From Tehran to Shiraz, a journey during the history of Iran. From Contemporary Qajar dynasty to the Achaemenid Empire at more than 2500 years ago. Visit old beautiful mosques from Islamic Safavid era to ancient Zoroastrian monuments from the heart of history.
♥ Travel throw the history of Iran, from today to ancient Achaemenid Empire
♥ Visit beautiful Iranian King Palaces
♥ Visit nice Islamic monuments and Bazaars
♥ Enjoy delicious Iranian Dishes
4-5 Stars Hotel or Local historical guest houses
Entrance fees, Visa process, Insurance
Experienced travel guide
Full board, with persian tradional foods.
All transportation by VIP bus
Other extra personal costs (e.g. laundry services, phone calls,..)
Ideal age: 15 to 85 year olds
Starts in / Ends in: Tehran / Tehran
Travel Style : Special
Max Group Size: 20
Accommodation: Hotel/Local guest house
Transportation: VIP bus
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After arrival go to the hotel and take rest
After breakfast, we visit Golestan Palace, (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Have lunch near Great Bazar. Then visit the National Museum, It is an institution formed of two complexes; the Museum of Ancient Iran and the Museum of the Islamic Era. In the evening we will go to Tabi-at Park to take a rest.
The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran’s capital city Tehran, and one of the oldest historical monuments in the city of Tehran.
The institution hosts historical monuments dating back through preserved ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities, including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. It also includes a number of research departments, categorized by different historical periods and archaeological topics.
Museum of Islamic Art and Archaeology of Iran
The Islamic Period Museum, inaugurated in October of 1996, houses various artifacts from the early Islamic period to the 14th century AH. These objects are displayed on two separate floors, following a thematic and chronological order.
In the morning we visit Sa’dabad Complex, a 300 hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs, located in Shemiran. After lunch, we go to Qom. We stop in Mehr-o-Mah complex to visit Sohan workshop (Sohan is the most famous Iranian sweet and is a special souvenir of Qom). In the evening we receive Qom and check in the hotel. Then visit the Holy Shrine.
A 300 hectare complex built by the Qajar and Pahlavi monarchs. The complex includes more than 180 hectares of natural forest, streets, qanats, galleries, mansions/ palaces, and museums.
The complex has about 180 hectares of natural forest, springs, aqueducts, gardens, greenhouses, and streets. Several buildings and mansions are built in it, with a total of 18 palaces in different dimensions.
Fatemeh Masoumeh holy shrine in Qom
Fatemeh Masoumeh, (816 AD) is the daughter of Imam Musa Kazem. About the age of her is various narratives. Some said she had 18 years old, and some are considered more than that and about 22 years old when she died. The first part of holy shrine made at 1065 AD. But it rebuilt and repaired many times up to days.
After breakfast and check out we go to Kashan. We visit the bazaar and drink tea in Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh. After lunch, we will visit ”Fin Garden”, a historical Persian garden, and in the afternoon we go to Sultan Mirahmad district and visit Tabatabai traditional house.
Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh. An old caravansarai in the Bazaar of Kashan.
It contains Kashan’s Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852. Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is the oldest extant garden in Iran.
Sultan Mirahmad Bath
It was constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid era; however, the bathhouse was damaged in 1778 as a result of an earthquake and was renovated during the Qajar era.
It was built around 1880, during the reign of the Qajar dynasty, for the affluent Tabātabāei family.
After breakfast, we leave Kashan and go to Isfahan city. After a rest in the hotel and have lunch, we have two amazing places for the evening. “Naghsh-e-Jahan square“ and “Zayanderood” the largest river of the Iranian Plateau.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 560 meters long.
Khaju Bridge on Zayanderood river
The Khaju Bridge was built around 1650, under the reign of Abbas II, the seventh Safavid king (Shah) of Iran, on the foundations of an older bridge.
In the morning we visit Chehel-Sotoun, Hasht-Behesht, Chahar-Bagh boulevard. After lunch, we go to Jolfa district, the Armenian Quarter of Isfahan and visit the Vank Cathedral.
Chehel Sotoun Palace
Chehel Sotoun is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions.
literally meaning “the Eight Heavens” in Persian, is a 17th-century pavilion in Isfahan, Iran. It was built by order of Shah Suleiman I, the eighth shah of Iran’s Safavid Empire, and functioned mainly as a private pavilion.
A historical avenue in Isfahan constructed in the Safavid era of Iran. The avenue, historically, is the most famous in all of Persia. It connects the northern parts of the city to the southern sections and is about 6 kilometers long.
New Jolfa (Julfa) was established in 1606 as an Armenian quarter by the edict of Shah Abbas I from the Safavid dynasty. Over 150,000 Armenians were moved there from the older Julfa in Nakhichevan. Iranian sources state that the Armenians came to Iran fleeing the Ottoman Empire’s persecution
or The Holy Savior Cathedral, also known the Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral located in the New Julfa district of Isfahan, Iran. It is commonly referred to as the Vank, which means “monastery” or “convent” in the Armenian language.
After breakfast and check out we go to Yazd and visit the historical city of Naein in the middle of the way. We visit the historical part of the city and see how they wave “Abaa” We will be in Yazd (the historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) in the evening. Check-in and rest in a historical Hotel.
Naein Jame Mosque
The oldest, (the first or second) mosque in Iran
Abaa bafi Naein
“Abaa Bafi” (Weaving cloaks) is a popular and common handicraft in Naein. Cloaks workshops are known among the native people as “Sardab”.
After breakfast, we visit Fahadan Neighborhood and walk throw the history, and at the end of walking, we visit the Jameh Mosque. Then we visit Amir Chakhmaq square. After lunch, we will visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple. At night we will visit the tallest wind catcher in Dolatabad Garden.
The oldest neighborhood in Yazd, which is said to be the living place of the lords in the past. Four military leaders in the year 1040, created a fence containing towers and forts around the area.
The 12th-century mosque is still in use today. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran.
Amir Chakhmaq Complex
A prominent structure in Yazd, Iran, noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves. It is a mosque located on a square of the same name. It also contains a caravanserai, a tekyeh, a bathhouse, a cold water well, and a confectionery.
Dolat Abad Garden
Built in 1747, the walled complex includes the country’s tallest wind catcher, orchards & fountains.
Zoroastrian Fire Temple
The Yazd Atash Behram, also known as Atashkadeh-e Yazd, is a Zoroastrian fire temple. It enshrines the Atash Bahram, meaning “Victorious Fire”, dated to 470 AD. It is one of the nine Atash Bahrams, the only one of the highest grade fire in ancient Iran where Zoroastrians have practiced their religion since 400 BC; the other eight Atash Bahrams are in India.
In the morning we visit Zoroastrian Towers of Silence in Yazd and then we will go to the old city of Abarkooh. In Abarkooh we visit the oldest living cypress and rest in Aghazadeh Boutique Hotel.
Zoroastrian Towers of Silence
A Dakhma, also called a Tower of Silence, is a circular, raised structure built by Zoroastrians for excarnation – that is, for dead bodies. Zoroastrian exposure of the dead is first attested in the mid-5th century BC Histories of Herodotus, but the use of towers is first documented in the early 9th century CE. The doctrinal rationale for exposure is to avoid contact with Earth or Fire, both of which are considered sacred in the Zoroastrian religion.
Cypress of Abarkuh
This cypress is estimated to be between 4000 to 5000 years but it is hardly possible to tell the exact age of the tree. Favorable natural conditions of its location have been credited as the main reason for the tree’s longevity. There is a legend about the tree, which says the tree is first planted by Zoroaster.
Aghazadeh Mansion and its windcatcher was built during the Qajar Dynasty
We leave early in the morning and have a long day to visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great in Pasargad. Then we go to Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. At last, if we have enough time we will visit Naghshe Rostam, an ancient necropolis. In the evening we will be in Shiraz.
The monument of Cyrus the Greatapproximately 1 km southwest of the palaces of Pasargadae. According to Greek sources, it dates back to 559–529 BC
The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979. Alexander burned the whole of Persepolis as a revenge to the Persians because it seems the Persian King Xerxes had burnt the Greek City of Athens around 150 years ago.
Naqsh-e Rostam is a necropolis of the Achaemenid dynasty (c. 550–330 BC) located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis. with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods.
After breakfast, we visit Naranjestan Ghavam and Zinat Al-Molk House that known as the hall of fame museum. Then we will go to visit Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque. After lunch, we can visit Vakil Complex that includes, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Bath and then go to Karim-Khan Citadel or Arg of Karim Khan. In the evening we have time to visit Hafez Tomb, one of the most famous poets of Iran.
Built between 1879 and 1886 by Mirza Ibrahim Khan. The Qavam family were merchants originally from Qazvin
hall of fame museum
The beautiful vast basement of the Zinat Al-Molok house has been repurposed in three angles as the treasury museum of the Persian History, showcasing the statues of all famous personalities of Shiraz in different period
Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque
Built during Qajar dynasty rule of Iran. The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade and displays other traditional elements
Vakil Bazaar is the main bazaar of Shiraz. It is thought that the market originally was established by the Buwayhids in the 11th century AD, and was completed mainly by the Atabaks of Fars, and was renamed after Karim Khan Zand only in the 18th century.
It was a part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand’s reign, which includes Arg of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque, and many administrative buildings.
Arg of Karim Khan
The Arg of Karim Khan’ or Karim Khan Citadel. It was built as part of a complex during the Zand dynasty. It is named after Karim Khan and served as his living quarters. It is rectangular in shape and resembles a medieval fortress.
Tomb of Hafez
The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures built in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. “Hafiz” (Hafez), was a Persian poet who “lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy”. His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature.
In the last day, we leave Shiraz and fly to Mehrabad airport. Then go to IK International Airport to leave Iran