The Jewels of Iran - 13 Days

Tehran Province , Isfahan Province , Shiraz City , Kashan City , Fars Province , Yazd Province , Tehran City , Isfahan City and Yazd City
The Jewels of Iran
Day 1
Day 1: Tehran

Arrival in Tehran.

Begin your Persian Tour!

Welcome to Tehran! First of all, we hope you have a great trip, full of sweet moments, happiness and satisfaction with Iranviva Group.

On your arrival at Imam Khomeini airport, after receiving your luggage, you will go out of the gates. Your Tour Guide from Iranviva Group will be waiting outside, with your name on a sign in his/ her hand, to welcome you, take you to your hotel and accompany you on this exciting journey.

Day 2
Day 2: Tehran

After arriving in the beautiful country of Iran, first we're going to acquaint you with the capital of this land and its ancient history.

Tourists who choose Iran as their destination, are definitely interested in visiting Tehran traditional Bazaar, too, along with the monuments like Persepolis that represent the ancient history and civilization of Iran. Tehran traditional Bazaar, over several centuries old, is still the main center for trade and commerce in this country. Have your camera with you while you are visiting the historic traditional bazaar to take exquisite pictures.

Today, we will visit the National Museum, the Tehran traditional Bazaar, Golestan Palace, and traditional neighborhoods of Tehran, including Oudlajan that is reminiscent of the old days in this city, and we will continue as long as you want and time permits.

Golestan Palace is one of the most beautiful places you are going to visit today. Golestan Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Tehran, the construction of which started about 500 years ago. The name of this palace and the surrounding plantain and cedars trees are mentioned in different travelogues, including Peter Della Valle’s book.

Day 3
Day 3: Kashan-Isfahan

Today, after breakfast, we will drive to Isfahan. On the way, after about 3 hours of driving we will have a stop in Kashan for a few hours.

We will take you to visit Fin Garden in Kashan and enjoy this beautiful garden.

Among the places that we will visit today in Kashan are the historic houses and Kashan traditional bazaar.

After visiting Kashan, we will continue to drive to Isfahan to spend the night in this beautiful city.

Day 4
Day 4: Isfahan

Visiting Isfahan will start after a pleasant break and a delicate Iranian breakfast.

Among the places we are going to visit today are Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Si-o-se-pol Bridge, Khaju Bridge and Chehel Sotoun Palace.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square is also known as the second largest square in the world. Some of the well-known historical monuments of Isfahan are located in this square, including Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Jama masjid (mosque), Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu palace, Bazaar, and so on.

This square, dating back to over 400 years ago, is one of the heritages left from the Safavid era. In this square one can well see the architecture of the Safavid era. The architecture of the Safavid era can be well seen in this very square.

Before traveling to Iran, you have definitely seen pictures of Iran places of interest, like pictures of Si-o-se-pol Bridge. Now it is time to see this beautiful bridge closely.

Si-o-se-pol is one of the bridges over the Zayanderud River. This 300-meter-long bridge is the longest bridge over the river.

Day 5
Day 5: Meybod-Yazd

Day 3: Kashan-Isfahan

Today, after breakfast, we will drive to Isfahan. On the way, after about 3 hours of driving we will have a stop in Kashan for a few hours.

We will take you to visit Fin Garden in Kashan and enjoy this beautiful garden.

Among the places that we will visit today in Kashan are the historic houses and Kashan traditional bazaar.

After visiting Kashan, we will continue to drive to Isfahan to spend the night in this beautiful city.

Day 4: Isfahan

Visiting Isfahan will start after a pleasant break and a delicate Iranian breakfast.

Among the places we are going to visit today are Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Si-o-se-pol Bridge, Khaju Bridge and Chehel Sotoun Palace.

Naqsh-e Jahan Square is also known as the second largest square in the world. Some of the well-known historical monuments of Isfahan are located in this square, including Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Jama masjid (mosque), Imam Mosque, Ali Qapu palace, Bazaar, and so on.

This square, dating back to over 400 years ago, is one of the heritages left from the Safavid era. In this square one can well see the architecture of the Safavid era. The architecture of the Safavid era can be well seen in this very square.

Before traveling to Iran, you have definitely seen pictures of Iran places of interest, like pictures of Si-o-se-pol Bridge. Now it is time to see this beautiful bridge closely.

Si-o-se-pol is one of the bridges over the Zayanderud River. This 300-meter-long bridge is the longest bridge over the river.

If you are interested in more information about the city of Isfahan, don’t miss our article "X".

Day 5: Meybod-Yazd

Early in the morning, we will leave Isfahan and drive to Yazd, the city of wind-catchers and the jewel of desert.

The city of Yazd is one of the historical cities of this land that was listed as one of the world's heritages by UNESCO in 2017.

Yazd is known with different titles, including the “Bride of the Desert” and is famous for its numerous qanats (subterranean canal systems). These underground canals and water wells, as well as its Water Museum are among the tourist attractions of this city.

On the way from Isfahan to Yazd, we will stop in the city of Meybod. Among the places we will visit in Meybod are the caravanserais and the Pigeon Tower.

Yazd is a prominent city and an important tourist destination of Iran for different reasons. Among the reasons why this city is such an important place for tourists to visit is the numerous qanats with so amazing and complicated technology, the mud-brick structures, many fire temples, etc. and also because this city is the center and the heart of Zoroastrianism.

Iranviva Group has planned for you to visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, if time permits.

Day 6
Day 6: Yazd

Today, we need a more intensive plan to visit more and more places of interest and create more and more unforgettable memories in this beautiful historical city.

Among the places that you will visit today will be Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jameh Mosque of Yazd, Yazd Atash Behram, Dowlat Abad Garden and bazaar.

Yazd Atash Behram is one of the holiest sites for followers of Zoroastrianism, and today it is one of the tourist attractions of the city of Yazd.

The sacred fire of the temple that has been burning nonstop for years, is one of the tourist attractions of this beautiful place.

Another place we will invite you to visit is Dowlat Abad Garden. This garden, built in the mid-eighteenth century, is one of the most beautiful and attractive places in the city of Yazd.

Day 7
Day 7: Pasargadae

Today, you will drive to Fars province to continue your journey in the history and civilization of Iran. We will have a visit to historical city of Pasargadae on the way to Shiraz.

Pasargadae is a town in Fars province near the city of Shiraz with some great beautiful monuments.

In Pasargadae, you will visit the places like Tomb of Cyrus the Great who was the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty, the tomb of Cambyses, Pasargadae Persian Garden and Gate of All Nations.

After Pasargadae we will continue toward the city of poetry and literature. The name of Shiraz is tied to the names of the Iranian poets.

In Shiraz, after some rest at the hotel, you will be ready to visit the tombs of the great Persian poets, Sa'di and Hafez.

Day 8
Day 8: Persepolis-Shiraz

Today we will visit Persepolis.

Persepolis is a city in Fars province that was once the formal capital of the Achaemenids, and a place for great celebrations like New Year's celebration. Today, Persepolis is known as one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.

Persepolis was first established by Darius the Great in 518 BC, as the new Achaemenid capital and after him, it was extended and some buildings were added to this complex by his children.

After visiting Persepolis, you will return to Shiraz and spend your day on visiting the bazaar and other beautiful places in this city.

Among the places that you will visit in Shiraz are Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Arg of Karim Khan (Karim Khan Citadel) etc. We will visit some of these places today and the others tomorrow.

Day 9
Day 9: Shiraz

Here we are going to talk about Persian Gardens.

A Persian garden has a particular form and structure with different elements, including: sunlight, shade, water, buildings.

1. The garden is usually located in a stream path.

2. They are usually enclosed with walls.

3. There is a summer mansion and a swimming pool in the garden.

Today, Iranviva Group plans to take you to visit the beautiful Persian gardens that beside the cultural and historical sites represent another aspect of Iranian art.

Among the gardens you will visit today are Eram Garden, Jahan Nama Garden, Delgosha Garden, Afif-Abad Garden, Qavam House, etc.

Day 10
Day 10: Kish

After breakfast, you will fly to Kish, one of the most beautiful islands of the Persian Gulf.

Today, you will visit the historic sites of the island. Places including the Greek ship, the ancient city of Harireh, Kariz Underground City, etc.

Day 11
Day 11: Kish

Today you will spend your time on the Coral beach of the beautiful Persian Gulf.

The recreational activities you can enjoy at the beach are swimming, diving, jet skiing, scuba diving and other water sports.

You can also visit Kish Birds Garden birds and Dolphin Park on this trip.

Day 12
Day 12: Kish-Tehran

Today, you will have two flights. The first flight from Kish to Tehran and the second one from Tehran to your hometown.

Depending on your flight time, you may have plenty of time today to explore this island.

Indeed, based on your flight time from Kish to Tehran or from Tehran to your hometown, this time can be spent sightseeing in Kish Island or in Tehran.

Day 13
Day 13: Tehran-Departure

As mentioned earlier, your trip might last 13 days, depending on your flight time. If so, you will go sightseeing or visiting the other attractions of Tehran.

A short look at the history of Yazd city

The city of Yazd, after Venice, is the second-most ancient city in the world and the first historical city of bricks and mud in this land.

Yazd is one of the most prominent cities on this planet due to its traditional, adobe context.

Walking in this historic city is an interesting thing to do and we invite you to enjoy it.

A great starting point to walk in this historic city is Amir Chakhmaq Square.

Read more about the followings in this article:

The History behind the Name ‘Yazd’, A short look at the history of Yazd city, Amir Chakhmaq Square, New Jameh Mosque, Dahouk Mosque, Continue to Amir Chakhmaq Square, Bazaar in the City of Windcatchers, Water reservoirs (āb anbār) of Yazd, Amir Chakhmaq Āb Ānbār, Giv Āb Ānbār, Six Windcatcher Āb Ānbār (Shish Badgiri), Yazd Water Museum

For more information about Yazd and its beautiful places and “the Zoroastrian places in Yazd

 

Chahar Bagh Isfahan

 

Walking along the green trees and sightseeing the beautiful nature around, walking with your sweetheart through the trees and having a romantic chat is something that everybody is passionate about experiencing.

If you are also keen on this feeling on your trip, we invite you to one of the beautiful streets of Isfahan in a pleasant evening, to Chahar Bagh Avenue.

Read more about the followings in this article:

Vank Cathedral, Atashgah, Si-o-se-pol, Khaju Bridge, Chahar Bagh, Traditional Food in Isfahan, Sweets in Isfahan, Aquarium Tunnel

For more information about  Isfahan for tourists traveling to Iran and Traveling to Isfahan

A visit to Saa’d Abad complex in Tehran

About two hundred years ago, the name of Saa’d Abad was not known by the Iranians and the people who traveled to Tehran, but this name is now very popular and this global reputation is due to what has happened in this region in the last two centuries.

Saa’d Abad is located in north of Tehran, on the slopes of the Alborz mountains and in the foothills of Tochal.

Read more about the followings in this article:

A Brief History of Saa’d Abad Complex, A Short Trip to Saa’d Abad Museum Complex, White Palace or Mellat Museum, Artwork of the Mellat Museum, Museum of Nations Arts, Strolling around the Black Palace and the Museum of Fine Arts, A brief walk in the Imperial Guard building, the Museum of Royal Albums

Royal Kitchen, the Museum of Master Mahmoud Farshchian, Master Mahmoud Farshchian

For more information about Saad abad museum, Saad abad complex and  Tehran Grand Bazaar

 

Cyrus’s Tomb in Shiraz

Name of Shiraz, Pasargadae and Persepolis is shining besides Cyrus’s name. Cyrus the Second, the founder of Achaemenid, called as Cyrus the Great, has just buried in a distance of 1km from Pasargadae Castles in a Rocky Monument.

The importance of the Cyrus the Great’s Tomb is because it is the only monument of Pasargadae Complex as mentioned in Greece References.

Read more about the followings in this article:

First destination tour of Shiraz is Jahan-Nama Garden, Visiting Takht Garden, Chehel-Tan Garden, Delgosha Garden in Shiraz, Afif-abad Garden, Narenjestan-e-qavam Garden, Ilkhani Garden and Eram Garden in Shiraz.

For more information about Shiraz, please read shiraz for tour planning and shiraz’s tours.

Costs included

  • Transport
  • Meals (breakfasts)
  • Snacks
  • Accommodation fees
  • Entrance fees for historic sites, tourism and sports
  • Provide equipment for climbing, canyoning, climbing, caving, etc.

Cost not included

  • Visas fees
  • Travel fees
  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner)
  • Special clothes fees (for adventure sports)
  • Special equipment and clothes are available
  • Travel insurance

  • Passport
  • Personal healthcare
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

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Trip Facts

  • VIP Van, Private Car, Airplane
  • 1 - 10
  • All Season
  • Breakfast, Snack
  • Easy