A Great History in the Heart of Iran
In Shiraz, we’ll walk through the Zandieh Complex, which includes the Citadel the Pars museum, the bazaar and the Mosque.After that we’ll wander around the Shiraz gardens (Eram or Jahan Nama), the tomb of two of the most famous Iranian poets – Hafez and Saadi – Ali’ebn-e Hamzeh (Holy Shrine) and the Quran Gate.In the evening we’ll take the short journey to Qalaat, spending the night in a hotel nearby.
we heat to the Persepolis and After the visit to the ruins of Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis), we’ll drive towards Yazd, stopping by to see Pasargad (Tomb and Palaces of Cyrus the Great) and a 4000 years old cypress in Abarqu and drive to Yazd.
Once in Yazd we’ll take a tour visiting the Tower of Silence, Atashkadeh (Zoroastrian’s fire temple), the Water Museum and Amir Chakhmagh Square. The afternoon will be dedicated to the Yazd’s traditional urban area and its main attractions including the Jaam’e Mosque, Alexander Prison, Bogh’e Davazdah Imam, Zour Khaneh (Iranian’s traditional gymnasium).
Today we’ll take an excursion to the outskirts of Yazd, visiting Meybod, Chak Chak (Famous Zoroastrian’s Pantheon), Safavid Caravanserai, historical Yakhchal and Kharanaq.We’ll spend the night camping in the desert.*
From the desert we’ll make the 250km drive to Isfahan, visiting on the way Naein and Narin Historical Castle. We will arrive in Isfahan at around noon. In the afternoon we’ll walk by the river visiting the historical bridges.
In the morning we are going to see Naqsh-e Jahan square, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam mosque and Ali Qapu Palace, while after lunch we’ll explore the Chehel Sotoun Palace, the Persian Bazaar and be introduced to Iranian handicrafts and workshops.
On our last day we will visit Jaam’e Mosque, Vank Cathedral and Maria Church, also visiting Colonel Bekhradi’s historical house before flying to Tehran in the evening.