Iran Highlights Tour
If you are a first time-traveler to Iran, our suggestion is this tour that is based on all highlights of Iran. You can experience the most beautiful architecture of traditional houses in Kashan, daily life style of people who are still living like 2500 years ago in Abyaneh, at the same time the most beautiful monuments in Naghsh-e-Jahan Square of Isfahan, the glory of a nation in Persepolis, art and poetry in Shiraz and keep this memorable image forever in your mind.
Day1:Arrival to Shiraz
Arrival in International Airport of Shiraz, transfer to hotels to rest after an approximately long flight
After rest and breakfast we will start the tour in the city of rose and nightingales and its cultural and historical attraction by visiting Zandieh Complex (Karim Khan’s Citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir Caravanserai). Then continue our tour by visiting Jahan Nama Garden, Hafez & Saadi Tomb, Quran Gate and Ali-ebne-Hamze or Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, Overnight Shiraz.
Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit Eram Garden, Jame Atiq Mosque & Nasir al-Molk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, Zinat-al-Molk House. In the afternoon we will experience modern social life in shopping mall, Overnight Shiraz.
Drive to Isfahan with having the chance of visiting a breathtaking attraction, 50 km north of Shiraz, i.e. Persepolis (Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-Rajab); a must –see site for not only history buffs but also everyone who likes to know more about the history of Persian Empire. We will continue our way to visit the Capital of Ancient Persia and the Tomb of Cyrus the Great that without doubt is one of the most respected Persian Emperors both in national and international view (It is located 87 km of Shiraz), overnight Isfahan.
In the morning and after breakfast we step in the city that has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage and contains a wide range of Islamic Architectural styles (ranging from the 11th century to the 19th) and start an unforgettable city tour by visiting Palace of Forty Columns or Chehel Sotoun which belongs to Safavid era and has very beautiful mural paintings and a pretty Persian Garden, the World Heritage Site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Imam & Lotfollah Mosque, Aali Qapu Palace) this square has been surrounded by two beautiful mosques and the old bazaar of Isfahan and can entertain you for a couple of hours; then walk along Zyanderood River and Isfahan’s famous ancient bridges (si-o-seh pol & Khadju), Overnight Isfahan.
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit the magnificent Jame Atiq Mosque. It is 14th registered world heritage sites of Iran in UNESCO and one of the oldest mosques of Iran that dates back to 8 century. Ali Gholi Agha Complex and if you like to visit a place that represent you one of the most remarkable examples of eccentricity in Persian architecture continue our tour by visitng Pigeon Towers, this towers belongs to Safavid’s time . In the afternoon and before transferring to airport for flight to Tehran we will visit the third most important Safavid palace .i.e. The Hasht-Behesht palace and vank cathedral, overnight Isfahan .
Drive to Tehran enroute visiting Abyaneh. Abyaneh is a village near Kashan that is registered with UNESCO as a Heritage Site. The red mud-brick buildings, people in traditional clothes (women with white long scarf and under-knee skirt and men who wear a long garment and a pair of loose canvas pants) and special unique architecture has made this village unique; after spending a couple of hours there, we will move toward the edge of the central deserts of Iran and town of Kashan to visit Tappeh-ye Seyalk, Fin Garden, Tabatabaiha & Broojerdiha House, Overnight Tehran.
On the last day of your stay in Iran we will have a full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace that is both a historic site and a museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and halls, and it is worth spending a few hours to visit its luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well–landscaped gardens and fountains. The Archaeological or National Museum of Iran that shows you many different periods of Iran’s rich history, Glass and Carpet Museums. Finally, transfer to Airport for departure flight.