Day 1 : DEPART LONDON HEATHROW
Today you will board the flight to Tehran. Overnight is in the plane.
Day 2 : TEHRAN
Welcome to Iran, a land full of history, beautiful art and architecture.
Uncover this magnificent country in all its glory as you spend fourteen fabulous days soaking up all the culture, cuisine, history you could ever hope for travelling in Iran! Arrival in Tehran and transfer to your hotel at your leisure. Your tour guide will brief you on the tomorrow’s activities.
Day 3 : TEHRAN/SHIRAZ
Half day city tour of Tehran The first stop will be in the majestic Iran’s National Museum, where we’ll come face-to-face with a treasury of ancient findings to get an up-close look at the history of the oldest relics of the past. Admire the best historical and archaeological arts in more than 300,000 objects. Afterwards you will visit Glass and Carpet museums, fly to Shiraz in the evening. Overnight in your hotel in Shiraz.
Day 4 : SHIRAZ
Shiraz is the City of Mistry, Magic and Art. City of poets, Wine and flowers. start your sightseeing tour. The first stop will be Eram Garden next you proceed to Nasiro- Molk Mosque and Narenjestan Palace, Visit The tomb of Hafez and Saadi. This gorgeous city is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa’adi, and historical sites from different eras dating back to 6,000 years ago can be found. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding. Saadi is a poet, philosopher and mystic who is known as the father of tourism. He travelled to different countries and cities about seven centuries ago. Then he collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan. Overnight in your hotel in Shiraz.
Day 5 : YAZD
After an early breakfast, accompanied by your professional tour guide, set out in the morning to Persepolis, the Richest Sunshine city, built by Darius the Great, used as the international reception center for performing important rituals and major celebrations, registered as a world heritage and next proceed to Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam), tombs elaborately carved into the side of a Stone Mountain side.
Two architecture masterpieces and world heritages that could not be missed in any itineraries to Iran. Tour the ruins of ancient Achaemenid Empire to get a feeling of what life must have been like during ancient Achaemenes times. Visit Pasargad , the tomb of Cyrus the great. Proceed to Yazd. Overnight in your hotel in Yazd.
Day 6 : YAZD
One of the most outstanding ancient cities of Iran with mystery and charm, refined culture and magnificent architecture. First proceed to Yazd fire temple, a worshiping place for Zoroastrians built in 1934 with special design of walls, stones columns and colorful tiles. Make the most of your tour by joining a visit to towers of silence, a circular, raised structure used by Zoroastrian for the exposure of the dead, built in Sassanid era and maintained by Zoroastrians till today. The next stop would be at Jame Mosque of Yazd, dating back to 12th century and built on the ruins of the Sassanid fire temple, famous for its notable minaret’s architecture as the highest in the world.
Now take time to see the masterpieces of Amirchaghmagh complex consisting mosque, school, water wall, water reservoir built during the Timurid period. Admire the outstanding mosque with the marble alter stone, huge dome and excellent platform for winter and summer and Contemplate over its outstanding features. Overnight in your hotel in Yazd.
Day 7 : ISFAHAN
After Breakfast check out the hotel and proceed to Isfahan. Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle on your way. The adventure begins with the city of Nain, a city with desert climate which lies between Yazd and Isfahan. Explore the city with its most unique and outstanding monument, Jame Mosque, one of the first mosques built in Iran after the Arab invasion which is still standing , Then continue your way to proceed to Isfahan.
Arrival in Isfahan, Check in your hotel and refresh yourself.
Day 8 : ISFAHAN
The city known as the half of the world. Discover the Art influences of this metropolis and admire some of its architectural gems. Make sure the batteries in your camera are charged, as you want to take many, many pictures! Check in your hotel and refresh yourself and start the day’s sightseeing; explore Isfahan Square at the heart of the city, the second largest square in the world, built in the early 17th century, surrounded by several fantastic monuments. Be marveled at this masterpiece of world heritage, take into a carriage and experience the excitement of a horse-carriage ride around the square. Then continue to the Royal Mosque presenting the rich history, art and culture of Isfahan city with elaborate architecture, typical of Persian Mosques. The reflection of sound in the southern part of the dome is an interesting point. Spend time admiring its architecture.
Head to Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque, the most beautiful historical monument of Isfahan and a masterpiece of Safavid period architecture with no minarets, exquisite dome, fascinating tile works and brilliant calligraphy. Take a walk through its elegant porches; the building itself is a historical artifact worthy of admiration. The next site would be Aliqapoo, originally built in Teimoorian period and mostly improved in its construction during Safavid era in 17th century. The king, Shah AbbasI spent most of his time in his favorite palace for performing important roles and dealing with current affairs, events and participating in private celebrations. Explore this magnificent palace and be astounded at its amazing mural paintings and fantastic elaborate decorations.
Continue your sightseeing adventure by a visit to Chehel-Sotun Palace, an immense mansion built in the early 11th century and one of the admired masterpieces of Iran’s heritage in its time, named “forty columns” due to the reflection of the columns in the water. Walk through the palace and admire the large pool with tiled walls and painted decoration. Admire the beautiful garden representing the finest architectural and artistic achievement through perfect harmony. Next take a glimpse at Hasht Behesht Palace consisting two sections of four corner rooms around a central domed space which dates back to the Suleiman Safavid time. Explore the palace with an octagonal motif together with eight entrances and four different unique faces. Be awed by the central vestibule decorated in various styles. Spend time admiring its unique architecture. Wander in its surrounding gardens and trees, a very nice place to relax and enjoy the good weather.
Overnight in your hotel in Isfahan.
Day 9 : ISFAHAN
The day starts with breakfast, to prepare you for a pleasant day, and continues with a tour through Isfahan, first you have a stop in Armenian Vank Church with a great dome, high ceilings and beautiful arches, currently a vicarage for Armenians in Iran and India, located in one of the oldest Districts of Isfahan called Jolfa.
Witness mythological architecture , be astounded by an attractive giant bell made of stone resting on four pillars and be inspired by the world’s third best Armenian Museum. Set out through local neighborhoods to enjoy Jolfa, the old district of Isfahan. Keep an eye out for the local life. Then you will head off to the heart of the city, Isfahan River, where you can relax by the river to escape the buzz of the city, take a chance to see the historical bridges built over the river Including Si-o-se-pol Bridge commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas with 33 arches. Also visit Khajoo Bridge, one of the oldest stone bridges over Zayandeh-rood River, built in 1650 for the pedestrians to walk across and to participate in the king’s celebrations.
Allow history to come alive while taking a walk over these old bridges. Overnight in your hotel in Isfahan.
Day 10 : KASHAN
Drive to Kashan At this point we welcome you to the ancient village of Abyaneh, a red village in the mountains!
Abyaneh village is one of the most extraordinary villages with pleasant weather and favorable natural position. Explore this breathtaking beautiful village nestling on the hillside. We’re off to take you to a wonderful experience to explore the city of Kashan, the beautiful city of desert, with atmospheric traditional style houses.
Kick off the tour with Tabatabaei house, a famous historical house in Kashan, built by the affluent Tabatabaei family, consisting beautiful courtyards, delightful wall paintings with elegant stained glass windows. Next you will be introduced to the wonderful Broujerdi House with its stunning Persian residential architecture dating back to the Qajar era and its unique roof coverage. Gaze in awe at the unique and different architecture, observe the delicate stucco work and nice paintings. Be astounded by the fantastic air flowing method in desert.
We proceed and welcome you to the dramatic Fin Garden registered as a world heritage, referring to the Safavid period which has survived for hundreds of years. In terms of the layout and water supply, the general spaces of this garden are of special importance. The next stop will be Aghabozorg mosque,-overnight in your hotel in Kashan.
Day 11 : HAMEDAN
After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Hamedan, one of the oldest cities in the world-Head to a visit to the tombs of Ester and Mordkhai which are the most important pilgrimage sites for the Jews in Iran. Stroll down the site and explore the outer and inner chambers. your guide will accompany you to the ancient city of Hegmataneh, the large excavation site with impressive ruins dating back to Medes, Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanid. Explore the museum which contains some great artefacts of the ancient Persian history.
Overnight in your hotel in Hamedan.
Day 12 : KERMANSHAH
Excursion to Kermanshah. Following breakfast at your hotel, drive to explore the sightseeing of Kermanshah including Taghe Bostan, an amazing historic site with beautiful carvings of the pre-Islamic era, truly the most attractive place to visit in Kermanshah. Next, your guide will take you to visit the enchanting top site of Bistoon as a world heritage, be astounded by the carvings on rocks. Admire its antiquity and rich history as your tour guide explains about the inscriptions. Visit Kangavar Anahita temple. Heading back to your hotel in Hamedan for an overnight stay.
Day 13 : ZANJAN
Drive to zanjan in the morning visit the stunning historical collection of Takht-e-Suleiman, let the history to come alive by a visit to the enchanting monuments from the early Sassanid period. Stroll down the collection and visit the beautiful & peaceful sanctuary of Anahita Temple, a Zoroastrian temple for worship and praise the goddess of water. Be marveled at the mysterious ruins of Sassanid era..
Overnight in Zanjan.
Day 14 : TEHRAN
Drive to Tehran via Sultanieh , Start the sightseeing with Gonbad-e- Sultanieh, with its eye catching and magnificent dome, the second biggest brick dome structure in the world and a highlight of any visit to this region. Be marveled at its majestic height as you are approaching the mosque. Admire this heritage registered in UNESCO’s list as the seventh lasting monument of Iran.Overnight Tehran
Day 15 : DEPART TEHRAN
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.