In this trip you get impressed by archaeological ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae, such masterpieces of Persian architecture as the splendid Jame Mosques of Yazd, majestic landscapes along the old caravan routes, and a visit to the supreme works of Islamic art and architecture of Isfahan as well as the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz.
Tour Itinerary :
Day 12 : Drive to Shiraz. en route Visit to Pasargadae
Drive to Shiraz through Pasargadae, a world heritage site, where Cyrus the Great defeated Median troops and founded Achaemenid Empire. Cyrus built a magnificent city and a palace of which only the tomb of Cyrus himself is left. We also pass through the town of ABARKOUH with its 14th century Jame Mosque.
Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 13: Excursion to Persepolis
Having eaten breakfast, we go on an excursion to two wonderful historic sites: Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam. These are the surviving heritage of the first Persian Empire, the major world power of its time (5 centuries BCE). Persepolis, a world heritage site, is the remains of a magnificent palace representing a glorious era. Naqsh-e Rostam is a necropolis where four Achaemenid emperors are buried inside similar tombs all carved into a cliff. Then, we drive back to Shiraz to see Quran Gate through which people used to pass believing that they can have a safe journey. The tombs of Hafez and Sa’di, two most adored Iranian poets, are our last sights to visit today.
Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 14: Shiraz City Tour, Fly back Home
Today, we have a full day city tour of Shiraz. We begin our tour visiting Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, one of the most photogenic mosques in the world with unusual pink color! Then, we visit 18th century heritage of Shiraz: Arg-e Karim Khan (a castle and the seat of government), Vakil Complex with its colorful mosque, hammam (now ethnographic museum) and lively bazaar; to have some paradisiac moments we visit Narenjestan Museum (and its garden) and Eram Garden, a world heritage site. Then Transfer to Airport and Flight Back Home.
I was just in Iran and had a wonderful time. Before my trip, I was quite concerned, but found everyone was quite relaxed with me as a foreigner. You will be amazed at how friendly all the Iranian people are.Sarahfrom USA
Iran is wonderful! our guide was knowledgeable, flexible, understanding, considerate and patient. Iran’s history and culture are great. Thank you Marcopolo Co.Chrisfrom UK
The experience was amazing with welcoming people, delicious food and I really recommend visiting Iran if you love somewhere different with a rich culture and history. Before my travel, I thought money might be an issue but changing money was always straight forward.Emmafrom Norway
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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 Tabriz and finish in Shiraz.
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.