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Essence of Persia

Itinerary

Describe of tour plane first to end

Take the flight to ShirazMeet at the airport and transfer to your hotel accommodation in shiraz

In the morning take a flight to Shiraz (I hour 20 min).
Start visiting:
• Eram Garden. (One of the most famous gardens of Iran: the Bagh e Eram (Eram Garden),
which is part of the UNESCO-listed Persian Gardens, the tombs and gardens of Iran’s
greatest lyric poets
• Tomb of Hafez and Sa’adi
• Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. The pink tiled 19th century Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque
• The Arg-e-Karim Khan (an 18th century citadel)
• The Qajar-period Narenjestan Garden/House
• The Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz
• The Holy Shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh.
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

  • Persepoli. Drive to Persepolis (50 kms to Shiraz for a full day excursion to Persepolis, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and 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.
  • Naqhsh-e Rostam. We also take time to visit Naqhsh-e Rostam to see Ka’be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenid); the seven magnificent Sassanian rock-reliefs (including Shapur I’s famous victory over Roman Emperor Valerian); an, a nearby grotto with more Sassanid reliefs.
  • Pasargad. In the afternoon we drive a Pasargad, where we see the impressive six-tiered Tomb of Cyrus the Great Qabr e Madar e Soleyman, and walk through the different sections of the ancient city: the Residential Palace, the Audience Hall, the gatehouse, Zendan e Soleyman, and Takht e Madar e Soleyman.
    Hotel accommodation in Isfahan.

A full day tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavid, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit one of the world’s grandest squares.
• The Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which contains several
sites including:
• The Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games.
• Two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah and the Shah – with magnificent architecture and tilework.
• The Qeisarieh Bazaar, where hundreds of shops display a rich variety of handicrafts, carpets, tiles, and miniature painting.
• Jameh Mosque . continuing the visits to the magnificent Jameh Mosque, with the famous Uljaitu Mihrab (Prayer Niche) of the Il-Khanid period. Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
is considered a museum of a thousand years of Persian religious architecture and is truly
one of the world’s greatest mosques.
Hotel accommodation in Isfahan.

Another full day sightseeing in Isfahan:
Chehel Sotun Palace, built by Shah Abbas II in the 17th century; its wooden columns reflected in the surface of the pool give rise to its name ‘The Palace of Forty Columns’
Hasht Behesht Palace
Armenian Quarter with its important Cathedral of Vank
Famous historical bridges of Khajou and Sio-se-pol


Hotel accommodation in Isfahan.

Drive to Tehran stopping en route at the charming town of Kashan (215km) to visit:
Historical Garden of Fin (UNESCO Site)
Mosque and madrasah Agha Bozorg
Borujerdi House. 19th century merchant residence known as Borujerdi House with its beautiful stucco dome and inlaid mirror work, with some of the best examples of existing “badgirs” (wind-catchers).


Continuing the route with another stop in Qom (112km) to visit:
the Holy Shrine Complex of Hazrat-e-Ma’asumeh


Continue to Tehran (148km), arrive and hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Starting Iran tour with visiting the remarkable museums and palaces of Tehran:
• National Museum
• Golestan Palace
• Carpet Museum
• Jewelers Museum
• Emamzadeh Saleh Shrine
• Tajrish bazaar


Hotel accommodation in Tehran.


Note: Jewelers Museum is just open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, in case the trip coincide with other day, this museum will be replaced with Abgineh Glassware Museum

Transfer to the airport for taking the flight back, End of the trip.

Arrival and Departure Time

DURATION

8 Days 7 Night
8 Days 7 Night
8 Days 7 Night
8 Days 7 Night
8 Days 7 Night
8 Days 7 Night
8 Days 7 Night

ARRIVAL

20 Mar 2021
15 May 2021
12 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
3 Jul 2021
7 Aug 2021
4 Sep 2021

DEPARTURE

27 Mar 2021
22 May 2021
19 Jun 2021
3 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021
14 Aug 2021
11 Sep 2021

Price for earch person in Double and single Rooms

Good to know

Language

Farsi

Currency

Rial

Calling code

+98

Time Zone

GMT +3:30

Population

84.14 million

Area

1,648,195 km2

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