Cultural Tour

IRAN-Inspiration

Tehran / Shiraz / Yazd / Isfahan / Kermanshah / Hamedan

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Route: Tehran / Shiraz / Yazd / Isfahan / Kermanshah / Hamedan


14 day / 13 night

O/v in 3 / 4*Hotels, Visa handling, Guide, Car and Driver, all fees, all domestic flights, Airport transfer.

In Hamadan you will visit the Esther and Mordekhai mausoleum.


Day 01: Arrival-Tehran

Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

Day 02: Tehran- Shiraz

After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Shiraz, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Shiraz.

Day 03: Shiraz - Bishapoor excursion

Early morning we go to visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian - Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

Day 04: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Day 05: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis - Passargad - Yazd

Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Qoran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC), Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Passargad, tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. O/N Yazd.

Day 06: Yazd

According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd.

Day 07: Yazd - Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian. In the afternoon drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai in Meibod and a carpet workshop in Naeen. O/N Isfahan.

Day 08: Isfahan

In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 09: Isfahan

We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

Day 10: Isfahan - Kermanshah

In the morning we drive toward Kermanshah, en route we will visit Falak-ol - Aflak castle in Khoramabad .O/N Kermanshah.

Day 11: Kermanshah- Hamedan

Drive to Hamedan, en route we will visit Bisotun inscription, the curved stones from Sassanid time. O/N Hamedan.

Day 12: Hamedan

We will visit Ester & Mordkhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine) Alaviyan dome and Hegmataneh hill. O/N Hamedan.

Day 13: Hamedan- Tehran

In the Morning we go to visit one of the greatest lake caves in the world, Ali-Sadr and then Avicenna tomb. Afternoon drive back to Tehran, O/N Tehran.

Day 14: Tehran - Departure

Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

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