Pilgrimage to Persia

10 Days
From €509 Per Person

overview

Overview

There are around 200 million Shia Muslims in the world today. More than one-third of this population live in Iran. This has made Iran the spiritual center of the Shia world. With 3 major cities Mashhad, Shiraz and Qom included in this tour, you are going to visit the main religious sites and holy shrines in these cities.

The highlights include Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine in Shiraz, the holy shrine of Hazrat-e Masoumeh in Qom and the holy shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam in Mashhad. The tour can be customized to meet your specific needs.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1
Shiraz
The tour begins in Shiraz. You will be transferred from the airport to the hotel. A city tour of Shiraz comes first. We visit Eram Garden, Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Narenjestan Palace, the tombs of prominent Persian poets Hafez and Sa’adi. Then we head to the shrine of Shah-e Cheragh which is the main religious site we visit in Shiraz.
Day 2
Shiraz
The second day is also dedicated to a city tour of Shiraz.
Day 3
Shiraz
We will have an excursion to visit Persepolis (optional) and other holy shrines in the city before traveling to Mashhad by land.
Day 4
Mashhad
We pay a visit to the holy shrine of Imam Reza which is the most important religious site in Iran.
Day 5
Mashhad
We go on a tour of Mashhad countryside: Torghabeh, Naderi Museum, Ghadamgah, the Mausoleum of Ferdowsi are among the sites we visit.
Day 6
Tehran
You have half a day to visit the holy shrine. We leave Mashhad for the capital Tehran in the evening. We then go to Imamzadeh Saleh near Tajrish Square in northern Tehran.
Day 7
Tehran
The day’s visits start with Golestan Palace Complex. Then, we head to Tehran’s northern mountainous area Darband for some light trekking and breathing in fresh air.
Day 8
Qom
We spend half a day in Tehran, visiting Sa’ad Abad Palace and some museums before heading to Qom in the afternoon.
Day 9
Qom
A full day tour of Qom to visit the holy shrine of Hazrate-Masoumeh and religious schools in the city.
Day 10
IKA
We have half a day to explore Qom before going to Imam Khomeini International airport for your flight.

Services

Services

Tour services inclusions
  • Iran Visa Application Service
  • Bed & Breakfast Hotels
  • Early Check-in & Late Hotel Check-out
  • Travel Insurance (Coverage Limit: 10,000 Euros)
  • Transfers & Transportation
  • Airport Transfer Service
  • Accompanying English-speaking Guide/Driver-guide
  • Daily Refreshments
  • Domestic Flight(s) as per Itinerary
Tour services exclusions
  • Meals
  • Hotel Extra Charges
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fees
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 6 people or more.