• Duration

    15 Days & 14 Nights

  • Tour Code

    # SM-15d-1891-bhn

  • Group Size
    • Min 1 PAX
    • Max 15 PAX
  • Location

    Iran

  • Start

    Tehran– Iran

  • Finish

    Tehran– Iran

  • Type

    Classic & Cultural

  • Physical Grading

    Standard

  • Best Time
    • Spring
    • Autumn
    • Winter

Journey To Persia

(Tehran, Kerman, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd )

Explore the magnificent cities of Iran with numerous historical monuments to visit. Start from modern capital of Iran, Tehran. Head south to Kashan, visit the outstanding houses of Borujerdis & Tabatabaei. Marvel at the works of Iranian masters in Isfahan such as Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Shah Mosque.  Walk on the magical dunes of Mesr Desert and experience the starry night. Wander around the historic city of Yazd with its unique Persian architecture. Step into Persepolis, the great ancient capital of Persia and visit the tomb of the Cyrus, the Great in Pasargadae. In the end, indulge yourself in city of gardens and poets, Shiraz.

Highlights

• Persepolis (UNESCO)
• Pasargadae (UNESCO)
• Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO)
• Borujerdis House & Tabātabāei House
• Ganjali Khan Complex
• Lut desert (UNESCO)
• Fin Garden (UNESCO)
• Golestan Palace (UNESCO)
• Iran National Museum

Itinerary

Arrival in Tehran International Airport; Meet and greet by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. After a while rest, tour some of the magnificent museums in downtown Tehran, like National Museum of Iran Museum. The national museum contains prestigious relics influential in shaping the world’s culture and civilization. Our next visit is the Golestan Palace, (the Rose Garden Palace) UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the oldest historic monuments belonging to a group of royal buildings in Tehran & Tehran traditional grand bazaar.

O/N Tehran (Hotel-BB)

Full day city tour of Tehran, including Tehran and its monuments different historical layers in terms of age are remarkable. Owing to long years of being Capital, riveting companionship of old and recent attractions, catches visitor’s attention. Today and as the last day of our trip, we head north of Tehran.  A review of Qajar and Pahlavi History in Sa’dabad Palace Museum (2 museums), Niavaran Palace, Tajrish Traditional Bazaar, local favorite bazaar complete the journey

O/N Tehran(Hotel-BB)

In the morning, we head to the Mehrabad Airport for take the flight toward Kerman.

We enter Kerman; Tour the Ganj Ali Khan Complex including Bath, Museum, mosque and traditional covered bazaar.

It depends on your flight details; it is possible for you to visit Kerman sites.

O/N Kerman(Hotel-BB)

We resume our trip by visiting an oasis in the middle of the desert city of Mahan. Bagh-e Shazdeh (Prince Garden) as a typical Iranian Garden UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its desirable water stream that flows through the garden and light breeze is a real treasure in Kerman. Then we head to Lut desrt. While driving, we visit A quite different day full of excitement in Lut Desert, UNESCO World Heritage Site specific nature and wonders, awaits us. We first have a quick glance at Jabaliye or Rock Dome, also known as the Gabri Dome that is remarkable because is constructed by stone rather than usual brick. Getting back to our way, one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders is ahead of us. Walk via this particular landscape, among Kalouts, these fantastic natural statues. Visit Nebkas (Desert Vases), old fortress & date-palm groves of Shafiabad, Kootoos (traditional Arbour), Salty (River and Salt crystals & polygons). Relaxing in the silence of the desert, we fix our eyes on endless & colorful horizon and gaze at starry sky, all of which is a distinctive gift from southeast of Iran. We finish today with lots of memorable images and head to Kerman.

O/N Kerman (Hotel-BB)

Driving toward Sirjan, en route we visit Rayen Citadel, a rather small sample of Bam Citadel. Then we head to the Sirjan unique clay pipe style wind tower.

O/N Sirjan  (Hotel-BB)

Drive to Shiraz, en route we visit Sarvestan and his palace. It is a Sassanid-era building in the Iranian city of Sarvestan, some 90 km southeast from the city of Shiraz. The palace was built in the 5th century AD, and was either a gubernatorial residence or a Zoroastrian fire temple. Then we head to Shiraz. In the evening,

We get to know tombs of two Iranian Famous Poets, HAFEZ and SAADI and Iranian literature.

O/N Shiraz (Hotel-BB)

Shiraz, the city of poetry, flower, nightingale, culture and history warmly welcome you. 7th day of our visits is partly historical and partly excursion in shiraz popular flowery gardens. Vakil Ensemble; Mosque & baazar, Eram Garden UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arg-e Karimkhan (Karimkhan Citadel), dating back to Zand Era and Nasir-ol-Molk colorful mosque.

O/N Shiraz (Hotel-BB)

Full day excursion of visit the most important historical sites of Persian Civilization, dating back to 2500 years ago, and UNESCO World Heritage Site including Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid), Achaemenid palaces, Naghsh-e Rostam, Naghshe Rajab and Pasargadae; Cyrus the Great tomb, , heading back to Shiraz,

O/N Shiraz (Hotel-BB)

Driving to Yazd, en route visiting the most important historical sites of Iranian civilization, dating back to 2500 years ago, UNESCO World Heritage Site including, Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the great reminds you of his beliefs and notions upon which he served the people of Achaemenids Empire. Quite simple but majestic and elegant. Leaving the historical remains behind, we enter Yazd, a green city.

O/N Yazd (Hotel-BB)

Despite being close to desert, Yazd is a green city. It owes its greenery to another ancient Iranian engineering technique. Their smart solution to the water shortage is recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. They invented Qanat and brought water from heart of the earth to the ground. A different UNESCO-Listed, still alive architecture of old city of Yazd (Historic City of Yazd), simple life style and hospitable people in spite of unkind and tight nature, all of which leave you speechless. Other highlights like Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Fahadan old neighborhood, Ziyaeyeh School (Alexander Prison), Water Museum, Congregational (Jameh) Mosque, Zoroastrian old Fire Temple, and the tallest wind tower in Dolat Abad Garden can explain briefly the history of desert life.

O/N Yazd (Hotel-BB)

Yazd wonders are not limited to the city itself, while other towns near the city have also a notable share in its beauties, some of which are Meybod and Nain. We visit their highlights like Chaparkhaneh (old post center), Pigeon Tower, Narin Castle, Ceramic shops, Pirniya Museum, congregational (Jame) Mosque, and old Aba knitting factory (Aba is a kind of cloth of Muslim clergymen). Put all wonders aside, the famous city of Isfahan, Safavid shining capital with countless attractions is ahead of us today. Iran’s richest city renowned for its exceptional architecture and arts such as Meenakari, Miniature, Silverwork and Copper. As we enter the city, taking a stroll on historical Khaju and Si-o-se pol historical bridges at night make you ready for your tomorrow visits.

O/N Isfahan(Hotel-BB)

The next morning is fully dedicated to Isfahan teemed with fabulous monuments and UNESCO world heritages. At the city’s heart stands UNESCO-listed Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Meidan Emam) flanked by azure-tiled mosques, Outstanding Sheikh Lotf-ol- lah and Imam Mosques, Ali Qapu palace and the entrance to a vast bazaar. Fountains dance where once polo players pranced to entertain Safavid Ruler, Shah Abbas. Delving into traditional bazaar with eye-catching handicrafts give you the opportunity to get closer to Iranian culture.

O/N Isfahan (Hotel-BB)

Isfahan monuments are countless owing to its peoples’ artisan sprit. Second day in Isfahan is also dedicated to historical visits. Chehel Sotun Palace, Jameh Mosque (Masjed-e Jāmé) UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour the Jolfa district, lined with café and restaurants. There we can visit Vank cathedral.

O/N Isfahan (Hotel-BB)

Driving towards Kashan, en route visiting Abyaneh, a village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid Era, the simplicity found in houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran , and  highlights of Kashan including Fin garden UNESCO World Heritage Site an Iranian typical garden, the historical house of Brojerdiha, heading to Tehran, transfer to the hotel,

O/N Kashan (Hotel-BB)

Transfer to the IKIA airport to board the homebound flight.

Inclusion

Transport: Air Conditioned Transportation
Accommodation : 14 nights’ accommodation in 2, 3, 4 and 5* Hotel (01 night early check in upon arrival)
Meals : Meals as per itinerary
Tour Guide : Escort English speaking guide/driver-guide
Other Services: Visa official reference number ,One way air ticket of Tehran-kerman

Exclusion

  • International air ticket
  • All lunch and dinner ( per person €125.00 for lunch and 115.00  for dinner)
  • Entrance fees ( per person €110.00)
  • Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, and mini bar used in the room, tips (guide, driver &restaurant) & porter charges etc.
  • Any other services not specified above
  • Visa fee

Important Note

  • Please bear in mind in local houses single room is only available upon request. Clean mattress is available.
    • On sea trips in case of bad conditions, routes and timing may change
    • In trips close to nature, in case of climate changes and lousy weather,  accommodation and schedule may change
    • Booking process of the hotels 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.
Required documents :Completed visa application form (please Click here to fill the application form),
Copy of your passport; and also the scan of your former visa if you have traveled to Iran before .
Passport copy file should be as follow:

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

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 .