Arrival at Imam Khomeini International airport in Tehran and be welcomed by Iranmagictravel representative. After a short rest at your hotel, a half day city tour is recommended to visit Golestan Palace in the heart of old Tehran. This palace has an impressive archive of Iranian photography recorded by Nasereddinshah. Then, we’ll go for a leisurely short stroll in the Grand Bazaar, the bustling hub of commercial activity. O/N in Tehran.
A guided visit from Iran National Museum. It is not only the country’s largest museum of history and archaeology but also is categorized as one of the few most eminent museums of the world. Head to Hamedan. Take a half-day tour to visit the mausoleum of Avicenna ‘Abu Ali Sina‘. Abu Ali Sina is called in Europe by a Latina name “Avicenna.” He is undeniably the most significant philosopher of the pre-modern era in the Islamic period in Iran. Head to Hamedan. Take a half-day tour to visit the mausoleum of Avicenna ‘ Abu Ali Sina which is the other historical monument in city tour in Hamedan. It sits on a hill where a Parthian cemetery is said to have been located. O/N in Hamedan.
Full-day city tour in Hamedan to visit Hegmataneh. An ancient city, with the structures of a city pertaining to the King of the Medes from 700 BC, after that it turned into a capital. Parthian converted Hamedan into the summer capital for the Parthian governors. Then, discover the myth of Ganjnameh. The archaeological masterpieces that go back to the age of Dariush (521-485 BE) and Xerxes I (485-65 BE).There will be time to visit Mausoleum of Esther and Mordechai, the most important Jewish pilgrimage site in Iran. This site marks the traditional location of the graves of Mordechai and Esther. Take a glance at the Tomb of Baba Taher, who was an 11th-century Iranian poet. Finally, we finish our journey in Hamedan by boat tour in Ali Sadr cave which is the world’s largest water cave. O/N in Hamedan.
Early morning drive to Kermanshah. On your way, pay a visit to Kangavar. In the small town of Kangavar, ruins of an archaeological site will appear by the roadside, erected in honor of “Ardevisur Anahita” the female guardian angel of water. It is known as “Temple of Anahita”. In full excursion in Kermanshah, we shouldn’t miss sightseeing Bisotun. The significant aspect of this historical site is the bas-relief and cuneiform inscription ordered by Darius I The Great, 521 BC’. It also bears witness to the revolutions in writing forms and monumental art in the territory of Persian Empire. O/N in Kermanshah.
A half-day tour to sightseeing Tagh-e-Bostan ‘a collection of best preserved Sassanid bas-reliefs in rocks’ which is situated in the heart of the Zagros Mountains, pertaining to the depiction of the investiture ceremonies of Ardeshir II and Shapur III. They illustrate the hunting scenes of Khosrow II as well. Next, stroll through the Grand Bazaar of Kermanshah. Then, drive to Khorramabad city and take a brief look into bas-reliefs inscriptions in Islam abad & Kooh dashten, en-route. O/N Khorramabad.
Full-day excursion in Khorramabad and Shushtar. Built during the Sassanid Era, Falak-ol-aflak is situated on top of a large hill in Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan province. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C, the innovation of constructing two main canals on the river Kârun, one of which is still supplying water to the city. Next, take a glance at Shadorvan Weir or Caesar’s Bridge in Shushtar which is the other amazing monument remained from the 3rd century that is the first dual-function designed construction in Iran which was used as a dam and a bridge. It had a significant impact on Iranian civil engineering and developing Sassanid water management techniques. O/N in Dezfol.
Early morning drive to Susa. Commence your archaeological discoveries by sightseeing Ivan Karkhe, the ruins of a magnificent brick palace (226-652 AD). Untash Gal erected Susa as his capital and established Chogha Zanbil as his religious center. Later Darius I and Artaxerxes founded great palaces there and it became the winter capital of Achaemenians. Apadana Palace, meaning Royal Audience Hall (550-486 BC). The ruins of Haft Tappeh “seven hills” traces back to 3,000 years ago. Tomb of Prophet Daniel (PBUH), a Jewish pilgrimage, can be considered as one of the most important tourist attractions of Susa. The tomb with a tall and conical dome is a distinctive landmark of this ancient city. There are other attractions of this world-known city such as Shaver Palace and Shahre-shahi. O/N in Ahwaz.
A long drive to Shiraz via Bishapour (the second Sassanid king constructed it on the road from Persepolis to Ctesiphon) and visit Chogan canyon which brings us to the famous and beautiful city of Shiraz. On your way to Shiraz, visit the historical sites of Sarab-e Bahram, Kurangan bas-reliefs and the Palace of Ardashir Pāpakan which was built in AD 224 by King Ardashir I of the Sassanian Empire. O/N in Shiraz.
Become captivated by the outstanding monumental Vakil Complex (Bazaar, Mosque, and Bath), Nasirolmolk Mosque. Ponder on the breathtaking tombs of Hafez and Saadi. Eram and Narenjestan Gardens. O/N in Shiraz.
Drive to Yazd, en route visit Pasargadae, the site of the simple but imposing tomb of Cyrus the Great” the Founder of the Persian Empire” and remains of his several palaces. Head to Persepolis, also visit Naghsh-e-Rostam to see Ka’be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenid) and Sassanian rock-reliefs. On our way to Yazd, we visit Abaarkooh, the ancient city situated on the path of the world-renowned as Silk Road and has a 4000-year-old cypress in its heart. In the evening, we spend pleasurable time in Yazd which is recognized as one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower in the city which keeps the building cool. O/N in Yazd.
Visit the breathtaking construction and a must-see Complex, Amirchakhmagh, one of the most remarkable squares of Iran situated in the center of Yazd. It contains bazaar, mosque, Tekye (a place for holding religious rituals), bath and a watering place. ‘Water museum’ a visit to this museum will answer all the questions about ancient Persia water system surrounding Qanat, an elaborate tunnel system used to extract groundwater. Take great pleasure in resting in the picturesque Dolat abad Garden. O/N in Yazd.
Head to Isfahan. Visit Narin castle and ‘Chak Chak’ Zoroastrian Temple located in Meybod, en route. A half day sightseeing of Isfahan to visit awe-inspiring siosepol & take a walk on the khaju bridge that you shouldn’t miss to cross in your lifetime. O/N in Isfahan.
Have a wonderful opportunity to rub elbows with Isfahan people in handicraft workshops. Get ready to be involved in the process of handicraft production from the early bases and get familiar with the variety of Persian handicrafts. Get drowned in Iranian colorful culture in Isfahan, designated city by UNESCO as Creative City of handicraft. Then it’s time to visit the magnificent Friday Mosque which is considered as a museum of a thousand year of Persian religious architecture and is truly one of the world’s greatest mosques. now, we will explore Jolfa Armenian quarter on foot and Vank cathedral. Finally, we won’t miss visiting local musical instruments in the music museum. O/N in Isfahan.
Enjoy visiting Chehelsotoon & Hashtbehesht palaces. Then, get amazed by the magnificence of Royal Square “the second great square in the world”, with several sites (the Ali-Qapu Palace) and two of Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the sheikh Lotfollah and the Shah – with glorious architecture and then a short walk in Qeisarieh Bazaar. O/N in Isfahan.
Transfer to Beheshti Nejad airport for your departure flight.
Head to Kashan via splendid and colorful village ‘Abiyane’. Enjoy your time strolling inside the village and getting familiar with its rural residents. The place of several tourist attractions including the unique temple of “Herpak”, a Chief mosque with a unique Mihrab from Seljukian period and houses built in harmony with climate and mountainous land O/N in Kashan.
This delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir gets our vote as one of the most appealing destinations in Iran offering a covered bazaar, a cluster of architecturally significant 19th-century houses and excellent accommodation options. Visit marvelous Fin Garden, Broujerdi ha House, ancient Sialk hills and Agha Bozorg mosque and seminary. O/N in Kashan.
Transfer to Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran.