January 31, 2017

Iran Budget Tour (14 Days)

Tehran-Shiraz-Kerman-Zeinoldin-Yazd-Isfahan-Kashan Itinerary

14Days & 13Nights

Day 01(Tehran):

Arrival at Imam Khomeini Airport, You will be met and transferred to hotel. Visiting National Jewels Museum, owned by Central Bank, most of the collection dates back to Safavid times.  Visit National Museum of Iran, whose construction began in 1934 and which became operative in two sections in 1937, not only constitutes the largest museum of Iranian archeology and history, but also ranks among the few great museums of the world with regards to volume, quality and diversity of its collections. Overnight in Tehran.(Hotel/BB)

Please be informed that:

  • National Museum of Iran is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
  • Jewelry Museum is closed on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Day 02(Shiraz):

Fly to Shiraz in the morning. Full day city tour of Shiraz. Visit Eram Garden, the garden traces its history from seljuk period (1040–1196) and much enlarged during the subsequent years, it’s building is one of the most impressive Qajar (1794-1925) structure in Shiraz. Zand Complex including Karimkhan Citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil Traditional Bath, Vakil Mosque and traditional bazaar which are related to the Zand dynasty (1750–79), a dynasty that ruled in Persia from Shiraz. In the evening visit Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque (pink mosque) which has been built during Qajar era. Afterward visit Hafez mausoleums, one of the greatest Iranian poets in Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.(Hotel/BB)

Day 03 (Shiraz-Persepolis):

After breakfast driving toward Persepolis, one of the famous heritages in Iran which has been registered in UNESCO list, Persepolis is one of the most impressive sights surviving from antiquity back in to the 2500 years ago. After Persepolis, visit  Naqsh-e Rostam  which is a burial place of four Achaemenid sovereigns .Then driving back to the Shiraz. Overnight in Shiraz.(Hotel/BB)

Day 04(Kerman):

After breakfast drive toward Kerman early morning. Overnight in Kerman.(Hotel/BB-Lunch included)

Day 05(Kerman):

In the morning visit some highlights of Kerman such as Ganjali Khan complex which is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a public bath (located in the grand bazaar of Kerman serves as an anthropology museum today), a water reservoir, a mint house, a mosque and a bazaar, this complex has been built during the Safavid era (1499 – 1723 AD), enjoying a modern architectural style of the time. Visit Shazdeh Garden which is 5.5 hectares with a rectangular shape and a wall around it and ornamented with water fountains that are engined by the natural incline of the land back in to the Qajar dynasty (1794 to 1925). Have dinner in Mahan Garden and enjoy its pleasant weather. Overnight in Kerman.(Hotel/BB)

Day 06(Shahdad Desert-Kerman):

After breakfast head to Rayen and visit Rayen Citedel, the medieval mudbrick city of Rayen is similar to the Arg-e Bam city which was destroyed in an earthquake in December 2003. Rayen displays all the architectural elements of a deserted citadel, this citadel back in to Sassanid era (224-651 CE). Have a picnic beside Rayen Water Fall. In the afternoon drive toward Shahdad City and Lut Desert. Shahadad is located at the edge of Lut desert, from some archaeological evidences of this city, its history back in to the 6000 years ago. There is too many date gardens around this city. Visit Shafi Abad Castle near Shahdad, back in to the Qajar dynasty with its special desert architecture. Then driving toward Lut Desert and enjoy the scene of Nebkas (the flower pots of the desert) en rout, one of the most important accumulations landforms in desert area. You have the chance to walk in Lut Desert, 25th largest desert in the world and one of the world’s driest places. Enjoy impressive land structures carved out of sand hills made by wind called Kalout. Visit beautiful sunset from kalouts while driving back to Kerman. Overnight in Kerman. (Hotel/BB).

Day 07(Zeinoldin Caravanserai):

After lunch drive drive toward Zeinoldin Caravanserai. The Caravanserai Zeinoddin in Yazd features a rooftop terrace, home-cooked Persian cuisine, and was used as an overnight stop for traders travelling along the Silk Route. (Caravanserai/Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 08(Yazd):

In the morning visit some highlights of Yazd such as Tower of Silence (Dakhmeh) which is a circular, raised structure used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead, particularly to scavenging birds. Then visit old Fire Temple which was founded with the financial helps of Yazdi and Indian-based Zoroastrians, the fire of Varahram is burning in a brass cup in a special chamber. In the evening visit Amir Chakhmagh Complex, including a spacious square ringed by water well and an impressive mosque and have a shopping over there. Water Museum, For the lowdown on qanats, head for the impressive Yazd Water Museum, located in a restored mansion that happens to have a qanat or two underneath. Saheb A Zaman Club Zurkhaneh Which is worth seeing both for its Iranian brand of body building and an amazing structure. Overnight in Yazd. (Traditional Hotel/BB)

 Day 09(Yazd):

In the morning visit Congregational Mosque and the tallest wind tower of the world in Dolat Abaad Garden, a residence of Persian regent Karim Khan Zand, was built about 1750 and consists of a small pavilion set amid quiet gardens. Free afternoon to explore the city. Overnight in Yazd.(Traditional Hotel/BB)

Day 10(Isfahan):

After breakfast drive toward Isfahan. In the evening visit historical bridges of Isfahan such as Si-o-Se Pole (33 bridges) and Khajoo, are two of the eleven bridges of Esfahan. Si o Se Pol means, 33 Bridge, it is the place that almost every visitors of Isfahan had seen , or walked over it, this Historical Bridge was built in about 1600 and can show you best example of Safavid Bridge Design. Overnight in Isfahan. (Hotel/BB)

Day 11(Isfahan):

Full day city tour of Isfahan including, Naghsh-e Jahaan Square, one of UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites. The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era (1501-1739). Such as  Imaam and Sheikh Lotfo-Al-Lah Mosques are two of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture , Ali Qapu and traditional Bazaar. In the afternoon visit Vank Cathedral which was one of the first churches to be established in the city of Isfahan in Jolfa district by Armenian deportees settled by Shah Abbas the first. Overnight in Isfahan.(Hotel/BB)

Day 12 (Isfahan):

Free day to explore the city. In the evening take part in to the cooking class with locals in Isfahan and learn how to cook an Iranian food. Overnight in Isfahan. (Hotel BB/Dinner included)

Day 13 (Kashan-Tehran):

 After breakfast driving toward Tehran. Visit Kashan en route, an ancient city in the Isfahan province of Iran, runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran. Visit Fin Garden, in this beautiful garden, a well-liked Iranian politician (Chancellor) of 19th century was ordered to be murdered by the king. Also, the cool and shady area of this garden in this dry and hot climate provides such a pleasant ambiance. Visit Historical Houses of Kashan, such as Boroujerdi ha and Tabatabaie ha houses, are some of the beautiful examples of 19th century houses of merchants in Iran. Then visit Hammam-e Sultan Mir Ahmad. This 500 years old traditional bath is a superb example of an Iranian bathhouse and from its roof you will have a nice panorama of the town. Overnight in Tehran.( Hotel/BB)

Day 14 (Tehran):

End of the tour with hotel check out and transfer to the Imam Khomeini Airport.

  • Services include :
  • 13 nights accommodation in 2,3&4 star hotels and traditional hotels with breakfast
  • 1Lunch and 2 dinners
  • Air conditioned transport
  • Airport transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Domestic air tickets
  • All attraction entrance fees which are specified
  • Visa arrangement
  • Services Exclude:
  • International air ticket
  • Any expenses such as telephone calls, laundry, mini bar used in the room, tips etc.
  • Tips and porter charges
  • Any other meals and services not specified above
  • Visa fee