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Day 1

Arrival Tehran:

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

Day 1

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Day 2

Tehran:

Start your trip by exploring Tehran including National Museum of Iran, an institution of two archeological and Islamic complex, and Golestan Palace, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a brilliant example of an important period in the history of Persia where the society starts a new era of modernism. Afterward, visit Iranian Artists‘ House in which you can meet Iranian artists and enjoy art galleries; finally, visit National Jewelry Museum of Iran where the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry is held.

Alternative to National Jewelry Museum of Iran: Carpet Museum of Iran

Day 2

Fin Garden, Kashan, Isfahan, Iran

Day 3

Tehran, Arrival Kashan:

Depart Tehran for Kashan where you enjoy the great Iranian architecture, designed based on the weather of this wonderful city. Next, visit Fin Garden, listed in World Heritage Site as an example of Persian garden. Then you proceed your sightseeing to Tabatabaei Historical House and Agha Bozorg Mosque, in Kashan.

Day 3

Jameh Mosque of Nain, Nain, Isfahan, Iran

Day 4

Kashan, Arrive Yazd:

Depart Kashan for Yazd, also known as the capital of Zoroastrianism. On the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Naein and Aba Weaving Workshop, the art in which the clothes of mullahs are weaved out of camel wool and dates back to about 600 years ago.

Day 4

Tower of Silence, Yazd, Iran

Day 5

Yazd:

In Yazd, you Immerse yourself in the history, so you will start your sightseeing by visiting Towers of Silence, used for Zoroastrian funeral ceremonies. Then proceed to Zoroastrian Fire Temple in which the holy fire has been preserved for more than 1100 years and gives you the chance to get familiar with Zoroaster religion. Then proceed to Jameh Mosque of Yazd, a masterpiece of Persian architecture.  Afterward, stroll in the Historical District in Yazd, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and enjoy traditional sweats in the oldest confectionary of the city.

Day 5

Day 6

Yazd, Arrive Shiraz:

Depart Yazd for Shiraz, known as the city of poetry and love. On the way, visit the Cypress of Abarkuh, the most ancient alive creature in Asia, and Pasargadae in which you will find the tomb of Cyrus the Great as the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty.

Day 6

Narenjestan e Ghavam Garden, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

Day 7

Shiraz:

In Shiraz, you explore Nasir-ol-molk Mosque; also known as the Pink Mosque. Afterward, you visit Narenjestan e Ghavam Garden in which you enjoy the beautiful orange gardens. Next, you proceed your sightseeing to Hafiz Tomb where you get familiar with a great poet who was also admired by Goethe. Finally, you end the day by visiting Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine and Vakil Bazaar.

Day 7

Day 8

Shiraz, Arrive Isfahan:

Depart Shiraz for Isfahan, the capital of Persian Emperor in Safavid Dynasty. On the way, visit Persepolis, the ancient capital of Persia with its wonderfully well-preserved remains. Then Proceed to Naqsh-e Rustam, which contains four graves of the first Achaemenid Emperors, Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes I and Darius II, carved into the cliff.

Day 8

Khaju Bridge, Isfahan, Iran

Day 9

Isfahan:

In Isfahan, you get mesmerized by a whole parade of wondrous sights. First, you visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday Mosques still standing in the world and built in the four-iwan architectural style. Continue your sightseeing to Si-o-se Pol and Khajou Bridges, which have spanned the Zayandeh Rud River, and the Vank Cathedral, also known as church of the saintly sisters. Afterward, you will visit Grand Bazaar of Isfahan where you enjoy the miniature galleries, and Teahouse.

Day 9

Chehel Sotoun Palace, Isfahan, Iran

Day 10

Isfahan:

Continue sightseeing in Isfahan including Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Columns), a brilliant example for the Persian Garden. Next, visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square the second largest square in the world, Imam Mosque where has housed the most ancient ceramics, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the mosque of women, and Ali Qapu Palace whose terrace overlooks the square. At the end, you will take some leisure time in the afternoon.

Day 10

The Historical Village Of Abyaneh, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Iran

Day 11

Isfahan, Arrival Tehran:

Depart Isfahan for Tehran. On the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Natanz and Ceramic Workshop. Then go for a stroll in the Historical Village of Abyaneh, also known as the Red Village because of its red soil and houses.

Day 11

Day 12

Departure Tehran:

Transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Day 12

Discovering Persian Art

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Discovering Persian Art