Iran Grand Tour

“Iran Grand Tour” is the most comprehensive tour in Fotros Travel Agency and an exceptional opportunity in which you will go to the distinctive historical places as well as least visited spots of our beautiful and historical country in about two weeks.
Distinctive and well-known old monuments; from splendid historical houses of Kashan, the great Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. in Isfahan, ancient fire temple in Yazd to lovely Nasir-ol Molk Mosque (or Pink Mosque) in Shiraz and the magnificent Persepolis and Necropolis near to Shiraz and the really ancient hydraulic system and Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat in Sothern Iran and Tag Bostan and Bisotun in Kermanshah.
To mention just some of the lesser known but precious places which you will visit in this tour are the truly old and elevated Ali Minaret, Narin Castle, an Iranian traditional gym (Zur-Khaneh), Water Museum, the ancient safe deposit box and some rock relieves such as Tang-e Chogan and Kurangun.
If you are eager to explore the historical Iran, seize the chance to join this inclusive tour and visit several historical places, from known to lesser-known that you won’t find in any other itineraries. For lovers of history “Iran Grand Tour” is a must do travel.
 

Itinerary

Arrival in TEHRAN. Greetings by your guide and transfer to your hotel. You can take a rest before your tour begins. O/N in Tehran
Discover the history of the capital city of Iran visiting the National Museum of Iran, ABGINEH Museum, GOLESTAN Palace, and the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Visit the Treasury of NATIONAL JEWELRIES (It is open from Saturday to Tuesday) or ABBASI Museum. In the evening, stroll along NATURE Bridge and enjoy panoramic view of Tehran. O/N in Tehran
Drive to southern area of Tehran, the old city of Rey (NEW to the Itinerary) and visit the historical BORJE TOGHROL and the CHESHMEH-AALI. En route, explore the historical city of Kashan visiting the beautiful FIN Garden and the Historical BOROJERDIS and TABATABAEIS Houses. Continue the way to Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan
Full day city tour in Isfahan includes the historical NAGH-E-JAHAN Square, embracing the IMAM Mosque, the SHEIKH-LOTFOLLAH Mosque, the ALI-GHAPOO Palace, and The Geisarieh Bazaar. CHEHEL-SOTOUN Palace, ALI MINARET, the oldest minaret in Isfahan, ATIQ Congregational Mosque are more places to visit in Isfahan. The MUSEUM OF MUSIC (NEW to the itinerary) with a pleasant memory of Iranian music is the last place to visit. O/N in Isfahan
Before heading to YAZD (320 km), a newly registered city in the World Heritage Site list, visit the Armenian district of Isfahan and the historical VANK Cathedral. En route to Yazd, stop in Koohpa ABBASI CARAVANSARY in Koohpayeh, CONGRAGATIONAL MOSQUE of Naein and NARIN CITADAL in Meybod. O/N in Yazd
Full day Yazd sightseeing includes DOWLAT ABAD GARDEN , The TOWERS of SILENCE and the Zoroastrians’ FIRE TEMPLE. The CONGRAGATIONAL MOSQUE of Yazd with the highest minarets, ZOUR KHANEH of Yazd (The traditional gym) (NEW to the itinerary), the WATER MUSEUM, and AMIR CHAKHMAQ Complex with its beautiful lighting at night are more places to be explored in Yazd. O/N in Yazd
Drive to Kerman (386 Km) and explore the CHAM VILLAGE with its 2000-year-old cypress and Silent Tower. (NEW to the itinerary), also, the SASSANID BANK of Sar-yazd (NEW to the itinerary) (67 Km). In Kerman, visit GANJ ALI KHAN Complex and JABALIEH Stone Dome. O/N in Kerman
An excursion to Mahan and enjoy the beautiful SHAZDEH Garden and the Mausoleum of SHAH NEMATOLLAH VALI. The ancient RAYEN CASTLE is the next place to be explored. Return to Kerman. O/N in Kerman
Morning flight to Shiraz. Visit ATIGH Congregational Mosque of Shiraz, KARIM-KHANI Citadel, VAKIL Mosque and Bazaar, and the beautiful QURAN GATE. O/N in Shiraz
An excursion to Marvdasht area and explore the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, PERSEPOLIS , and then, Necropolis (110 km). The next place to visit is PASARGADAE , the tomb of the Cyrus the great. Return to SHIRAZ. O/N in Shiraz
Visit the NASIR-AL MOLK Mosque (Pink Mosque) in early morning with its super nice reflection of sunlight through the stained glass windows and the Mausoleum of Hafez, the great Persian Poet. Drive to a beautiful village, called Pereshkaft, enjoy a cup of tea and staying one night with local warmhearted people. (55 Km) O/N in Local house
Drive to Ahvaz (500 Km) and stop in the historical area of BISHAPOOR. Visit the TANGEH CHOGAN Relief and the Sassanid city (ANAHITA Temple and the ruins of VALERIAN castle). Visit the Relief of KURANGAN in Nour Abad area en route. (NEW to the itinerary). In Ahvaz, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Karoun River. O/N in Ahvaz
Drive to Shushtar and visit the amazing Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System. Explore one of the most ancient inhabited city in the world, SUSA, dates back to over 6000 years ago, and visit CHOGHA ZANBIL and the TOMB of DANIEL, the Jewish Prophet. Continue the way to Kermanshah (580 Km). O/N in Kermanshah
Visit the rock relief of TAGHE BOSTAN and BISTOUN in Kermanshah. Drive to Hamadan (192 Km). En route, visit the Temple of Anahita in Kangavar. In Hamadan, visit Gandj-Nameh Complex and the Tomb of ESTHER AND MORDECAI. O/N in Hamadan
Drive to Tehran and explore NOOSHIJAN in MALAYER (85 Km) and explore the hills of Nooshijan (NEW to the itinerary). Continue the way to Imam Khomeini International Airport. O/N in Airport Hotel
End of Tour

Inclusions

Accommodation with breakfast

Lunch and dinner

Mid-day refreshments

Domestic flight (if there is any)

Airport transfer (to and from)

Inland transfers with professional driver

Full-time experienced professional English speaking tourist guide

Tips and Portage (in restaurants and hotels)

Entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions as per the itinerary

Insurance

Exclusions

Iran visa fee

International flight

Entrance fees for sights which are not included in the itinerary

Price

Group Price

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Tour Hightlights

Historical & Cultural Tour

Duriation: Days 16 / Nights 15

Start: 1970-01-01

End: 1970-01-01

City: TEHRAN - KASHAN – ISFAHAN – YAZD – KERMAN– SHIRAZ– PERESHKAFT– AHVAZ – KERMANSHAH – HAMEDAN – TEHRAN

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