Day 1: Arriving in Tehran & start of tour
On your pre-dawn arrival at Tehran airport, you will be met by our representative, who will direct and transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before our morning tour of Tehran commences.
Our tour begins with a trip to the Archeological Museum, one of the rare places in the world where we have the special opportunity to visit and experience the “evolution of mankind” through the marvelous display of historical relics.
Afterwards, we will visit a world of jewels in the priceless Crown Jewels Museum one of which includes 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. We will also be given an insight into the history of these carpets. Stay overnight in Tehran.
- Archeological Museum
- Jewelry museum
- Carpets museum
Attention: The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums.
Day 2: visiting Tehran, fly to Shiraz
A morning visit to Sa'ad Abad Complex with an immense area of 1,100,000 square meters and 18 magnificent historical palaces (2 of which we will visit). Our Tehran excursion will end at the Ceramic Museum where we will be able to witness its construction with glorious ancient archaeology. Then we leave the hotel for a tasty Iranian lunch in a traditional restaurant. Afterwards we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Shiraz. On the way to the hotel we will pay a visit to Shah e Cheragh. This is one of the most beautiful shrines in Iran with its beautiful dome, wonderful lighting and Mirror-work . Stay overnight in Shiraz.
- Sa’ad abad complex
- Ceramic museum
- Shah e cheragh shrine
Day 3: visiting Shiraz
Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz, Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops, and the Nasir Almolk mosque. Next, we will stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz.
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 tourism. About seven previous centuries he travelled to different countries and cities. Then he collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan.
In the evening, we will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at its beauties. We will take a stroll through the Jahan Nama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars. Finally we will visit the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will remain in our mind.
- Vakil complex(vakil mosque, vakil bazar, saray e moshir)
- Hafez and sa’adi tomb
- Ali ebn hamze shrine
- Jahan nama & delgosha garden
- Khajoy e kermani tomb
Day 4: drive toward Isfahan via Persepolis & Necropolis
Our visit 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.
Next is Necropolis. Opposite the mountain of Rahmat, ten minutes 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 periods.
Then drive toward Isfahan and stay overnight.
Day 5: visiting Isfahan
Our full day tour includes the famed Imam Square (Naqsh-e-Jahan), a huge square second in the world to Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Tour the architectural marvels of Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace, Chehel Sutoon and Hasht Behesht 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.
Isfahan 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 in having fascinating historical garden palaces. Legend has it that the city was founded at the time of Tahmoures and because of its glories has been entitled “Half the World”.
- Naqshe jahan square(sheikh lotfollah mosque, Imam mosque, Aliqapu palace)
- Chehel sotoon and hasht behesh garden and palace
- Isfahan bazaar
Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Day 6: visiting Isfahan
Isfahan’s Jame' mosque displays several centuries of historical Islamic evolution. This mosque is a gallery of Islamic architecture in which the progress of architecture from the outset of Islam till recent times is 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 Monar Jomban, the tomb of a Sufi with its shaking minarets and some historical bridges. Evening is free at leisure.
- Jame mosque
- Vank church
- Monar janban
- Isfahan bridge
Day 7: driving to Kashan via Abyaneh
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 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.
Next, visit Tabatabaiha and Borojerdiha houses in Kashan and some other historical places specially chosen by our tour guide and be acquainted with the previous century’s architecture, the Qajar era.
- Abyaneh village
- Tabatabaiha and borojerdiha houses
Stay overnight in Kashan.
Day 8: Transfer to IKA (195 km), depart Iran
Today visit Qom (if it is possible) before being transfered to IKA, Depart Iran the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories.
- Invitation letter for Iranian visa
- 8 nights stay in hotels
- 8 days transportation across Iran
- Experienced English speaking guide for 8 days
- Breakfast and lunch
- Domestic flights
- All entrance fees
- Transfer by guide