8 day Iran Tour - Iran highlights
Day1: We could start Tehran city tour by visiting "Sa'd Abad Palace Garden Complex", then have lunch. We will visit "National Museum of Iran" afternoon and in the evening, we could visit "Milad Tower Complex" to see the panoramic view of Tehran city and lights. Stay overnight in Tehran.
Day 2: After breakfast in hotel, we will have a full day Tehran city tour to cover attractions in downtown. We will first visit "Golestan Palace Complex (WH)" and then walk to visit "Tehran Grand Bazaar" especially "Carpet Bazaar". After having lunch, we will visit "National Jewels Museum" where is full of magnificent jewelry masterpieces belonged to Iranian kings. We will fly from Tehran to Shiraz in the evening. Stay overnight in Shiraz.
Day 3: After having breakfast in hotel, we will have full day Shiraz city tour to visit attractions. First, "Nasir Al Molk Mosque" where is famous for nice reflection of light through colorful glasses in the morning. Then we will visit "Narenjestane Qavaam" where has a brilliant garden and fully decorated building by glass and plaster works. Then we could walk through "Vakil old Bazaar" and have lunch in old Sharzeh restaurant. Then we could visit "Karim Khan Citadel" and "Eram Garden (WH)", then visit "Sa'di and Hafez (two famous Persian poets) Mausoleums". In the evening, we will visit "Shah Cheragh Shrine". Stay overnight in Shiraz.
Day 4: Breakfast in hotel, then leave Shiraz for Isfahan and visit "Persepolis (WH)" and "Naqshe Rostam (Necropolis)" historical sites en-route and then "Pasargadae (WH)", the first Persian Garden where the house and tomb of Cyrus the Great are located in. Then continue our way toward Isfahan. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Day 5: Have a full day Isfahan city tour starting at around 8:30 am. We could start our visit to "Naqshe Jahan Square (WH)": "Imam Mosque", "Aali Qapu Palace" and "Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque". You could visit handicraft shops around square to buy souvenirs. After visiting "Chehel Sotoun Palace Garden", we could go to Abbasi hotel which is the oldest hotel in Iran and enjoy its beautiful yard and great decorations in different parts and have snack in restaurant or tea house in the yard. We will visit "Khajou and Sio Se Pol Historical Bridges" in the evening to see the lights and gathering of local people around and under bridges. Stay overnight in Isfahan.
Day 6: After having breakfast, we will continue the visit to attractions in Isfahan city: "Great Mosque of Isfahan (WH)" where has had over 1000 year construction. Then we will visit historical "Vank and Bethlehem Churches" in Armenian area of Isfahan. After lunch we will drive toward Kashan and visit "Abyaneh ancient village" en-route. Stay overnight in Kashan.
Day 7: Kashan is well-known for the elegant historical houses decorated by wooden doors and windows (Orossi) and plaster and mirror works. We will visit two the best houses: "Abbasiyan and Tabatabaie Historical Houses" in the morning after visiting "Aqa Bozorg Mosque-Madrasa" with very unique architecture. After historical houses, we will visit "Soltan Amir Ahmad Historical Hammam (old bathroom)" which is the best example for old bathrooms in Iran. Then we will go to "Kashan old Bazaar" to soak in the environment and have a tea in "Aminoddoleh Timcheh". After having lunch, we will visit "Siyyalk ancient Hills" and then "Fin Garden (WH)". Then we will drive toward Tehran. Stay overnight in Tehran.
Day 8: Transfer to Imam Khomeini Intl airport to depart. We could plan for this day based on the time of departure flight. Travelers could be transferred directly from Kashan to Imam Khomeini Airport in the case their flight is in the early morning of 8th day.