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Iran Classic Tour 9-Day

Tehran to Shiraz
Duration: 9 Days
Code: PICT
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Tour highlights

City tour of Tehran the thriving capital of Iran and visiting the charming Golestan Palace of Qajar Era and Iran's National Museum,
checking out the most charming historical houses of Kashan,
visiting the UNESCO listed Naqshe Jahan Square of Isfahan, one of the most glorious historical squares in the world,
walking through the historical alleys of Yazd historical city,
visiting the ancient heritages of Achaemenid Empire near Shiraz, including Persepolis, Necropolis, and Pasargadae

What you need to know about this tour

  • Iran Classic Tour of PackToIran covers the top cultural and historical attractions of Iran in top touristic cities including Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz in 9 days. This tour is suitable for travelers who seek the essence of Persia by visiting the highlights like Persian gardens, Ancient Achaemenid sites like Persepolis, and UNESCO listed mosques of Isfahan.

What is Included

  • 8 nights accommodation at hotel
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Visa service
  • Private vehicle
  • Professional English speaking guide

Tour accommodations

Tour Meals

8 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Itineraries

Salaam! Welcome to Tehran the capital city of Iran, with 14 million residents and a variety of attractions, from modern art galleries, architectural monuments and parks to historical legacies from the Pahlavi and Qajar dynasties. Considering your arrival time, you can take a city tour in the afternoon and visit some attractions like the Holy Defence Museum of Tehran or the Tabiat Bridge (the Nature Bridge).

Optional Excursions

  • Holy Defence Museum
  • Tabiat Bridge

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Tehran has been the capital of Iran since the Qajar Dynasty, therefore this city is home to many royal palaces. Today you will visit the Golestan Palace, the royal Qajar complex protected as a UNESCO world heritage, the Iran National Museum and the labyrinth of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. If time allows you can also visit the Carpet Museum which is a collection of fascinating Persian carpets.

Included Excursions

  • Golestan Palace
  • Iran National Museum
  • Tehran Grand Bazaar

Optional Excursions

  • Persian Carpet Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Tehran

Meals: Breakfast

Start your road trip towards Isfahan (448 km). En route stop in the historical city of Kashan and visit the Tabatabai House to get acquainted with the old Persian houses and amazing interior ornaments. You will also explore the lush Fin Garden, one of the nine Persian Gardens on the UNESCO world heritage list. You will arrive in Isfahan in the evening and visit two of historical the bridges crossing over Zayandeh River, the Khaju and Si o Se Pol Bridges.

Included Excursions

  • Tabatabai Historical House
  • Fin Garden
  • Si o Se Pol and Khaju Bridges

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Glorious Isfahan is known as the pearl of Persia and according to an old description, Isfahan is called “half of the world!” This city was the capital of Iran during the Safavid Dynasty, when the best examples of Islamic art and architecture were built in Iran. First visit the great Naqsh-e Jahan Square and the monuments around it, including the Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Shah Mosque. The whole Naghsh-e Jahan complex is protected as a world heritage by UNESCO. Then browse the handicrafts bazaar of Isfahan and visit the Chehel Sotun Garden and Palace (another Persian garden on the UNESCO heritage list), displaying fascinating wall paintings.

Included Excursions

  • Naqsh-e Jahan Square
  • Ali Qapu Palace
  • Sheikh Lotfollah and Jame Imam Mosque
  • Isfahan Bazaar
  • Chehel Sotun Garden

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Continue your Isfahan city tour, by exploring the magical Isfahan Jaame Mosque housing architectural gems from the 11th to the 19th centuries. This UNESCO world heritage site is also known as the encyclopedia of Iranian architecture. Then walk through the Armenian New Julfa Quarter which is home to a big population of Armenians who have been living in this city since the reign of Shah Abbas, and visit the Vank Church. In the afternoon enjoy listening to some Iranian music at the Music Museum of Isfahan.

Included Excursions

  • Isfahan Jame Mosque
  • Vank Church
  • Isfahan Music Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Isfahan

Meals: Breakfast

Say goodbye to the memorable city of Isfahan and drive to Yazd (323 km). Yazd is the biggest adobe city in the world with magnificent architecture including narrow lanes, wind catcher towers and mud-brick houses. Yazd is also the center of the followers of Zoroastrianism, an ancient religion in Iran. Today you will visit the two heritages sites of this religion, the Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple. Then walk through the atmospheric old quarter of the city, which is protected as a UNESCO world heritage and learn about water management and Qanats at the Yazd Water Museum.

Included Excursions

  • Tower of Silence
  • Fire Temple
  • Yazd old city walking tour
  • Water Museum

Accommodation: Hotel in Yazd

Meals: Breakfast

Hit the road and drive towards Shiraz, the city of roses and nightingales (440 km). On the way stop to visit Pasargadae where the glorious tomb of Cyrus the great, founder of The Persian Empire is located. Arrive in Shiraz in the afternoon and join a local family to enjoy a home cooked meal and get familiar with Iranian family life and hospitality.

Included Excursions

  • Pasargadae

Accommodation: Hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast Dinner

Drive 60 km to visit Persepolis, the ancient ceremonial capital of the Achaemnid kings dating back to 518 B.C. Walk through the amazing ruins of Persepolis and feel the glory of ancient Persia. Then visit the Naqsh-e Rostam, (Necropolis) as impressive as Persepolis, where the tombs of Persian kings were carved into the rocks of a mountain. Drive back to Shiraz and visit the Tomb of Hafez, who is the most famous Iranian poet, and explore the Vakil Bazaar.

Included Excursions

  • Persepolis
  • Naqsh-e Rostam
  • Tomb of Hafez
  • Vakil Bazaar

Accommodation: Hotel in Shiraz

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast and your hotel check out, transfer to Shiraz INTL Airport for your flight back home. If your departure flight is from Tehran, you will get a domestic flight to Tehran and get transferred to IKA INTL Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

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