Iran world treasures tour and holiday
Are you looking for the ultimate cultural sightseeing trip and tailormade tour in the Middle East? Then you should definitely go for Iran, former Persia, a land of magic and mystery. While many countries try to register their most precious heritages on Unesco list, Iran with nineteen inscriptions is among the top 20 countries on this list which you'll have the chance to see a collection of during this journey. The most magnificent architectures, the most amazing designs, the most delightful mosques and the primeval reliefs will be the gems of this unforgettable holiday.Read more
Our trip starts in Tehran. After taking a rest at the hotel we visit the Sa’ad Abad palace complex late in the morning. Then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to enjoy some light trekking in fresh air.
Today you'll check out of the hotel early in the morning for Kashan (250 km). Once in Kashan, we visit some highlights such as Fin Persian garden and some of city’s historical mansions. After lunch, we head to Isfahan, one of the most beautiful cities of Iran (220 km from Kashan).
You will now spend two unforgettable days in Isfahan, the first world heritage site. Visit Naqsh-e Jahan square with Imam mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu and the Traditional Bazaar. After lunch in one of world’s largest squares, we head to Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun palace.
On your second day in Isfahan visit Vank church, Menar Jonban and two of the most famous bridges, Siose Pol and Khaju. Then discover Jame’ mosque getting an insight on the evolution of religious architecture over twelve centuries in Iran.
Today it's on 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.
Your first day in Shiraz is dedicated to the third world heritage site, Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz), a glorious remnant of ancient civilization of Persia with a total area of 125,000 square meters. After having lunch and visiting Naqsh-e Rustam relief, we return to hotel while entering the city through Quran Gate.
Visit Karimkhan citadel and Vakil historical complex including bath, bazaar and mosque. Enjoy lunch time in the heart of the city, then reach Narenjestan-e Qavam garden and Nasir Al-Molk mosque. The mystic atmosphere of the tomb of Hafez at night will become one of the most intriguing memories of Iran you'll bring home.
On our only day in Khuzestan province we visit three of Unesoc World Heritage sites. First 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 historical hydraulic system.
In order to visit another world heritage site, we go to Behistun 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.
Visit Alavian 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.
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.
The end of our trip is approaching and we spend these days visiting 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 commercial and cultural system of Iran. Then we visit Constitutional Revolution museum, Azerbaijan museum, Iron-age archeological museum and Blue mosque. To keep pace with people at Elgoli Park, we stroll around its popular artificial lake at the evening.
After 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: St. Thaddeus, St. Stepanos and the chapel of Dzordzor. Then we return to hotel around evening, packing to leave Tabriz tomorrow.
On the last day of our trip we discover the most about the history of Iran’s capital, visiting some highlights such as Golestan palace complex, Iran National museum and Treasury of National Jewels.
It’s time to bid farewell to Iran as you are transferred to the airport early in the morning for the return flight home.
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