Treasures Of Persia
In our trip we visit Tehran, the vibrant capital and a very beautiful city; Shiraz – a former Persian capital and home of such famous poets such as Hafiz and Sa’di; known for gardens, especially roses; Persepolis – has the impressive ruins of a vast city-like complex built over 2500 years ago, near Marvdasht town and the modern city of Shiraz. Called Takhte Jamshid in Persian, Persepolis is the symbol of Iranian nationality; Yazd – a remote desert city with wind-towers and where water streams run in underground rooms in houses to keep them cool; Naein – is a pre-Islamic town, more than 2000 years old, on the edge of the Central Desert of Iran in the Isfahan (province) of Central Iran. More than 3000 years ago the Persians learned how to construct aqueducts underground to bring water from the mountains to the plains. Naein is one of the best places in the world to see these qanats functioning. Besides its magnificent monuments, Naein is also famous for high-quality carpets and wool textiles. Isfahan – former capital with stunning architecture, great bazaar, and tree-lined boulevards and a popular tourist destination in the country. There’s a Persian saying, “Isfahan is half the world”; Kashan – between the 12th and the 14th centuries Kashan was an important centre for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. Kashan is internationally famous for manufacturing carpets, silk and other textiles. Today, Kashan houses most of Iran’s mechanized carpet-weaving factories, and has an active marble and copper mining industry.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft
Group Size Medium Group
- Visit the notable cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan.
- Visit the grand ruins of Persepolis
- The aqueducts of Naein and pottery & tiles of Kashan.
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft
- Tour Duration: 07 Nights
- Ex-Destination: Tehran
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 09 (3 Star)
- Food Plan : 09 Breakfast & 09 Dinner
- Travel & Transport : Transfers & Sightseeing by A/C vehicle (minibus); Flight from Tehran to Shiraz.
- Tour Cost per Person : On request (On twin sharing basis)
- Requisite Group Size : 10 Pax
- Breakfast and Dinner Included
- Transfer and sightseeing in Midi-bus.
- Flight from Tehran to Shiraz.
- Complimentary Sack & Cap.
- English speaking guide
- Visa processing in Iran.
- 2 bottles of 0.5 ltrs during land transportation.
- Entrance Fees to monuments as per itinerary.
- Portage in hotels.
- One experienced Tour Leader from “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.”.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- International flight fares to Tehran & back.
- Internal flights other than those specified.
- Other not mentioned meals or refreshments.
- Other not mentioned tours, activities or extras.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as travel, accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, driver, guide, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown, etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
Arrive in Tehran
Arrival in Tehran Arrival at Airport in Tehran. Meet the guide and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit the Tabiat Bridge (Tabiat in Persian means nature) the largest pedestrian bridge built so far in Iran, connecting two public parks by spanning over Shahid Modarres, one of the major highways of the city. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Tehran.
Tehran Half Day Sight-Seeing; Fly to Shiraz
Post breakfast and start Tehran city tour Niavaran Palace (1 Palace) a historical complex situated in Shemiran , consists of several buildings and monuments built in the Qajar & Pahlavi eras. After that fly to Shiraz the sixth most populous city of Iran. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Shiraz.
Shiraz – Full Day Sightseeing
Today after breakfast enjoy Shiraz city tour including: some of the famous gardens of this city of “roses and nightingales”, Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Tomb of Hafez; Iran’s greatest lyric poet, Nasir-olMolk Mosque which includes extensive coloured glass in its facade. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink colour tiles for its interior design which was built during the Qajar era. Next visit Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th century citadel), then Vakil Bazaar, the Holy Shrine of Shah cheragh from outside. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Shiraz.
Shiraz – Persepolis – Yazd
Today drive toward Yazd the center for Iran’s small Zoroastrian community. En route visit Persepolis the most important site of the Ancient World, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemeneid kings with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, and its famous bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers and gift-bearing representatives of tributary nations of the Persian Empire; also visit Naghsh-e-Rostam to see Ka’be-Zardosht, and Royal Achaemeneid Tombs plus seven magnificent Sassanian rock-reliefs. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Yazd.
Yazd – Sightseeing
After breakfast start the exploration in Yazd. Have a visit of the Zoroastrian Tower of Silence (Dakhma), dating back to the 17th century, where until some 40-50 years ago the dead were carried and left to decompose and be devoured by birds. Fire temple where the holy fire is kept from about 1500 years ago. Kabir Jāmeh Mosque, Fahadan old quarter, Dolat Abad Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Mir chakhmagh complex a prominent structure, noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves was built in the 15th century. It contains a mosque located on a square of the same name, a caravanserai, a tekyeh, a bathhouse, a cold water well, and a confectionery. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Yazd.
Yazd – Naein – Isfahan
After breakfast drive toward Isfahan. En route visit Narin Qal’eh a mud-brick castle in the town of Naein which built some 2,000 years ago, it contains what seems to be a type of plumbing system made out of mortar built into its massive walls. Jameh Mosque one of the oldest in Iran which is still in use & is protected by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Isfahan.
Today after breakfast will start to full day city tour in Isfahan. Visit one of the world’s grandest squares, the Maidan-eNaghsh-e-Jahan, with several sites (the Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah & the Imam – with magnificent architecture and tile work).
Proceed to the Chehel Sotun Palace, built by Shah Abbas II in the 17th century; its twenty wooden columns reflected in the surface of the pool give rise to its name “The Palace of Forty Columns”. Also visit the Qeisarieh Bazaar (close on Fridays) with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Isfahan.
Isfahan – Kashan – Tehran
This morning, continue visiting Isfahan, see the Armenian important Cathedral of Vank; later visit the magnificent Friday Mosque (UNESCO World Heritage Site), with the famous Uljaitu Mihrab of the Il-Khanid period. Later, visit Abyane village, next head to Kashan and visit the historical garden of Fin which was first planted during the Safavid period and kept alive with water from the nearby Sulaimanieh Spring. We will also visit a fine example of a 19th century merchant residence known as Taba-Tabaie House with its beautiful stucco dome and inlaid mirror work, with some of the best examples of existing ‘badgirs’ (wind-catchers). Continue to Tehran. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Tehran.
Tehran - Full Day Sightseeing
The complete day for visiting to begin with Golestan Palace (2 Palaces) a collection of buildings set in a walled park veined; National Museum- displaying an authenticated collection of prehistoric and ancient artifacts with pottery dating back to 6-7 millennium B.C; and the Old/ Grand Bazar with several corridors adding to 10 kms! Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Tehran.
Tehran - Final Departure
Post a late breakfast and check out from the hotel, head out for The Azadi Tower, Tehran’s most iconic landmark and symbol of Tehran, was built in 1971 to celebrate the 2,500 years of the Persian Empire. And for grand finale visit to the incomparable ”Treasury of the National Jewels”, a collection of the most expensive jewels of the world, ollected over centuries. Every piece of this collection is a reflection of the turbulent history of this great nation, and artistry of the residents of this land. Transfer to the IKA for final departure.
End of arrangements…
At all places in Premium category hotel on twin sharing basis.
|City||Type of Hotel|
|Tehran||3 – 4 Star|
|Shiraz||3 – 4 Star|
|Isfahan||3 – 4 Star|
|Yazd||3 – 4 Star|