Duration : 12 days
Itinerary : Tehran , Shiraz , yazd , Isfahan , Abyaneh , Kashan , Tehran
Day 01: Arrival -Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
Day 02: Tehran- Shiraz
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you’ll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In evening, transfer to airport and fly to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.
Day 03: Shiraz- Visiting the Nomads.
In the Morning we leave shiraz to see Sassanid palace in Firuzabad and then the nomads Ghashghaie, They’re the most generous people who protect their traditions as old. In evening return to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.
Day 04: Shiraz
We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
Day 05: Shiraz – Persepolis – Necropolis-Pasargad-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Qoran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) , Necropol (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Passargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. O/N Yazd.
Day 06: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd.
Day 07: Yazd- Isfahan
In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of
Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian. In the afternoon drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai in Meibod and a carpet workshop in Naeen. O/N Isfahan.
Day 08: Isfahan
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud , relax in one of the traditional tea houses ,drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.
Day 09: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.
Day 10: Isfahan-Abyaneh
Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.
Day 11:Abyaneh- Kashan- Tehran
Continue to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan, a city well known for old houses. O/N Tehran.
Day 12: Tehran – Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.