ANCIENT AND ISLAMIC IRAN

Duration: 10 days

Ancient and Islamic Iran’ incorporates many of the celebrated landmarks of central Iran. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial and spiritual capital of the vast Persian Empire, to the most famous relics of 18th19th century Shiraz; from the city’s renowned gardens to the evocative tombs of the highest figures in classical Persian literature; from the 6th century BC UNESCO World Heritage Site WHS of Cyrus the Great’s capital of Pasargadae on to the historical city of Yazd with its magnificent 14century mosque, the amazing desert architecture with cleverlydesigned wind towers, and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence; and culminating in an enchanting experience of Isfahan, the monumental capital of 17 Site of Naqshthcentury Safavid Persia and home to Iran’s finest works of Islamic art and architecture, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naqsh-iJahan Square.

Ancient and Islamic Iran’ incorporates many of the celebrated landmarks of central Iran. From the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial and spiritual capital of the vast Persian Empire, to the most famous relics of 18th19th century Shiraz; from the city’s renowned gardens to the evocative tombs of the highest figures in classical Persian literature; from the 6th century BC UNESCO World Heritage Site WHS of Cyrus the Great’s capital of Pasargadae on to the historical city of Yazd with its magnificent 14century mosque, the amazing desert architecture with cleverlydesigned wind towers, and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence; and culminating in an enchanting experience of Isfahan, the monumental capital of 17 Site of Naqshthcentury Safavid Persia and home to Iran’s finest works of Islamic art and architecture, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Naqsh-iJahan Square.
day 1
Tehran
day 2
Tehran, Overnight Shiraz
day 3
Shiraz
Itinerary
Tehran (1) Shiraz (3) Yazd (2) Isfahan (3) Tehran (1)

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1

Tehran

Arrive in TEHRAN. Morning to rest in the hotel. Afternoon visit to the Archaeological section of the National Museum, and Golestan Palace (WHS)

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2

Tehran, Overnight Shiraz

Full day city tour of TEHRAN to include the Carpet Museum, and Sa’adabad Palace. Evening flight to Shiraz

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3

Shiraz

Full day city tour of SHIRAZ to explore its main highlights including the  Nasirol-Mulk Mosque, Citadel of Karim Khan Zand, Pars Museum, Vakil Bazaar, VakilMosque,Naranjestan Museum, Eram Gardens (WHS), Ali EbinHamze, tombs of Sa’di and Hafez


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