Gorgeous Iran 14 Days

 Gorgeous Iran 14 Days

Day1: Arrival in Tehran

On arrival day you will meet your guide and he or she will transfer you to your hotel. First impression of Tehran will be the rich culture and the history of this ancient land. The capital has some spectacular museums andPalaces.

Attention: The priority in sightseeing may be changed due to the time of your arrival, preference of your guide and also official and unofficial holidays of some museums. 

Day 2: Tehran

Your tour begins with archaeological museum which has been built in 20 century by the great French Andre Godar. In  this museum you will find  marvelous collections of artefacs of ancient Iran, including the pottery, ceramics and etc…mostly from Persepolis and Susa.

 and gardens which are to be enjoyed in depth of you on your return visit to Tehran.

Then you will head to National Jewel museum in which you will visit the Priceless diamond Daryaye Noor. Lunch will be taken in an Iranian Traditional restaurant, where you will sample a wide range of delightful Persian dishes and desserts.

Afterwards, you will visit Golestan Garden which is made of several grand buildings set around a lovely garden. Seven of these are open to the public. Although there was a Safavid citadel on this site, but it became the palace of Karim Khaan Zand , the founder of Zand dynasty in late 18th century and later on, The Qajar rulers in 19th century.

Sa'ad Abad Palace , Tehran ,Iran

 

Day3: Fly to Ahvaz

Your tour begins with Susa (Shush), now a pleasantly small, relatively new town, Susa was once among the greatest cities of the ancient Persia. A vast archaeological site remains which might be less visually arresting than Chogha Zanbil, but is dominated by splendid 19th century guardian castle. With its enigmatic tomb of Danial. One of Iran`s (Unesco World Heritage) sites, Chogha Zanbil`s magnificent brick Ziggurat(Tem) is the best surviving example of Elamite architecture anywhere. Even if you are not a fan of ancient monuments, the great bulk and semi desert isolation of Chogha Zanbil is impressive.

Day 4:Drive to Shiraz

On the way to shiraz you will visit Bishapoor that is the Sassanid town and the bass reliefs in Tange chogan.

Day 5: Shiraz

Shiraz is the city of sophistication and always has been celebrated as the heart land of Persian culture. In its heyday, the city was given to the epithet of Dar-Ol-Elm. (House of Learning) and became synonymous Education, Nightingales, poetry and roses. It was also one of the most important cities in the mediaeval Islamic world and it was also the Islamic capital of Iran in late 18 century, (Zand Dynasty)

In full city tour of Shiraz you will visit The Eram garden, Nasirol Molk mosque, Zand complex that includes ( Karim Khan castle, Vakil bath house, Vakil mosque and Vakil bazar).

Karimkhan Citadel ,Shiraz ,Iran

Day 6: Shiraz

In full day tour outside Shiraz you will visit Pasargad, which bgun under Cyrus the Great in 546 BC. The city of Pasargad was quickly superseded by Darius the Great. You can visit the tomb of Cyrus, Private and public palaces of him…

Necropolis, (Naghshe-E-Rostam). The rock tombs are magnificent, hewn out of a cliff high above the ground, the four tombs are believed to be those of Achaemenid Kings, so the eight Sassanid bass reliefs carved in beneath the facades of Achaemenid tombs depict sense of imperial conquests and roya ceremonies.

Persepolis, this magnificent site embodies the greatest success of the ancient Achaemenid Empire. The monumental, staircases, exquisite reliefs immense columns and imposing gate ways leave you in no doubt that this is the finest jewel  in the empire’s crown. 

In its heyday the city spread over an area of 125000 sq. meters and it was the spring capital of Iran where the representatives of the nations came over in Nowruz (21st of March) to gift the Kings; at other times of the year it was probably deserted. In perseppolis there are seven palaces which are either private or public.

Day 7: Drive to Zein-0 Din Caravanserai

 En route you will stop in Abarkoo (Abarqu) to visit the mud-ice-house and the cypress tree which estimated to be more than 4000 years old. You stay in an old Caravanserai in the heart og dessert at night.

Day 8: Drive to Yazd

Full day city tour of Yazd to visit the Towers of silence where Zoroastrians used to leave the corps to be eaten by the vultures, Fire temple, Amir Chakhmagh complex and you will get a breath-taking perspective of the oldest adobe city. In the afternoon you will visit the old district of the city, Alexander`s prison and Dolat Abad garden.

Day 9: Drive to Esfahan

En-route you will head to Meybod about 52 km North Yazd, Meybod boasts a thoroughly restored old post office, caravanserai and Safavid Mud-ice-house. Nearby Narin Castle.  The afternoon is on your leisure.

Day 10: Esfahan

Esfahan is the capital of Islamic Iran and the jewel of ancient Iran. The exquisite blue mosaics of Esfahan`s buildings, Its great Bazar and gorgeous bridges demand as much as your time to spare. it`s a city to walk and getting lost in the bazar, dozing in beautiful gardens.

In full day city tour you will visit chehel sotoon palace (40 columned). This palace is another highlight of Esfahan which has been built in 17 century by the grace of Safavid Kings as governmental and ceremonial palace. You also visit Vank cathedral church built in the time of Shah Abbas the first.

After wards, you will visit Imam sq (Naghsh-e jahan sq) and the bazar.

Day 11: Drive to Kashan

En route you will stop in the Unesco recognized village of Abyaneh, located at the foot of Karkas mountain and in the vicinity of dessert. Appreciate the serenity of this quaint village with its splendid archaeology and meet the dwellers speak, live and dress in original Persian style.

Day 12: Kashan

Kashan and its surroundings have been home to human settlements since at least 4th millennium BC. Some of the most impressive surviving architecture is from Qajar era, where the mansions of the rich and powerful persons have been decorated with stucco, colored glass and lofty wind towers. In full day city tour of Kashan, you will visit the Historical houses such as Boroojerdiha and Tabatabaee houses, Soltan Mir Ahmad bathhouse, fin garden, Seyalk hills and bazaar.

Day 13: Drive to Tehran

En route you will stop in Qom, the 2nd religious city of Iran after Mashhad, where is home to both the magnificent Hazrat-e Masoomeh shrine and the hardline clerics who have ruled the country since 1980, then you will arrive in Tehran.

Day 14: depart Tehran

You will depart Iran, the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories.

 

 

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