Historical & archaeological tour
This tour of Iran covers 7 nights and 8 days, it begins from Tehran and will be ended in Shiraz the city known as the poets and literature. You will visit some of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE sites of Iran. On this tour you can experience local food and lifestyle and can stay in luxury or traditional hotels. You will visit the most important historical and archaeological monument of Iran.
This tour can be operated in all season.
The First day
After arrival at Tehran Imam Khomeini international airport, you will be transferred to hotel. There is no special program intended for you because you have passed long distance with flying so the first day was devoted to resting travelers. You will meet the tour leader. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of the tour. Overnight Tehran
The Second day
After breakfast you will have full-day sightseeing Tehran visiting Golestan palace, it’s a museum now. Before that was the residence of several kings of Iran. It's complex of several buildings in a large flower garden in Tehran. This palace is located in the Arge square. After visiting palace you will go to a vegetarian restaurant. After enjoying a great lunch you will visit national museum of Iran where you can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows a brief history of our land. After that you have visited at national jewelry museum, the collection of treasury of Iranian national royal jewels. Overnight Tehran
You can see in Tehran :
|Golestan palace||National museum||Jewelry museum|
The Third day
You will check out the hotel and transferred to Kashan after visiting some tourist attractions in Kashan such as Borujerdis House, Fin garden and Teppe Sialk (Sialk hill) that is a large ancient archeological site that made of clay. You will have lunch at traditional restaurant. Then, you set off for Isfahan. After arrival to Isfahan, you will be transferred to the hotel and rest.
You can see in Kashan :
|Boroujerdis house||Fin garden||Sialk teppe|
The Forth day
After breakfast, the day is spent exploring the unique square in the world Naghsh-e Jahan square or design of the world square, the most brilliant jewel on the ring of architecture and urban design of the Safavid epoch. There is a visit at Ali Qapu palace the beating heart of administration and the highest building in the cardinal point of the capital, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque the pinnacle jewel of Iranian architecture masterpieces, it shows actually the zenith of Shi'a movement, accelerated during the reign of Safavid dynasty, Abbasi jam-e mosque on the southern side of square is a vast origin of the Islamic architecture clad by a turquoise glaze and Qeisarieh portal the main portal of the royal bazaar. You can purchase valuable supplies at the bazaar. The bazaar covers a considerably large area. After lunch at the Iranian and traditional restaurant you will visit the most brilliant chandelier at the hall of the Safavid architecture era. In the center of Isfahan, one enters a heavenly garden with five hectares area through the eastern gate. In the middle of the garden, there is Chehel Sotoon as one of the three important exciting palaces of the Safavid era. After visiting this palace you will transfer to the hotel. Overnight Isfahan
|Naghsh-e Jahan square||Ali Qapu palace|
|Abbasi jam-e mosque||Qeisarieh|
|Sheikh Lotfollah mosque||Chehel sotoon palace|
The Fifth day:
After breakfast, you will leave sooner than another day. You start exploring Isfahan Atiq(antique) ‘Jame-e-mosque’ the encyclopedia on the most comprehensive pattern of Islamic Architecture in Iran. It’s most important and oldest religious buildings in Iran. Archeological excavation conducted in this monument shows that the mosque was one of the important religious Isfahan city in ancient times before the domination of Arabs. After visiting mosque we will explore ‘Zour Khaneh’ a scene of manliness, excellence, and humanistic unity. Then, you start exploring the ancient sport, ‘Varzesh-e-Bastani’ which is still practiced in such a metropolitan city as Isfahan is evocative. In the afternoon you will visit Atashgah, old fire temple of Isfahan and an ancient castle with a long history, after lunch Vank cathedral will be the next destination. Vank cathedral is the most spectacular church of Iran. For the rest of the day our optional schedule is to explore historical bridges which tow of the most famous Isfahan’s bridges are Si-O-Se Pol Bridge and Khajou Bridge. The first one is the axial element of physical and cultural connection. This historical bridge which dates back to 1591-1597AD, is 295 meters long and 147 meters wide. It is longest hydraulic structure over the Zayandeh rood and all over Iran. The second one is the multi-functional hydraulic structure. Then you will come back to the hotel. Overnight Isfahan
|Atiq Jame-e-mosque||Zour Khaneh|
|Atashgah||Si-O-Se Pol Bridge|
|Vank cathedral||Khaju bridge|
The Sixth day:
In the morning drive to Shiraz, on the way, you will have a short stop to visit Persepolis and Pasargad. Pasargad World Heritage collection is a set of ancient structures in the city during the Achaemenid dynasty. There is a great viewpoint where you can look over the site and the surrounding area. This set is the fifth set registered in the World Heritage List in Iran.
Persepolis, also known as ‘Takht-e-Jamshid’ was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. In this ancient city, there is a palace named Takht-e-Jamshid that was built during the reign of Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes I was built for about 200 years. This location has been recorded one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Then keep going toward Shiraz check in to the hotel. Overnight Shiraz
The Seventh day:
This is our Full-day city tour in Shiraz that is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia and center of the arts. At first you will visit Eram garden. Then, you will have lunch at the restaurant. After that you will see Qavam house that is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz. In the evening you will visit Tomb of Hafez and Tomb of Saadi. Hafez was one of the Iranian's great poet of the eighth century (the fourteenth century AD) and one of the world's famous poets. Then, you will visit the Tomb of Saadi. He is a well-known Iranian poet and writer. His reputation is catchy and strong for prose and poetry more melodious. The literary position is so strong that he became a professor of speech, the king spoke, even absolutely called him a master. Overnight Shiraz
|Eram garden||Qavam house|
|Tomb of Hafez||Tomb of Saadi|
The Eighth day:
Today you will check out and have half day tour. You will visit Karim Khani Citadel which is located in the center of the city. The Citadel was built during the reign of Zand dynasty, and after Karim Khan Zand introduce Shiraz as its capital and chose this place as his living, to be known as Karim Khani Citadel. Citadel was used as a prison during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty and was damaged. Then you have explored in Vakil Bazaar that is one of the most traditional and historical markets. After that, you will prepare for the flight and will be transferred to the airport.
|Karim Khani Citadel||Vakil Bazaar|