THIS TOUR INCLUDES A 15 DAY/14-NIGHT VISIT TO THE ATTRACTION OF CLASSIC ROUT PLUS SOUTH OF IRAN.
The tour starts with a historical walk through decades of civilization by visiting the “National museum of archeology”. Next, you will be visiting the “Golestan palace”, one of the oldest historic monuments in Tehran used to be the official residence of the Qajar dynasty. Then, strolling at “Tehran historical bazar”. After that visiting the “Jewelry museum”, one of the best jewelry Museums which gives you the chance of visiting the biggest pink diamond in the world. Then panorama visiting of “Azadi tower” as the famous symbol of Tehran which is quite popular for both Iranians and foreigners.
Visiting “Saad Abad Palace” which was initially built and inhabited by the Qajar dynasty in the 19th century and after extensive expansions, Reza Shah and his son of the Pahlavi Dynasty resided there for more than 50 years. Next would be a flight to Shiraz, the city of poetry, in the southwest of Iran and visiting “Hafez” or “Saadi” tomb, the greatest Iranian poets who lived in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The city tour gets underway by visiting “Eram Garden”, a historic Persian garden and one of the nine Iranian gardens named in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Afterward, “Narnejestan” a traditional and historical house originated in the 19th century,” Shah Cheragh” a funerary monument and Muslims’ mosque or “Imamzade Hamze shrine”, “Bazaar” known as Vakil Bazaar refers to the name of Karim Khan Zand, the famous ruler in Zandiyeh dynasty in the 18th century, “Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque” also known as the pink mosque which was built in the 19th century, and in the end “Zand complex” which includes Karim Khan Citadel, Bath, Mosque and traditional Bazaar.
An excursion to “Naqsh-e- Rostam” and “Persepolis” where it was the capital of the Persian Empire back in 517 BC and also enjoy visiting “Darius The great palace” and “Apadana palace”. Free afternoon to visit not visited mentioned sight-seeing of Shiraz or relaxing and having a drink in one of the beautiful gardens or mansions.
Driving to Kerman to visit and overnight stay in the rocky village of Meymand. It could be a wonderful experience to sleep in a local hundred-year-old cave house.
Drive to Kerman enroute, Visiting summer-quarter of Kermanian people which is one of the coldest areas in the whole country with several hundred-year-old walnuts gardens.
Take the tour of Kerman to visit “sanaati contemporary art museum” and amazing 4 porches of “Jame mosque” which has been made in the 14th century and is the main place for Moslem prayer. Then take your time to visit “GanjaliKhan complex” a Safavid-era building complex, located in the old center of the city of Kerman. We will spend the night in Kerman.
Visiting “Harandi garden museum”, which is a wonderful garden and a building from recent decades in Kerman and then departure for a 4-hours drive to Yazd and enjoy watching the sunset in “Zein-ol-din caravansary”, one of the several inns that were made on the ancient silk road during Shah Abbas, king of the Safavid dynasty.
Yazd city tour will get underway by visiting “Towers of Silence” which is a circular, raised structure built by Zoroastrians for excarnation, which is for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds, usually vultures, “Zoroastrian fire temple” whose enshrines the Atash Bahram (Victorious Fire) dated to 470 AD, next “Amir chakhmagh” which is a prominent structure noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves, “old city” with its numerous wind catchers listed as a Unesco World Heritage site, “Jame mosque” is the grand, congregational mosque dates back to the 12th century, “Zoorkhaneh” a traditional Iranian sport and in its place visitors are permitted to sit around the central exercise area and watch the exercise sessions by rhythmic drumming, and finally visiting “Water museum” which displays the tool and techniques used for the past 4000 years in Iran in creating underground waterways (called Qanats) and you have a chance to visit one of them under the museum building.
Visiting the highest world wind-catcher in Dolatabad garden in Yazd, visiting “Meybod city” an ancient mudbrick city that goes back to pre-Islamic era and, hence, is the home to many ancient points of interests, then “Naein Jameh mosque” which is perhaps one of the oldest mosques in Iran that although belonged to hundred years ago, kept its original architecture; visiting old poetry workshop and traditional “Aba Bafi” and private museum of Recycling. Overnight in Naein.
Setting off toward Isfahan and the first place to visit would be “Vank cathedral” which was established in 1606, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618, “Jame mosque” as the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions, and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century, “Khajoo Bridge” one of the historic bridges on the Zayanderud river which was built around 1650.
Visiting Naqshe Jahan square that was constructed between 1598 and 1629 and is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and famous as the world’s second largest square; then “Chehl sotun” meaning forty columns is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, built by Shah Abbas II. The afternoon would be free.
Go toward Tehran by visiting Kashan, this delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir, one of Iran’s most alluring destinations and Abyaneh an old village that is characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, attracting numerous tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies. Overnight would be in Kashan.
Drive toward Tehran, visiting Imam Khomeini shrine. And then visiting “Niavaran palace” which is a historical palace complex situated in Shemiran (northern Tehran) and consists of several palace buildings and monuments dating back to the Qajar and Pahlavi eras; and finally “Milad tower would be the last destination. It is also known as the Tehran Tower and is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, the sixth-tallest tower and also the 24th-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
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