Persian Golden Route

11 Days and 10 Nights

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Tour Highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Sites :

Golestan Palace- Persepolis- Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis)- Pasargad- Yazd- Dowlat abad garden- Naghsh-e-Jahan Square-

Fin Garden -

Other Highlights: 

The Mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini- Tehran old Grand Bazaar-Saad Abad Palace - Tabi'at Bridge (nature bridge)- Treasury of National Jewels Museum- Darband valley-Azadi Tower- Shah Cheragh- Pink (Nasir-ol Molk) Mosque - Traditional Bazaar of Vakil –SarayMoshir- Abarkuh(old cypress)- Zoroastrian Fire Temple - Amir Chakhmaq Complex- Yazd Friday Mosque - Narin Qaleh Citadel- Ice house - Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque- The Ali-Qapu palace- Traditional Bazaar - Vank Cathedral- Jolfa Armenian district- Khaju Bridge-  Isfahan Jame-Mosque - Imam Mosque- sio sepol bridge-  Abyaneh Historical village- Tabatabaie Traditinal House - Agha Bozorg Mosque -Lady Fatima Masoumeh Mausoleum-Natanz Ancient Fire Temple –Natanz Jameh mosque -Maharlou Lake

Tour quick overview

Start Tour : TEHRAN
Tehran (1 night)
1hours,20 minutes (923km) By: airplan
Shiraz
Shiraz (3 nights)
4 hours , 25minutes (440km) By: bus
Yazd
Yazd (2 nights)
3hours , 30 minutes (312km) By: bus
Isfahan
Isfahan (3 nights)
2 hours , 10 minutes ( 217km ) By: bus
Kashan
Kashan (1 night)
1 hour , 30 minute (208km) By: bus
TEHRAN , IKA
End Tour : TEHRAN , IKA

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: TEHRAN

Day Highlights

Arrival (Imam Khomeini International Airport)

The mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini (Khomeini's tomb)

(UNESCO) Golestan Palace

Tehran old Grand Bazaar 

National Jewels Museum (or alternatively visit Glass and Ceramic Museum)

Tabi'at Bridge (nature bridge)

 

O/N TEHRAN

 

National Museum (archaeological)
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(UNESCO) Golestan Palace
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nature bridge tehran
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The mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini
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Tehran old Grand Bazaar
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National Jewels Museum
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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)

Next, we will visit (UNESCO WHS) Golestan Palace, the first royal building in the capital city Tehran.

Close to the palace is Tehran old Grand Bazaar ,which is one of the largest covered bazaars in the world, Tehran bazaar’s history dates back to more than a thousand years ago but the oldest parts of the current bazaar were built during the Safavid era in the 17th century.

Enjoy by visiting Treasury of National Jewels Museum. (or alternatively visit Glass and Ceramic Museum) Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry, which are very famous in the world.

The National Jewelry Treasury is housed within the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the heart of Tehran.  It is Open during Saturday to Tuesday, 14.00 - 16.30. Closed on Wednesdays, weekends and Public and Bank Holidays.

In the evening, it is time to visit and walking through Tabi'at Bridge (nature bridge) which is the largest pedestrian overpass Tehran. The 270-metre bridge connects two public parks.

Day 2: TEHRAN

Day Highlights

Saad Abad Palace 

Darband valley

Azadi Tower

Domestic Flight to Shiraz

O/N SHIRAZ

Azadi Tower
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Saad Abad Palace
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darband Village
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Tajrish traditional bazaar
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Capital City Tehran
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The second day in the northern part of capital city,Saad Abad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with summer residence of Qajar kings at the foot of the Alborz ranges.

Three kilometers uphill from Tajrish Sq,we have Darband valley, the road ends, becoming a path winding up a narrow rocky valley, with water cascading down the slope. The trail heads up into the hills past a picturesque succession of teahouses, restaurants and fruit-conserve stalls: it's one of the most relaxing places in Tehran to kick back with tea and a qalyan(shisha), with a mountain-village feel.

Direct transfer to Airport for flight to Shiraz.

On the way to Airport, we will have a photo stop at Azadi Tower, the last symbol of Tehran and a unique construction with traditional and modern architecture.

O/N SHIRAZ

Day 3: SHIRAZ-PERSEPOLIS-NAGHSHE 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) Persepolis
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(UNESCO WHS) Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam)
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Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
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Quran Gate Shiraz
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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 Cheragh” magnificent mausoleums, with the dazzling mirror mosaics art.

O/N SHIRAZ

Day 4: SHIRAZ

Day Highlights

Pink Mosque (Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)

Traditional Vakil Bazar

Saraye Moshir

Maharlou Lake

O/N SHIRAZ

Pink MOSQUE
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(UNESCO WHS) Eram persian Garden
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Pink Mosque (Nasir-ol Molk Mosque)
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Nasir-ol Molk Mosque
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Traditional Vakil Bazar
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Tomb of Hafez (the world’s famous Iranian poet)
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Morning sightseeing in Shiraz starts 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.

Next we have a short visit here in Traditional Bazar of Vakil and Saray-e Moshir which are located all in the oldest part of shiraz.

Afternoon in Shiraz you will visit one of the most beautiful natural attraction which is called Maharlou Lake (Pink Lake).

O/N SHIRAZ

Day 5: PASARGAD-ABARKUH-YAZD

Day Highlights

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

Abarkuh City

Ancient Cypress (about 4000 years old).

Ice House

(UNESCO WHS) Yazd City (Capital of Zoroastrians)

 

O/N YAZD

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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(UNESCO WHS) 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) Pasargad 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 also a photo stops to visit the ice house.

And arriving in Yazd, the capital of Zoroastrians.

O/N YAZD

Day6: YAZD

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Yazd city (City of Wind Towers)

Dowlat Abad Garde

Zoroastrian Fire Temple

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Old Town Quarter (Fahadan)

Yazd Friday Mosque

O/N YAZD

Yazd (Desert City)
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Zoroastrian Fire Temple
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Dowlat abad garden
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Jameh-Mosque of Yazd
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Yazd 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.

Starting the excursion with  Dowlat Abad Garden with the tallest wind tower.Amazing local architecture & traditional air-conditioners called “Wind Tower”.

Then, we will visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex.The altitude of the city gives you a pleasant weather .

Zoroastrian Fire Temple is the next step.

Afterwards, visiting the old town quarter(Fahadan) and some of its highlights including Yazd Friday Mosque with “the tallest mosque entrance gate” in Iran.

 

O/N YAZD

Day7: NAEIN-ISFAHAN

Day Highlights

Naein (Desert City)

Narin Citadel (Meybod-desert City)

Pigeons House 

O/N ISFAHAN

Pigeons house
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Naein Friday Mosque)1200 years old)
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Narin Citadel Meybod
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Narin Citadel (Meybod-desert city)
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House Of Pigeons
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Khaju Bridge
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Departure for Naein by visiting the Narin Qaleh Citadel 


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

 

O/N ISFAHAN

Day8: ISFAHAN

Day Highlights

(UNESCO WHS) Naghsh-e-Jahan Square

(UNESCO WHS) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

(UNESCO WHS) Imam Mosque

(UNESCO WHS) Ali-Qapu palace

Isfahan Traditional Bazaar 

Persian Carpet studio

O/N ISFAHAN

(UNESCO WHS) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
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Naghsh-e-Jahan Square
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(UNESCO WHS) Chehel-Sotun Persian Garden
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(UNESCO WHS) Naghsh-e-Jahan Square
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(UNESCO WHS) Imam Mosque
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(UNESCO WHS) Ali-Qapu palace
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We have a great day in Isfahan, the masterpiece of Islamic archeology, by visiting (Naghsh-e-Jahan Square) (UNESCO WHS), to visit Imam Mosque, The beauty in design and awesome harmony. 

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. 

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

Next we are going to have an amazing experience of weaving the Persian Carpet in a famous carpet studio. Now you have free time 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.

O/N ISFAHAN

Day9: ISFAHAN

Day Highlights

Vank Cathedral (Jolfa Armenian District)

(UNESCO WHS) Jame Mosque 

Khaju Bridge 

Sio Sepol Bridge

Zayandeh Rood River

O/N ISFAHAN

sio sepol Bridge
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sio sepol Bridge Isfahan
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Jame-Mosque
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Vank Cathedral
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Vank Cathedral (Jolfa Armenian district)
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(UNESCO WHS) Jame-Mosque
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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 will visit Jame-Mosque (UNESCO WHS) and its incredible Oljaito Mehrab

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

O/N ISFAHAN

 

Day10: NATANZ-ABYANEH VILLAGE-KASHAN

Day Highlights

Natanz Jameh Mosque

Sassanid Fire Temple

Abyaneh Historical Village

(UNESCO WHS) Fin Persian Garden 

O/N Kashan

(UNESCO WHS) Fin persian Garden
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Abyaneh village
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Abyaneh historical village
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Abyaneh historical village Locals
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Natanz Jameh Mosque
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Main Portal Of Natanz Jameh Mosque
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Morning departure from Isfahan for the 470 Km trip to Tehran via Natanz. Beyond the green gardens of Natanz downtown, there is a towering minaret and a pyramidal dome beside it. The minaret is a part of Jameh Mosque and is the tomb of the eighth century mystic, Sheikh Nour al-Din Abdolsamad Isfahani Natanzi and his monastery portal is unique in its kind. The complex consists of the octangular bedchamber with a dome and the shrine of Sheikh Abdolsamad. The monastery portal and the minaret of the mosque are very high. Apart from the domed bedchamber which goes back to Deilami era, the rest of the complex dates back to Ilkhani era.

The mosque consists of two sections, the oldest of which is the mosque with a brick dome that dates back to 1050 years ago. The oldest inscription of the monument is on the eastern side of the dome dates back to 1100 years ago.

Next to the Jameh mosque of Natanz is Sassanid fire temple dates back to Sassanid ancient Persian emperor belonged to Zoroastrian. There you can find some more useful info about this ancient religion.

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.

O/N Kashan

Day11: KASHAN-QOM-TEHRAN-DEPARTURE

Day Highlights

Tabatabaie Traditinal House

Agha Bozorg Mosque

Lady Fatima Masoumeh Mausoleum in Qom city

Departure (Imam Khomeini International Airport)

Kashan Old Bazar
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Agha Bozorg Mosque
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Tabatabaie traditinal house
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Kashan Traditional House
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Lady Fatima Masoumeh mausoleum in Qom city
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Kashan
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Then we will visit  Tabatabaie traditinal House .
after these beautiful traditional houses next stop in Kashan is Agha Bozorg Mosque which is also not just a mosque, but a school as well. Besides, you can enjoy watching great works of Persian art and charming architectures in this great monument.

Departing from Kashan for Lady Fatima Masoumeh mausoleum in Qom city.

The shrine (of Fatima al-Ma’ssooma) was at first as a shed of straw mat erected according to the order of Musa bin Khazraj al-Ash’ari, now it has a high gold dome, around which high minarets rising towards the Heaven.

The first dome in the shrine of Masoumeh, after that straw mat shed, was built after half a century by the order of Zaynab, the daughter of Imam al-Jawad in 9th century.
Before midnight transfer to Imam Khomeini Airport for the 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

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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