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Iran Persian Princes 21 Day / 20Night - [ Tours ]

Iran is dominated by a high plateau, with large salt flats and vast sand deserts. The plateau is surrounded by even higher mountains, including the Zagros to the west and the Elburz to the north. Farming and settlement are largely concentrated in the narrow plains or valleys in the west or north, where there is more rainfall. Iran's huge oil reserves lie in the southwest, along the Persian Gulf.

 

 
ITINERARY:

Day 1: Tehran

Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.

Day 2: Tehran

We will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where you'll view a collection of ancient Persian civilization, Niyavaran palace set in fifty hectares of gardens with four separate museums, jewelry museum and Jamshidiyeh park. O/N Tehran.

Day 3: Tehran-Masuleh

Leave Tehran, cross the magnificent Alborz Mountain range in a modern air-conditioned coach, and drive toward  Caspian Sea in  Masuleh. On the way we will stop for a photo opportunity looking across to Mount Damavand, Iran’s highest mountain which is permanently snowcapped. O/N Masuleh.

Day 4: Masuleh - Ramsar

This village is perched on the side of a mountain surrounded by spectacular scenery. The flat roofs of the houses form a yard for the house above. In the evening drive toward Ramsar. O/N Ramsar.

Day 5: Ramsar - Gorgan

Drive to Gorgan, En route we will visit rice and tea farms. O/N Gorgan.

Day 6: Gorgan - Mashhad

Drive via the Caspian Sea border to Mashhad. It gives you the chance to enjoy watching green dense jungles surrounding the route. You may have several stops for a photo opportunity. O/N Mashhad.

Day 7: Mashhad

We will visit Mashhad bazaar, Goharshad mosque and Kooh Sangi park. O/N Mashhad.

Day 8: Neishabur Excursion

Drive to Neishabur, which was once a literary, artistic and academic centre. It is famous for shrine of the poet, Omar Khayyam who died in 1123. On the way, stop at an old caravanserai which has been restored, and wander through the streets of a nearby village where some of the famous Persian carpets are woven. O/N Mashhad

Day 9: Mashhad-Shiraz.In the Morning we will transfer to airport and fly to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz.

Day 10: Shiraz- Bishapoor excursion Early morning we go to visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

Day 11: Shiraz

We will visit Eram and Narenjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.

Day 12:  Shiraz-Kerman Morning toward Sarvestan where to visit the Sasanid places there then we going to Kerman. O/N Kerman.

Day 13: Kerman - Bam - Mahan-Kerman We will visit remains of Bam citadel, the magnificent Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah e Vali, great Sufi, and the lovely Shahzadeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan. O/N Kerman.

Day 14: Kerman-Yazd Kerman is famous for Persian carpets. There we will  visit 17th century Ganjali khan complex including one of the most interesting and ancient bazaars in Iran,  bathhouse with its collection of wax figures showing what to do in a bathhouse and the traditional tea house. Continue to Yazd, O/N Yazd.

Day 15: Yazd According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower

of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd

Day 16: Yazd-Isfahan

In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where  sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian.  In the afternoon drive to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.

Day 17: Isfahan

In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where you can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit   Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 18: Isfahan We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque , Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.

Day 19: Isfahan- Abyaneh Drive to Abyaneh, an ancient fascinating village with its colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses, where little has changed for several centuries. En route we will visit Natanz Friday Mosque. O/N Abyaneh.

Day 20: Abyaneh- Kashan- Qom- Tehran  Drive to Tehran, en route we will visit Fin complex in Kashan. Then we   pass by the holy Shrin in Qom. O/N Tehran.

Day 21: Tehran – Departure, Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.

 



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