IRAN Old Roads 14 day – 13 nights Code: GT.03

You will visit the most magnificent and ancient treasuries of Iran on this tour. You will travel into the past and experience historical sites at Bishapour, Persepolis and Pasargadae. Come with us and experience the traditions in the old cities of Yazd, Natanz and Kashan. We welcome your arrival.

Day 1: Tehran – Arrival
Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative then transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran

Day 02: TehranKerman (1:30 Hours Distance by Plain)
After breakfast, we shall visit the Sa’dabad Complex palace. Then, visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums. The pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the 5th millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a display of Islamic works of art. Then to Golestan palace complex dating from the 18th century AD and later the Jewelry museum to view what is probably the world’s finest collection of precious stones collected over many centuries. In the evening, transfer to the airport and fly to Kerman. Meet and transfer to hotel. O/N Kerman

Kerman

Day 03: Kerman – Bam – Mahan – Kerman (385 Kilometers distance) [Round Trip]
We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman

Day 04: KermanShiraz (580 Kilometer distance)
Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we are going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

Day 05: Shiraz – Bishapur excursion – Shiraz (280 Kilometers distance) [Round Trip]
Early morning we go to visit Bishapur, 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 the Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Hafez and Saadi mausoleums, Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Ali Ibn Hamza Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz

Day 07: ShirazPersepolis – Necropolis – PasargadaeYazd (460 Kilometers distance)
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 Pasargadae, 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 – Meybod – Naein – Isfahan (330 Kilometers distance)
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 at this Zoroastrian pilgrimage center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which was the Persian religion before the Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Later visit the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence on the outskirts of the city. There burial rituals were performed. In the afternoon drive to Isfahan. En route we will visit Narin Castle and old caravanserai at Meybod and also a carpet workshop at Naein. O/N Isfahan

yazd

Day 10: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Naqsh-e Jahan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan. 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 Khaju Bridge spanning the Zāyandé-Rūd River. O/N Isfahan

Day 11: Isfahan
After breakfast 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 (220 Kilometer distance)
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 (260 Kilometers distance)
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

kashan