To give you a taste of what is awaiting you in Iran, we have complied a collection of pictures that take you to different corners of the country and acquaint your eyes with unique images of Iran. So, come along for this unforgettable journey.
Day 1: Arrival in Shiraz
Arrival in Shiraz international Airport, check-in to your hotel in the late evening to rest after approximately a long flight ; overnight Shiraz.
Day 2: Shiraz
After rest and breakfast we will start the tour in the city of rose and poetry and nightingales and its cultural and historical attraction by visitng Zandieh complex (Karim khan’s citadel, pars museum, Vakil bath, Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir caravanserai). Then continue our tour by Eram Garden, Jame Atiq Mosque & Nasir Almolk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, Zinat-al-Molk House, O/N Shiraz.
Day 3: Shiraz
Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit Jahan – Nama Garden, Hafez tomb & Saadi tomb, Quran gate and Ali ebne Hamze or Shah-e-cheragh shrine In the afternoon we will spend some time to visit a fantastic view of Shiraz from 23th floor of Chamran hotel and an experience of modern social life in shopping mall, O/N Shiraz.
Day 4: Shiraz- Yazd
Forth day in Shiraz will be a day with having the chance of visiting a breathtaking attraction in 50 km north of Shiraz .i.e. Persepolis (Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-rajab); A must –see site for not only history buffs but also everyone who like to know more about the history of Persian Empire. we will continue our way to visit the Capital of ancient Persia and the Tomb of Cyrus the great that without doubt is one of the most respected Persian Emperor both in national and international view (It is located in 87 km of Shiraz), After spending some time drive to Yazd with a short stop in Abarqu and visitng Cupressus sempervirens that also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, Arrival in yazd, visiting Dowlat Abad garden , O/N Yazd.
Day 5: Yazd-Isfahan
Welcome to Yazd, the city of Wind towers” Badgirs”, and the center of Zoroastrian culture and Persian architecture. This city like a very old phoenix in the desert is the home of to an ancient type of evaporative cooler that are a prime examples of yakhchals, has one of the largest networks of qanats in the world and is also one of the largest cities built approximately entirely out of adobe. Yazd has a lot to mention and we can talk nonstop about it but it’s better to visit yourself, so, we start city tour of yazd by visiting tower of silence, fire temple, Amir chakhmagh complex then Lariha house and Drive to Isfahan with a short stop in Naiin to visit one of the earliest mosques built in Iran that dates back to the 8th century A.D .i.e. Jame Mosque. You will never forget its wonderful brick work. Pirnia traditional house .if we had time we can visit Rigareh Water mill and Aba Bafi man made caves in Muhammadieh precinct, O/N Isfahan.
Day 6: Isfahan
In the morning and after breakfast we step in the city that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage and contains a wide range of Islamic Architectural styles ranging from the 11th century (to the 19th and start a memorable city tour by visitng palace of forty columns or Chehel sotun belongs to Safavid era and has very beautiful mural paintings and a pretty Persian garden , the world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Imam & Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu Palace) . this square has been surrounded by two beautiful mosques and old bazaar of Isfahan and can entertain you for couple of hours ; then walk along the Zyanderood river and Isfahan famous ancient bridges (si-o-se pol bridge & Khajoo bridge). O/N Isfahan.
Day 7: Isfahan -Tehran
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit the magnificent Jame Atiq Mosque. It is 14th registered world heritage sites of Iran in UNESCO and one of the oldest mosques of Iran that dates back to 8 century. Ali Gholi Agha Complex and if you like to visit a place that represent you one of the most remarkable examples of eccentricity in Persian architecture continue our tour by visitng Pigeon Towers, this towers belongs to Safavid’s time . In the afternoon and before transferring to airport for flight to Tehran we will visit the third most important Safavid palace .i.e. The Hasht-Behesht palace and vank cathedral, transfer to Airport for flight to Tehran ,O/N Tehran .
Day8: Tehran -Tashkent
Full city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace that is both a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls and it is worth to spend a few hours to visit its luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. Tehran Bazaar, The Archaeological or national museum of Iran that represents you many different periods of Iran’s rich history, National Jewels Museum & Carpet Museum. Then Transfer to Airport for departure flight to Tashkent. Meet your guide at Tashkent Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Sightseeing of the city Tashkent to visit Khast-Imam and Barak Khan Madrassah, Mausoleum of Abu-Bakr-Muhammad Kafal Al Shashi, Madrassah Barak-khan and Cathedral Mosque, Kukeldash Madrassah.
Lunch in the Local Restaurant. Visiting Abul Kasim Madrassah (XIX century), Friday Mosque Tilla Shaykh (XIX century).
Dinner in the Local restaurant and overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent-Bukhara
After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Bukhara. Arrival to Bukhara, Excursion in the city to Visit Bukhara and visits Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, remaining of city wall, Chashamyi Ayub, Bolo-hauz mosque, Fortress ark, Poi-Kalon complex (Minarte Kalon, Mosque Kalon and Miri-Arab madrassah). Three trading domes (Toqi-Zaragron, Togi-Telpakfurushon and Toqi- Sarafon), Kosh madrassah (Ulugbek and Abdullazizhan), Tim Abdullahan, Magoki Attari mosque and Lyabi Hauz complex (Kukeldash madrassah, Nadir Devanbegi mardrassah and Honaqo).
Excursion in the place Labi-Khauz. Madrassah Nadir Devanbegy (built in1622) Madrassah of Kukeldash (built in1568-1569.) – Madrassah of Ulugbek (1417) – Ulugbek. Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan (built in1652). Abdulazizkhan, Mosque Magoki Ataru.
Lunch at 12.30-13.30 in the traditional restaurant.
In the afternoon visiting Minaret Kalian, Mosque Kalian, Citadel Ark, The mosque Bolo House (built in 1712), Mausoleum Chashma Ayub (1380-1384/85), Mausoleum of Ismail Samani .
Dinner in the Madrassah of Nodir Devan Begi with Folklore Show. O/N in the hotel.
Day 11: Bukhara
Excursion around the suburbs of Bukhara: Sitorai Mokhi Khosa (end of XIXc-begining of XXc), Complex of Bahouddin Naqshbandi (XVI c), and Mausoleum of Chor Bakr (XVI-XXc.c).
Lunch in the Local Restaurant.
After visiting famous places of Bukhara, come back to Bukhara city.
Dinner in the Madrassah of Modarikhon and O/N in the hotel.
Day 12: Bukhara -Samarkand
Drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz (320 km, 4hrs). Tour of Shakhrisabz: Visit Ak Saray Palace, Kuk Gumbaz, Gumbazi Saidon, Khazrati Imam Mosque, Mausoleum of Jakhangir (Temurlan’s son). Excursion in the city Ak Saray Palace, Mosque the Kok-Gumbaz, Complex Doruttilavat.
Lunch in the Uzbek local family. 12.00-13.30
Transfer to Samarkand by coach. Arrival at 18.00 in Samarkand and accommodation in hotel. Free time.
Dinner in the Local Family with national cuisine. (Presentation the national dish “plov”). O/N in the hotel.
Day 13: Samarkand
In the morning guided sightseeing of the city to visit Registan square with three madrassahs (15-17 centuries) – literally ” the sandy square ” – the well-known symbol of Uzbekistan, Gur-Emir mausoleum (15th c.), Mausoleum Rukhabod – the small mausoleum located near to the Gur-Emir mausoleum.
Lunch in the Local Restaurant.
Observatory of Ulugbek (1428-1429), Complex Shahi Zinda (14-15TH c.), Mosque Bibi Hanim (15TH century), Visiting of east Market Siyob and free time for shopping.
Dinner in the National Guest House with Uzbek national cuisine. O/N in the hotel.
Day 14: Samarkand – Departure
After the breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Imam Al Bukhari. The mazar of Mukhammad ibn Ismail Bukhari is located 12 kilometers from Samarkand. It is known as the mazar of Khedja Ismail. Here near the grave of Ismail a cathedral mosque was built. Lunch in the Local Restaurant. Then transfer to airport for Departure flight .
All seasons have their own attractions. Thanks to such a diverse geography, you can have all kinds of climates in any season in Iran. In general, spring and autumn are the best time to visit Iran even if the weather may be a little uncertain with short lapses into either the cold of winter or the heat of summer. More accurate is mid-April to early June, and late September to early November. Also you can also relive the charming atmosphere in the Persian Gulf islands during January and February. These are called the high seasons of tourism. In other months of the year, in some areas, there will be very hot or very cold for those who aren’t familiar with such extreme weather conditions.
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