Iran – Discover Persia


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    Follow in pilgrims’ footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities, and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Tehrān

    Arrive at any time.

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    Day 2 Tehrān/Yazd

    Explore Tehran with a local guide, visiting the Sa’d Abad Palace and National Jewel Museum before boarding an evening train to Yazd. (B)

    Day 3 Yazd

    Tour the old town of Yazd, marvelling at the unique towers that scatter the city. Visit the Jameh Mosque, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, and the Towers of Silence burial grounds. (B)

    Day 4 Yazd/Kermān

    Travel to the Kerman region, home to the villages of Rayen and Mahan, both steeped in history. (B)

    Day 5 Kermān

    Spend the day visiting highlights of the area. Visit the Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine and Shahzadeh Garden. Later, visit the Bathhouse Museum and the Rayen Citadel. (B)

    Day 6 Kermān/Shiraz

    Explore the city and visit the Karim Khan Citadel, Vakil Mosque, and the tombs of Hafez and Sa’adi. (B)

    Day 7 Shiraz

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Persepolis, the ceremonial palace of Darius, and admire its amazingly well-preserved carvings. Later, wander the streets and mingle with the students in laid-back Shiraz. (B)

    Day 8 Shiraz/Isfahan

    Stop at the Koran Gate and the UNESCO-listed Pasargadae complex en route to Isfahan, one of the finest Islamic cities in the world. (B)

    Day 9 Isfahan

    Tour the beautiful city of Isfahan, enjoying the famous square, mosques, and bartering at the bazaar. Hang out on the many bridges that make Isfahan unique, or shop for an authentic Persian rug. (B)

    Day 10 Isfahan

    Spend a full day exploring this gorgeous city. (B)

    Day 11 Isfahan/Abyāneh

    Take a scenic drive through Natanz to the mountain village of Abyaneh, known for having retained its ancient charm. Enjoy a village walk to learn more. (B)

    Day 12 Abyāneh/Tehrān

    En route to Tehran, visit Kashan and Qom. Back in Tehran, visit Imam Khomeini’s shrine. (B)

    Day 13 Tehrān

    Enjoy a final day of sightseeing in the busy capital of Tehran. Visit Golestan Palace, National Museum, and the Carpet Museum. (B)

    Day 14 Tehrān

    Depart at any time. (B)

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