Explore Persia

From EUR €1,795.00
  • Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: APOCHI-11D

Day 1: Arrival in Tehran

We kindly congratulate you upon your delicate choice! Right on your arrival, we will pick you up at IKA International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including: We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. The glory and perfection in design of this building will surpass all your expectations of beauty. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country's principal tourist attractions, then we will visit Azadi Tower.

O/N Tehran / Hotel

Day 2: Tehran - Kashan
Have breakfast at the hotel. After checking out of the hotel you will proceed to Kashan. Visit Fin garden, a historical Persian garden (UNESCO World Heritage #1372), located in Kashan. Afterward, visit Toy museum and Borujerdi House.
O/N Kashan / Traditional Hotel

Day 3: Isfahan (218 km Drive)
After checking out proceeds to Isfahan. In Isfahan we have some sightseeing included: Jameh Mosque of Isfahan (UNESCO World Heritage #1397). Visit Vank Cathedral. Have lunch in a restaurant near the Vank Cathedral. Afterward, visit Music Museum of Isfahan. The excursion of the Music Museum of Isfahan is a great event. When you arrive at the museum, just like a small concert, Iranian musicians will play some traditional tracks of Iranian music. After that, you will be familiar with Iranian music instruments. You will visit a small workshop in the museum too. If you would like to see an Iranian nightlife, you can have an excursion to visit two famous bridges in Isfahan (Khajoo & Sio-se-pol).
O/N Isfahan / Hotel

Day 4: Isfahan

Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace. This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu PalaceSheikh Lotfollah Mosque, we visit Imam Mosque situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. And last but not least Isfahan Grand Bazaar.

O/N Isfahan / Hotel

Day 5: Isfahan - Shiraz (470 km Drive)
We will start the day by having an existing excursion to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterwards we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from the Sassanid periods. Then we will arrive to Shiraz.

O/N Shiraz / Hotel

Day 6: Shiraz
In the morning you will open your eyes to a majestic city; Shiraz, the home to numerous internationally-recognized Poets and Rose is waiting to welcome you right outside your hotel room. After being served with a tasteful and delicious breakfast, your exiting tour will begin; we will visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, a master piece of innovation and creation. Sun rays will paint the floor and the columns with various and vibrant colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. Afterwards, you will be taken to see colorful paradise that named Eram Garden (WHS), in the next we will move to Karim Khan Citadel, a well-built fort, and a most see monument.  Then we move on to enjoy the fabulous architecture of Vakil Mosque and admire the beauty of carpets, rugs, and woven handicrafts found in Vakil Bazaar, then we get to Moshir Saray a traditional Bazaar, we will call it a day by Hafez Tomb, one of the most prominent poets of Iran.
O/N Shiraz / Hotel

Day 7: Shiraz - Kerman (570 km Drive)

After travelling back to the history, now it’s time to appreciate a not very common face of the nature, by visiting salt lakes. We first go to Maharlu Lake to be fascinated by the pink color of this Salt Lake. Sarvestan palace would be our next stop. This palace has been erected on a land as big as 25 hectare and is one of the earliest rock stones structures built in Sassanid-era. We will finish the day by going to a Salt Lake of Bakhtegan which hosts some specific species of emigrant birds, such as Dalmatian pelican and flamingo.

O/N Kerman / Hotel

Day 8: Kerman

On this day you will have a time of your life. At first, we seize the opportunity to enjoy visiting Ganjali Khan Complex which encompasses a Traditional Bathhouse, well-designed Bazaar, a Caravanseray and a Mosque with divine and spiritual atmosphere.
O/N Kerman / Hotel

Day 9: Kerman - Bam - Kerman (63 km Drive)
Considered to be the heart of tourism in the Southeastern part of Iran, Bam attracts thousands of visitors each year. Qanats, tasty dates and adobe structures, as live scenes of this glamorous city, make its history crystal clear.
For the next part of the day, we will travel to an area called Mahan, situated in south of Kerman, where a green patch, known as Shazde Mahan Garden (WHS), appears right in the middle of an arid and sterile Desert. This land mark is a dazzling pavilion at far end of the pool which is located on top of the garden and water flows down from a stair-like path to the entrance gate. To complete the joy, we will then go to Nematollah Vali Mausoleum. The spectacular Turquoise dome of the building is easily recognized from far away.

O/N Kerman / Hotel

Day 10: Kerman - Tehran
We have an excursion of Shahdad & Lut desert (WHS) visiting Nebkas (Kind of tree, Desert vases), Kootoos (traditional Arbour), heading to Shafiabad Village, visiting old fortress & date-palm groves of Shafiabad, walking among Kalouts, these fantastic, amazing, natural statues, relaxing and fixing the eye upon the endless horizon of the desert, visiting the salty river and salt crystals & polygons.
Then we transfer to airport for flight to Tehran.

O/N Tehran / Hotel

Day 11: Tehran - Departure
We will start our day by visiting Saad Abbad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with various historical, cultural and artistic aspects of Iran. At the foot of the Alborz ranges, north of Tehran, lays Sa’ad Abad Palace. The glorious structure was first erected as summer residence of Qajar kings and now is turned into a majestic museum to represent the finest works of art from Iranian and non-Iranian artists to a large number of visitors, then we will have a visit of one the famous museum in Tehran Reza Abbasi Museum. Afterward, we transfer to IKA airport for departure.

Services included:

  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels BB Base
  • Professional English speaking guide for the whole trip
  • Entrances fee according to the itinerary
  • International & domestic flight (Kerman-Tehran)
  • All excursions & transfers by the modern vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Refreshment between way
  • Portage

Services Excluded:

  • Invitation Letter & Visa Fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra Services That Not Included In Above
  • Tips to local guides and drivers

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation more than 45 days is fully refundable
  • Cancellation within 30 to 45 days in advance is 50% refundable
  • Cancellation less than 30 days is non-refundable