Welcome to Iran Classic

9 days /  8 nights

Day 1: Arrive in Tehran

You will arrive in Tehran, meet and greet, then transfer to hotel for rest. We have a lot to venture, numerous places to visit, so get some good rest to get up all energetic and fresh. O/N Tehran

Day 2: Tehran

A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including: We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. The glory and perfection in design of this building will surpass all your expectations of beauty. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next, we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum (Saturday to Tuesday 14:00 to 17:00). Hereis the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country’s principal tourist attractions. O/N Tehran

Day 3: Tehran-Kashan-Isfahan (449 Km Drive)

In the morning drive to Isfahan, en-route wewill visitKashan including; Fin Garden (WHS) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persiangarden. Inthe garden you canenjoy adelightful atmosphere
as water from a natural spring flows through a series of turquoisecolored pools and fountains. Then we will Boroujerdi Traditional Houses. After arrival in Isfahan, we will have visitof two famous stone bridges Siyosepolwhich literally means 33 arches is a bridge highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. It is the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. then visit another well-known bridge over Zayandeh Rood River called Khaju and next to see the oldest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River. The Zayandeh Rood River can be considered as a contributing factor to the growth of the population and the economy of the city; it helped established Isfahan as an influential center, and gave a green landscape to Isfahan, a city in the middle of a desert. O/N Isfahan

Day 4: Isfahan

Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. This hub of creativity was rightly granted the title
“Half-of-the-World” due to its flourishing commerce and a great variety of astonishing arts ranging from poetry and handicrafts to unique architectural styles. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace. This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. The palace has been constructed for the King’s entertainment and receptions during Safavid-era. Chehel Sotun Palace literally means “Forty Columns” which was inspiredby the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the water of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. The most startling feature of the pavilion is the brilliant interior design and paintings which includes fabulous roofs, old tile-covered floors, and painted walls featuring scenes of battles and celebrations hold by the king. Chehel-Sotun Palace is not just an old building; it tells us about history and each and every crack on the walls or the floors holds a story of the past. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-eJahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavidera. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu next we visit Imam Mosque (Panoramic view), situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavidperiodby the order of the firstShah Abbas of Persia.The undeniable beauty and Sophistication indesign ofthe mosque do mirror ages and years of experience in constructing mosques by Iranians. All parts of the mosque have been woven together in great harmony to present a seamless, matchless whole. Religious concepts along with traditional symbols are all fully tangible in the design of the structure. Thedome of the mosque standing on top withtall Minarets soaring into the sky, seemto invite every passerby in to worship and pray the Lord. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Panoramic view), standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, is considered as one of the marvels of Persianarchitecture. Everyelementof thebuilding is atrue embodiment of elegance; it enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn todusk. There isanunderground corridor offering apassage from the building to Ali-Qapu palace which is going to be the next piece ofhistory to visit.The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu (Panoramic view), is a grand palace located on the western side of the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, opposite ofSheikhLotfollah Mosque. The building was namedAli-Qapu which means “great gate” in as much as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. The structures were a symbol of the government’s power andwasoriginally usedas a place tohold important political negotiations. Ali-Qapuis rich innaturalistic wall paintings; they abound with floral, animal and bird motifs. The building is also embellished withmirrors, arcs and magnificent colorful tiles, inthe next we will have a free time for visiting Grand Bazaar, after that we will move to Isfahan Jame Mosque. O/N Isfahan

Day 5: Isfahan-Meybod-Yazd (323 Km Drive)

In the morning drive to Yazd, just like travelers in the past who could rest and recover from the day’s journey, we also stop here on our way to Yazd to enjoy the architecture of the structure having rooms all around it
traditionally used as shops and stores. Now it is time to visit Meybod the city receives great credit for Minting-coins workshops which we also will visit Mud-Brick Ice house (Panoramic view) which has a shaped of an up-side down cone which has a subterranean storage space; it was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. Next, we will visit Narin Castle (Panoramic view). O/N Yazd

Day 6: Yazd

Today we will be visitingZoroastrian’s Tower ofSilence which a circular and raised structure built byZoroastrians on top of a hill.It was used for incarnation for deadbodies to be exposedto carrion birds.We next have the chance to visit Yazd Fire-Temple, a place of worship for Zoroastrians, which contains in its heart a 2500-year-old fire and the Zoroastrians’ Museum containing numerous ancient writings. we will experience walking through narrow allies of Fahadan District with tall mud and straw walls,which arereminiscent of the ancient architecture of the city. The passages of the city were previously replete with arcs, curves,and bends, wide enough forjusttwoor three pedestrians to walk through. Among in numerable attractions of Yazd, here we will visit Amir Chakhmakh Complex. The complex is decorated by along rectangular pool, surrounded by small shops; not only can one enjoy shopping for souvenirs from such traditional and local shops which mainly sell handicrafts, but he/she can also rest their eyes on alluring beauty of the architecture of the mosque. Last but not Least, is Dowlat Abad Garden (WHS) which is renown all across the globe due to its tallest wind tower of the world. O/N Yazd

Day 7: Yazd-Persepolis-Pasargadae-Shiraz (441 Km Drive)

We will start the day by driving to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterwards we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis, a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from Sassanid periods, then we driving to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz

Day 8: Shiraz

In the morning, you will open your eyes to a majestic city; Shiraz, the home tonumerous internationally-recognized Poets and Roseis waiting to welcome youright outside your hotel robb om. After being servedwitha
tasteful and delicious breakfast, your exiting tour will begin; we will visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, a master piece of innovation and creation. Sun rays will paint the floor and the columns with various and vibrant colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. Afterwards, you will be taken to see Eram Garden (UNESCO sight) The abundance 100 kind of beautiful flowers, refreshing air, aromatic myrtles and towering cypress trees, including a tree dating back to 3,000 years (Sarv-e naz) have made Eram Garden a major tourist destination, especially during the spring and summer, Karim Khan Citadel and Khan School a wellbuilt fort, and a most see monument. Then we move on to enjoy the fabulous architecture of Vakil Complex and admire the beauty of
carpets, rugs, and woven handicrafts found in Vakil Bazaar, then we get to MoshirSaray a traditional Bazaar. O/N Shiraz

Day 9: Shiraz

You have free day for exploring Shiraz traditional Bazar and enjoying your time.
O/N Shiraz

In the eveningwewill driveto SYZairport for our departure flight. Iran is a kind of place that you cannot get enough of it and to appreciate its beauty thoroughly in such few days is not possible. Therefore, until next time we will have the honor to host you here in Iran take care and enjoy your flight.