Persia: Present and the Past

16 Days
From €1,849 Per Person

overview

Overview

Explore the great historical capitals of ancient Persia and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of modern Iran. On this 16-day tour, you will visit several magnificent mosques, picturesque mountain villages and colorful gardens which will bring you a deeper insight into this ancient land.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
Tehran
Arrive in Iran at the IKA airport, transfer to the hotel and check in. In the afternoon, we will have a visit of the city’s mountainous area Darband with its traditional style tea houses and restaurants. It’s a good place to see how the young inhabitants of Tehran pass their evenings. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2
Tehran/Hamedan
Half day city tour of Tehran to get familiar with the history of the capital, the sights we will visit are: The Golestan Palace Complex, Iran National Museum (also known as the Archeological Museum of Iran) and the Grand Bazaar. Drive to Hamedan in the afternoon. Arrive in and check into the hotel. Overnight in Hamedan.
Day 3
Hamedan
Full day city tour of the city of Hamedan. Visiting the wonderful cave of Ali Sadr (which will take half a day from morning to afternoon). After lunch there will be a tour inside the city to visit: Ali Sadr Cave, Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, Hegmataneh Hill, the Tomb of Avicenna and Ganj Nameh Ancient Inscriptions. Overnight in Hamedan.
Day 4
Hamedan/Kermanshah
Drive to Kermanshah in the morning, en route visit of attractions around and in Kermanshah: the Temple of Anahita, Bisotun inscription, Taghe-Bostan and Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk.. Overnight in Kermanshah.
Day 5
Kermanshah/Ahvaz
Drive to Ahvaz, en route visit of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System and having lunch. Arrive in Ahvaz in the afternoon and having a visit of the White Bridge. Overnight in Ahvaz.
Day 6
Ahvaz
Excursion to the ancient cities of Susa to visit the UNESCO heritage sites of the area, The Ziggurat of Choga Zanbil and The Tomb of Daniel. Get back to the city and overnight in Ahvaz. Afternoon at leisure and overnight in Ahvaz.
Day 7
Ahvaz/Shiraz
Early in the morning drive to Shiraz, en route visit of the ancient city of Bishapur. Arrive in Shiraz and check into the hotel. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 8
Shiraz
Full day city tour of Shiraz and exploring the most important sights of Shiraz: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (also known as the Pink Mosque), Vakil Historical Complex, Eram Garden and the Tombs of Hafiz or Sa’adi. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 9
Shiraz/Kerman
Check out of the hotel in the morning and drive to Kerman, en route visit of the remains of the Achaemenid era in Marvdasht including Persepolis and the Necropolis of Naghsh-e Rustam and Pasargadae(the Tomb of Cyrus the Great) . Arrive in Kerman and check into the hotel. Overnight in Kerman.
Day 10
Kerman
Excursion to Rayen and Mahan to visit the spectacular attractions of the outskirts of Kerman including: Shahzadeh Mahan Historical Garden,Rayen Castle (Arg-e Rayen) and Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah-e-Vali (the great 14th century Sufi Leader). Drive back to the city and overnight in Kerman.
Day 11
Kerman/Yazd
Drive to Yazd after visiting of the Ganj-Ali-Khan Complex and having lunch in Kerman. Arrive in Yazd and check into the hotel. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 12
Yazd
City tour of Yazd to discover to the historic city of wind towers with its amazing mud-brick houses. The most important highlights of the city are: Towers of silence, Dowlatabad Garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jameh Mosque of Yazd and Fahadan District. In the late afternoon, we will have an opportunity to visit the Yazd Art House, the lovely café in the downtown to have a light snack and enjoy the city’s view from its rooftop. Overnight in Yazd.
Day 13
Yazd/Isfahan
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and head. There will be an en route visit of Jame' Mosque of Nain, Narin Castle and Meybod and the Zoroastrian fire temple of Chak Chak. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 14
Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan to explore the splendid city which is known as Half of the World. The sights to visit include: Chehel Sotun Palace, Atigh Mosque, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, surrounded by four highlights of Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu and the Traditional Bazaar and the old bridges of Si-o Se Pol and Khaju. In the afternoon, you will have some leisure time to discover the city by yourself or go shopping to buy some lovely souvenirs or remembrances of the city. Overnight in Isfahan.
Day 15
Isfahan/Kashan
Half day city tour of Isfahan, visiting some of the other most important highlights of the city: Vank Cathedral and the Armenian District of Julfa. Drive to Kashan after lunch, arrive in and check into the hotel. Overnight in Kashan.
Day 16
Depart Iran
Check out of the hotel after breakfast and visiting the historic sights of the old city of Kashan including: Tabatabaei House, Agha Bozorg Mosque and Fin Garden. Drive to the international airport of IKA in the afternoon and depart from the airport.

Services

Services

Tour services inclusions
  • Overnight Stay at 4* Hotel with Breakfast (15 nights)
  • Iranian Visa Authorization Code
  • Travel Insurance for 20 Days (Coverage Limit: 10,000 Euros)
  • All the transportations
  • Daily Refreshment During the Trip
  • English-Speaking Driver-Guide During the Whole Trip
  • Airport Transfers
  • Entrance Fees Based on the Itinerary
  • Hotel Tips
Tour services exclusions
  • Meals
  • Hotel Extra Charges
  • International Flights
  • Driver-Guide Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Visa Label Fee
Hotels

Travel Details

What you need to know

    • You can choose this program year-round.
    • Hotels and the type of transportation vehicles may be subject to change as per availability or capacity.
    • These prices are quoted per person in double rooms in groups of 2 people.