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The Quintessence of Persia

Max. Pax: 10
Min. Pax: 1
Scheduled Dates: All year
Tour Duration: 9 days
Tour Includes: Entrance Fees / Guided Tours and Excursion / Tour Guide / Hotel Accommodations / Insurance / Meals / Travel Tickets / Tips / Transfers & Driver / Tourist Visa


While Isfahan and Shiraz are two of the most popular destinations for tourists in Iran, Yazd (extended tour) with its ancient historical places and a treasure of Zoroastrian temple and fireplaces is an undiscovered gem.

We will have our start in Tehran, a dynamic city with its numerous museums and palaces. This package is an exclusive 8-night/9-Day tour of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd, the marvels of Persia.

Day 1
Arrive Tehran (IRAN)
On arrival, we are welcomed to Tehran, the pearl of Persia. After checking into our hotel, we enjoy a leisurely evening and rest up, before our formal itinerary of exploring this country rich in history and culture begins.
 
Day 2
Full Day tour starts off with a visit to the Carpet Museum which has an excellent collection of Iranian hand woven carpets, followed by the Museum of Reza Abbasi. This museum named after the most famous miniaturist in the Safavid era, was opened in 1977. It exhibits artifacts dating back to prehistoric, ancient and Islamic periods and is particularly rich in Islamic calligraphy.
We visit the Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museums with its fine collection including a stone capital of a winged lion from Susa and a 6th century B.C. audience hall relief of Darius the Great from the Treasury at Persepolis. The museum has items dating back from the Sumerian Period (4500 B.C.) to contemporary times. (B, D)



Day 3
Morning visit the Glass and Ceramic Museum and Sa'dabad Palace.
     
National treasury museum with its unique collection of jewelryis going to be our next destination before heading to Tehran Jamshidieh park for a stroll and get to see the more of Tehran in a leisurely place and get to talk to people. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for our flight to Shiraz, traditionally known as the city of Roses and Nightingales.

Day 4
Shiraz is the capital of the cultural capital of Iran. Our visit toDay will include the Eram Garden, the tombs of Saadi and Hafiz - two of the most well known Persian poets, Nasirol-Molk Mosque and the Shiraz famous Bazaar with it s exotic collection of handicrafts and carpets.
      
visit to Afif-Abad Garden, the Church of Saint Simmon the Zealot, the Shrine of Shah-Cheragh. (B, D)

Day 5
Morning excursion to Persepolis, which in Greek literally means the capital of Persia, lies 60 kms / 37 miles north of Shiraz. Persepolis is the last and final ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Construction began by Darius the Great (521 - 468 B.C.) as the focus of the mighty Achemenian Empire nearly 2500 years ago. Our next stop is Naqsh-e-Rustam - tomb of the famous Rustam.

Late evening transfer to the airport for our flight to Esfahan, another highlight city. Legend has it that Esfahan was founded at the time of Tahmourass or Keykavous. During the Safavid Era (16th and 17th Century A.D.), Esfahan was a city of Gardens and Palaces, a trade centre recognised by the saying, "Esfahan is half of the world".

Day 6
Full Day tour of this magnificent includes the Madressah Chahrbagh - which was the pride of the last Safavid King, Shah Sultan Hussein, a devout Muslim ruler, Hasht Behesht Palace (built in 1680 A.D. during the rule of Suleiman II. The Armenian Vank Church, FriDay Mosque and the famous bridges.

Day 7
Today visit includes Imam Square (Naqsh-e- Jahan) with its Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace. Visit to Chehel Sutoon Palace (40 pillars) built by Shah Abbas as a hall of audience and visit what definitely a most famous bazaar in Iran. Birds garden will be next destination of toDay.

Day 8
On our scenic drive to Tehran we stop at Kashan, an attractive oasis town, and take in its attractive sights. We visit Tabatabaie Houses and Khan-e Borujerdi, built as a private residence, now a charming museum with a lovely courtyard. We then take in the famous Fin Garden and witness its breathtaking pools, orchards and natural springs. Next we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque famous for its lovely portals and minarets.
 
Next is a visit to the exquisite Shrine of Fatima in Qum and later we view the Tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.

Day 9
Locations: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

Extension #1
Locations: Caspian Sea region/ Ramsar& Masuleh.
Room: Double
Services: All included.

Day 09: Tehran / Ramsar (Drive 195 kms / 120 miles)
Morning depart for a picturesque drive to Ramsar. Evening tour of Ramsar.
Overnight: Ramsar Hotel, Ramsar (1 night) (B, D)

Day 10: Ramsar / Rashat (Drive 130 kms / 80 miles)
Depart along the beautiful Caspian coastline to Rashat with a stop at Bandar-e-Anjil to visit a caviar factory.
Overnight: Kadoos Hotel, Rashat (1 night) (B, D)

Day 11: Rashat / Tehran (Drive 325 kms / 201 miles)
This morning we visit the stunningly beautiful village of Masuleh. Afternoon return back to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

Day 12: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)


Extension #2
Locations: Mashad
Room: Double
Services: All included.

Day 09: Tehran / Mashhad (Flight)
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Mashhad. Afternoon tour of Mashhad.
Overnight: Homa Hotel, Mashhad (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 10: Mashhad
Day excursion to Neishapour, visit will also include the tomb of Amar Khayyam. (B, D)

Day 11: Mashhad / Tehran (Flight)
Morning we visit the famous pilgrim's bazaar. Afternoon transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

Day 12: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)


Extension #3
Locations: Susa
Room: Double
Services: All included.
 
Day 09: Tehran / Ahwaz (Flight)
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Ahwaz. Afternoon tour of Ahwaz.
Overnight: Fadjr Hotel, Ahwaz (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 10: Ahwaz
Day excursion to Susa, visit will also include Tchogha Zanbil. (B, D)

Day 11: Ahwaz / Tehran (Flight)
Morning transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

Day 12: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)


Extension #4
Locations: Kish
Room: Double
Services: All included.

Day 09: Tehran / Kish Island (Flight)
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to the Kish Island. Afternoon tour of the city.
Overnight: Shayan Hotel, Kish Island (3 nights) (B, D)

Day 10: Kish Island
Day free to enjoy this spectacular island. (B, D)

Day 11: Kish Island
Day free. (B, D)

Day 12: Kish Island / Tehran (Flight)
Morning transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran.
Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)

Day 13: Depart Tehran
Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)



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