If you plan to travel to Iran, this country has it all. Persia, Persepolis, Persian cat, Persian blue, Aryan race and plenty of places to visit in between from Esfahan (Naqsh - E-Jahaan) to Teheran- the hill city, Iran is opening up and welcoming guests with their true hospitality and the famous Persian cuisine. This country will surely let you know how different they are from the rest of the Middle Eastern nations. Come and be a part of the journey to experience this fascinating country with many taboos. Journey Cart Holidays Iran vacation packages offer a pleasant stay, sightseeing and other tourist activities.
On arrival at Shiraz airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Shiraz is one of the most beautiful, historical cities in the world and houses the origin of first samples of Persian gardens and many historical and ancient attractions and old cities of Persian Empire showing the glory of a nation such as Persepolis and Necropolis and Pasargadae. Overnight in Shiraz.
Today embark on Guided tour of Shiraz, visiting Narenjestan Garden and Arg-E Karim - Karim Khan Citadel. This morning will begin our educational adventure with our Group Leader on Guided Tour of Shiraz. Among the highlights we will see Narenjestan Garden, circa 1257 CE, Which includes richly decorated pavilion set among graceful trees. Then we will walk to the Vakil Bazaar, originally established in the 11th century CE, one of the finest and important bazaars of historical Iran. Then visit to the tomb of Hafez, Iran's greatest lyric poet, followed by the tomb of Sa'adi whose poems and tales are still known to every Iranian. Afterward we will take a field trip to the Arg-E Karim - Karim Khan Citadel - located in downtown of the city and named after a king of the 18th century Zand Dynasty who made this city his capital. We will learn about the citadel, King Karim Khan, and the dynasty. At the end we will visit the exterior view of Ali Ebn-e Hamze and Holy shrine of Shah Cheragh and enjoy its shining domes.Overnight in Shiraz.
Proceed to Yazd, enroute visiting Persepolis and Pasargadae .This morning will begin our educational adventure with our Group Leader on Guided Tour of Yazd. Highlights of the tour include Amir chakhamq Complex and Zoroastrian fire temple. Evening free at Yazd. Overnight in Yazd.
Proceed to Isfahan, enroute doing the tour of Yazd and visiting Atashkadeh (Seat in coach). Today will be one of the more fascinating field trips in our program. Situated in a remote area with two deserts converge, Yazd dates back to c. 3,000 BCE. It was a stop on the fabled Silk Road, but its location kept it safe from the ravages of war and destruction for centuries and so its local culture remained strong. The city is made almost entirely of adobe and mud brick. Beyond its importance as a desert "port" for trade, Yazd was one of the principal centers of the Zoroastrian religion. Zoroastrians venerate fire as a holy entity that comes from the supreme god, Ahura Mazda, and invokes truth in the hearts and minds of believers. We call their places of worship fire temples, where sacred flames were kept burning continuously. We will visit the most important remaining fire temple in Iran, Atashkadeh in Yazd. We will also see one of the so-called towers of silence where Zoroastrians took their dead to avoid contaminating the earth. Then in afternoon the field trip goes to Bagh-E-Dolatabad, a unique octagonal house with the tallest wind tower in the city. Here we get a demonstration of the effectiveness of these towers first hand. When we finish visit, we take the road to Isfahan. Less than 350 km drive with frequently stops en route. After arrive to Isfahan it will be relaxing to walk in the bank of famous Zayanderoud. Overnight in Isfahan.
Today embark on a city tour of Isfahan.Our exploration will include two of the most impressive mosques amid a myriad of remarkable sites. At the centre of the city is Naqsh-e Jahan, one of the world's biggest squares, created in the 17th century. The huge, open plaza is framed by a wall of arches and surrounded by the Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah and the Masjed-e Emam mosques. Rest of the evening is free at leisure. Overnight in Isfahan.
Proceed to Matinabad, enroute doing city tour of Isfahan.We will check out of the hotel and begin our journey to Matinabad. But first we get to know Isfahan even better with field trips to several memorable sites. First is the magnificent Jame Mosque with its famous Uljaytu Mihrab of the Il-Khanid Period, artistic treasure stucco densely decorated with Quranic inscriptions and continue to visit Chehel Sotun, a pavilion constructed as a reception hall for visiting dignitaries by Shah Abbas II, and Hasht Behesht, an octagonal pleasure palace built a few years later.Proceeding to Matinabad, we will meet local villagers and before we sleep, we will experience Atashouni, gathering around a campfire to enjoy a starry night. Overnight in Matinabad.
Today proceed to the capital of Iran. En route pay a visit to the city of Kashan - ‘The city of Carpets and Roses’. See the many gardens of the city. Later, proceed to Tehran, stop at the entrance of Tehran to visit Imam Khomeini mausoleum. Check in hotel. Overnight in Teheran.
Embark on a guided city tour of Teheran. Visit the famous Carpet museum with rare carpets of varied types. Pay a visit to the National museum for an indepth of Iran’s civilization. Later visit the Teheran Milad Tower with revolving restaurant and breathtaking views of the city. Overnight in Tehran.
Today you will be met and transferred to the airport for your return flight back home.