Iran at a Glance extensive Tehran

Description

Tour Name  : Iran at a Glance extensive (Tour Code : IG1)
Tour starts  : Every Fri. morning in Tehran (You are recommened to be in Tehran the night before at least.)
Tour ends  : Sun. morning (9 days later) in Tehran

- 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 5 cities in 3 provinces of Iran
- 6 UNESCO World Heritage listings
- more than 45 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) 935 255
Superior Class (with 4-5* hotels) 1195 475

TOUR ITINERARY : 
DAY 1 TEHRAN
We start our tour of northern Tehran at the Nature Bridge with immaculate views of north Tehran and Alborz mountains. We then visit Niavaran Palace, the last residence and office of Shah before the Islamic revolution. Next is the house of Imam Khomeini, from where he ruled Iran for a decade. Tajrish Old Bazaar is next, where we can see a vibrant traditional bazaar where Tehranies do their daily shopping. Saadabad Palace is next which is a large compund of Royal palaces used during Pahlavi era. Our last stop is Darband, which is a vally in north of Tehran, hidden from the hustle-bustle of Tehran. O/N Tehran

DAY 2 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. Next is 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. O/N Tehran

DAY 3 TEHRAN > QOM > KASHAN
We drive to Kashan visiting some interesting sites en-route. The first site is The Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and Tehran war cemetery. After about an hour drive with a glimpse of a large salt lake, we stop in the religious city of Qom, where we can visit one the most important religious centres in Iran, The Holy Shrine of Hazrat-e-Masuma. Another hour drive takes us to the desert city of Kashan where we visit, Fin Garden, an interesting sample of Persian garden. We have the afternoon free for exploring this well preserved desert city. O/N Kashan

DAY 4 KASHAN > ABYANEH > ISFAHAN
We start the day with visiting some historical houses with interesting architecture. This will be followed by a visit to Kashan Bazaar and Aghabozorg Mosque before leaving for Isfahan with a stop in Abyaneh (The Red Village) stop where we can visit a well-preserved old Iranian village famous for its red buildings. It’s a living architectural and anthropologic museum. Isfahan is another 2.5 hour drive away. O/N Isfahan

  DAY 5 ISFAHAN
Iranians claim Isfahan is half the world! One of the largest cities of the world in 16-17th century, 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 till standing mosques in Iran. We wil then drive to Jolfa, the Armenian quarter of the city, where we visit Vank Cathedral, a showcase of Christianity in Iran. Our next stop will be at the banks for Zayandeh River, where we can visit  historical bridges of Siosepol and Khaju, the two most beautiful historical bridges of the city. O/N Isfahan

DAY 6 ISFAHAN 
On a 2nd tour of Isfahan, we visit the Shaking Minarets and Atashgah, remains of an ancient fire temple. 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 7 ISFAHAN > PASARGADAE > NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM > PERSEPOLIS > SHIRAZ
On a long drive to Shiraz, we stop in Pasargadae, visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Another hour drive takes us to Naghsh-e-Rostam, a necropolis for Achaemenid kings and a collection of Sassanid rock reliefs. Before arriving in Shiraz, we will have a long stop 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. Today’s program ends with a short stop at the Quran Gate. Travelers passing underneath the gates were believed to receive the blessing of the Holy Book. (Total drive 480km./300 miles) O/N Shiraz
 DAY 8 SHIRAZ
On a tour of Shiraz, we visit Afifabad Garden, formerly a royal mansion and now used as a museum of historical weapons.
We then drive to visit Eram garden, part of the city’s botanical gardens  and a UNESCO world heritage site. We then visit Saadi and  Hafiz Memorials where Iranians gather to commemorate their most popular poets who lived in Shiraz in the 13th and 14th centuries. O/N Shiraz
 DAY 9 SHIRAZ
Today’s program starts at Qavam Mansion with its beautiful orange garden, where we can visit a nice sample of Qajae 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 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 our last stop in this tour.  
The tour finishes by getting on the 1st Class Shiraz-Tehran night train. You can alternatively take a flight to Tehran, continue the tour to Yazd/Kerman/Ahwaz or proceed to other destinations.. 

Entrance Fees :  EUR85.00/person for all the mentioned sites. You can select to pay this directly at the sites, or include it in the package.


Inclusions Exclusions

- 2 nights accommodation in Tehran with breakfast
- 1 night accommodation in Kashan with breakfast
- 3 nights accommodation in Isfahan with breakfast
- 2 nighta accommodation in Shiraz with breakfast
- Shiraz-Terhan 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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Tour Name 
Tour Name  : Iran at a Glance extensive (Tour Code : IG1)
Tour starts  : Every Fri. morning in Tehran (You are recommened to be in Tehran the night before at least.)
Tour ends  : Sun. morning (9 days later) in Tehran

- 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 5 cities in 3 provinces of Iran
- 6 UNESCO World Heritage listings
- more than 45 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) 935 255
Superior Class (with 4-5* hotels) 1195 475

TOUR ITINERARY : 
DAY 1 TEHRAN
We start our tour of northern Tehran at the Nature Bridge with immaculate views of north Tehran and Alborz mountains. We then visit Niavaran Palace, the last residence and office of Shah before the Islamic revolution. Next is the house of Imam Khomeini, from where he ruled Iran for a decade. Tajrish Old Bazaar is next, where we can see a vibrant traditional bazaar where Tehranies do their daily shopping. Saadabad Palace is next which is a large compund of Royal palaces used during Pahlavi era. Our last stop is Darband, which is a vally in north of Tehran, hidden from the hustle-bustle of Tehran. O/N Tehran

DAY 2 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. Next is 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. O/N Tehran

DAY 3 TEHRAN > QOM > KASHAN
We drive to Kashan visiting some interesting sites en-route. The first site is The Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and Tehran war cemetery. After about an hour drive with a glimpse of a large salt lake, we stop in the religious city of Qom, where we can visit one the most important religious centres in Iran, The Holy Shrine of Hazrat-e-Masuma. Another hour drive takes us to the desert city of Kashan where we visit, Fin Garden, an interesting sample of Persian garden. We have the afternoon free for exploring this well preserved desert city. O/N Kashan

DAY 4 KASHAN > ABYANEH > ISFAHAN
We start the day with visiting some historical houses with interesting architecture. This will be followed by a visit to Kashan Bazaar and Aghabozorg Mosque before leaving for Isfahan with a stop in Abyaneh (The Red Village) stop where we can visit a well-preserved old Iranian village famous for its red buildings. It’s a living architectural and anthropologic museum. Isfahan is another 2.5 hour drive away. O/N Isfahan

  DAY 5 ISFAHAN
Iranians claim Isfahan is half the world! One of the largest cities of the world in 16-17th century, 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 till standing mosques in Iran. We wil then drive to Jolfa, the Armenian quarter of the city, where we visit Vank Cathedral, a showcase of Christianity in Iran. Our next stop will be at the banks for Zayandeh River, where we can visit  historical bridges of Siosepol and Khaju, the two most beautiful historical bridges of the city. O/N Isfahan

DAY 6 ISFAHAN 
On a 2nd tour of Isfahan, we visit the Shaking Minarets and Atashgah, remains of an ancient fire temple. 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 7 ISFAHAN > PASARGADAE > NAGHSH-E-ROSTAM > PERSEPOLIS > SHIRAZ
On a long drive to Shiraz, we stop in Pasargadae, visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Another hour drive takes us to Naghsh-e-Rostam, a necropolis for Achaemenid kings and a collection of Sassanid rock reliefs. Before arriving in Shiraz, we will have a long stop 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. Today’s program ends with a short stop at the Quran Gate. Travelers passing underneath the gates were believed to receive the blessing of the Holy Book. (Total drive 480km./300 miles) O/N Shiraz
 DAY 8 SHIRAZ
On a tour of Shiraz, we visit Afifabad Garden, formerly a royal mansion and now used as a museum of historical weapons.
We then drive to visit Eram garden, part of the city’s botanical gardens  and a UNESCO world heritage site. We then visit Saadi and  Hafiz Memorials where Iranians gather to commemorate their most popular poets who lived in Shiraz in the 13th and 14th centuries. O/N Shiraz
 DAY 9 SHIRAZ
Today’s program starts at Qavam Mansion with its beautiful orange garden, where we can visit a nice sample of Qajae 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 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 our last stop in this tour.  
The tour finishes by getting on the 1st Class Shiraz-Tehran night train. You can alternatively take a flight to Tehran, continue the tour to Yazd/Kerman/Ahwaz or proceed to other destinations.. 

Entrance Fees :  EUR85.00/person for all the mentioned sites. You can select to pay this directly at the sites, or include it in the package.


Inclusions Exclusions

- 2 nights accommodation in Tehran with breakfast
- 1 night accommodation in Kashan with breakfast
- 3 nights accommodation in Isfahan with breakfast
- 2 nighta accommodation in Shiraz with breakfast
- Shiraz-Terhan 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 $1,065.90 $1,065.90
Child $746.70 $0
infant $108.30 $0

Total USD $1,065.90
Deposit Now USD $300

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 : 9 | Nights : 9


Inclusions


  • English speaking tour guide
  • All transports
  • 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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