Magic of Persia

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 / Kerman
Morning airport transfer for your flight to Kerman, the capital of the province of the same name, located in southeast Iran almost 1000 Km away from Tehran. Visit the historical part of the city known as Ganjali Khan Complex which is composed of a square, a school, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, a mint, a mosque and a bazaar. You will also visit Grand bazar and the 14th century Jame Mosque of Kerman (Grand Mosque).
Hotel accommodation in Kerman.

Day 4: Kerman / Mahan / Rayan / Kerman
Spend the day visiting two historical cities of Rayen and Mahan about 90 Km away from Kerman. Citadel of Rayen, the biggest earthen structure of Kerman province after Bam citadel situated in the south-west of Rayen city. The temple of Shah Nematollah Vali, a Grand Sufi Master and Bagh-e Shahzade (Prince’s Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage site) are situated in Mahan. Back to Kerman in the afternoon.
Hotel accommodation in Kerman.

Day 5: Kerman / Yazd
Depart to the city of Yazd, the bride of the desert. The city is 368 km northwest of Kerman going through the amazing desert landscapes and it takes about 4 hours by bus. On the way you visit the Zeinodin Caravanserai situated on the ancient 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.
Back to hotel accommodation in Yazd.

Day 7: Yazd / Abarkuh / Pasargadae / Shiraz
Depart Yazd towards Shiraz, the City of Roses and poetry. On the way to Shiraz you will visit Abarkuh a famous city during the Silk Road and Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 8: Shiraz
Full day visit to the city of Shiraz and its numerous attraction sites including the Grand Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and Bath, Arge Karimkhan, Eram Garden, the Nasir ol Molk Mosque, the Garden of Narenjestan Ghavam, the Koran Gate, Shah Cheragh Mausoleum.
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 9: 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 10: Shiraz /Izadkhast / Esfahan
Morning Departure to Esfahan, the city known as the pearl of the orient. On the way you stop to see the historical village named Izadkhast, visiting the Izadkhast Complex including Izadkhast Castle and Caravanserai and a Safaivd-period bridge. Continue the route to Esfahan.
Hotel accommodation in Esfahan.

Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Esfahan / Abyaneh / Kashan
Begin road trip to Kashan (216 km), the city of badgirs (wind-catchers). On the way you visit the red mud-brick village of Abyaneh which is one of the oldest villages of Iran keeping the history and culture of Zoroastrian faith (the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran). Arrive in Kashan to visit the historical Garden of Fin (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Agha Bozorg Mosque and school, and the historic Borujerdi House.
Hotel accommodation in Kashan.

Day 14: Kashan / Qom / Tehran
Road trip to Tehran early in the morning. You will stop in the city of Qom to visit the Holy Shrine Complex of Hazrat-e Masumeh. Continue the rout to Tehran. in the afternoon you will visit the Tajrish Bazaar and the Mausoleum of Emamzadeh Saleh in the north of Tehran.
hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Day 15: Flight Tehran / Origin
Transfer to the airport. Check-in for your return flight home. End of trip.

 

15-day/14-night Tour:
Arrival in Tehran- 2 nights in Tehran - 2 nights in Kerman - 2 nights in Yazd - 3 nights in Shiraz - 3 nights in Esfahan - 1 night Kashan - 1 night in Tehran - Departure from Tehran

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 / Kerman
Morning airport transfer for your flight to Kerman, the capital of the province of the same name, located in southeast Iran almost 1000 Km away from Tehran. Visit the historical part of the city known as Ganjali Khan Complex which is composed of a square, a school, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, a mint, a mosque and a bazaar. You will also visit Grand bazar and the 14th century Jame Mosque of Kerman (Grand Mosque).
Hotel accommodation in Kerman.

Day 4: Kerman / Mahan / Rayan / Kerman
Spend the day visiting two historical cities of Rayen and Mahan about 90 Km away from Kerman. Citadel of Rayen, the biggest earthen structure of Kerman province after Bam citadel situated in the south-west of Rayen city. The temple of Shah Nematollah Vali, a Grand Sufi Master and Bagh-e Shahzade (Prince's Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage site) are situated in Mahan. Back to Kerman in the afternoon.
Hotel accommodation in Kerman.

Day 5: Kerman / Yazd
Depart to the city of Yazd, the bride of the desert. The city is 368 km northwest of Kerman going through the amazing desert landscapes and it takes about 4 hours by bus. On the way you visit the Zeinodin Caravanserai situated on the ancient 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.
Back to hotel accommodation in Yazd.

Day 7: Yazd / Abarkuh / Pasargadae / Shiraz
Depart Yazd towards Shiraz, the City of Roses and poetry. On the way to Shiraz you will visit Abarkuh a famous city during the Silk Road and Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great.
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 8: Shiraz
Full day visit to the city of Shiraz and its numerous attraction sites including the Grand Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and Bath, Arge Karimkhan, Eram Garden, the Nasir ol Molk Mosque, the Garden of Narenjestan Ghavam, the Koran Gate, Shah Cheragh Mausoleum.
Hotel accommodation in Shiraz.

Day 9: 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 10: Shiraz /Izadkhast / Esfahan
Morning Departure to Esfahan, the city known as the pearl of the orient. On the way you stop to see the historical village named Izadkhast, visiting the Izadkhast Complex including Izadkhast Castle and Caravanserai and a Safaivd-period bridge. Continue the route to Esfahan.
Hotel accommodation in Esfahan.

Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Esfahan / Abyaneh / Kashan
Begin road trip to Kashan (216 km), the city of badgirs (wind-catchers). On the way you visit the red mud-brick village of Abyaneh which is one of the oldest villages of Iran keeping the history and culture of Zoroastrian faith (the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran). Arrive in Kashan to visit the historical Garden of Fin (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Agha Bozorg Mosque and school, and the historic Borujerdi House.
Hotel accommodation in Kashan.

Day 14: Kashan / Qom / Tehran
Road trip to Tehran early in the morning. You will stop in the city of Qom to visit the Holy Shrine Complex of Hazrat-e Masumeh. Continue the rout to Tehran. in the afternoon you will visit the Tajrish Bazaar and the Mausoleum of Emamzadeh Saleh in the north of Tehran.
hotel accommodation in Tehran.

Day 15: 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.
Included:
• All airport transfers, car with chauffeur
• 4-star Hotels and traditional houses plus breakfast
• Entry passes to museums and tourist attractions as per itinerary
• Professional foreign language speaking tour guide
• Visa processing application

Not Included:
• International and domestic flight fees
• Supplementary insurance (health care, cancellation fees, extension of coverage)
• Visa fee
• Tips