Best of Persia

Overview

  • Type: Group/Private | Cultural
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (18 Lunches and Dinners)
  • Activity Level: 2/5

Why Iran?

Welcome to what one of the friendliest or possibly the friendliest country on earth. On a Golden Planet tour of Iran, glorious architecture is combined with a warm-hearted welcome. With over 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Iran is a treasure house for some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet.

About this tour...

This tour is focused on Essential attractions in Iran. You will have an unforgettable visit to the highlights of Iran in about 10 days. You will visit 4 major cities and many small towns and villages along the way. On this tour, we learn a lot about modern Iran and historical, old Persia. This trip has been designed in a way that you can review Persian Art and culture in a comprehensive, creative way.

Highlights

  • The majesty of Persepolis and its fantastic 2500 years old bas reliefs
  • Accommodation in carefully selected and best available 4 and 5 star hotels in Iran.
  • The music of running water and the birds singing at Persian gardens in every corner of Iran
  • 18 meals included in this tour to get the real taste of various delicious Persian dishes
  • The glory of Naghshe Jahan square in Esfahan
  • The dazzling jewels at the crown jewels museum in Tehran
  • Poetry reading at the tomb of Hafiz in Shiraz
  • The dazzling mirror works of the shrines we visit
  • The taste of fresh Persian bread coming right out of the oven
  • The enthusiastic athletes doing exercise at a Zourkhaneh

Itinerary

Best of Persia

  • Day 1-2: Tehran
  • Day 3-4: Shiraz
  • Day 5-6: Yazd
  • Day 7-9: Isfahan
  • Day 10: Tehran Airport
  • 2 Nights Tehran
  • 3 Nights Shiraz
  • 2 Nights Yazd
  • 3 Nights Esfahan
  • 1 Night Tehran Airport
Day 1
Day 1

Tehran (L-D)

Arrival in Tehran, Iran’s largest city and economic nerve center. In Tehran, we will visit renowned world-class museums showcasing Persian Art and Culture including National Museum, carpet Museum, crown jewels Museum.

Day 2
Day 2

Tehran- Shiraz (B-L-D)

We will visit Tehran in the morning and in the afternoon, we will fly to Shiraz, the city of Roses and nightingales. Shiraz is famous for friendly, sociable people and beautiful Persian gardens.

Day 3
Day 3

Shiraz (B-L-D)

Today we will discover Shiraz and its charming gardens and the labyrinth of Vakil Bazar. We will also visit the fabulous pink mosque which is uniquely decorated with pink tiles.

Day 4
Day 4

Shiraz-Persepolis (B-L-D)

We have an excursion to Persepolis on of the wonders of the ancient architecture dating back to 450 B.C and we will visit the nearby Naghshe Rostam.

Day 5
Day 5

Shiraz-Yazd (B-L-D)

Today we say good bye to the lovely city of Shiraz and we will drive to Yazd, En route we will visit the ruins of the first Achaemenid capitals and the tomb of Cyrus the Great.

Day 6
Day 6

Yazd (B-L-D)

In Yazd, we will have a full day tour of this fascinating oasis town. We will walk through the old town which is like Venice in the desert. You are lost in the maze of its narrow alleyways and adobe archways. We will learn a lot about Zoroastrianism in Yazd, since, this ancient religion has deep roots in Yazd.

Day 7
Day 7

Yazd-Esfahan (B-L-D)

Today we will drive to Esfahan. On the way, we will visit two marvelous desert towns: Meybod and Nain. Today we will enjoy the beauty of vernacular architecture in central Iran after visiting one of the oldes well-preserved mosques from 9th century.

Day 8
Day 8

Esfahan (B-L-D)

Our guide will give you an insider’s look at Esfahan, leading you through its enormous, glorious Mosques, palaces, and the Naqsh-e Jahan square, Soak up everyday life along its streets and majestic historical bridges.

Day 9
Day 9

Esfahan (B-L-D)

Today we will visit Vank Cathedral in the Armenian quarter in New Julfa and we will enjoy the beautiful frescos in forty column palace in Esfahan.

Day 10
Day 10

Esfahan-Tehran (B-L)

Observe traditional dress and culture in the charming mountain village of Abyaneh and stop in Kashan, home to caravanserais and Fin garden. Return to Tehran airport. Overnight at airport hotel.

Day 11
Day 11

Fly back home

Walking to the terminal at the airport, Flying back home.

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Persepolis
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Face-in-Presepolis
Mosque-Kashan
Yazd-Botique-Hotel-Iran
Ruins-in-Presepolis

Dates & Price

UPCOMING TOURS

  • April 24, 2020

$2719 USD

  • September 27, 2020

$2719 USD

  • Pirvate/Individual**

$2930 USD

All taxes are included in the price

* For single supplement: an additional fee of $935 USD will be added to the tour cost. Please contact us for details.

** Private and individual requests: available ALL year round: From $2930 USD. Please contact us for details.

Inclusions

  • All accommodations in 4 or 5 star hotels with full breakfast.
  • 18 meals (lunch and dinner) as per Itinerary
  • Services of our in-house air reservations team
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers in modern vehicles
  • Guided Sightseeing tours, events, visits
  • Entrance fees and professional guides
  • Bottled water and soft drinks at all included meals and water while sightseeing
  • Services of a National guide, drivers, and other staff
  • Gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meal
  • Domestic air ticket

Exclusions

  • International Air Ticket
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance

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