Persepolis Necropolis Pasargadae
Duration: 1 Days
What you need to know about this tour
- If you are excited about the Achaemenid Empire and obsessed with the ancient world, this day tour, covering the three most important Achaemenid legacies, Persepolis, Necropolis and Pasargadae ( all protected by UNESCO), is the best choice for you!
What is Included
- Professional English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Public transportation
- One snack
You will be picked up at your hotel or the pre-arranged meeting point at 8:30 in the moring and drive to Persepolis (60 km), the seat of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Darius in 518 B.C. This glorious heritage includes throne rooms, monumental stairways, and numerous bass reliefs. After exploring the phenomenal ruins of Persepolis, drive for a couple of kilometers and visit Necropolis, an ensemble of ancient and artistic masterpieces from the Achaemenes and Sassanid Empires. Then you will drive toward Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achaemenid Dynasty, ruled by Cyrus the great. This complex includes the palaces, the garden, and the tomb of Cyrus, all revealing the very first architectural masterpieces of the Achaemenid Empire. You will drive back to Shiraz in the afternoon and be dropped off at your hotel around 6 pm.