10 DAY CULTURAL TOUR OF IRAN  OUTLINE & HIGHLIGHTS

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Duration

10 Days

Group Size

Individuals & Small Groups

Physical Rating

Normal – Easy

Best time to travel

Spring & Fall

START

Tehran

DURATION

10 Days

Finish

Tehran

Tour Highlights

  • Stroll through the lavish Golestan Palace, a masterpiece of the Qajar era, and its historic eight key palace structures; gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries – UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Wander through the Eram Garden known as the Garden of Heaven in Shiraz the city of “poets, mystics, serene gardens, and sacred shrines” is one of the most famous and beautiful Persian gardens in all of Iran, known for its beautiful flowers, refreshing air, aromatic myrtles, and towering cypress trees, including one tree which is said to date back to 3000 years ago, historical evidence suggests that the gardens were built during the Seljuk Dynasty (11th-14th centuries).
  • Explore Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings. Built by Darius the Great in 512 BC, its magnificent ruins are among the world’s greatest archaeological sites. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.
  • Journey through the Historic City of Yazd (UNESCO World Heritage Site) the largest mud-brick city in the world located on the ancient Spice and Silk Roads and the center of Iran’s small Zoroastrian community; visiting the active Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the fire of which has been burning for about 1500 years.
  • Discover the Vank Cathedral also known as the Church of the Saintly Sisters, established in 1606 with its magnificent interior covered with fine frescos and gilded carvings and includes a wainscot of rich tile work.

Itinerary Outline:

DEPARTURE US/EUROPE – (Departure from Europe (pre-booked hotel rooms).

ARRIVAL TEHRAN-SHIRAZ (Domestic evening flight 1h 20m duration).

SHIRAZ/EXCURSION PERSEPOLIS & NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM

SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ-PASARGADAE-YAZD (441 km).

YAZD-ISFAHAN (320.9 km).

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN-KASHAN-TEHRAN (445 km).

DEPARTURE TEHRAN

What’s Included:

  • Applying for visas
  • Accommodation in 3-4* or 4-5* hotels, All land transportation in A/C sedan/ Mini Van/Bus
  • All transfers to/from airports, from/to hotels
  • All portages and entrance fees for main sites and excursions
  • English, German, Spanish, French, or Italian-speaking national guide
  • Meals: BB/HB/FB
  • Domestic Flight from Tehran to Shiraz

Not Included:

  • International Flight
  • Visa application fee