A Tour to Iranian Traditional Cities April 2017

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According to the program ,the clients arrive at Shiraz in the afternoon of 11.04.2017 or early morning of 12.04.2017

You can start to sign up for this offer from today until 10 days before the arrival date.

This price is for individual traveler only, we have a different price for tour operator or tour agencies.

Iran Special Offer – A Tour to Iranian Traditional Cities

Travel ID: SO/02

This is a cultural journey to the great vernacular historical parts of one of the oldest civilizations in the world. We will begin our educational adventure from Shiraz, the city of Iranian magnificent gardens, such as the thirteenth century Narenjestan Garden, and great poets, Hafez and Sa’adi mausoleums. Walking through Vakil Bazaar and going to Holy shrine of Shah Cheragh, we will be acquainted with traditional bazaar and religious architecture in Iran. Heading towards Yazd, the adobe and mud brick city, en route we will visit Achaemenid Darius’s capital, Persepolis, one of the greatest architectural wonders of the ancient world and Pasargadae, UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Yazd, we will go to the most important Zoroastrian fire temple, Atashkadeh, and towers of silence. We will enjoy visiting Bagh-e Dolatabad (one of the nine Persian Gardens inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List) and Yazd Bazaar, with its vernacular structure featuring Iran famous handicrafts and souvenir. Then, we move towards Isfahan, the city of art, mosques and palaces, known as “half the world”. We will visit Naqsh-e Jahan Square, one of the largest squares in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by three of the most magnificent mosques, Ali Qapu Palace and the traditional Bazaar, known for marvelous handicrafts, and praise their glorious architecture and tile work. After visiting breathtaking mosques and palaces, such as Chehel Sotoun (another Persian Garden registered on UNESCO World Heritage List), we aim for Matinabad eco-resort, the first and only eco-resort in Iran, to spend an extraordinary starry night in the heart of Iran desert. Our next visit is Kashan, the old city of carpets and roses with rich history and culture. We will go and see Fin Garden (other Persian Garden registered on UNESCO World Heritage List). The last destination is Tehran, the capital and the largest city of modern Iran. Golestan Palace and National Museum are the admiration of everyone. The last memory of this travel to Iran is the landscape of Tehran from above Milad Tower.

Price for Package

The prices for your  Program, based on Bed and Breakfast, in shared DBL room, per pax would be as follow:

Group sizePrice in EURO Per pax
Minimum 06 pax1144.00

Single  Supplement:  321,00 EURO

Tour Itinerary Duration

9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Shiraz
    Day 1
    Arrive to Shiraz. Our guide is waiting to greet and transfer you to hotel. Overnight in Shiraz
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    Shiraz
    Day 2

    We will begin our educational adventure with our Group Leader. Among the highlights we will see Narenjestan Garden, circa 1257 CE, which includes richly decorated pavilion set among graceful trees.  Then we will walk to the Vakil Bazaar, originally established in the 11th century CE, one of the finest and important bazaars of historical Iran. Then visit to the tomb of Hafez, Iran’s greatest lyric poet, followed by the tomb of Sa’adi whose poems and tales are still known to every Iranian. Afterward we will take a field trip to the Arg-E Karim — Karim Khan Citadel — located in downtown of the city and named after a king of the 18th century Zand Dynasty who made this city his capital. We will learn about the citadel, King Karim Khan, and the dynasty. At the end we will visit the exterior view of Ali Ebn-e Hamze and Holy shrine of Shah Cheragh and enjoy its shining domes. Overnight in Shiraz.

  • SHIRAZ-PERSEPOLIS-YAZD
    Day 3

    After checking out of the hotel, we will board the vehicle and head towards Yazd, one of the most distinctive cities in Iran, renowned for its Persian architecture. En route visit Persepolis (Takht-é Jamshid) in the heart of the fabled Persian Empire. Once one of the greatest architectural wonders of the ancient world, it was founded by Darius the Great, who made it his capital in 518 BCE. Persepolis was a treasure city and one of the richest in the world. When he conquered it in 330 BCE, Alexander the Great took possession of 2,500 tons of gold and silver in addition to other fabulous assets. One night, he and his companions were feasting and drinking. As the story goes, they decided in their drunkenness that the royal palace should be burned in revenge for the Persian destruction of Athens a century earlier. And so the jewel of Persia went up in flames. Enough remains so that we can imagine its original splendor. We will see massive statues of winged bulls, a grand stairway wide enough for five horsemen to ride abreast, elegant columns, and hundreds of carved figures. Then we will stop in Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to view the austere tomb of Cyrus the Great (c. 600-530 BCE). Alexander the Great paid his respects here because Cyrus was one of his role models as an ideal ruler. At night we will arrive to Yazd and check in hotel. Overnight in Yazd

  • YAZD-ISFAHAN
    Day 4

    Today will be one of the more fascinating field trips in our program, with a local expert providing commentary. Situated in a remote area where two deserts converge, Yazd dates back to c. 3,000 BCE. It was a stop on the fabled Silk Road, but its location kept it safe from the ravages of war and destruction for centuries and so its local culture remained strong. The city is made almost entirely of adobe and mud brick. Beyond its importance as a desert “port” for trade, Yazd was one of the principal centers of the Zoroastrian religion. Zoroastrians venerate fire as a holy entity that comes from the supreme god, Ahura Mazda, and invokes truth in the hearts and minds of believers. We call their places of worship fire temples, where sacred flames were kept burning continuously. We will visit the most important remaining fire temple in Iran, Atashkadeh in Yazd. We will also see one of the so-called towers of silence where Zoroastrians took their dead to avoid contaminating the earth.  Then in afternoon the field trip goes to Bagh-E-Dolatabad, a unique octagonal house with the tallest wind tower in the city. Here we get a demonstration of the effectiveness of these towers first hand. We’ll then visit the Amir Chakhmaq complex, one of the most extraordinary in all of Iran. In addition to the distinctive 3-storey mosque, there are a number of other exceptional structures. We will also explore the renowned Yazd bazaar with its narrow, covered passages that feature products for which Iran is known including high quality textiles, carpets, sweets, nuts, and much more. When we finish visit, we take the road to Isfahan. Less than 350 km drive with frequently stops en route. After arrive to Isfahan it will be relaxing to walk in the bank of famous Zayanderoud. Overnight in Isfahan

  • ISFAHAN
    Day 5

    Iranians say that Isfahan, capital of the Safavid Dynasty from the 16th century on is “half the world.” Our exploration, led by a local expert, will include two of the most impressive mosques amid a myriad of remarkable sites. At the center of the city is Naqsh-e Jahan, one of the world’s biggest squares, created in the 17th century. The huge, open plaza is framed by a wall of arches and surrounded by the Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah and the Masjed-e Emam mosques. We will admire their magnificent architecture and tile-work. We will also walk through the Ali Qapu Palace with its enchanting music room and balcony overlooking the Maidan where the Safavid kings sat to watch polo tournaments. We will cross through Meydan and enter to the bazaar that was and is one of the most important elements of every Persian and Iranian city, sitting at the center of the neighborhood and social consciousness. The Isfahan Bazaar is one of the country’s most famous. In addition to the stalls of textile and carpet merchants, makers of jewelry and handicrafts, vendors of spices, and much more.

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    ISFAHAN-MATINABAD ECO RESORT
    Day 6

    We will check out of the hotel and begin our motorcoach journey to Matinabad. But first we get to know Isfahan even better with field trips to several memorable sites. First is the magnificent Jame Mosque with its famous Uljaytu Mihrab of the Il-Khanid Period, artistic treasure stucco densely decorated with Quranic inscriptions and continue to visit Chehel Sotun, a pavilion constructed as a reception hall for visiting dignitaries by Shah Abbas II, and Hasht Behesht, an octagonal pleasure palace built a few years later. Proceeding to Matinabad, we will meet local villagers and before we sleep, we will experience Atashouni, gathering around a campfire to enjoy a starry night.

  • MATINABAD-KASHAN-TEHRAN
    Day 7

    After camel riding and enjoy cycling (optional) in Matinabad, drive to Kashan—the “City of Carpets and Roses”—with a rich history and culture. After our arrival in Kashan we visit the Fin Garden. The garden is a historical Persian garden that contains Kashan’s Fin Bath. Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852. Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is the oldest extant garden in Iran. Continue to Tehran and stop at the entrance of Tehran to visit Imam Khomeini mausoleum. Check in hotel and overnight in Tehran.

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    TEHRAN
    Day 8

    Today we will explore Iran’s capital city — which is also its largest — with our Group Leader. Tehran has grown tremendously since it was reinstituted as the national capital and is now home to some 12 million residents. We will begin our exploration at Golestan Palace, the city’s oldest historical monument and one of the most lavish. The palace was built around a garden. Its richly ornamented interiors feature artistic styles emblematic of the Qajar dynasty — also incorporating technological advances of the 18 th century — that have continued to inspire Iranian art and architecture. The palace complex houses the Versailles-inspired, mirror encrusted Marble Throne Hall used for the coronation of the last Shah, and an Ethnographic Museum. Next, we will explore the National Museum of Iran that preserves the country’s historical and cultural record through the presentation of some 300,000 artifacts — the oldest dating back more than 30,000 years. Its two buildings are dedicated to pre-Islamic and post-Islamic periods. Highlights include everything from gigantic stone reliefs found in Persepolis to ancient coins and historic copies of the Qur’an. In the evening and for the last visit, we will go to Milad tower. A multi-purpose tower which gives you skyline view of Tehran. The last landscape of Tehran will be memorable of above. Overnight in Tehran.

  • DEPARTURE
    Day 9
    Early morning hotel check out and group transfer to airport for flight back home.
Iran tour for 2017 holiday

Tours to Iran

Tour highlight

  • Milad tower
  • Golestan Complex
  • Narenjestan or Eram garden
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Nasir ol Mold mosque (Pink mosque)
  • Karim Khan Citadel
  • Persepolis & Naghsh-e Rostam
  • Pasargadae
  • Dowlat Abad garden
  • Jame Mosque in Yazd
  • Amirchakhmagh Complex
  • Tower of silence
  • Boroujerdi house
  • Imam square with Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Alighapou palace
  • Chehel Sotoun Palace
  • Fin garden

Included services

  • Visa
  • Transport
  • Tour guide
  • Accommodation

The prices include

The prices for your Program, based on Bed and Breakfast, in shared DBL room, per pax would be as follow:

Group size Price in EURO Per pax Minimum 06 pax 1144.00

Single Supplement: 321,00 EURO

  •  Hotels for each city

Tehran :   Asareh / Enghelab / Kowsar 4*
Shiraz:     Elizeh / setaregan / Parseh / Ario / Karim khan 4*/3*
Yazd:       Daad/ Moshir/ Mehr 4*
Isfahan: Pirouzi/ Setareh / Sheikh Bahaii 4*/3*
Matinabaad Resort: Room in Matin Abaad Eco-camp

  • Land Transportation
  • MINI– Bus (06-09)
    MIDEL– Bus (10-14)
  • Tour guide ( English Specking guide)
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • Visa support
  • Tip and portages in restaurants and hotels

Attention

  • If your arrival flight lands in other cities, we would provide you, a domestic flight to catch up with the rest of the group.
  • According to attached program ,the clients arrive at shiraz on 12/04/2017 ( at midnight ) or on 11/04/2016 at night
  • This fix departure includes bed and breakfast.
  • The transfer IN or OUT will be with Persian speaking driver
  • The supplement of Transfer IN / based on 02 pax / Persian speaking driver is 29 euros / per pax ( one way )
  • The supplement of Transfer OUT / based on 02 pax / Persian speaking driver is 29 euros / per pax ( one way )
  • The price of one night ACC +breakfast / in DBL room / In Tehran is 64.00 euros / per pax ( if the clients depart after 19/04/2017)
  • The price of one night ACC +breakfast / in SGL  room / In Tehran is 127.00 euros / per pax ( if the clients depart after 19/04/2017)
  • The price of one night ACC +breakfast / in DBL room / In shiraz  is 48.00 euros / per pax ( if the clients Arrive before 12/04/2017)
  • The price of one night ACC +breakfast / in SGL  room / In Tehran is 96.00 euros / per pax ( if the clients Arrive before 12/04/2017)
  • In Matin Abaad Eco-Camp you could stay in a room or if you are interested you could stay in an equipped tent.

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Tour Code: SO/02

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