15 DAY TOUR OF ANCIENT IRAN – EKBATANA Inside the heart and soul of Persia

OUTLINE & HIGHLIGHTS

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Duration

15 Days

Group Size

Individuals & Small Groups

Physical Rating

Normal – Normal – some walking

Best time to travel

Spring & Fall

START

Tehran

DURATION

15 Days

Finish

Tehran

Tour Highlights

  • Wander through the Carpet Museum, with an extensive collection of old and new Persian carpets and rugs from the major carpet-weaving centers of Iran.
  • Discover the 1000-year-old Rayen Castle, the most important ancient monument of the pre-Islamic Sassanid period.
  • Explore the Ganj-Ali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse and water reservoir, a mint, a mosque, and a bazaar dating to the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Visit the charming Vakil Tea-House a converted bathhouse from 1280 AH
  • Explore the 16th Century Zeineddin Caravanserai situated on the ancient Silk Road.
  • Discover the desert wanders of Yazd; the largest mud-brick city in the world. (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Explore Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings. Built by Darius the Great in 512 BC, its magnificent ruins is among the world’s greatest archaeological sites. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Itinerary Outline:

DEPARTURE

Departure from Europe (pre-booked hotel room).

ARRIVAL IN TEHRAN

TEHRAN-SHIRAZ- SHIRAZ/EXCURSION TO PERSEPOLIS & NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM-PASARGADAE

SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ-KERMAN (580 km)

KERMAN/EXCURSION RAYEN AND MAHAN (107 km)

KERMAN

KERMAN-YAZD (368 km)

YAZD

YAZD-NA’IN-ISFAHAN (350 km)

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN

Transfer to IKA airport for departure flight.

ISFAHAN-NATANZ-KASHAN-TEHRAN (445 km)

TEHRAN

DEPARTURE TEHRAN

In the morning transfer to IKA airport for the 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