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Enchanting Persia
   
Length of tour: 9 days / 8 nights
Departure City: Shiraz
Return City: Tehran
Holiday type: Private Tour
Departure Day: Daily (tailored to suit)
  Iran's fabulous history reaches back to the dawn of time. Discover vibrant markets, shopping bargains and legendary places such as Persepolis & Isfahan.  Gaze in awe at the glories of the country's Islamic & Persian heritage.

     

ITINERARY
 
   
Day 1
Shiraz
             
Welcome to Iran.  Upon your arrival in Shiraz you will be transferred to your hotel.  In the afternoon visit Nasir al Muk Mosque, Naranjestan Palace, the old city and bazaar.
   
Day 2 Shiraz - Persepolis
  Morning visit to Persepolis, Naghshe Rostam and Naghsh-e-Rajab, followed by a visit to Hafez & Saadi tombs, Arg Citadel and bazaar. (B)
   
Day 3 Shiraz - Pasargad - Yazd
  Drive towards Yazd, en route visit Pasargad (the tomb of Cyrus the Great), Abarkooh (4000 year old Cypress trees) and Eagle Mountain.  After arriving in Yazd, visit Amir Chakhnagh Tower. (B)
   
Day 4 Yazd 
  Spend the day exploring the highlights of Yazd.  Visit the Fire Temple, Silence Tower, ancient Laris House, Jame Mosque the Water Museum and bazaar. (B)
   
Day 5 Yazd - Naeen - Isfahan
  In the morning, drive towards Isfahan via Naeen.  This afternoon visit Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, Ali Ghapoo Palace, Iman Mosque and Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque. (B)
   
Day 6 Isfahan
  This morning visit Vank Church, Forty Column Palace, Jame Mosque and pigeon nest.  In the afternoon, see the shaking tower, fire temple and Bazaar. (B)
   
Day 7 Isfahan - Natanz - Abyaneh - Kashan
  This morning, drive to Kashan via Natanz. Visit a Jame Mosque over 1000 years old with three Dynasty monuments namely: Dialame, Saljoogh and Illkhani.  Continue to the ancient village of Abyaneh and drive to Kashan, check into your hotel.  In the afternoon, explore Fin Garden. (B)
   
Day 8 Kashan
  Today visit Sialk Hills ancient silk workshop, Tabatabayi, Boroojerdi and Ameri House, finishing at the bazaar. (B)
   
Day 9 Kashan - Qom - Tehran
  Drive to Tehran via Qom and view from outside the shrines of Hazrat Masoomeh.  Proceed to Tehran and in the afternoon visit Iran Bastan, Abgineh Carpet and Jewellery Museums.  Depending on flight schedules, transfer to the Airport. (B)
Optional overnight in Tehran.
   
                                     
 
HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS:


 
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast in selected hotel category
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated
  • Daily breakfast
   
NOTES:



  • Special dress codes apply
  • Carpet Museum closed Mondays
  • Tehran orientation tour subject to flight schedule
   

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