The "Ancient Persia" tour is the right tour of Iran for those who have 2 weeks vacation to travel to Iran and discover the most popular cities in Iran and the most visited tourist attractions in each of them. Ancient Persia is designed for those who want to have the arrival and departure from Tehran, which is usually more demanded due to the cheaper price compared to flights with arrival and different destinations. Ancient Persia is well programmed to devote enough time to explore everything and is more suitable for all those who travel with family, with children, plan to see everything without haste and want to feel the history of Iran. Due to the high reviews and recommendations from our clients who have already taken this tour, our intention has always been to offer “Ancient Persia” as the most popular Iran tour to our new clients who have enough time to explore Iran.
The Ancient Persia tour lasts 12 days starting from Tehran, visiting Tehran attractions such as the Golestan Palace, the only heritage of humility in Tehran, and the national museum. At the end of the visit to the center of Tehran, we left the rest of the visits pending and took the afternoon flight to Shiraz. Our visit to Shiraz begins with visits to the historical center of Shiraz exploring the Pink Mosque, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar and etc. The fourth day will be a day with more free time to reinforce ourselves before continuing our adventure, so our visits would be to the garden of Eram and the tombs of the two famous poets Hafez and Saadi. The fifth day is the time to say goodbye to Shiraz and take the route to Yazd but with three wonderful stops along the way to see Iran's three most famous cultural heritages of the Achaemenid era, Persepolis, Necropolis and Pasargadae. On the sixth day we will discover the ancient city of Yazd and learn about the underground aqueducts called "Qanats" and the traditional air conditioners, called "Badgir", which are presumed on the roofs of the houses in the old town of Yazd. On the seventh day and after exploring the Zoroastrian temple of fire and the towers of silence, we moved to Isfahan or the famous city "half the world". We will spend the eighth day exploring Naqsh-e Yahan Square, the largest square in Iran and the surrounding attractions such as Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and Ali Qapu Royal Palace. The Jame Mosque of Isfahan, the largest mosque in Iran is the last visit on the eighth day. Our second day in Isfahan allows us to discover the Vank Cathedral located in the Jolfa neighborhood where Christians live in Isfahan and the Khaju and Siosepol bridges before moving to the mysterious city of Kashan and visiting the beautiful town of Abyaneh of red earth on the way. Our visit in Kashan takes us to discover the historical mansions of this historical city such as Tabatabaei and Borujerdi, the bathhouse of Sultan Ahmad and the garden of Fin, one of the nine Persian gardens inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site, formerly to say goodbye to Kashan and go to Tehran. We return to Tehran to finish what we left pending the second day before flying to Shiraz, visiting the north of the city and exploring the royal palaces of Niavaran and Sadabad. We have now reached the end of our Iran tour. We just have to collect our bags and say goodbye to the gigantic city of Tehran to take the flight back home.
Golestan Palace in Tehran
Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Necropolis, Persepolis and Pasargadae in Shiraz
Yazd Old City and Towers of Silence in Yazd
Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Masjed Jame (Friday Mosque) in Isfahan
Find Garden in Kashan
Daily Activity Arrival to IKA (Tehran International Airport).You will be met and greeted at the airport and transfer to the hotel to rest.
Daily Activity Tehran city Tour starting in the morning. As the very first plan, we'll visit Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), Iran National Museum, Glass and Ceramic Museum, Tehran Grand Bazaar and Jewelry Museum. After the last visit, we'll collect our baggage's and we'll be transferred to the Mehrabad Airport. Evening flight to Shiraz.
Highlight: Golestan palace, National Museum, Glass and Ceramic Museum, Tehran Grand Bazaar and Jewelry Museum
Daily Activity We'll start our first day in Shiraz in the morning by visiting Nasir ol Molk mosque, also known as the pink mosque. Later we'll visit Narenjestan Qavam garden which is a beautiful garden with a unique glassware and painting inside the building. Zand complex is the next location we'll head to. This historical site is composed by Vakil bath, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bazaar. The next site is the Karim Khan Citadel which is almost next to the Zand complex.
Highlight: Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Qavam Garden, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and Karim Khan Citadel
Daily Activity Our second day in Shiraz starts by our visit to awesome Eram Garden which is located a little apart from the city center. Our next visits will be to the tombs of the two famous and historical poems of Iran. At first, the visit will be the Saadi tomb and the next one to the beautiful and poetical tomb of Hafez.
Highlight: Eram Garden,Tomb of Saadi and Tomb of Hafez
Daily Activity The most important and most wanted day begins with our morning transfer to Yazd. On the road, we'll head to Persepolis which was the ancient capital of Achaemenid Empire and in 1979 was registered as the first world heritage of Iran. After this unique visit, we'll head to Naqsh-e Rustam. After that we'll visit; Pasargadae where is located the tomb of Cyrus the great. Right after we'll continue our road trip to Yazd.
Highlight: Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rustam, Pasargadae
Daily Activity Our day starts by visiting Dowlatabad Garden and exploring the Persian architecture inside the Pavilion and some other buildings in the morningh. Our next stop is the Yazd old town. This part of Yazd has been recently announced as a UNESCO world heritage site. After the unique and incredible walking through the beautiful alleys we'll visit Jame mosque of Yazd and its awesome tile working on the dome. Next we'll learn about underground Qanats at Water Museum and after that we'll visit the Amir Chakhmaq complex which is a remarkable complex located in one of the main squares in Yazd.
Highlight: Dowlat Abad Garden, Yazd Old Town, Jame Mosque of Yazd, Yazd Water Museum and Amir Chakhmaq Complex
Daily Activity Today we'll visit the fire temple of Zoroastrians in Yazd in the morning. After this visit, we'll the Towers of Silence also known as Dakhma which is a historical site in where the Zoroastrians used to buried their deceased. After visiting this incredible site, we'll be transferred to Isfahan. On the road, we stop in Meybod and Nain in order to visit Narin Castle and Nain Jame Mosque. Later we continue our road trip to Isfahan.
Highlight: Yazd Fire Temple, Towers of Silence and Narin Castle
Daily Activity Our first day in Isfahan will begin by visiting Chehel Sotun Royal Palace before exploring the most highlighted site of this tour, Naqh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is the one the biggest square in the world. We continue our visit to Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah, Shah Mosque and after having lunch we'll discover the Jame Mosqhe of Isfahan which is the biggest one in Iran and is the second UNESCO heritage in Isfahan.
Highlight: Chehel Sotun Royal Palace, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Jame Mosque of Isfahan
Daily Activity In the morning we'll head to the Jolfa neighborhood and visit the beautiful Vank Cathedral in the morning. Later we can enjoy our time by visiting two bridges named Siosepol (33 arches) and Khaju bridges. After having lunch we'll move toward Kashan. On the road, we'll visit Abyaneh village and we'll explore this visit by discovering its beautiful alleys and local people customs.
Highlight: Vank Cathedral, Siosepol Bridge, Khaju Bridge and Abyaneh Village
Daily Activity Our day starts by visiting the most beautiful traditional houses such as Tabatabaei and Borujerdi houses. Later we'll continue our visit to Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse. Before leaving Kashan we'll visit Fin Garden the most highlighted sight in Kashan because of being part of Persian Gardens (Registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the untold history it holds inside. Transfer to Tehran.
Highlight: Fin Garden, Tabatabei and Borujerdi houses and Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
Daily Activity Our last day starts by moving to the northern part of Tehran (Shemiran) in order to visit Niavaran Palace which was the summer residence during the Qajar and Pahlavi Dynasty. Right after that its time for us to visit Sadabad complex which is a huge complex within 300 hectares of buildings and surrounded gardens built during Qajar and expanded during Pahlavi Monarchs. Right after and in order to have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs we'll visit Tajrish Bazaar.
Highlight: Niavaran Palace, Sadabad Complex and Tajrish Bazaar
Daily Activity Morning transfer to IKA (Tehran International Airport). The flight back home!
· Iran visa authorization number
· 11 nights accommodation in the mentioned cities
· Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
· Excursions mentioned by the itinerary
· 1 domestic flight
. Airport transfers (x4)
· Entrances to the mentioned sights
· Your speaking language guide
. Visa consular fee
· International flight
· Tip to driver or guide
· Personal expenses
· Travel insurance
· Items not mentioned in the inclusions
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The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 20 kg per person.
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