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Grand Tour of Persia

25 Days


Highlights:

Start and end in Tehran! With the sightseeing tour of Grand Tour of Persia, you have a 25-day tour package taking you through Tehran, and 15 other destinations in Iran.

Day 1

Tehran (Overnight in Tehran)

Welcome to Tehran, Iran. You will be greeted and transferred by your guide to your hotel. After having some rest, your Half day tour will be started to visit Iran National Museum, Treasury of National Jewels, Tehran Grand Bazaar, and Golestan Palace Complex.

Day 2

Tehran_Masouleh (380 Km_ 5 h 30)(Overnight in Masouleh)

After breakfast, you leave Tehran to Masouleh. On your way to Masouleh, you will stop on Roudbar & Manjil and enjoy eating olive in a valley between the olive tree clad mountain and Sefid River. Rudbar can be considered as a gateway to the Gilan Province from central Iran. And now welcome to Masouleh, one of the most popular traditional villages in the north of Iran which are built on a hill so steep that the roof of one house is the pathway for the next.

Day 3

Masouleh_Fuman_Ardabil  (315Km_ 5 h 47 min )( Overnight in Ardabil)

Today you proceed to Fuman city to visit Roudkhan-Castel, a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran. After that, you hit the road to Ardabil and enjoy Asalem Khalkhal tourism road.

Day 4

Ardabil- Kaleybar (222 Km_ 3 h 20 min) (Overnight in Kaleybar)

After breakfast in your hotel, you will visit the tomb of the Sufi master Sheikh Safi Ardabil as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and then head to Kaleybar which makes an excellent base to see the famed Babak Castle. Also, you have a stop in Meshkinshahr to visit the longest suspension bridge of the middle-east there.

Day 5

Kaleybar- Jolfa- Tabriz (382 Km_ 6 h)(Overnight in Tabriz)

Today you will have a journey to the historic border city of Jolfa and visit Armenian church, Saint Stepanos Monastery, A wonderfully renovated Armenian monastery, and a World Heritage Site and then proceed to Tabriz.

Day 6

Tabriz (Overnight in Tabriz)

Today you will visit the tomb of Shahriar, a prominent Persian and Azari poet, Walking tour through the Tabriz grand Bazaar, Jameh and Kabood Mosques. And enjoy the evening in El-Goli Park.

Day 7

Tabriz- Kandovan- Takab (300 Km_ 4 h 32 min) (Overnight in Takab)

After breakfast in your hotel, you will have a road trip to Kandovan Volcanic Village and after lunch, you move to Takab to Visit UNESCO worlds heritage site of Takhte Solyamn, One of Takab’s oldest Zoroastrian fire temple during the Sassanid Dynasty.

Day 8

Takab- Hamedan (247 Km_ 3 h 17 min)(Overnight in Hamedan)

Move to the city of Hamedan has existed even before the Achaemenids. You will visit Avicenna Mausoleum & Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Ganj Nameh (Treasure epistle) inscriptions.

ِDay 9

Hamedan_Kangavar_Kermanshah (235 Km_ 3 h 10 min) (Overnight in Kermanshah)

Leave Hamedan, On your way to Kermanshah, you will visit  Anahita water temple in Kangavar and then Taq-e-Bostan, Darius the great inscription in Bisotun and Sassanid bas-reliefs.

ِDay 10

Kermanshah_Khoramabad_Dezful (426 Km_ 5 h 30 min) (Overnight in Dezful)

Leave Kermanshah to Khuzestan province, you will have a stop in Khoramabad to visit Falakolaflak Citadel. After check-in your hotel, you spend the night beside Old Bridge of Dezful, One of the oldest clay brick arch bridge built about 2000 years ago.

Day 11

Dezful_Shuh_Choghazanbil_Shushtar_ Ahvaz (219 Km_ 3 h 45 min)(Overnight in Ahvaz)

Today on your trip to Ahvaz you will visit 3 UNESCO world heritage sites including, Shush dates from 5000 years BC, a popular pilgrimage site for Muslims and Jews alike as it holds the tomb of Daniel the Prophet and the most ancient Temple in the world, ChoghaZanbil and then Shushtar historical hydraulic system.

Day 12

Ahvaz- Bishapour - Shiraz (560 Km_ 8 h)(Overnight in Shiraz)

After breakfast in your hotel, leave Ahvaz to Shiraz. You will visit the treasury of precious Sassanid relics in Bishapour Ancient City such as Anahita temple, Tang e Chogan, and Cave of Shapour.

Day 13

Shiraz (Overnight in Shiraz)

After breakfast in your hotel, you will visit Nasiolmolk Mosque (Pink Mosque), and Naranjestan Qavam Palace in the morning, then Zandiyeh Complex; Arg-e Karimkhan (Citadel), Hamam-e Vakil (Public Bath), Vakil Bazaar and enjoy your night in Shahe-Cheraq Holy Shrine.

Day 14

Shiraz_Persepolis_Pasargadea_Shiraz ( 280 Km_ 4 h)(Overnight in Shiraz)

Today you will have an excursion to “Persepolis”  the Achaemenid Capital, “Naqsh-e Rustam” the necropolis of the Achaemenid dynasty, and “Pasargadae” the tomb of Cyrus the Great. Afterward, you will come back to Shiraz and visit Hafez mausoleum.

Day 15

Shiraz_Kerman ( 570 Km_ 7 h) (Overnight in Kerman)

After breakfast in your hotel, start your morning by wandering in Eram garden and then leave Shiraz to Kerman. You will visit Sassanid Palace in Sarvestan en route to Kerman.

Day 16

Kerman_ Mahan_Kerman ( 60 Km_ 60 min) (Overnight in Kerman)

Today you will visit Ganjali Khan Complex, a Safavid-era building complex including a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque, and a bazaar. After lunch, you head to Mahan to and enjoy the evening in Shazdeh garden, a paradise in the desert.

Day 17

Kerman_Rayen_Bam_Kerman ( 427 Km_ 5 h) (Overnight in Kerman)

After breakfast in your hotel, you head to Rayen Castle, an adobe castle on the skirts of the mountain Haraz. Afterward, you visit Bam and its Cultural Landscape as a world heritage site.

Day 18

Kerman_Meymand_Yazd ( 523 Km_ 6 h) (Overnight in Yazd)    

Today you leave Kerman. You can visit Cappadocia style village of Meymand en route to Yazd. On arrival, you will visit Dowlat Abad Garden in Yazd.

Day 19

Yazd (Overnight in Yazd)

Today you have a full-day tour in Yazd to visit Atashkadeh (Fire Temple), Dakhmeh Zartoshtian (Towers of Silence), Amir Chaqmaq Complex,  and Jame Mosque.

Day 20

Yazd _ Isfahan ( 323 Km_ 4 h)(Overnight in Isfahan)

After breakfast, you head toward Isfahan. On your way to Isfahan, you visit Jame Mosque of Nain or Narin Castle in Meybod. On arrival, you pay a visit Vank cathedral and Jolfa area and enjoy your night beside the Zayandehroud River.

Day 21

Isfahan (Overnight in Isfahan)

Today you will visit most of the main attractions of Isfahan including the monuments surrounding vast Naqhsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage) including Ali Qapu Pavilion, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Abbasi Mosque and the monumental entrance to Qeysarie Bazaar and Chehelsotoon palace as well.

Day 22

Isfahan- Abyaneh (183 Km_ 2 h 50 min)(Overnight in Abyaneh)

Leave Isfahan for a reddish village Abyaneh, a small and ancient village in the mountains, where some inhabitants still wear traditional clothes. Here, you will experience traditional Iranian lifestyle.

Day 23

Abyaneh- Kashan(Overnight in Kashan)

After local breakfast in beautiful nature, drive to Kashan to visit Tabatabai & Borujerdiha Historical Houses, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, and Fin Garden.

Day 24

Kashan_Tehran (243 Km_ 2 h 35 min)(Overnight in Tehran)

You leave Kashan to Tehran. On arrival, you will have a half-day tour to the north of Tehran and visit Sa’adabad Palace Complex and also Darband Valley to taste the yummy Iranian food in a great atmosphere, also have a chance to meet People. Also, you watch the panoramic view of Tehran through Milad Tower on your last night in Iran, if Possible.

Day 25

Tehran_IKA Airport

Heading to IKA Airport for departure Flight.

 

Please Notice That:

  • The priority of sightseeing may change depending on your arrival time in Iran, official & unofficial holidays and tour guide preference.
  • Since the most of the arrival and departure flights occur during the midnight in Iran and you may face a heavy Air Traffic in the airport, we suggest you arrange your flights in the way that your arrival and departure flights would be during the day.

Besides our recommended itineraries, It is possible to arrange the best and more favorable itinerary for you based on your time and also, if you need to change any part of the itineraries, feel free to customize them now! 

  1. Hotel accommodation (BB)
  2. Transportation (Air-Conditioned Vehicle)
  3. Professional Guide speaking in different languages
  4. Free Visa support
  5. Domestic flight ticket
  6. All transfers(From/to Airport & Hotel)
  7. Daily Refreshment(A Mineral Water per day)
  8. Free SIM card+ Free Internet support
  1. International Flights
  2. Visa Stamp Fee
  3. Tips and Personal Expense
  4. Entrance fees(Optional)

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