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CHARM OF PERSIA

11 Days 10 Nights
02/08/2022

The Charm of Persia tour is an 11-day/10-night travel going through some of the most charming cities of Iran and their UNESCO world heritage sites. The tour starts and ends in Tehran covering the best tourist attractions of Tehran, Shiraz (including Persepolis and Pasargadae), Yazd, Esfahan, Kashan and Qom as well as historic cities of Abarkuh, Meybod and Nain.

 

Arrival and Departure Time

2022-08-02
2022-08-12
2022-08-16
2022-08-26
2022-08-30
2022-09-09
2022-09-13
2022-09-22
2022-09-26
2022-10-06

Shahrzadbaal tour & travel agency

Summary

2 nights in Tehran – 2 nights in Shiraz – 2 nights in Yazd – 3 nights in Isfahan – 1 night in Tehran

Tour Highlights

Tehran: The Modern Capital of Iran presents a variety of scenery, history, and culture. This journey takes you to its core. There are great Palaces and Museums to enjoy in-depth like the Golestan Palace, including gardens, royal buildings, and a selection of Iranian crafts from the 18th century, and the National jewelry Museum, with a fine reflection of Iranian Art.

Shiraz: Shiraz is known as the city of poetry and roses. Get mesmerized by the lavish Eram garden with its aromatic myrtles and orange-scented Narenjestan in your city tour to beautiful Shiraz. Furthermore, Shiraz mosques are particularly different from other mosques. Cheerful colors have been used in the construction of these mosques. One of the most beautiful mosques in Shiraz is Nasir Al-Molk Mosque, which is known as the Pink Mosque.

Persepolis: A legendary city with two important Unesco World Heritage sites, Feel the power of the Ancient Persian Empire in the unique and breathtaking ruins of Persepolis.

Pasargadae: A different visit from all you have seen before. You can feel the power of the great ancient kingdom in Persian land while you are visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great, in a lush and inspiring view of the area.

Abarkuh: a historical city constructed with numerous mud-houses and special wind towers that catches the wind, especially on hot days of the year. There, you will also wonder at the famous Cypress tree and Abarkuh Icehouse.

Yazd: A collection of finest Persian mud-houses throughout the historic alleys of Yazd, feel the fresh air while visiting different sites in this city such as Towers of silence, fire temple and Amir-Chakhmaq complex.

Meybod: delve into a mud-brick city and go back in time with a walk through the spectacular ancient sites of Maybod including Narin castle and historic pigeon towers.

Naein: Get through the mysteries of an old city with lots of historical monuments and a long history behind it. There you will see the third oldest mosque in Iran with Marvelous brickwork and many other attractions that it’s worth seeing. Nain Jame Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Iran and its architecture belongs to the early Islamic centuries.

Isfahan: Discover the best collection of Persian architecture, beautiful landscapes and sceneries. You can enjoy a horse ride in Naqshe-Jahan Square, the main tourist spot in Isfahan, wonder at the magnificent mosques and also walk along the Zayanderud river, the heartbeat of Isfahan.

Kashan: experience a fine collection of flourishing gardens and traditional houses in your trip to a city that is one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. You can enjoy visiting Fin Garden and also have the best kind of water roses as a souvenir.

Qom: Qom is considered holy in Shi’a Islam, as it is the site of the shrine of Fatimah bint Musa, sister of Imam Ali ibn Musa Rida. The city is the largest center for Shi’a scholarship in the world and is a significant destination of pilgrimage.

If you have any question, feel free to get in touch with us, We are available from Saturday until Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Trip details

Inclusion

  • Arrival & departure airport transfers from/to the Hotel
  • Domestic flights
  • Official guide for the required Language
  • All the transportations with an exclusive car equipped with air conditioning
  • Entrances fees are based on the itinerary
  • 12 nights accommodation in 4* Hotels and traditional Houses including Breakfast
  • 12 meals with non-alcoholic Drinks

Exclusion

  • International Flight
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurances
  • Everything not mentioned in “inclusions”

Payment Methods

Exclusive Prices of Shahrzad-Baal Agency

Based on the Itinerary

Payments will be deposited to Oriente Viaje account In Madrid | 25% at the Booking time | And the rest 45 days before the trip

In the case you need an Int. flight, prices vary, due to the currency exchange rate

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation charges will be as follows:

Up to 60-45 days prior to the service date and receive a 100% refund

45 to 30 days before departure – 15% of tour cost*

29-10 days before departure – 35% of tour cost*

9 or fewer days before departure – Deposits are non-refundable

Itinerary

Describe of tour plane first to end

Describe of tour plan first to end

Day 1: Origin | Tehran Flight

Take the flight to Tehran. Arrive in the capital of Iran. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran

Starting Iran tour by visiting the remarkable museums and palaces of Tehran:

  • National Museum
  • Golestan Palace
  • Carpet Museum
  • Jewelry Museum
  • Emamzadeh Saleh Shrine
  • Tajrish Bazaar

Hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Note: Jewelry Museum is just open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, in case the trip coincides with another day, this museum will be replaced with Abgineh Glassware Museum.

Day 3: Tehran | Flight to 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 which is part of the UNESCO-listed Persian Gardens)
  • Tomb of Hafez and Saadi (tombs of Iran’s greatest lyric poets)
  • Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. The pink tiled 19th-century Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque
  • The Arg-e-Karim Khan (the 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.

Day 4: Shiraz | Persepolis | Shiraz

  • Morning Departure to the ancient city of Persepolis, visiting the remains of ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, 50 km from Shiraz. You also visit four cave-like Achaemenid royal tombs of Naghsh-e Rajab and Naghsh-e Rostam.
  • Return to Shiraz for the afternoon visit to Hafezieh, the Mausoleum and memorial garden and building of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez (1324- 1391).

Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 5: Shiraz | Pasargadae | Abarkuh | Yazd

Depart Shiraz towards Yazd, the bride of the desert.

On the way to Yazd, you will stop to visit:

  • Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.
  • The next stop will be in Abarkuh, a famous city during the Silk Road.

Hotel accommodation in Yazd

Day 6: Yazd

Full day visit to the adobe city of Yazd and selected historical sites such as:

  • Amir Chakhmagh’s monumental complex includes a caravanserai, a bathhouse and cold water well.

Take a stroll through the narrow alleys of the old city with traditional houses.

  • You will also visit Atash Behram Temple (Fire of Victory) with continuous burning of sacred fire since the fifth century
  • The 12th century Jame Mosque of Yazd
  • Towers of Silence and Dowlatabad Garden

Hotel accommodation in Yazd.

Day 7: Yazd | Meybod | Nain | Isfahan

Depart Yazd towards Esfahan, the city known as the pearl of the orient. On the way to Esfahan you will stop to see:

  • Meybod, a pre-Islamic city with one of the oldest castles in Iran Named Narin Ghaleh.
  • The next stop will be to visit the ancient city of Nain and some of its outstanding monuments such as the Jame Mosque of Nain, one of the first four mosques built in Iran after the Arab invasion
  • The Pre-Islamic Narej Fortress
  • Pirnia Traditional House
  • The Old Bazaar
  • A Qanat-based watermill named Rigareh and
  • A Zurkhaneh (a place for traditional sport). Arrive in Esfahan in the evening.

Hotel accommodation in Isfahan.

Day 8: 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.

  • Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, the UNESCO World Heritage Site which contains several sites including:
  • The Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the square, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games.
  • Two of the Islamic world’s greatest mosques – Sheikh Lotfollah mosque and Shah Mosque – with magnificent architecture and tilework.
  • The Qeisarieh Bazaar, where hundreds of shops display a rich variety of handicrafts, carpets, tiles, and miniature paintings.
  • Jameh Mosque. Continue 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.

Day 9: Isfahan

Another full day of sightseeing in Isfahan:

  • Chehel Sotun Palace was 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.

Day 10: Isfahan | Kashan | Qom | Tehran

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
  • Boroujerdi 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).

Continue the route with another stop in Qom (112km) to visit:

  • The Holy Shrine Complex of Hazrat-e-Ma’asumeh

Day 11: Tehran 

After one final breakfast at your hotel, you will be met for your private transfer to the airport and your flight home. Leave Iran with sweet memories.

End of the journey

Good to know

Calling code

+98

Currency

Rial

Language

Farsi

Time Zone

GMT +3:30

Population

84.14 million

Area

1,648,195 km2

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