28 day Iran Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Tehran in the early morning (if you use British Airways) and transfer to hotel (50 KM), full day Tehran city tour. Stay Overnight in Sayna 3* hotel.
Day 2: Full day Tehran tour. Stay Overnight in Sayna 3* hotel.
In Tehran you will visit:
Golestan Palace (WH), Saad Abad Palace, National Museum of Iran (Archaeology museum), National Jewels museum, Tehran Grand Bazaar, Carpet museum, Milad Tower, Tajrish traditional Bazaar, Saleh holy shrine,
Day 3: Drive for Kashan (250 KM), have half day tour in Kashan and stay overnight in Darb e Bagh historical house (3* boutique hotel) in Kashan.
Day 4: Have another half day tour in Kashan and then drive to Isfahan and visit Abyaneh village en-route (290 KM). After visiting the village, drive to Isfahan and stay overnight in Tourist 3* hotel in Isfahan.
In Kashan you will visit:
Fin Garden (WH), Kashan grand Bazaar, Abbasiyan and Tabatabai historical houses, Amir Ahmad historical bathhouse, Agha Bozorg mosque, Siyyalk pre-historical hills.
Day 5: Full day Isfahan city tour. Stay overnight in Tourist 3* hotel.
Day 6: Full day Isfahan city tour. Stay overnight in Tourist 3* hotel.
Day 7: Full day Isfahan city tour. Stay overnight in Tourist 3* hotel.
In Isfahan you will visit:
Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (WH), Aali Qapu palace, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Abbasi Royal mosque, Old Bazaar (Qeysariyyeh), Handicraft shops around the square, Great Mosque of Isfahan (WH), Chehel Sotun palace Persian garden (WH), Armenian quarter (Jolfa), Vank and Bethlehem historical churches, flower garden, historical Khajou and Sio Se Pol bridges, Charhar Bagh avenue and Abbasi hotel (the oldest hotel in Iran and its brilliant court yard).
Day 8: Leave Isfahan for Yazd, have a stop in Varzaneh desert to visit Sand dunes, Cow-well (the old way of watering farms), camel-mill and pigeon tower (380 KM). Continue our way to Yazd and stay overnight in Mozaffar 3* historical house (Boutique hotel).
Day 9: Full day Yazd city tour. Stay overnight in Mozaffar Hotel.
In Yazd you will visit:
Old part of Yazd city, Great mosque of Yazd, Amir Chakhmagh square, water museum, Zoroastrian fire Temple and cemetery (tower of silence), Zur-Khaneh (old body building exercise), water reservoir, Roof of Yazd (to have a panoramic view of wind towers and old yazd) and Dowlat Abad Persian garden (based on your interest).
Day 10: have a day tour to visit some attractions around Yazd (270 KM), Kharanaq ruins, Chak Chak Zoroastrian holy shrine and Saryazd complex (Fortress and caravanserai). Stay overnight in Mozaffar hotel.
Day 11: Leave Yazd for Meymand village (WH) (280 KM), 8000 year old village where is still inhabited. On the way from Yazd to this village, you can visit Zeinoddin caravanserai. You will visit the village and be treated by locals in their houses (human made caves) by local food and herbal tea. After couple of hours in the village, we will drive to Sirjan (110 KM) and stay overnight in 2* Tourist hotel.
Day 12: Leave Sirjan for Shiraz (390 KM) and have stop to visit Bakhtegan and Maharloo salt lakes and Sarvestan Sassanid twin palaces en-route. Stay overnight in Arg 3* hotel in Shiraz.
Day 13: Full day Shiraz city tour. Stay overnight in Arg hotel.
In Shiraz you will visit:
Nasir Al Molk mosque (pink mosque), Narenjestan Qavaam garden, Shiraz grand Bazaar, Karim Khan citadel, Hafez and Saadi Mausoleums (two famous Persian poets), Eram Persian garden Quran gate and Shahcheragh holy shrine.
Day 14: Have a full day tour to visit Persepolis, Necropolis, Passargadae historical sites. We could visit Basseri Nomads in Passargadae and have a meal in their black tents. Stay overnight in Arg hotel in Shiraz.
Day 15: A full day rest. Short visit in city and have meal in traditional restaurant. Stay overnight in Arg hotel.
Day 16: Leave Shiraz for Shushtar (570 KM) and visit Bishapur ancient Sassanid city and Tange Chogan relief en-route. Stay overnight in Sarabi Traditional house in Shushtar.
Day 17: Visit Ancient hydraulic system (WH) and some Sassanid bridges on Karoon River and visit a nice Nomad family in their tent. Stay overnight in Sarabi hotel in Shushtar.
Day 18: Have a short trip (180 KM) to visit Tchoqazanbil Zygorat (WH), Haft Tappeh museum and Shusha (Susa) ancient city and its museum (the oldest city in the world). Stay overnight in Sarabi hotel in Shushtar.
Day 19: Leave Shushtar for Kermanshah (440 KM) and visit Bistun historical site (WH) en-route. Stay overnight in Jamshid 4* hotel in Kermanshah.
In Kermanshah city you will visit:
Tagh Bostan Sassanid relief, Bigler Beygi and Moaven Al Molk religious centers (nice architecture and tile works).
Day 20: Leave Kermanshah for Hawraman village (300 KM) and visit Palangan village en-route as well. After visiting village, will drive to Marivan (70 KM) and stay overnight in 4* Zarivar hotel overlooking Zarivar lake.
Day 21: Leave Marivan for Takab via Sanandaj. Stay overnight in Ranji 2* hotel in Takab.
Day 22: Leave Takab for Zanjan (350 KM). Visit Takht-e-Soleyman (WH) and then drive to Soltaniyyeh to visit Oljayto Dome (WH) the biggest dome made of bricks in the world. Stay overnight in Zanjan Grand 4* hotel in Zanjan.
Day 23: Have half day rest in Zanjan. Visit traditional Bazaar of Zanjan and then leave for Tabriz (350 KM). Stay overnight in Tabriz International 4* hotel.
Day 24: Full day Tabriz city tour. Then drive to Kandovan village (55 KM) and stay overnight in Laleh 5* rocky hotel (following the structure of ancient village, rooms with Jacuzzi inside the volcanic rocks).
In Tabriz you will visit:
Tabriz Grand Bazaar (WH) the largest roofed Bazaar in the world, Azerbaijan Museum, Iron age cemetery, Blue mosque, Behnam and Ghadaki historical houses.
Day 25: Visit village and then leave for Astara (350 KM). Visit Sheikh Safi Complex (WH) in Ardabil and Heyran winding road en-route. Stay overnight in 3* Tourist hotel in Astara.
Day 26: Visit Caspian Sea and some natural attractions around Astara and Steel Lake. Have local food in my parent's villa overlooking mountains and Caspian Sea. I can arrange nice evening on the coast by setting fire and roasting potatoes etc. Stay overnight in 3* Tourist Hotel in Astara.
Day 27: Leave Astara for Fuman (300 KM) and visit Anzali Lagoon and boat inside it. Then visit Massouleh village and stay overnight in Moeen 4* hotel in Fuman located in a tea farm.
Day 28: Leave Fuman for Tehran (350 KM) and visit Saravan rural heritage museum around Rasht and Manjil Lake in Manjil. End of tour. Transfer to Imam Khomeini airport or to the hotel based on the departure flight hour.