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A Passage through Persia

Published in Iran
 
Itn#:   IRC03
From:   $1195 USD
Duration:   15 days / 14 nights
Best Season:   Apr to Oct
Trip Type:   Cultural
 

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Highlights:

Tehran – Kerman – Yazd – Shiraz – Isfahan – Tehran.

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Itinerary


Trip Itinerary:

  Day 01 Tehran
Arrive in Tehran and transfer to your hotel.
 
  Day 02 Tehran
This morning start for a guided city tour of Iran's capital, including the famed crown jewels, the Golestan Palace and the Archaeological Museum.
 
  Day 03 Tehran - Kerman
Fly to Kerman this morning in the south-east of Iran and this afternoon enjoy a city sightseeing tour including the Friday Mosque, the bazaar and Ganj-Ali bathhouse.
 
  Day 04 Kerman
Excursion to Mahan, a lovely oasis village, home to the Mausoleum of Shah NematollahValli, the founder of a Sufi order. Travel to Rayen, a town through which Marco Polo passed during the Middle Ages and whose architecture he much admired.
 
  Day 05 Kerman - Yazd
Drive to Yazd across the desert, passing pistachio plantations and caravanserais. On your afternoon tour explore the old city with its labyrinthine alleyways and see the “badgirs” or wind towers which provide natural air-conditioning during the summer heat. Also visit the magnificent Friday Mosque.
 
  Day 06 Yazd
A day for further exploration with your guide. Visits include the Zoroastrian Fire Temple or “Ateshkadeh”, the Towers of Silence, Mir Chakhmagh Mosque, the Tomb of the 12 Emams and the Doulat Garden.
 
  Day 07 Yazd - Shiraz
This morning drive to Shiraz, visiting Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great's capital begun in 518 BC.
 
  Day 08 Shiraz
On today's full day sightseeing tour, you will visit the Vakil Mosque, the Eram Gardens and the tomb of Hafez, the Persian mystic poet. This afternoon visit the Naranjestan Palace built by Mohammed Reza and the beautiful Mausoleum of Shah Cheragh (King of the Lamp).
 
  Day 09 Shiraz
In the morning visit the magnificent archaeological site of Persepolis, capital of the Persian Empire built in the 6th century BC and NaghsheRostam with its rock cut tombs.
 
  Day 10 Shiraz - Isfahan
A free day in Shiraz to visit the bazaar. In the evening transfer to the airport for the flight to Isfahan.
 
  Day 11 Isfahan
Today enjoy a walking tour of the splendid Royal (Emam) Square, surrounded on three sides by the exquisite Imam and ShaikhLotfallah Mosques and the Ali Qapu Palace. Visit Isfahan's vast covered bazaar and see some of the historic bridges spanning the Zayandehrudriver.
 
  Day 12 Isfahan
A full day sightseeing tour of Isfahan's magnificent buildings. Visit the Jameh Mosque showing many different architectural elements and the “ChehelSotoon” Palace before continuing to the Armenian quarter of Isfahan to see Vank Cathedral. Also visit the HashtBehesht or Eight Heavens Palace and the curious Shaking Minarets.
 
  Day 13 Isfahan
Day at leisure in Isfahan to find a bargain in the Bazaar or relax in the Abbasi hotel, a converted 17th century caravanserai with a magnificent courtyard and Silk Road atmosphere.
 
  Day 14 Isfahan - Tehran
An interesting drive takes you back to the Iranian capital via the charming village of Abyaneh in the mountains and the town of Kashan. Visit the tranquil Fin Gardens and the Aghabozorgh Mosque.
 
  Day 15 Tehran
Transfer to the airport where your tour will end.
 

Additional Info


Additional Information:

TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation based on twin shared room at selected hotels with daily breakfast.
  • Half board (dinners) and Full board (Lunches & Dinners) can be requested.
  • Professional English Speaking tour guide or other languages upon request.
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time.
TOUR EXCLUDES:
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International / Domestic air tickets.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of personal nature, Tips and gratuities.

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