The fantastically rich and varied history of Iran has left behind a dramatic cultural heritage. This tour reveals the best of that legacy, including the supreme Islamic architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the ancient Achaemenid capital of Pasargadae and the splendid bas-reliefs of the Palace of Persepolis.
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Fly overnight from London (regional connections
available) to Tehran with British Airways. (N)
Early morning arrival and transfer to the Azadi
Grand (or similar) for immediate occupancy).
Afternoon visit to Tehran’s museums. Stay
overnight at the Azadi Grand. (B)
This morning, take a flight to Shiraz. Guided
city tour of Shiraz including visits to the Hafez
and Saadi tombs, the Narenjestan-e-Ghavam
historical house, the Nasir-ol-Molk mosque and
the Vakil bazaar. Stay at the Pars International
Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)
Full-day visit to Persepolis, Darius the Great’s
summer capital, to view the magnificent stone
terrace and palace. Continue to Naghshe-
Rostam, the site of the royal tombs and
Sassanian rock reliefs. (B)
Drive to Yazd, via Pasargadae, the first dynastic
capital of the Achaemenian empire, founded by
Cyrus the Great in the sixth century BC. View the
Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great, Tall-e-Takht and
the presidential palace. Continue to Yazd and
stay at the Dad Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights.
Full-day tour to the Dowlat-Abad garden,
the Zoroastrian fire temple, an abandoned
Zoroastrian ‘Tower of Silence’ and the Jameh
mosque. Other highlights include the Amir
Chakhmaq complex. (B, D)
Drive to Isfahan, stopping at Na’in to view the
Jameh mosque and Pirnia House. Stay at the
Abbasi Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the city’s monuments, including
Naghsh-e Jahan Square, the Imam and Sheikh
Lotfollah mosques, and the Khaju Bridge.
Conclude with a visit to the Ali Qapu palace. (B, D)
Full-day visit to the Vank Cathedral, the Chehel
Sotoun palace and the Jameh mosque of
Isfahan, which is inscribed as a Unesco world
heritage site. (B)
Drive to Tehran, stopping at Natanz and Kashan
en route to visit the Fin gardens and the former
merchant’s house of Taba-Tabai. Stay at the
Novotel Hotel close to Tehran airport (or similar)
for 1 night. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly
to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Iran is an Islamic republic and
visitors are required to conform to the Islamic
dress code. For women, it is essential that all the
body is covered, except the hands and face.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
This itinerary can
be taken privately on a date that suits you, for
which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively,
it can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Please call 020 3930 5211 or email
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TOP2018: 10 Nights
We had a fabulous time in Iran. Our carefully worked itinerary was nicely spaced and we were delighted with our female guide.Mrs Byrom
The city and province of Yazd hold many wonders of historic and architectural significance...
It is not known when exactly Isfahan was first established as a city, but, it is known that its origins...