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You will be met on arrival at Tehran International Airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 1

First, you visit National Museum of Iran in which you can follow up the whole history of Iran. Then you proceed to Azadi Tower (Freedom Tower) as the most iconic landmark of Tehran. Afterward, depart Tehran for Hamedan where you can find the diverse ethnicity and various cultures that have lived together during centuries, and visit Abbasabad Hill, which offers you a beautiful view of the city.

Day 2

In Hamedan, you get attracted to the rich history of Iran. Start your sightseeing by visiting Ganjnameh Inscription (literally means treasure book), a set of cuneiform characters written in three languages and include the edicts of Achaemenid kings. Next, head toward Avicenna Tomb where a great Iranian scientist and physician is buried. Afterward, proceed to Stone Lion of Hamadan and Esther and Mordechai Tomb. Eventually, depart for Kermanshah. On the way to Kermanshah, visit Bisotun Inscription, an archaeological site containing remains dating back to ancient times and listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Taq-e Bostan where you can find the series of large rock reliefs from the era of the Sassanid Empire.

Day 3

Depart Kermanshah in the morning and head towards Ahvaz where you can find the history of human habitation dating back to 2700 BC. First, visit Susa, home to a vast UNESCO-listed archaeological site, and its museum. At the end, visit Tchogha Zanbil Ziggurat, built in the honor of the main god in the ancient city of Susa.

Day 4

Depart Ahvaz for Shiraz. On the way, visit The city of Bishapur and its related components as an ancient city in Sassanid Dynasty.

Day 5

This day will be devoted to discovering the admirable artistic and cultural heritage. Start your sightseeing by visiting Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, also called Pink Mosque. Then proceed to Narenjestan e Ghavam Garden, named after the orange gardens in the central courtyard. Afterward, you visit Hafiz Tomb, a popular poet who was also admired by Goethe. Finally, you visit Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine and Vakil Bazaar.

Day 6

You will spend this day on discovering ancient Persia. You go on an excursion to Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia with its wonderfully well-preserved remains, and Naqsh-e Rustam, containing four graves of the first Achaemenid Emperors, Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes I and Darius II, carved into the cliff.

Day 7

Depart Shiraz for Yazd, also known as the city of wind catchers. On the way, visit Pasargadae where you can find Cyrus Tomb, and proceed to Aghazadeh Historical Mansion, one of the best examples of wind catchers in the world; and The Cypress of Abarkuh, the oldest alive creature in Asia.

Day 8

Enjoy your sightseeing in Yazd by exploring Towers of Silence in which you get familiar with the ancient funeral ceremonies. Afterward, head toward Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the holy fire has been maintained for more than 1100 years. Then you proceed to Jameh Mosque of Yazd where you get fascinated with Persian architecture. At the end, you stroll in the Historical District in Yazd, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 9

Depart Yazd for Isfahan, the capital of Iran in Safavid era. On the way, visit Narin Castle where overlooks the town of Meybod. Continue to Jameh Mosque of Nain, one of the first mosques built in Iran. At the end, visit Aba Weaving Workshop where you can visit the process of weaving aba, clothe of Mullahs, out of camel wool.

Day 10

In Isfahan, you visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday Mosques still standing in the world, which is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then proceed to Si-o-se Pol and Khaju Bridges, which have spanned the Zayandeh Rud River, and the Vank Cathedral, also known as church of the saintly sisters, in Armenian Quarter. Visit Grand Bazaar of Isfahan in the afternoon.

Day 11

Continue your sightseeing by visiting Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Columns), a brilliant example for Persian garden. Next, Head towards Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world. Then visit Imam Mosque, a stunning monument at the head of Isfahan’s main square; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the mosque of women, and Ali Qapou Palace. At the end, Take some leisure time in the afternoon.

Day 12

Depart Isfahan for Tehran. On the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Natanz. Then visit The Historical Village of Abyaneh, also known as the red village because of its red soil and house. At the end, visit Fin Garden in Kashan, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites as an example of Persian garden.

Day 13

You will head into the city in the morning and visit Golestan Palace, the former royal Qajar complex, which is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then you proceed to Iranian Artists‘ House. Afterward, you will explore National Jewelry Museum of Iran where depicts the culture and civilization of the Iranian people who have had an adventurous past. At the end, you enjoy walking in Tabiat Bridge.

Alternative to Treasury of National Jewels: Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran

Day 14

Transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport.

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Ancient Persia to Modern Iran

Tehran / Tehran

15 Days

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Ancient Persia to Modern Iran

Tehran Tehran

15 Days -

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Ancient Persia to Modern Iran

In this trip, you will take the opportunity to walk through history, from the first trace of the civilization to the contemporary life we live today.

You will discover the treasure of ancient Persia such as reliefs, inscriptions, archaeological complexes, and necropolises. Then you head to explore the influence of Islam on Iranian art and architecture by visiting mosques, gardens, tombs and palaces; constructed in Islamic era.

Ancient Persia to Modern Iran