Golestan Palace- Safi ADin Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble - Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex- Soltaniyeh Dome
Carpet Museum - Sad Abad palace - Tajrish bazaar - Tabi'at Bridge (nature bridge)-Azadi Tower- Ramsar- Javaherdeh- Bandar-e Anzali- Anzali wetland(lagoon)-
Fouman- Masouleh historical village- Roudkhan castle- Masal- Heyran pass- Kaboud Mosque - Tabriz Museum (Azarbayjan museum) - Kandovan Village-
Arrival (Imam Khomeini International Airport)
The Mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Saad Abad Palace
Tabi'at Bridge (Nature Bridge)
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)
Today you will visit the Carpet Museum which has showcases with some of the most beautiful and world famous fine Hand-weaved Persian Carpets.
Next site is Saad Abad palace in the Northern part of Tehran. This palace has a unique garden and 18 palaces dating back to 19th century where once been Summer houses of Qajar and Pahlavi kings.
After that walking through Tajrish Bazar including food market, green groceries, different bakeries and tasting many Iranian pickles and variety of nuts and Iranian pastries, a few fresh Culinary Essentials for lunch and spices unique to this part of the world.
Then walking through The Tabi'at Bridge (Nature Bridge) which is the largest pedestrian overpass in Tehran. The 270-metre bridge connects two public parks.
(UNESCO WHS) Golestan Palace
In the morning You can visit one of the most significant museum and palace in Tehran. (UNESCO WHS) Golestan Palace, The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. One of the oldest historic monuments and the world heritage status, which belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg.
After that drive to Ramsar, on the way, in the western part of Tehran we will have a photo stop for Azadi Tower (The old symbol of capital city).
We take the road to Ramsar, Possibly the most scenic spot on the Caspian coast, Ramsar is where the jungle-clad lower ridges of the snow-topped Alborz tumble into the sea. It's a verdant, photogenic area, lush with orange groves, and there are walking trails into the nearby hills. Time seems to move more slowly here (especially once you leave the highway), and the town and its hinterland make a nice place to kick back for a few days, especially in spring and autumn. If you want to escape the humidity, consider a day trip to the mountain village of Javaherdeh (it would be on the third days in the morning)
Arriving in the evening and rest at hotel.
Javaher Deh Village
O/N Bandar-e Anzali
Javaher Deh Village, 27 kilometers from Ramsar and in Sakht Sar Rural District on Alborz Mountains of 2000 meters’ height, is located in the skirts of high Samasus Mountains.
In the morning trekking in Javaher Deh village. Local people sell their home-made pickles and honey. There are a wide kind of attractions like old mosque, lake and etc.
In the afternoon drive to Bandar-e Anzali.
O/N Bandar-e Anzali
The Biggest Iranian Port on the Caspian Sea
Anzali wetland (lagoon)
O/N Bandar-e Anzali
In the morning, departing for Bandar-e Anzali city. Anzali is the biggest Iranian port on the Caspian Sea.
Bandareh Anzali, literally, Anzali harbor, is a beautiful city known as the bride of Guilan province. This city owes its fame largely to its dreamy wetland.
Anzali wetland(lagoon) is considered as one of the most important natural reserves for marine life throughout the world and migratory birds that are in the process of their winter migration seek shelter in there. The landscapes of Anzali wetland with its unique reed beds and water lilies, with an area of about 20 thousand hectares is so much beautiful and matchless that every year many tourists are absorbed into it.
After the famous convention of Ramsar, this wetland was registered as one of the international lagoon.
O/N Bandar-e Anzali
Masouleh Historical Village
O/N Masal or Masouleh
Departing from Anzali for Fouman town which is very famous for walnut cookies.
Next stop is not far from Fouman is Roudkhan Castle, a brick and stone medieval castle, which is one of the most magnificent historical building in Guilan province.
This castle was registered as a national and historical monument in Iran. It is a military complex which had been constructed during the Sasanian era (224-651), and later rebuilt during the Seljuq era (1037-1194) by the Nizari Ismailis.
Drive toward Masal, in the west of Guilan is known as a lost heaven between Iranian standing in high status of beauty that has not lost its attraction even in the sight of its residences.
After trekking through the jungle and enjoying the nature, Next is Masouleh Historical Village with its unique architecture.
The buildings are interconnected and have been built into the mountain. The Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. No vehicle or motor is permitted to enter to the city. Walking in the village and enjoy local people selling their handicrafts.
O/N Masal or Masouleh
Heyran pass (The Most Beautiful Natural Attraction in North of Iran
Surprise! When you get up in the morning you see yourselves up on the clouds. The city is famous for waterfalls. You experience an interesting sightseeing. Trekking and enjoying your time for one hours.
You will depart for Ardabil. On the way, we have one of the most beautiful natural attraction of the whole country which is called Heyran pass.
The word Heyran means ‘astonishing’ in the Persian language. It is believed that this pass was named Heyran as it is almost always shrouded in a cloud of mist, creating an astonishing view for onlookers. The pass overlooks lush forest on one side and a valley through which Aras River Flows.
Aras River marks the border between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Sheikh Safi Adin Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil (UNESCO)
Ardabil is known for its trade in silk and carpets. Ardabil rugs are renowned and the ancient Ardabil Carpets are considered among the best of classical Persian carpets.
In the morning, visit Sheikh Safi ADin Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil (UNESCO). It was built as a small microcosmic city with bazaars.
After lunch go to Sarein city. Sarein springs are near an inactive volcano in Mount of Sabalan and its water contains Sulphur particles and it is believed that it is good for bone and joint pains. The word Sarein in the Persian dictionary means “Spring’s Outlet”.
Tabriz Museum (Azarbayjan Museum)
Tabriz Grand Bazar (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
In the morning drive toward Tabriz. Visit Kaboud Mosque with famous intricately-painted, brilliantly blue tiles and calligraphy.
Kaboud Mosque, often referred to as the Blue Mosque, this magnificent landmark was extensively damaged by two 18th-century earthquakes. But as you stand before the north façade with much of its original tile work still intact. With a short walk near Blue mosque you visit Tabriz Museum (Azarbayjan museum)
In the afternoon, walk in the Grand Bazaar, the bazaar on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The present-day structure, a vast maze-like complex of bricked arches and vaulted passageways, still evokes the spirit of its earliest days when Tabriz was one of the most important commercial centers along the ancient Silk Road.
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for different functions.
Tabriz and its Bazaar were already prosperous and famous in the 13th century, when the town, in the province of Eastern Azerbaijan, became the capital city of the Safavid kingdom.
The city lost its status as capital in the 16th century, but remained important as a commercial hub until the end of the 18th century, with the expansion of Ottoman power.
It is one of the most complete examples of the traditional commercial and cultural system of Iran.
Kandovan Historical Village
Soltaniyeh Dome (Zanjan City)
Departure ((Imam Khomeini International Airport)
In the morning, take a 30-minute trip to Kandovan Village.
This village exemplifies man made cliff houses which are still inhabited. houses carved inside rocks, some of them 700 years old.
the Kandovan village is said to have been partially formed by volcanic remains from a strong Mount Sahand eruptions hundreds of years ago.
Drive directly to Tehran, on the way we will visit another (UNESCO WHS) in Zanjan city (Soltaniyeh Dome)
The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. The octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in Iran.
The mausoleum’s interior decoration is also outstanding and scholars such as A.U. Pope have described the building as ‘anticipating the Taj Mahal’
The tour will be over by a farewell dinner in the evening.
We will drive to IKA airport for departure flight in midnight or early in the morning.
. 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.
• 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.