Persian Gems (9-nights & 10-days) Code 301
Persian Gems can be a good option for those who are interested in discovering Persian culture and history. In this 10-days tour, you can visit the most important cities of Iran including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd and Tabriz. The transportation includes domestic flights (Tehran-Isfahan; Shiraz-Tabriz) and best quality land vehicle (Isfahan-Yazd and Yazd-Shiraz). You can visit the greatest monuments ever built in the world and experience thousands years of history in just 10 days. The tourists can become familiar with various historical periods of Persia through visiting these cities.
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Arrival: Imam Khomeini International Airport & Departure: Tabriz 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. After visiting the museum, Golestan Palace, the former royal Qajar complex and the oldest historic monuments in Tehran, will welcome you.
After breakfast, you can visit the sixth-tallest tower in the world, Milad tower and enjoy its different parts. After launch and a short rest, you can visit the most crowded bazaar of Iran. At night, fly to Isfahan.
In the third day, a full day city tour of Isfahan is waiting for you. You can visit Naghsh-e-Jahan Square including Qeysarie gate, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu, and Imam Mosque. 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. After visiting historical bridges of Isfahan, the Jameh Mosque is waiting for you; it has two minarets which are among the highest ones of Persian mosques.
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, after a short rest in Yazd, you can visit Water Museum. Another interesting place in Yazd that 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, leave Yazd to visit Shiraz, the cultural capital of Iran. After eating lunch and a short rest, visit one of the most elegant architectural site of Iran, Zaniyah Complex containing the Arg, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque and Vakil Bazaar. Afterwards, visit Hafeziyeh, the tomb of the biggest Persian mystic and sonneteer born in 8th century.
In the eight day of this tour, drive 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 fly to Tabriz.
In the morning, drive to Kandovan to visit the extraordinary ancient rocky village. The cliff dwellings, still inhabited, excavated inside rocks. They formed by volcanic remains from strong eruptions and dated back to at least 700 years ago. After eating lunch in Kandocan, you will drive back to Tabriz and take a short rest in the hotel. In the afternoon, visit El Gölü also known as Shah Gölü with its beautiful artificial lake.
This is the last day of this tour. You will transfer to Tabriz International airport to depart.