Classical Tour: 12 Days

Classical Tour: 12 days, 11 nights.
Day 1: Flight to Tehran
Day 2: Tehran. Evening flight to Kerman.
Day 3: Kerman-Rayen-Mahan-Kerman.
Day 4: Kerman-Meymand-Caravanserai Zeynuddin.
Day5: Caravanserai-Yazd.
Day6: Yazd-Pasargad-Shiraz.
Day 7: Shiraz
Day 8: Shiraz-Perspolis-Isfahan
Day 9: Isfahan
Day 10: Isfahan
Day 11: Isfahan-Kashan-Tehran
Day 12:. Departure from Tehran✈

Day 1: Flight to the city Tehran. Overnight: Tehran.

Day 2: This day we visit Tehran, the most populated city. Tehran is known for its great rich culture and various museums that contain some parts of the history of Persia, Furthermore some of them are considered as one of the best in the world. depending on the day you are in Tehran, we can visit the national museum of Jewelry (it is closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays): also we visit the carpet museums, without a doubt in comparison it is the best carpet museum, and Golestan palace (world heritage site by UNESCO) (it is closed on Sundays and Thursdays). For night we enjoy a panoramic view of the capital. We catch a flight to Kerman in the evening. Dinner is included. Overnight: Kerman.

Day 3: Excursion to Rayen and Mahan. In Rayen we see the adobe medieval citadel, one of the most illustrative central citadels of Iran, and on the way back to Kerman, we stop in Mahan for visiting the Prince Garden (world heritage site by UNESCO), one of the best examples of Persian gardens. Then we visit Shah Nematolah shrine, the founder of one type of religious Sufi in the century XIV. We return to Kerman and visit the great bazaar, Friday mosque and Ganjali Kan bathhouse. Dinner is included. Overnight: Kerman.

Day 4: Morning drive to the troglodyte village of Meymand, where people still live in excavated cave in the rock. Then to the village of Mehriz for visiting Pahlevanpour garden (world heritage site by UNESCO) and in the evening we get to Zeynodin caravanserai, a marvelous place of the century VIl where the caravans passed their nights to have the refugee from the fury of bandits, the hungry wolfs, the frightful cold nights of the desserts and the scorching sun of the day. In the middle of nowhere. Dinner is included in caravanserai. Overnight: caravanserai.

Day 5: Morning drive to Yazd (60 km). Yazd is a city with a big construction of adobe and a monotonous architecture of clay and towers of ventilation for cooling the houses in hot days of the desserts. In Yazd we see the towers of silence, where the Zoroastrian used to leave their dead people for the vultures to eat the flesh. We also see the fire temple of Zarathustra, where it is said that the sacred fire is kept flaring for 1500 yearsthe Friday mosque, with the highest minarets of the country, Fahadan neighborhood and the antique casco: Amir Chagh Magh square, Timurid construction of the century XIV, and finally the water museum, where it can be seen all the details of how Persians used to manage the water in the dessert. Dinner in included. Overnight: Yazd.

Day 6: Driving to Shiraz. On the road we see the millennial cypress in the city of Abarkuh. Then we get to Pasargade, the city of the great Cyrus, the founder of Persian empire. There we visit the tomb of Cyrus and the ruins of its palaces. After that we get to Shiraz. Dinner is included and the accommodation.

Day 7: A complete dedicated day to the city of wine and the women, as Shiraz is known in Persian literature. In the morning we start the tour of Shiraz: Koranic school of Khan of the century XVII, Nasir al Molk Mosque, known as pink mosque because of the tonality of its mosaics, Narenjestan palace, the sanctuary of Ali Ibne Hamzeh, the martyr without the head, tomb of the poet Hafez, the gateway of Koran, Eram garden (world heritage site by UNESCO), Vakil mosque and the bazaar of Shiraz. Dinner is included. Overnight: Shiraz.

Day 8: Morning drive to Isfahan (460 km). On the road we visit Persepolis (world heritage site by UNESCO), the capital of Persian Achaemenids, and Nagshe Rostam, the Persian Necropolis. We arrive to Isfahan at night. Dinner is included. Overnight: Isfahan.

Day 9: Isfahan is the maximum exponent of the magnificent antique Persia. In the entire city corners the exquisite taste of handicrafts and artists of XVII century is perceived, so it is the big effort of the emperor Abbas I the great, for converting Isfahan to the most beautiful city of Asia in its time. The Europeans travelers, who have been there, say that: “Anyone who hasn’t seen Isfahan, hasn’t seen the world.” This day we see the square of Shah Abbas I the magnificent (world heritage site by UNESCO). The square since the Islamic revolution of 1979, is known as “Imam square” and Isfahanian call that Naghshe Jahan, that means “The mirror of the world”. In the square we visit Shah Abbas mosque (Imam mosque), Lotfolah mosque, exclusive mosque for women in the court of Safavids in the century XVII, and Ali Qapu palace. At the end of the day, we have time for the best shopping of Isfahan. Overnight:Tehran.

Day 10: We continue our vista of Isfahan. We visit Chehel Sotoun palace (world heritage site by UNESCO), the name can be translated like the 40 columns palace, Vank Armenian church and the picturesque and alternative neighborhood of Jolfa. There are still about twelve thousands Armenian live in Iran and a lot of them are in Isfahan. The city is beautiful because the river called ‘Zayanderud” crosses through it. We know some of the antique bridges like Sio Se Pol and Khajoo. Dinner is included. Overnight: Isfahan.

Day 11: Morning drive to Tehran (440 km). On the road we visit Kashan, the city of rose water. There we visit the famous historic houses of Boroujerdiha and Tabatabayiha, and Fin garden at the end (world heritage site by UNESCO). Then we go to Tehran. Dinner is included. Overnight: Tehran.

Day 12: Transferring to the airport and leaving the country.