Tehran – Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan – Yazd – Kerman – Shiraz
14 DAYS – 13 NIGHTS
Day 01: Arrival at Tehran
Arrival at Tehran Imam Khomeini International airport, meet and assist by Nawafir representative. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 02: Tehran – Kashan
Visit National Museum, visit Golestan Palace, in there we visit several historical palaces and buildings, we visit Tehran Grand Bazaar and Imam Khomeini Mosque, Visit Azadi Tower. Drive to Kashan, Overnight in Kashan.
Day 03: Kashan – Abyaneh – Isfahan
Visit one of the Persian gardens, the Historic Fin Garden, after we visit Kashan Historic Houses dotted around the old quarter of Kashan city, we visit Kashan bazaar and Agha bozorg Mosque, drive to Abyaneh Village, time for strolling around this reddish-brown village, proceed to Isfahan, Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 04: Isfahan
Visit Chehel Sotoun Palace Garden, after we visit Naghsh-e Jahan Square that is a UNESCO heritage site, in there, we visit 36 meter high Ali Qapu Palace, Imam Mosque (The Jame Abbasi, or Royal), we visit Isfahan Carpet shops to get familiar with Persian rugs and carpets, after lunch we visit Sheikh lotfollah mosque and Isfahan Grand Bazaar, the Qeysariye Bazaar, in the afternoon we visit Isfahan historical bridges, the Khajoo and 33 bridges, Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 05: Isfahan
visit ancient Friday Mosque, visit Armenian quarter to visit the Vank Cathedral and it’s museum, visit bethlehem Church from 16th century, visit Shaking minaret, visit Isfahan Grand bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 06: Isfahan – Yazd
Drive to Yazd for 340 K.M, en-route we stop to visit ancient Friday mosque in Nain dating back to 9th century & then Naarin Fortress, before we arrive to Yazd we stop to visit Dakhme-ye Zartoshtiyoon, the Zoroastrian tower of Silent on the outskirts near Yazd, check in at Hotel in Yazd, this evening we visit Zoorkhane. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 07: Yazd
Yazd, Marco-polo’s favorite city and a city known as the bride of the desert, we visit Zoroastrian fire temple, Dowlatabad garden, Water museum, Friday mosque, old city of Fahadan & Alexander prison, Yazd bazaar & Amir Chakhmaq mourning hall. Overnight in Yazd (if time permits we will visit Seyed Roknoddin Mausoleum).
Day 08: Yazd – Kerman
Drive to Kerman, arrive and check in, afternoon we visit Jebeliye Dome. Overnight Kerman.
Day 09: Kerman
Visit Moshtaq Alishah Mausoleum to get acquainted with Sufism and mysticism, visit Iranian old style hammams in Ganjalikhan bathhouse, Kerman Friday mosque and Moayedi conical ice store & Kerman bazaar. Overnight in Kerman.
Day 10: Kerman – Rayen – Mahan – Kerman
Drive for 110 K.M to Visit deserted citadel of Rayen, return to Kerman and en route visit Shah Nematollah e Vali mausoleum & Shazdeh garden in Mahan. Overnight in Kerman.
Day 11: Kerman – Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz for 570 K.M, En-route we visit Neyriz and Maharloo Salt Lake as well as Sassanid Palace of Bahram, Arrives and check in at your hotel in Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 12:Shiraz – Persepolis, Nagsh E-Rustam and Pasargadae – Shiraz
Today we Visit Persepolis the ancient ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire and where Dariush the great came to celebrate the Persian New Year, then we visit nearby Naghsh e-rustam rock cliff’s, visit Pasargadae, where Cyrus the great entombed, drive back to Shiraz and visit Quran Gate. Overnight in Shiaz.
Day 13: Shiraz
City tour of Shiraz to visit Karimkhani citadel, Eram garden, Vakil mosque & Bazar, Nasirolmolk mosque, Sa’adi & Hafez tombs. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 14: Departure
Transfer from Ibis hotel to Tehran Imam Khomeini International airport for departure.
This is a sample itinerary and a tailor made program can be offered upon request. For individual or group travelers, tour services may include the following:
• Meet and greet, assistance with visa formalities.
• Accommodation as per your chosen hotels category (3, 4 & 5 stars).
• Transportation in a modern A/C vehicles with English speaking drivers.
• Meal Plan, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, at hotels or in local restaurants.
• Entrance fees to all archeological sites.
• Multi-lingual guides.