Impressive Iran

Majestic Wonders

Overview :

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.

Highlights :

Getting bewitched by the colorful Nasir al-Mulk Mosque known as the Pink Mosque.
Getting lost in exotic East while walking in Old Town of Yazd.
Walking in the footsteps of European old travel writers in Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

Camel riding in desert.

Watching over Tehran metropolitan area from above the Milad Tower.

Strolling and shopping in the largest roofed bazaar of the world.

Services :

What's Included

Visa Application Process.
Full Board (24 Meals)
All transportation including transfer from/to hotel, Best quality land vehicle.
Professional escorted Tour Guide of your choice language and trained driver.
All entrance fees, sightseeing, permits, excursions and activities as per the itinerary.
Mid-day refreshment including drinking water throughout.
Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Double Occupancy Room.

What's Excluded

International flight.
Visa fee payable when collecting your visa from an Iranian embassy or consulate or upon arrival.
Tip for guide and/or driver.
Entrance fees for sights not included in the itinerary.

Tour Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival in Tabriz

Arrive at Tabriz Airport and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Full Day City Tour of Tabriz

We Begin our trip with a full day city tour of Tabriz. We visit Azerbaijan Museum, the oldest museum in Tabriz; Iron-age Museum established based on the remains of a prehistorical cemetery; 15th century Blue Mosque with beautiful tiles; the Constitution House which was used as the commanding headquarters of the constitutional movement of Tabriz people almost a century ago; the world heritage site of Grand Bazaar; and the Qajar period El-Goli Park.

Overnight in Tabriz.

Day 3: Visiting Zanjan

In the morning, we drive to ZANJAN. This city is home to another world heritage site, Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh (Soltaniyeh Dome). This building, as the mausoleum of Oljaytu, the Ilkhanid ruler, was constructed in 14th century and enjoys one of the tallest domes in the world. Then, We continue driving to get to the Capital of Iran the City of Tehran.

Overnight in Tehran.

Day 4: Full Day Tour of Northern Tehran

Today, the north of Tehran is our host; this is the affluent part of the city. We visit Niavaran and Sa’dabad as the palaces housing the Pahlavi family, the last ruling dynasty in Iran. These palaces are complexes composed of mansions currently used as museums. Darband Mountainous Recreational Area with its numerous restaurants is the next place we are to go. This area is used by locals to climb and spend their leisure time. The busy but lovely local Tajrish Bazaar makes our visit to Tehran more memorable.

Overnight in Tehran.

Day 5: Full Day City Tour of Tehran

Full day city tour of Tehran to visit its main attractions including Golestan Palace, Tehran’s only world heritage site and the most historic one; Archeological Section of National Museum as the most important archeological and historical Museum of Iran; Crown Jewels Museum housing the most priceless valuables; Abgine Museum containing the superb Persian dishes and ceramics going back centuries before; and Milad Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in Iran allowing us to see the Tehran from above.

Overnight in Tehran.

Day 6: Drive to Matin Abad. en route Visit Kashan

We leave Tehran to reach Matinabad Eco Camp. En route we go to KASHAN, an old green town on the edge of desert. Here, we visit the old houses of Tabatabai and Boroujerdi belonging to two noble families; the archeological site of Sialk Tepe, an 8000 year old settlement; and Fin Garden, a beautiful and historic Persian Garden, listed as a world heritage site, then we continue to stay in Matinabad Eco Camp Overnight. We will spend the rest of our night doing many exciting activities such as walking through the desert and gazing at stars.

Overnight in Matinabad Camp.

Day 7: Drive to Isfahan. en route Visit to Abyaneh

In the morning we drive a bit deeper into the desert to get to the MATINABAD Village and its desert eco-camp then we leave the Camp to visit Abyaneh village. ABYANEH is an exceptional ancient village with reddish houses and unique local culture. After Visiting Abyaneh we Continue our Trip to Isfahan.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 8: Full Day City Tour of Isfahan

In the eighth day, we visit other appeals of Isfahan. We probe into mysteries of Jame Mosque, righteously called museum of Islamic art and architecture, a world heritage site. Then, We take a deeper look into the Armenian heritage in Isfahan. This heritage is best manifested in the Vank Cathedral (17th century) with its beautiful frescos, interesting museum and also library. After having lunch in a local restaurant we have our afternoon at leisure. Shopping in Qeysarieh Bazaar is a rewarding option to take.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 9: Full Day Tour of Naqah-e jahan Square in Isfahan

Today, we intend to see the unique Naqsh-e Jahan Square, a world heritage site, where we visit the splendid mosques of Abbasi and Sheikh Lotfolla with extraordinarily beautiful and delicate tiles, colors and patterns as well as creative architecture; Ali Qapu Palace Pavilion with its huge porch gives you the opportunity to fully absorb the square and its vastness. Chehel Sotoun Hasht Behesht Palaces, located inside beautiful gardens are the next stops. Then, we enjoy The 17th century bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju as well as Sassanid Era Shahrestan Bridge.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 10: Drive to Yazd, En Route Visiting Meybod and Naein

YAZD is our next main destination. En route to Yazd we pass through two desert towns of MEYBOD and NAIN. In Meybod we visit a citadel, a caravansary, traditional ice storage, a beautiful pigeon house (a sort of dovecote). In Nain, we experience traditional wool-weaving process, a 10th century mosque and the Ethnological Museum of Nain. Then, we keep on driving to Yazd!

Overnight in Yazd.

Day 11: Full Day City Tour of Yazd

Today, we aim to explore the attractions of Yazd. Zoroastrian sites of Fire Temple and Towers of Silence are the first places we will visit. The 14th century Jame Mosque with its lofty minarets and high portal is the next stop. Then, we enter the old city where in addition to enjoying its amazing texture and atmosphere we will visit shrines of Seyyed Rokneddin and Davazdah Imam and Alexander Prison. Water Museum and Amir Chaqmaq Complex and Dowlatabad Garden, a world heritage site, are the next sights to see.

Overnight in Yazd.

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.

Reviews :

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

Questions & Answers :

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Notes :

Price Change

Depending on the group size, the tour price will change. Tour size can vary from one person to above 20 persons.

Hotel

You will be accommodated in 4-star hotels. Hotels could be replaced with similar hotel in the same category.

Single Supplement

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.

Currency

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.

Visa

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.

Policies :

Location

Your trip will start in Tabriz and finish in Shiraz.

Payment

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.

Insurance

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.

Availability

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.

Cancellation

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.

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