Iran – Discover Persia

Introduction

Follow in pilgrims’ footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages, and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities, and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.

What's included

  • Accommodations Hotels (10 nights), guesthouse (2 nights), caravanserai (shared facilities, 1 night)
  • Meals 13 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Tehran city tour (full-day)
  • Yazd city tour including Zoroastrian sights
  • Rayen and Mahan villages and sights visit
  • Shiraz city tour including the tombs of Hafez and Sa'adi
  • Persepolis excursion with guided tour
  • Pasargadae visit
  • Isfahan city tour including the famous square and mosques
  • Abyaneh village stay with guided walk
  • Fin Garden visit (Kashan)

Itinerary

Day 1 Tehrān

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Tehrān/Yazd

Explore Tehran with a local guide, visiting the Sa’d Abad Palace and National Jewel Museum before boarding an evening train to Yazd.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Yazd

Tour the old town of Yazd, marvelling at the unique towers that scatter the city. Visit the Jameh Mosque, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and the Towers of Silence burial grounds.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Yazd/Zein-o-Din Caravanserai

Free morning in Yazd. Drive to the historic Zeinodin Caravanserai and overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5 Zein-o-Din Caravanserai/Kermān

Travel to the region of Kerman, home to the villages of Rayen and Māhān, both steeped in history.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Kermān

Spend the day visiting highlights of the area. Visit the Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine and Shahzadeh Garden. Later, visit the Bathhouse Museum and the Rayen Citadel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Kermān/Shiraz

Transfer from Kermān to Shiraz . Explore the city and visit the Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Mosque, and the tombs of Hafez and Sa’adi.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Shiraz

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Persepolis, the ceremonial palace of Darius, and admire its amazingly well-preserved carvings. Later, wander the streets and mingle with the students in laid-back Shiraz.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Shiraz/Isfahan

Stop at the Koran Gate and the UNESCO-listed Pasargadae complex en route to Isfahan, one of the finest Islamic cities in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Isfahan

Tour the beautiful city of Isfahan, enjoying the famous square, mosques, and bartering at the bazaar. Hang out on the many bridges that make Isfahan unique, or shop for an authentic Persian rug.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Isfahan

Spend a full day exploring this gorgeous city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Isfahan/Abyāneh

Take a scenic drive through Natanz to the mountain village of Abyaneh, known for having retained its ancient charm. Enjoy a village walk to learn more.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Abyāneh/Tehrān

En route to Tehran, visit Kashan. Back in Tehran, visit Imam Khomeini’s shrine.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Tehrān

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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