Iran Classics, Iran South & Iran Desert tour (15 Days)

Combination of Cultural-Historical & desert Tour

Itinerary:

1st day- Arrival Tehran



Arrival in Imam Khomeini international airport, after greeting, transfer to the hotel and rest upon your arrival time, visiting some of the highlights of Tehran ,the Capital of Iran ,including Ancient National Museum and Abgineh (Glass) Museum, Golestan Palace UNESCO World Heritage (closed on Monday &holly memorial ceremonies) , O/N Tehran(Hotel –B)

2nd Day – Tehran-Ahvaz


Transfer to Mehrabad Airport and flying to Ahvaz, the largest city of Khuzestan province, driving toward Chogha Zanbil ,UNESCO World Heritage , visiting Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat and the ruins of an Elamite city ,dating back to the 13th century BC, and Haft Tape ( Seven hills)historical Site, O/N Ahvaz( Hotel-B)

3rd Day- Day-Ahvaz- Shoosh (Susa)-Shooshtar -Ahvaz


Full day excursion Shus & Shooshtar, sightseeing and visiting the remaining of Apadana Palace ,dating back to the Achaemenid Era, French Castle and Mausoleum of Danial (a Hebrew prophet during the Babylonian captivity)in Shoosh ,heading to Shooshtar, visiting Shooshtar waterfalls, old water mills, UNESCO World Heritage, return to Ahvaz, O/N Ahvaz (Hotel-B)

4th Day-Ahvaz- Noor Abad e Mamasani


Driving toward Noor Abad via a beautiful road , sightseeing of beautiful landscapes, small towns and villages on the way , O/N Noor Abad (Hotel-B)

5th Day- Noor Abad - Bishapur - Shiraz


Driving toward Shiraz via Kazerun, visiting Bishapur historical city, dating back to 266 AD en route, and Tangeh-E- Chogan valley relieves , O/N Shiraz(Hotel-B)

6th Day-Shiraz


Full day city tour of Shiraz, the city of poem, flower, culture and history and visiting some highlights including Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, (Vakil Complex; Mosque& Bazaar), Arg-e Karimkhani (Karimkhani citadel), the tombs of two Iranian famous Poets, HAFEZ and SADI , Nasirolmolk Mosque and Shah-e Cheragh Shrine, O/N Shiraz (Hotel-B)

7th Day -Shiraz -Persepolis-Shiraz


Full day excursion of Persepolis ,visiting magnificent Persepolis (Thakht -e Jamshid ), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Achaemenid palaces and relief, Naghsh-e- Rostam Necropolis ,and Naghsh-e-Rajab relief,dating back to 2500 years ago, return to Shiraz , O/N (Hotel-B(

8th Day – Shiraz – Pasargadae -Yazd


Driving towards Yazd, en route visiting Pasargadae, UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most important historical sites of Iranian civilization, dating back to 2500 years ago , including the Great Cyrus tomb, palaces and relief, then driving to Abarkuh to visit its nearly 4000 years old Cypress, heading 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 (so called 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 - Meybod-Kharanagh - Mesre


Driving to Mesre, en route visiting Meybod’s highlights including caravansary, traditional refrigerator, Chaparkhane (old post center), Pigeon Tower ,Narin Castle, & Kharanagh old Town and its Caravansary and Menar Jonban(Dancing Minaret ), O/N Mesre (Local house-B-L-D)

11th Day - Mesre - Na’in-Esfahan


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 the salty desert to visit Kavir-e Tabagheh, a vast area in desert covered by white beautiful polygons of salty crystals, heading to Esfahan ,en route visiting Na’in Historical highlights en route; including Pirniya Museum, Congregational Mosque, and and old Aba knitting factory( Aba is a kind of cloth of Muslim clergyman ), O/N Esfahan (Hotel-B-L)

12th Day- Esfahan


Full day city tour of Esfahan including Naghsh-e Jahaan Square UNESCO World Heritage Site , Sheikh Lotf-o- Allah and Imam mosques, Ali Qapu Palace ,traditional bazaar and the historical bridges of Esfahan including Khajoo and Sio-o- Se Pol (33 bridges), O/N Esfahan (Hotel-B-L)

13th Day- Esfahan


Full day city tour of Esfahan including, Vank Cathedral , Armenian Quarter, Chehel Sotun (40 Pillars) and Hasht Behesht (8 paradises) Palaces plus Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan ,UNESCO World Heritage Site( Congregational Mosque), overnight in Esfahan (Hotel- B)

14th Day – Esfahan –Abyaneh-Kashan Tehran


Driving to Abyaneh, visiting this spectacular village , a village of great antiquity, which is like a living architectural and anthropological museum dating back to Safavid period, the simplicity found in houses affords a picture of life in rural areas of Iran, then driving to Kashan, to visit its highlights including Fin garden, UNESCO World Heritage Site, an Iranian typical garden, historical houses of Brojerdiha, Tabatabayeeha, heading to Tehran, O/N Tehran (Hotel –B)

15th Day -Tehran-IKA International Airport
Transfer to the airport to board the home bound flight, & end of the tour.

 

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:
- 12 nights' Accommodation in4& 5* star hotels with breakfast ( Bed & Breakfast)
- 01 night accommodation in the 1 star top hotel apartment in Noorabad(Bed & Breakfast)
- 01 night Accommodation in Local Guest Houses with all meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- 01 early check upon arrival in Tehran
- Air Conditioned transportation throughout the tour and sightseeing
- Escort English/German speaking guide
- All cost of the guide, and driver (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)
- One way domestic air ticket from Tehran to Ahvaz
- All international and domestic airport transfers with staff assistance - Visa Arrangement( Approval reference number) - L : Lunch , D: Dinner , B (Breakfast

Service Exclude:
- Any international air ticket
- Lunches and 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 - All attraction Entrance fees(Supplement for all entrance fees = € 180.00 Per Person)