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
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
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
Imam Sq :
The masterpiece of Islamic architecture in the middle of Isfahan which attracts thousands of tourists to this city, goes back to 15th, now some parts of it is the famous bazaar of handicraft. Naqsh-e Jahan square, means ‘’Pattern of the World’’ is one of the largest city squares in the world and outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. The best time for visiting this amazing site is late afternoon when the blue tiles and sun rays are blended. The square is surrounded by the masterpiece of Safavids era; Ali Qapu, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Imam mosque and the traditional Bazaar of Iranian handicrafts: Now, on the western part of Imam Sq. you can try the best restaurant and cafes of Isfahan.
chehel setoun :
Chehel Setoun is a pleasure pavilion built by Shah Abbas (1647, 1706) in the midst of a large park. The name of the pavilion, which literally means ‘’forty columns’’, derives from the illusion that the twenty columns of the front portico are doubled by the reflecting pool to the south.
Brilliantly painted interior with its contrast to the general Islamic design; human figures, audiences held by the Shah with rulers bordering the eastern portion of Empire, attract to every one there.
Located in the center of Garden of Nightingales, the Hasht Behesht is one of Isfahan’s two surviving Safavid pavilion. The building is an octangonal building which gives building the name of ‘’ Eight Heaven’’ with four facades.
The northern facade is the main side, the east side has a pool. In the outer side of the palace, there is much interesting tile work in spandrels, some of which refer to exemplary stories, some containing epic and national symbols, some scenes of the hunting of animals and birds and some show mythical animals such as the phoenix.