21 Days
Duration
Tehran
Location

Here, in this long journey that we will go through together, you will know, understand and experience all the cultural and historical aspects of Iran, which include both the most popular sites in the hearts of visitors, tourists, and orientalists and also the less trodden paths.

 

Meet the Perfect Persia in 21 Days

 

The Route is: Tehran 🚌 Kashan 🚌 Isfahan 🚌 Yazd 🚌 Kerman 🚌 Shiraz 🚌 Ahvaz 🚌 Dezful 🚌 Kermanshah 🚌 Hamedan 🚌 Zanjan 🚌 Tabriz ✈️ Tehran

Season All around the year
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tehran / Tehran
Style Culture and history
Hotel Rate ★★★★
Vehicle Depends on the size of the group

 

Detail:

Here, in this long journey that we will go through together, you will know, understand and experience all the cultural and historical aspects of Iran which include both the most popular sites in the hearts of visitors, tourists, and orientalists and also the less trodden places. The main themes are thus: the history, culture, and art, along with other natural and adventurous discoveries that add more excitement to this journey.

After arriving at Ika airport, we start the tour with traveling to Kashan, which is one of the most important cultural cities in Iran and located at the border of mountains and desert. After spending a day in Kashan, our journey continues on the road to Isfahan and visiting Abyaneh, one of the oldest villages in Iran en-route. 

In Isfahan, we will discover architectural wonders, each having a hidden story in its bosom. Then, we will walk in the clay alleys in Yazd, the only city of Iran the whole of which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is an experience you will never forget. Also, you will meet the Zoroastrian people and their way of life. In Kerman, you experience some amazing areas you have never seen before, a huge adobe citadel with high towers and walls, and also the most mysterious desert in Iran located in Kerman. 

Our next destination is Shiraz, famous for its poetry originating from the 13th and 14th-century. The diversity of food and restaurants makes you feel sedated and reposed. Visiting Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage site), the most impressive ancient site of Iran would amaze you and then we have a long drive to the southwest of Iran.

The western part of Iran is less known for tourists but it is full of amazing places to see and fantastic things to experience. In the southwest, at Khuzestan province, there are three UNESCO world heritages, which shows how ancient that area is, as well as Lorestan province in the heart of Zagros mountain with ancient castles and bridges. Also in the west, you visit Kermanshah with mysterious inscriptions which is another UNESCO world heritage site. 

The next destination is Hamedan, the city of mystic people and different religions, the first capital of Iran in 500 BC and also famous for Hegmataneh, the summer capital of the Persian Empire in the Achaemenid era. An old stony village close to Hamedan and also Ganjnameh inscription and waterfall are some interesting places to visit around the City. On the way to the northwest of Iran, we will have a visit to the Alisadr Cave, which is a candidate as the longest water cave on the earth. Just before arriving in Zanjan, the Soltanyeh Dome would catch your eyes with spectacular turquoise color, making it another UNESCO world heritage site in Iran. 

On the way to Tabriz, Takht-e-Soleiman is another UNESCO world heritage site to amaze you with its ancient temples of Zoroastrian people belonging to the ancient history of Iran. In Tabriz, an interesting museum and mosque are waiting for you as well as its Bazaar, which is the longest one in Iran and also a UNESCO world heritage site. 

 

This trip will end after a full day sightseeing in the central part of Tehran. then you will be transferred directly to Ika airport according to your departure flight time.

Highlights

  • Stopping by 19 UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Visiting The capital, a mixture of modern and traditional lifestyles
  • Walking in peaceful Persian gardens
  • Feeling the Lut desert in Kerman
  • Being amazed at the turquoise mosques of Isfahan
  • Visiting Persepolis, the most impressive heritage from the Persian empire
  • Touching Yazd, one of the oldest towns in the world with cob covered alleys and houses
  • Visiting Shiraz, the land of gardens and poetry
  • Wandering in the spiral and mysterious Bazaars in Iran
  • Strolling in Kashan, land of the carpet and rosewater
  • Walking in Meymand, A UNESCO world heritage village because of the age and way of living in hand dig rooms under the ground
  • Visiting the Safavid palaces in Esfahan, the masterpieces of Iranian art
  • Being surprised at a huge Ziggurat from 2000 BC
  • Marveling at the fantastic ancient hydraulic system of Shushtar
  • Knowing about Susa, the first cradle of civilization in Iran
  • Driving through Zagros mountains with spectacular sceneries 
  • Being amazed at the incredible inscriptions in Kermanshah
  • Walking in the mysterious town of Hamedan, the first capital of Iran
  • Discovering an old stony village
  • Visiting the biggest brick made dome in the world
  • Exploring one of the oldest temples of Zoroastrians
  • Walking through the longest Bazaar in Iran
  • Riding a boat in one of the longest water caves on the earth

 

Additional information

Number of Person1, 2, 3, 4-6, 7-10
1

Day 1 : Driving to Kashan via Qom

in Kashan
Welcome to Iran, a land full of wonders. Your guide who accompanies you during this trip will welcome you at the IKA airport with flowers. IKA airport is located at the southern part of Tehran alongside a highway connecting Tehran all the way to the Persian Gulf, south of Iran. You would be transferred directly to Kashan, which is located at the border of the Zagros Mountain desert. Kashan is famous for rosewater and its carpets. On the road, we will stop to visit Qom, the religious capital of Shia to visit a holy shrine.

You will see:
Fatima-al-Masoumeh mausoleum in Qom, Kashan Bazaar
You will experience:
One of the most significant shrines for Iranian Shia people.
You will know:
More about Shia and Islam religion.
Distances:
Ika airport to Kashan is 180 km (about 2 hours)
Accommodation:
A traditional 4star hotel in Kashan
Note: depending on the flight schedules, the Tehran city tour may come from the last day to the first.

2

Day 2 : City tour in Kashan

in Kashan
A full day sightseeing in Kashan would bring you a new experience in Iran. A world heritage Persian garden is the first destination in Kashan and after that, visiting an ancient hill that shows an ancient residence from 5000 years ago. Also, Kashan is famous for huge houses with dizzyingly gorgeous yards and halls.

You will see:
Fin garden, Sialk hills, Borujerdi and Tabatabai historical houses, Soltan-Ahmad bathhouse, Aqa-Bozorg mosque.
You will experience:
Walking on an ancient hill and in a Persian garden. You will see how they take rosewater from the roses.
Accommodation:
A traditional 4star hotel in Kashan

3

Day 3 : Driving to Isfahan

in Isfahan
After leaving Kashan and spending one hour on the road, we will visit Abyaneh, a village from thousands of years ago with a distinct culture and landscape. Then we continue to Isfahan and in the evening, we will walk on two magnificent bridges there.

You will see:
Abyaneh village, Si-o-se-pol and Khaju bridges
You will experience:
The lifestyle of people in Abyaneh village and walking on the bridges in Isfahan.

Distances:
Kashan to Isfahan via Abyaneh is 250km (about 3 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Isfahan

4

Day 4 : City tour in Isfahan

in Isfahan

A full day of sightseeing in Isfahan including Naqsh-e-Jahan square which is a huge area and the second biggest square in the world. In the square, we will visit two spectacular mosques and two glorious palaces. All around the square is full of shops where you can find the best souvenirs in Iran. In the afternoon, on the other side of the river, which is called New-Jolfa, we visit an Armenian church.

You will see:
Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, Imam, and Sheikh-Lotfallah mosques, Ali-Qapu edifice, Bazaar, Chehelsotoun palace, Vank church.
You will Experience:
Being amazed at the most beautiful mosques in Iran and the variety of arts in Bazaar and Palaces. Visiting a very different square from what you already have in mind!
You will know:
Safavid dynasty and their culture and art and also how the Shia became the official religion of Iran.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Isfahan

5

Day 5 : City tour in Isfahan

in Isfahan
On this day half a day sightseeing including Jame mosque of Isfahan awaits you, and then you will have free time to spend in the city, like walking on the famous streets of Isfahan and strolling in some Persian Gardens.

You will see:
Jame mosque of Isfahan, Bazaar, streets, and Persian Gardens
You will know:
The process of construction and development of Jame mosque of Isfahan and the characteristics of architecture in the Islamic era in Iran.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Isfahan

6

Day 6 : Driving to Yazd via Naein and Meybod

in Yazd
We leave Isfahan for Yazd and have a couple of stops on the way to visit two desert towns, Naein and Meybod. In Naein we will visit Jame mosque and will have a walk in the old alleys and Bazaar. Also in Meybod, we will visit a spectacular castle and certain historical places, at the end of the day we will arrive in Yazd.

You will see:
Jame mosque of Naein, Old part of Naein, Naryn castle, Abbasi Caravanserai, an ice-pit, a pigeon house.

You will Experience:
Walking in two desert towns and cob covered buildings with wind towers and cisterns.
You will know:
How the ice houses or ice-pits worked in the past as well as the pigeon houses. Also, you will know more about Caravanserais.
Accommodation:
A traditional 4star hotel in Yazd
Distances:
Isfahan to Yazd is 330km (about 4 hours)

7

Day 7 : City tour in Yazd

in Yazd
Yazd hosts the biggest society of Zoroastrians in Iran and the people are living in peace with Muslims. They have their way of worship and traditions. In Yazd, we will visit a fire temple and a museum of Zoroastrians as well as the tower of silence. Also, Yazd has an old culture in architecture and textiles. Yazd is called “the city of wind towers” because of this smart structure invented by Iranians providing the houses with cool air. Yazd is a UNESCO world heritage as a complete old town. In Yazd, we will walk in the narrow cob covered alleys which is different from other parts of Iran. A Persian Garden in Yazd, which is a world heritage, and has the highest wind tower in Iran is our next destination there.

You will see:
Tower of silence, Fire temple, Jame mosque, Dolat-Abad Garden, Amir-Chakhmaq square, Fahadan district, Water museum, Zoorkhaneh
You will experience:
Walking in narrow cob covered alleys; Seeing a fire burning from 1700 years ago and feeling the wind through the highest wind tower; Witnessing a unique Persian gym and Pahlevani sport which is practiced in a place called Zoorkhaneh.
You will know:
The Zoroastrians ceremonies and way of worship, how wind towers work, how Qanat works to provide water for the town.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Yazd

8

Day 8 : Driving to Kerman and City tour

in Kerman
We will have a half-day driving to Kerman with a stop on the road to visit a circular Caravanserai in the desert with a cup of tea in a teahouse. In the afternoon, we will visit a complex in Kerman which includes Bazaar, bathhouse, and Sarai. Also, we will take a look at an ancient monument called Jabalieh Dome.

You will see:
Zein-al-Din Caravanserai, Ganj-Ali-Khan complex, Jabalieh dome
You will experience:
Having a panoramic view of desert on the roof of the Caravanserai
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Kerman
Distances:
Yazd to Kerman is 360km (about 4 hours)

9

Day 9 : An excursion to Mahan and Lut desert

in Kerman
A special day for you to visit some amazing places in Kerman province. We start with a huge and extraordinary Citadel in Rayen in the morning and then a UNESCO world heritage Persian garden in Mahan with a spectacular landscape of central mountains of Iran. The excursion continues with a visit to a Sufi mausoleum in Mahan and then a drive on a fantastic road through central mountains to Lut desert, a Natural UNESCO world heritage in Iran.

You will see:
Rayen Citadel, Shazdeh Garden, Shah-Nemat-Allah-Vali mausoleum, Lut desert
You will know:
About Sufis, one of the biggest adobe complexes, and the geographical face of the central part of Iran
You will experience:
Witnessing a spectacular sunset in the most amazing desert in Iran; walking in an ancient huge citadel; Being stunned at a heaven in the of a desert, called Shazdeh Garden
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Kerman

10

Day 10 : Driving to Shiraz via Meymand and Pasargadae

in Shiraz
We will have a long drive from Kerman to Shiraz with two stops on the road to visit two UNESCO world heritage sites. Pasargadae, where Cyrus the Great’s tomb is and also the Meymand village, which is hand carved under the ground.

You will see:
Pasargadae, Meymand.
You will know:
Where the first Achaemenid empire began and Cyrus the great started an empire.
You will experience:
Being among the ancient people of Meymand, the people with an average age of 50 now living there.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Shiraz
Distances:
Kerman to Shiraz 590km (about 8 hours)

11

Day 11 : City tour in Shiraz

in Shiraz
We will have a full day of sightseeing in Shiraz, the land of poets and artists. We will visit a masterpiece of tilework in a mosque called “the Pink-Mosque” and two Persian gardens full of flowers and orange trees. The Bazaar of Shiraz is famous for its spices. We will go to tea houses next to the mosque and will visit a citadel from the 18th century. In the afternoon, nowhere is better than Hafiz mausoleum, one of the greatest poets in the history of Persian literature as well as Saadi, another great poet from Shiraz. Also, we will visit Shah-Cheragh mausoleum which is a grand holy shrine for Shia people.

You will see:
Nasir-Al-Molk mosque, Eram and Narenjestan-Ghavam gardens, Vakil Bazaar, Kharim-Khan citadel, Hafiz, Saadi, and Shah-Cheraq mausoleums
You will Experience:
Being amazed at the sunshine through colorful windows on the carpets of the Pink-Mosque and wandering in the beautiful and peaceful are the gardens of Shiraz
You will know:
How the capital of Iran in the 18th century was, who Iranian poets were, and also how Shia religion is embodied in Shah-Cheraq huge mausoleum
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Shiraz

12

Day 12 : Driving to Persepolis

in Shiraz
This day is an excursion to Persepolis, the most glorious heritage in Iran from the Persian Empire and then visiting Naqsh-Rostam, the tomb of Darius and his grandchildren and several Sasanid inscriptions and bas-reliefs.

You will see:
Persepolis, Naqsh-Rostam
You will Experience:
Being impressed by the capital of the Persian Empire was in 500 BC, by the size of stones and columns and how detailed are the inscriptions, and by the size of the tombs and details of inscriptions in Naqsh-Rostam
You will know:
More about the Persian Empire from 500 BC
Distances:
Shiraz to Persepolis is 50km (about 1 hour)
Naqsh-Rostam to Shiraz airport is 60km (about 1 hour)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Shiraz

13

Day 13 : Driving to Ahvaz via Bishapur

in Ahvaz
A long day on the road with spectacular sceneries of Zagros mountains and a visit to the ancient town of Bishapur with stunning temples and walls as well as some inscriptions next to the town in Chogan gorge. Also, we will pass by some huge oil excavation areas. At the end of the day, we will arrive at Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province in the southwest of Iran.

You will see:
Bishapur ancient town and the inscriptions.
You will experience:
Visiting the mysterious temple called “Anahita” who was the water goddess in Persian ancient era. Watching the spectacular mountains in the southwest of Iran and oil excavating areas.
You will know:
The story of Shapur, the great king of the Sassanid dynasty, who defeated Valerian the Roman emperor and founded Bishapur town, in honor of this victory.
Distance:
Shiraz to Ahvaz is 540km (about 7.5 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Ahvaz

14

Day 14 : Sightseeing in Khuzestan province

in Dezful
We will start a full day sightseeing in Khuzestan, visiting 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites in a single day. One of the oldest civilizations and a huge ziggurat, as well as the Shushtar historical hydraulic system would be a big surprise for everyone interested in the wonders of history.

You will see:
Susa’s ancient hill and museum, Choqa-Zanbil ziggurat, Shushtar hydraulic system, Dezful ancient bridge
You will experience:
Walking around a ziggurat from 2000 BC and some very old heritages in Susa. Be amazed by how the hydraulic system works for 2000 years in Shushtar.
You will know:
How the ancient watermills were working.
More about the first cradle of civilization in Iran.
Accommodation:
A 3star hotel in Dezful.

15

Day 15 : Driving to Kermanshah via Khorram-Abad

in Kermanshah
After leaving Dezful, a driving through Zagros mountains with spectacular sceneries is waiting for you. On the way to Kermanshah, we will visit a castle and Anthropology museum in Khorram-Abad in Lorestan province. Then we will continue to Kermanshah and just before there, we visit a UNESCO world heritage site which is an inscription from Darius the great era.

You will see:
Falak-al-Aflak castle, Bisotoun inscription, Anthropology museum
You will Experience:
Watching the spectacular landscape of Zagros mountains and being among Lorish people.
Distances:
Dezful to Kermanshah is 370km (about 5 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Kermanshah

16

Day 16 : Driving to Hamedan

in Hamedan
Before leaving Kermanshah, we will have a look at a couple of huge inscriptions from the Sassanid era (300-700 AD) there and after a couple of hours on the road, we will arrive at Hamedan. In the afternoon we will have an excursion to visit an old stony village in which all the houses and allies are made of local stones.

You will see:
Taq-Bostan bas-reliefs, Varkaneh stony village
You will experience:
Walking in narrow stone-made allies in the village.
You will know:
How proficient the Sassanid in carving inscriptions were
Distances:
Kermanshah to Hamedan is 200km (about 2 and a half hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Hamedan

17

Day 17 : City Tour in Hamedan

in Hamedan
A full day sightseeing in Hamedan brings you more information about the ancient face of Iran. We will start in the morning with an ancient hill to have a look at the discovered parts of the ancient city of Hegmataneh by recent archaeological research and also there is a museum with precious heritages from different periods of history. Also, the tomb of Ester, who saved the Jewish people of Iran in 500 BC is another unique place to see as well as Avicenna, the famous scientist, and philosopher from the 11th century. Some more cultural and ancient sights in Hamedan will complete the day.

You will see:
Hegmataneh hill, Alavian tomb, Avicenna Mausoleum, Imam square, Ester tomb, Ganjnameh inscriptions, and waterfall
You will experience:
Feeling the culture of living in Hamedan and walking in the beautiful street of Avicenna.
You will know:
The story of Ester, Jewish savior and the Xerxes’s wife
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Hamedan

18

Day 18 : Driving to Zanjan

in Zanjan
After leaving Hamedan and spending one hour on the road, we will arrive at one of the most beautiful and largest water caves on earth. For two hours in the cave with walking and riding boats, you would be amazed by the size of Stalactites and the depth of the water with fantastic reflections on it. Also, on the way to Zanjan, we will stop to visit the largest brick-made dome in the world, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a turquoise color on it and magnificent stucco from Mongols era.

You will see:
Alisadr cave, Soltanieh dome
You will experience:
Being impressed by the peaceful atmosphere of the cave with mysterious paths and different size of Stalactites and the depth of the water
You will know:
More about how Mongols continued their rule in Iran and their style of art and architecture.
Distances:
Hamedan to Zanjan is 270km (about 4 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Zanjan

19

Day 19 : Driving to Tabriz via Takht-Soleyman

in Tabriz
After checking out of your hotel in Zanjan, we will have a long drive to get to Tabriz and the beautiful scenery on the way would stun you. After a couple of hours, we will stop to visit another UNESCO world heritage, an old important place in Iran’s history, a holy place for Zoroastrians and kings, a complex of temples and where they were keeping one of the most important fires. Next to the ancient complex, is a mountain that people call Zendan-Soleyman, meaning Solomon’s prison because of its peculiar shape and structure.

You will see:
Takht-Soleyman, Zendan-Soleyman
You will experience:
Having a stunning view towards the top of the mountain of Zendan-Soleyman.
Distances:
Zanjan to Takht-Soleyman is 150km (about 2 and a half hours)
Takht-Soleyman to Tabriz 320km (about 4 and a half hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Tabriz

20

Day 20 : City tour in Tabriz and flying back to Tehran

in Tabriz
On your last day in the west, you will have a full-day experience in Tabriz. After visiting an old mosque with turquoise tiles and a museum full of ancient heritages, we will start walking in the largest Bazaar in Iran, which is a UNESCO world heritage and full of interesting shops and goods. Tabriz is famous for the leather and carpet industry, so you can find some souvenirs from this fantastic Bazaar. In the afternoon it could be your flight to Tehran and your departure flight to home or continuing your journey on the other side of Iran.

You will see:
Blue mosque, Azerbaijan museum, Tabriz Bazaar
You will experience:
Walking in the largest Bazaar in Iran and shopping for beautiful souvenirs
Distances:
The duration of the flight from Tabriz to Tehran is 1 hour.

21

Day 21 : City tour in Tehran

On your last day in Iran, you will have a full-day experience in Tehran. After visiting the National Museum Designed by Andre Godard, the French Architect, we will walk to the Golestan Palace, founded by the Qajar kings and also the palace for the Pahlavi kingdom coronations. In the Bazaar, you will have the experience of visiting the busiest market in Iran. Jewelry museum is the next destination*. In the afternoon you will be transferred to IKA airport to fly back home.

You will see:
National Museum, Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the Crown Jewels Museum.
You will experience:
Meeting the mixture of modern and traditional ways of living in Tehran. Seeing a huge amount of jewelry pieces and standing in awe at their sizes, and their delicate design and ornamentations
You will know:
The history of Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. The development of Tehran from a village to the biggest city in Iran.
Distance:
Tehran to IKA airport is 40km
Note:
* Visiting the crown jewels museum based on their working day, the museum is open from Saturday to Tuesday 14-16.30

in Kashan
Welcome to Iran, a land full of wonders. Your guide who accompanies you during this trip will welcome you at the IKA airport with flowers. IKA airport is located at the southern part of Tehran alongside a highway connecting Tehran all the way to the Persian Gulf, south of Iran. You would be transferred directly to Kashan, which is located at the border of the Zagros Mountain desert. Kashan is famous for rosewater and its carpets. On the road, we will stop to visit Qom, the religious capital of Shia to visit a holy shrine.

You will see:
Fatima-al-Masoumeh mausoleum in Qom, Kashan Bazaar
You will experience:
One of the most significant shrines for Iranian Shia people.
You will know:
More about Shia and Islam religion.
Distances:
Ika airport to Kashan is 180 km (about 2 hours)
Accommodation:
A traditional 4star hotel in Kashan
Note: depending on the flight schedules, the Tehran city tour may come from the last day to the first.

in Kashan
A full day sightseeing in Kashan would bring you a new experience in Iran. A world heritage Persian garden is the first destination in Kashan and after that, visiting an ancient hill that shows an ancient residence from 5000 years ago. Also, Kashan is famous for huge houses with dizzyingly gorgeous yards and halls.

You will see:
Fin garden, Sialk hills, Borujerdi and Tabatabai historical houses, Soltan-Ahmad bathhouse, Aqa-Bozorg mosque.
You will experience:
Walking on an ancient hill and in a Persian garden. You will see how they take rosewater from the roses.
Accommodation:
A traditional 4star hotel in Kashan

in Isfahan
After leaving Kashan and spending one hour on the road, we will visit Abyaneh, a village from thousands of years ago with a distinct culture and landscape. Then we continue to Isfahan and in the evening, we will walk on two magnificent bridges there.

You will see:
Abyaneh village, Si-o-se-pol and Khaju bridges
You will experience:
The lifestyle of people in Abyaneh village and walking on the bridges in Isfahan.

Distances:
Kashan to Isfahan via Abyaneh is 250km (about 3 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Isfahan

in Isfahan

A full day of sightseeing in Isfahan including Naqsh-e-Jahan square which is a huge area and the second biggest square in the world. In the square, we will visit two spectacular mosques and two glorious palaces. All around the square is full of shops where you can find the best souvenirs in Iran. In the afternoon, on the other side of the river, which is called New-Jolfa, we visit an Armenian church.

You will see:
Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, Imam, and Sheikh-Lotfallah mosques, Ali-Qapu edifice, Bazaar, Chehelsotoun palace, Vank church.
You will Experience:
Being amazed at the most beautiful mosques in Iran and the variety of arts in Bazaar and Palaces. Visiting a very different square from what you already have in mind!
You will know:
Safavid dynasty and their culture and art and also how the Shia became the official religion of Iran.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Isfahan

in Isfahan
On this day half a day sightseeing including Jame mosque of Isfahan awaits you, and then you will have free time to spend in the city, like walking on the famous streets of Isfahan and strolling in some Persian Gardens.

You will see:
Jame mosque of Isfahan, Bazaar, streets, and Persian Gardens
You will know:
The process of construction and development of Jame mosque of Isfahan and the characteristics of architecture in the Islamic era in Iran.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Isfahan

in Yazd
We leave Isfahan for Yazd and have a couple of stops on the way to visit two desert towns, Naein and Meybod. In Naein we will visit Jame mosque and will have a walk in the old alleys and Bazaar. Also in Meybod, we will visit a spectacular castle and certain historical places, at the end of the day we will arrive in Yazd.

You will see:
Jame mosque of Naein, Old part of Naein, Naryn castle, Abbasi Caravanserai, an ice-pit, a pigeon house.

You will Experience:
Walking in two desert towns and cob covered buildings with wind towers and cisterns.
You will know:
How the ice houses or ice-pits worked in the past as well as the pigeon houses. Also, you will know more about Caravanserais.
Accommodation:
A traditional 4star hotel in Yazd
Distances:
Isfahan to Yazd is 330km (about 4 hours)

in Yazd
Yazd hosts the biggest society of Zoroastrians in Iran and the people are living in peace with Muslims. They have their way of worship and traditions. In Yazd, we will visit a fire temple and a museum of Zoroastrians as well as the tower of silence. Also, Yazd has an old culture in architecture and textiles. Yazd is called “the city of wind towers” because of this smart structure invented by Iranians providing the houses with cool air. Yazd is a UNESCO world heritage as a complete old town. In Yazd, we will walk in the narrow cob covered alleys which is different from other parts of Iran. A Persian Garden in Yazd, which is a world heritage, and has the highest wind tower in Iran is our next destination there.

You will see:
Tower of silence, Fire temple, Jame mosque, Dolat-Abad Garden, Amir-Chakhmaq square, Fahadan district, Water museum, Zoorkhaneh
You will experience:
Walking in narrow cob covered alleys; Seeing a fire burning from 1700 years ago and feeling the wind through the highest wind tower; Witnessing a unique Persian gym and Pahlevani sport which is practiced in a place called Zoorkhaneh.
You will know:
The Zoroastrians ceremonies and way of worship, how wind towers work, how Qanat works to provide water for the town.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Yazd

in Kerman
We will have a half-day driving to Kerman with a stop on the road to visit a circular Caravanserai in the desert with a cup of tea in a teahouse. In the afternoon, we will visit a complex in Kerman which includes Bazaar, bathhouse, and Sarai. Also, we will take a look at an ancient monument called Jabalieh Dome.You will see:
Zein-al-Din Caravanserai, Ganj-Ali-Khan complex, Jabalieh dome
You will experience:
Having a panoramic view of desert on the roof of the Caravanserai
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Kerman
Distances:
Yazd to Kerman is 360km (about 4 hours)

in Kerman
A special day for you to visit some amazing places in Kerman province. We start with a huge and extraordinary Citadel in Rayen in the morning and then a UNESCO world heritage Persian garden in Mahan with a spectacular landscape of central mountains of Iran. The excursion continues with a visit to a Sufi mausoleum in Mahan and then a drive on a fantastic road through central mountains to Lut desert, a Natural UNESCO world heritage in Iran.

You will see:
Rayen Citadel, Shazdeh Garden, Shah-Nemat-Allah-Vali mausoleum, Lut desert
You will know:
About Sufis, one of the biggest adobe complexes, and the geographical face of the central part of Iran
You will experience:
Witnessing a spectacular sunset in the most amazing desert in Iran; walking in an ancient huge citadel; Being stunned at a heaven in the of a desert, called Shazdeh Garden
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Kerman

in Shiraz
We will have a long drive from Kerman to Shiraz with two stops on the road to visit two UNESCO world heritage sites. Pasargadae, where Cyrus the Great’s tomb is and also the Meymand village, which is hand carved under the ground.

You will see:
Pasargadae, Meymand.
You will know:
Where the first Achaemenid empire began and Cyrus the great started an empire.
You will experience:
Being among the ancient people of Meymand, the people with an average age of 50 now living there.
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Shiraz
Distances:
Kerman to Shiraz 590km (about 8 hours)

in Shiraz
We will have a full day of sightseeing in Shiraz, the land of poets and artists. We will visit a masterpiece of tilework in a mosque called “the Pink-Mosque” and two Persian gardens full of flowers and orange trees. The Bazaar of Shiraz is famous for its spices. We will go to tea houses next to the mosque and will visit a citadel from the 18th century. In the afternoon, nowhere is better than Hafiz mausoleum, one of the greatest poets in the history of Persian literature as well as Saadi, another great poet from Shiraz. Also, we will visit Shah-Cheragh mausoleum which is a grand holy shrine for Shia people.

You will see:
Nasir-Al-Molk mosque, Eram and Narenjestan-Ghavam gardens, Vakil Bazaar, Kharim-Khan citadel, Hafiz, Saadi, and Shah-Cheraq mausoleums
You will Experience:
Being amazed at the sunshine through colorful windows on the carpets of the Pink-Mosque and wandering in the beautiful and peaceful are the gardens of Shiraz
You will know:
How the capital of Iran in the 18th century was, who Iranian poets were, and also how Shia religion is embodied in Shah-Cheraq huge mausoleum
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Shiraz

in Shiraz
This day is an excursion to Persepolis, the most glorious heritage in Iran from the Persian Empire and then visiting Naqsh-Rostam, the tomb of Darius and his grandchildren and several Sasanid inscriptions and bas-reliefs.You will see:
Persepolis, Naqsh-Rostam
You will Experience:
Being impressed by the capital of the Persian Empire was in 500 BC, by the size of stones and columns and how detailed are the inscriptions, and by the size of the tombs and details of inscriptions in Naqsh-Rostam
You will know:
More about the Persian Empire from 500 BC
Distances:
Shiraz to Persepolis is 50km (about 1 hour)
Naqsh-Rostam to Shiraz airport is 60km (about 1 hour)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Shiraz

in Ahvaz
A long day on the road with spectacular sceneries of Zagros mountains and a visit to the ancient town of Bishapur with stunning temples and walls as well as some inscriptions next to the town in Chogan gorge. Also, we will pass by some huge oil excavation areas. At the end of the day, we will arrive at Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan province in the southwest of Iran.

You will see:
Bishapur ancient town and the inscriptions.
You will experience:
Visiting the mysterious temple called “Anahita” who was the water goddess in Persian ancient era. Watching the spectacular mountains in the southwest of Iran and oil excavating areas.
You will know:
The story of Shapur, the great king of the Sassanid dynasty, who defeated Valerian the Roman emperor and founded Bishapur town, in honor of this victory.
Distance:
Shiraz to Ahvaz is 540km (about 7.5 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Ahvaz

in Dezful
We will start a full day sightseeing in Khuzestan, visiting 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites in a single day. One of the oldest civilizations and a huge ziggurat, as well as the Shushtar historical hydraulic system would be a big surprise for everyone interested in the wonders of history.

You will see:
Susa’s ancient hill and museum, Choqa-Zanbil ziggurat, Shushtar hydraulic system, Dezful ancient bridge
You will experience:
Walking around a ziggurat from 2000 BC and some very old heritages in Susa. Be amazed by how the hydraulic system works for 2000 years in Shushtar.
You will know:
How the ancient watermills were working.
More about the first cradle of civilization in Iran.
Accommodation:
A 3star hotel in Dezful.

in Kermanshah
After leaving Dezful, a driving through Zagros mountains with spectacular sceneries is waiting for you. On the way to Kermanshah, we will visit a castle and Anthropology museum in Khorram-Abad in Lorestan province. Then we will continue to Kermanshah and just before there, we visit a UNESCO world heritage site which is an inscription from Darius the great era.

You will see:
Falak-al-Aflak castle, Bisotoun inscription, Anthropology museum
You will Experience:
Watching the spectacular landscape of Zagros mountains and being among Lorish people.
Distances:
Dezful to Kermanshah is 370km (about 5 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Kermanshah

in Hamedan
Before leaving Kermanshah, we will have a look at a couple of huge inscriptions from the Sassanid era (300-700 AD) there and after a couple of hours on the road, we will arrive at Hamedan. In the afternoon we will have an excursion to visit an old stony village in which all the houses and allies are made of local stones.

You will see:
Taq-Bostan bas-reliefs, Varkaneh stony village
You will experience:
Walking in narrow stone-made allies in the village.
You will know:
How proficient the Sassanid in carving inscriptions were
Distances:
Kermanshah to Hamedan is 200km (about 2 and a half hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Hamedan

in Hamedan
A full day sightseeing in Hamedan brings you more information about the ancient face of Iran. We will start in the morning with an ancient hill to have a look at the discovered parts of the ancient city of Hegmataneh by recent archaeological research and also there is a museum with precious heritages from different periods of history. Also, the tomb of Ester, who saved the Jewish people of Iran in 500 BC is another unique place to see as well as Avicenna, the famous scientist, and philosopher from the 11th century. Some more cultural and ancient sights in Hamedan will complete the day.

You will see:
Hegmataneh hill, Alavian tomb, Avicenna Mausoleum, Imam square, Ester tomb, Ganjnameh inscriptions, and waterfall
You will experience:
Feeling the culture of living in Hamedan and walking in the beautiful street of Avicenna.
You will know:
The story of Ester, Jewish savior and the Xerxes’s wife
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Hamedan

in Zanjan
After leaving Hamedan and spending one hour on the road, we will arrive at one of the most beautiful and largest water caves on earth. For two hours in the cave with walking and riding boats, you would be amazed by the size of Stalactites and the depth of the water with fantastic reflections on it. Also, on the way to Zanjan, we will stop to visit the largest brick-made dome in the world, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a turquoise color on it and magnificent stucco from Mongols era.

You will see:
Alisadr cave, Soltanieh dome
You will experience:
Being impressed by the peaceful atmosphere of the cave with mysterious paths and different size of Stalactites and the depth of the water
You will know:
More about how Mongols continued their rule in Iran and their style of art and architecture.
Distances:
Hamedan to Zanjan is 270km (about 4 hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Zanjan

in Tabriz
After checking out of your hotel in Zanjan, we will have a long drive to get to Tabriz and the beautiful scenery on the way would stun you. After a couple of hours, we will stop to visit another UNESCO world heritage, an old important place in Iran’s history, a holy place for Zoroastrians and kings, a complex of temples and where they were keeping one of the most important fires. Next to the ancient complex, is a mountain that people call Zendan-Soleyman, meaning Solomon’s prison because of its peculiar shape and structure.

You will see:
Takht-Soleyman, Zendan-Soleyman
You will experience:
Having a stunning view towards the top of the mountain of Zendan-Soleyman.
Distances:
Zanjan to Takht-Soleyman is 150km (about 2 and a half hours)
Takht-Soleyman to Tabriz 320km (about 4 and a half hours)
Accommodation:
A 4star hotel in Tabriz

in Tabriz
On your last day in the west, you will have a full-day experience in Tabriz. After visiting an old mosque with turquoise tiles and a museum full of ancient heritages, we will start walking in the largest Bazaar in Iran, which is a UNESCO world heritage and full of interesting shops and goods. Tabriz is famous for the leather and carpet industry, so you can find some souvenirs from this fantastic Bazaar. In the afternoon it could be your flight to Tehran and your departure flight to home or continuing your journey on the other side of Iran.

You will see:
Blue mosque, Azerbaijan museum, Tabriz Bazaar
You will experience:
Walking in the largest Bazaar in Iran and shopping for beautiful souvenirs
Distances:
The duration of the flight from Tabriz to Tehran is 1 hour.

On your last day in Iran, you will have a full-day experience in Tehran. After visiting the National Museum Designed by Andre Godard, the French Architect, we will walk to the Golestan Palace, founded by the Qajar kings and also the palace for the Pahlavi kingdom coronations. In the Bazaar, you will have the experience of visiting the busiest market in Iran. Jewelry museum is the next destination*. In the afternoon you will be transferred to IKA airport to fly back home.

You will see:
National Museum, Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the Crown Jewels Museum.
You will experience:
Meeting the mixture of modern and traditional ways of living in Tehran. Seeing a huge amount of jewelry pieces and standing in awe at their sizes, and their delicate design and ornamentations
You will know:
The history of Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties. The development of Tehran from a village to the biggest city in Iran.
Distance:
Tehran to IKA airport is 40km
Note:
* Visiting the crown jewels museum based on their working day, the museum is open from Saturday to Tuesday 14-16.30

  • The first & last day of the programs depends on your flight time, so the necessary changes will be made accordingly.
  • This itinerary can be tailor-made according to your interests.
  • Possibility of all the visits depends on the week days and flight and train time.

INCLUDED
Visa authorization number fee.
20 nights in comfortable 3star and 4star hotels 
All lunches
All internal transportation by private bus/ minibus/ van or normal sedan
Airport transfer
Bottled water while sightseeing and a daily snack.
The expertise of Gate of nation’s travel specialists, tour guide
Fuel and road tolls
All expenses of driver and guide like food and accommodation.
Travel insurance by R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG
Excluded
International flights 
Entrance tickets for places and monuments
Dinners.
Extra services at the hotel like phone calls, laundry…. 
Tips (optional)
  • These prices are in Euro.
  • These prices are for per person in double rooms.
  • 20% will be added for single supplement to package price
  • 10% will be reduced for the 3rd person in TRP Rooms.
  • These prices are for BB (bed & breakfast) accommodation
  • These price includes a guide-Driver.

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