• Duration

    17 Days & 16 Nights

  • Location

    Razavi Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, East Azerbaijan

  • Start

    Tehran – Iran

  • Finish

    Tabriz – Iran

  • Type

    Cultural, Historical, Desert/ Desert visiting and Cultural Sightseeing

  • Group Size

    12

  • Physical Grading

    Gentle

  • Code

    105A

Iran Silk road | Discover Persia Tour

Marvel the wonders of ancient Persia and modern Iran and the natural beauty that surrounds them in this most ancient cradle of civilization.Explore Iran as an important constituent of the Silk Road. According to the WTO and UNESCO the most of the Silk Road monuments has survived in the provinces of Khurasan, Golestan, Semnan, Teheran, Qazvin and Zanjan which used to stand on the Silk Road.

Highlights

• Holly Mausoleum of Imam Reza
• Tombs of the famous poets Atar and Khaiam & Kamal Al Molk
• Gonbad-e Kavus
• Tehran highlights
• Ali Sadr water cave
• Hegmataneh
• Hamadan
• Kangavar
• Anahita Temple
• Kermanshah
• Takab
• Takhte Soleyman
• Tabriz
• Elgoli Park

1st Day
Arrival in Mashhad
After your arrival in Mashhad airport, meeting and greeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel and rest, O/N Mashhad (Hotel-B)
2nd Day
Mashhad
Visit to the provincial capital city of Mashad and the holly Mausoleum of Imam Reza and the Haram, Naderi Museum, O/N Mashhad (Hotel-B)
3rd Day
Mashhad – Neyshabour
Driving towards Neyshabour, visiting the wooden village en route, visiting some highlights of Neyshabour including the tombs of Atar and Khaiam who were the well known poets and Kamal Al Molk tomb (Iranian eminent artist), and turquoise jewelry shops, O/N Neyshabour (Hotel-B)
4thDay
Neyshabour – Sabzevar – Shahrud – Bastam
Early in the morning heading to Bastam, visiting Sabzevar, and shahroud museums, en route, visiting Bastam and the tomb of Bayazid –E- Bastami “one of Iranian mystics, O/N Bastam (Hotel-B)
5th Day
Bastam – Gonbad-e Kavus- Bastam
After breakfast, heading to Gonbad-e kavus and visiting the historical tower of Gonbad, ( Kavus historical tower), turning back to Bastam, O/N Bastam (Hotel-B)
6th Day
Bastam – Damghan – Semnan
Driving to Semnan, visiting Damghan and one of its highlights en route, including Cheshme Ali Complex, and Historical castles like Mansour Kouh, and Mehr negar, O/N Semnan (Hotel-B)
7th Day
Semnan – Varamin – Tehran
Driving towards Tehran, visiting Varamin en route, O/N Tehran (Hotel-B)
8th Day
Tehran
Visiting some highlights of Tehran including Iran Ancient National Museum, The museum containing a collection of objects of historical value specimens of handicrafts produced by the offspring of Iran. (It is closed on holly memorial ceremonies.), Golestan Palace the oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran,( UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Golestan Palace (also Gulistan Palace) (The Rose Garden Palace) belonging to a group of royal buildings, visiting traditional Bazaar (It is closed on Fridays and Thursdays afternoon), O/N Tehran (Hotel-B).
9th Day
Tehran
Full day city tour of Tehran, visiting the highlights in the North, including Saad abad museum (03 museums), and Niavaran Palace and Milad tower, O/N Tehran (Hotel-B)
10th Day
Tehran-Hamadan
Driving to Hamadan, visiting Ali Sadr Water cave and Lale jin village and it’s Ceramic and pottery workshops (if the remaining time) en route, O/N Hamadan (Hotel-B).
11th Day
Hamadan
Full day city tour of Hamadan and visiting its highlights , including Ganjnameh, dating back to Achaemanid Era and belonging to Darius the great, Hegmataneh historical ruins, and Abbas Abad Hill, O/N Hamadan (Hotel-B)
12th Day
Hamadan-Kangavar-Kermanshah
Driving to Kermanshah, visiting Kangavar historical area and Anahita ,the goddess of water, Temple en route, O/N Kermanshah (Hotel-B)
13th Day
Kermanshah-Sanandaj
Visiting Kermanshah highlights including Tagh-e Bostan Complex and traditional Bazaar, driving towards Sanandaj, O/N Sanandaj (Hotel -B).
14th Day
Sanandaj-Takab
Driving to Takab, Visiting Takht-e Solayman Complex including Azargoshnasb Fire Temple and Belghais prison mountain (it is a symbolic prison) in Takab (you could swim in Thermal spring pools around Thakht-e Solayman (related to the Sasanid era), O/N Takab (Hotel -B)
15th Day
Takab-Maraqe-Tabriz
Driving to Tabriz, visiting Maraqe en route. O/N Tabriz (Hotel-B).
16th Day
Tabriz
Full day city tour of Tabriz, visiting some highlights of Tabriz, including Azerbaijan Museum, Kaboud Mosque, Constitutional House, Elgoli Park and Ghajar (Amir Nezam) house, Tabriz Traditional Bazar( Timcheh-e Mozaffariye), UNESCO World Heritage Site, O/N Tabriz (Hotel-B).
17th Day
Tabriz-Bazergan boarder
Transfer to Bazargan border and end of the tour

Service

Service level : Complete
Transport: Air Conditioned transport throughout the tour and all transfers (private car)
Accommodation : 2,3&4 star hotels (16nts)
Meals : All Breakfast, Daily refreshments
Group Leader : German/English speaking guide
Other Services: All airport transfers including International & domestic with staff assistance, Visa arrangement (reference number approval)

Exclude

• Any international flight tickets
• Lunches and dinners we not mentioned in the included services
• Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, etc.
• Tips and porter charges
• Any other services not specified above
• Entrance fees

Important Note

• Please have in mind that in local house single rooms are not provided unless the client asks us for a single room. Also normally in local house, there are no beds.
• On sea trips in case of bad conditions of the sea the routes and timing may change
• In nature trips in case of climate changes and bad weather, changes in accommodation and programs may occur
• The booking process of the hotel starts upon receiving the flight details.
• Changes in the hotels may occur

Visa

In order to get the visa, we need 7 working days to get the invitation ref number from Iran foreign ministry.
The needed documents are: a completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
the copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
The file of your passport copy should be as below:

• Size 40kb
• Format should be JPEG or GIF
• Size should be 5.5cm *4.3cm
• It should be digital

Responsible Travel

As the executive of nature tours in Iran & Globe, we have assumed our responsibility & role so seriously, know the tourism effect on our surrounded environment & local society, and try to plan & operate our tours in accordance with this foreground thought; For, we believe that the tour executive has a great effect on the means of transferring his/her experiments, to guarantee both the passengers health & environment conservation .