Iran Nature and Historical Sightseeing

 

Day 01: Arrival – Tabriz

Arrive at Tabriz airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative then transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Tabriz

 

Day 02: Tabriz – Kandovan – Tabriz (120 Kilometers distance) [ Round Trip]

After breakfast, we will drive to Kandovan village and visit this attractive place with its dwellings carved from volcanic ash deposits. Later, return to Tabriz and shall visit Elgoli, a pleasant hillside garden surrounding an artificial lake on the eastern outskirts of Tabriz. Then, we will visit the Blue Mosque a UNESCO Heritage. O/N Tabriz 

 

Day 03: Tabriz – Black Church – Tabriz (460 Kilometers distance) [Round Trip]

We shall visit the Black Church, a 1000-year-old Christian site within which is the grave of Saint Thaddeus, Black and white stones are utilized in its construction. Later return to Tabriz. O/N Tabriz

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Day 04: Tabriz – Urmia Lake – Tabriz (280 Kilometers Distance) [ Round Trip]

Drive to Urmia Lake and visit is an endorheic Salt Lake which is the largest lake in the Middle East. Later, return to Tabriz and visit Bazaar another UNESCO heritage in Tabriz. ON Tabriz 

 

Day 05: Tabriz – Ardabil – Astara (300 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast drives toward Ardabil and Pass spectacular Hyran valley En route. Then, in Ardabil visit UNESCO heritage Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble and Ali Ghapo mosque with bazaar. Afterward toward Astara and visit Astra Port and Bazaar. O/N Astara 

 

Day 06: Astra – Anzali – Masouleh (240 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast, we drive toward Masouleh and visit Anzali international Lagoon and sailboat En route. Then visit the local Bazaar in Anzalii and pass the jungle roads to Masouleh the enchanting mountain village. O/N Masouleh local house

Day 07: Masouleh – Rasht – Chalous – Valasht lake – Chalous (270 Kilometers Distance)

In the morning we drive to Rasht and visit this city. Then, toward Chalous to visit Valasht lake and later return in Chalous and visit the bazaar. O/N Chalous 

 

Day 08: Chalous – Badab Soort – Gorgan (310 Kilometers Distance)

We drive to Badab Soort and Visit this natural site and spring. Then travel to Gorgan to Ashoura Deh in Turkman Bandar and then stay in Naharkhoran jungle. O/N Gorgan 

 

Day 09: Gorgan – Mashhad (600 Kilometers Distance) 

We pass several cities toward Mashhad and En-route visit Bandar Turkman and Qabus Ibn Voshmgir Tower another UNESCO heritage. Later Continue to Mashhad. O/N Mashhad

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Day 10: Mashhad – Nishapur (150 Kilometers Distance)

After breakfast, we will visit Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Nader Tomb, and Ferdowsi mausoleum. Later, to drive to Nishapur the old city, and visit Omar Khayyam and Attar. Later return to Mashhad. O/N Mashhad

 

Day 11: Mashhad – Nashtifan Windfall – Torbat Hydarieh (140 Kilometers Distance)

After breakfast, we will drive and visit the Ancient Windmills of Nashtifan which may be the earliest windmill design in the world. Later drive to Torbat Hydariyeh and visit there. O/N Torbat Hydarieh  

 

Day 12: Torbat Hydrieh – Mashhad – Tehran (160 Kilometers Distance)

After breakfast transfer to Mashhad Airport and fly to Tehran. Later visit 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. O/N Tehran 

Day 13: Tehran – Zanjan (340 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast drive to Zanjan and visit Katale Khor Cave, colorful mountains, and also the Dom of Soltaniyeh another UNESCO heritage. O/N Zanjan

 

Day 14: Zanjan – Azargoshasb fire temple – Takab (200 Kilometers Distance)

After breakfast, we drive toward Takab and En-route visit the fire temple which the identification of the site of Takht-e Soleyman with that of the fire temple of Azargoshasb became clear when a Sasanian era-bullae was discovered there. Later, continue to Takab. O/N Takab  

 

Day 15: Takab – Hamedan (250 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast drives to Hamedan and visits Avicenna tomb, Hegmataneh hill, and museum. Later visit the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, the Jewish tombs, Gonbed Alavian and Ali Sader cave. O/N Hamedan 

 

Day 16: Hamedan – Kermanshah (140 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast, we will visit Anahita temple and then toward Kermanshah and visit Tagh-e Bostan and Bisotun Complex, Anahita Temple, and Tekye Moyen al Mamalek. O/N Kermanshah 

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Day 17: Kermanshah – Khoram Abad (280 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast, we will drive to Khoram Abad in the morning to visit Abashar Bisheh. Later visit Falak al Aflak Castel in Khoram Abad. O/N. Khoram Abad 

 

Day 18: Khoram Abad – Qom – Kashan (490 Kilometers Distance) 

Drive Toward Qom and visit Hazrate Masoumeh Holy Shrine and other great mosques. Later, continue to Kashan and visit the old Tabatabai house and Fin garden. O/N Kashan 

 

Day 19: Kashan – Qamsar – Abyaneh – Isfahan (290 Kilometers Distance) 

After breakfast drive to Qamsar and visit this village. Later, toward Abyaneh an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud-brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. Later, drive to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan

 

Day 20: 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 21: 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, Shaking Minarets, and Chehel Sotoun Palace where the huge murals are masterpieces from Safavid times. O/N Isfahan

 

Day 22: Isfahan – Varzaneh (130 Kilometers Distance)

After breakfast drive to Varzneh which has a quiet desert climate and stay there. O/N Varzaneh 

 

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Day 23: Varzaneh – Yazd (250 Kilometers Distance) 

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, the Friday mosque from the 14th century, and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocadesare still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd 

 

Day 24 Yazd – Pasargadae – Persepolis – Shiraz (460 Kilometers Distance) 

Drive to Shiraz through mountain scenery to visit Pasargadae another UNESCO heritage, the earliest Achaemenian capital the tomb of Cyrus the Great is well preserved. Later, at Necropolis, we see four tombs of Achaemenian kings high in the cliffs of limestone and then we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of the Achaemenian (550BC) which is UNESCO heritage. We continue to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

 

Day 25: 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 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 Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

 

Day 26: Shiraz – Departure

Transfer to the airport for your return flight from Iran.