Iran Classics, Iran Deserts (14 Days)

Combination of Cultural-Historical and Nature Tour

Itinerary:

1st day- Arrival Tehran



Arrival in IKA International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to the hotel, early check in and rest . O/N Tehran (Hotel –B)

2nd day- Tehran

visiting some highlights of Tehran ,the Capital of Iran ,including Ancient National and Abgineh (Glass) or Jewelry Museums(closed from Wednesday to Friday) , Golestan Palace ,UNESCO World Heritage( closed on Monday& holly memorial ceremonies),and Traditional Grand Bazar(closed on Fridays and Thursday afternoons), O/N Tehran (Hotel –B)

3rd Day- Tehran-Kashan

Driving towards Kashan,visiting highlights of Kashan including Fin garden, UNESCO World Heritage Site, an Iranian typical garden, the historical houses of Brojerdiha,Tabatabayeeha, and Agha Bozorg ensemble(School and Mosque), O/N Kashan(Hotel –B-L)

4th Day- Kashan- Abyaneh-Esfahan


Driving to Abyaneh, a village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid Era, the simplicity found in houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran, walking around and visiting this spectacular village; then heading to Esfahan, O/N Esfahan (Hotel –B)

5th Day- Esfahan


Full day city tour of beautiful Esfahan including Naghsh-e Jahaan ( Imam)Square, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sheikh Lotf-ol-lah and Imam mosques, Ali Qapu & Chehelsotun ( Forty pillar )Palaces and Traditional Bazaar plus Esfahan handicrafts, enjoy walking alongside the historical bridges of Esfahan including Khajoo and Sio-o- Se Pol(33 bridges) at night, O/N Esfahan (Hotel- B)

6th Day - Esfahan –Na’in-Anarak –Mesre


Driving to Mesre, en route visiting Anarak Town & Na’in Historical highlights; including Pirniya Museum, Congregational Mosque, and old Aba knitting factory( Aba is a kind of cloth of Muslim clergyman ) ,Lunch , dinner and overnight in Mesre (Local Guest House –B-L-D)

7th Day –Mesre


Visiting Mesr, a village located in Iran Salty Desert ,surrounded by sandy hills, awhile walking in Sandy hills ,Farahzad village, near Mesre, that camel fostering is its habitants’ job, and its beautiful palm groves would be also visited( camel riding could be an optional activity on this day),then driving to salty desert, visiting Kavir-e Tabagheh, a vast area in desert covered by white beautiful polygons of salty crystals, enjoying the beautiful sunset of desert would be memorable on the end of this day, return to Mesre, lunch, dinner and overnight in Mesre (Local house-B-L-D)

8th Day-Mesr- Kharanagh –Chak Chak-Meybod-Yazd


Driving to Yazd, en route Kharanagh old Town and its Caravansary and Menar Jonban(Dancing Minaret )then driving to Chak Chak, walking around to visit the amazing old Zoroastrian Fire Temple, hidden in the mount, then heading to Meybod, to visit its highlights including caravansary, traditional refrigerator, Chaparkhane (old post center), Pigeon Tower , and Narin Fortress, driving to Yazd, O/N Yazd (Hotel- B)

9th Day- Yazd


Full day city tour of Yazd ,the old city with interesting desert architectural style and amazing Wind Towers,including Amir Chakhmagh Ensemble, Fahaadan old Neighborhood ,Zeyaeyeh School (Aleksandra Prison), Water Museum, Congregational Mosque, Zoroastrian old Fire Temple ,and the Silence tower, the Zoroastrian traditional grave yard;you may also visit the tallest Wind Tower of Dolat Abaad Garden or Iran Ancient Sport in Zoorkhane, in the remaining time, O/N Yazd (Hotel –B)

10th Day- Yazd – Pasargadae


Driving towards Pasargadae, visiting the most important historical sites of Persian Civilization ,dating back to Achaemenid Emperor nearly2500 years ago ,and UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the historical Ensemble of Pasargadae ; the tomb of the Great Cyrus, palaces and relief, dinner and overnight in Pasargadae(Local Geust House-B-L-D)

11th day - Pasargadae-Persepolis-Shiraz


Driving towards Shiraz , en route visiting Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid ), UNESCO World Heritage Site ,Achaemenid Palaces and engraves, Naghsh-e Rostam Necropolis and Naghsh-e Rajab engraves, heading to Shiraz, O/N Shiraz (Hotel –B)

12th day - Shiraz


Full day city tour of Shiraz, the city of poem, flower, culture and history ,including Vakil Ensemble; Mosque& Bazaar, Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Arg-e Karimkhani (Karimkhani Citadel), Nasirolmolk Mosque and the tombs of two Iranian famous Poets, HAFEZ and SADI , you may also visit Shah e Cheragh Holly Shrine at night in the remaining time, O/N Shiraz (Hotel –B)

13th day - Shiraz - Tehran


Transfer to the airport ,flight to Tehran ,half day city tour of Tehran including Sadabad Palace museum(3 museums), O/N Tehran (Hotel –B)

14th Day –Tehran IKA International Airport


Transfer to Airport to board the home bound flight

 

 

Accomodation can be either 4 and 5 stars combined with one night at local rural guest house or 4 stars category combined with local rural guest house. Hotels are Espinas 5*, Kowsar 4*, Homa 5*, Park 4*, Aseman 4*, Manuchehri 4* or similar

Services include :
- 10 night accommodation at 4,5 star hotels with Breakfast (Bed& breakfast service)
- 03 night accommodation at local house with all meals( Full board service)
- Daily refreshments
- Escort English speaking guide
- Air conditioned transportation throughout the tour and sightseeing
- All cost of the guide & driver (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)
- All international and domestic airport transfers with staff assistance Visa Arrangement( Approval reference number)
- L : Lunch , D: Dinner , B: Breakfast

 

Services Exclude:
- Any international air ticket
- Lunches & Dinners except those mentioned in the itinerary
- Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
- Tips and porter charges
- Any other services not specified above
- Entrance fees (Supplement for all entrance fees = € 100.00 Per Person)