6 UNESCO SITES
2- 12 PERSONS
IN 3 * & 4 * HOTELS
6 BREAKFASTS, 6 DINNERS
PRIVATE COACH, VAN, CAR
CERTIFIED LOCAL GUIDE & DRIVER
Our 8-day cultural and adventure tour takes in many of Persia's iconic highlights while also uncovering some different insights into the Persian lifestyle. History comes to life with your visit to Golestan palest complex in Tehran, King Darius' gigantic Royal palaces in Persepolis, Naghshe Jahan square in Isfahan, and many more. Allow the lut desert to imprint on you with its unique beauty; Follow the footsteps of Marco Polo along the ancient trading routes of the Silk Road. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine Bazaars of Isfahan and Shiraz, where you barter for traditional handicrafts and get to know the warm-hearted people of this ancient land.
Highlights at a Glance:
- Many photo-stops along the way
- Comfortable on-tour transportation
- A professionally planned itinerary
- Small-group size, Now capped at 12 pax
- Marvel at the intricacy of Iranian Bazaars
- Explore the secrets and tales of the Persians
- Admire the city square of Naqsh-e Jahan in Esfahan
- Discover 7 Iran's most spectacular UNESCO world heritage sites
- Visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and admire its ancient holy fire
- Stock up on saffron and other spices at the Grand Bazaar in Isfahan
- Discover the winding alleys and adobe architecture of Yazd's Old Town
- Guided tour of the incredible ruins of the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis
- 32 Unparalleled iconic landmarks & tourist attractions enriching cultural experiences
Today you will make your way to your selected gateway Airport for your international flight to Tehran, Iran. Embark on an exclusive and unique small group journey through magnificent Persia and discover this country's deep and rich history and its archeological wonders. Upon arrival at IKA International Airport, meet and greet by an Jahangard Travel representative and be transferred to your hotel in the heart of Tehran. You will have time to refresh before embarking on an enthralling tour of this city brimming with culture and history.
Welcome to the Iranian capital city, Tehran. A megacity which generously steeped in history and standing as one of the largest cityscapes in the Middle East, where there is much to be discovered. Today, you will enjoy a full-day tour of Tehran, taking in the main sights of the city; This morning starts with a visit to the sumptuous Golestan Palace Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you will enjoy visiting a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the perfect integration of Persian crafts and architecture with European influences. Next, you will spend some time taking a stroll around the Tehran Grand Bazaar, which is located a few steps far from Golestan Palace and is one of the largest covered ones in the world. In the afternoon, you visit the National Museum of Iran, displaying the most impressive collection of prestigious relics and historical findings. The selection here displays the nation's rich cultural heritage and civilization. In the evening, before you will be transferred to Tehran domestic airport for your flight to Shiraz, you will visit the magnificent Azadi Tower that is the most famous iconic landmark of Tehran commissioned to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.
You will take a beautiful day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shiraz today. In this charming city with exciting sites to visit, you will first visit the Tomb of the Persian poet Hafez with its flower-filled gardens. Next, you will have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Grand Bazaar. Before leaving the Bazaar, sample the local Saffron ice cream and the Shirazi Faloodeh. It is a delicious combination of rice noodles, iced rosewater, and sugar, and then mixed with a touch of lemon juice. The afternoon will be devoted to discovering the colorfully decorated Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (the Pink Mosque), where sunlight streaming through its colored glasses and windows. Next up is an interesting visit to the Eram Garden(UNESCO world heritage site), an architectural marvel from the Qajar era and a precious gem among all the typical Persian Gardens in Shiraz with its sour orange and palm trees. Time permitting; the rest of the afternoon, you will visit Hamzeh Shrine, a revered Shia shrine noted for the glittering mirror work adorning its central dome. After admiring the landmarks of Shiraz, you will be transferred to your hotel.
This morning, as soon as we have had our breakfast, we head out from Shiraz on a drive northeast to the desert city of Yazd. This memorable day takes you first to three magnificent Persian landmarks. Delve into 2500 years of Persian culture and civilization; your guide will lead you through the ruins of Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site) that was once the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenes Empire. Darius the Great founded this palatial complex in the 6th century BC. Persepolis embodies all the glory as well as the fall of the Persian Empire. It was here that the Achaemenid kings received their subjects and celebrated the Persian New Year. You can pass through all palaces there in Persepolis and immerse yourself in the millennia of history and the tunnel of time. Later, proceed to Naghshe Rostam, where you explore the ancient Achaemenid Necropolis and Sassanian Rock Reliefs. In the afternoon, continue to Yazd, and Then in the old Fahadan District, you have the chance for a walk through the winding alley of the Fahadan Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) before checking in to your hotel.
The awesome desert city of Yazd is renowned for its unique desert architecture, regarded by UNESCO as one of the ancient towns on Earth, perfectly adapted to the harsh weather conditions of the surrounding desert. The Zoroastrian religion also survives in here where you visit the Temple of Eternal Fire. Afterward, you set out for the old Towers of Silence on the edge of the city, where in the past decades, the bodies of deceased Zoroastrians were placed and exposed to scavenger birds, which as per their beliefs, is the most sacred method of dealing with the dead. Next up is the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, where you will admire an awe-inspiring and prominent landmark comprising of a large square, a caravanserai, a Mosque, a Water Reservoir, several wind catchers and a Portal for Shia Religious Gatherings and ceremonies. Yazd is also best known for its sweets and confections. All Iranian and foreign visitors to this desert city must visit the local treasure of Haj Khalifa Confectionery next to the Amir Chakhmaq Square. Here, you can try the famous Iranian Baklava Pastries, Ghotab (Doughnut hole-shaped cookies), Lozenârgil (coconut diamonds), and Pashmak (cotton candy). In the afternoon, you will head out from Yazd on a pleasant drive west to the modern city of Isfahan. As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, Isfahan is for many may well be the climax of the journey. There is a lot to find out in this beautiful dazzling capital of Ancient Persia.
This day is dedicated to the exploration of one of the most glorious cities of Iran, Isfahan. Following breakfast, your guide leads you for a fascinating sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Isfahan's historical sites. Indulge in Isfahan's sophisticated charms and discover Naghsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the world's second-largest square with four amazing landmarks at four sides; Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Next up is Chehel Sotun Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Shah Abbas II built this graceful pavilion in the 17th century for entertainment and court receptions. In the afternoon, you will visit a unique Carpet Gallery to know how to distinguish Persian carpets from fake ones. After a short break for tea and some sweets in one of the most beautiful Traditional Teahouses, you take a walk through the Isfahan Grand Bazaar and explore the best souvenirs of the country.
Following breakfast, you start your journey on an exciting day-trip to Kashan. On a fantastic route, you will have the chance to visit the crimson-colored old Village of Abyaneh, one of the last surviving Zoroastrian places to visit. Then, you move to Kashan, a beautiful city to visit the Fin Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is one of the most beautiful Persian Gardens date back to the 17th century. Then continue exploring the awe-inspiring House of Boroujerdiha. In the evening, you will be transferred to Tehran international airport to catch your onward or homebound flight.
Today marks the end of your tour to Persia.
We are one of the few Iranian tour operators to include as many inclusions as possible into our tour packages. There are no hidden charges on your tour. The list of inclusions is very abundant and covers entrance fees, meals, transport, accommodation, and tour guiding, to name a few! Our quest is to limit the group size to a maximum of 12 guests! This will surely give us great flexibility in our itineraries, and we can adjust our tours depending on the group interests.
- All relevant transfer and transportation in a modern air-conditioned coach
- Accommodation in 3 * or 4 * hotels with private facilities (6 nights)
- Sightseeing visits & all entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Professional Iranian English-speaking tour guide
- Half board throughout (6 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
- 1 x Domestic flight: Tehran-Shiraz
- Organization of the whole trip
- Visa support- reference code
- Any other personal expenses such as soft drinks, laundry, etc.
- Visa stamping fee collected by the Iranian embassy
- All optional excursions, tours, and visits
- Gratuity for local guide and driver
- International air ticket
- Travel insurance