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   IRAN AT A GLANCE extensive 9 days /9 nights  


Important :
You can get an airport visa to use this tour, if you qualify for the new airport visa.

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Itinerary Summary
Day  

Fr.   Tehran : City tour
Sa.   Tehran : City tour
Su.   Tehran Qom Kashan
Mo.   Kashan   Abyaneh Isfahan
Tu.   Isfahan : City tour
We.   Isfahan : City tour
Th.   Isfahan Pasargadae Naghsh-e-Rostam Persepolis Shiraz
Fr.   Shiraz : City tour
Sa.   Shiraz : City tour Tehran

 

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Tour Highlights
WITH THIS TOUR YOU VISIT : 
- more than 5 cities in 3 provinces of Iran
- 6 UNESCO World Heritage listings
- more than 45 tourist attractions 
 

Tour Facts
 Activity Cultural - Sightseeing
 Accommodation
2 nights - Hotel in Tehran
1 night - Hotel in Kashan
3 nights - Hotel in Isfahan
2 nights - Hotel in Shiraz
1 night - on 1st Class train (n/a if you select to fly)
 Transport Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car, 1st Class Train
 Meals B - 8 L - 0 D - 0

Service Includes

. Hotel accommodation as mentioned
. Meals as mentioned above
. Comfortable A/C Vehicle for all transports
. 1st Class Sleeper train ticket
. All mentioned  sightseeing with English speaking guides

Service Excludes

. International airfare
. Personal insurance
. Visa stamp fee
. Expenses of personal nature
. Tips & Portages
. Entrance fees

 

Price (in EUR)
  DBL./Twin Share SGL. Supp.
 Standard Class (3-4* hotels) 935.00 255.00
 Superior Class (4-5* hotels) 1195.00 475.00
 Departure :  every week

Options & Extensions
 Pre & Post Accommodation
 Caspian Sea Side Trip
 Azarbaijan Side Trip
 Ecbatana (Hamadan & Kermanshah) Side Trip
 Susa Side Trip
 Mashad Side Trip
 Persian Gulf Side Trip
 Ski Tour
 Desert Adventure

 

Itinerary in detail

The Persian culture, history and warm people have been irresistible draws to travelers from all over the world. However, covered from the world for the past decades, it's now opening its doors to all of those who can not afford to miss Iran, the cradle of civilization. Be a pioneer to visit this fast growing tourist destination.
Let us take you on a journey back in time to a mixture of ancient sites and samples of Islamic arts and architecture, spiced with the rich culture of Iranian hospitality.
 

TOUR ITINERARY : 

DAY 1 TEHRAN
We start our tour of northern Tehran at the Nature Bridge with immaculate views of north Tehran and Alborz mountains. We then visit Niavaran Palace, the last residence and office of Shah before the Islamic revolution. Next is the house of Imam Khomeini, from where he ruled Iran for a decade. Tajrish Old Bazaar is next, where we can see a vibrant traditional bazaar where Tehranies do their daily shopping. Saadabad Palace is next which is a large compund of Royal palaces used during Pahlavi era. Our last stop is Darband, which is a vally in north of Tehran, hidden from the hustle-bustle of Tehran. O/N Tehran

DAY 2 TEHRAN
The tour starts in Bagh-e-Melli, formerly known as the Parade Square, where we can see some landmark buildings dating back to Reza Shah’s reign (early 20th century). The National Museum is next where the rich 7000+ year history of Iran is on show with a unique collection of chronologically ordered archaeological findings. UNESCO World Heritage site of Golestan Palace comes next where the Qajar (18-19th century) headquarter of the country can be seen. We continue the tour with a visit to the busy Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Next is an unforgettable visit to the world renowned Treasury of National Jewels. The tour finishes at the former US embassy, called as the Den of Espionage in Iran after its seizure in 1979 leading to the hostages crisis. O/N Tehran

DAY 3 TEHRAN > QOM > KASHAN
We drive to Kashan visiting some interesting sites en-route. The first site is The Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and Tehran war cemetery. After about an hour drive with a glimpse of a large salt lake, we stop in the religious city of Qom, where we can visit one the most important religious centres in Iran, The Holy Shrine of Hazrat-e-Masuma. Another hour drive takes us to the desert city of Kashan where we visit, Fin Garden, an interesting sample of Persian garden. We have the afternoon free for exploring this well preserved desert city. O/N Kashan

DAY 4 KASHAN > ABYANEH > ISFAHAN
We start the day with visiting some historical houses with interesting architecture. This will be followed by a visit to Kashan Bazaar and Aghabozorg Mosque before leaving for Isfahan with a stop in Abyaneh (The Red Village) stop where we can visit a well-preserved old Iranian village famous for its red buildings. It’s a living architectural and anthropologic museum. Isfahan is another 2.5 hour drive away. O/N Isfahan

  DAY 5 ISFAHAN
Iranians claim Isfahan is half the world! One of the largest cities of the world in 16-17th century, and the capital of Safavid dynasty. We start today’s program in UNESCO World Heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq., one of the largest city squares in the world, where we will visit Aliqapu Palace (in 6 floors), The Royal Mosque (one of the masterpieces of Persian Islamic architecture),  Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (private mosque of the royal court) and Chehelsotoun (40-columns) Pavilion. We will then stroll through the labyrinth of Qeysarieh Bazaar, starting on the northern side of the square and ending at The Old Jameh Mosque of Isfahan , another UNESCO world heritage site, one of the oldest till standing mosques in Iran. We wil then drive to Jolfa, the Armenian quarter of the city, where we visit Vank Cathedral, a showcase of Christianity in Iran. Our next stop will be at the banks for Zayandeh River, where we can visit  historical bridges of Siosepol and Khaju, the two most beautiful historical bridges of the city. O/N Isfahan

DAY 6 ISFAHAN 
On a 2nd tour of Isfahan, we visit the Shaking Minarets and Atashgah, remains of an ancient fire temple. We then visit Jolfa, the Armenian quarter of the city, where we visit Vank Cathedral, a showcase of Christianity in Iran. Our next stop will be on the banks for Zayandeh River, where we can visit several historical bridges, including  Siosepol and Khaju, the two most beautiful  bridges of the city. The tour ends with a walk on Charbagh Street, literally the four gardens, a historical street in the heart of Isfahan. O/N Isfahan

DAY 7 ISFAHAN > PASARGADAE > NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM > PERSEPOLIS > SHIRAZ
On a long drive to Shiraz, we stop in Pasargadae, visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Another hour drive takes us to Naghsh-e-Rostam, a necropolis for Achaemenid kings and a collection of Sassanid rock reliefs. Before arriving in Shiraz, we will have a long stop in Persepolis to visit the magnificent remains from the ancient world in this 2500 years old ceremonial complex used for celebrating Nowruz, the Persian new year at the spring equinox during the Achaemenid Empire. Today’s program ends with a short stop at the Quran Gate. Travelers passing underneath the gates were believed to receive the blessing of the Holy Book. (Total drive 480km./300 miles) O/N Shiraz
 DAY 8 SHIRAZ
On a tour of Shiraz, we visit Afifabad Garden, formerly a royal mansion and now used as a museum of historical weapons.
We then drive to visit Eram garden, part of the city’s botanical gardens  and a UNESCO world heritage site. We then visit Saadi and  Hafiz Memorials where Iranians gather to commemorate their most popular poets who lived in Shiraz in the 13th and 14th centuries. O/N Shiraz
 DAY 9 SHIRAZ
Today’s program starts at Qavam Mansion with its beautiful orange garden, where we can visit a nice sample of Qajae era interior decorations. Nasirolmolk Mosque, or the Pink Mosque  famous as the most colourful mosque of Iran is next followed by visiting Shahcheragh Shrine, one of the most important holy shrines in Iran. We will then stroll into Vakil Bazaar, to see one of well-preserved samples of traditional roofed bazaars of Iran. On exit from the Bazaar, we see Vakil Mosque with its renowned spiral pillars and green marble minbar (pulpit). Vakil Hammam (Public Bath) is our next stop where you can see an elaborate sample of traditional Iranian bath houses with wax statues showing the relevant costumes and traditions.  Karimkhani Citadel, the Zand dynasty’s headquarters is our last stop in this tour.  
The tour finishes by getting on the 1st Class Shiraz-Tehran night train. You can alternatively take a flight to Tehran, continue the tour to Yazd/Kerman/Ahwaz or proceed to other destinations.. 

 

 

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