Iran Culture and Heritage Tour

TIR102: 9 Days Private Tour of Tehran - Kashan - Isfahan - Naein - Yazd - 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 Iran cultural tours! When you arrive at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), our local representative will pick you up on time and transfer you to the hotel. Then you can spend the rest of the day freely.

Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 2 Tehran - Kashan
In the morning, your guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to visit Tehran. We will first go to Golestan Palace, a Historical Complex consisting of the palace, garden, museum and hall. Among them the Marble Throne and Hall of Mirrors are the must-visits. Next we are going to explore the nearby Tehran Bazaar. After lunch, visit National Museum of Iran and Jewelry Museum. The Jewelry Museum keeps open at 14:00-16:00 from Saturday to Tuesday. If we come across the closed time we'll replace it with Carpet Museum. After the tour, drive for 2.5 hours to Kashan and then check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Saraye Ameriha Hotel or similar
Day 3 Kashan - Abyaneh Village - Isfahan
On the third day of the Iran cultural tours we'll visit 3 famous attractions in Kashan: Tabatabei House, Sultan Ahamd Bathhouse and Fin Garden. After lunch, drive to Isfahan. On the way we'll visit one of the most beautiful ancient villages of the country, Abyaneh Village which has over 2,000 years history. The material used to build the houses is the red soil from surrounding mountains, thus the whole village looks red under the sunlight. Next, continue to drive for 170 kilometers (106 mi) to Isfahan, taking about 2 hours, and then check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel or similar
Day 4 Isfahan
The first stop of today is the World Heritage Imam Square, the landmark of Isfahan. We'll visit the Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Shah Mosque successively around the square. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is built by the king for his harem, thus it is also called Ladies Mosque. It is one of the a few mosques in the country without the minaret because it was not open to the public then. Shah Mosque on the south of the square, also called Imam Mosque, is eye-catching for its remarkable blue ceramic tile. Next, head to explore Qeisarieh Bazaar. After lunch, visit Chehel Sotun Palace. When the night falls, we will go to Khaju & Si-o-she Bridges to appreciate beautiful night views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel or similar
Day 5 Isfahan - Naein - Yazd
In the morning we'll go to Isfahan's Armenian community to visit Vank Cathedral. The cathedral built in 17th century has specific Islamic features. The interior is painted many Bible stories. Next we are going to drive to Naein, an ancient village that dates back to the 8th century. We will visit Jame Mosque here. Then we will continue to drive for about 1.5 hours to the small desert city of Meybod. It was once a small town on the ancient Silk Road and it still has a caravanserai and icehouse now. At icehouse, you will learn how local residents preserve ice and food in the hot desert area. Finally, we'll drive for 1 hour to Yazd and check into the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Parsian Safaiyeh Hotel or similar
Day 6 Yazd
Yazd is not only one of the oldest towns in Iran but also the cultural center of Iran Zoroastrian. In the morning, the guide will first lead you to visit Tower of Silence where you can know the special funeral culture of Zoroastrian. The next stop will be Zoroastrian Fire Temple. It is believed that the fire here has kept burning for over 1,500 years. Afternoon we'll visit Amir Chakhmaq Square, Jame Mosque of Yazd and Dowlat Abad Persian Garden.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Parsian Safaiyeh Hotel or similar
Day 7 Yazd - Shiraz
Today we'll leave Yazd for Shiraz. First drive for about 3.5 hours to the World Heritage site Pasargadae, also the Tomb of Cyrus the Great. Then drive for about 1 hour to Naqh-e-Rustam, a royal tomb complex where Darius the Great and several kings are buried. The highlight there is the carvings on the cliffs. The next stop is the well-known Legendary City of Persepolis which has over 2,500 years' history. It was the most magnificent and greatest building of the ancient world. After the visit, go to the hotel in Shiraz and check in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Hotel or similar
Day 8 Shiraz - Tehran
In the early morning, we will first go to visit Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque which is famous for its summer palace. The pillars, walls and dome of the summer palace are all pink and decorated with stain glass, so it is also called Pink Mosque. Then visit Zandiyeh Complex including Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and Bathhouse. Finally visit the Eram Garden and Garden Tomb of Hafez. After the tour, we'll send you to Shiraz Airport for you to take flight back to Tehran. Upon arrival, our local representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel or similar
Day 9 Departure from Tehran
According to your flight, our representative will send you to Imam Khomeini International Airport on time. Hope you have had an unforgettable Iran journey with us.

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