Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights
Location: Iran
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Historical & Cultural Tour to Iran

By choosing our Historical & Cultural Tour to Iran, you will make a fascinating journey to the most important historical places of the country. You will visit  such cities as Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Kashan, explore the museums, stroll along the Persian gardens and can bargain at the colorful local bazaars. In just 12 days, you will be able to plunge in the history and culture of Iran and get acquainted with the amazing ancient facts!

Highlights of Historical & Cultural Tour to Iran

  • Explore the history and culture of the ancient Persia
  • Visit the outstanding architectural masterpieces in Isfahan
  • Explore the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire - Persepolis
  • Bargain at the colorful local bazaars
 

Day 1 

  • Arrival in Tehran, transfer to the hotel

 

Day 2

  • Excursion to Sadabad Palace. Comprising 18 palaces, this complex is located in a very beautiful garden covering an area of 410 hectares.
  • Trip to Isfahan town
  • On the way, you will visit the village of Abyaneh – a cultural, ethnographic and tourist center
  • Visit to Sio-Se-Pol bridge, one of the longest on Zayandeh River

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan 

Day 3

  • The excursion begins with a visit to the Jame Mosque – the UNESCO site in Iran
  • The tour starts with the visit to Vank Church – one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world, which will undoubtedly capture the attention of every Christian
  • The tour starts with the visit to Hasht-Behesht Palace

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan  

Day 4

  • Stroll around the largest area of Isfahan – Naqsh-e Jahan. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The next stop will be at the grand forty-eight meters high Ali Qapu Palace in the XVII-the cent. by Shah Abbas I.
  • Visit to Sheikh Lotfollah – an example of outstanding architecture
  • The tour continues to Chehel Sotoun – an outstanding architectural masterpiece of the XVII-the cent. Once it was used by Iranian shahs for entertainment and receptions of dignitaries and ambassador.
  • Next stop – Khaju bridges, the finest one in the province. It was built by Shah Abbas I.

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan  

Day 5

  • Trip to Shiraz
  • Visit to Pasargadae – the ancient Persian city, the first capital of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • Arrival in Shiraz and stop at the Qoran Gate
  • The tour continues to the tombs of poet Hafez. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery.

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan 

Day 6

  • Visit to Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque also known as a Pink Mosque. It amazes with its colored facade made of glass and other traditional elements
  • Visit to Narenjestan Palace and Gardens
  • Visit to Shah Cheragh Shrine – one of the most beautiful shrines in Iran with its beautiful dome, wonderful lighting, and mirror-work
  • Stroll around Eram Garden – one of the most famous and beautiful Persian gardens in all of Iran.
  • The tour continues to the tombs of poets Saadi. Sa’adi is a poet, philosopher, and mystic known as the father of tourism. He traveled to different countries and cities and then collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme-prose.

 

Overnight: hotel in Yazd

Day 7

  • A trip to Abarkuh – ancient city in the province of Yazd
  • On the way, you will visit Persepolis – the ancient Persian city founded in the VI-V century BC. e., the capital of the vast empire of the Achaemenids.
  • In Abarkuh you will stop to see the famous cypress Abarkuh
  • Stop at Aghazadeh Mansion – a national historical monument in Iran

 

Overnight: hotel in Yazd

 Day 8

  • City tour around Yazd town known for its unique Persian architecture
  • Visit to Towers of Silence and the Fire Temple Friday Mosque
  • Pleasant stroll around Dowlat-Abad Garden. The garden is a home for the palace with the highest scoop (windcatcher) in Iran (height 34 m). The palace interior is decorated with exquisite stained-glass windows and mosaics.
  • Excursion around the Amir Chakhmaq Complex

 

Overnight: hotel in Kashan

 Day 9

  • Drive to Kashan town
  • On the way stop in Meybod town and the sightseeing tour
  • Visit to Tabatabaie house – the historic house of 1880’s belonging to the rich Tabatabaie family.
  • Visit to the ancient Bazar Kashan built in Seljuk era. It is probably the most spectacular bazar of Iran due to its impressive architecture.

Overnight: hotel in Kashan

 Day 10

  • Stroll around historical Persian Fin Garden
  • Excursion to the underground architectural complex of Nushabad
  • Trip to Tehran
  • Stop at the Milad Tower – the tallest construction in Iran
  • Walk along the largest pedestrian Tabiat Bridge

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Day 11

  • Visit to Golestan Palace
  • Excursion to the National Museum
  • The tour will continue to the Museum of Glassware and ceramics where chronologically set galleries will acquaint you with the Iranian history through glass and ceramics works
  • Next, you will have an excursion to Carpet Museum which will acquaint you with the variety of Persian Carpets
  • Visit to Tehran Grand Bazar – the historical place and the world’s largest covered market. It consists of over 10 kilometers of labyrinthine covered alleys. Here the visitors can choose among different kind of products, pieces of jewelry, and carpets.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Day 12

  • Transfer to the airport, departure