Iranian World Treasure Tour

Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Ahvaz, and more


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TOUR CODE: TP7129

While countries try to register their most precious heritages on UNESCO list, every traveler aims to visit the best in his destination. Iran with nineteen inscriptions is among the top 20 countries on this list which you are invited to visit a collection of: The most magnificent architectures, the most amazing designs, the most delightful mosques and the primeval reliefs.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visiting thirteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites and archeological masterpieces of Iran
  • Visiting one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road

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Day 1 Arrival in Tehran

Our trip begins from Tehran. After taking a rest at the hotel we visit Saad Abad palace complex late in the morning. Then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking in fresh air.

Day 2 Tehran to Isfahan

We leave hotel early in the morning for Kashan (250 km). Arriving in Kashan, we visit some highlights such as Fin Persian garden and some of city’s historical mansions. After lunch time, we get back on the track to Isfahan, one of the most beautiful cities of Iran (220 km from Kashan)

Day 3 Isfahan

Having two unforgettable days in Isfahan, as the first world heritage site, we visit Naqsh-e Jahan square with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam mosqueSheikh Lotfollah mosqueAli Qapu and Isfahan Traditional Bazaar. After enjoying our lunchtime at one of world’s largest squares, we head to Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun palace.

Day 4 Isfahan

On our second day in Isfahan, we visit Vank cathedralMenar Jonban and two of the most famous historical bridges, Si-o-se Pol and Khaju. Then it’s time to visit Jame’ mosque of Isfahan, a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries in Iran. a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries in Iran.

Day 5 Isfahan to Shiraz

Today we continue our way to one of the most charming cities of Iran, Shiraz (480 km). The second world heritage site is right on our way, Pasargadae, the remnants of first Persian Garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran,Cyrus the Great. After lunch, we continue to hotel, getting ready for tomorrow to start two amazing days in Shiraz.

Day 6 Shiraz

Our first day in Shiraz is allocated to the third world heritage site, Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz). A glorious remnant of ancient civilization of Persia with total area of 125,000 square meters. After having lunch and visiting Naqsh-e Rostamrelief, we return to hotel while entering the city through Quran Gate.

Day 7 Shiraz

On our second day we visit Karimkhan citadel and Vakil historical complex (bath, bazaar and mosque). Enjoying our lunch time at the heart of the city, we then go to Narenjestan-e Qavam garden and Nasir Al-Molk mosque. The mystic atmosphere of tomb of Hafez at night, would become one of everlasting scenes from Iran in our minds.

Day 8 Shiraz to Ahvaz

Today we leave Shiraz for Ahvaz (540 km). We arrive in our hotel early in the afternoon, while having enough time to either have some rest or take a short walk around the city.

Day 9 Ahvaz

On our only day in Khuzestan province we visit three of UNESCO World Heritage sites. First of all we head to Shoush city (120 km) and visit Haft-Tappeh museum, then go to Choqazanbil world heritage site and finally to Shoushtar (95 km to Ahvaz), visiting its astonishing Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

Day 10 Ahvaz to Kermanshah

Today we leave Ahvaz in the morning for Kermanshah (470 km) with a short stop in Dezful to have lunch and visit its highlights such as Dez river and the Sassanid bridge over it, aging back to two thousand years.

Day 11 Kermanshah

In order to visit another world heritage site, we go to Bisotun complex (45 km) and visit its magnificent mythical reliefs. Then we return to Kermanshah to visit Taq Bostan area with its world-famous relief, as well as Tekyeh Mo’avenol Molk.

Day 12 Kermanshah to Hamadan 

Our trip continues to Hamadan. Visiting temple of Anahita on the way, we arrive in the city at noon (185 km) having enough time to visit tomb of Baba Tahir, Ganjnameh inscriptionsHegmataneh (Ecbatana) archeological site and having lunch. 

Day 13 Hamadan

Today we visit Alavyian dome from Seljuk period and tomb of Avicenna, regarded as one of the most significant thinkers, writers and scholars of the Islamic Golden Age. In the afternoon we visit the tomb of Esther and Mordechai which is believed to be the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in Iran.

Day 14 Hamadan to Zanjan

Today we leave for Zanjan (300 km) through a beautiful road and on our way we visit the world’s largest brick dome of its time, Soltaniyeh dome and then continue to Zanjan after having lunch. We arrive at the hotel by evening.

Day 15 Zanjan (Takht-e Soleiman)

Today we continue our journey by visiting a spiritually and archeologically symbolic site of Iran. As a perfect combination of nature and architecture, Takht-e Soleyman has been home to many Zoroastrian temples through different dynasties.

Day 16 Zanjan to Tabriz

Leaving hotel in the morning, we head to Tabriz (470 km). After some rest at the hotel, we leave to Kandovan (55 km from Tabriz), a still-inhabited cliff village with manmade dwellings, excavated inside volcanic rocks.

Day 17 Tabriz

On the last days of our trip, we visit some city highlights as well as two UNESCO World Heritage sites. First, we go to Tabriz historic bazaar complex, which is one of the most complete examples of the traditional commercialand cultural system of Iran. Then we visit Constitutional Revolution museum, Azerbaijan museum, Iron-age archeological museum and Kabud Mosque. To keep pace with people at Elgoli Park, we stroll around its popular artificial lake at the evening.

Day 18 Tabriz (Jolfa)

After having breakfast at the hotel we head to the north-west corner of the country, Jolfa (140 km from Tabriz) to visit Armenian monastic ensemble of Iran, consisting of three edifices the oldest of which dates back to 7th century: Qara Kilisa ,St. Stepanos and the Church of saint Marry . Then we return to hotel around evening, packing to leave Tabriz tomorrow.

Day 19 Tabriz to Tehran

Our flight to Tehran departs in the morning (1 h 10 min), so after arrival at hotel at Tehran, we have some time on our own to take a closer look at capital’s streets before enjoying our farewell dinner in an Iranian traditional restaurant.

Day 20 Tehran

It’s the last day of our trip. To discover the most about history of Iran’s capital, today we visit some highlights such as Golestan palace complex, National museum of Iran and Treasury of National Jewels.

Day 21 Leaving Iran

And finally it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we get transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.

INCLUSION

  • Visa services
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Disposal coach
  • One domestic flight
  • Daily excursions with tourist guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Daily refreshments
  • Travel insurance coverage in Iran

 

EXCLUSION

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Hotel extra charges.
  • International flights
  • Iran SIM Card
  • Tips and personal expenses

 

NOTES

  • Best time to go: March to June and October to December
  • Food: Dande Kabab
  • Pastry: Kak Kermanshahi
  • Music: Kurdish folklore dance
  • Art: Iranian oral storytelling
  • Photos are not contractually binding.

 

CANCELATION POLICY:

  • For the cancellations received 120-30 days prior to the trip, 20% of the total invoice will be charged.
  • For the cancellations received 15-30 days prior to the trip, 50% of the total invoice will be charged.
  • For the cancellations received 15-5 days prior to the trip, 75% of the total invoice will be charged.
  • For the cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the trip, nothing of the total invoice will be charged.
 
 
     
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