Persian Empire’s Image (11-nights & 12-days) Code 400
Persia is full of valuable treasure. The Persian Empire’s Image can be a good option for those who are interested in discovering Persian heritage, culture and history. In this 12-days tour, you can visit the most important treasures of Persian empire including Tehran, Kashan, Abyaneh, Isfahan, Yazd, Nain, Kerman, Sarvestan, and Shiraz. The transportation includes best quality land vehicles. You can visit the greatest monuments ever built in the world and experience thousands years of history in just 12 days. The tourists can become familiar with various historical periods of Persia through visiting these cities.
Arrival: Imam Khomeini International Airport & Departure: Shiraz 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.
Early in the morning, you will visit Kashan, the city of rosewater, a beautiful oasis city with a 9,000 years of civilization to become familiar with its historic architecture through Tabatabaee House (built in 1880’s) and Boroojerdi House (built in 1857). The delightful Fin garden, designed in the 16th century, also welcomes you. It is a garden and a public bath.
Drive to Abyaneh in the third day of this tour. A fantastic village with red buildings. Its kind people are in traditional dress. Walk in the mud-brick town. After lunch, you will go to Isfahan, half the world.
A full day city tour of Isfahan is waiting for you. Naghsh-e-Jahan Square includes Qeysarie gate, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu, and Imam Mosque will welcome you. 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 this day, you can visit Armenian Vank Cathedral established in 1606. After visiting historical bridges of Isfahan (especially Si o Se Pol), the Jameh Mosque is waiting for you; it has two minarets which are among the highest ones of Persian mosque.
Leave Isfahan early in the morning to drive to Yazd. You can visit Nain on the way. Some of its outstanding monuments such as Jameh Mosque (one of the first 4 mosques built in Iran) and Pirnia Traditional House (built in Safavid era) are waiting for you. In the afternoon and after a short rest in Yazd, you can visit Water Museum, another interesting place in Yazd. It can show you the hidden world of waterways through photos and instruments.
After breakfast, you can visit some of Yazd’s beautiful ancient sites: Amir Chakhmaq Complex (built in the 15th century) with its symmetrical sunken alcoves; Fire temple of Zoroastrian built in 1934; Jameh Mosque (12th century); and Dowlatabd Garden, 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. You can visit Mahan in the road to Kerman 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. After lunch you can drive to Kerman to visit Ganjalikhan Complex, a Safavid-era building, which is a symbol for desert architecture.
Early in the morning, you will go to Shiraz. En route you will visit Sarvestan, and its Sasanid Palace built in the 5th century A.D. After that, shiraz will welcome you. After a short rest, visit Hafeziyeh, the tomb of the biggest Persian mystic and sonneteer born in 8th century.
Early in the morning, you will go to Marvdasht to visit two gorgeous ancient sites in the world. Persepolis, the glory of Persian empire and the ceremonial capital of Achaemenid empire was 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.at night, drive back to Shiraz to rest.
After eating breakfast, you will visit one of the most elegant architectural site of Iran, Zaniyah Complex containing the Arg, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar. Afterwards, you can visit one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran, Eram Garden which is the full indicator of Persian Chahar-bagh.
This is the last day of this enjoyable tour. You will be transferred to the airport to depart.