10 Days/9 Nights
Classic Tour of Iran
You can visit the most important Iran historical sites on this 10 days tour. Also, you can arrange and customize it on the basis of your plan. On this tour, you will visit the most famous historical monuments of Iran. Some of these are recorded in the UNESCO and are preserved as a world
|DAY 01: Arrival Tehran
Arrive in Tehran; meet and transfer to hotel for an overnight at the hotel.
|DAY 02: Tehran-Shiraz
Full day visit to some of Tehran’s major museums, including Iran’s National Museum; the Abguineh (Glass & Ceramics) Museum and also visit the Carpet Museum(all the above museums are closed on Mondays); in the evening transfer to airport for flight to Shiraz, as available, transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
|DAY 03: Shiraz/Excursion to Persepolis & Naghsh-e-Rostam
Full day excursion to Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, and its famous bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers and gift-bearing representatives of tributary nations of the Persian Empire; also visit Naghsh-e-Rostam to see Ka’be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenid); plus seven magnificent Sassanian rock-reliefs (including Shapur the First’s famous victory over Roman Emperor Valerian); and Naghsh-e-Rajab, a nearby grotto with more Sassanid reliefs, return to Shiraz; overnight stay at hotel.
|DAY 04: Shiraz
Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit some of the famous gardens of this city of “roses and nightingales”, including the Eram Garden, the tomb of Iran’s greatest lyric poet Hafez; the pink tiled 19th-century Nasir-al-Molk Mosque, the Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th-century citadel), the Madrassa Khan (Theological School), the Qajar-period Narenjestan Garden/House, and the Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz, and also drive by the Holy Shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh overnight stay at hotel.
|DAY 05: Shiraz-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en-route visit Pasargadae, pre-dating Persepolis, site of the simple but imposing tomb of Cyrus the Great, the Founder of the Persian Empire, and remains of his several palaces, all located in the beautiful plain of Dasht-e-Morghab, continue to Yazd for the overnight stay at the hotel.
|DAY 06: Yazd- Isfahan
Morning visits in Yazd, the center for Iran’s small Zoroastrian community, who seeking refuge from the invading Arabs found a safe haven within its fortified walls; visits include active Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the fire of which has been burning for about 1500 years. Also visit the Friday Mosque (1324 A.D.) with the highest portal and minarets in Iran, with a walk through the old Fahadan quarter; drive to Isfahan via Nain, a charming desert town,
|DAY 07: Isfahan
Full day tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit the famous bridges of Shahrestan, Khajou & Sio-
|DAY 08: Isfahan
Another full day sightseeing of Isfahan to visit the magnificent Friday Mosque, with the famous Uljaitu Mihrab (Prayer Niche) of the Il-Khanid period. The Friday Mosque is considered a museum of a thousand-year of Persian religious architecture and is truly one of the world’s greatest mosques. From here drive to the Chehel Sotun Palace, built by Shah Abbas II in the 17th century; its twenty wooden columns reflected in the surface of the pool give rise to its name ‘The Palace of Forty Columns. The final stop of the day is at the Hasht Behesht pavilion built in 1670 by Shah Solayman and known as the Pavilion of Eight Paradises or the Palace of Nightingales. This small but intricate building is set amongst tree-lined alleys, a reflecting pool, and water rills; overnight stay at the hotel.
|DAY 09: Isfahan-Tehran
Morning drive to Tehran, en-route stopover at the charming town of Natanz to visit a beautiful Islamic Complex (Friday Mosque/Monastery/Tomb of Sheikh
|DAY 10: DEPARTURE TEHRAN
Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.