Best of Iran – 12 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 Shiraz Yazd Isfahan Kashan Qom Tehran
- Compact, 12-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. Then stroll through the modern and lively Tehran! For dinner go to Darband Mountain, O/N in Tehran.
Day 3: Tehran Shiraz
A Half day tour of the capital, visit the great palace Saad Abad that once the Shah was the summer residence. These include the White palace and Green palace, in the late afternoon you fly From Tehran to Shiraz, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 4: Persepolis – Naghsh – e – Rostam
In its present day trips 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 return to Shiraz, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 5: Shiraz
Shiraz, the “city of love, roses and nightingales”, as it is also popularly known, is now at the center of its travel. Let yourself seduce in the magnificent gardens of Eram garden of the fragrant rose fields and enjoy the fascinating interplay of water, light and shadow, for the Persian gardens (UNESCO World Heritage Site) are famous. The grave monument of the popular poet Hafez is pilgrimage for many lovers. Listen to your guide who recites to you the poems in English and Persian, and immerse yourself in the world of Persian poetry. The Ali Ebn –e- Hamzeh Mosque impressed with your flashing interior decoration of mirror mosaics, creating a unique atmosphere. Later, stroll through the narrow streets of the Vakil Bazaar, located in the historic center. You will be enchanted by the many scents of the orient and visit to conclude with a essences manufacturer, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 6: Abarkuh-Yazd
This morning drive in Yazd, we will first stop in Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site) more about King Cyrus the Great and the altpersich Empire, then we will continue our excursion of Abarkuh visit traditional house of Aghazadeh in the late afternoon arrive in Yazd, 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 Zurkaneh house, O/N in yazd.
Day 8 : Meybod – Nain – Isfahan
Today you will continue your journey along the great desert Dasht – e – kavir, which was once crossed by large caravans. In Meybood you can stop and visit the Sassanid fortress Narin Qaleh, the icehouse and the caravanserai. Along the legendary ancient Silk Road then reach the small town of Nain which is famous for its finest silk carpets. But the Jame Mosque, the oldest mosque in the country from the 11th century, will leave you in awe. In the late afternoon you reach Isfahan – undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Iran, O/N in Isfahan.
Day 9: 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 10: Abyaneh – Kashan
On the road from Isfahan to Tehran, visit the Mountain village of Abyaneh. The small town is known for its red Clay houses that cling to the steep mountainside. Our next stop will be the attractive small oasis city of Kashan, 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 11: Qom – Tehran
Today drive to Tehran, En route we will stop in Qom second – holiest city after Mashhad, Qom is home the magnificent Hazrat-e Masumeh shrine. This shrine is the physical and spiritual center of Qom, Afterwards arrive in Tehran, O/N in Tehran.
Day 12: 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
- 11 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