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IRAN Ancient  8 Days / 7 Nights  Code: GA 01

Day 01: Arrival - Tehran
Reception at Tehran airport, after greeting process transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran

Day 02: Tehran - Shiraz
Morning after breakfast, full-day city tour to visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums ,the finest museum in Iran, which exhibits the artifacts collected from the major archaeological sites in Iran from 7000 years ago. Afternoon rest at hotel. In the evening, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Shiraz. Where you'll be received at Shiraz airport. O/N Shiraz

Day 3: Shiraz, Black Tents
Morning drive to camp site where the Nomads in clan basis are living. Stay the  night  in full facility camp beside Qashqaie black tents in their Yord. These people are the most generous men and women who protected their traditions as old ,but in their hospitality are more modern than any courteous one. O/N Camp

Day 4: Shiraz
Morning visit Nomadic black tents get acquaintance with their colourful life and traditions , then return to shiraz afternoon half day city tour visiting  the Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Vakil Bazaar ,Koran Gate and mausoleum of 2 great poets ,Hafez & Sadi. At night visit the most astonishing  mirror decoration at
the holy mausoleum of Aliebnehamze O/N Shiraz

Day 5: Shiraz-Persepolis-Naghsherostam
After breakfast visit the huge Archaeological site belong to 2500 years ago, the manifest of glorified Achaemenids Empire, the sole palace at  that time built  by free workmen and artist not by slaves.  In the evening transferred to airport for the flight to Isfahan .
O/N Isfahan.

Day 6: Isfahan

Full day city tour at Imam Square, a jewel of Persian architecture with 4 monuments at the 4 sides which includes the Alighapou Palace, Imam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, handicraft factories and the 2-Km long Isfahan bazaar with its traditional arcades. In the evening we visit the most beautiful and famous Isfahan bridges over  the Zayandeh Rud river. O/N Isfahan

Day 7: Isfahan

Half Day city tour of Jame mosque ,Vank Cathedral and the Shaking minarets . Afternoon free at leisure .Evening flight to Tehran  O/N Tehran

Day 8: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

PHOTO IRAN-People  12 day / 11 night Code: GA.02

O/v in 3 / 4*Hotels, Visa handling, Guide, Car and Driver, all fees, all domestic flights, Airport transfer.

 

You will visit the Nomads an learn how they live in the wild nature.

 

Day 01: Arrival -Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 02: Tehran- Shiraz

After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In evening, transfer to airport and fly to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Day 03: Shiraz- Visiting the Nomads.
In the Morning we leave shiraz to see Sassanid palace in Firuzabad and then the nomads Ghashghaie, They’re the most generous people who protect their traditions as old. In evening return to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz. 

 

Day 04: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 05: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis-Pasargad-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Qoran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) ,  Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Passargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. O/N Yazd.

Day 06: Yazd

According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd.

 

Day 07: Yazd- Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim centre. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of

Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian.  In the afternoon drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai in Meibod and a carpet workshop in Naeen. O/N Isfahan.

Day 08:  Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud , relax in one of the traditional tea houses ,drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 09: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.
 

Day 10: Isfahan-Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.

Day 11:Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran

Continue to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for old houses. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 12: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

PHOTO IRAN-Inspiration  14 day / 13 night  Code: GA.03

O/v in 3 / 4*Hotels, Visa handling, Guide, Car and Driver, all fees, all domestic flights, Airport transfer.

In Hamadan you will visit the Esther and Mordekhai mausoleum.

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 02: Tehran- Shiraz
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Shiraz, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Shiraz.

Day 03: Shiraz-Bishapoor excursion
Early morning we go to visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.


Day 04: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 05: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis-Passargad-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Qoran gate , Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) ,  Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Passargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. O/N Yazd.

Day 06: Yazd

According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd.

 

Day 07: Yazd- Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim centre. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian.  In the afternoon drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai in Meibod and a carpet workshop in Naeen. O/N Isfahan.

Day 08:Isfahan

In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in centre of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud , relax in one of the traditional tea houses ,drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 09: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 10: Isfahan- Kermanshah

In the morning we drive toward Kermanshah, en route we will visit Falak-ol- Aflak castle in Khoramabad .O/N Kermanshah.

Day 11: Kermanshah- Hamedan

Drive to Hamedan, en route we will visit Bisotun inscription, the curved stones from Sassanid time. O/N Hamedan.

 

Day 12: Hamedan

We will visit Ester & Mordekhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine) Alaviyan dome and Hegmataneh hill. O/N Hamedan.

 

Day 13:Hamedan- Tehran

In the Morning we go to visit one of the greatest lake caves in the world, Ali-Sadr and then Avicenna tomb. Afternoon drive back to Tehran, O/N Tehran.

Day 14: Tehran - Departure

Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

PHOTO IRAN-The old roads 14 day / 13 night  Code: GT.03

O/v in 3 / 4*Hotels, Visa handling, Guide, Car and Driver, all fees, all domestic flights

On this journey you will discover the eastern culture and the country of 1001 night and experience the civilization of the old roads the one as bridge between Asia and Europe.

Teheran//Kerman//Shiraz// Visiting the Nomads//Yazd// Isfahan.

 

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 02: Tehran- Kerman
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Kerman, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Kerman.

Day 03: Kerman - Bam - Mahan-Kerman

We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.

      

Day 04: Kerman - Shiraz
Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we are going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 05: Shiraz- Bishapour excursion
Early morning we go to visit Bishapour, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

Day 06: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 07: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis - Passargad - Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a temple palace made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) ,  Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd

Day 08: Yazd

According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

 

Day 09: Yazd-Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where  sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim centre. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian.  In the afternoon drive to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 10: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud , relax in one of the traditional tea houses ,drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 11: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, shaking minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 12:Isfahan- Natanz-Kashan

We drive to Natanz and visit its beautiful, famous Friday Mosque. Continue to Kashan, well known for carpet and visit Fin complex. O/N Kashan.

Day 13: Kashan-Qom- Tehran

Drive to Tehran, en route we will pass by the holy shrine in Qom. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 14: Tehran- Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight

 

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 IRAN-Black Tents  15 day / 14 night Code: GA.04

You will overnight in the black tents of the nomads you will also visit the sasanid  palaces in Firuzabad.

Teheran//Kerman//Shiraz //over night in the black tent //Yasd// Isfahan // Abyaneh Kashan.

 

 

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 02: Tehran- Kerman
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Kerman, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Kerman.

Day 03: Kerman - Bam - Mahan-Kerman

We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.

 

Day 04:  Kerman -Shiraz
Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Day 05:Shiraz- Firuzabad excursion

In the Morning drive to Firuzabad and visit Sassanid palace.

Then we go to see the nomads Ghashghaie, They're the most generous people who protect their traditions as old .At night we will stay in a full facilitated camp beside their black tents

 

Day 06:Black Tent- Shiraz

This is a day for experiencing Nomadic life. Get up early in the morning with voice of shepherds taking the cattle for grazing. Enjoy a traditional nomadic breakfast and know their simple way of life .In the afternoon drive back to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

Day 07:Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 08: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis- Passargad - Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a temple palace made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) ,  Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Passargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd

Day 09: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower
of the city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

 

  

Day 10:  Yazd - Isfahan

In the morning we will explore this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple  where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years. This is now a Zoroastrian pilgrimage center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which was the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. We visit the Towers of Silence on the city’s outskirts This was a burial place for the Zoroastrians.  In the afternoon we drive to Isfahan. En route at Meibod we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai while at Naeen we will see a carpet workshop. . O/N Isfahan.

Day 11: Isfahan

In the morning we will visit the Imam square This huge open square in the center of Isfahan has   monuments of interest on its four sides. These include the Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise colored tile work, the smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the finest tile mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first multistory building in Iran and the expansive Isfahan bazaar where we can visit the studios of artists who paint finely detailed miniatures. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and Khajoo bridges over the Zayanderud river and relax in one of the traditional tea houses where we can drink tea and smoke a Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 12: Isfahan
We will the  visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, the  Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and the palace of  Chehel Sotoun. Magnificent murals in the palace interior are a special attraction. O/N Isfahan.

Day 13: Isfahan- Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.

 

Day 14: Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran
Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 15: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 (at any time possible)

 

PHOTO Iranian Ziggurat 21 day/ 20 night  Code: GA.05

you will see the following sites.

Teheran: Museum and Palace.

North of Iran (Ramsar&Anzali): The Caspian See, forest

ali-lagoon// Qazwin: Alburz mountains//, Soltaniyeh// Hamadan:

Mausoleums of Esther and Mordekhay,  Bistoon, Kermanschah: Fire temple// Khorramabad: Zagros mountains, Citadels.

Ahwaz: Susa, Choghazanbil. //  Shiraz: Tomb of famous poets// Persepolise-Yazd: Firer temple// Isfahan: Palace and Bazaar //

 

 

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

Day 02: Tehran
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization and also jewellery museum. O/N Tehran.

Day 03: Tehran-Ramsar
Drive by coach through a beautiful mountainous road from west of Tehran toward the rainforest plain, which lays down the Caspian Sea.
O/N Ramsar, a charming residence on Caspian coast.

Day 04: Ramsar-Anzali
Drive along the Caspian coast and visit tea plantation, rice farms and also fascinating wooden houses. Arrive in Anzali port, famous for its international pond and visit Caviar processing factories.
O/N Anzali.

Day 05: Anzali-Qazvin
Drive to Qazvin via Alborz mountainous road. Arrive in Qazvin, the early home of Kassites in 24th century BC which was also the first Safavids capital in 16th century AC.
Visit some archeological sites there. O/N Qazvin.

Day 06:Qazvin- Sultanieh - Hamedan
Drive to Hamedan, en route we will visit Sultanieh,  one of the very ancient civilization zone from 7000 B.C. and Sultanieh dome built by Mongolian empires in 13th century. O/N Hamedan.

Day 07: Hamedan
We will visit Ester & Mordkhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine), Alaviyan dome and Hegmataneh hill. O/N Hamedan.

 

Day 08: Hamedan - Kermanshah
Drive to Kermanshah , en route we will visit Anahita complex , built in honor of the female guardian of waters, in Kangavar. Continue to Bisotun which can be called a living museum of Iranian civilization from ancient time to present with the biggest Cuneiform inscription (tablet of Darius I), where you also visit the stone statue of Hercules in the mountain. O/N Kermanshah

Day 9: Kermanshah - Khorramabad

Drive from the fold belt of Zagros Mountain. Continue to Khorramabad, once the center of Assassins who imposed a guerrilla war against non Iranian rulers in 11-12th century, and visit Falak -al -aflak castle, O/N Khorramabad.
 

Day 10: Khorramabad-Ahwaz
Drive to Ahwaz. O/N Ahwaz.
 

Day 11: Ahwaz-Shush
Drive to Shush and visit this beautiful city built 5500 years ago, continue to Choghazanbil, one of the oldest ziggurats in the world.  O/N Ahwaz.

Day 12: Ahwaz - Bishapoor - Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz via Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 13: Shiraz
We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum , Vakil complex and  the most astonishing  mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Day 14: Shiraz - Persepolis - Nekropolis - Passargad - Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Qoran gate , Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) ,  Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. O/N Yazd.

Day 15: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms.
O/N Yazd.
 

Day 16: Yazd - Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian.  In the afternoon drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai in Meibod and a carpet workshop in  Naeen . O/N Isfahan

Day 17 :Isfahan

In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 18: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting.
O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 19: Isfahan- Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.
 

Day 20: Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran
We drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet, continue to Tehran. O/N Tehran.

 

 

Day 21: Tehran-Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

*This itinerary can be made shorter or longer according to your request.

 

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 Black Church 22 day/ 21 night  Code: GT. 06

Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
 

Day 02: Tehran
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization, also jewelry museum. O/N Tehran.


Day 03: Tehran-Anzali

Cross the magnificent Alborz Mountain range in a modern air-conditioned coach, and drive toward Caspian Sea in Anzali. On the way we will visit Masuleh village. O/N Anzali.

 

Day 04: Anzali-Ardebil

We will visit Anzali Marsh in the morning. Afternoon drive toward Ardebil. O/N Ardebil

 

Day 05: Ardebil

In Ardebil we will visit Sheikh Safi -Ad-Din (great Sufi) mausoleum complex with dome of Allah Allah (about 56 feet high) above the resting place. Continue to Sarein, a Spa region at the foot of a mountain with numerous hot mineral springs of various temperatures known for their therapeutic values. O/N Ardebil.

 

Day 06: Ardebil-Tabriz

Drive toward Tabriz, one of the very ancient civilization zone from 7000
B.C.  , visit   El Goli pleasant hillside garden around an artificial lake and Blue Mosque.
O/N Tabriz.

Day 07: Tabriz- Black Church

We will visit black church, a 1000 year old church which is the grave yard of Saint Thaddeus and located at the foot of a hill. Black and white stones are applied in its construction. O/N Tabriz.

 

Day 08: Tabriz-Hamedan

Drive to Hamedan, en route we will visit beautiful Kandovan village. O/N Hamedan.

 

Day 09: Hamedan

We will visit Ester & Mordkhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine), Alaviyan dome and  Hegmataneh hill . O/N Hamedan.



 

Day 10: Hamedan-Bisotun-Kermanshah

Drive to Kermanshah , en route we will visit Anahita complex , built in honor of the female guardian of waters, in Kangavar. Continue to Bisotun which can be called a living museum of Iranian civilization from ancient time to present with the biggest Cuneiform inscription (tablet of Darius I), where you also visit the stone statue of Hercules in the mountain. O/N Kermanshah.

Day 11: Kermanshah - Isfahan

Drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Falak-ol- Aflak castle in Khorramabad. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 12: Isfahan

In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over Zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses ,drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.


Day 13: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

* You can fly directly to Shiraz or stop the tour now and fly back to Tehran in order to avoid a long 22 day tour.

 

Day 14: Isfahan-Yazd

Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit a carpet workshop in Naeen, and an old Caravanserai &Nareen castle in Meibod. In the evening free. O/N Yazd.

Day 15: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit Friday mosque, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool and the Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian. O/N Yazd.

Day 16: Yazd - Passargad  - Nekropolis - Persepolis - Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz, en route we will visit  Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center , Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) , Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) and Qoran gate. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 17: Shiraz- Bishapoor excursion

Early morning we go to visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 18: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
* You can stop the tour now and fly back to Tehran in order to avoid a long 22 day tour.

Day 19: Shiraz-Kerman

We drive toward Kerman from Shiraz. O/N Kerman.

 

 

Day 20: Kerman- Bam - Mahan - Kerman
We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.

 

Day 21: Kerman - Tehran

Kerman is famous for Persian carpets. There we will  visit 17th century Ganjali khan complex including one of the most interesting and ancient bazaars in Iran,  bathhouse with its collection of wax figures showing what to do in a bathhouse and the traditional tea house. Afternoon, transfer to the airport & fly to Tehran. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 22: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.



*This itinerary can be made shorter or longer according to your request.

 

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 Iran Glory  23 Day / 22 Night Code: GA.07

Day 1: Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
 

Day2: Tehran - Qazvin
Morning drive toward Qazvin. Near Qazvin, in Alamut Valley climb Alamut, visit ruins of Hasan Sabah castle, a secret full mountain fort which was residential from end of 11 to the middle of 13 century by a community of nationalist named Assassins. Then continue to Qazvin, O/N Qazvin.

 

Day 3: Qazvin - Lahijan -Rasht

Qazvin, a 1000-year-old city, was once the capital of Iran .After breakfast  we will visit  Friday  Mosque with the largest ‘Mihrab’ of any mosque in Iran, Shrine of Shahzadeh Hossein, a Muslim saint,  Heydarieh Theological School, darb-é Kushk (the city old entrance gate) ,Ali Qapu & Chel Sotun of Qazvin converted to a museum. Then   drive to Rasht; en route we will visit traditional Caspian houses, Chahar Oliya (4 Guardians) mosque and mausoleum of Sheikh Zahed in Lahijan. O/N Rasht.

Day 4: Rasht - Masuleh - Astara
Morning drive toward the mountain village of Masuleh with yellow-clay external façade of the houses. In fact this 1000-year-old village resembles an anthropological and architectural museum. Then continue to Astara, a border city. En route enjoy watching tea farms and traditional houses of local residents. O/N Astara.

 

Day 5: Astara- Heyran Pass- Ardebil - Shurabil Lake - Sarein
After breakfast drive toward Ardebil. The route winds its way up along a river to top of mountains, passing through steep gorges named Heyran pass. In Ardebil  we will visit  Sheikh Safi -Ad-Din (the great Sufi) mausoleum with dome of Allah Allah (about 56 feet high) above the resting place, Ardebil bazaar composed of all elements formed a traditional bazaar like small shops, aisles, public bath and a mosque in the centre. Continue to Shourabil Lake, have a stop there for photo opportunity. Then drive toward Sarein. O/N Sarein.

 

Day 6: Sarein - Lahrood- Meshkin Shahr- Ahar- Tabriz
Sarein is a Spa region with numerous hot mineral springs of various temperatures known for their therapeutic values. Drive to Tabriz. En route you’ll pass through Lahroud, Meshkin Shahr and Ahar (well known for carpet).  Tabriz was the capital of Armenia. There we will visit the 13th century blue mosque (Masjede Kaboud) and El Goli, a pleasant hillside garden around an artificial lake. O/N Tabriz.

Day 7: Tabriz-Maku
Drive to Maku valley at the very NW of Iran. There you’ll view the 1000-year-old Ghare Kelisa (black Church) which is the graveyard of Saint Thaddeus and located at the foot of a hill. Black and white stones were applied in its construction. And Also Baqcheh Jug Palace. O/N Tabriz.

 

Day 8: Tabriz - Kandovan
In the morning drive toward Kandovan Village, a living example of human adaptation to exceptionally unusual natural surrounding. Historians have recently quoted specific geographical references as evidence that links the surrounding area of Kandovan with the Garden of Eden. O/N Tabriz.

 

Day 9: Tabriz- Maragheh-Takab

Drive to Takab, en route we will visit Blue & Red domes of Maragheh and Ghaffariyeh dome. One of UNESCO’s world heritages is in Takab named Takht-e Soleiman (Throne of Salomon) built around a small lake about 3rd century AD. There are remains of buildings from various periods. O/N Takab.

Day 10: Takab- Hamedan
Drive to Hamedan , en route we will visit in Soltanieh (means town of  Sultans) ,  The  700-year -old  Soltanieh dome, the great mausoleum of a Mongol Sultan,  the third highest dome in the world ( after  Blue Mosque in Istanbul and St Paul’s in London). O/N Hamedan.

 

Day 11: Hamedan - Kangavar - Bisotun- Kermanshah
We will  visit Ester & Mordkhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine ), Alaviyan dome,  Hegmataneh hill and Achaemenian Ganjnameh (Treasure Inventory), a lengthy inscription in cuneiform script carved on  face of two rocks in the mountain. Then drive to Kermanshah, en route we will visit Anahita temple in Kangavar, built in honor of the female guardian of waters. Continue to Bisotun which can be called a living museum of the Iranian civilization from ancient time to present with the biggest Cuneiform inscription (tablet of Darius I), where you also visit the stone statue of Hercules in the mountain. O/N Kermanshah.
 

Day 12: Kermanshah-Andimeshk
According to historical documents Kermanshah has been an important center. There we will visit Taq-e Bostan and a group of rock sculpture shows scenes of battles and hunts.
Drive southward to Andimeshk. O/N Andimeshk.

Day 13: Andimeshk - Sush - Chogha Zambil- Shushtar- Ahwaz
Drive to Ahwaz ,en route we will visit  Tomb of Prophet Daniel,  Acropolis , Darius Palace (Apadana) and a museum in Shush. Continue to choga Zambil, one of the oldest Ziggurats in the world, then we will visit Friday mosque in Shushtar. O/N Ahwaz.
 

Day 14: Ahwas - Bishapoor - Shiraz
Early morning drives toward Fars province. En route we will visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war.  Continue to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.
 

Day 15: Shiraz – FiruzAbad- Shiraz
Drive to Firuz Abad , en route you’ll see and enjoy  Nomad Tents live along the plains  (If at the season) you may get off, sit and drink  tea with them. Then we will visit Sasanids Palace (224-642 AD) in Firuzabad With an area of 11 thousands sq m. it is one of the biggest monuments left from the dynasty. O/N Shiraz.

Day 16: Shiraz
We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum , Vakil complex and  the most astonishing  mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Day 17: Shiraz-Persepolis- Necropolis-Passargad - Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan , en route we will visit Qoran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) ,  Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian centre. Continue to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.


Day 18: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali  Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over Zayande Rud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 19: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 20: Isfahan- Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.
 

Day 21: Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran
Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for carpet. O/N Tehran.

 

 

Day 22: Tehran
We will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization, Niyavaran palace set in fifty hectares of gardens with four separate museums, jewelry museum
and Jamshidiyeh park. O/N Tehran.
 

Day 23: Tehran
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

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     Persian Princes 21 Day / 20Night   Code: GT. 08

Day 1: Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

 

 

Day 2: Tehran

We will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization, Niyavaran palace set in fifty hectares of gardens with four separate museums, jewelry museum and Jamshidiyeh park. O/N Tehran.

Day 3: Tehran-Masuleh
Leave Tehran, cross the magnificent Alborz Mountain range in a modern air-conditioned coach, and drive toward  Caspian Sea in  Masuleh. On the way we will stop for a photo opportunity looking across to Mount Damavand, Iran’s highest mountain which is permanently snowcapped.
O/N Masuleh.

 

 

Day 4: Masuleh - Ramsar
This village is perched on the side of a mountain surrounded by spectacular scenery. The flat roofs of the houses form a yard for the house above.
In the evening drive toward Ramsar. O/N Ramsar.

Day 5: Ramsar - Gorgan

Drive to Gorgan, En route we will visit rice and tea farms. O/N Gorgan.

 

Day 6: Gorgan - Mashhad

Drive via the Caspian Sea border to Mashhad. It gives you the chance to enjoy watching green dense jungles surrounding the route. You may have several stops for a photo opportunity. O/N Mashhad.

Day 7: Mashhad
We will visit Mashhad bazaar, Goharshad mosque and Kooh Sangi park. O/N Mashhad.

 

Day 8: Neishabur Excursion
Drive to Neishabur, which was once a literary, artistic and academic centre. It is famous for shrine of the poet, Omar Khayyam who died in 1123. On the way, stop at an old caravanserai
which has been restored, and wander through the streets of a nearby village where some of the famous Persian carpets are woven. O/N Mashhad.

 

Day 9: Mashhad-Shiraz.
In the Morning we will transfer to airport and fly to Shiraz.
O/N Shiraz.

Day 10: Shiraz- Bishapoor excursion
Early morning we go to visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 11: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 12:  Shiraz-Kerman

Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we going to Kerman. O/N Kerman.

 

Day 13: Kerman - Bam - Mahan-Kerman

We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.

 

Day 14: Kerman-Yazd

Kerman is famous for Persian carpets. There we will  visit 17th century Ganjali khan complex including one of the most interesting and ancient bazaars in Iran,  bathhouse with its collection of wax figures showing what to do in a bathhouse and the traditional tea house. Continue to Yazd, O/N Yazd.

Day 15: Yazd

According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower

of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

 

Day 16: Yazd-Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where  sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian.  In the afternoon drive to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.

Day 17: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 18: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque , Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

 

Day 19: Isfahan- Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh. 

 

 

Day 20: Abyaneh- Kashan- Qom- Tehran
Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan. Then we   pass by the holy Shrin in Qom. O/N Tehran.

 

Day 21: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 

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IRAN - Old Roads to the coral island Kish 15 day / 14 night Code:GT.09

Day 01  Tehran

Arrival - O/N Tehran

Day 02  Tehran-Kish

Tehran - Kish  (flight) - O/N Kish

Day 03  Kish

Kish - do water sports then visit coral aqueducts - O/N Kish

Day 04  Kish-Shiraz

Kish - visit Kish bazaars, Portuguese castle from Saffavid time. at night fly to Shiraz (flights: Sunday, Tuesday, Friday) - O/N Shiraz

Day 05  Shiraz

Shiraz - O/N Shiraz

Day 06  Shiraz-Firoozabad

Shiraz, Firoozabad excursion- O/N Shiraz

Day 07  Shiraz-Yazd

Shiraz- excursion to Persepolis, Nekropol, Passargad-Yazd (drive)-O/N Yazd

Day 08  Yazd

Yazd - O/N Yazd

Day 09  Yazd-Kerman

Yazd - Kerman (drive), O/N Kerman

Day 10  Kerman

 Kerman excursion to Bam, Mahan- O/N Kerman

Day 11  Kerman-Isfahan

Kerman, in the morning visiting the Ganj Ali Khan Complex - Isfahan (drive), O/N Isfahan

Day 12  Isfahan

Isfahan, full day visiting, - O/N Isfahan

Day 13  Isfahan

Isfahan full day visiting- O/N Isfahan

Day 14  Isfahan- Kashan-Tehran

Isfahan - Kashan (visiting the Fin-Complex)- Tehran (drive) - O/N Tehran

Day 15

Tehran - Departure

* This is a kind of customizable tour, so you can change the itinerary in order to make it shorter or longer. For example it's possible to fly directly to Tehran after visiting Shiraz or Kerman.

 

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