IRAN OLD ROADS (14 DAYS – 13 NIGHTS)

1.495 EUR Per Person 2 Pax

BASIC INFORMATION

Duration  Duration: 14 days trip – 13 nights
blank   Start: Tehran, Iran
blank   Finish: Tehran, Iran
Flight   Flight: Tehran – Kerman
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.

 

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Tehran - Arrival

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

Day 2: Tehran - Kerman

(1:35 Hours Distance by Plain)

After breakfast, we will visit Saad Abad Palace 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 a UNESCO heritage and dates from the 18th century AD. Eventually, in the evening, transfers to the airport and flies to Kerman. Meet and transfer to the hotel. O/N Kerman

 

 

Golestan palace

Day 3: Kerman - Bam - Mahan - Kerman

(385 Kilometres distance) [Round Trip]

We will visit the remains of Bam citadel which was the largest adobe building in the world and is listed by UNESCO as part of the World Heritage Site “Bam and its Cultural Landscape”. Then, will visit the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, the great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. Then, return to Kerman. O/N Kerman

Day 4: Kerman - Sarvestan - Shiraz

(580 Kilometer distance)

In the morning toward Sarvestan visit the Sasanid places. The Sarvestan Palace was built by the Sasanian king Bahramgur in the 5th century AD and was either a gubernatorial residence or a Zoroastrian fire temple. Then, we are going to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

Day 5: Shiraz - Bishapour excursion - Shiraz

(280 Kilometers distance) [Round Trip]

Early morning departure to visit Bishapour, an ancient partly excavated Sassanian city built as a commemoration of Persia’s victory over the invading Romans. According to an inscription, the city was found in 266 by Shapur I (241-272), who was the second Sassanid king and inflicted a triple defeat on the Romans, having killed Gordian III, captured Valerian, and forced Philip the Arab to surrender. In addition, we will visit six Bas-reliefs on the rock walls of Tang- e Chogan depicts the Persian’s victory over the invading Romans. During our return to Shiraz, there may be an opportunity to see Qashqai nomads in their annual migration. O/N Shiraz

 

Kerman

Day 6: Shiraz

We will visit the Eram 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. Then, toward Hafez and Saadi mausoleums who were two famous Persian poets in the world. Afterward, we will visit the Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz

Day 7: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis - Pasargadae - Yazd

(460 Kilometers distance)

We drive to Yazd and depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate, 45 km north of Shiraz stopping 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, our route crosses central Iran and ranges to Yazd. O/N Yazd

Persepolis

Day 8: Yazd

Yazd is a very ancient city. 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, The Friday mosque dates from the 14th century, and at a silk weaving workshop, we see exquisite brocades still being made on traditional looms and at last Athletic House (Zour Khaneh). O/N Yazd

Day 9: 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. Their burial rituals were performed. In the afternoon, drive to Isfahan en route, we will visit Narin Castle and an old caravanserai at Meybod, and a carpet workshop at Naein. O/N Isfahan

Yazd

Day 10: Isfahan

In the morning, we will visit Naghshe Johan 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. 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

Day 11: Isfahan

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

yazd

Day 12: Isfahan - Natanz - Kashan

(220 Kilometer distance)

We drive to Natanz and visit its beautiful, famous Friday Mosque. Continue to Kashan, renowned over the centuries for its ceramics, tiles, pottery, textiles, carpet, and silk. We will see the Fin Garden, Borujerdiha and Tabatabaei Houses, and the unique Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madrasah. O/N Kashan

Day 13: Kashan - Qom - Tehran

(260 Kilometers distance)

After breakfast drive to Tehran, en route, we will pass by the holy shrine and visit Museum and Imam House in Qom. Then continue to Tehran. O/N Tehran

Day 14: Tehran - Departure

Transfer to Tehran International airport for your return flight.

kashan

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