Royal Persia

An Ancient Empire

Overview :

An Amazing time travel to various historical periods of Persia from the most ancient to the most recent through visiting Golestan Palace in Tehran to Persepolis and Pasargadae in Shiraz to Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan. The trip is most suited for those with limited time; here we can visit the best tourist destinations in Iran.

Highlights :

Learning about contemporary history of Tehran in Golestan Palace.
Visiting the tombs of Sa’di and Hafez, two greatest Persian Poets.
Understanding ancient Empire of Achaemenids through Persepolis and Pasargadae.

Feeling the grandeur of Safavid Empire in Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

Services :

What's Included

Visa Application Process.
Full Board(12 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.

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

Arrival in Tehran and Transfer to Hotel.

Overnight in Tehran

Day 2: Full Day City Tour of Tehran

The second day in Tehran starts with visiting its only world heritage site, Golestan Palace, the most important monument of the city and one of the first buildings constructed in Tehran in 18th century. Then, we visit the fascinating museums of Crown Jewels and the Carpet. Priceless jewels and unique carpets present you the luxury and delicacy of Persian royal households and artistic genius of its people, respectively. Flight to Shiraz in the evening.

Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 3: Full Day City Tour of Shiraz

Today we visit the highlights of SHIRAZ ranging from colorful mosques to the pleasant gardens and imaginative mausoleums. The pink mosque of Nasir al-Mulk; Arg-e Karim Khan, an 18th century Citadel; Pars Museum, the burial place of Karim Khan Zand, the founder of Zand dynasty; Vakil Complex including its famous bazaar, mosque and bath; Eram Garden, an exemplary Persian Garden and a world heritage site; and the tombs of Sa’di and Hafez, two greatest Persian poets.

Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 4: Excursion to Persepolis and Pasargadae

Wish to learn about Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BCE)? Persepolis is the best place where you can listen to 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 make Persepolis extraordinary. Some miles from Persepolis there is a necropolis, Naqsh-e Rostam, housing tombs of four Achaemenid emperors all carved into a high cliff. Adjacent to Naqsh-e Rostam, there are bas-reliefs of Naqsh-e Rajab, dating back to Sassanids (224-651 CE). Pasargadae, a world heritage site, is the next stop. This pilgrimage ground is the burial place of “Cyrus the Great”, founder of the first Persian Empire.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 5: Full Day Tour of Naqsh-e jahan Square in Isfahan

In ISFAHAN, The greatest Safavid era matrimony, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, awaits us to be visited. Before that we visit Hasht Behesht and Chehel Sotoun palaces. The Safavid King, Shah Soleyman, built Hasht Behesht for his 8 most favored wives; the Chehel Sotun Palace was a place of reception; Naqsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest and most attractive squares in the world. The two most awe-inspiring mosques in the Islamic world, Abbasi Mosque and Sheikh Lotfolla Mosque, along with Ali Qapu Palace Pavilion on three sides have given the square its allure. These attractions are connected via a row of two-story traditional shops where we can acquire the best handicrafts in Iran.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6: Full Day City Tour of Isfahan

In the 16th century, Isfahan was flourished due to the will of “Shah Abbas the Great” and the trading skill of Armenian settlers. An outstanding heritage of Isfahan Armenian community is 17th century Vank Cathedral with its beautiful frescos and a treasure of historical objects and religious artifacts in its museum. The next stop is a true time travel! You can behold the evolution of art, architecture and imagination in mosques: Jame Mosque of Isfahan, a world heritage site, dating back to 9th century. For the evening, we have historical bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju to visit.

Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 7: Visiting Abyaneh and Kashan

Our round trip ends with Tehran. But, before reaching Tehran we have two destinations to see: Kashan, the first stop, is a green ancient town in the middle of desert. Here, we see the old houses of Tabatabai and Borujerdi, Sialk Tepe, and the beautiful Fin Garden (a world heritage site). then we continue to Qom. in the second Stop we Visit “Fatemeh Masoumeh” Mausoleum.  After drinking tea and taking some photo we drive to Tehran.
Overnight in Tehran.

Day 8: Fly Back Home

Transfer to Airport and Fly Back Home.

Reviews :

Definitely don't let the prevailing image of Iran in the west deter you from going. Best trip ever.

Kirgizkefrom Hungary

It’s always been safe to travel to Iran. Iran is one of the safest countries in the world but with the worst drivers.

Annfrom London

Our trip was eye-opening and Iranian have their unique culture, history and religion. I recommend all of my friends and family to visit this beautiful country.

Veronikafrom Russia

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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Royal Persia

7 days

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