Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative. Then transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
Enghlab 4* Hotel; http://enghelab.pih.ir/
Day 02: Tehran- Shiraz (1:15 Hours distance by plane)
After breakfast, we will visit Saad Abad Palace Complex in which the complex first built and inhabited by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty lived there in the 1920s. Then, visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums. The pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the fifth millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a display of Islamic works of art. Then, toward Golestan palace complex, which is UNESCO heritage and dating from the 18th century AD. Finally in the evening, transfers to the airport and fly to Shiraz. Meet and transfer to hotel. O/N Shiraz.
Elizee 4* Hotel; http://elysee.ir/
Day 03: Shiraz
We will visit the Eram Garden in which built during the middle of thirteenth century. Besides, we visit Naranjestan Gardens with outstanding tile working, mirroring, etc., which was built between 1879 and 1886 by Qavam Family and visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. Then, toward Hafez & Saadi mausoleums who were 2 famous Persian poets in the world. Afterward, we will visit Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
Elizee 4* Hotel; http://elysee.ir/
Day 04: Shiraz – Persepolis – Necropolis – Pasargadae – Yazd (460 Kilometers distance)
Drive to Yazd, we depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate, 45 km north of Shiraz we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of the Achaemenians (550BC) which is UNESCO heritage. At Necropolis, we see four tombs of Achaemenian kings high in the cliffs of limestone. Then, we continue through mountain scenery to visit Pasargadae another UNESCO heritage, the earliest Achaemenian capital where the tomb of Cyrus the Great is well preserved. Further, on our route crosses the central Iran ranges to Yazd. O/N Yazd.
Dad 4 * Hotel; http://dadhotel.com/
Day 05: Yazd – Isfahan (330 Kilometers distance) (27 December)
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest towns in the world and is like a living museum. Visit the Zoroastrian fireplace where you will see the sacred fire which has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. Also Zorkhanah which the traditional sports shown by heroic men then comes the Dowlatabd gardens built in the 18th century for a former ruler. It would be an opportunity to see the highest wind tower in the city, which keeps the buildings cool. Later visit the Jomeh Mosque of the 13th Century AD, and the Alexander prison of the 3rd Century AD. Travel to Isfahan visitNaain en route old mosque & bazaar then depart for Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.
Piruzy 4* Hotel; www.piroozyhotel.com
Day 06: Isfahan
In the morning, we will visit Naghshe Johan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan in which listed as UNESCO heritage. The square periphery is marked by outstanding Safavid buildings which include the Ali Qapu palace, the Imam Mosque, the Sheikh Lotfollah (ladies) mosque and to the north the expansive bazaar where we can see artisans crafting metal work, Persian miniatures, printing intricate designs on cloth and other activities. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty-three arches) and Khajoo bridges spanning the Zayanderud River. Then, we will visit Music Museum. O/N Isfahan.
Piruzy 4* Hotel; www.piroozyhotel.com/
Day 07: Isfahan – Kashan – Tehran [IKA] (440 Kilometers distance)
Continue to Tehran. En route, we will visit the Kashan, renowned over the centuries for its ceramics, tiles, pottery, textiles, carpet and silk. We will see the Fin Garden and Borujerdiyehand Tabatabaeiha Houses and the unique Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madrasah. Then, continue to Tehran (IKA). O/N Tehran
Novotel 4* Hotel;
Day 08: Tehran- Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.