Persepolis and Necropolis Tour
Persepolis is a must-visit attraction in Iran. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It is situated 52 kilometers from the city of Shiraz, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 518 BC.
We arrange one day tour while your stay in Shiraz.
The tour includes also visiting Necropolis, or Naqsh-e Rostam.
The tour usually starts in the morning, sometime between 7 and 10 am, depending on your preference. We will collect you from your hotel in Shiraz and together we will drive to Marvdasht, circa 52km away. En route, we will listen to some Persian music to help you relax, while enjoying the scenery along the way. It is a pleasant 50-minute drive from Shiraz past the landscape of rugged mountains and rustic farms.
If you haven’t had breakfast, let us know, and we can stop for some snacks and drinks. The region is famous for its orchards and farms and we can also buy fresh locally produced fruit for your morning meal.
Welcome to Persepolis! Construction of this Achaemenid ceremonial capital and the architectural masterpiece of the Persian Empire, began in 518 BCE at the order of Darius the Great, whose successors had over time expanded the site and contributed to its splendor.
Necropolis, or Naqsh-e Rostam as the site is known in Persian, is only a short distance away from the glorious Persepolis and is usually visited as part of the same one-day tour. This spectacular ancient site contains four tombs carved high up into the rock behind a cross-shaped entrance. Each tomb was originally meant to house the remains of an Achaemenid king.
Here at Naqsh-e Rostam you can also marvel at the splendid Kaba-ye Zartosht (Zoroaster’s shrine), Achaemenid tower built in the 5th century BCE.
- one meal, Local food