Iran at a glance

Iran at a glance

21 days/20 nights

Tabriz=>Zanjan=> Qazvin=> Hamedan => Kangavar => Kermanshah => Pol Dokhtar => Shoushtar => Shoush=> Ahwaz=>Shiraz => Abarkouh => Yazd => Naein => Isfahan=> Abyaneh=> Kashan=> Tehran

 

1st DAY

TABRIZ

ARR at TBZ airport in Tabriz. Meeting with Tour Guide .TRF to HTL. After resting a few hours, sightseeing in Tabriz by tourist vehicle. F/D city tour starting to visit Azerbaijan Museum is the major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz, Sang museum, Kabood (Goey) museum, Asr e Ahan Museum” (Iron Age Museum) in Later continue path on Shahrdari mansionSq.In the morning we beginning the remain visits with Shahriar house which is the home of a very famous contemporary iranian Sonneteer named ” shahriar” and Sanjesh museum that is a Beautiful old Salmasi house that is used as a museum belongsto Qajar era.Finally Shopping on the grand Tabriz Bazzar which is considered to have the largest covered bazaar in the world.O/N in Tabriz.

2nd DAY

TABRIZ

Drive to The St. Stepanos Monastery or Monastery of St second main armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city It was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it then taking a walk to Jolfa after that keep walking to watermill Kharafi.At last drive back to Tabriz.O/N in Tabriz.

3rd DAY

ZANJAN

Dep to Zanjan. Starting to see Rakhtshurkhaneh. It is a traditional Qajari era laundry house and is today Zanjan Museum of Anthropology and Zolfaghari Mansion (Emarat Zolfaghari) and Short EXc to Soltanie city to visit Soltanie Dome is the third largest Dome in the world after Santa Maria Dome and Hagia Sophia Dome and the largest brick made dome in the world.O/N Zanjan.

4th DAY

QAZVIN

Dep to Qazvin. Drive to Cistern Sad al-Saltaneh which has been Built during the Qajar era. Next start walking to The Caravanserai of Sad al-Saltaneh that is one of Persia best preserved urban caravanserais. Qazvin contains few buildings from the Safavid era. Then keep walking to The Kolah Farangi Edifice  is one of the most famous royal edifices dating back to the ruling time of Shah Tahmasb Safavid after that continue walking to see the most famous of the surviving edifices of Safavid dynansty  is the Ali Qapu mansion. After those visits we start walking in Sepah street, The first Street in Iran then going on city tour by sightseeing Amirkabir MOSQ and next to MOSQ visiting cistern and Saat Sun.O/N in Qazvin.

5th DAY

HAMEDAN

Dep to Hamedan. Upon on arriving, starting sightsees include Hegmataneh Ancient Assyrian City known Kassi residents,  The Tomb of Esther and Mordechai the remains of the biblical Queen ٍٍEsther and her uncle Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jew in the country.After having lunch and CHK in the HTL,continue the sightsee by visiting Tomb of the famous Ibn Sina called Abu Ali by the Persians and Avicenna by the Western world an tomb of  Baba Tahir was an 11th-century Persian poet.both are in squares.also sightseeing Alavian dome in Alavian garden and Finally visiting Ganj Nameh or Treasure epistle  inscription which belongs to Darius  I and Xerxes I achaemenid era .O/N in Hamedan.

6th DAY

KANGAVAR,KERMANSHAH

Dep to Kermanshah, en route sightsee ing Temple of Anahita which reveals an edifice that is Hellenistic in character.After visiting ,keep driving to Sahne town next going on to see Harsin which  has found  Paleolithic evidence there, then sightseeing Bistoun including features remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Seleucids, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods. The principal monument of this archaeological site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I.Finally having dinner in shah abbasi caravanserai there.In the afternoon starting  H/D city  tour including Taq-e Bostan which  is a site with a series of large rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia.O/N in Kermanshah.

7th DAY

KERMANSHAH

Early in the morning F/D city tour including The Do-Ashkaft Cave, being a Middle Paleolithic cave The Qouri Qaleh water cave is one of the outstanding tourist attractions and backing to Kermanshah for having dinner.In the afternoon, Stating to sightsee Tekyeh Moaven al-molk unique because it has many pictures on the walls that relate to shahnameh, despite some of its more religious ones and Tekeyeh-e Biglarbeigi that is in thQajar-era construction houses a calligraphy museum. At last go shopping in Kalimi bazzar. O/N in Kermanshah.

8th DAY

POLDOKHTAR ,SHOUSHTAR ,AHWAZ

Dep to Ahwaz via Pol Dokhtar meaning Bridge of the Daughter.Stop over on it, Sasanian Bridge was on the river Kashkan.Next keep driving to see Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a large irrigation complex from which Shushtar derived its agricultural productivity.O/N in Ahwaz.

9th DAY

AHWAZ

Early in the morning Exc to Shoosh (by name of the ancient nearby city Suza) an ancient city of the Proto-Elamite,Elamite, Fist Persian Empire,Seleucid and Partian empires of Iran.to see  The Tomb of Daniel is the traditional burial place of the biblical prophet Daniel and other visits there.then drive to Tappeh-ye Chogha Mīsh for sightseeing ,after that keep driving to  Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat (Temple), Ancient Elam civilization,also visiting Dezfoul. O/N in Ahwaz.

10th DAY

SHIRAZ

Dep to Shiraz,Time to start sightseeing Qajar and Zandieh Dynansties. Starting the city, exploration form zand Ave which is The most interesting buildings and sights in Shiraz are located in the old part of the town and other sightseeing places  such as Old bazzar, Karim khan Arg and The Masjed-e Vakil (the Regent Mosque) has an impressive portal containing faience panels in floral designs with various shades and colors on each side. Also visiting Narenjestan garden and to continuie by visiting Tomple of Sadie at night. O/N in Shiraz.

11th DAY

SHIRAZ

EXC to  Ancient era in order building Persepolis  also known as Takht-e-Jamshid  literally meaning “the throne of Jamshid, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. The rock reliefs at Naqsh-i-Rajab and Naqsh-i-Rustam, quite impressive and well-known works of art, date from the third century A.D.Afrer backing the inside of city, sightseeing One of the most popular gardens is Bagh-e Eram (Eram garden) in the north-west of the town , which is famous for its Cyprus trees. Also visiting temple of Hafezieh which is a small open pavilion At night.O/N in Shiraz.

12th DAY

SHIRAZ,ABARKOUH,

CHK out the HTL to explore visits. On the way short visit from Qoran gate  that is the ancient gated entrance to Shiraz then continue the route and stopover in the Pasargad the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great. Finally Dep to Yazd via Abar Kouh. Enrout sightseeing The world ‘s oldest cypress more than 4,500 years old The Cypress of Abarkuh also called the Zoroastrian Sarv.O/N in Yazd.

13th DAY

YAZD

F/D city tour including Towers of silent, historical houses ,Dolat Abad Garden Once a residence of Persian regent Karim Khan ZandThen continue the trip by visiting Fire Temple and  Jame  mosque ,Amir Chakhmaq Complex such as windtower (wind catcher)5 and Cistern & so on. O/N in Yazd.

14th DAY

YAZD

EXC to  Historical Texture Faharaj Fahadan and  Meybod such as Abbasi caravansary Chapar khane  A yakhchal or ice chamber is an ancient natural refrigerator Galin The Narin Qaleh  Narin Castle is a mud-brick fort. O/N in Yazd.

15th DAY

YAZD,NAEIN

DEP to Isfahan after stop over on Ardakan for visiting  temple of Chak Chak in Yazd, enroute  visting Naein including  Rigareh a qanat-based watermill, Pirnia traditional house and ethnology museum, A perfect example of this regiondesert houses, in terms of architecture and art, constructed in the Safavid Period. One of the most exquisite artworks of Mosque Jame is precious wooden marquetry pulpit, adjacent to player niche (mehrab) and the most ancient monument of Naein is Narin Castle (Narenj Ghale) which has very high dried mud walls and is located at the middle of Naein historical texture after that keep driving to Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan.

16th DAY

ISFAHAN

DEP to Isfahan .Check in HTL.start F/D city tour in Isfahan such as Naqshe Jahan Sq (UNESCO SITE) including Ali qapu  Sheikh Lotfullah MOSQ and Shah Abbasi Jame MOSQ. Also visiting old Bazaar which is not only a shopping centre but also since long times ago bazaar had certain specifications  which can not be seen in other parts of the world. The grand Bazaar of Isfahan is a complete covered town. Chehel Sotoun palace which is a pleasure pavilion and reception hall, using the Achaemenid-inspired talar (columnar porch) style. . Hasht Behesht Palace Hasht Behesht, meaning “Eight Heavens” is a Safavid era palace.O/N in Isfahan.

17th DAY

ISFAHAN

After having breakfast   Moving towards Armanian Quarter (literally Jolfa quarter) was established in 1606 as an by edict of Shah Abbas , the Safavid dynasty Sightseeing Vank cathederal,Fire temple and  Shaking Minaret(Menar Jonban) which was built during IlKhanid period then moving toward Shahrestan bridgewhich is the oldest one  Sassanid dynasty then  Zayande River Bridges include Khaju Chouei,Chouei and Si-O-Se Bridges .They are highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.. O/N in Isfahan.

HDR of 3 exposures of the bridge of 33 arches in Isfahan (Esfahan) Iran taken by Bryan Freeman in March 2010

18th DAY

ABYANE,KASHAN

Dep to Kashan via Abyaneh, It explores by the great antiquity , Abyaneh village,next, keep driving to Kashan by visiting archaeological Sialk Hill with an interesting civilization which was settled  approximately 4,500 years BC. a community .then keep driving to Fin historical edifice and garden which was constructed on the former structures of the Al-e-Booyeh era.then sightseeing several old residential & historical buildings left from 19th and 20th centuries.O/N Kashan.

19th DAY

TEHRAN      

After arriving  F/D city tour starting to visit Iran National Museum, then taking a short walk to the Historical Sardar_e_Mashq Sq.After that Museum and Glassware & Ceramic Museum & National Jewelry  is the mansion housing glass wares and ceramics or then keep driving to Carpet Museum which is Nomadic types & city made carpets Tehran Museum Contemporary art and Finally visiting Azadi tower (Shahyad tower) is a monument and one of the symbols of Tehran.. O/N in Tehran.

20th DAY

TEHRAN

F/D city tour including Golestan Palace Palace (The Shams ol-Emareh which is one of the first high-rise buildings of old Tehran)Sad abad( Mellat & Sabz palaces).After that sightseeing Tajrish Bazzar which is  is one of the oldest parts of Tehran and during the last few decades and at last having dinner in Darband that is formerly a village close to Tajrish.  O/N in Tehran.

21st DAY

TEHRAN

TRF to International IKA airport .Fly back home.The end of the Tour.

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