This tour is through the Persian lands especially recommended to culture ,Civilizations seekers showing both the modern face of Iran and the ancient remains of Persia like it was 2500 years ago. For more than 300 years Persia has played central role in the Greeks, Arabian, Mongolian and the Turkish empires, having influenced all of them to some extend (art, scientific, philosophical or religious aspects. The nature of Iran also amazes with alternating landscapes and we plan to show you in this tour. Inbound Persia Luxury tour introduce the travellers to a land of hospitality, sacred history, and to heaping helpings of delicious food. Stunning architecture dots the landscape in the form of soaring minarets and colored tiled domes of the mosques. The glittering ceilings in the centuries-old churches invite travelers and the faithful to admire their unimaginable beauty. A major route on the Silk Road, Iran has seen many of history’s biggest figures, like Cyrus the Great, pass through this country’s dry deserts and snow-capped mountains. Despite the many invaders and interactions with the outside world, many places in Iran still feel like the past has been frozen in time. Magnificent palaces with glittering gems and tranquil gardens with reflective pools and blooming roses take travelers straight into a page out of One Thousand and One Nights. This is the land of dynasties that united people of many faiths and inspired world-renowned poets like Hafez, whose verses bring Iranians together today. Persians are welcoming and invite travelers in for a cup of warm tea in the bustling cities’ cafes, or a cooling drink of milk and herbs in desert towns like Yazd. Wander through the labyrinth of bazaars and get lost in the scent of spices and the rich tapestry of vibrant rugs. Stumble upon one of the many museums that delve further into the rich history and art of Persia. With a trusted Ker & Downey guide, explore an archaeological site that dates back to the history of Zoroastrianism or the ancient civilizations that inhabited this land. Home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Iran is the destination for those seeking a journey into the past. Ker & Downey’s journey takes you through this ancient land and one of the world’s oldest cultures. Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel consultant to learn more about fascinating luxury travel to Iran

Why you should visit Iran ?

Have you ever think about it ?

You’ve been pondering, mulling over, thinking about it, even planning, yet you still haven’t booked your trip to Iran. You don’t even know why, maybe holidays for you are synonymous with beach so you head to Thailand, maybe you think spices are only available in India, or maybe you think ancient history can only be experienced in Rome, because Rome is in Europe and you would have easy access. Whatever has been keeping you from booking that flight, here are our reasons why you should visit Iran as soon as possible and overcome all of your doubts. Whether you travel alone or in a group, whether you are a woman or a man, or whether you arrive day or night time, Iran is very safe. The Iranian government devotes plenty of resources to keep their border safe so terrorists and drug dealers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq don’t threaten Iran’s security. It’s without hesitation that I can say that Iran is the safest country in the tormented region. Among the reasons people are flocking in Iran, curiosity is definitely a big draw. If you add the pride of saying you have travelled to the Islamic Republic, saw that things are not as mainstream media say, that you challenged all prejudices and warnings from family and friends, we say, book your ticket now. If you ask us, one of the reasons why you should travel to Iran soon is to go before the crowd gets too big. Iran is also the country of warm hospitality, Whatever city or province you go, friendly locals will be a great part of your Iranian journey.

Hardly in need of any introduction, Persepolis is possibly Iran’s most famous ancient site, even though not the only one. From ancient Persia to modern Iran, from the Achaemenid Empire to the Partians and Sassanian era, from the Safavid period to the Zand and  Qajar dynasty, to finally the Pahlavi family and the Islamic Revolution, Iranian history is as stormy as it gets. With so many historical places to visit in Iran, travelling all around the country you can soak in every period and delve into the nation’s tangled past, and one more important thing during the tour and travel in Iran that you should know is that Iran is one of the oldest civilizations and cultures even before Achaemenid dynasty.An ancient 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 greatest empires 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, greenlands 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. Don't miss this chance, come to Iran and let us we prepare and organize the best for you to come and discover and enjoy the Iran

Discover the spirit of the Persia 

Naghsh-e Rostam (Necropolis)

Trip Itinerary : 

 

Day 01 : Tehran

Sightseeing:  Glolestan Palace ,Nature Bridge , 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 is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The walled Palace, one of the oldest groups of buildings in Teheran, became the seat of government of the Qajar family, which came into power in 1779 and made Teheran the capital of the country. Built around a garden featuring pools as well as planted areas, the Palace’s most characteristic features and rich ornaments date from the 19th century. It became a centre of Qajari arts and architecture of which it is an outstanding example and has remained a source of inspiration for Iranian artists and architects to this day. It represents a new style incorporating traditional Persian arts and crafts and elements of 18th century architecture and technology. At night we can take a tour of the Nature Bridge.It is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Iran. The 270-metre (890 ft.) bridge connects two public parks—Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park—by spanning Shahid Modarres Avenue, one of the main highways in northern Tehran. Stay overnight in Tehran. Overnight in Tehran

Golestan PalaceNature BridgeIran National Museum

Day 02: Ahvaz, Susa and Shushtar

Sightseeing : Daniel Tomb ,Apadana Palace ,Susa's Castle ,Choga zanbil ,Shushtar waterfalls and Historical Bridges

In the morning we fly to Ahvaz and then we drive to Susa. The remnants and the historical relics of Susa are testament to the fact that this city was established several years before the birth of Christ. This is the region where one of the first governments of the world was formed, resulting in the merger between the two cultures of the Iranian plateau and Mesopotamia. Pay homage to the tomb of Daniel which has attracted a steady flow of pilgrims from all over the Middle East. Next, be enchanted by the exquisite beauty of the Apadana palace and the historical castle of Susa. Fill our imagination with wonder with a visit to the magnificent Chogha Zanbil temple and Then, visit the charming Shushtar waterfalls and historical bridges. Stay overnight in shushtar

ChoghazanbilSusa  CastleShushtar Waterfalls and Historical Bridges

Day 04: Driving to Shiraz 

Sightseeing : reliefs and the ruins of Sarab-e-Bahram , Bishapoor City , Chogan Strait and Anahita Temple

Depart Ahvaz for Shiraz where we will enjoy a beautiful drive through delightful country side. we will visit the historical embossed reliefs and the ruins of Sarab-e-Bahram, Bishapoor and Chogan strait. Bishapoor is an ancient city situated south of modern Fahliyan, on the ancient road between Persis and Elam. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Istakhr (very close to Persepolis) and Ctesiphon. Bishapoor was built near a river, at the same site there is a fort with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with six Sassanid rock relieves. We will also visit Anahita temple with its strange and interesting structure remaining dating back to Sassanid era. Stay overnight in Shiraz

Bishapoor CityChogan StraitAnahita Temple

Day 05: Shiraz

Sightseeing :Nasir al Mulk Mosque, Naranjestan Garden and Zand Complex

 Shiraz has a reputation as an enlightened city that has been at the center of Persian culture for more than 2,000 years, and was at one time the country's capital.Shiraz is crowned as the heartland of Persian culture and this city of sophistication will never fail to conjure up images of roses and nightingales, gardens and poetry. Early in the morning, visit Nasir al Mulk Mosque and Naranjestan Garden and afterward Karim Khan palace, the splendid Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops. Overnight in Shiraz

Nasir al Mulk MosqueNasir al Mulk MosqueKarim Khan Castle

Day 06: Shiraz 

Sightseeing: Persepolis & Necropolis (Naghsh e- Rostam )

Our excursion for Today is 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. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as the seat of government but also, and primarily, as a show place and a spectacular centre for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire such as Nowroz (New Year, March 21st)The next is Necropolis (Naghsh e- Rostam). Opposite Rahmat mountain, ten minutes drive to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid period. Overnight in Shiraz

PersepolisPersepolisPersepolis

Day 07: Zeinodin Caravanserai 

Sightseeing : Pasargadae ,Abar Kouh and Zeinodin Caravanserai

On the way we will stop in Pasargadae to visit the most important and majestic monuments there. The tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator and the great founder of the Achaemanian Empire, (500 years BC) is the oldest historical tomb. The wonderful architecture of his tomb, the vast fertile land over in the area alongside the brave personality of Cyrus the Great inspires the visitor. This Archeological area was and still continuesto be the worshiping place for the followers of several religions. Followed by the relief of the winged man and get familiar with its historical explanations some researchers gave specific theories regarding the relation between personality of Cyrus the Great and one of the prophets of Holy Book Bible. By visiting this majestic tomb you can have your personal thoughts about it. Old trees in any region are the symbol of age and tell the truth that appropriate weather and nice condition lead to long life story of its weather and lifestyle which lead tolongevity. Abar Kouh which is a historical city is the area of historical sightseeing and wonderful desert architecture. Moreover the 4500 year old cypress tree in Abar Kouh is a marvellous attraction end after attraction. The beliefs of the beauty of the 4500 year old cypress tree leave a trace of eternity in the heart and on the mind of all travellers. Afterward we will visit Zeinodin, a Safavid Caravanserai in the heart of desert which has been restored in the best way possible and got gained towards from UNESCO in 2005 and 2006. Overnight in Zeinodin Caravanserai

Pasargadae. Tomb of Cyrus the GreatAbar Kouh Cypress TreeZeinodin Carvanserai

Day 08 : Yazd

Sightseeing : Zoroastrian Fireplace , Zorkhaneh , Dowlatabad Garden

In the morning we drive to Yazd and we  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 on the road to Shiraz

Zoroastrian Fire TempleDowlatabad GardenZorkhaneh

Day 09 : Yazd

Sightseeing : Jameh Mosque , Alexander Prison and Amirchakhmagh

In the morning we Walk through narrow turning allies and visit the magnificent Jame mosque with amazing ceramic work. Later visit Alexander prison and enjoy the teahouse. Later visit Amir chakhmagh complex with its amazing construction. Overnight in Yazd.

Amir Chakhmagh ComplexAlexander PrisonJameh Mosque of Yazd

Day 10 : Isfahan

Sightseeing : Jameh Mosque ,Imam Square ,Shah Mosque ,Sheikh Lotfollah, Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace

We move to Isfahan and spend  the first day of our tour in this amazing city. As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, Isfahan was one of the world’s greatest cities– architecturally striking, wealthy beyond imagine, and politically powerful with Europeans, Ottomans, Indians and Chinese coming to its court– the heart of a vast Persian Empire that stretched from the Euphrates River in present-day Iraq to the Oxus River in Afghanistan. Indeed, its grandeur inspired the rhyming proverb, Isfahan nesf e jahan (Isfahan is half of the World). Start your exploration in Isfahan at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simple at first glance but wondrous in its rich detail and bold design, the Masjed-e Jamé is another masterpiece of Iranian architecture, covering nearly 5 acres in the heart of this historical city. This is one of the oldest congregational mosques of the country, and its construction and embellishment over the past twelve centuries illustrate a number of important periods in Islamic architecture. Your exploration continues in Imam Square. This 17th-century site is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Here in the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognized by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets. You will also visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the Ladies Mosque, as it was built for the Shah's harem, renowned for the brightly coloured domed ceiling, where the light creates the image of a peacock. In the Ali Qapu Palace, you’ll marvel at its beautiful music rooms and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo matches unfolding in the square. Overnight in Isfahan

Jameh Mosque of IsfahanImam SquareSheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Day 11 : 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 Cathedral ChurchHasht Behesht Palace

Day 12 : Abyaneh Kashan

Sightseeing : Abyaneh Village

We 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 13: 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

Tabatabai HouseFin GardenBoroujerdi House

Day 14 : Masouleh 

Sightseeing : Masouleh and Masal 

We drive to Masouleh. Masouleh architecture is unique and is registered with UNESCO. The Buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. No vehicle or motor is permitted to enter to the city. You walk in the city and enjoy local people selling their handicrafts. After 2 or 3 hours wandering in the city. Drive toward Masal. It is a city in height. Arrive and rest in wooden cottage. Overnight Masal

MasoolehMasal VillageMasooleh Village

Day 15 : Masal _ Ardabil

Sightseeing : Trekking in Nature

In  the morning you see clouds and everywhere is amazing and you would be surprise. These city is famous because of its fantastic waterfalls. You experience an interesting sightseeing. Trekking and enjoying your time for some hours. You will depart to Ardabil. It takes hours to arrive since you stop in the way such as in Poonel jungle and other attraction on the way. The road is famous for the most scenic one. Arriving in Ardabil and rest in hotel.Overnight Ardabil

Nature of NorthNature of the NorthMasal Village

Day 16 : Tabriz

Sightseeing :Kaboud Mosque , Blue Mosque, Bazaar and El Goli

In the morning drive toward Tabriz. Visit Kaboud Mosque with intricately-painted, brilliantly blue tiles and calligraphy. 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. In the afternoon, walk in the Grand Bazaar, the only 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. End your day by visiting Shah Golu (El-Goli), a large park with an artificial lake in the middle. overnight Tabriz

Tabriz BazaarTabriz BazaarEl Goli

Day 17: Tabriz or Tehran

Our tour finish and You will depart Iran, the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories. You can choose from which city you will depart Iran, Tabriz International Airport  or Tehran International Airport. If you want depart from Tehran, Our representative will transfer you to Imam Khomeini International Airport according to your flight time and You will depart Iran

Imam Khomeini Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features  

 

Duration:

17 Days

 

Meals included:

All Breakfasts 

All Lunch

All Dinner

 

Transport:

Privat Transport 

Private transport

Flight

 

Transfer:

Pre and post trip transfers included

 

Accommodation:

Stars hotel

 

Entrance fees:

Included for the mentioned monuments in the itinerary

 

Tour guide:

Included

 

Visa :

Include

Tour Direction

Inbound Persia Travel Agency