Glimpse of Persia 8 Days

Day 1: Arrive to Tehran. Visit Tehran

Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, and warm friendly people. A combination of factors make Tehran a pleasant place to visit: The dry climate which is constantly cool (at least in the evenings), the proximity of the mountains, the parks and gardens where flowers blossom all through the year, the alleys of trees in the avenues or even smaller streets, and even the water that runs down from the upper city along deep and wide gutters which look like small rivers during spring. The Alborz range on the north of Tehran, which hosts the highest peak in Iran, provides fantastic conditions for ski lovers in the winter.O/N in Tehran.Today's tour includes visiting:

- Golestan palace

- Archeological Museum

- Jewels Museum

- Carpet Museum

azadi tower.steptoiran.comDay 2: Visit Tehran and fly to Shiraz

Built in 1971, the Azadi Tower, which sits at the western entrance of the city, is considered the symbol of Tehran. The tower, which is a Pahlavi structure, was originally named Shahyad (King's Memorial Tower) and was later renamed to Azadi (Freedom or Liberty) Tower after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. In 1967 a competition was held in which participants were asked to design a structure that would represent Iran. A 24-year-old Hossein Ammant, who had just graduated from Tehran University, won the competition. His design was inspired by and incorporated pre-Islamic and Islamic arches used widely in Achaemenid, Sassanid and Islamic architecture. Construction of the tower began in 1969 and it was completed in 1971. This three-story tower, which is close to Mehrabad International Airport, has four elevators, two stairways and 286 steps. There are several halls, exhibition rooms, a library and a museum underneath the tower.O/N in Shiraz.Today's tour includes visiting:

- Sa'ad Abad Complex

- Azadi Tower

Karimkhan Citadel.steptoiran.comDay 3: Visit Shiraz

Shiraz is the sixth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. It is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia. Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature and flowers.

Shiraz is the birthplace of two famous Persian poets Hafez and Saadi. It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city.O/N in Shiraz.Today's tour includes visiting:

- Nasir Almolk mosque

- Hafez Tomb

- Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh Shrine

- Karim Khan Citadel

- Vakil mosque

- Vakil Bazaar

Passargadae.steptoiran.comDay 4: Drive to Isfahan via Persepolis, Necropolis and Pasargadae

Magnificent Persepolis, the center of the great Persian Empire, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenids embodies the greatest successes of the ancient Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis, Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., was built on a huge terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex. The monumental staircases, exquisite reliefs and imposing gateways leave you no doubt how grand this empire was.

Next is Necropolis,the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid periods.

On the way we will have a stop in Pasargadae to visit this world heritage site. The tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of Achaemanian Empire, is the highlight of Pasargadae. The wonderful architecture of his tomb, the huge fertile land over there beside the brave personality of Cyrus the Great inspires the visitors.O/N in Isfahan.Today's tour includes visiting:

- Persepolis

- Necropolis

- Pasargadae

Naghshe Jahan Square.Steptoiran.comDay 5: Visit Isfahan

A city of immense beauty and unforgettable experiences, Isfahan has been dazzling travelers for ages. Isfahan, the legendary city which never fails to enchant its visitors, is the pearl of traditional Islamic archeology. Nesf-e Jahan, Half the world, is a popular rhyme with the name of Isfahan and an example of praise lavished by the inhabitants and poets on their city. Its profusion of tree-lined boulevards, Persian gardens and important Islamic buildings gives it a visual appeal unmatched by any other Iranian city and the many artisans working here underpin its reputation as a living museum of traditional culture. Walking through the historic bazaar, over the picturesque bridges and across the Unesco-listed central square are sure to be highlights of your holiday.O/N in Isfahan.Today's tour includes:

- Imam Square (Naqsh-e-Jahan Square)

- Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

- Imam Mosque

- Aliqapu Palace

- Chehel Sutoon Palace

- Bazaar

Khaju Bridge.steptoiran.comDay 6: Visit Isfahan

One of the oldest and most important religious structures of Iran, the Jame Mosque of Isfahan is magnificent example of the evolution of mosque architecture as well as the development of Islamic arts over twelve centuries.

Archeological findings suggest that the mosque was built over the ruins of a Sassanid (226-651 CE) Fire Temple during the Buyid era (934 - 1062). After the Seljuq conquest (1038-1118) when Esfahan became the capital of the new empire, much importance was placed on embellishing the city's Jame Mosque. When a fire damaged the mosque, a new four-iwan plan was given to the mosque during reconstruction efforts, making it the first Islamic building to adapt the four-courtyard layout of Sassanid palaces to Islamic religious architecture. The Jame Mosque of Isfahan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.O/N in Isfahan.Today's tour includes:

- Jame Mosque

- Armenian Quarter

- Vank Cathedral

- Khaju Bridge

- Si-o-Seh Bridge

Tabatabaie House.Steptoiran.comDay 7: Drive to Kashan via Abyaneh village

Kashan, the delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir is one of the most alluring destinations in Iran, boasting a highly atmospheric covered bazaar, a cluster of architecturally significant 19th century houses. Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hills which lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. Kashan dates back to the Elamite period of Iran.Today's tour includes visiting:

- Abyaneh Village

- Tabatabaiha and Borojerdiha houses

- Fin Garden

Day 8: Transfer to IKA and depart Iran

Note:

- Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room. If you want to book a single room for the tour then additional supplement is charged.

- In Budget tours hotels are 2*. In Budget tours public transportation will be used and you will have guide from arrival till departure. In Budget tours also you can have English speaking driver and in main sights you will have local guide.

- In Standard tours private car will be used and hotels are 3*/4*.

- In Luxury tours private car will be used and hotels are the best options in each city, mostly 4*or 5*.

- We have designed our tour packages to cover a wide-range of tastes and to be fun. If you don't find what you are looking for here please contact us and we will design a package especially for you.


Tour Detail & Price


Duration : 8 Days

Min Group Size : 2

Max Group Size : 20

Locations : Tehran-Shiraz-Isfahan-Kashan

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Hotels

Transport : Plane-Bus-Private Car

Tour Guide : Included

Entrance Fees : Included

Letter Of Inivitaion : Included

Price :
Budget: 600Euro
Standard: 1080 Euro
Luxury: 1340Euro

Best Seasons :
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter




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