Iran Classic

Acme of Architecture

Overview :

This tour incorporates many of the celebrated landmarks of central Iran. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial and spiritual capital of the vast Persian Achaemenid Empire, to the most famous relics of 18th and 19th century Shiraz; from the city’s renowned gardens to the evocative tombs of the highest figures in classical Persian literature; from the 6th century BCE world heritage site of Cyrus the Great’s capital of Pasargadae on to the historical city of Yazd with its magnificent 14th century mosque, the amazing desert architecture with cleverly-designed badgirs (wind towers), and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence; and culminating in an enchanting experience of Isfahan, the monumental capital of 17th century Safavid Persia and home to Iran’s finest works of Islamic art and architecture, best manifested in Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Highlights :

Learning about Zoroastrianism with fire temples and towers of Silence.
Experiencing Iran’s History in National Ancient Iran Museum.
Visiting UNESCO Heritage Site of Persepolis.
Experiencing the best example Islamic architecture in Isfahan.

Services :

What's Included

Visa Application Process.
Full Board (16 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 Tehran

We arrive at Imam Khomeini Airport in TEHRAN and we will immediately be transferred to hotel to take some rest!

Overnight in Tehran

Day 2: Full Day City Tour of North Tehran

Today We Visit Golestan Palace, The Archaeological Section of the National Museum and Crown Jewel Museum. then  In the evening, we fly to Yazd.

Overnight in Yazd.

Day 3: Full Day City Tour of Yazd

Today, we explore the Old City of Yazd and the attractions in and around it. We enter the old city (Fahadan Neighborhood) where in addition to enjoying its amazing ambiance and architecture we visit  Amir Chaqmaq complex, Dowlatabad Garden, world heritage site, and Zoroastrian sites including Yazd Fire Temple and Towers of Silence are the other places we visit.

Overnight in Yazd.

Day 4: en route to Shiraz Visiting Pasargadae

We leave Yazd in the morning to get to the Shiraz. On our way we stop in Pasargadae, a pilgrimage center for most Iranians! Here, Cyrus the Great, the founder of Achaemenid Empire, the one who brought so much glory and pride for Persians is buried. The only significant thing left from the city of Pasargadae, the first capital of Achaemenids, is the tomb of Cyrus the Great. We also visit the Abarkouh Mosque en route.

Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 5: Full Day City Tour of Shiraz

Today, we have a full day city tour of Shiraz. We begin our tour with Nasir al-Mulk Mosque where we have one of the most photogenic mosques in the world to frame! Then, we visit the heritage from 18th century when Karim Khan Zand chose Shiraz as his capital: Arg-e Karim Khan Zand, a castle and the Zand dynasty seat of government; Vakil Complex including a colorful and somehow romantic mosque, a hamamm now functions as a ethnographic museum, and the lively busy Vakil Bazaar; to have some relaxing moments we go to Eram Garden, registered as world heritage site under the title of Persian Garden. Peace and life are two words best describing the garden.

Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 6: Drive to Isfahan and Excursion to Persepolis

If we wish to learn about Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BCE), the best place to go is Persepolis, a world heritage site, where we can hear rich stories about the rise, flourish and demise of the first significant world empire. The huge columns, well-preserved bas-reliefs, huge griffins and gigantic tombs carved into cliffs are among the attractions of the Persepolis. Close to Persepolis there is a necropolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, which houses tombs of four Achaemenid Emperors carved into the cliff. In addition to the tombs, there are some bas-reliefs illustrating Sassanid kings and their glories, Naqsh-e Rajab (224-651CE).

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 7: Full Day City Tour of Isfahan

Compared to Shiraz and especially Yazd, Isfahan has more experience with tourists! Its heritage is unrivaled in Iran and even Islamic world. The old and architecturally stunning bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju allow us to have an image of the 17th century Safavid era. This image will become whole after visiting Naqsh-e Jahan Square and the monumental buildings of Abbasi Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace Pavilion on its sides. These monuments are connected to each other through a two-story covered bazaar named “Qeysariyeh Bazaar” which we visit soon after.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 8: Full Day City Tour of Isfahan

Visiting Vank Cathedral, Jam-e Mosque and Si-o-Se Pol and Khajoo Bridges.
Transfer to Hotel and Rest.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 9: Drive to Tehran, En Route Visiting Qom and Kashan

Today We Drive to Tehran and we have two Stops in Qom and Kashan. In Qom we Visit “Fatima Masumeh Shrine” and in Kashan we Visit beautiful Iranian Garden with a unique Architecture Called “Fin Garden”. Then we Visit “Aqa Bozorg Madrasa” which is a school for Religious Clerics.
Transfer to Hotel and Rest.
Overnight in Tehran.

Day 10: Transfer to Airport and Flight back Home!

Transfer to Airport and Fly Back Home.

Reviews :

Iranians are nice, helpful, kind and friendly people that are hard to meet on other trips.

Scottfrom Ireland

I travelled to Iran as a solo female. I have been to many countries and Iran was the best travel experience I have had. The country is safe and full of beautiful historic and cultural places to visit.

Mariefrom Netherlands

The food was delicious. Iran has a rich heritage and culture and its sites are assets of the world. I hope more people visit this country and I would highly recommend it to my friends.

Marcfrom Canada

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 Tehran and finish in Tehran.

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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Iran Classic

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