Christmas is one of the most important festival in the world commemorating the birth of Christ. This 11-day package is organized for celebrating this event in Isfahan’s Vank Cathedral as the biggest church in Iran. The transportation includes best quality land vehicles (Isfahan-Yazd; Yazd-Kerman; Kerman-Shiraz) and flight (Tehran-Isfahan and Shiraz-Kish). You can visit the greatest monuments ever built in the world and experience thousands years of history in just 11 days. The tourists can become familiar with various historical periods of Persia through visiting these cities with a cool climate in the winter.
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Arrival: Imam Khomeini International Airport & Departure: Kish International Airport
Upon your arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. After a short rest, you can visit Jewelry and Carpet Museum to see Persian arts. The rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, Golestan Palace, the former royal Qajar complex and the oldest historic monuments in Tehran, will welcome you. In the afternoon, fly to Isfahan.
In the second day, a full day city tour of Isfahan is waiting for you. Naghsh-e-Jahan Square including Qeysarie gate, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu, and Imam Mosque is the first destination. This historical complex was constructed between 1598 and 1629. Afterwards, you can visit Chehel Sotoun, a place where the ambassadors and dignitaries were welcomed by Shah Abbas II, Safavid King.
In the second day of visiting Isfahan, as the half the world, you can visit Armenian Cathedral established in 1606 to celebrate Christmas with Armenian. Rest of the day is at leisure.
In the morning and after breakfast drive to Yazd, the city of Wind Catchers. It will take 3:50 to reach Yazd. After launch and a short rest, you can visit Fire tTemple of Zoroastrian built in 1934. Dowlatabd Garden is also one of the greatest place of Yazd; a historic Persian garden built in 1747. It is famous for its highest wind tower in Iran.
In the morning you will drive to Kerman. En route you can visit Mahan to visit the tomb of the greatest leader, Shah Nematollah, the founder of order of Darvishes. Shazde Garden also is an interesting place, a heaven in the heart of the desert. You will certainly enjoy visiting it. Afterwards, you can drive to Kerman to visit Ganjalikhan Complex, a Safavid-era building, which is a symbol for desert architecture.
In the morning and after breakfast, you will drive to Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran. After launch and a short rest at the hotel you can visit Eram garden which is the full indicator of Persian Chahar-bagh. afterwards, Hafeziyeh, the tomb of the biggest Persian mystic and sonneteer born in 8th century will welcome you.
In the morning, you can visit two ancient structures. The first one is Persepolis, the glory of Persian Empire and the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid Empire founded by Darius (486-522 B. C.). Necropolis or Naghsh-e-Rustam, is the other site which belongs to both Achaemenid and Sassanid Periods. It has four large tombs cut into the cliffs.
In the last day of staying in Shiraz, you can visit one of the most elegant architectural site of Iran, Zaniyah Complex containing the Arg, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar. After eating lunch in a traditional restaurant, you will fly to Kish.
In the morning of the 10th day of this tour you will visit Kish island, a tourist resort located in the Persian Gulf. Its Dolphin park is really worth visiting. Kariz underground city, an incredible city covers about 10,000 m2. It is constructed from an ancient underground aqueduct.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kish to depart.