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Iran is one of the best countries to experience Muslim pilgrimage and has two main pious Muslim cities, Qom and Mashhad. Masoumeh and Emam Reza Holy Shrines are the most famous Muslim sacred destinations in Iran.
The mausoleum of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, located in Mashhad. Also, this complex of Imam Reza Holy shrine contains Imam Reza Tomb, Goharshad Mosque, Balasar Hazrat Mosque, libraries, halls, Centers for answering religious questions, Islamic institutes, Astan Quds Razavi Central Museum, Coin Museum, Carpet Museum, Museum of Anthropology, and tombs of some outstanding Muslims such as Sheykh Bahaee, Sheykh Hor-e Amoli, Pir-e Palan Dooz. Every year millions of Muslim pilgrims go for ziarat of Imam Reza Shrine. There are different facilities for pilgrims’ transportations in the courtyard that includes electric vehicles and wheelchairs.
One of the other sites for ziarat in Iran is Hazrat Masoumeh Imam Reza’s beloved sister holy shrine in the city of Qom, the second holy city in Iran after Mashhad. So if you want to have ziarat in Iran, this will be one of your destinations. Besides the spiritual atmosphere, the architecture of Fatima Masumeh Holy Shrine is marvelous with a lot of details.
To join this tour as a Muslim, you can get Iran Pilgrimage Visa. Obtaining a pilgrimage visa and tourist visa process are almost the same with some minor differences. The process of issuing Iran pilgrimage visa code is less time-consuming and more hassle-free than tourist visa code issuance process, especially for America, Canada, and the English passport holders. Moreover, Pilgrimage visa stamping fee is lower than the price for stamping tourist visa. It is possible to decrease the pilgrimage tour package fee for the pilgrims that get pilgrimage visa. On the other hand, with Pilgrimage visa, the traveler can only go for Ziarat in Qom and Mashhad sacred places. To visit the other attractions in these cities or even other cities in Iran, they should obtain Iran tourist visa instead if Pilgrimage visa.
Arrival at Imam Khomeyni International Airport (IKA) in Tehran, meet our friendly agent, transfer to hotel.
After breakfast, we are head to Hazrat Abdul Azim Shrine, the mausoleum of Shah-Abdol-Azim, one of the Imam Hasan’s descendants, who was martyred in the 9th century in Ray, Iran. We continue our way to visit the Imam Khomeini shrine, the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Our next stop is Jamkaran Mosque en-route. Arrival in Qom (the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad) Finish up our day tour in Hazrat Masumeh Holy Shrine.
Another pilgrimage day tour in Qom for ziarat of Masumeh Holy Shrine, Jame mosque of Qom and Azam mosque of Qom.
There is also a Center for answering religious questions about Shia and the Religious Missionaries are fluent in several languages.
In the morning, we explore Qom old bazaar. Transfer to the train station in the afternoon. Depart Qom toward Mashhad.
Arrival in Mashhad in the morning. Mashhad is one of the three holy cities of Iran owes its fame for the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza. Today we will visit the Mausoleum of Imam Reza and the surrounding buildings such as Mosques, museums.
Overnight in Mashhad
Another day for ziarat in Imam Reza Holy Shrine. The mausoleum has several courtyards, gates, and floors. Today there will be time for visiting the colorful bazaar Reza.
Transfer to Mashhad international airport for your departure flight.
Option: You can be transferred to Tehran by flight or train and depart Iran via IKA (Imam Khomeyni international airport of Tehran).