Day 1: Tehran
After arriving in Tehran from Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) our professional tour guide will meet and greet you then you will transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 2: Tehran
A full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. Starting with a walking tour through old Tehran and visiting the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palace, Imam (former Royal) Mosque and the Grand Bazaar which is a large roofed old shopping complex. We will then get more familiar with Persian Carpets at the Carpet Museum.
Day 3: Hamedan
We Drive to Hamedan and in the afternoon we have a sightseeing plan in Hamedan.
Day 4: Hamadan – Kermanshah
Half day city tour of Hamadan you will visit Ali Sadr cave, tomb of Baba Taher, Ibn_e Sina Tomb and …, in the afternoon we drive to Kerman-shah, in route you will visit the Anahita Temple at Kangavar, the Achaemenian inscriptions and beliefs at Bisotoun, and Sassanian rock-reliefs at Tagh-e-Bostan
Day 5: Ahwaz
We will Drive to the city of Ahwaz also known as the oil capital of Iran. Enroute we will visit the ancient sites of Susa and Daniel the prophet.
Day 6: Shiraz
In Early morning departure for Shiraz and we will visit the ancient city of Bishabour and you will transfer to your hotel in Shiraz.
Day 7: Shiraz
We will start our Shiraz tour by Karmikhani complex, the presidential palace of Zand dynasty. Karim Khan Zand, the founder of Zand dynasty who chose Shiraz as his capital, we continue to Vakil complex, Vakil Mosque, Bazar and public bath that are remaining from his era. We also visit the colorful Nasirolmolk mosque. In the afternoon we will visit Eram Garden, Naranjestan Palace and the tombs of world famous poets Hafez and Saadi.
Day 8: Persepolise – Shiraz
On an excursion day, you will be visiting the most magnificent city of the ancient world, Persepolis, which is now registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during Achemaenian era. The site, 125,000 sq.m. in area is composed of various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications, where we find the tomb of Cyrus the great and remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices. We continue our excursion by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian necropolis (city of the dead) before returning to Shiraz.
Day 9: Kerman
Early morning departure for the city of Kerman, enroute visiting the biggest fig garden in the world at Estahban and Sassanid palace at Sarvestan.
Day 10: Kerman
Having travelled overland the day before, later in the morning we will start a full day excursion in Kerman and Mahan, visiting the mausoleum & monastery of Shah Nematollah Vali, the famous Sufi Dervish. We will also visit Shazdeh (Prince) Gardens and will drive to Rayn to visit its beautiful castle which have become an alternative to Bam Citadel for tourists after the 2004 Earthquake.
Day 11: Yazd
We will Drive to Yazd in the morning, half day city tour of Yazd to visit Towers of Silence, Fire Temple, Zoorkhaneh (Power House) and Amir Chakhmagh Square.
Day 12: Yazd – Isfahan
Half day city tour of Yazd, visiting Dowlat-Abad Gardens, Friday Mosque and bazaar. Overland trip to the magnificent city of Isfahan in the afternoon. Upon arrival we will head to the banks of Zayanderud river, the soul of the city. There are several historical bridges over this river, erected during the Safavid era (17th Century). Siosepol (33-arch) and khaju bridges are the most famous ones. We enjoy visiting these two interesting bridges, drinking tea at the tea house below the bridge, walking along the river bank or paddle on a boat from one to the other.
Day 13: Isfahan
In the morning we start our full day tour of Isfahan at the UNESCO world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq. once a royal polo court, this site has been the official center of the city, when the city was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We will visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque), located the southern side of the square with wonderful architecture and tile-work.
Day 14: Isfahan – Tehran
Starting another wonderful day in Isfahan, in the morning you will be visiting the Friday Mosque followed by Chehelsotun (forty columns) palace. We will then visit Vank Cathedral and the Armenian quarter of the city. Evening flight to the capital Tehran. (Depending on your departure flight, you will either be transferred to the airport or stay another night in Tehran and catch your flight the following day).
Iran Visa Application Service
Bed & Breakfast Hotels
Early Check-in & Late Hotel Check-out
Travel Insurance (Coverage Limit: 10,000 Euros)
Transfers & Transportation
Airport Transfer Service
Accompanying English-speaking Guide/Driver-guide
Domestic Flight(s) as per Itinerary
Hotel Extra Charges
Tips and Personal Expenses