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Persia Discovery



Day 01: Tehran

Arrival in Tehran. Have a welcome meeting, check into the hotel and have some rest. Transfer to Niavaran district to see Niavaran Palace from Pahlavi era then transfer to Tajrish district to see Saad Abaad Palace from Pahlavi era. Then you can visit the local Tajrish Bazaar and a nearby holy shrine. From there, go to Darband on Tehran’s outskirts.

Day 02: Tehran

Start Tehran city tour. Visit some highlights of Tehran including: Golestan Palace, Jewellery Museum, Iran National Museum of Iran, Glassware Museum, Bagh-e Melli, Toopkhaneh Square and Tehran Grand Bazaar.

Day 03: Tehran - Zanjan - Takab

In Zanjan visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Soltaniyeh and The Saltmen Museum and a public laundry center, converted to a museum. Arrival in Takab. Check into the hotel.

Day 04: Takab - Hamadan

Drive to Hamadan via the UNESCO world heritage sites of Takht-e Soleiman and Soleiman Prison. Arrival in Hamadan. Visit the Ganjameh inscriptions.

Day 05: Hamadan - Kermanshah

Persian tour of Hamdan includes Alisadr Cave, the tombs of Esther and Mordechai (a Jewish pilgrimmage site), Hegmataneh Museum and Avicenna’s Tomb. Overnight in Kermanshah.

Day 06: Kermanshah

Visit the Anahita Temple in Kangavar and Bisotun (another world heritage site). Also Maovenol molk Tekiyeh and Taq-e Bostan are the other highlights of Kermanshah.

Day 07: Kermanshah - Khoram Abad - Dezful

Morning drive to Dezful via Khoram Abad. Visit Falakol Aflak Castle in Khoram Abad. Continue the way to Dezful. Visit Sassanid famous bridges of Dezful in the evening.

Day 08: Dezful

Visit Choqazanbil Zigurat (UNESCO world heritage site), Daniel’s tomb and remains of Apadana Palace in Shush.

Day 09: Dezful - Soosangerd - Ahwaz - Shiraz

Drive to Soosangerd to see Mozif House (A house made of straws). Arrival in Ahvaz, have some free time there before departure flight to Shiraz.

Day 10: Shiraz

Start full day sightseeing of Shiraz including: Narenjestan, Nasir Mosque, Arg of Karim Khan, Eram Garden, Bazaar and Hafez tomb.

Day 11: Shiraz

Visit the ancient city of Persepolis, it is one of the highlights of any trip to Iran. In the afternoon, some more local sightseeing including Qoran Gate, Saadi Mausoleum, with some free time for the bazaar.

Day 12: Shiraz - Yazd

In the morning travel to Yazd after visiting remains of the ancient capital of Pasargadae with the tomb of Cyrus the Great. Continue on to visit Abarqu to see an Ice House and a reputedly 4000 year old cypress tree. On arrival check into your hotel.

Day 13: Yazd

Full day sightseeing of Yazd including the Zoroastrian Ateshkadeh Fire Temple, Towers of Silence, the Water Museum, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jame Mosque and the Dolat Abad Gardens. In the evening visit a Zoorkhaneh (House of Strength) to watch this traditional Iranian sport.

Day 14: Yazd - Isfahan

Travel to Meybod to see an ice house and a caravanserai and Nain to visit the Ethnological Museum and historic Jame Mosque and Narin castle. On arrival check into your hotel in Isfahan. Free time.

Day 15: Isfahan

First visit is to the Naqsh-e-Jahan from Safavid architecture. Then visit Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque on the eastern side of the square. After Ali Qapu Palace. The historic bridges over the River Zayandeh are the city's other great attractions.The best known ones are the Khaju and Siosepol Bridge.

Day 16: Isfahan

Visit Vank Cathedral, the Armenian quarter, Shaking Minarets, Fire Temple and Jame Mosque

Day 17: Isfahan - Kashan - Tehran

Continue your trip to the charming town of Kashan Rrenowned for its ceramic tiles, textiles, carpets and silk, Kashan is an attractive oasis city. Its attractions include the beautiful Fin Garden, Safavid royal palaces and Brujerdi House. Sialk Hill near Kashan is one of the richest archaeological sites in central Iran.

Day 18: Kashan - Qom - Tehran

Travel via the religious city of Qom and visit the Hazrat-e-Masoomeh holy shrine before arriving at Tehran. Ariival in Tehran. Visit Milad Tower at night.

Day 19: Tehran

Drive to IKA Airport for departure flight.



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