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Our Classic Iran Tours will take you to experience Iran’s long and diverse history. Iran may be most famous for Persepolis and Ancient Persian civilization, but there are many more influences that shaped modern Iran. The wonders of Ancient Persian monuments, the early influence of Zoroastrians and the rise of Islamic civilization, all will be revealed to you during your Iran Tour Package.
Landing in Imam Khomeini International Airport, our guide is already waiting to take us directly to the hotel.
The desire for discoveries is aroused! First we will visit the Saadabad Palace, where we immerse ourselves in the world of the Shahs. We continue to the Tajrish Bazaar: Here we stroll together through the market - our tour guide lets us taste and smell, enjoy delicious fruit - then there is time for your own discoveries or for a snack in one of the small surrounding restaurants. In the afternoon we will proceed to the Tabiat Bridge and Haghani Park. From here we enjoy wonderful views of Tehran and its surrounding mountains and stretch our legs in the green lung of the city for an hour. Then we dive into the world of historical Iran: in the National Museum, our guide brings ancient Persia to life, afterwards you have time for your own discoveries in the museum. Alternatively, you can enjoy a tea in the area or go shopping. Finally, the driver takes us back to the hotel.
After an early breakfast we follow the southern route of the Silk Road to Isfahan. After about an hour's drive we reach the city of Qom and visit the courtyard of the holy shrine together. Then our journey continues to Kashan, one of the centers of Iranian rose water production. At lunchtime, we stroll through the fin garden, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a traditional Persian garden. We arrive in Isfahan in the late afternoon and have some plans here. The two most famous bridges in the east, Si-o-se Pol, also called 33-arch bridge, and the Khaju bridge, are romantically illuminated in the evening and invite you to take a walk under the arcades.
After a relaxed breakfast, we will visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The third largest square in the world is flanked on three sides by great architecture: the large Aliqapu Palace, the Shah Mosque and the masterpiece of Safavid architecture, the Sheiklotfollah Mosque. With their blue-tiled entrance areas and domes, the mosques shine in the sunlight. We will visit both mosques and the palace before walking through a small park to the Chehel Sotun Palace. Afterwards we enjoy some free time to stroll through the bazaar and stroll in the large square or have lunch in one of the restaurants. Then we visit the Azagedan tea house together. The rest of the afternoon is free.
Before we leave Isfahan, we visit the Friday Mosque and the Christian Armenian Vank Cathedral with the attached museum on the history of the Armenians. Then the driver takes us in a two-hour drive to Nain, one of the oldest places in Iran, which is famous for its special white carpets. We visit a weaving mill to learn about the production of the carpets and then the Friday mosque. It is now not far to Yazd, we reach the city center in the early evening and walk through the atmospheric Amir Chakhmagh complex in the evening before we drive to the hotel.
We explore the mud brick city by car and on foot. Yazd, located in an oasis between the Lut and Kavir deserts, already served as an important trading base on the ancient Silk Road. First we visit "Tower of Silence". A tower used by the Zoroastrians for the funeral. From the tower of this complex we have beautiful views of the fascinating mud brick city. We stroll through the fascinating city until noon. We see the magnificent fire temples of the Zoroastrians, and the Dowlat Abad garden with its impressive wind towers. At lunchtime there is a bakery where we can try the special Yazdi cake (optional). Would you like camel meat for dinner? Your guide will show you the way to the Silkroad restaurant. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the important Friday mosque and the ancient district called Fahadan. Then we will drive back to hotel.
Today we have to get up early. We will proceed toward Shiraz and we will reach Pasargadae on the way after about three to four hours driving through the Zagros Mountains. We marvel at the tomb of Cyrus before we continue to Persepolis. After a little more than an hour's drive, we dive deep into history at the Achaemenid Residence. Then we will visit Naqsh-e-Rostam, where we take a good hour to visit the rock tombs. It's only an hour's drive to our centrally located hotel in Shiraz.
We'll give you time to sleep and have a hearty breakfast this morning, then we'll go on a discovery tour together. First we walk to the Nasir-al mulk Mosque, then to the Narenjestan Ghavam orange garden until we finally reach the old town to plunge into the frenzy of the Vakil Bazaar. If you like, you can try the Faludeh here - Shiraz is known for that! In the middle of the bazaar is the Vakil bathhouse, which is now a museum - we take a look around and then get on the car to drive to the Ali Ebn-e-Hamzah Shrine. In the afternoon we will visit Eram garden and finally we will visit mausoleum of the Hafez in the evening. Our guide brings the famous Persian poet to life with a few verses. For dinner, we invite you to a typical restaurant today.
Today you will say goodbye to Iran and you will be transferred to Shiraz international airport for departure flight.
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