Tour to Iran: Unveiling the Ancient Marvels of Iran

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Trip Facts

  • Vehicle
    Train, Car
  • Language
    English
  • Fitness level
    Medium
  • Tour type
    Excursion tour

Trip code: Discovering the ancient wonders of Iran

Unveiling the Ancient Marvels of Iran

Embark on the Iran Ancient Tour, a classic itinerary that takes you on a journey through the rich history and cultural heritage of Iran. Explore the ancient cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites that showcase the grandeur of the Persian Empire and the architectural marvels of the region.

Begin your adventure in Tehran, the bustling capital city of Iran. Discover the treasures of the Golestan Palace and delve into the fascinating exhibits at the National Museum of Iran. Lose yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and browse through a variety of traditional goods.

Explore Isfahan, known as the “Jewel of Persia,” and be captivated by its architectural wonders. Admire the grandeur of Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and Ali Qapu Palace in Naghsh-e Jahan Square. Wander through the bustling Qeysarieh Bazaar and experience the lively atmosphere of this historic trading center. Take a leisurely stroll along the beautiful bridges that span the Zayandeh River, including the iconic Khaju and Si-o-se Pol bridges.

Venture to Yazd, a desert oasis renowned for its distinctive adobe architecture and Zoroastrian heritage. Explore the UNESCO-listed historic city center, where narrow alleyways lead to hidden mosques, traditional houses, and peaceful gardens. Visit the Jameh Mosque of Yazd, an architectural masterpiece, and discover the ancient Zoroastrian burial sites at the Towers of Silence.

In Shiraz, immerse yourself in the poetic ambiance of the city. Visit the enchanting Eram Garden, known for its lush greenery and captivating beauty. Marvel at the breathtaking stained glass windows of Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and pay homage to the renowned Persian poet, Hafez, at his tomb. Explore the ruins of Persepolis once again, and witness the grandeur of the Achaemenid Empire brought to life through its intricate stone carvings.

As your Iran Ancient Tour comes to an end, take with you the memories of exploring ancient cities, walking in the footsteps of kings and poets, and experiencing the rich cultural tapestry of Iran. Let the fascinating history and architectural wonders of this land leave an indelible mark on your journey through time.

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After arrival at Tehran Airport (IKIA), our representative will meet and transfer you to IBIS hotel, close to IKA international airport

This morning, after having breakfast, we will check out from our hotel and our Iran classic tour starts from Tehran, by visiting the central part of the capital. The old texture of Tehran city includes Golestan Palace (World Heritage Site), Bazaar of Tehran, and National Museum. In the evening, we will be transferred to the Mehrabad airport, making a stop on the way to the Azadi Tower and after that, we will take a flight to Shiraz. After arriving to shiraz airport, we will be transferred to hotel and we will do check in hotel.

Accommodation:Shiraz

Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque). This mosque comes to life with the sunrise and the colors dance throughout the day like whirling Dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches, and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colorful ball is hit by the first sun ray and has exploded into thousands of butterflies all around.
Continue our exploration in Shiraz at the beautiful orange-scented Narenjestan Garden, laid out in the 19th century during the Qajar Dynasty.
Then, we will visit vakil mosque and after that, you will have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, beautiful courtyards, and even an ancient caravanserai.
In the evening, we will visit mirrored Mosque. Then, we will end our visit on a tranquil note in the lovely garden-tomb of Hafez, one of our most outstanding poets to feel the taste of Persian Literature.
Accommodation: Shiraz

Breakfast

After having breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in shiraz and We have a full day of driving to reach our destination of Yazd (A UNESCO World heritage city).

We will have some stop in our way to visit legendary city of Persepolis (A UNESCO World heritage site), former capital of Darius the Great and founded in 512 BC. There was no more impressive construction in the ancient world, except perhaps Karnak in Egypt,

Darius built the terrace, the Apadana (great audience hall), the Tachara (palace), the monumental staircases and his son, Xerxes, added the harem and the Hall of 100 C.

Then it’s off to see the Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, massive tombs, carved straight into the mountainside. olumns.

After that, we will visit Pasargadae (A UNESCO World heritage site), tomb of Cyrus the Great and former capital of the Achaemenid Empire. We will spend some time exploring the site and though not as striking as Persepolis, there is a great viewpoint where we can look over the site and the surrounding area.

Continue to Yazd and check in to our hotel.

Accommodation: Yazd

Breakfast

Yazd is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Iran. Its silhouette punctuated by minarets and the ingeniously designed wind towers that capture desert breezes to cool homes during the hot summer months. Yazd is also the center of the Zoroastrian community in Iran, where you will start the day of sightseeing.
At the Tower of Silence (also called dakhmeh), we will discover one of the rites of this ancient pre-Islamic religion. Until the mid-1900s, when a man dies, his immortal soul, three days later, is carried away by the wind to the place of judgment, on the bridge of Chinvat. Corpses were considered impure objects that could not be put in the ground, in water or even thrown into fire without infecting one of these three elements. Only the king’s corpse was divine and therefore entitled to a tomb.

At the still active Zoroastrian Fire Temple (Atashkadeh), you will see a flame that has been burning for 1500 years. It is an important place of pilgrimage for the faithful and our expert guide will offer you additional insight into one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the world.

In Amir Chakhmaq Square, you will see an impressive Hussainiya – a congregational hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies. With three levels of recessed alcoves, all perfectly proportioned, its façade is one of the city’s most photographed landmarks.
The next place to visit is the Friday Mosque, built in 1324, where you can see the tallest minarets in the country.

Among the many other historical sites to visit in Yazd are beautiful old houses and the Dowlatabad Garden (A UNESCO World heritage city). Standing by the long reflecting pool in the garden, you will be shaded by ancient cypress trees. In front of you is an 18th century hexagonal pavilion with a beautiful stained glass window and a graceful wind tower, the tallest in Iran. All around are flowering fruit trees and other ornamental plants and trees.

Accommodation: Yazd

After having breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and Leave the Yazd; our first stop this morning will be in Meybod where your first impression might be its striking monochromatic architecture of desert brick. But set along an ancient trade route, Meybod also offers a number of fascinating sites to visit including its caravanserai. Built in typical Safavid style, this ancient desert inn features verandahs, shaded passageways, and nearly 100 rooms– some of which are now used as artisan workshops. At the local icehouse, you’ll learn about the thick-clay construction and subterranean chamber that allowed local residents to have ice and food storage before refrigeration– even during the intense desert heat of summer! and And  Visiting Pigeon tower or house is one of those activities that would make you satisfied.

Accommodation: Isfahan

Breakfast

Your exploration starts in Imam Square. This 17th-century site is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Here in the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognized by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets.

You will also visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the Ladies Mosque, as it was built for the Shah's harem, renowned for a brightly colored domed ceiling, where the light creates the image of a peacock. In the Ali Qapu Palace, you’ll marvel at its beautiful music rooms and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo matches unfolding in the square below.

You’ll end your exploration of the square by visiting the Qeisarieh Bazaar. With hundreds of local vendors that specialize in traditional arts and crafts, it’s a wonderful place to shop for pottery, enamel, jewelry, and delicately inlaid board games.

If time permits, we will visit Si-o se pol.

Accommodation: Isfahan

After having breakfast, checking out from the hotel, we will leave Isfahan to kashan.

Our first stop will be in Abyaneh. Abyaneh Village is known as the Red Village because of its red soil and houses. The houses of Abyaneh bear an ancient architectural style, featured by the use of clay as the construction material and latticed windows and wooden doors.

Then, you will visit Boroujerdi Traditional House. It was built about 130 years ago in the reign of Qajar dynasty (1857) by Iranian famous architect Ustad Ali Maryam. The owner was Haj Seyed Hasan Natanzi, a well-known merchant who mostly dealt with people of Boroujerd city. That’s why the house is known as Boroujerd's House.

Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse that is a historical monument, showing the importance of bath culture not only for cleansing but for social life.

There is also the chance to buy some rose water, a local specialty, outside of the site.

After visiting the kashan, we will drive to our hotel close to IKA international airport to rest.

Accommodation: IBIS hotel close to IKA international airport.

Breakfast

Our representative will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your flight time.

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfast

Transport

Train, Car

Included

  • • Transfer to/from the airport
  • • Domestic flight
  • • English speaking guide’s services
  • • All nights’ accommodation in 4 star hotels (8 nights)
  • • Land travel in Iran by an air-conditioned coach
  • • Services of an Iranian tour lecturer throughout the tour
  • • Meals: 7 breakfasts
  • • Entrance fees

Note

“Please note that we use a local supplier for your arrival airport transfer. As tourism is a growing industry in Central Asia, your driver may not speak English.”

Timur Alimov

Dear friends!

My name is Timur Alimov, and I represent our group of travel experts in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our travel experts will guide you through Uzbekistan and Central Asia. For the past ten years we have been gathering and guiding groups of more then 10000 happy travelers. We can show the country through the eyes of the locals, as if you come not as a tourist, but as a guest visiting friends. We give to our travelers only the routes that we checked personally or it was checked by our guides. Some members of My team has traveled this route more than 10 times, and during these trips we have made a lot of friends in each cities who become our friends and help us.

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