12 days

Persian Journey Tour

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Tour Overview

12 day Deluxe quality tour from $4,803

Iran

Visiting - Tehran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Nagsh-e Rostam, Pasargadae, Yazd, Isfahan, Abyaneh, Kashan

Activities - Culture, History, Nature, Photography, Architecture

Group size - 2 to 15 guests

Tour Highlights

  • Tehran
  • Shiraz
  • Persepolis
  • Nagsh-e Rostam
  • Pasargadae
  • Yazd
  • Isfahan
  • Abyaneh
  • Kashan

ARRIVAL IN TEHRAN

Day 1
dinner

Upon your arrival at Tehran International Airport, you will be received, welcomed and transferred to your Hotel for check-in and rest.

Overnight in Tehran.

TEHRAN, SHIRAZ

Day 2
breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit the Abgineh and National Museums--the finest museums in Iran-- where you'll view a fantastic collection of ancient Persian Civilization artifacts. Later, we will visit the wonderful complex of structures at Golestan Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the evening, we will escort you to the airport to hop a short flight to Shiraz.

Overnight in Shiraz.

Golestan Palace - Tehran - Private Luxury Tour

SHIRAZ

Day 3
breakfast

Today we will explore Shiraz, the ancient Capital of the Persian Empire. Our visits will include the Eram Garden (housed in the Shiraz Botanical Garden), the Narenjestan (Qavam) House, the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, the Khan Theological School, the Hafez and Saadi (the two most revered Persian Poets) Shrines, the Vakil Complex (Mosque and Bazaar) and the astonishing mirror decorations of the Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine.

Overnight in Shiraz.

SHIRAZ, PERSEPOLIS, YAZD

Day 4
breakfast

After a hearty and delicious breakfast, we will today set out on a road-trip to Yazd. En route we will visit the Qu’ran Gate, Persepolis (an impressive palace-complex inspired by Mesopotamian architecture and built around 500 B.C.), the ancient, Royal Necropolis of Naqsh-e- Rustam, and Pasargadae, where the iconic Tomb of Cyrus the Great is located. Upon arrival in Yazd, check-in at your Hotel for dinner and rest.

Overnight in Yazd.

the Pink Mosque - Shiraz - Private Luxury Tour

YAZD

Day 5
breakfast

Yazd, one of the oldest cities in the world, is like a living museum. Today we will investigate its mysterious, narrow alleys, marvel at its windcatchers (a traditional Persian architectural element used to create a cooling, natural ventilation in buildings) and witness silk-weaving workshops where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms.

Overnight in Yazd.

YAZD, ISFAHAN

Day 6
breakfast

In the morning we will continue to (on foot) explore this ancient city: Among today’s stops are a Zoroastrian Fire Temple, where a sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and which is now a pilgrimmage site (Zoroastrianism had been the predominant Persian religion until the Arabs brought Islam to Iran). We then visit the Towers of Silence, which served as a Zoroastrian burial venue. In the afternoon, we will drive to Isfahan, where upon arrival you will check-in to your Hotel and enjoy a succulent supper.

Overnight in Isfahan.

the City of the Persians - Persepolis - Private Luxury Tour

ISFAHAN

Day 7
breakfast

In the morning we will visit Imam Square (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the massive plaza in the center of Isfahan which houses four historic attractions: the Imam Mosque (covered throughout with intricate turquoise tiles), The Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (containing the famous and unique 17th Century Mosaics), the Grand Palace of Ali Qapu (the first ‘skyscraper’ of Iran, boasting seven floors and rising to 48 meters in height) and the Isfahan Bazaar. In the afternoon, we will visit both the Si-o-Se Pol (meaning “thirty three”, and referring to the number of its arches) and Khaju Bridges, which span majestically across the Zayanderud River.

Overnight in Isfahan.

ISFAHAN

Day 8
breakfast

Today we will visit Jolfa (Isfahan’s Armenian quarter) and the Vank Cathedral (erected in 1606), as well as the grand, congregational Jameh “Friday” Mosque. We later stop at the Monar Jonban (meaning “the shaking minarets”) and the Chehel Sotoun Pavillion (also known as “forty-column palace”) with its impressive pool and fountain as well as its exquisite wall paintings.

Overnight in Isfahan.

the Tomb of Cyrus the Great - Pasargadae - Private Luxury Tour

ISFAHAN, ABYANEH

Day 9
breakfast

In the morning we will drive to Abyaneh, an ancient, fascinating village, where little has changed for several centuries and where colorfully dressed locals and mud-brick houses dot the landscape. En route we will visit the Sheikh Abdolsamad Mosque in Natanz.

Overnight in Abyaneh.

ABYANEH, KASHAN, TEHRAN

Day 10
breakfast

Today, as we continue on back toward Tehran, we will visit Kashan, a city well known for its distinctive ancient dwellings, the Fin Garden Complex (and its infamous bath) and its Bazaar, where merchants sell the famous Kashi Carpets. We will also take a peek at the Tabatabaei Residence (and its sumptuously appointed interior and magnificent gardens) an pass the Holy City of Qom before arriving in Tehran.

Overnight in Tehran.

the Ali Qapu Palace - Isfahan - Private Luxury Tour

TEHRAN

Day 11
breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit the Niavaram Palace and Complex and the Saad Abad Palace, and, in the afternoon, the dazzling Jewelry Museum and Azadi Square, proudly displaying the stunning Shahyad Tower.

Overnight in Tehran.

TEHRAN, DEPARTURE

Day 12
breakfast

After a hearty breakfast and check-out from your Hotel, we will escort you to Tehran International Airport for your return flight home.

End of Services.

What's included

  • Licensed English-speaking Professional Tour Guide
  • All Transports and Transfers
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing in the itinerary
  • Meals as shown in itinerary

Extras

  • International or Domestic air tickets
  • Airport porters
  • Tips for Guide and Drivers
  • Any items not mentioned in the program

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight StaysAccommodationComfort
TehranAzadi Hotel5 star
ShirazChamran Grand Hotel5 star
YazdSafaiyeh Hotel5 star
IsfahanKowsar Hotel5 star
AbyanehAbyaneh Hotelboutique

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