Tour code : SP 102
Iran Cultural Tours
Duration : 13 Days
Cities : Tehran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Kerman, Shiraz
After traveling around the world now it's time to experience Iran’s heart and soul. So discover your passion if you are interested in history, culture,art, architecture and archeology.
Some highlighted historical sites in Iran are among the world's most noteworthy structures such as ancient ruins of Persepolis, Necropolis and Pasargadae near Shiraz, Golestan Palace in Tehran, Naqsh-e Jahan in Isfahan, Amir Chakhmaq in Yazd, Ganjali Khan in Kerman, etc. Every spot in Persia has its own hidden history and travelers will truly feel what Aryans felt at the ancient time.
Day 1: Tehran
Arrive in Tehran International Airport and meet SURFING PERSIA Tour Guide upon your arrival, then transfer to your hotel for a short rest.
In order to start Iran Tour, visiting two palaces of Golestan Complex in the morning would be a good choice. At noon we will have free time to walk through Great Bazaar or possibly visit Iran Jewelry Museum (open on Saturday to Tuesday 14-16:30 pm). Then continue to Iran National Museum, which is famous in the world for valuable artistic and historic objects. O/N Tehran
Day 2: Tehran – Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan
On this day we aim at leaving Tehran toward Kashan.
After arriving in Kashan we will Visit Amir Ahmad Bath, Tabatabaei and Ameri Houses. Afterward we leave Kashan to visit beautiful Abyaneh. In this famous village we enjoy living with locals and spending time there.
Then we continue the way toward Isfahan. O/N Isfahan
Day 3: Isfahan
We will start this day with the beauties of Isfahan. Isfahan is famous for admired art and architecture. In the morning we have planned to visit Chehel Sotoun ("Forty Columns"). The beautiful pavilion of the palace is remarkable.
We continue our tour by visiting Naqsh-e Jahan Square that is well known for Sheykh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace. After visiting mentioned places we will have lunch and then go through Isfahan bazaar. Finally we will end up our visiting by Jame Mosque which is famous for its glorious Mihrab. O/N Isfahan
Day 4: Isfahan
After having breakfast we have walking tour around Zayandeh Rud to visit the fabulous bridges Like Si-o-Se-Pol and Khaju. Then we continue our sightseeing in Jolfa district and visit Vank cathedral. Our last sightseeing would be Hasht Behesht garden (“Eight Paradises”) which dates back to Safavid Era. O/N Isfahan
Day 5: Isfahan – Naein – Meybod – Yazd
On this day after having breakfast we are going to move toward Naein, Meybod and Yazd.
We will visit Jame Mosque in Naein and Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, Ice House as well as Narin Castle in Meybod. Arrive in Yazd in the afternoon. O/N Yazd
Day 6: Yazd
After having breakfast we have scheduled to visit Tower of Silence known as Dakhma. Then continue the excursion with the Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the fire has been kept alive since the ancient time. Afterward we have city walking tour in the old area and visit Amir Chakhmaq Square and a Persian traditional gym called Zurkhaneh.
In the evening we are going to visit Jame mosque which is famous for its largest Iwan or Porch and its tallest Minarets. Then continue our sightseeing by walking through Fahadan Rehabilitation the most interesting Traditional district.
At the end of the day we are going to visit a magnificent garden named as Dowlat Abad garden which has the most distinctive wind towers in the world. O/N Yazd
Day 7: Yazd – Mehriz - Kerman
After having breakfast we are going to leave Yazd toward Kerman via Sar-Yazd Castle (Qal’eh Sar Yazd in Persian). This historical castle is built during Sassanid Dynasty in Mehriz . While continue our tour we will visit Zeinoddin Caravanserai on the way which gives an exciting experience of a caravan traders’ life on Silk Road.
We continue Iran Tour toward Kerman where we will find out how people’s life is adapted to desert climate. O/N Kerman
Day 8: Kerman – Rayen – Mahan – Kerman
In the morning we aim at visiting Rayen Citadel known as Rayan Arg. Then continue our trip to reach Mahan and visit Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine and famous Shazdeh Garden. Then we will visit the most ancient Persian Qanats which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the evening we will have free time to visit Ganj-e Ali Khan Complex and Kerman Bazaar as one of the most ancient bazaars in Iran. O/N Kerman
Day 9: Kerman – Neyriz – Shiraz
On this day after having breakfast we will drive from Kerman toward Shiraz.
En route we are able to visit Jame Mosque in Neyriz which is famous for its magnificent Mihrab. Then continue the way and arrive in Shiraz in the afternoon. O/N Shiraz
Day 10: Shiraz – Persepolis – Necropolis – Pasargadae – Shiraz
On this day we have a full day historical excursion. So in the morning after having breakfast we move toward Persepolis, Necropolis and Naqsh-e Rajab. These mentioned places are admired for the glory and majesty in respect of archeology and architecture.
After having lunch we continue the way toward Pasargadae to visit Tomb of Cyrus the Great.
Return back to Shiraz in the evening and have outside look at Quran Gate. O/N Shiraz
Day 11: Shiraz
After having breakfast we are going to visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque to see colorful beams over Persian carpets. Qavam House is our next destination and then we continue our sightseeing by visiting the most prominent monuments of Zandieh Complex such as Vakil Bazaar, Bath, Mosque and Saray-e Moshir.
To continue our city tour we will visit the holy shrine of Ali Ibn-e Hamzeh and Hafiz Tomb. Hafiz is famous for his nice Qazals (poems). Finally at the end of the day we will visit beautiful Eram garden which is famous as a botanical garden and belongs to Shiraz University. O/N Shiraz
Day 12: Shiraz – Tehran
After having breakfast we will visit Afif Abad Garden (originally Gulshan Garden). This garden is well known for the museum of historical military weapons. Afterward we will be prepared and transferred to Shiraz Airport and flight toward Tehran.
After arriving in Mehr Abad Airport we will possibly visit Azadi Tower. Then we will have outside look of Nature Bridge.
Then we have planned to visit two palaces of Saad Abad complex. Afterward we will go to Darband to enjoy the atmosphere and take rest in a nice teahouse. After having Dinner we will be prepared and Transferred to the IKA for departure.
Day 13: Departure
Depart from Iran toward your home.
In this tour, you will visit:
We provide you with different types of hotels for your accommodation in this tour according to your request.
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