12 DAY CULTURAL TOUR OF IRAN  OUTLINE & HIGHLIGHTS

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Duration

12 Days

Group Size

Individuals & Small Groups

Physical Rating

Normal – Normal – some walking

Best time to travel

Spring & Fall

START

Tehran

DURATION

12 Days

Finish

Tehran

Tour Highlights

  • Stroll through the Treasury of National Jewels Museum located inside the vaults of Iran’s central bank; displaying one of one the world’s famous and priceless collections of diamonds and jewels.
  • Discover the 1000-year-old Rayen Castle, the most important ancient monument of the pre-Islamic Sassanid period.
  • Visit the Sassanid-era Sarvestan Palace at Sarvestan from the fifth-century A.D.
  • 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.
  • Discover Yazd; the largest mud-brick city in the world. (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Stroll through the 16th century Qeisarieh Bazaar where hundreds of shops display the art and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous.
  • Wander through the historical Fin Garden with architectural elements from the Safavid, Zand, and Qajar periods, is considered to be one of the most famous and beautiful gardens in Iran.

Itinerary Outline:

DEPARTURE EUROPE

Departure from Europe (pre-booked hotel rooms).

ARRIVAL TEHRAN-KERMAN (Domestic evening flight to Kerman 1h 40m duration)

KERMAN/EXCURSION RAYEN & MAHAN (107 km)

KERMAN-SHIRAZ (570 km)

SHIRAZ/EXCURSION PERSEPOLIS & NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM (60 km)

SHIRAZ-YAZD (442 km)

YAZD

YAZD-ISFAHAN (350 km)

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN-KASHAN-TEHRAN (445 km)

TEHRAN DEPARTURE

Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.

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