Persia in Depth intensive Tehran

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Tour Name : Persia in Depth intensive (Tour Code : PD2)
Tour starts : every Thu. afternoon in Tehran
Tour ends : Sat. evening in Tehran (10 days later)

- Please let us know if the departure day doesn't match your program. We may have another program matching your schedule.
- There are many programs to extend your itinerary before/after this tour. Please contact us if you are interested.
- We can also arrange airport transfers and pre/post tour accommodation based on your arrival/deparute details.

WITH THIS TOUR YOU VISIT : 
- more than 12 cities in 5 provinces of Iran
- 9 UNESCO World Heritage listings
- more than 65 tourist attractions 


Price (in EUR) D S : based on sharing a DBL./TWN. room with another traveler
: Single-supplement, added to the price when you don't share the room
Standard Class (with 3-4* hotels) 975 255
Superior Class (with 4-5* hotels) 1235 475

TOUR ITINERARY : 
DAY 0 NIGHT TRAIN TO KERMAN
We leave Tehran on the 1st class Kerman night train which leaves Tehran at 18:05.
You can alternatively fly to Kerman, if you don't want to go on the train. 

DAY 1 KERMAN > RAYEN > MAHAN > KALUTS > KERMAN
We start with Jabalieh Dome, or the Rock Dome, believed to be constructed during the Sassanid era.  We then  drive to Rayen to visit the medieval  mudbrick Rayen Castle,  similar to UNESCO Wolrd Heritage registred Bam Citadel which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2003. Our next  is Shahzdeh (Prince) Garden, registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list as a Persian gardens. We then visit the shrine of Shah Nematullah Vali, a renowned mystic and poet, living in the 14-15th centuries. Its tiled blue dome is described as one of the most magnificient architectural masterpieces in old Persia. Rest of the day is dedicated to visiting the Kaluts, magnificient eroded sand formations Lut desert [U] with a claim to being the world's hottest location. We also visit some oases in this no-man land. Based on your selection, you can return to Kerman or stay the night in a desert Camp. O/N Kerman/Desert Camp

DAY 2 KERMAN > SHIRAZ
Our Kerman sightseeing tour starts with Hayati Museum, a live anthropological museum where you can see Kermani  artisans and crafts. Next is Ganjalikhan complex, around a square with the same name and consisting of urban elements including a bazaar, a mosque, a bathhouse, a caravanserai, a madrassa (theological school), a water cistern and a coin mint, all built by Ganjali Khan, the governor of Kerman from 1595 to 1621 in the reign of the Safavid Shah Abbas I. We then proceed to the minaret-less Jameh Mosque of Kerman, which dates back to the 14th century. We also visit Moshtaghieh domes, the mausoleum of Mostagh Ali Shah, Qajarid era sufi leader and musician who was executed because he recited Quran while playing music.  The tour ends at Moayedi Ice-house which is believed to be the largest adobe ice-house in the world, built in late Safavid era with the function of storing winter ice for use in the summer. 
After the tour, we get on a comfortable VIP bus to Shiraz.O/N Shiraz

DAY 3 SHIRAZ
Today’s program starts at Qavam Mansion with its beautiful orange garden, where we can visit a nice sample of Qajar era interior decorations. Nasirolmolk Mosque, or the Pink Mosque  famous as the most colourful mosque of Iran is next followed by visiting Shahcheragh Shrine, one of the most important holy shrines in Iran. We will then stroll into Vakil Bazaar, to see one of the well-preserved samples of traditional roofed bazaars of Iran. On exit from the Bazaar, we see Vakil Mosque with its renowned spiral pillars and green marble minbar (pulpit). Vakil Hammam (Public Bath) is our next stop where you can see an elaborate sample of traditional Iranian bath houses with wax statues showing the relevant costumes and traditions.  Karimkhani Citadel, the Zand dynasty’s headquarters is next. We will then drive to visit Eram garden, part of the city’s botanical gardens  and a UNESCO world heritage site and end our program at Hafiz Memorial where Iranians gather to commemorate their most popular poet who lived in Shiraz in the 14th century. O/N Shiraz

DAY 4 SHIRAZ > PERSEPOLIS > NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM > PASARGADAE > ABARKOOH > YAZD
On exit from Shiraz, we visit the Quran Gate, which is believed to give blessing of the Holy Book to the travellers passing underneath. After an hour drive, we arrive in Persepolis to visit the magnificent remains from the ancient world in this 2500 years old ceremonial complex used for celebrating Nowruz, the Persian new year at the spring equinox, during the Achaemenid Empire. A short drive takes us to Naghsh-e-Rostam, a necropolis for Achaemenid kings and a collection of Sassanid rock reliefs. Next is Pasargadae, where we visit the tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Proceeding towards Yazd, we will have a stop in Abarkooh to visit Aghazadeh Mansion with its immaculate two-story windcatcher and an adobe ice-house. There is also an ancient Cypress tree in this town with an estimated age of 4000-5000 years, believed to be planted by Zoroaster. Today's 450km. drive ends in Yazd. O/N Yazd

  DAY 5 YAZD
Yazd, in the middle of Iran and in a remote desert location, remained largely immune to large battles, including the Mongols’ invasion. It’s a living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert. We start our program at AmirChakhmagh Complex , where we see Yazd’s landmark facade, a venue for religious ceremonies. We then visit the water museum, with a visible qanat running underneath, posing the old art of water management in this arid landscape. Jameh Mosque of Yazd is next with its magnificent portal and minarets. From here, we start strolling in the narrow alleys of the old town, renowned for its earthen architecture and windcathcers. Yazd was a refuge for Zoroastrians after Arab conquest and is still the hub of the country’s Zoroastrian community. We visit a Fire Temple which gives us more information about this ancient religion. The sacred fire of this temple is stated to have been burning since about 470 AD. We the proceed to The Towers of Silence, used until few decades ago by Zoroastrians for excarnation – that is, for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds, usually vultures. Next is Dowlatabad garden, a Persian garden with a pavilion having the tallest windcatcher of the country. Our tour ends at a Zoorkhaneh, Persian traditional gym, where we can watch Persian traditional sports in action. O/N Yazd

DAY 6 YAZD > NAEIN > MEYBOD > ISFAHAN
On our drive to Isfahan, we stop in the historical town of Meybod and see the Sassanid Narin castle, one of the oldest castles of Iran, Chaparckhaneh (the old post office) and the Safavid Caravanserai (one of the 999 motels which were built on order of Shah Abbas). We also visit a pigeon tower, one of the many similar dovecotes in the region which were used for housing pigeons and collecting bird droppings to be used as farming fertilizer. Proceeding towards Isfahan, we also visit the desert town of Naein to see Jameh Mosque of Naein, one of the oldest mosques of Iran, still in its original form.  We also visit Pirnia Historical House, which is now an anthropological museum showing desert lifestyle. Today program ends in Isfahan. [320km./200miles] O/N Isfahan

DAY 7 ISFAHAN
Iranians claim Isfahan is half the world! One of the largest cities of the world in 16-17th centuries, and the capital of Safavid dynasty. We start today’s program in UNESCO World Heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq., one of the largest city squares in the world, where we will visit Aliqapu Palace (in 6 floors), The Royal Mosque (one of the masterpieces of Persian Islamic architecture),  Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (private mosque of the royal court) and Chehelsotoun (40-columns) Pavilion. We will then stroll through the labyrinth of Qeysarieh Bazaar, starting on the northern side of the square and ending at The Old Jameh Mosque of Isfahan , another UNESCO world heritage site, one of the oldest still standing mosques in Iran. We then visit Jolfa, the Armenian quarter of the city, where we visit Vank Cathedral, a showcase of Christianity in Iran. Our next stop will be on the banks for Zayandeh River, where we can visit several historical bridges, including  Siosepol and Khaju, the two most beautiful  bridges of the city. The tour ends with a walk on Charbagh Street, literally the four gardens, a historical street in the heart of Isfahan. O/N Isfahan

 DAY 8 ISFAHAN > ABYANEH > KASHAN > QOM > TEHRAN
En-route to Tehran, we first stop in Abyaneh (The Red Village) where we can visit a well-preserved old Iranian village famous for its red buildings. It’s a living architectural and anthropological museum. We procced to the city of Kashan, and see some beautiful historical houses. We also visit  Fin Garden, an interesting sample of Persian gardens. Continuing towards Tehran, we stop in the city of Qom, where we can visit one the most important religious centres in Iran, The Holy Shrine of Hazrat-e-MasumaOn outskirts of Tehran, we finish today program with a visit to The Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini. [475km./295miles] O/N Tehran

 DAY 9 TEHRAN
The tour starts in Bagh-e-Melli, formerly known as the Parade Square, where we can see some landmark buildings dating back to Reza Shah’s reign (early 20th century). The National Museum is next where the rich 7000+ year history of Iran is on show with a unique collection of chronologically ordered archaeological findings. UNESCO World Heritage site of Golestan Palace comes next where the Qajar (18-19th century) headquarter of the country can be seen. We continue the tour with a visit to the busy Grand Bazaar of Tehran, followed by an unforgettable visit to the world renowned Treasury of National Jewels. The tour finishes at the former US embassy, called as the Den of Espionage in Iran after its seizure in 1979 leading to the hostages crisis between Iran and the USA.

Entrance Fees :  EUR105.00/person for all the mentioned sites. You can select to pay this directly at the sites, or include it in the package.


Inclusions Exclusions

- 1 nights accommodation in Kerman with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Shiraz with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Yazd with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Isfahan with breakfast
- 1 night accommodation in Tehran with breakfast
- Tehran-Kerman 1st Class night Train
- All sightseeing programs with English speaking guide
- All transportations 
- Visa authorization Code

- International flights
- Visa stamp fee
- Travel Insurance
- Entrance Fees (unless you select to include them)
- Food & drinks, unless stated otherwise
- Tips & Gratitude
- Personal Expenses

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Description

Tour Name : Persia in Depth intensive (Tour Code : PD2)
Tour starts : every Thu. afternoon in Tehran
Tour ends : Sat. evening in Tehran (10 days later)

- Please let us know if the departure day doesn't match your program. We may have another program matching your schedule.
- There are many programs to extend your itinerary before/after this tour. Please contact us if you are interested.
- We can also arrange airport transfers and pre/post tour accommodation based on your arrival/deparute details.

WITH THIS TOUR YOU VISIT : 
- more than 12 cities in 5 provinces of Iran
- 9 UNESCO World Heritage listings
- more than 65 tourist attractions 


Price (in EUR) D S : based on sharing a DBL./TWN. room with another traveler
: Single-supplement, added to the price when you don't share the room
Standard Class (with 3-4* hotels) 975 255
Superior Class (with 4-5* hotels) 1235 475

TOUR ITINERARY : 
DAY 0 NIGHT TRAIN TO KERMAN
We leave Tehran on the 1st class Kerman night train which leaves Tehran at 18:05.
You can alternatively fly to Kerman, if you don't want to go on the train. 

DAY 1 KERMAN > RAYEN > MAHAN > KALUTS > KERMAN
We start with Jabalieh Dome, or the Rock Dome, believed to be constructed during the Sassanid era.  We then  drive to Rayen to visit the medieval  mudbrick Rayen Castle,  similar to UNESCO Wolrd Heritage registred Bam Citadel which was destroyed by an earthquake in 2003. Our next  is Shahzdeh (Prince) Garden, registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list as a Persian gardens. We then visit the shrine of Shah Nematullah Vali, a renowned mystic and poet, living in the 14-15th centuries. Its tiled blue dome is described as one of the most magnificient architectural masterpieces in old Persia. Rest of the day is dedicated to visiting the Kaluts, magnificient eroded sand formations Lut desert [U] with a claim to being the world's hottest location. We also visit some oases in this no-man land. Based on your selection, you can return to Kerman or stay the night in a desert Camp. O/N Kerman/Desert Camp

DAY 2 KERMAN > SHIRAZ
Our Kerman sightseeing tour starts with Hayati Museum, a live anthropological museum where you can see Kermani  artisans and crafts. Next is Ganjalikhan complex, around a square with the same name and consisting of urban elements including a bazaar, a mosque, a bathhouse, a caravanserai, a madrassa (theological school), a water cistern and a coin mint, all built by Ganjali Khan, the governor of Kerman from 1595 to 1621 in the reign of the Safavid Shah Abbas I. We then proceed to the minaret-less Jameh Mosque of Kerman, which dates back to the 14th century. We also visit Moshtaghieh domes, the mausoleum of Mostagh Ali Shah, Qajarid era sufi leader and musician who was executed because he recited Quran while playing music.  The tour ends at Moayedi Ice-house which is believed to be the largest adobe ice-house in the world, built in late Safavid era with the function of storing winter ice for use in the summer. 
After the tour, we get on a comfortable VIP bus to Shiraz.O/N Shiraz

DAY 3 SHIRAZ
Today’s program starts at Qavam Mansion with its beautiful orange garden, where we can visit a nice sample of Qajar era interior decorations. Nasirolmolk Mosque, or the Pink Mosque  famous as the most colourful mosque of Iran is next followed by visiting Shahcheragh Shrine, one of the most important holy shrines in Iran. We will then stroll into Vakil Bazaar, to see one of the well-preserved samples of traditional roofed bazaars of Iran. On exit from the Bazaar, we see Vakil Mosque with its renowned spiral pillars and green marble minbar (pulpit). Vakil Hammam (Public Bath) is our next stop where you can see an elaborate sample of traditional Iranian bath houses with wax statues showing the relevant costumes and traditions.  Karimkhani Citadel, the Zand dynasty’s headquarters is next. We will then drive to visit Eram garden, part of the city’s botanical gardens  and a UNESCO world heritage site and end our program at Hafiz Memorial where Iranians gather to commemorate their most popular poet who lived in Shiraz in the 14th century. O/N Shiraz

DAY 4 SHIRAZ > PERSEPOLIS > NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM > PASARGADAE > ABARKOOH > YAZD
On exit from Shiraz, we visit the Quran Gate, which is believed to give blessing of the Holy Book to the travellers passing underneath. After an hour drive, we arrive in Persepolis to visit the magnificent remains from the ancient world in this 2500 years old ceremonial complex used for celebrating Nowruz, the Persian new year at the spring equinox, during the Achaemenid Empire. A short drive takes us to Naghsh-e-Rostam, a necropolis for Achaemenid kings and a collection of Sassanid rock reliefs. Next is Pasargadae, where we visit the tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Proceeding towards Yazd, we will have a stop in Abarkooh to visit Aghazadeh Mansion with its immaculate two-story windcatcher and an adobe ice-house. There is also an ancient Cypress tree in this town with an estimated age of 4000-5000 years, believed to be planted by Zoroaster. Today's 450km. drive ends in Yazd. O/N Yazd

  DAY 5 YAZD
Yazd, in the middle of Iran and in a remote desert location, remained largely immune to large battles, including the Mongols’ invasion. It’s a living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the desert. We start our program at AmirChakhmagh Complex , where we see Yazd’s landmark facade, a venue for religious ceremonies. We then visit the water museum, with a visible qanat running underneath, posing the old art of water management in this arid landscape. Jameh Mosque of Yazd is next with its magnificent portal and minarets. From here, we start strolling in the narrow alleys of the old town, renowned for its earthen architecture and windcathcers. Yazd was a refuge for Zoroastrians after Arab conquest and is still the hub of the country’s Zoroastrian community. We visit a Fire Temple which gives us more information about this ancient religion. The sacred fire of this temple is stated to have been burning since about 470 AD. We the proceed to The Towers of Silence, used until few decades ago by Zoroastrians for excarnation – that is, for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds, usually vultures. Next is Dowlatabad garden, a Persian garden with a pavilion having the tallest windcatcher of the country. Our tour ends at a Zoorkhaneh, Persian traditional gym, where we can watch Persian traditional sports in action. O/N Yazd

DAY 6 YAZD > NAEIN > MEYBOD > ISFAHAN
On our drive to Isfahan, we stop in the historical town of Meybod and see the Sassanid Narin castle, one of the oldest castles of Iran, Chaparckhaneh (the old post office) and the Safavid Caravanserai (one of the 999 motels which were built on order of Shah Abbas). We also visit a pigeon tower, one of the many similar dovecotes in the region which were used for housing pigeons and collecting bird droppings to be used as farming fertilizer. Proceeding towards Isfahan, we also visit the desert town of Naein to see Jameh Mosque of Naein, one of the oldest mosques of Iran, still in its original form.  We also visit Pirnia Historical House, which is now an anthropological museum showing desert lifestyle. Today program ends in Isfahan. [320km./200miles] O/N Isfahan

DAY 7 ISFAHAN
Iranians claim Isfahan is half the world! One of the largest cities of the world in 16-17th centuries, and the capital of Safavid dynasty. We start today’s program in UNESCO World Heritage site of Naghsh-e-Jahan Sq., one of the largest city squares in the world, where we will visit Aliqapu Palace (in 6 floors), The Royal Mosque (one of the masterpieces of Persian Islamic architecture),  Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (private mosque of the royal court) and Chehelsotoun (40-columns) Pavilion. We will then stroll through the labyrinth of Qeysarieh Bazaar, starting on the northern side of the square and ending at The Old Jameh Mosque of Isfahan , another UNESCO world heritage site, one of the oldest still standing mosques in Iran. We then visit Jolfa, the Armenian quarter of the city, where we visit Vank Cathedral, a showcase of Christianity in Iran. Our next stop will be on the banks for Zayandeh River, where we can visit several historical bridges, including  Siosepol and Khaju, the two most beautiful  bridges of the city. The tour ends with a walk on Charbagh Street, literally the four gardens, a historical street in the heart of Isfahan. O/N Isfahan

 DAY 8 ISFAHAN > ABYANEH > KASHAN > QOM > TEHRAN
En-route to Tehran, we first stop in Abyaneh (The Red Village) where we can visit a well-preserved old Iranian village famous for its red buildings. It’s a living architectural and anthropological museum. We procced to the city of Kashan, and see some beautiful historical houses. We also visit  Fin Garden, an interesting sample of Persian gardens. Continuing towards Tehran, we stop in the city of Qom, where we can visit one the most important religious centres in Iran, The Holy Shrine of Hazrat-e-MasumaOn outskirts of Tehran, we finish today program with a visit to The Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini. [475km./295miles] O/N Tehran

 DAY 9 TEHRAN
The tour starts in Bagh-e-Melli, formerly known as the Parade Square, where we can see some landmark buildings dating back to Reza Shah’s reign (early 20th century). The National Museum is next where the rich 7000+ year history of Iran is on show with a unique collection of chronologically ordered archaeological findings. UNESCO World Heritage site of Golestan Palace comes next where the Qajar (18-19th century) headquarter of the country can be seen. We continue the tour with a visit to the busy Grand Bazaar of Tehran, followed by an unforgettable visit to the world renowned Treasury of National Jewels. The tour finishes at the former US embassy, called as the Den of Espionage in Iran after its seizure in 1979 leading to the hostages crisis between Iran and the USA.

Entrance Fees :  EUR105.00/person for all the mentioned sites. You can select to pay this directly at the sites, or include it in the package.


Inclusions Exclusions

- 1 nights accommodation in Kerman with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Shiraz with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Yazd with breakfast
- 2 nights accommodation in Isfahan with breakfast
- 1 night accommodation in Tehran with breakfast
- Tehran-Kerman 1st Class night Train
- All sightseeing programs with English speaking guide
- All transportations 
- Visa authorization Code

- International flights
- Visa stamp fee
- Travel Insurance
- Entrance Fees (unless you select to include them)
- Food & drinks, unless stated otherwise
- Tips & Gratitude
- Personal Expenses

Select Date
Who No. Price
Adults $1,111.50 $1,111.50
Child $780.90 $0
infant $114 $0

Total USD $1,111.50
Deposit Now USD $3000

Privacy Policy

- Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months at the time of visa issue.
- A deposit of EUR300/person is required at the time of booking confirmation.
- Full payment must be received 21 days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation & Refund Policy :
If you cancel your tour for any reason including medical or personal reasons, cancellation fees will apply.
- More than 21 days before departure – Tour deposit
- 21-15 days before departure – 30% of tour price or tour deposit, whichever higher.
- 14-8 days before departure- 50% of tour price or tour deposit, whichever higher.
- Less than 7 days departure – 100% of tour price.

Payment Types

Credit Card - Wire Transfer - Master/ Visa Card -

Days : 10 | Nights : 9


Inclusions


  • English speaking tour guide
  • All transports
  • Visa authorization code
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All transports with dedicated vehicle
  • Train Tickets

Exclusions


  •     Tips and Gratuities    
  •     Food & Drinks    
  •     International flights    
  •     Visa stamp fee    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Personal expenses    
  •     Entrance fees    

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