs suggest still points to the once brilliant explanatory and ostentatious royal city. Let us take you to the 2,500 year history of, and visit the set in to the cliff tombs in Naghsh-e-Rostam. After you go to Shiraz visit the Vakil complex in Shiraz, in the late afternoon Fly from Shiraz to Tehran, O/N in Tehran.
Day 10: Departure
In the early morning you will be driven to the IkA airport in Tehran and will fly back to your country.
- Iran visa administration
- 9 nights in a double room with bath or shower and toilet as described
- Transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles
- Entrance fees according to Program
- Accompanying by professional English-speaking, local guide for whole tour