Educational /Cultural tour of Persia

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Iran, as the cradle of one the most ancient civilizations of the world, is proud of its thousands year old historical, cultural, and architectural attractions, elegant gardens, pleasant food, and warm hospitable people.  With 21 cultural heritage and one natural sites inscribed on UNESCO world Heritage List., Iran offers a unique diversity of attractions in the world: from Lut Desert to the Persian gardens; the amazing city of Isfahan to the hand-dug rocky houses in Meymand, Kerman; the towering mountain of Damavand covered in snow to Kish Island.

Tehran Shiraz Passargade-Yazd Naein -Isfahan  Kashan-IKIA Airport 

Day 01, Arrival and transfer to hotel, rest

Day 02, city tour ,overnight
Day 03, transfer to domestic airport to fly to Shiraz and city tour overnight
Day 04, Shiraz-Persepolis-Naghsh e Rostam-Shiraz
Day 05,Shiraz-Passargad-Yazd
Day 06, Yazd-Naein-Isfahan
Day 07, Isfahan
Day 08: Isfahan
Day 09: Isfahan-Kashan-Qom-Airport
Day 10: departure

Tehran Shiraz Passargade-Yazd Naein -Isfahan  Kashan-IKIA Airport 

Day 01, Arrival and transfer to hotel, rest and start the city tour at 10 am, overnight Arrive midnight( normally flights to Tehran arrive Midnight and hotel is booked from night before transfer to hotel, rest

Hotel : Espinas Hotel 5*or similar

Day 2, Tehran

have breakfast and. start city tour, 
We start our exciting and unique journey with a full-day tour of Tehran. Archaeological Museum displaying both the Pre Islamic and modern-day Iranian artifacts. Then the lavish Golestan Palace (WHS), a masterpiece of the Qajar era, integrating traditional Persian architecture with Western-style. The walled palace was the seat of the government of the 1779 Qajar dynasty who made Tehran the capital of the country. It was built within a handsome garden of the era featuring pools with orange groves, palms, planes and cypress trees.
Lunch in Grand Ferdowsi Traditional restaurant.
After Lunch visit Saad Abad Palace, ( White and Green Palace ) and walk on Tabiat Bridge and have dinner, Return to the hotel   (B-L)

Hotel : Espinas Hotel 5*or similar

Day 03, transfer to domestic airport to fly to Shiraz and city tour overnight  Morning fly to Shiraz  and start City tour
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 poets, Hafez  ; the pink tiled 19th-century Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, the Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th-century citadel), the Madrassa Khan (Theological School), to have interaction with teachers and, the Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz (Bazaar is closed on Fridays), and the Holy Shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh (not open to non-Moslems and can only be seen from outside); overnight stay at hotel

Hotel : Shiraz Hotel or similar

Day 04, Shiraz-Persepolis-Naghsh e Rostam-Shiraz:  we will enjoy our breakfast and will head to Domestic airport-Mehrabad airport- to fly to Shiraz, it takes One hour Ten minutes, will meet the driver and will start the magnificent tour of Persepolis; Persepolis, 70 KMs away from the city, is the last and ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Nearly 2500 years ago, construction for its magnificent structure was begun by Darius the Great with the intent to make it the focus of the mighty Achaemenian Empire. Our tour will also include the Naqsh-e-Rustam where hewn out of a cliff rest the tombs believed to be of Darius I and II, Artaxerxes and Xerxes I. after lunch  return to the city, Overnight (B-L)

Day 05, Shiraz-Passargad-Yazd
early morning we head to Yazd Via Passargad:

Pasargadae (WHS*), the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great. Dating from 6th century BC, the remains of the palaces, gardens and the nearby mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of Achaemenid art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization.

Day 06, Yazd-Naein-Isfahan
Yazd/Esfahan (Drive 195miles / 316kms) After breakfast and check out , we start exploring Yazd city visiting the magnificent Masjid-e Jameh, and Amir-Chakhmaq Mosques. We continue to the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence and the Fire Temple (where fire worship is still practiced) ,we depart on a beautiful drive to Esfahan via Naein. Esfahan was a vibrant trade center, and its glorious Islamic architecture and beautiful gardens captured the hearts of many with the saying: “Esfahan is half the World”. .O/N Hotel (B-L)

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-se-pol, and  visit one of the world’s grandest squares, the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, with several sites (the Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games, and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah and the Imam – with magnificent architecture and tilework), finishing with a visit to the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous (Bazaar is closed on Fridays); overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Isfahan
today we will explore the Armenian Quarter with several churches, including the important Cathedral of Vank and later 40 column palace and also Jame Mosque, Overnight

Day 09: Isfahan-Kashan-Qom-Airport
In the morning after check out Drive to Kashan  visit  Tabatabaie Houses , built as a private residence, now a charming museum with a lovely courtyard in Kashan. We then take in the famous Fin Garden and witness its breathtaking pools, orchards, and natural springs. Next, we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque famous for its lovely portals and minarets, We pass Qom, if time permits will visit the city and the shrine of Fatima the Sister of our 8th Imam which is buried in Mashad, will reach to Airport and will stay at Airport hotel(Ibis/Novotel)  till departure

Day 10: departure
most flights leave early in the morning, self-transfer to the departure terminal.

Tehran Shiraz Passargade-Yazd Naein -Isfahan  Kashan-IKIA Airport 

International flights mostly arrive late in the evening or early midnight, So day 1 is considered the day you depart your home town and arrive late or early of next day

We. strongly suggest you have. your international. insurance in case. you don’t we can offer you Iranian Insurance

 

Wifi is available in most hotels, in case you need more data we can get sim cards for duration of stay in Iran, and after the tour we will collect the sim cards.

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • From: $1100
  • Activity Level:
    • Moderate
  • Accommodation: Hotel 5* & 4*
  • Meals: B-L according to program
  • Transportation: A/C Vehicle
  • Transfer to/from hotel/airport: Included
  • Guide: Included
  • Entrance fees: Included
  • Domestic flight: Included
  • Min group size: 2
  • Sanitary pack: Included
  • Intl flight: Excluded
  • Personal expenses: Excluded
  • Visa fee: Excluded
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