14 days 13 nights
Budget Friendly, Cultural Tours, Family, Open Jaw
There is no time like family time!
Friendlyiran team offers Iran family tours and all-inclusive vacations with kids in traditional and non-traditional routes for both first-time and second-time Iran travelers.
Iran Salam! Arriving at the capital of Iran, Tehran locates in the center of Persia and has been Iran capital after the Qajar Era. In this dynasty, Tehran has been developed and Qajar Kings have built so many Gardens-Palaces and museums there. All of them are so colorful, shining and eye-catching for visitors and also teenagers and kids.
A day tour of visiting historical sites; Golestan Palace-Garden a UNESCO heritage site, the Shamsol Emareh palace. After that, we’ll visit the National Jewelry Museum (based on time), a small treasury of precious jewels, or objects designed with jewels and diamonds and finally Carpet museum. * Option 1*: In the evening you can go to the nearest shopping mall, for shopping, spending some hours and have fun with your family.Option 2*: In the evening you can go to the Tirajeh shopping mall and spend a happy time in Sarzamin-e Ajaeb indoor amusement park with your kids.
A fantastic day starts for the whole family! In the morning visiting Jurassic Park, a theme park with a variety of dinosaur sculptures. After that, we will drive to International Doll Museum with over 1500 dolls from 64 countries and so attractive for kids and also Tehran Book Garden containing entertaining game fields. in the evening we visit The Tabi'at Bridge that is the largest pedestrian overpass built in Iran connecting two public parks—Taleghani Park and Abo-Atash Park. The term “Tabiat” means "nature" in Farsi (Iranian formal language).
In the morning we drive to Kashan and en route visiting Iran's world heritage in Miniature Garden Museum. Keep going to Kashan. Option: if you are not interested to visit Miniature Garden Museum World Inheritance of Iran in Tehran, we can drive directly to Kashan and visit this city highlights on the same day. So, you can decrease one day.
Today we’ll start our day visiting Boroujerdi and Tabatabaei houses remained from Qajar Era. The houses of Kashan seem to be so simple from outside, but once you get in there, you’ll find yourself in splendid rooms with so many artistic ornaments. After lunch we’ll go to Fin Garden, a Safavid garden which is entitled to UNESCO world heritage Persian gardens, during the evening we can have a visit to the traditional bazaar or some workshops.
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient red village. The red view of the houses is because of the red soil that is utilized in their construction. It is a beautiful village in which people are still living the way they used to live 2500 years ago. Men wear long loose black pants with long coats, and women wear flowery loose shirts and crimp skirts. Since there is a kid with us, we would shorten the drive from Kashan to Isfahan and would stay in Abyaneh.
We drive to Isfahan to visit Naghshe Jahan Square and the blue sky joining with the blue tiles of Jameh Abbasi Mosque (Imam Mosque). This mosque was built in the Safavid Era and has fascinating architecture. After this lovely Mosque, we’ll visit another mosque in the square, the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque! This mosque was built for the women of the royal family. The ornaments of its dome are a true beauty of Islamic architecture, showing the skill of the Safavid artists. Ali Qapu is the next place that we will see. This palace has a room named as the Music room and the ornaments of this room is like the Persian music instruments, which reflex the sound of music in it. We will also visit Qeisarieh Bazaar, there we will be familiar with Iranian art and handicrafts, maybe buy some Gaz, the famous sweet of Isfahan and popular for the kids. Chehel Sotoon Palace is close to Naghshe Jahan Square. We’ll go there to visit this attractive palace with its lovely painting. Each wall has its own painting and its own story. For sure you can taste some local food in this city like Beryani.
Today we’ll walk in the residential area of Armenians in Isfahan, the area is called Jolfa. In Jolfa region we’ll visit the Vank Cathedral, the most famous church of Isfahan. The painting inside this Church is truly eye-catching. In the museum, you can see a single hair with an Armenian sentence on it. We will also go to Isfahan Music Museum, where we can enjoy the traditional music of Iran. In Jolfa we have time to walk and explore its cozy shops, that reminds us of the Azeri shops of Azerbaijan.
A half day tour in Esfahan to visit Isfahan Aquarium, Large aquarium with a duck pond and a variety of water life, our next site is Isfahan Birds Garden, a very nice collection of lovely and nice birds and very charming for kids. Then we have a short drive to Naein a beautiful city in the desert you can visit Naein Jameh mosque, the first mosque of Iran and an eye-catching view of Narin Ghale. Regarding the kids in the group, we will stay in Naein overnight.
Leaving Naein toward Yazd. Arriving in Yazd! The historical city is a world heritage site! After a short rest for the family, visiting Amir Chakhmaq Meydoon (Square). There, we can visit the Cisterns, Caravanserai, bazaar and other parts of this great complex. During the evening we have a joyful excursion to the desert near Yazd. In the desert the whole family has time for trekking, maybe doing some camel riding, safari and star observing.
Today we’ll walk in the old part of Yazd, called Fahadan. There is a mysterious joy in walking in the tiny alleys of Fahadan. It is very interesting for the kids to run through the narrow alleys and playing hide and find with family, visiting Dolat Abad Garden, a UNESCO world heritage Persian garden which consists of a summer house with a very tall wind catcher. In the evening for the family and especially kids’ convenience, we would not drive directly to Shiraz and we stay one night in Abarkuh.
Drive to Shiraz visiting Tomb of Cyrus, in Pasargadae. Getting to know this respected king who established the first great emperor of the world. Then we’ll visit Persepolis, the complex of Achaemenid dynasty. The picture history of bas-reliefs in the Apadana palace still tells the story of 2500 years ago. Learning more about ancient cultures leads to sustainable tourism and promotes the protection of different cultural traditions and finally provides a lasting global vision for our children.
Day 13: ShirazHello Shiraz! Shahre Raz, meaning the city of Secrets! Today we explore Shiraz, starting from the most beautiful mosque of Iran! The bride of Mosques! Nasir al Molk Mosque. The best time to visit this mosque is in the morning and before noon. And you can take amazing photos at that time. This mosque was made in Qajar dynasty by a member of the Royal family, with precious ornaments and beautiful architecture. Once you get in, you will find yourself in a garden full of roses! After that we’ll visit Qavam house and Zinatol Molk house, these two Qajarid houses are a single house, But in two parts! Then we will visit the colorful Vakil Bazaar (attractive for kids), the lovely Zandieh Bath, called Vakil Bath. At end, we’ll visit Karimkhan Citadel this little citadel, will conquer your heart.
Today we leave Iran, but the memories will stay in our heart! We will keep the friendly people, tasty foods and beautiful attractions in our mind. Fly to Tehran and transfer to International Imam Khomeini Airport for departure. We can depart from Shiraz to omit a domestic flight between Shiraz and Tehran.