Thousands of years of history, rise and fall of great empires, the creative genius of ambitious artistes along with a hunger for immortality has bestowed Persia with some of the greatest monuments ever built in the world. Though Persia enjoys hundreds of universally valuable sites, it just has 22 sites registered on UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. In this trip we visit 13 out of 22 world heritage sites designated from Iran. The trip starts from Tabriz،in north-west; we get to know different sites from various historical periods ranging from Elamite in Southwest to Qajar in Tehran. The variety in this list is amazing! We have the chance to see the ruins of ancient temples and palaces, mind-boggling mosques and churches, busy bazaars and soulful Persian Gardens.
Tour Itinerary :
Day 15: Drive to Tabriz
In the morning, we visit the unearthed remains of ancient Ecbatana, and Tomb of Avicenna, the author of “Canon of Medicine” the most famous book in the Medicine world, as well as 2500-year-old inscription of Ganjnameh. then we drive to Tabriz and en route we stop at Zanjan to visit the Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh (Soltaniyeh dome), a world heritage site, one of the tallest adobe domes in the world with 50m height built in the 14th century. Then we continue driving to Tabriz. In the afternoon,
Overnight in Tabriz.
Day 16: Full Day City Tour of Tabriz
We begin our city tour with Azerbaijan Museum. This museum is said to be the second most important archeological museum in Iran after National Museum in Tehran. The foundation of museum goes back to almost 80 years ago. Objects from pre-Islamic era and Islamic era are displayed in two floors. Blue Mosque, known as the turquoise of Islam, close to the museum is a must-see. This 5 century old museum which has survived some horrific earthquakes is ascetically matchless. In the afternoon we visit El Goli, a large park with over a century age. It is a main venue for people of Tabriz to spend their free time.
Overnight in Tabriz.
Day 17: Full Day City Tour of Tabriz and Excursion to Kandovan
Have arrived in Tabriz, we are transferred to hotel. Today we have a full day city tour of Tabriz. We begin our tour with Tabriz Grand Bazaar, its only world heritage site and the largest vaulted bazaar in the world. Exploring the bazaar with its numerous labyrinthine alleys, gives us a sense of being lost! Tabriz House of Constitution is the next stop It was the Tabriz revolutionaries’ headquarters almost a century ago during Iran Constitution Movement. In the afternoon, we drive some 60 km out of Tabriz to visit the Kandovan, a unique village where people live in houses carved into rocks. Then, we drive back to Tabriz, Transfer to Airport and Flight Back Home.
Overnight in Tabriz or Flight Back
Have just returned from the most wonderful trip in Iran. We booked with Marcopolo Travel Co. Our guides’ knowledge, experience, kindness, and eager to please were second to none.Dianafrom Australia
The trip was excellent. It was informative, educational, enlightening and marvelous. The guide was outstanding and I would highly recommend this tour.Zubairfrom South Africa
The nation of Iran is so unbelievably beautiful with a lot of extraordinary places, archeological sites, mosques, monuments, landscapes, food,etc.Robertofrom Italy
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Departure Dates :
Depending on the group size, the tour price will change. Tour size can vary from one person to above 20 persons.
You will be accommodated in 4-star hotels. Hotels could be replaced with similar hotel in the same category.
A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single suplement will be quoted at the time of booking.
The Iranian currency is Iranian Rials (IRR). However it’s common by the locals to use Toman instead of Rials on daily business. Note that 1 Toman = 10 Rials. You should also note that International payment systems and bank cards are not available in Iran. So make sure to bring enough cash for your whole journey.
Weekdays in Iran
States offices, administration, post office and banks are generally open from 7:30 – 12:00 and reopen after a lunch break until 16:00. Thursdays are working hours until 12:00, which might vary depending on the city or office.
Friday is weekend in Iran.
We offer visa assistance to those who are traveling with us. For some nationalities a visa is required to enter Iran. A visa can be Collected from the Iranian embassy or consulate in your country of residence or at the Iranian airports upon arrival. However, upon arrival visas are not available for the US, British and Canadian Citizens and a visa needs to be Collected prior to Departure. For more information about Visa Click Here.
Your trip will start in Tehran and finish in Tabriz.
You need to pay 30% of your tour total amount as deposit if you’re booking prior to 30 days from departure date. If you’re booking after 30 days, you must pay the full amount. Payment should be made through wire transfer to the bank account given in your quotation sheet.
You must have a valid travel insurance during your stay in Iran. You’ll need to provide your insurance certificate when applying for visa either at Iranian embassy in the country of your residence or at the Iranian airports. You will have the option to purchase travel insurance from Iranian companies upon arrival.
Our departures will become available to you once deposit or total amount is paid depending on your purchase date. Departures will be Available once at least 2 Persons have Secured their Spot. If you plan to travel alone on one of our tours, you need to contact us to check if it’s Available.
If you cancel prior to 30 days from departure, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel 29 to 15 days before your departure date, 50% of your payment amount will be refunded. If you cancel 14 days before departure you will get no refund at all.