A Glance at Iran (8-Day Tour)

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A Glance at Iran (8 Day-Tour)

Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan and Shiraz


Facts & Highlights

You are going to experience different attractions of Iran, with different climates, temperatures, cultures, people and customs. * Traditional bath * Ancient Religious Schools called Madras * Ancient Mosques * Gardens * Church and etc.

Day 1     Welcome, Transfer & Tour

Guide will welcome you, transfer to the hotel. Taking some rest then go through the city and explore it. Tehran was chosen as the capital of Iran in 18th century and so far is the capital. It has experienced the Qajar kings and Pahlavi, now is the center of Islamic Republic of Iran. A city that was a small village near Raga/Rey centuries before.
Overnight Tehran

Day 2     To Kashan
Driving to Kashan and visit Fin Garden, historical houses, and religious school. Kashan deviates from the word “Key Ashyan” means “the place of kings”. There are many theories about the name like Kassids who were one of the tribes in the time of Cyrus, the great. Overnight Kashan
Overnight Kashan

Day 3    Drive to Isfahan
We leave the desert and drive toward the plateau to reach at the city of Sepahan. Its Arabic version is Isfahan, the capital of Iranduring 17th century. The city that was chosen as the capital by Safavid king.Visiting Shaking minarets, Vank cathedral, then hypostyle hall, Hasht Behesht (8 Paradises) palace, and historical bridges .
Overnight Isfahan

Day 4      Isfahan
Morning visit in Friday mosque (Encyclopedia of Islamic architecture). It is believed that it used to be a fire temple in pre-Islamic period. This mosque is as old as the Islamic face of Isfahan. The plans of the mosque and city are in the same age. Jame/Friday mosque of Isfahan has different styles of the architecture since 8th century till 19th century. Then we visit Imam square and its peripheral edifices. The square which is the second biggest square of the world after Tian-Amen in China.
Overnight Isfahan

Day 5    To Persepolis

Drive for Pasargadae and visit the first city-garden of the world; built by Cyrus the Great. En-route of Isfahan, visit Izad Khast village dating back to Sassanid dynasty, 4th century. Izad Khast is a village that has a caravanserai of 17th century and a castle of the Sassanid period. Means two houses that one is pre-Islamic and another one is Islamic.
Overnight  Closed to Persepolis

Day 6      To Shiraz

After visiting Persepolis drive for a city tour in Shiraz including Bazaar, Karim Khan Citadel, Eram garden and Pink mosque. We know that Persepolis has been the capital of Achaemenid empire. This ceremonial capital was founded by Darrius in 530 BC; and was burnt by Alexander in 330 BC. Before departure for Shiraz, we visit the cut-rock-thumbs of Achaemenid kings in where many bas-reliefs of Sassanid kings exist. It is called Naqshe-Rostam.
Overnight Shiraz

Day 7   Shiraz city tour
Afternoon at Shiraz is to visit mausoleum of Saadi and Quran Gate; then visiting Narenjestan Qavam. Shiraz is located in a valley between some parts of Zagros mountain chains. It is the capital of fourth largest province of Iran called Fars. It is the city of poets and poems, gardens, flowers; then it is called the capital of affection in Persia.
Overnight Shiraz

Day 8   Fly back from Shiraz Airport

Departure Dates & Price (+6)
(DBL) 2790 USD$
(SNGL) 2790 USD $ + 300 USD $

Activity Level: 2-3

Comfort Level: Some long drives.
Very comfortable hotels with private bathroom facilities

0 Tour includes:
1- Airport transfer
2- A/C Coach
3- Professional Tour Guide
4- Accomodation and Breakfast
5- Lunch and Dinner (F/B)
6- Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee and Sweets
7- IRAN Visa Reference Number (LOI)
8- All Entrances Tour
Tour Excluded :
1 - Tour Guide and Driver Tips
2 - Int`l flight - Travel Insurance
3 - Personal expenses like laundry, shopping, hotel mini-bar

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