19 Days:Tehran-Tabriz-Ardabil-Masooleh-Kermanshah-Hamadan-Kashan-Abyaneh-Garmeh- Yazd- Shiraz-Esfahan-Tehran.
1st Day: Arrival in Tehran
Arriving in Tehran Airport, you are welcomed and assisted by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel. O/N Tehran. (Depends on your arrival time).
2nd Day: Tehran
Full day city tour visiting Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums, the finest museum in Iran which covers all periods and artifacts from the major sites in the country, visit Golestan Palace, and also Grand Bazaar of Tehran, after lunch visit the Jewel Museum. O/N Tehran.
3rd Day: Tehran-Tabriz
Drive to Tabriz and visit the impressive tomb of Shahriar, the great Iranian poet. you will also visit the exotic bazaar with an interesting array of ethnic crafts on sale, see the exquisite Jameh and Kabood Mosques and explore the interesting collections of the Azerbaijan and Constitution Revolution Museums. O/N Tabriz.
4th Day: Tabriz
You will visit village of Kandovan and be amazed by its unique and picturesque architecture. Kandovan is located in the westward of Tabriz. After passing the city of Oskoo and beautiful mountainous scenery we will reach this marvelous village. The archeologists have estimated the antiquity of this village to 3000 years ago. O/N Tabriz.
5th Day: Ardabil
Drive to Ardabil to visit the mausoleum of Sheikh Safi-ad-Din-e-Ardabili. It is an impressive ancient monument, comprising the following components: the mausoleums of Sheikh Safi and Shah Isma’il, Chini khaneh (meaning the house of chinaware), a mosque, Jannat Sara (meaning the house of paradise), Khanaqah (the house of Dervishes), Cheragh Khaneh (the house of lamps), Shaheed khaneh (the house of martyrs) and Chelleh Khaneh (the place where devotees shut themselves for forty days of Lent). The mausoleum of Sheikh Safi, the famous dome of which is called “Allah-Allah” has an octagonal interior. Near Ardabil (25 KM) is the city of Sarein which is well-known for its spas. There you can enjoy the remedial benefits of those spas. O/N Sarein.
6th Day: Masooleh
This day tour you will visit the historical village of Masooleh. Its architecture is one of the inquests in the world which is registered in UNESCO. Masooleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Masooleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only village in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply also wouldn’t make it possible for vehicles to enter. Yellow clay coats the exterior of most buildings in Masooleh. O/N Masooleh.
7th Day: Kermanshah
Drive westward to Kermanshah. In an old town called Kangavar you will visit the Anahita Temple-the mother goddess of abundance and guardian of water in ancient Persia. Carry on the old caravan route to Bistoon dating back to the Middle Paleolithic, visit the tomb of Ostad Khalil Alinejad the best player of Tanboor in the world, & also visit the Sassanian rock carvings of Tagh-e-Bostan. These bas-reliefs, cut from the stone cliff, depict royal scenes of battles and hunts reflecting the glorious history of the Sassanid Kings. O/N Hamadan.
8th Day: Hamadan
Hamadan is believed to be amongst the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world. Hamadan is a green mountainous area on the foothills of the 3574-meter Alvand Mountain, in the mid west of Iran. The city is 1850 meters above sea level, visit the mausoleums of the philosopher/mathematician Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Baba Taher. the shrine of Esther & Mordecai, the most important Jewish pilgrimage site in Iran. A Jewish presence in Hamadan remains today. O/N Hamadan.
9th Day: Hamadan-Kashan
Drive from Hamadan to Kashan and visit Tabatabaiha and Borojerdiha house and some other historical places specially chosen by your tour guide and be acquainted with the previous century’s architecture, the Qajar era. O/N Kashan.
10th Day: Kashan-Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh visit the UNESCO recognized village of Abyaneh, located at the foot of Mount Karkas and in the vicinity of desert. Appreciate the serenity of this quaint village with its splendid archaeology and meet the dwellers who speak, live and dress in the original Persian style. O/N Abyaheh.
11th Day: Garmeh
Drive from Abyaneh to Garmeh en route visit Mesr village, there we can do Camel Riding in the desert (Sand dune) then Drive for Garmeh. O/N Garmeh.
12th Day: Garmeh-Yazd
Drive from Garmeh to Yazd en route visit Kharanakh village, Caravan Sarai, Shaking minaret, O/N Yazd.
13th Day: Yazd
Move from Yazd to Chack Chack, visit the holy Chack Chack, then Meybod, where you visit Narain castle,(the oldest mud brick castle in Iran) Caravansarai “Shah Abbasi” Zeloo Museum, Ice-house, Handicrafts showroom, Pigeon House, and back to Yazd, O/N Yazd.
14th Day: Yazd
Today we have a full day city tour of Yazd visiting the Alexander prison, 12 Imam tomb, old city, Friday mosque, Seyed-e-Roknadin Amir Chakhmagh Mosque and theater, wind trappers, Water museum, the oldest burning fire in Iran at the Zoroastrian Fire temple, Tower of Silence O/N Yazd.
15th Day: Yazd-Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz en route visit Aghazadeh house, 4500 years old cypress tree and Gobaad Alli in Abarkhuh, move to visit Pasargade, the Archaemenian royal necropolis, the tomb of Cyrus the great, Naqsh-e-Rustam; Naqsh-e-Rajab. O/N Shiraz.
16th Day: Shiraz
The city of Nightingales and Flowers, Visit Jam-e-Atiq Mosque, Karim Khan Zand Palace, Vakil Complex,(Vakil Mosque, Vakil Hamam, Vakil Bazaar) Pars Museum, The Tomb of Hafez, Koran Gate, In the evening visit marvel at mirror decoration of Ali ebne hamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
17th Day: Shiraz-Esfahan
This morning we leave Shiraz for Esfahan and will visit en-route the most magnificent city of the ancient world, Persepolis, which is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during Archemaenian era. O/N Esfahan.
18th Day: Full day city tour of Esfahan
Full day city tour of Imam Square, a jewel of Persian architecture which includes the Ali Qapou Palace, Imam & Sheikh Lutfullah mosques, Chel sutoon Palace, Handicraft factories, Hasht Besht Palace and bazaar with its traditional arcades. O/N Esfahan.
19th Day: Esfahan-Tehran
Dive to Tehran international airport (IKA) for your return flight.