Classic tour: Tehran-Hamadan-Kermanshah
Khorramabad- Ahvaz- Shiraz- Isfahan- Kashan
(Optional: arrival or departure from Tehran)
Day1: Tehran: you will arrive to the capital of Iran, receipt by our leaders and transfer to the hotel.
- In case of arrive in early morning maybe it’s necessary to add one more night at the hotel.
- City tour starts from the Museum of Iran Ancient or National Museum of Iran where you will be familiar with million years of pre-Islamic culture. This Museum is about 80 years old. After that we will go to visit Abgineh Museum (glassware and ceramic) the building of the museum had built in the period of Qajar dynasty, belonging to Qavam Os-Saltaneh who became an Iran prime minister 5 times during monarchy
(Stay in Tehran at night)
Day2: Tehran: we will visit the Golestan palace, registered by the UNESCO world heritage list; it was the residence of the last king of Qajar dynasty and one of the first buildings of Tehran in XVIII centuries, treasures unconventional of expensive jewelries in the central bank (optional: Saturday to Tuesday, 14:30 – 16:30) later for buying things, Tehran old great Bazar, recommended.
In continue the Carpet museum; you can watch one of the best carpet exhibitions in the world
(Stay in Tehran at night)
Day3: Hamadan: we will go toward Hamadan one of the ancient capitals discovered of Ecbatana. Inside of city we will visit the tomb of Baba Tahir Oryan the Iranian poet with nice ceramics inside. Later we will visit Avicenna the greatest physician with his famous medical book that is teaching in most famous universities. Then we will go to Gnajnameh with 2500 years old
Day4: Kermanshah: we leave Hamadan toward Kermanshah. We will go to Anahita temple from Zartosht (Zoroaster) era, we continue to the next station Bisotoun (Mount Behistun) and Tagh-e Bostan, one of the places that love story created in. such effects from 2500 years old and Sasanian Empire.
(Stay in Kermanshah)
Day5: Khorramabad- Ahvaz: in the way we will visit Khorramabad to the Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, the biggest castle on the rocks, we can see other ancient places toward Ahvaz
Day6: Ahvaz: in the morning we will drive to Shush and Haft Tepe, the capital of Ilam. Later we will go to Chogha Zanbil, the first Iranian exhibition from 3000 years ago and Religious building. After that we will go to Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, the biggest industrial complex related to many centuries before industrial revolution. The complex of bridges, waterfalls and
Barrage (dam) which says that how Iranians saving water in 1000 years ago
(Stay in Ahvaz at night)
Day7: Ahvaz-Shiraz: this morning we will be ready for a longest trip. We want to drive toward Shiraz but we have two stops: first in Nishabur, one the ancient capitals of Iran in Sasanian era and another Chogan Strait, the match square where is the competition between horse, human and ball and we see some engravings that shows the Iranian Empire
Day8: Shiraz: a city of poetry and poet in the world, the best great poets were born in this city like: Hafiz and Sa’adi, it’s also called World of flowers. We will visit Nasir-ol Molk mosque or Rose mosque, then Arg-e Karim Khan, it looks like a medieval castles, residence of Karim Khan-e Zand, founder of Zandieh dynasty. The oldest Bazar called Vakil a complex belonging to XVIII centuries. Inside of Bazar you will find Vakil bathroom and the Mosque. Eram garden another place registered by UNESCO, traditional house named Narengestan Qavam, later we will go to the biggest Persian poets tombs Hafiz and Sa’adi
(Stay in Shiraz at Night)
Day9: Shiraz-Isfahan: in 70 Km of Shiraz we will visit Takht-e Jamshid or Persepolis registered by UNESCO world heritage list in 1979, later we will go to Naghsh-e Rostam where is the tomb of 4 famous kings of Iran and the first monarchy of Iran in 500 years before Christian, impressive ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire, the tomb of the famous king of Persia who belongs to Cyrus Cylinder (the first declaration of human rights) the great Cyrus. We left behind Shiraz to Isfahan and stay at night
Day10: Isfahan: Full day in Isfahan. Visiting the Naqsh-e Jahan square, registered by UNESCO world heritage. We will visit Shah Abbas and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques and Qasariyeh duplex big Bazar to observe precious handmade. Later we will go to visiting Chehel Sotoun palace, memory of Safavid dynasty, and the Hasht Behesht palace where 8 beautiful ladies of the king were resided there, the Ali Qapu other attraction of Safavid dynasty
(Stay in Isfahan at night)
Day11: Isfahan: visiting Isfahan, city of the XVI and XVII centuries. The neighborhood of Armenians merchants in Safavid period, start from Vank Church where we will know more about the history and the life of Iranian Christians. Later the Jama mosque, 2 old famous bridges (33 columns and Khajou bridge) when passing the bridges, you will enter to the big Isfahan history and culture
Day12: Isfahan-Kashan-Tehran- exit: we left behind Isfahan toward Kashan and Abyaneh. We drive to Abyaneh, one of the specific villages in Iran and the world, such a beautiful colors and architect of village life. Later we will go to Kashan, green city in the heart of the desert. Fin garden where is registered by UNESCO, visiting the Sialk hills where we will see beautiful handmade before Christian
At the end, we will leave Kashan to Tehran for rest or leave to the airport directly
- Transfer to the Imam’s International Airport IKA for departure
- We can add city tour excursion if we have time