Persian History & Culture

10 Days and 9 Nights

Tour Highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Sites :

Golestan Palace - Naqsh-e Jahan Square - Pasargadae Palace & Tomb of Cyrus the Great - Eram Garden- Persepolise - Naqsh-e Rostam  -Yazd- Fin Garden - Dowlat Abad Garden

Other Highlights:

Carpet Museum –Milad Tower - Azadi Tower - Vank Cathedral - Chehel Sotoun Palace - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque - Aali Qapu Palace - Qeysariyeh Bazar- Khajou & “Sio-Se Pol” Bridges(Zayandeh Rood River)- Zoroastrian Fire Temple - Nasir-ol Molk (Pink) Mosque -Traditional Bazar of Vakil – Saray -e Moshir-Shah Cheragh  Holy Shrine- Abyaneh Historical Village- Abbasi Traditional House - National Jewels Museum - Abarkuh (Ancient Cypress)- Towers of Silence - Yazd Friday Mosque - Amir Chakhmaq Complex- Narin Qaleh Citadel 

 

Tour quick overview

Start Tour : TEHRAN
Tehran (1 night)
1 hours, 20 minutes (923km) By: airplan
Shiraz
Shiraz (3 nights)
4hours , 25 minutes (440km) By: bus
Yazd
Yazd (2 nights)
4 hours , 30 minutes (440km) By: bus
Isfahan
Isfahan (3 nights)
3hours , 30 minutes (409km) By: bus
TEHRAN , IKA
End Tour : TEHRAN , IKA

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: TEHRAN

Day Highlights

Arrival (Imam Khomeini International Airport)

Imam Khomeini Mausoleum
Tehran Skyline

Carpet Museum
Milad tower

O/N TEHRAN

 

Milad tower
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Carpet Museum Tehran
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Carpet Museum
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Milad Tower (2)
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National Museum (archaeological)
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Tehran
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Arriving in Tehran in the morning. Nadiatrip’s tour director welcomes you at Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Then directly on the way we will visit The mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The shrine is flanked by four 91m-high towers symbolizing Khomeini’s age when he died. The huge gold central dome is adorned with 72 tulips, Inside the vast main hall, covered with 12,000 carpets each 12 sq. meters, Khomeini's tomb itself is enclosed in a stainless steel zarih, a cage-like casing through which pilgrims pay their respects and no small number of bank notes. Men and women approach respectfully from different sides.

Construction of the complex, covering 20 sq. km, began in 1989, but parts of it are yet to be completed. The plan is for the ceiling of the interior to be covered with tiny mirrors, as is the case with many other Shia shrines. it is not possible to carry professional camera inside the shrine (only normal one with permission if you are lucky)

We will visit Tehran Skyline,move up the mountain and enjoying the capital city Panoramic view.

Later on, you will visit Carpet Museum, which has some of the most beautiful and world famous fine Hand-weaved Persian Carpets.
in the evening, we will visit Milad tower which is the new symbol of the capital city.

O/N TEHRAN

Day 2: TEHRAN-shiraz

Day Highlights

Tehran Old Grand Bazar

(WHS) Golestan Palace

National Jewels Museum
Azadi Tower
Domestic flight to Shiraz

O/N Shiraz

(WHS) Golestan Palace (2)
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Abgineh Glass & Ceramic Museum
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(WHS) Golestan Palace
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Azadi Tower
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Golestan Palace Teheran
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National Jewels Museum
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The second day we will visit (UNESCO WHS) Golestan Palace, the first royal building in the capital city Tehran.

Then visiting Tehran Old Grand Bazar.

Enjoy by visiting Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry, which are very famous in the world.
Direct transfer to Airport for flight to Shiraz.

On the way to Airport, Azadi Tower, the last symbol of Tehran and a unique construction with traditional and modern architecture.

transfer to hotel.

O/N Shiraz

Day 3: shiraz- Persepolis- Naqshe Rostam

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
(UNESCO WHS) Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)
Shah Chiragh (magnificent mausoleums)
O/N Shiraz

(UNESCO WHS) Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
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(UNESCO WHS) Necropolis
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Tomb of Hafez (the world’s famous Iranian poet)
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(UNESCO WHS) Persepolis
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(UNESCO WHS) Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)
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Shah Chiragh (magnificent mausoleums)
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We have an excursion to the impressive (UNESCO WHS) Takht-e Jamshid or as Greek historians Herodotus called it, “Persepolis

Numerous palaces, gates, stairs with reliefs, halls, the treasury used to protect the Achaemenid Empire’s legendary treasures are to be visited.

then, you will visit Naqsh-e Rostam Necropolis, the rock reliefs and some tombs of the Achaemenid emperors.

The last visit will be “Shah Cheraghmagnificent mausoleums, with the dazzling mirror mosaics art.

O/N Shiraz

Day 4: shiraz

Day Highlights

Pink Mosque (Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)
(UNESCO WHS) Eram   persian Garden
Traditional Vakil Bazar
Saraye Moshir

O/N Shiraz

Pink Mosque Shiraz
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Pink Mosque (Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)
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Pink Mosque
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Vakil Mosque
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citadel of Karim khan (Arg-e Karim khan)
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Nasir-ol Molk Mosque
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Morning sightseeing in Shiraz starting with Pink (Nasir-ol Molk) Mosque, which is famous as Pink Mosque. Sunrays will paint the floor and the columns colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. with colorful ceramics & windows. One of the most elegant and most photographed pieces of architecture in Shiraz, the Pink Mosque was built at the end of the 19th century.

Afterwards you will visit the (UNESCO WHS) Eram Garden, a nice sample of Persian Gardens .It is also a Botanical Garden.

Then,  Traditional Bazaar of Vakil and Saray -e Moshir.

O/N Shiraz

Day 5: pasargad-abarkuh-yazd

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Yazd city (capital of Zoroastrians)

 (UNESCO WHS) Pasargad Palace & Tomb of Cyrus the Great

Abarkuh city
Ancient Cypress (about 4000 years old). 
ice house

O/N yazd

(UNESCO WHS) Pasargad Palace & Tomb of Cyrus the Great
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ice house
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(UNESCO WHS) Pasargad Palace
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Pasargad Palace & Tomb of Cyrus the Great
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Ancient Cypress (about 4000 years old).
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(UNESCO WHS) Yazd city (capital of Zoroastrians)
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Morning departure for Yazd. En route visit to (UNESCO WHS) Pasargadae PalaceTomb of Cyrus the Great, where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries.

Then, continuing the road to Abarkuh.

Famous for its Ancient Cypress (about 4000 years old).

And arriving in Yazd, the capital of Zoroastrians.

O/N yazd

Day 6: Yazd

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Yazd city (city of Wind Towers )
Towers of Silence 
Zoroastrian Fire Temple.
old town quarter(Fahadan)
Yazd Friday Mosque 
Amir Chakhmaq Complex. 
Dowlat abad garden 

O/N yazd

Wind Towers In Yazd
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Zoroastrian Fire Temple
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Yazd Friday Mosque
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old town quarter(Fahadan)
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Friday Mosque
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Towers of Silence
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Yazd is an ancient city on the coast of Iran’s Central Desert.

amazing local architecture & traditional air-conditioners called “Wind Tower”.

The altitude of the city gives you a pleasant weather .
funeral towers  of Zoroastrians  “Towers of Silence“, and then Zoroastrian Fire Temple.
Afterwards, visiting the old town quarter(Fahadan) and some of its highlights including Yazd Friday Mosque with “the tallest mosque entrance gate” in Iran.

In the evening, we will visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex.

Then, Dowlat abad garden with the tallest wind tower.

O/N yazd

Day 7: ISFAHAN

Day Highlights

Naein (Desert city)
Narin Citadel (Meybod-desert city)
Pigeons house 

O/N ISFAHAN

Pigeons house
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Pigeons house Unique Architecture
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Naein City
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Naein Friday Mosque)1200 years old)
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Narin Citadel (Meybod-desert city)
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Narin Citadel
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Departure for Naein by visiting , Narin Qaleh Citadel 

You will reach Isfahan in the evening, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

O/N ISFAHAN

Day 8: ISFAHAN

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Naghsh-e-Jahan Square
(UNESCO WHS) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
(UNESCO WHS) Ali-Qapu palace
Isfahan Traditional Bazaar 

Carpet Studio

O/N Isfahan

(UNESCO WHS) Chehel-Sotun Persian Garden
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(UNESCO WHS) Imam Mosque
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(UNESCO WHS) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
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(Main Portal) Imam Mosque
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Imam Mosque
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(UNESCO WHS) Naghsh-e-Jahan Square
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We have a great day in Isfahan, the masterpiece of Islamic archeology, by visiting (Naghsh-e-Jahan Square) (UNESCO WHS).

 Then we will visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, every viewer can be absorbed by its dome color which is going to be changed from dawn to dusk. 

The Ali-Qapu palace is the next site, which means “great gate”. it is very famous in naturalistic wall paintings. 

It is time to visit Carpet Studio In Bazar

Traditional Bazaar is the other important part of the main square.

 

O/N Isfahan

Day 9: ISFAHAN

Day Highlights

Chehel Sotun Graden

Vank Cathedral (Jolfa Armenian District) 
Khaju Bridge  
Sio Sepol Bridge 
Zayandeh Rood River

O/N ISFAHAN

(UNESCO WHS) Chehel-Sotun Persian Garden
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(UNESCO WHS) Jame-Mosque
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(UNESCO WHS) Jame-Mosque Dome
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sio sepol Bridge
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Vank Cathedral
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Vank Cathedral (Jolfa Armenian district)
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Walking around Jolfa Armenian district and visit Vank Cathedral, which is the example of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concepts. After that,we are going to have an amazing experience to stroll in the covered bazaar with your tour guide. You might like to have a look at the different particular types of handicrafts around the bazaar and buy a prestigious souvenir.

Chehel Sotun is another outstanding example of Persian Garden.

Next, you in the evening you will walk around Khaju Bridge and sio sepol Bridge (Zayandeh rood river).

O/N ISFAHAN

Day 10: ABYANEH-KASHAN-DEPARTURE

Day Highlights

Abyaneh Historical Village
(UNESCO WHS) Fin Persian Garden 
Abbasi Traditinal House 
Departure (Imam Khomeini International Airport)

 

Borojerdi traditinal house
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Abyaneh historical village Locals
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Abyaneh historical village
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Soltan amir ahmad traditional bathhouse
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Tabatabaie traditinal house
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(UNESCO WHS) Fin persian Garden
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Early in the morning driving to Kashan, en route to Kashan we will visit Abyaneh. The historical village has special historical houses, which are constructed with peculiar reddish hue mud. In addition, inside the city Kashan we will visit Fin Garden (WHS) a nice example of Persian Garden. Then we will visit Abbasi Traditinal House.

Then directly to Imam Khomeini Airport for flight back home with a full pack of memorable moments and nice pictures to share with your family and friends.

End Tour : TEHRAN , IKA

Services Included

  • Accommodation in hotels or local house as per itinerary or similar, including daily breakfast.
  • The prices are based on 3-4 star hotels.
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary including their applicable entrance fees.
  • Transportation with A/C.
  • English speaking guide and other main languages.
  • Half board
  • Domestic flight (based on the itinerary if it is mentioned)

Services Excluded

  • Application of visa & visa fee
  • Porter tips at hotels & waiter tips at restaurants
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Driver & Tour Guide tips
  • All personal nature expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, minibar, gifts, etc.
  • Daily refreshment
  • Anything not mentioned in the Included list
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Notes

. Visa fee must be paid by the passengers to the consular section of Iranian embassy upon receiving their visa. 
. The passengers must indicate the city in which they like to get their visa (where there is an Iranian embassy consular section) upon purchasing the tour.
. Any other service(s) not specified in “Services Included” section of this proposal.
. Hotels can be changed based on clients’ request or unavailability. Rates may change according to room categories/hotels changes.
.  Above mentioned durations are based on Iranian calendar.
. Working days in Iran are Saturday – Wednesday. Thursdays are half day however many offices are closed on Thursdays.
. The National Jewelry Museum is open on Saturdays to Tuesdays, if the program in Tehran is not match the days; we will visit Reza Abbasi Museum instead.

 

Cancellation Policy

• 2 months before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
• 1 month  before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
• 20 days  before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee 
• 1 week before the day of the tour 50 % cancellation fee
• 48 hours or no attendance in the tour no amount of the booking price will be refunded. 

 

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