Persian History on The Road

In Tabriz province, you can visit Blue Mosque, the historic Bazaar of Tabriz and the Carpet Bazaar are the highlights of Tabriz to be discovered in this day. Drive to the Rock village of KANDOVAN (56 Km) and visit the mesmerizing homes carved in the Rock Mountains.
In Hamadan province, you will also visit the city of Lalejin which is known as the center of fine and beautiful pottery and ceramic handicrafts. The museum and mausoleum of Avicenna, the famous great Persian physician and actually polymath is also located in city of Hamadan and another place of interest for tourists in this city. European universities are still teaching his well-known book; The Canon of Medicine. Another place that you should visit in Hamadan is Ganjnameh which is an ancient inscription that was carved in three ancient languages. It’s about the praise of the Zoroastrian God (Ahura Mazda) and some descriptions about mentioned kings.

In Kermanshah province in west of Iran, you will visit the wonderful Bistun Inscription (also called Behistun) from 500 BC; authored by Darius the Great. This amazing place is inscribed on UNESCO world heritage list and reveals the greatness of Persian Empire. Bistun inscription is written in three languages; Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian and it’s mostly about the victories of Darius the Great.
After visiting astonishing Behuistun, you will visit Taq-e Bostan; a remarkable series of large rock reliefs built during the Sassanid era. This magnificent monument illustrates hunting scenes and investiture ceremonies. These stunning monuments will amaze you that how great the Persian Empire was.
Another fantastic place which you will visit in Kermanshah province is the temple of Anahita dates back to 200 BC. Anahita is the ancient Persian Goddess of water, fertility and patroness of women. This great temple would remind you of splendid Greek architecture.

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, GOLESTAN Palace, and the Grand Bazaar of Tehran. Visit the Treasury of NATIONAL JEWELRIES (It is open from Saturday to Tuesday). In the evening, stroll along NATURE Bridge and enjoy panoramic view of Tehran. O/N in Tehran
Morning flight to Tabriz. The Blue Mosque, the historic BAZAAR of TABRIZ and the Carpet Bazaar are the highlights of Tabriz to be discovered in this day. Drive to the Rock village of KANDOVAN (56 Km) and visit the mesmerizing homes carved in the Rock Mountains. O/N in Tabriz
Full day excursion and explore three ancient monasteries in Eastern Azerbaijan. In Aras area (131 Km away from Tabriz), admire the ancient Monastery of SAINT STEPANUS , an important monastery for Iranian Armenians alongside with two more ancient cathedrals, the Chupan and the Nane Maryam. O/N in Tabriz
Drive to Zanjan (470 km) via Bonab and Miandoab. En route to Zanjan, explore the ancient historical monument of TAKHT-E SOLEIMAN (Siege of Salomon) and the Salomon Prison (326 Km). (NEW to the Itinerary). O/N in Zanjan
Before heading to Hamadan (260 Km), Zanjan sightseeing includes RAKHTSHOOY KHANEH Edifice. Visit the turquoise-blue SOLTANIEH DOME (45 Km) en route. Continue the way to Hamdan O/N in Hamadan
Visit Ganjnameh Complex in city of Hamadan. Mausoleum of AVICENNA. Drive toward Kermanshah. Visit the ANAHITA TEMPLE in Kangavar, the BISOTUN Rock Relief and the TAGH-E BOSTAN Rock Relief. O/N in Kermanshah
Drive to Ahvaz (650 km). Visit the historical ancient city of SUSA in Khuzestan Province and also, one of the few existent ziggurats outside Mesopotamia, CHOQA ZANBIL, and 80 kilometers north of Ahvaz. O/N in Ahvaz
Drive toward Shiraz (635 Km) in early morning through Bandar-e Deylam (NEW to the Itinerary). Visit the rock relief of Kourangan (NEW to the Itinerary), the ancient city of Bishapur and Tangheh-Chogan en route. O/N in Shiraz
Full day city tour in Shiraz includes the beautiful QURAN GATE, NASIR-AL MOLK Mosque (Pink Mosque), ATIGH congregational Mosque of Shiraz, ERAM BOTANICAL GARDEN, KARIM-KHANI Citadel, VAKIL Mosque. O/N in Shiraz
Excursion to Marvdasht area and explore the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, PERSEPOLIS, and then, Necropolis (110 km). Return to Shiraz and visit the beautiful Mausoleum of the great Persian poet, HAFEZ. O/N in Shiraz
Drive to Isfahan and make a stop in PASARGADAE, the tomb of the Cyrus the great, en route. Visit the ancient city of IZADKHAST (NEW to the Itinerary) with an ancient citadel back to Sassanid era. In Isfahan, stroll along the historical KJAJU Bridge where everybody is singing a Persian song and others are enjoying. 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, 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
Head to Kashan and Tehran (410 Km) and visit the Historical village of ABYANEH en route (185 km). Continue the way to Kashan and visit the beautiful FIN Garden. Drive to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA). O/N in Airport Hotel
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Meals (HB/FB)
  • Mid-day refreshments
  • Domestic flight (if there is any)
  • Airport transfer (to and from)
  • Inland transfers with professional driver
  • Full-time English speaking tourist guide
  • Entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions as per the itinerary
  • Visa and Insurance services

Exclusions

  • Iran visa fee
  • International flight
  • Tips and Portage (in restaurants and hotels)
  • Entrance fees for sights which are not included in the itinerary

Price

Group Price
 10-14 Pax 1456 €

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Duriation: Days 15 / Nights 14

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City: TEHRAN -TABRIZ – ZANJAN – HAMEDAN – KERMANSHAH - AHVAZ - SHIRAZ - ISFAHAN- ABYANEH – KASHAN - TEHRAN

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