Trip Highlights: You start the tour from Tehran and you will visit Iran National Museum and Golestan Palace and Tehrans Bazaar. After Tehran you move to Shiraz (Cultural Capital of Iran) and Persian Empire and visit Vakil Bazaar, Vakil bath ,Eram Garden, Naranjestan Garden , Hafez tomb and Nasir al Mulk Mosque and the next day you will visit Persian Civilization, Persepolis and Necropolis and the next day you move to Yazd and you will visit Zoroastrian fireplace where you will see the sacred fire which has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. Also Zorkhanah which the traditional sports shown by heroic men then comes the Dowlatabd Gardens built in the 18th century for a former ruler, then you move to Isfahan and get acquainted with the historic Royal square and Sheikh – Lotfollah Mosque and Aliqapoo and Vank Church and Jolfa and after Isfahan you move to Abyaneh (UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh), A Day of Rest and Staying on Abyaneh will give you a Wonderful Calmness and you would never forget this ancient village, The next day you move to Kashan and Will visit the city of traditional Iranian houses and visit Fin Garden and Noosh abad city and next day you return to Tehran and you will depart Iran, the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories

Everywhere you look in Iran, there are reminders of the rich history and vibrant traditions of the Persian Empire, from the remains of King Darius’ palace at Persepolis to the Zoroastrian ‘Towers of Silence’ in Yazd. Architectural highlights include the intricately carved domes and madrasas of Shiraz and the ingenious wind towers of Yazd. With 21, it is home to the most UNESCO World Heritage   Sites for Culture in the Middle East. At its peak, the Persian Empire spanned 5.5 million square kilometers. For a modern day comparison, it is equivalent to approximately two times the size of Argentina. This might seem small (Russia occupies 17 million square kilometers), but one should be Careful to avoid judging history by today’s standards.The Persian Empire was centered in Persia modern day Iran, and ruled over the Anatolian Pennisula, Egypt, much of today’s Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan…
But before Persian Empire there was another great and old civilization and kingdom in Iran. It was Susiana civilization were among the first civilized civilization to emerge over 8800 years ago in today's Khoozestan (Southwestern Iran).Today we know that these civilizations are much older than previously thought due to recent archeological discoveries. (Settlements at Susa date to 7th millennium B.C.E.) Iran had different civilization and empire and one of the most empire was Persian Empire , founded by Cyrus the Great around 550 B.C., became one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Europe’s Balkan Peninsula in the West to India’s Indus Valley in the East. This Iron Age dynasty, sometimes called the Achaemenid Empire. Persia is home to numerable historical, cultural and natural features that have been registered by UNESCO. Many people think of Persia as synonymous with Islam, though Islam only became the dominant religion in the Persian Empire after the Arab conquests of the seventh century. The first Persian Empire was shaped by a different religion: Zoroastrianism. Iran has fantastic landscapes and different places for visiting, green lands and fantastic cool weather in the north ”Caspian Sea ” Warm and dry weather in the center and south of “ Persian Gulf ” And hottest spot of the planet earth on Lut Desert. Iran has exotic forests, mountains ,deserts and beautiful sites “Ancient Sites “ for visiting and hospitable people that will welcome any tourists
Persepolis
Trip Itinerary : 
Day 01: Tehran 
Sightseeing :Golestan Palace ,Bazaar and Iran National Museum
Arrival at IKA International airport, we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have time to rest and relax before our morning tour of Tehran begins. To avoid heavy traffic, taking the subway is the best way to visit Tehran. We take the subway and charter taxis so that we make most of the day and visit as many sites as possible. As a result, we will have a much better chance to get more acquainted with Iranian people. We leave the hotel at 9:30 for a trip to the Iran National Museum which ,here we will get a chance to see a variety of Persian Civilizations and cultures during different ages and become familiar with Iranian history. Then we pay a visit to Golestan Palace. Golestan Palace, Built during the Qajar Dynasty, that rose to power in the late 1700s, this fabulous walled complex is centered on a landscaped garden with tranquil pools. Many of the elements you’ll admire today, date to the 19th century when local Qajar architects and artisans were looking to integrate traditional Persian style with elements of Western and Russian origin. The palace buildings are among the oldest in modern Tehran and they are still regarded as a crowning achievement of the Qajar era. Then, we will walk around Tehran Bazaar, few steps far from Golestan Palace. Walking along the Bazaar route, we go to Timche Akbarian. Timche Akbarian dates back to Qajar era (almost 260 years old) when its main purpose was to exchange money. Later it was developed into the first bank of Iran and was ran mainly by Jews who were the prominent residents of Oudlajan neighborhood. In the afternoon, you will visit National Museum of Iran, where you can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows the brief history of our land. Overnight in Tehran
Golestan PalaceGolestan PalaceIran National Museum
Day 02 : Shiraz
Sightseeing : Hafez Tomb and Eram Garden
We will fly to Shiraz in the morning and after hotel check in and rest in the evening we will visit the most important historical sites of Iran ‘s civilization, back to 7000 years ago. Shiraz has been the seat of government in several eras. The name 'Shiraz' has also been found in cuneiform script in Persepolis. Thus, the city houses many historical sites and hosts large number of tourists annually from around the world. Shiraz is the cradle of Persian Civilization, the home to the great Achaemenid and Sassanid kings , and is well known as the city of Persians and the Persian Race. Shiraz is the most important city of Iran and is famous for different  reasons  such as carpet production , flowers , poems and poetries , Gardens and Civilizations. In the evening we will visit Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb to get familiar with Shiraz city and fantastic atmosphere of this great city. Overnight in Shiraz
Hafez TombEram Garden
Day 03 : Shiraz
Sightseeing : Nasir al Mulk Mosque , Naranjestan Garden and Zand Complex
After breakfast, you will visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque) and Naranjestan Garden which is few steps far from Vakil Bazaar. It was built in the Qajar era, it took 12 years to complete it in 1888. Its interior reveals a magnificent masterpiece of design with stunning colors. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and the colors dance throughout the day like whirling Dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colorful ball is hit by the first sun ray and has exploded into thousands of butterflies all around. Continue your exploration in Shiraz at the beautiful orange-scented Narenjestan Garden, laid out in the 19th century during the Qajar Dynasty. Then, you will visit Karim Khan Citadel which was built during the Zand Dynasty. You’ll have time to explore Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, beautiful courtyards, and even an ancient caravanserai. Overnight in Shiraz
Nasir al Mulk MosqueVakil MosqueKarim Khan Castle
Day 04 : Shiraz to Yazd
Sightseeing : Persepolis , Necropolis (Naghsh e Rostam ) and Pasargadae
Visiting Quran Gate and then driving towards Persepolis, visiting magnificent UNESCO world heritage, Achaemenids Palaces and engraves, Naghsh-e- Rostam to become familiar with Persian Empire, and Persian Civilization and History. Persepolis founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. Then you will visit Pasargadae,the first capital of persian empire and tomb of " CYRUS THE GREAT " and " CAMBYSES " the son of cyrus the great and second king of persia, then we drive to Yazd after visiting the sites. Overnight in Yazd
Cyrus the Great TombNecropolisPersepolis
Day 05 : Yazd 
Sightseeing : Zoroastrian Fireplace , Zorkhaneh , Dowlatabad Garden
In Yazd you will visit Zoroastrian fireplace where you will see the sacred fire which has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. Also Zorkhanah which the traditional sports shown by heroic men then comes the Dowlatabd Gardens built in the 18th century for a former ruler. It would be an opportunity to see the highest wind tower in the city, which keeps the buildings cool. Overnight in Yazd 
ZorkhanehZoroastrian FireplaceDowlatabad Garden
Day 06: Isfahan 
Sightseeing : Naghshe jahan Square and Bazaar 
In the morning drive to Isfahan and  after hotel check in you will visit Naghshe Johan square which listed as UNESCO heritage and will visit Isfahans bazaar where you can see artisans crafting metal work, Persian miniatures, printing intricate designs on cloth and other activities. Overnight in Isfahan
Naghshe jahan Square
Day 07 : Isfahan
Sightseeing : Hasht Behesgt Palace and Vank Cathedral Church
In holy book of Quran, several verses, talks about paradise, full of green trees, pure and fresh streams of water, and other blessing of Almighty Allah is promised. Gardens are a small symbol of the promised paradise. Gardens and Palaces are really important in Iran and one of them is the Hasht Behesht palace. Hasht Behesht Palace dates back to 1660. The palace is the most important building which was built during Shah Suleiman Safavid time. The palace experienced new styles of stucco work and stained glass and mirror works. In the morning we start visiting the palace and then Vank Cathedral Church, you might be surprised to find a Christian church in Iran.The Vank Cathedral in the Jolfa Armenian quarter of Isfahan is a gorgeous fusion of Armenian and Islamic architecture. Corridors of successive arches – a hallmark of Islamic architecture - lead into a vibrantly painted room of Armenian and Christian iconography and typical Islamic geometrical designs. Overnight in Isfahan
Vank Cathedral ChurchVank Cthedral ChurchHasht Behesht Garden
Day 08 : Abyaneh Kashan
Sightseeing : Abyaneh Village
Drive to abyaneh and you will visit  UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh, located at the foot of Karkas mountain and in the vicinity of dessert. Appreciate the serenity of this quaint village with its splendid archaeology and meet the dwellers speak, live and dress in original Persian style. Overnight in Kashan
Abyaneh VillageAbyaneh VillageAbyaneh Village
Day 09: Kashan
Sightseeing : Tabatabai and Boroojerdi houses and  Fin Gardens
Get an insight into Iranian traditional houses by visiting Tabatabai and Boroojerdi houses. Tread in Fin Gardens of Kashan and Once again praise Persian Garden designers. Overnight in Kashan
Fin GardenTabatabai HouseBorujerdi House
Day 10: Kashan Tehran
Sightseeing : Noosh abad City
In the Morning you will visit Noosh abad city, a 1,500 – year old city where ancient Persian took refuge in times of war. 
Noosh Abad Underground CityNoosh abad Underground City
Then You move to Tehran and you will depart Iran, the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories

Features:


Price : 900 Euro

 

Duration : 

10 Days

 

Meals Included:

All Breakfast

Three Dinner

 

Transport : 

Public Transport 

Walking

Flight

Private transport

 

Transfer :

Pre and Post trip

 

Accommodation:

Stars hotel and Boutique hotel (Iranian traditional hotels)

 

Entrance fees:

Included for the mentioned monuments in the itinerary

 

Tour Guide :

Include

 

Visa :

Include 

Tour Direction

Inbound Persia Travel Agency