Treasures of Persia

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The first thing that attracts your attention is the modern manifestation of Tehran, the capital of Iran. The first things that come to your attention in Tehran are people wearing in fashionable style, tall towers and buildings featuring modern architecture. You continue to discover traditional structures of the historical cities. Exploring Kashan, Yazd and Kerman manifests how our ancestors succeeded in adapting urban structures and buildings to the dry and arid climates of the country. The houses of Kashan, particularly the luxurious ones, benefit a pond, special room to spend summer and qanat to have moderate weather. In Yazd, the impact of wind captures is more touchable. We call Yazd, the city of wind captures. But the common point among these cities is royal construction of Persian gardens. Fin Garden in Kashan, Prince Garden in Mahan and Dowlat Abad Garden of Yazd illustrate well the coexistence of Iranians with the hot nature of the country. From a religious point of view, this trip offers you a special experience. Known as an Islamic theocracy, Iran benefits also valuable Zoroastrian, Christian and Sufi sites. Yazd is considered as the capital of Zoroastrianism where you will appreciate the tradition behind of silence towers and fire temple. Visit of Shah Nematollah Vali monastery in Mahan with its Darvishi Museum besides mausoleum of Abdolsamad Natanzi present you a new perspective of this school. You will visit the Armenian cathedral of Isfahan and will get familied by the biggest Chretien community of Iran. Of course, you will enjoy Islamic traces on architectural masterpieces. Could we limit this trip to these unique experiences? You are going to be very surprised !

Day 1

Arrival Tehran

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

Day 3

Tehran-Kashan : 255 km

In the morning, visit 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. Afterwards, visit Iranian Artists‘ House in which you can meet Iranian artists and enjoy art galleries. Then depart Tehran for Kashan. Visit Fin Garden, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites as an example of Persian garden. Finally, Proceed to Tabatabaei Historical House; a large house with several courtyards, which once belonged to a wealthy merchant.

ِDay 5


On this day, you will explore Yazd, the largest adobe city of the world. First, you visit Towers of Silence, an ancient place in which the burial ceremony was held. Then, proceed to Zoroastrian Fire Temple, a holy place for Zoroastrians where the sacred fire has been maintained for more than 1500 years. Your next exploration is at Water Museum, Afterwards, visit Amir Chakhmaq Square, a Timurid-era square. At the end, visit Jameh Mosque of Yazd and stroll in the Historical District in Yazd, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 7

Kerman-Mahan-Kerman : 216 km

In Mahan, you visit Shahzadeh Garden, a green oasis in the heart of the desert, and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine, an Iranian poet and Sufi (mystic). Then discover Rayen Citadel, the second largest adobe structure in the world after Bam Citadel, Which dates back to the pre-Islamic period in the Sassanid era.

Day 9


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, a traditional covered bazaar located at the center of Shiraz enjoying natural air conditioning, arches and stunning architecture.

Day 11

Shiraz-Pasargadae-Isfahan : 497 km

Depart Shiraz for Isfahan. On the way, visit Pasargadae, the first royal capital of Achaemenid in which you will find the tomb of Cyrus the Great.

Day 13


Continue your sightseeing in Isfahan. First, Visit Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Column), a brilliant example for Persian Garden. Next, head toward Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, and all the monuments around including Imam Mosque, regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, which is also called the mosque of women and is unusual because it has neither a minaret nor a courtyard; Ali Qapu Palace, which offers you a wonderful perspective over the square. Take some leisure time in the afternoon.

Day 15

Departure from Tehran

Transfer to Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Day 2


On this day, you discover the attractions of Tehran, the capital of Iran. First, visit National Museum of Iran in which a collection of ceramics, pottery, stone figures and carvings taken from excavation in Persepolis is held. Afterward, head towards Saad Abad Palace; the residential site of two former kings of Iran, which was also the host of Tehran Conference in 1943. At the end, explore Tajrish Bazaar, a covered bazaar which has retained its old architectural structure.

Day 4

Kashan-Nain-Yazd : 390 km

Depart Kashan for Yazd, also known as the capital of Zoroastrianism. On the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Nain built more than 1000 years ago with an inspiration from Prophet Mosque in Medina. Then, explore Kavir Anthropology Museum constructed in Safavid era as the pattern of traditional houses of the central deserts.

Day 6

Yazd-Kerman : 370 km 

In the morning, depart Yazd for Kerman. Start your sightseeing in Kerman by visiting Ganjali Khan Historical Bathhouse in which you can find paintings belonging to Safavid era and a portal decorated with marble. Then head towards Jameh Mosque of Kerman on top of which you can find a squat clock instead of a minaret. At the end, explore Grand Bazaar of Kerman, including 60 different markets and Teahouse.

Day 8

Kerman-Sassanid Palace-Shiraz : 570 km

Depart Kerman for Shiraz, the city of love and poetry. On the way, visit Sassanid Palace in Sarvestan, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 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 10

Shiraz-Persepolis-Shiraz : 130 km

In the morning, you go on an excursion to Persepolis, Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C and the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, and 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 12


This day is devoted to sightseeing in Isfahan. First, visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday (congregational) Mosques in the world, which has also been listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then proceed to Si-o-se Pol and Khaju Bridges, which span the Zayandehrud River. Afterward, visit the Vank Cathedral, also known as church of saintly sisters, in Armenian Quarter and enjoy Music Museum of Isfahan in which you can listen to every music you wish and visit Iranian traditional music instruments. At the end stroll in Grand Bazaar, one of the greatest and luxurious trading centers in Safavid era.

Day 14

Isfahan-Abyaneh-Tehran : 503 km

Depart Isfahan for Tehran. On the way, visit Jameh Mosque of Natanz enjoying unique tiling and brickwork in the structure of its minaret and dome and visit Abdosamad Mausoleum, the burial place of a great Sufi. Then visit The Historical Village of Abyaneh, also known as the red village because of its red soil and house. On the way, make a stop in Qom and visit Fatima Holy Shrine, a holy site for Shia Muslim where people show their respect to a saint lady.