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   PERSIA IN DEPTH compact 12 days  

Important : You can get an airport visa to use this tour, if you qualify for the new airport visa.

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Itinerary Summary
Day  Program

Fr.   Arrival in Tehran
Sa.   Tehran : City tour Kerman
Su.   Kerman : City tour & Excursion to Mahan
Mo.   Kerman Yazd
Tu.   Yazd : City tour
We.   Yazd Abarkooh Shiraz
Th.   Shiraz : Full-day City Tour 
Fr.   Shiraz Persepolis Isfahan
Sa.   Isfahan : Full-day City Tour
Su.   Isfahan Kashan Tehran
Mo.   Tehran : Full-day City Tour 
Tu.   Tehran : Departure


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Tour Highlights
The National Archeological Museum, National Treasury, Traditional roofed bazaars, Qom Religious Town, well preserved traditional town of Kashan, Isfahan's UNESCO world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan, UNSECO world heritage site of Persepolis, Persian Gardens in Kashan & Shiraz, the desert scenes, Well Preserved noble city of Yazd, Zoroastrian oldest ever burning fire, Mud-brick citadel of Rayen and many more

Tour Facts
 Activity Cultural - Sightseeing
3 nights - Hotel in Tehran
2 night - Hotel in Kerman
2 nights - Hotel in Yazd
2 nights - Hotel in Shiraz
2 nights - Hotel in Isfahan
 Transport Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car, Flight
 Meals B - 11 L - 0 D - 0

Service Includes

. Private airport transfer (ARR.&DEP.)
. Hotel accommodation as mentioned
. Meals as mentioned above
. Full-time Dedicated Vehicle for all transports
. Domestic flight
. All mentioned  sightseeing
. Experienced English speaking local guides
. Visa support & reference code

Service Excludes

. International airfare
. Personal insurance
. Visa stamp fee
. Expenses of personal nature
. Tips & Portages

. Entrance fees  (~USD1-5/site)


Price (in EUR)
  Twin Share SGL. Supp.
 Standard Class (3-4* hotels) 1270.00 345.00
 Superior Class (4-5* hotels) 1780.00 550.00
Departure :  every week
Min. Group size : 6 persons
High season price increase : 15%
High season : Mar./Apr./May./Sep./Oct./Nov.

Options & Extensions
 Pre & Post Accommodation
 Caspian Sea Side Trip
 Azarbaijan Side Trip
 Ecbatana (Hamadan & Kermanshah) Side Trip
 Susa Side Trip
 Mashad Side Trip
 Persian Gulf Side Trip
 Ski Tour
 Desert Adventure


Itinerary in detail

The Persian culture, history and warm people have been irresistible draws to travelers from all over the world. However, covered from the world for the past decades, it's now opening its doors to all of those who can not afford to miss Iran, the cradle of civilization. Be a pioneer to visit this fast growing tourist destination.
Let us take you on a journey back in time to a mixture of ancient sites and samples of Islamic arts and architecture, spiced with the rich culture of Iranian hospitality.
Fri. Arriving in Tehran Airport, you are welcomed and assisted by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel to get ready for a week of adventure in this magical land. O/N TEHRAN

The morning is at your leisure to relax. We get more familiar with the Iranian history by visiting the valuable archeological collections at the National Museum and
will visit the unique jewelry collection at the National Treasury. In the evening we fly to Kerman.  O/N YAZD
  Sun. We go on an excursion to visit UNESCO world heritage sites of Bam citadel and Shazdeh (Price) gardens and also a visit to Shah Nematollah-e-Vali mausoleum and monastery in Mahan. We will also tour  the city visiting the Friday mosque, Ganj Ali Khan Public bath and traditional tea house and Kerman traditional bazaar.  O/N KERMAN

In the afternoon we drive to Yazd (360 km.) which is  described by Marco Polo as a noble city through a scenic desert road.  O/N YAZD

Tue.  Today we have a city tour of Yazd visiting the Friday mosque, Amir Chakhmagh Mosque and theater, Dolatabad garden and wind trappers, the oldest burning fire in Iran at the Zoroastrian Fire temple  and the tower of silence. O/N YAZD

Wed. Today we drive to Shiraz (450 km.) and will have a stop in Abarkooh, visiting its famous old cypress tree , old cistern and caravanserai, before getting to the city of roses and nightingales, Shiraz. O/N SHIRAZ

Thu. After breakfast we start our city tour of Shiraz. We will start by Karmikhani complex, the residential palace of Zand dynasty. Karim Khan Zand, the founder of Zand dynasty choose Shiraz as his capital and declared himself as “Vakil”, the lawyer of the nation, rather than king. We continue Vakil complex comprising of Vakil Mosque, Bazar and public bath remaining from his reign. We also visit the colorful Nasirolmolk mosque. After Lunch we continue our tour by visiting the beautiful gardens of Eram, the tombs of famous poets, Hafez and Saadi and finally Quran Gate.

Fri. This morning we leave Shiraz for Isfahan and will visit en-route the most magnificent city of the ancient world, Persepolis, which is now registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during Achemaenian era. The site, 125,000 sq.m. in area is composed of various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications.  where we find the tomb of Cyrus the great and remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices. We continue our trip by visiting Naghsh-e-Rostam, the Achaemenian royal necropolis and Pasargadae  where we find the tomb of Cyrus the great and remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices. We will also stop to visit nomads in their tents. We stay the night at our hotel in Isfahan.
  Sat. After breakfast, we start our full-day tour of Isfahan at the UNESCO world heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq., once a royal polo court, this site has been the official center of the city, when the city was the Safavid Capital (17th Century). We visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque), located the southern side of the square with wonderful architecture and tile-work. We then visit the multi story Aliqapu Palace, stood on the western side of the square, from which the Safavid kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque) is located on the opposite side of the square and is visited next. We will stroll through the traditional bazaar surrounding the square, before we gather again for the lunch. The bazaar which goes deep to the north is known traditionally as Qeysarieh bazaar. After Lunch we continue our tour by visiting the Friday Mosque followed by Chehelsotun (forty columns) palace. We wil then head to the banks of Zayanderud river, the soul of the city. There are several historical bridges over this river, erected during the Safavid era (17th Century). Siosepol (33-arch) and khaju bridges are the most famous ones. We enjoy visiting these two interesting bridges, drinking tea at the tea house below the bridge, walking along the river bank or paddle on a boat from one to the other. We can return back to the hotel or enjoy this pleasant environment for more time. O/N ISFAHAN
Sun. We will drive to Tehran today (total 425 km.) , en-route in Kashaan we visit a beautiful sample of Iranian historical gardens, Fin Garden. We also visit genuine samples of Iranian traditional desert architecture at a number of historical houses in the city, now open to visitors. We  have some more time for strolling in this traditionally well preserved city. In addition to its beautiful traditional environment there is a beautiful bazaar and a number of interesting mosques to visit. We will have a short stop in the religious city of Qom which is considered as one of the most important theological academic centers and hosts the holy shrine of Hazrat-e-Masoumeh, one of the holy Shi'ite ladies. We have to drive 130 more km. for getting to Tehran. O/N TEHRAN  
  Mon. We go on a full-day tour of the capital, Tehran. First, we will  have a walking tour through old Tehran and will visit the old Gate of Tehran, Golestan Palaces, Imam (former Royal) Mosque and the Grand Bazaar which is a large roofed old shopping complex. After Lunch we will visit the unique jewelry collection at the National Treasury. We will then get more familiar with Persian Carpets at the Carpet Museum and will have a visit to Saadabad Palace. Before returning back to the hotel, we will stop in Darband, an oasis of rest in Tehran, for drinking a cup of tea and a deep breather of fresh air. O/N TERHAN

Tue. Today morning is free for rest, personal planned sightseeing, taking optional tours, shopping or joining tour extensions. This evening you can attend a Persian night at a  traditional restaurant where you can have our Iranian dinner while enjoying Persian live local music. O/N TERHAN

Day 12
.  Airport transfer is available 4 hours before your flight’s departure.


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