Visit Gate of Nation

City: Tehran-Shiraz-Kerman-Yazd-Isfahan-Kashan-Abyaneh
Weather: cool


Day 1     ........ / Tehran  
Meet & assist at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit  Jewrly museum & Saadabad palace.

 

Day 2     Tehran/ Shiraz

Full day city tour of Tehran

A visit to the National Museum of Iran, including prehistoric, historic and Islamic sections. This museum houses a marvellous collection including ceramics, potteries, stone figures and carvings dating from around the 5th millennium BC.

A visit to Ceramic & Glassware Museum (Abgineh) followed by visiting Carpet

Museum.  By visiting Carpet Museum, you will have access to many of the

masterpieces woven in the important  carpet-weaving centers of Iran.  The

beautiful architecture and façade of the museum resembles a carpet-weaving loom.

Flight to Shiraz. Overnight

 

Day 3 – Shiraz- Psargad- (Persepolis)/Nashshe-e-Rostam/Naghsh-e-Rajab-Shiraz            

morning excursion to Psaragad.  At Pasargad, the first structure you’ll

come across is the tomb of Cyrus the Great.  Legend has it that  when Alexander the

Great arrived at Pasargad, he was greatly distressed by the destruction of the tomb

and ordered its restoration.Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid), Necropolis (Naghsh-e-

Rostam)  and Naqsh-e Rajab (about 70 km per way).A visit to the  ruins of the ancient

city of Persepolis is one of the highlights of any trip to Iran.  Persepolis is the best

preserved of Persia’s ruined cities and the finest legacy of the great Achaemenid

Empire which ruled Persia between 559 and 330 BC.  The most impressive features

of the ruins are the splendid bas-reliefs, which adorn many of the staircases and

palaces on the site and provide a rich treasure house of ancient history.

At Necropolis you will find the tomb of the three powerful Achaemenian

Kings carved into huge rocks overlooking one of the oldest Zoroastrian fire

 

temples.Return to Shiraz. o/n

 

Day 4 – Shiraz

Shiraz, the city of nightingales, poetry and roses is the center of Fars Province. Fars has had a role of great significance in the Iranian civilization.  This province is greatly indebted to the settlement of the Achaemenid and Sassanian dynasties for its glorious cultural heritage. Scattered all over the territory of Fars are monuments materializing the rapid progress of the province in both pre-Islamic and Islamic era.

City tour of Shiraz including a visit to Eram Garden & Narenjestan

 or Orange Garden built in 1879-1886 as a reception hall for visitors

 and was also used as the governor’s residence during the late Qajar

period.  On to Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School

 (Madraseh), Bazaar and the mausoleum of the famous Iranian poets Saadi & Hafez and its traditional teahouse, Arge Karim Khani, Vakil mosque. Overnight Shiraz

 

Day 5:  Shiraz / Kerman (571 km)

Drive from Shiraz to Kerman, o/n.

 

Day 6: Kerman

a.m excursion to Rayen & Mahan visiting of

Baghe-Shazdeh & Shah Nematollah Vali mausoleum , return to Kerman city tour including Friday mosque

, Jabalieh dome, Ganjali Khan Complex and tea house, Hamam-e-Vakil, bazaar, o/n

 

Day 7: Kerman/Yazd

Drive from Kerman to yazd , visiting of Carvanserai Zein-O-Din en route near Yazd, then continue to Yazd. Yazd is still home to Iran’s largest community

of Zoroastrians, and the best place to visit an Ateshkadeh

(House of Eternal Fire) and the Towers of Silence, the

 Zoroastrian burial grounds. Although the temple is modern

(built in the 1940s), the sacred fire has been burning since 470

  1. The stunning three-storey façade of the Tekiyeh in the Amir Chakhmaq

Complex at sunset is the last stop before dinner. Overnight Yazd

Yazd is also an ancient city with its unique desert architecture  and its “Badgirs”,

 

the wind towers designed to catch and circulate the merest breath of wind.  The mosques of Yazd are like no others and the magnificent Jame Mosque dominates the old city.  Its remarkably high, tiled entrance, flanked with two magnificent minarets and adorned with an inscription from the 15th century, is simply superb.  This city has always been a great weaving center, known for its silks and other fabrics even before Marco Polo passed through along one of the Silk Routes in the late 13th century. Also, visiting of Dolat Abad garden &tomb of 12 Imam , Alexander prison, tower of silence, Asadan castle& bazaar o/n

 

Day 8 Yazd/ Nain / Isfahan (310 KM)

After visit in Yazd drive to Isfahan via Nain. Nain is known for its carpets with classical designs; traditional textile

workshops and the 10th century Jame Mosque.  Certainly  we will have the chance to visit

a private home where  weaving of Persian carpets are in progress in Nain. 

Continue to Isfahan  Overnight

 

Day 9:  Isfahan

Isfahan is Iran’s masterpiece, the jewel of ancient Persia and one of the finest cities in the Islamic world.  The exquisite blue mosaic tiles of Isfahan’s Islamic buildings, its expansive bazaar and the city’s gorgeous bridges demand as much of your time as you can spare.  The history of the city dates back to 2700 years ago. It was the capital of Iran in

a number of the post-Islamic periods, but its golden age was during the Safavid dynasty in 17th century.  Isfahan with numerous monuments for which it is world-famous has the greatest attractions for tourists.  It is really a museum in the open

 air.Full day tour of Isfahan magnificent buildings; some of

the greatest examples of Islamic architecture including

 the Royal (Naqsh-e-Jahan) square, the Imam Sheikh Lotfullah

 mosques, Ali-Qapu Palace & Bazaar spanning 5 km.  Panoramic

tour of Isfahan including Si-o-Se & Khaju bridges and a traditional teahouse.  Overnights Isfahan.

 

Day 10: Isfahan

 Full day city tour of Isfahan including Chehel Sotun  Palace (forty columns)

with its beautiful frescos located  in a pretty garden.  Shah Abbas II originally

built it as a pleasure pavilion and reception hall.  On to Jame Mosque,  a veritable

museum of Islamic architecture, displaying styles from the 11th to the 18th centuries.  On to Armenian quarter to visit Vank Cathedral, built between 1606 and 1655.  Visit to shaking Minarets and Fire Temple. Overnight Isfahan

 

Day 11: Isfahan / Kashan / Tehran (450 KM)

Drive to Tehran via Kashan.  This attractive small oasis city was once a favourite of Shah Abbas I who beautified it and asked to be buried here.  Kashan is also home to some of the best traditional

 houses such as Brujerdi House (a Samovar merchant), as well as beautiful gardens such as Fin Garden.  En  route to

Kashan we will visit Jame Mosque in Natanz, and a Qanat , Overnight Tehran.

You can also a visit to Abyaneh village, en route of Isfahan to Kashan .

 

Day 12: Tehran / ........

Transfer to the airport for departure flight at 12:35.                         

Meals: Breakfast.

Morning Transfer to Airport

Located in: Cultural
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