Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
Location: Iran
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Summer Tour to Iran – 7 days

 

Day 1: Tehran

  • Arrival in Tehran, transfer to the hotel in Tehran
  • Visit to the Museum of National Jewels where you will explore amazing collections of Safavid and other dynasties: crowns, diadems, swords and other precious gems.
  • 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
  • Visit to the museum of Reza Abbasi – the most famous miniaturist of Safavid dynasty period. The museum opened in 1977, exhibits artifacts dating back to prehistoric, historic, and Eslamic periods. It is particularly rich in calligraphy.
  • Dinner in a very famous traditional Iranian Restaurant «Alighapour».

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

Day 2: Tehran – Isfahan

  • In the morning you will drive to Isfahan – the third largest city in Iran
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • The tour will start with a visit to Imam square (Naqsh-e-Jahan belonging to the XVI-th century. It is the second largest square in the world included into the UNESCO world heritage list.
  • Visit to the largest mosque of Isfahan, Imam Mosque.
  • The next stop will be at the grand forty-eight meteres high Ali Qapu Palace in the XVII-the cent. by Shah Abbas I.
  • 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 dignitaries and ambassadors receptions.
  • The last excursion will be at Hasht Behesht Palace
  • Visit to one of the most famous bazaars in Iran, where you can purchase the arts & crafts for which Isfahan is so well renowned

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan 

Day 3: Drive to Shiraz via Necropolis and Persepolis

  • Visit to Necropolis – the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid periods.
  • The next excursion will be at Persepolis which was once the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Here you will see the ruins of the ancient buildings
  • Then drive to Shiraz

 

Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

 Day 4: Drive to Shiraz and return to Isfahan

  • Full day city tour around Shiraz
  • Visit to Shah Cheragh Shrine – one of the most beautiful shrines in Iran with its beautiful dome, wonderful lighting, and Mirror-work
  • The tour continues to the tombs of poets Hafez and Saadi. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. 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.
  • Stroll around Eram Garden – one of the most famous and beautiful Persian gardens in all of Iran.
  • Drive back to Isfahan

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

 Day 5: Isfahan

  • The tour starts with the Vank Church – one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world and will undoubtedly capture the attention of every Christian
  • The day will conclude with a visit to Monar Jonban – the tomb of a Sufi with its shaking minarets and some historical bridges.
  • Free time

 

Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

Day 6: Drive to Kashan and return to Tehran

  • Drive back to Tehran and visit to Kashan town on the way
  • Lunch in Tehran
  • Excursion to Sadabad Palace. Comprising 18 palaces, this complex is located in a very beautiful garden covering an area of 410 hectares.
  • Next you will explore the Niavaran Palace which was formerly used as the private summer residence of the Qajar kings. Nowdays it is a museum after the dethronement of the Shah.
  • 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, jewelries, and carpets.

 

Overnight: hotel in Tehran

 Day 7 

  • Transfer to IKA airport, departure

 

Distance:

Tehran to Isfahan: 339 km = app 4 Hours

Isfahan to Shiraz: 478 km = app 4.5 Hours

Shiraz to Tehran: 684 km= app 7 Hours

Isfahan to Kashan: 223 km= app 3 Hours

Kashan to Tehran 244 km=app 2.5 Hours