Charm of Persia

The Charm of Persia tour is an 11-day/10-night travel going through some of the most charming cities of Iran and their UNESCO world heritage sites. The tour starts and ends in Tehran covering the best tourist attractions of Tehran, Shiraz (including Persepolis and Pasargadae), Yazd, Esfahan, Kashan and Qom as well as historic cities of Abarkuh, Meybod and Naein.

Note: Guaranteed tour schedule at any time of the year with minimum of 2 persons.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Flight Origin / Tehran
Take the flight to Tehran. Arrive in the capital of Iran. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran
Spend the day visiting Golestan Palace and a few top selected museums in Tehran including Abgineh Museum of Glassware and Ceramic, National Museum, and Carpet Museum.
Hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Day 3: Teheran / Shiraz
Morning airport transfer for your flight to Shiraz, the City of Roses and poetry. Spend the day visiting the city of Shiraz and its numerous attraction sites including the Grand Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and Bath, Eram Garden, the Nasir ol Molk Mosque, the Garden of Narenjestan Ghavam, Shah Cheragh Mausoleum.
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 4: Shiraz / Persepolis / Shiraz
Morning Departure to ancient city of Persepolis, visiting the remains of ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, 50 km from Shiraz. You also visit four cave-like Achaemenid royal tombs of Naghsh-e Rajab and Naghsh-e Rostam. Return to Shiraz for the afternoon visit to Hafezieh, the Mausoleum and memorial garden and building of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez (1324- 1391).
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 5: Shiraz / Pasargadae / Abarkuh / Yazd
Depart Shiraz towards Yazd, the bride of the desert. On the way to Yazd, you will stop to visit Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great. The next stop will be in the Abarkuh, a famous city during the Silk Road.
Hotel accommodation in Yazd.

Day 6: Yazd
Full day visit to the adobe city of Yazd and selected historical sites such as Amir Chakhmagh monumental complex including a caravanserai, a bathhouse and a cold water well. Take a stroll through the narrow alleys of the old city with traditional houses. You will also visit Atash Behram Temple (Fire of Victory) with continuous burning of sacred fire since the fifth century, the 12th century Jame Mosque of Yazd, Towers of Silence and Dolatabad Garden.
Hotel accommodation in Yazd.

Day 7: Yazd / Meybod / Naein / Esfahan
Depart Yazd towards Esfahan, the city known as the pearl of the orient. On the way to Esfahan you will stop to see Meybod, a pre-Islamic city with one of the oldest castles in Iran Named Narin Ghaleh.
The next stop will be to visit the ancient city of Naein and some of its outstanding monuments such as Jame Mosque of Naein, one of the first four mosques built in Iran after the Arab invasion, the Pre-Islamic Narej Fortress, a Pirnia Traditional House, the Old Bazaar, a qanat-based watermill named Rigareh and a Zurkhaneh (a place for traditional sport). Arrive in Esfahan in the evening.
Hotel accommodation in Esfahan.

Day 8: Esfahan
Full day of sightseeing in Esfahan, visiting the great Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Grand Bazaar, Shah Mosque (Imam Mosque), Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Jame Mosque of Esfahan and AliQapu Palace.
Hotel accommodation in Esfahan.

Day 9: Esfahan
Another full day sightseeing in Esfahan visiting Chehel Sotun Palace and Hasht Behesht Palace, take a stroll in the Armenian district of Jolfa and its narrow alleys visiting Vank Cathedral, spending time to see the historical bridges of Zayandeh Rood especially Si-o-se Pol and Khaju Bridge.
Hotel accommodation in Esfahan.

Day 10: Esfahan / Kashan / Qom / Tehran
Begin road trip to Tehran. on the way, you will visit Kashan known as the city of badgirs (wind-catchers). Take a tour of the historical Garden of Fin (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Agha Bozorg Mosque and School, and the historic Borujerdi House. Next stop will be in the city of Qom to visit the Holy Shrine Complex of “Hazrat-e Masumeh”. Continue the rout to Tehran.
Hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Day 11: Flight Tehran / Origin
Transfer to the airport. Check-in for your return flight home.

End of trip.

Note: Some museums and tourist attractions are closed on certain days. Depending on the selected tour date, the itinerary may be subject to slight changes.

Note: Possible to have an extension of 2 days to visit the city of Mashhad with additional prices.

11-day/10-night Tour:
Arrival in Tehran - 2 nights in Tehran - 2 nights in Shiraz- 2 nights in Yazd- 3 nights in Esfahan - 1 night in Tehran - Departure from Tehran