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You will be met on Arrival at IKA Airport and get transferred to the hotel.

Day 1

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. Finally, visit Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran, which dates back to Qajar era and displays ancient glass & potteries some of which belong to 2000 BC. In the afternoon, fly to Shiraz.

Day 2

Visit Persepolis one of the world’s most magnificent archaeological sites. The site was the ceremonial capital of the Achemenid kings, featuring the remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerexes and Artaxerxes. The era is brought to life by bas reliefs of kings and courtiers from across the Persian Empire. At Naqsh-e Rustam, you can see four tombs and one building from Achaemenid dynasty with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff from Sassanid dynasty.

Day 3

Visit Persepolis one of the world’s most magnificent archaeological sites. The site was the ceremonial capital of the Achemenid kings, featuring the remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerexes and Artaxerxes. The era is brought to life by bas reliefs of kings and courtiers from across the Persian Empire. At Naqsh-e Rustam, you can see four tombs and one building from Achaemenid dynasty with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff from Sassanid dynasty.

Day 4

Depart Shiraz for Kerman. On the way, visit Sassanid Palace in Sarvestan. This palace which used to be the haunting lodge of Bahram V enjoys the first Iranian dome, so it turned to the pattern of all mosques in Iran later.

Day 5

Today, you go on an excursion to Mahan. In Mahan, you visit Shahzadeh Garden, a green oasis at the heart of the desert, and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine an Iranian poet and Sufi (mystic). In kerman, you visit Jameh Mosque of Kerman, a 4-iwan mosque dating back to 700 years ago, and Ganjali Khan Historical Bathhouse in which you can find paintings belonging to Safavid era and a portal decorated with marble. At the end, you go for a stroll in Grand Bazaar of Kerman.

Day 6

In the morning, you will drive to Yazd, known as the city of wind catchers. Start your sightseeing by visiting Towers of Silence, an ancient place in which the burial ceremony was held in ancient Persia. Next, proceed to Zoroastrian Fire Temple, a holy place for Zoroastrians where the sacred fire has been maintained for more than 1100 years.

Day 7

Today, you continue your sightseeing in Yazd. First, visit Jameh Mosque of Yazd, which dates back to the 9th century and demonstrates Iranian art to the world. Then stroll in the Historical District, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, depart Yazd for Isfahan; on the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Nain, built about 1000 years ago with an inspiration from Prophet Mosque in Medina.

Day 8

Today, you explore Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday Mosques in the world and the oldest monument in Isfahan. Then proceed to Si-o-se Pol and Khajou Bridges, which have spanned the Zayandeh Rud River. Then head for the Vank Cathedral, constructed with an inspiration from Saint Stepanos Monastery and influenced by Iranian and Italian art, and its Museum. At the end, visit Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, one of the greatest and luxurious trading centers in the safavid era.

Day 9

Continue your sightseeing by visiting Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Columns), a brilliant example for Persian garden listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, Head Towardss Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, and the monuments around including Imam Mosque, a stunning monument at the head of the square; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the mosque of women; and Ali Qapu Palace in which the important meetings of the king with ambassadors and other politicians were carried out. At the end, take some leisure time in the afternoon.

Day 10

Depart Isfahan for Tehran. On the way you will visit Natanz, a quiet mountain town which was Safavid kings favorite hunting spot. Visit Natanz’s Jame Mosque, which is one of the most magnificent mosques in Iran. In addition, it has carried out decorated portal of 13th century with beautiful blue tiles and Islamic calligraphy. Call in at Abyaneh village which goes back to adobe (mud and straw) houses. Next, continue to Kashan, which is supposed to be the epitome of every relevant aspect of Persia. On arrival, visit the city’s lovely Fin Garden. Late afternoon you will arrive in Tehran.

Day 11

Transfer to IKA Airport for your flight home.

Day 12

Iran – Classic Tour

Tehran / Tehran

12 Days

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Tehran Tehran

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Iran – Classic Tour

Iran is the heart of Persian civilization – one of the most ancient & long lasting! Though it has been under Islamic influence for nearly 1,500 years, the true spirit of Persia still prevails in the Iranians’ daily life today. There are now 20 UNESCO sites in Iran and you will visit 5 of them on this trip.

Iran – Classic Tour