IRAN CLASSIC WITH KISH ISLAND (14 DAYS – 13 NIGHTS)

BASIC INFORMATION

Duration  Duration: 14 days trip – 13 Nights
blank   Start: Tehran, Iran
blank   Finish: Tehran, Iran
Flight   Flight: Tehran – Shiraz, Kerman – Tehran
blank   Included meals: 14 Breakfasts, 0 Lunches, 0 Dinner
blank   Accommodation grade: 3, 4, and 5-Star Hotels
blank   Transport: Private Car, Van, A.C. Minibus, and Bus
blank   Internet: Free Wi-Fi in Vehicle and at the hotel

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

» 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 that trace back to Sassanid era.

» Discover Pasargadae and Persepolis, cities of the Achaemenid Empire that rank among the world’s greatest sites of antiquity.

» Come with us and experience the traditions in the old cities of Yazd, Natanz and Kashan.

» You will visit Abyaneh an old village with the colorful dress of its inhabitants.

» In this tour you have the chance to experience Persian culture for both traditional music and cuisine. The entertainment includes a performance of Persian classical music played on traditional instruments while enjoy a delicious local cuisine.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival - Tehran

Arrival at Tehran airport welcome by a Gashttour representative. Then, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Tehran.

Enghlab 4* Hotel;  http://enghelab.pih.ir/           Business VIP Rooms

Day 2: Tehran - Kish Island

(01:40 Hours Distance by Plane)

After breakfast, we will visit Mellat Palace in Saad Abad Palacwas e Complex which was 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 and 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 the Golestan palace complex, which is UNESCO Heritage and dates from the 18th century AD, and visit Salam Hall and Marble Throne (Takht-e- Marmar) in this palace. Later, transfer to Mehr Abad airport and fly to Kish Island. O/N Qeshm

Eram 4* Hotel; http://www.kisheramhotel.com

tehran

Day 3: Kish Island

After breakfast, we will visit the Greek Ship, Kariz of Kish, the Natives’ Anthropology House, Twin Water Reservoir, Portugal Catle, Birds’ Garden, and Dolphin Park. O/N Kish

Eram 4* Hotel; http://www.kisheramhotel.com

Day 4: Kish Island

On this day, you are in your leisure time and could do Cycling in Kish, or Ocean Water Park, or Safari, or Diving, and sea sport amusement O/N Kish

Eram 4* Hotel; http://www.kisheramhotel.com

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Day 5: Kish Island - Shiraz

(45 Minutes distance by plane)

After breakfast, we will visit some shopping malls and then transfer to the airport and fly to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

Karim Khan 4* Hotel; http://karimkhanhotel.ir

Day 6: Shiraz

After breakfast, we will visit the Eram Garden (Paradise Garden) which was built during the middle of the thirteenth century. Besides, we visit Naranjestan Gardens with its outstanding tile working, mirroring, etc., which was built between 1879 and 1886 by Qavam Family, and visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (Pink Mosque). Then, toward Hafez and Saadi Museums who was a famous Persian poet in the world. Afterward, we will visit the Arg Citadel and Vakil Bazaar. Later, visit the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Ali Ibn Hamza Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Karim Khan 4* Hotel; http://karimkhanhotel.ir

shiraz nasir al mulk mosque

Day 7: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis - Pasargadae - Abarkooh - Zein-o-din Caravanserai

(520 Kilometers Distance)

After rest and break, we depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate, 45 km north of Shiraz we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of the Achaemenian (550BC) which is UNESCO heritage. Then in 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 cross, central Iran ranges to visit 4, 000 old Cypress in Abarkooh. Then, drive to Zein-o-din Caravanserai
Zein-o-din Caravanserai

Persepolis

Day 8: Zein-o-din Caravanserai - Fahraj Village - Yazd

[120 Kilometer Distance Round Trip]

After breakfast drive to Fahraj village a 5000-year-old village in the desert, and visit the Jame Mosque of Fahraj. Later transfer to Yazd. Yazd is a very ancient city and is listed as a UNESCO Heritage. Marco Polo wrote of the fine attributes of that city. It is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, a bathhouse converted to a first-class restaurant, and see the high wind towers which form efficient cooling systems in this desert climate. Then, visit the Dowlat Abad gardens built in the 18th century for a former ruler. Later visit the Syed Jafer shrine, which is decorated with tens of thousands of mirror tiles illuminating the whole mosque. In addition, visit the Friday Mosque dates from the 14th century. O/N Yazd

Dad Top 4 * Hotel; http://dadhotel.com/

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Day 9: Yazd - Meybod - Naein - Isfahan

(330 Kilometers distance)

In the morning visit Silence Tower and we will explore the Zoroastrian temple (Fire Temple) where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which was the Persian religion before Arabs brought Islam to Persia. This was the burial place for the Zoroastrians. In the afternoon we drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit the Ice House, old caravanserai, and Narin Castle in Meybod. Further on at Naein, we will visit a carpet weaving workshop. Later, continue to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan

Piruzy 4* Hotel; www.piroozyhotel.com

Day 10: Isfahan

In the morning, we will visit Naghshe Jahan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan which is listed as a 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. Later, we will visit Music Museum. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty-three arches) and Khajoo bridges spanning the Zayanderud River. O/N Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel; www.piroozyhotel.com

Yazd

Day 11: Isfahan

We will visit the Armenian quarter of Jolfa where the Vank cathedral and its adjacent museum are of interest. Later we visit the Friday Mosque, Pigeon Tower, and Chehel Setoun Palace where the huge murals are masterpieces from Safavid times. O/N Isfahan.

Piruzy 4* Hotel; www.piroozyhotel.com

Day 12: Isfahan - Abyaneh - Matin Abad Desert

(280 Kilometers distance)

Drive to Abyaneh and visit this old village full of old archeology and colorful clothing. Later, drive toward the Matin Abad desert and enjoy there. We could have camel riding and stagecoach in this desert.

Matin Abad Desert Eco-Camp

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Day 13: Matin Abad Desert - Kashan - Qom - Tehran

(320 Kilometers distance)

After breakfast, continue to Kashan, renowned over the centuries for its ceramics, tiles, pottery, textiles, carpet, and silk. We will see the Fin Garden and Tabatabaei Historical House and the unique Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madrasah. Later, visit Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse. Later transfer to Tehran and en route, we will visit the courtyard of Hazrat-e- Masoumeh holy Shrine. Later, drive toward Tehran. O/N Tehran

Enghlab 4* Hotel; http://enghelab.pih.ir/ Business VIP Rooms

Day 14: Tehran - Departure

After breakfast, transfer to IKA for your departure flight from Iran.

kashan
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