Classical Iran with Persian Gulf

TIR104: 14 Days Private Tour of Tehran - Kashan - Isfahan - Bandar Abbas - Qeshm Island - Shiraz - Tehran
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Tehran
Welcome to take our 2 weeks Iran itinerary! After you arrive at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), our local representative will pick you up at the airport on time and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the time is free on your own.

Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 2 Tehran
After breakfast, your guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel and start today's sightseeing with Golestan Palace. This former royal palace is one of the oldest architecture in Tehran and we will not miss the marble throne, Mirror Hall and Diamond Hall. Next we'll go to explore Grand Old Bazaar of Tehran. Afternoon we'll go to visit Treasury of National Jewels which is open from 14:00 to16:30 from every Saturday to Tuesday. If we come across the close time, we'll replace it with Carpet Museum. Finally we'll visit National Museum of Iran before going back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 3 Tehran - Kashan
In the morning we'll drive for about 2.5 hours to Kashan. After checking in the hotel upon arrival, we will first visit Underground City of Quyi, then the famous attractions in the old city area: Tabatabaie House, Borujerdiha House, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse and Fin Persian Garden.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Saraye Ameriha Hotel or similar
Day 4 Kashan - Abyaneh Village - Isfahan
In the morning, leave for Isfahan with a stopover in Abyaneh Village. The whole journey will take about 3.5 hours. Isfahan, also called "Half of the World", was one of the most prosperous cities in the ancient world. After check in the hotel, we will walk along the Zayanderoud River and appreciate the Khaju & Si-o-she Bridges at night. You can take amazing pictures here and chat with the hospitable local people and know about their life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel or similar
Day 5 Isfahan
In the morning the guide will escort you to visit the world heritage Imam Square and the attractions around. On the south of the square is the Imam Mosque, also Shah Mosque; on the west is the Ali Qapu Palace; on the east is the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, the mosque for harem of the king; and on the north is the entrance of Isfahan Bazaar. Afternoon, we'll first visit Chehel Sotun Palace, and then Mount Sofe where we can overlook the whole city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel or similar
Day 6 Isfahan - Naein - Meybod - Yazd
On the 6th day of the Iran 2 weeks tour, we will drive to the City of Wind Tower, Yazd. The whole journey is 436 km. On the way, we will make two stops. The first stop is Naein dates back to 1,200 year ago. We'll visit the Jame Mosque of Naein here. Then continue driving to the desert city Meybod to visit caravanserai, icehouse and Pigeon House. By visiting these houses, you will understand how the local people live in the desert. Finally we'll drive for one hour to Yazd and check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Parsian Safaiyeh Hotel or similar
Day 7 Yazd - Bandar Abbas
Today we'll first visit Historical City of Yazd and then go to visit Amir Chakhmagh complex and Jame Mosque of Yazd. Next visit the Fire Temple of Zoroastrians. It is said that the sacred fire here has been burning for over 1,500 years. Finally we'll go to visit the funeral center of Zoroastrians, Tower of Silence to learn the funeral culture of the old religion. After, the guide and the driver will send you to the overnight train to Bandar Abbas. A simple dinner will be provided on the train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight Soft Sleeper Train
Day 8 Bandar Abbas - Qeshm Island
Have breakfast on the train. On arrival in Bandar Abbas in the morning, our guide and the driver will pick you up at the train station and accompany you to stroll around Bandar Abbas. Then we'll take a ferry to Qeshm Island to visit the Qeshm Bazaar, Portuguese Castle and the Khorbas Cave. Stay overnight on Qeshm Island.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Irman Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 9 Hengam Island Excursion
In the morning at around 9:00 we will take the boat to Hengam Island which is famous for its red soil and colorful sand. Here you may see the dolphins of Qeshm having fun in the blue water. Have lunch at the local restaurant on the island. Afternoon, we'll go back to Qeshm and visit Local Bazaar and the Valley of the Stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Irman Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 10 Hormuz Island Excursion
After breakfast, take ferry at the port and leave for Hormuz Island. We'll visit Rainbow Mountains, the Valley of Sculptures, Silver and Red Beaches and Red Clay Mine of Hormuz. The charming and scenic view will leave you a pleasant memory. After the tour, go back to Qeshm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Irman Boutique Hotel or similar
Day 11 Qeshm Island - Bandar Abbas - Shiraz
The morning is free for you. You can enjoy some leisurely time on the beach. According to your flight time, we will send you to take ferry to Bandar Abbas and then the flight to Shiraz. Upon arrival, our local representative will pick you up and help you check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Hotel or similar
Day 12 Shiraz
Today your local guide and the driver will take you to visit three historical sites in Shiraz: Persepolis, Naqsh-e-Rustam and Pasargadae. Persepolis was the capital of Achaemenid Empire and the symbol of prosperity of Persia Empire. The construction of Persepolis went through the rule of Darius I, Artaxerxes I, and Xerxes I. Naqsh-e-Rustam, not far away from Persepolis, is a royal tomb burying Darius I and his successors. Pasargadae is another historical site of Achaemenid Empire and also the Tomb of Cyrus the Great.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Hotel or similar
Day 13 Shiraz - Tehran
In the early morning the guide will accompany you to visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque, also named Pink Mosque. The stained-glass windows, the pink walls and the ceramic decorations will impress you. Next visit Eram Garden and the Shrine of Ali Ebne Hamzeh. The last stop of today is the Garden Tomb of Hafez, the most famous poet in Iran. Then we'll transfer you to Shiraz airport for flight to Tehran. After landing, the local representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 14 Departure from Tehran
According to your schedule, our representative will send you to Imam Khomeini International Airport on time. Hope you have had a happy journey with us.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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