(*World Heritage Sites)
Arrive to Tehran IKA, Welcome and Greetings, Transfer to hotel.
• The city tour will be added if the time allows
• One more night will be booked if you arrive before 2 pm check-in time
We will Visit Archaeology museum, Golestan Palace, National Jewelry Museum, Baghe Melli Portal and Grand Bazaar of Tehran.
• Free Optional visit: Visit Tabiat Bridge late evening (nature bridge)
After breakfast, we will drive to Kashan, the city of stunning historical houses. While in Kashan, we will explore Fin Garden and enjoy the lush gardens and historical pavilions with flowing spring waters and fountains. Then, we will visit the Kashan Historical Bazaar and have a cup of hot tea under a beautiful domed roof of Aminoddole Timcheh.
Get insight into Iranian traditional houses by visiting Tabatabaei and Borujerdis houses (I call it; Love house because there are five love stories painted on the walls and was built as part of a marriage proposal). Walking out of Borujerdis house and step into Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse to learn about thoughtful and purposeful architecture of the hammam (bathhouse). Be sure to see the unique domes on the rooftop which provide the lighting for the hammam.
Later we will visit the Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madraseh (school), famous for its precise, symmetric architecture and attractive appearance. Truly it is one of the most spectacular mosques in Iran.
• Optional tours: Underground city and off-road tour to Salt Lake
After breakfast, we will drive to Isfahan through Nataz to visit its magnificent Jameh mosque with one extraordinary minaret. Then we will continue our way to Isfahan to get inspire by the beauty of its Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Zayandeh Rud (river in Isfahan).
After checking into your hotel, we will take you to Zayandeh Rud, a striking historical bridges surrounded by beautiful green space. Enjoy the cool and lively atmosphere of Pol-e Khaju and Si-o-Se Pol bridges. Take a stroll and get to know the local friendly people.
Full day city tour in Isfahan, we will start exploring our second day in Isfahan by visiting Chehel Sotoun Palace and its jaw dropping painting of Persian history on its inner walls. The palace is made up of twenty columns but because of the reflection in the water, they call it the forty column palace.
Then we will wonder around the second biggest square in the world, Naqsh-e Jahan Square which is definitely the most beautiful one. This square is surrounded by Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and one by one we will explore them. Then it is time to walk through bazaar of Isfahan for some shopping.
Optional: If you don’t want to shop, visit Assar Khaneh Shahi.
We will visit the oldest mosque of Isfahan by visiting Jameh mosque of Isfahan and enjoy its stunning domes and evans and massive columns. After that we will go to the Armenian district of Isfahan, Jolfa to visit the beautiful Vank church with its Islamic-style dome.
After early breakfast, we will leave to Yazd by visiting the historical cities of Nain and Meybod.
We will have a great chance to visit one of the oldest mosques in Iran in Nain with its cool summer underground praying hall. Then after having our lunch, we will continue to Meybod to visit Pigeon house and one of Shah Abbasi Caravansaries and Chaparkhaneh (old style post office) and natural Icehouse that show cases Iranian innovation and architectural skill.
We will spend a full day experiencing the mysterious world of Zoroastrians by visiting the Fire Temple and Towers of Silence. Next, we will visit the astonishing Yazd water museum and learn about the underground water canals, Qanats, and see the marvelous Islamic Amirchaghmagh complex.
During the evening we will have an hour stop in Zorkhaneh (traditional body gym) to look at the real show of exercising with great drum call and spiritual poetry by Morshed.
Let’s start our day by being awed by the towering minarets and fantastic brick and tile artwork of Yazd Jameh mosque.
Then we will be getting lost in historical town of Yazd wondering around and looking at simple but beautiful mud-made houses with wind towers that cool down the houses as a natural air conditioner. Through our walking in the old neighborhood, we will get to know about Ab Anbar (water storages), Alexander’s Prison, and Twelve Imams’ Tomb. For those who are interested in Persian carpets, there is a big carpet shop in the heart of old town that can be one of good options to consider for shopping carpets or rugs.
Drive to Shiraz through AbarKuh city to the Aghazadeh Mansion with the largest wind tower in the Iran. Aghazadeh Mansion and its huge wind tower is depicted on the obverse of the new Iranian 20000 Rials banknote.
And for our last stop on the road, we will visit Pasargadae and see the Cyrus the Great tomb. Cyrus the Great was the first king of ancient Persia who wrote the first charters of human rights.
We will drive out of Shiraz to visit the breath-taking Persepolis (515 BC) with its master pieces of artwork that exemplifies Achaemenid style of architecture. And later on, we will visit the Necropolis, the burial site of the five most notorious Kings of Achaemenid.
Back to Shiraz and visit tomb of Hafez, the famous Persian poet.
To see beautiful colorful dance of sun lights that pass through the colorful windows of Pink mosque, we should have an early start so that we can be at the mosque in 8 am to observe its unique beauty.
We will visit Arg-e Karim Khan castle with the taste of Shirazi Faloudeh (Shiraz is famous for its noodle ice cream). Most of the historical buildings of Shiraz were built during Karim Khan, King of Iran in 18th century.
From there, we will walk to Vakil Bazaar to wonder around and to do your last shopping in Iran in this Iran Dream Tour. Fly to Tehran.
Today is your last day in Iran, so enjoy it at your own leisure. This evening or night you will be transfer to airport to catch your flight back home.
Note: After your check out time you can leave your suitcases in hotel storage room.
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