Tehran, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Golpayegan, Mahallat, Kashan, Isfahan, Naein, Yazd, Kerman, Shiraz, Ahvaz
Day 1: Arrival to Iran /Tehran
Arrival in Tehran. Meet and greet with your guide, then transfer to hotel. Since many international flights arrive in Tehran early in the morning. So, rest in hotel for some hours.
- We start the city tour by visiting:
- National Jewelry Treasury
- Golestan Palace
- Tabiat Bridge
- Overnight Tehran.
In the morning we will drive to the ancient city of Hamadan or Hegmataneh that is based on the Assyrian inscriptions, it is the oldest city of Iran and one of the oldest cities of the world. The famous Greek historians – Herodotus – has called Ecbatana as the shining jewel of the ancient world but unfortunately Alexander invasion ruined this beautiful city and vanished much of its importance and wealth. Half day city tour of Hamadan to visit:
- Tomb of Baba Taher
- Avicenna tomb
- Hegmataneh pre-Islamic town and museum
Day 3 : Hamadan
Starting another day in Ecbatana to explore and learn more about the life of this old city during its long age. Hamadan besides all its historical attractions has a natural highlight that is very famous in Iran and really worth to visit. It is Ali sadr cave.
- Ester and Mordkhai tomb
- Ganjnameh inscriptions
- Ghorban tower
- lion’s statue
Then drive to Kermanshah, enroutevisiting:
- Anahita temple in Kangavar
It is the second stone temple of Iran after Persepolis and a good archeological symbol of both Achaemenid and Sassanid style; then drive to :
- Bisotun town
To visit the largest inscriptions of the world and one of the most important historical documents of the world that has been registered in UNESCO.
Day 4: Kermanshah/Golpayegan
Like Hamadan, Kermanshah is located in mountainous area and rich in both historical and natural attractions. Starting city tour to visit:
- Tagh E Bostan
- Kermanshah Museum
Drive to Golpayegan Just for having a unique experience of one overnight in its old historical hotel called Arg-e-Googad .It is the second mud brick building of Iran that is located in Silk Road.
Overnight Golpayegan .
Day 5: Golpayegan/Mahallat/Kashan
Drive to Mahallat. This small town has no historical attractions; instead it is famous for its beautiful flower farms and so has called the city of flowers in Iran. Eye- catching flower farms and their aroma that has spread all around the town, besides its springs and spas has made Mahallat ,a nice small town and worth to visit .
After spending some hours, drive to Kashan whichis located on the edge of the central deserts of Iran and is one of the world’s oldest human settlements. Kashan city tour will be started by visiting:
- Fin Garden and bath
As its name shows it’s a Garden with a bath inside it that dates back to Safavid era and its reputation is due to the happening of a historical event .
- Kashan Bazaar
- Tabatabaei & Abbasi House
Day 6: Kashan/Isfahan
Drive in the morning to:
A red village located 50 Km of kashan and is famous for its red hue , special architecture and traditional clothes of its inhabitants .Another gem that will take you to long time before the current like a time machine . The last destination in fourth day will be Isfahan.
The Persians call it “Nesf-e-Jahan ” that means half of the world ,because it has a large number of beautiful attraction and highlights so that could satisfy any taste in different aspects.
City tour of Isfahan will be started by visiting:
- Naghsh-e-Jahan square.
It is in the center of Isfahan and is surrounded by monumental buildings such as:
- Imam and Sheykh Lotfollah mosques
- Qaysariyyeh Portico that is very beautiful
- Isfahan Baazar
- Ali Qapu
In addition to these mentioned ones, there are around 200 two-storied arcades around the square that is full of handicrafts and souvenirs and will entertain you for hours.
In the afternoon, walking along:
- Zayanderood river and two famous bridges of Siosepol and Khajou
Day 7: Isfahan
Second day sightseeing of Isfahan will be started with visiting:
- Vank cathedral
- ChaharBagh Theological school
- Hasht Behesht Palace
- Chehel sotoun,
- Jame Mosque
- Flower Garden
Day 8: Isfahan/Naein/ Yazd
In the morning, drive to Yazd via Naein to visit:
- Pirnia Traditional House
- Rigareh Underground Water Mill
- Aba Bafi workshops that are in Underground manmade caves
Day 9: Yazd
Full day city tour of Yazd to visit:
- Friday Mosque
- Towers of silence
- Jame mosque of Yazd
- Dowlat Abad Garden
- Zoroastrian Fire Temple
- Amir Chakhmagh
After all, spending some hours in old part of town that without doubt brings all visitors a unique and memorable experience.
Day 10: Yazd/Kerman
Leaving a mysterious town and the centre of Zoroastrian culture in the morning and moving to another historical city of Iran in which you can visit highlights that all have worldwide reputations. But 74 km after Yazd, there is a very nice place with a fascinating building that had been built by Shah Abbas for Silk Road travelers. The total number of such caravanserai that he built during his kingdom is 999 that just two of them is in circle shape and this is one of them. Its name is:
- Zein-o- din caravanserai
Continue our way to Kerman. The same as all other cities of Iran, Kerman too, is famous for its long history and strong culture. Half day city tour of Kerman to visit :
- Ganj-Ali Khan Complex (Bath, Caravanserai and Bazaar)
Overnight Kerman .
Day 11: Kerman
Full day excursion to Mahan to visit :
- Shah Nematolah-e Vali Shrine
- Prince Garden
Then to Rayen for visiting:
After Bam Earthquake, many Kerman travelers visit Rayen castle . Although each has their own beauties but may help people understand the masterpiece of Bam .
Overnight Kerman .
Day 12: Kerman/Shiraz
After breakfast, we start our trip to Shiraz. There is a long way that will takes around 6 to 7 hours ,but some attractions such as :
- Fig gardens in Estahban
- The Sassanid Palace in Sarvestan
- salt lake near shiraz
Day 13: Shiraz
Shiraz is the sixth largest city of Iranthat was the former capital of Iran, during the Zand dynasty.It is also called the city of rose,nightingales and poets. The tour will be started by visiting:
- Shapouri Pavilion and Garden
- The Vakil complex that includes Vakil mosque, Bath, Arg and Bazaar
- Pars museum
In the afternoon, you will visit:
- Hafez and Saadi tomb
- Jahan Nama Garden
- Shah-e-Cheragh or Ali ebne Hamzeh Shrine
Day 14: Shiraz
Shiraz has more attractions to offer that visiting all of them needs at least 3 to 4 days but today, too, we will select some other highlights such as:
- Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
- Zinat ol Molk house
- Eram Garden
- Afif-Abad Garden
Day 15: Shiraz
Full day excursion to:
- Persepolis, the ancient city of Persia and the capital of Achaemenid Empire. It was founded by Darius I in 518 B.C as a center for receptions and festivals.
- Pasargadae, That once was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great .
Day 16: Shiraz/Ahvaz
Drive to Ahvaz, city of bridges and famous Karoun River. Enroute visiting:
- Bishapour ancient city and Anahita temple
- Stone carving of Tang-e-chogan
Bisapour is located near “shahi” road that had been an important road in connecting cities in that time.
Day 17: Ahvaz
In the morning after spending some hours in Ahvaz and visiting its bridges such as Black bridge, eight bridge and etc ; Drive to shushtar to visit :
- Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
This remarkable irrigation system dates back to Achaemenid to Sassanid dynasty that is still in use and provides shushtar water. A complex of watermills, dams, rivers, canals and tunnels has made real masterpiece that every visitor admire it. Shushtar Water Structure was inscribed as UNESCO world heritage site in 2009.
Then drive to Susa for visiting:
ï Apadana palace
Apadana winter palace of Achaemenid kings was built during Darius period and in 515 to 521 BC. The materials is used in walls are brick and for building columns is stone. This place includes Talar, Harem, Gate, yards and reception hall.
ï Tomb of Daniel
It is the burial place of Daniel, the Jewish prophet. After Esther and Mordekhay tomb in Hamadan,
It is the second holiest site of Jews in Iran.
ï Tchogha Zanbil
In 45 km of Susa, there is an a 3000 years ancient complex belongs to Elamite empire as a symbol of their art and architecture. It is the world’s oldest existing Ziggurat and one of the most beautiful attractions of Iran that registered in UNESCO on 1979 .
Day 18: Ahvaz/Tehran
Drive back to Ahvaz for Transfer to the airport for flight to Tehran. Other places that are listed in must see attractions of Tehran are:
- The Saad Abad complex
- National Museum of Iran
- Glassware Museum of Tehran
- Tehran Bazaar
So, travel to Iran will be finished by visiting the above mentioned ones. Then, transfer to International Airport for departure.
- Three star:
- Tehran: Saina
- Hamedan: Aryan
- Kermanshah: Jamshid
- Golpayegan: Arg-e-googad
- Kashan: Ehsan house
- Yazd: Mehr
- Kerman: Akhavan
- Shiraz: Eram
- Ahvaz: Oxin
- Four star :
- Tehran: Ferdowsi
- Hamedan: Aryan
- Kermanshah: Jamshid
- Golpayegan: Arg-e-googad
- Kashan: Mahinestan Raheb
- Isfahan: Aseman
- Yazd: Dad
- Kerman: Pars
- Shiraz: Elysee
- Five star :
- Tehran: Parsian Azadi
- Hamedan: Baba Taher
- Kermanshah: Parsian
- Golpayegan: Arg-e-googa
- Kashan: Ameri house
- Isfahan: kowsar
- Yazd: Safaiyeh
- Shiraz: Zandieh
- Ahvaz: Pars
Included in the price:
- Accommodation based on the above mentioned hotel classes
- Entrance fee to stated attractions
- Visa process for invitation letter
Excluded from the price (you pay this):
- Visa stamp fee
- International flights
- Any of personal expenses
- All meals after breakfast
- These rates for two and five passengers are based on double occupancy. For single accommodations, please contact us.
- In case any of the above mentioned hotels have no availability, the equivalent will be substituted
- These rates are valid till March 20th, 2017