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The fantastically rich and varied history of
Iran has left behind an unparalleled cultural
heritage. This tour reveals the best of
that legacy, including the supreme Islamic
architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the
ancient Achaemenian capital of Pasargadae
and the splendid bas-reliefs of the Palace of
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Fly overnight from London (regional
connections available) to Tehran with
Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. (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)
Visit Persepolis, Darius the Great’s summer
capital, to view the magnificent stone terrace
and palace. Continue to Naghsh-e-Rostam,
the site of the royal tombs and Sassanian rock
Drive to Yazd, via Pasargadae, the first dynastic
capital of the Achaemenian empire, founded
by Cyrus the Great in 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. (B, L)
Tour the Dowlat-Abad garden, the Zoroastrian
fire temple, an abandoned Zoroastrian ‘Tower
of Silence’ and the Jameh mosque. (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. During the day enjoy a traditional
Persian music performance. (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 (or similar) for 1
night. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport and
fly to London with Turkish Airlines via Istanbul. (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
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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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TOP2019: 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...