Shiraz Tour Type 1
Duration : 8 days
Itinerary : Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan, Tehran
Day 1: Arrive Tehran – Arrive early morning and check in to your hotel. After a late breakfast start your sightseeing of the Iranian capitol and finish the day with dinner in the Darband mountainside.(D)
- Sa'd Abad Museum Complex
- Jewellery Museum
- Carpet Museum
Day 2: Persepolis & Shiraz – After breakfast we check out and head to the domestic airport for a short flight to Shiraz. We proceed with a tour of Persepolis before returning back to the city for a little bit of sightseeing.(B)
- Half day tour of Persepolis Complex (UNESCO Site)
- Rock tombs of Naqsh-e Rajab & Naqsh-e Rostam
- Tombs of Hafez and Sa`adi
Day 3: Shiraz– Known for its splendid gardens, exquisite mosques and famous poets we continue touring the sites of this famous city. (B)
- Karim Khan Citadel
- Eram Garden (UNESCO Site)
- Vakil Mosque & Bazzar
- Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque
- Madraseh-ye Khan
- Jameh-ye Atigh Mosque
- Imamzadeh-ye Ali Ebn-e Hamze shrine
Day 4: Pasargadae / Yazd – A short drive first takes us to the ruins of Pasargadae before continuing on to Yazd which is said to be one of the oldest cities in the world. (B)
- Pasargadae – Tomb of Cyrus (UNESCO Site)
- Yazd – Jameh Mosque
- Amir Chakhmaq Complex
- Zoroastrian Fire Temple
- Towers of Silence burial grounds
The outstanding Islamic architecture in Iran, the king of Islamic mosque is just adjacent to Grand Bazaar of Isfahan in an old district. This mosque is a working one; despite its construction goes back to Sassanid era.
Menar jonban means’’ shaking tower’’.it is a mosque that was built in 14th century. Now don’t forget this amazing building due to its shaking towers; this construction with 9 meter width and 17 meters height; when one of the minarets shakes, the other one start shaking and whole building too, it is so interesting.
The iwan and porch were according to Mughol style; and it has tiling from that time too. In the past time, the minarets didn’t shake and people went up the stairs and felt no shaking but nowadays they are shaking( the minarets) for sure there is special feature in this building that changes it into an extraordinary building.
One of the amazing churches in Iran with biblical stories on its walls which depict life of Jesus and Armenians which were tortured by the Ottomans. Its biblical with more than 700 books, artifacts and Armenian resources is a precious Armenians history resource.
One of the most amazing constructions in Isfahan is Khaju Bridge. This bridge also was a dam with locks in the lower terraced arcade regulating water flow. Despite the dryness of the river underneath, it has its own attractions, in fact, that a pavilion was built here exclusively for the pleasure of Shah Abbas II. The bridge is as much a meeting a place as a bearer of traffic at nighttime Isfahan gather under the arches to sing and enjoy its authentic atmosphere. Based on the archeologist words this bridge is culminating of Persian rhythm and recreation.
Allahverdi khan bridge, popularly known as Si-O-Se Pol, ‘’ the bridge of thirty-three spans’’, is the longest among Isfahan bridges and the largest construction on the water in Iran with the total length of 297.76 meters. This bridge consists of two rows of 33 arches from either sides, left and right. The best time to visit Si-O-Se Pol is in the evening after sunset, after a busy day full of tours and sightseeing, you can have a relaxing evening. When it gets dark, the bridges are lightened with hundreds of lamps. You can observe the lifestyle of Isfahan citizens, and have a nice walk along the river.