Essence of Iran

Essence of Iran

2nights Tehran 3nights Isfahan 3nights Yazd 3nights Kerman 3nights Shiraz

Experience Iran in a 2 week-trip by visiting Iran’s previous and today’s capitals. Join us on a trip from Alborz Mountains to Lout desert and from archeological ancient hills to historical museums.  In this trip, you will perceive the taste of this country by visiting contemporary or 25 centuries aged monuments. Persian gardens, Persian bazaars, and Persian houses are all just part of the scenes which are awaiting your visit.

Tourist Attractions

Sa’ad Abaad palace complex, Darband, Golestan Palace Complex, Iran National Museum, The National Jewelry Museum, Qasr museum, Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals , Feen Persian Garden, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu, Traditional Bazaar, Hasht Behesht, Chehelsotun, Vank church, Menar Jonban, Siose pol, Khajou Bridge, Jame’ mosque of Isfahan, Amirchakhmaq complex, Chak-Chak, Zein-o-din Caravansary, Citadel of Bam, Ganjalikhan historic complex, Jebelie Dome, Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam Relief, Qoran Gate, Karimkhan Citadel, Vakil historical Complex, Narenjestan-e Qavam Garden, Nasir Al-Molk Mosque, Hafez Tom.

 

Destinations

Shiraz,Kerman,Yazd,Isfahan,Tehran

Covered items

  • INCLUSIONS

    • Visa Services
    • Accommodation
    • Disposal coach
    • Daily excursions with tourist guide
    • All entrance fees
    • Breakfast
    • Daily refreshments

    EXCLUSIONS

    • Lunch and dinner
    • Any hotel extra charge
    • International flights
    • Iran SIM Card

Travel plan

This trip plan is related to the latest net that has been run, for different reasons, the travel schedule may change

Arrival in Tehran

Our trip begins from Tehran. After arrival in the IKA airport and transfer to hotel to have some rest, we will visit Sa’dabad Palace Complex late in the morning. Then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking, watch everyday life of people and enjoy the fresh air.

Tehran

To understand the most about the history of Iran’s capital, today we are visiting more highlights such as Golestan Palace Complex, Iran National Museum. After enjoying our second Iranian lunch, we visit The National Jewelry Museum. We go to Qasr museum then and while visiting one of the oldest Iranian political prisons, take advantage of watching some Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh rituals in the evening.

Tehran – Isfahan

We should leave hotel early in the morning and have our buffet breakfast at one of restaurants on the way to Kashan (250 km). Arriving to Kashan, we will visit some highlights such as Feen Persian Garden and some of city’s historical houses. After lunch time, we will be back on the track to Isfahan, one of the most beautiful cities of Iran (220 km from Kashan)

Isfahan

We are going to spend two unforgettable days in Isfahan.  As our first visit, we go to Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Meaning the Image of the World Square) with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu and Traditional Bazaar. After enjoying our lunchtime near one of World’s largest squares, we will head to Hasht Behesht and Chehelsotun palace.

Isfahan

On our second day in Isfahan, which is half of the world as its earliest travelers have described, we are visiting Vank church, then the minarets which move: Menar Jonban. The city has many historical bridges on its river, two most famous ones are Siose pol and Khajou Bridge which we will visit after lunch and then it’s time to visit Jame’ mosque of Isfahan, a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries in Iran.

Isfahan – Yazd

Today we leave hotel after breakfast to continue our way to Yazd, the center of Zoroastrian culture in Iran (320 km). On our way we go to Naeen to visit its unique 17th centuries old mosque. Then we will get familiar with traditional Persian residential architectural elements in Meibod and have lunch. We continue to Yazd then and arrive in the hotel at night.

Yazd

Today is our only day in the city of mud-brick architecture. To take the most out of it we will visit city’s Jame’ Mosque with its magnificent tiled entrance, and then enjoy walking in one of oldest towns on earth, feeling the rich history of Yazd’s old city. After lunchtime, we head to Dolat Abad Garden which has Iran’s loftiest wind catcher, with over 33 meters height. We finish today visits by going to the stunning three-story facade, Amirchakhmaq complex.

Yazd

On the second day in the desert city of Yazd, we go to visit Iran’s most important Zoroastrian temple, Chak-Chak. Then return to Yazd (70 km) and visit the Fire Temple, and Ab-Anbar 6 Badgir (cistern with 6 wind catchers).

Yazd – Kerman

We leave to Kerman today (370 km) to visit the next city of our trip. After a short stop in Zein-o-din Caravansary, we arrive at the hotel in the afternoon.

Kerman

We are going to visit the world’s largest mud-brick village, the Citadel of Bam (190 km) today. While returning to Kerman, on the way we visit the desert garden of Shazdeh in Mahan and return to the hotel afterward.

Kerman

To understand the history of the city, today we go to Ganjalikhan historic complex including the historical bath, school, mosque, cistern, and bazaar). Then we head to Jebelie Dome and visit the Stone Museum. By the evening we return to the hotel.

Kerman – Shiraz

Today we leave hotel after breakfast to continue our way to one of the most charming cities of Iran, Shiraz (570 km). On our way, we have a lunch break at Estahban and then continue to Shiraz to arrive at the city in the evening.

Shiraz

As spending last days of our journey, we will visit Pasargadae, the remnants of first Persian Garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great. Then we head to Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz). A glorious monumental ruin of ancient civilization of Persia with a total area of 125,000 square meters. After having lunch and visiting Naqsh-e Rostam Relief which is close to Persepolis, we return to the hotel while entering the city through Qoran Gate.

Shiraz

The second and last day in Shiraz starts with visiting Karimkhan Citadel right at the center of the city and continues to Vakil historical Complex with its Bath, bazaar, and Mosque. Enjoying our lunch time at the heart of the city, we will go to Narenjestan-e Qavam Garden and Nasir Al-Molk Mosque then. With its mystic atmosphere at night, Hafez Tomb would become one of the everlasting scenes from Iran in our mind, complete with the traditional farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Leaving Iran

And finally, it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we are transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.