Travel around Iran – 15 Days
Iran is now one of the most popular destinations in Central Asia – and rightly so. Iran has been home to organized urban settlements since at least 4000 BC and even from those times the history of Iran has been intertwined with the history of the region as a whole. The country faces several thousand years back story and captivates the traveler with sumptuous palaces, madras’s and magnificent Persian gardens.
On this trip you will see the highlights of the country in two weeks. Experience eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the world famous cities Susa, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz as well as the magnificent ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae. Enjoy delights of cordial nature of the people and Persian cuisine.
Tehran Hamadan Kermanshah Ahwaz Shiraz Yazd Isfahan Tehran
*15-day tour with the highlights of Iran
* Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among others in Ahvaz, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Isfahan
* Stunning landscapes between mountains and desert
*Magnificence Persian Gardens: Eram Garden, Dolat-Abad Garden and Chehel-Sotun Garden
* Delights of Persian cuisine
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: Hamedan
Drive to Hamedan which was known in classical times as Ecbatana. It was once one of the ancient world`s greatest cities. Visit today the pompous mausoleum of the famous physician and philosopher Avicenna. On the Hegmataneh Hill was once the ancient city of the Medes, then you will go to Tomb tower of Esther & Mordekhai belonging 14th century was once Iran`s most important Jewish pilgrimage site, O/N in Hamedan.
Day 4: Kermanshah
On the way from Hamedan to Kermanshah visit the Anahita temple in Kangavar, Then in Bisotun visit the famous Darius relief (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and in Kermanshah city visit the glamorous Taq-e-Bostan, its caves and ornate rock carvings.
Day 5: Ahwaz
On the way from Kermanshah to Ahwaz You drive through a varied landscape of deep gorges across plateaus to high mountain peaks. They make both a stop at the ancient city of Susa and in the temple complex of Chogha Zanbil (Both UNESCO World Heritage Site) and show you in small villages the rural life of the inhabitants, O/N in Ahwaz.
Day 6: Bishapur – Shiraz
On the way you pass Khuzestan province, which is considered an important oil center of the country. Afterward we pass the impressive high valleys of the Zagros Mountains too. Now you reach the palaces and reliefs of ancient Sassaniden city Bishapur. In the evening, you will reach to your destination, the oasis city of Shiraz, O/N in Shiraz.
Day 7: Shiraz
Shiraz, the “city of love, roses and nightingales”, as it is also popularly known, is now at the center of traveling. 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 8: Persepolis – Naghsh-e-Rostam –Shiraz
In this day of your trip, you will reach 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 9: Pasargadea – Yazd
On the way from Shiraz to Yazd, you can visit the high light of your trip: the splendid ruins of Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site), more about King Cyrus the Great and the ancient Persian Empire. Then we are continue our excursion by visiting Aghazadeh traditional house In the evening, reach their destination, the oasis city of Yazd, O/N in Yazd.
Day 10: Yazd
Full day tour of the ancient city of Yazd the desert city is the center of the Zoroastrian religion, visiting Tower of silence fire Temple, Amir Chakhmagh square and Islamic theatre. Then we will go to the Dowlatabad garden with its wind tower pavilion forms a pleasant contrast to the desert city.
Day 11: Nain – Isfahan
Drive to Nain, along the way you will cross the great desert Dasht-e Kavir. Nain is famous for its ornate handmade carpets and the Friday Mosque. In the late afternoon you reach Isfahan; one of the most beautiful cities in Iran! Round off the day with a relaxing stroll on Zayande Rud River along the historic bridges.
Day 12: 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.
Day 13: Isfahan
Starting another wonderful day in Isfahan, we start in the morning by visiting the Friday mosque followed by forty columns palace. We will then visit Vank Cathedral and the Armenian quarter of the city. We will then head to the banks of Zayande Rud River, the soul of the city.
Day 14: Kashan – Qom
On the way to visit Tehran, we will visit Kashan; spend some time in the former merchant houses and Borujerdi and Tabatabai. Another attraction is also the Fin Garden, a perfect example of Persian garden design. Then continue the way to Qom. In Qom, you can have a dinner and rest, O/N in Qom.
Day 15: Departure
In the early morning you will be driven to the IKA airport in Tehran and fly back to your country.
- Iran Visa Administration
- 14 nights in a double room with shower or bath / WC as described
- Visits incl. Entrance fees lt. Program
- Accompanying by professional English-speaking, local guide for whole tour