Signature Tour of Persia

Itinerary in brief

Day 01: Arrive Tehran, Meet and Transfer to Hotel, overnight Hotel
Day 02: Tehran
Day 03: Tehran-Shiraz
Day 04: Shiraz
Day 05: Shiraz-Perspolis-Nagsh E Rostam –Zein-o-Din Caravanserai
Day 06: Zein-o-Din-Yazd
Day 07: Yazd-Naein-Isfahan
Day 08:  Isfahan
Day 09: Isfahan
Day 10: Isfahan –Kashan
Day 11: Kashan Tehran
Day 12: Departure

 

Itinerary in details

Day 01- Tehran
Arrival Tehran early in the morning transfer to Hotel, O/N Hotel

Day02- Tehran
After breakfast visit Golestan palace, Jewelry Museum, The busy Bazar and  Tabiat Bridge in the afternoon, O/N

Day 03.Tehran Shiraz
After breakfast  fly to Shiraz, and transfer to Hotel O/N hotel

Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit some of the famous gardens of this city of “roses and nightingales”, including the Eram Garden, the tomb of Iran’s greatest lyric poets, Hafez  ; the pink tiled 19th-century Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, the Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th-century citadel), the Madrassa Khan (Theological School), to have interaction with teachers and, the Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz (Bazaar is closed on Fridays), and the Holy Shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh (not open to non-Moslems and can only be seen from outside); overnight stay at hotel

Day 04  Shiraz   -Perspolise-Naghshe Rostam-Shiraz
In the morning drive to Persepolis, 70 KMs away from the city, Persepolis is the last and ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Nearly 2500 years ago, construction for its magnificent structure was begun by Darius the Great with the intent to make it the focus of the mighty Achaemenian Empire. Our tour will also include the Naqsh-e-Rustam where hewn out of a cliff rest the tombs believed to be of Darius I and II, Artaxerxes and Xerxes I. after lunch  return to the city, O/N Hotel

Day 05: Shiraz- Zein-o-Din
check out in the morning and depart to Zein o din (60 Kms to Yazd City) to stay in the desert and to enjoy the calm atmosphere of the desert in a very local place.O/N

Visit Passargad on the way.

Day 06: Zein-o-Din-Yazd
In the morning check out and drive to Yazd to Start the tour of Yazd., the magnificent Masjed-e Jameh, and Amir-Chakhmaq Mosques. We continue to the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence and the Fire Temple (where fire worship is still practiced) O/N Hotel.

Day 07.    Yazd Naein Isfahan
Yazd/Esfahan (Drive 195miles / 316kms) After breakfast we depart on a beautiful drive to Esfahan via Naein. Esfahan was a vibrant trade center, and its glorious Islamic architecture and beautiful gardens captured the hearts of many with the saying: “Esfahan is half the World”. .O/N hotel

Day 08- Isfahan
Full day tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit the famous bridges of Shahrestan/Khajou/Sio-se-pol, the Armenian Quarter with several churches, including the important Cathedral of Vank; in the afternoon visit one of the world’s grandest squares, the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, with several sites (the Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, from where the Safavid Kings watched polo games, and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah and the Imam – with magnificent architecture and tilework), finishing with a visit to the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous (Bazaar is closed on Fridays); overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9.   Isfahan
Visit Hasht Behesht , Chehel Sotoun, and  the most beautiful and famous Isfahan bridges and Vank Catedral

Day 10: Isfahan-Kashan
In the morning after check out Drive to Kashan After lunch visit  Tabatabaie Houses and Khan-e Borujerdi, built as a private residence, now a charming museum with a lovely courtyard in Kashan. We then take in the famous Fin Garden and witness its breathtaking pools, orchards, and natural springs. Next, we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque famous for its lovely portals and minarets  Overnight: Hotel, Kashan(1 night)

Day 11: Kashan-Tehran
Drive to   Tehran and Visit Imam Khomeini Shrine on the way, O/N

Day 12: departure
Transfer to the airport and fly back home.

Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation 5* in main cities 
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation based on the Number of People
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to mentioned museums and sites
  • Domestic airfare: Tehran/Shiraz (based on current applicable fares)
  • Visa Approvals

Not Included

  • International airfares
  • Insurance/visa stamp fees
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned above

ESTIMATED INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

Depending on the City of Departure and date of booking it varies:

CANADA(West Coast)     about US$ 1400-1600
USA(West Coast)               about US$ 1400-1600
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USA(East Coast)                 about US$ 1200-1400

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Departures

  • July 13-24
  • Sep 07-18
  • Sep 28-Oct 09
  • Oct 12-23
  • Nov 09-29
  • March 07-18
  • March 21-April 01
  • March 28-April 08
  • April 04-15
  • April 18-30
  • April 25-May 06
  • May 02-13
  • May 16-27
  • May 30-June 10

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  • 12 days

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