14 Days History of Persia in Iranian Plateau

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Tour code: PR143

Accommodation grade: 3* and traditional hotels

Trip length: 14 days

Transport: One domestic flight, car or van, all airport transfers

Trip route: Tehran-Hamedan-Kermanshah-Esfehan-Yazd-Shiraz-Tehran

Included: All breakfasts and entrance fees

Physical rate: 2/5

Group size: 2 to 8 pax

In fourteen amazing days, you will visit the main touristic cities of central and western Iran, and its amazing World Heritage Sites. The tour will give you the chance to experience the very best of Iran's nature, culture, history and cuisine. In this private trip, your tour guide will help you discover authentic Iranian life.

First you will visit Tehran which is the Capital and the most populated city in Iran.

In this trip you have chance to visit Hamedan and Kermanshah, these two ancient cities are well known across Iran and the world, as a highly recommended tourist spots.

Despite their historical background and historical sites, their natural beauty is another reason it's popular with tourists, especially the mountain scenery. You will also pay a visit to the Ali Sadr Cave in Hamedan which is one of the largest water caves in the world.

After visiting the wonderful Kermanshah and sampling their delicious cookies, it is the time to enjoy some stunning nature when passing through mountains and en-route to Esfehan.
Esfehan resembles a green emerald in the desert and it was the capital of Iran in the 16-17th century. Its home to some amazing Persian architecture and its UNESCO registered sites, mainly the second largest historical square in the world (after Tiananmen Square in China).

The city of Yazd is another World Heritage visit in this trip and is nicknamed 'the city of windcatchers'.
In Yazd you will get to know how Iranians used Qanats (under the ground water system) to build this paradise city in the middle of a desert.

The drive from Yazd to Shiraz will see you visit the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran, Persepolis, Necropolis and Pasargadae, which dates back to nearly 2500 years ago.
Shiraz is known as the city of poetry, history, rose and nightingales and you will have 2 days of sightseeing before taking a flight back to Tehran.
Tehran is your last stop, where this is your free day, before your pick up to IKA (Tehran International Airport).

Golestan palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Bazar
Azadi Tower
Alaviyeh Dome
Ebne Sina
Babataher Tomb
Ali Sadr Cave
Esther and Mordechai Tomb
Ganjnameh
Hegmataneh City
Bistoon (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Taghe Bostan
Naghshe Jahan Square, King Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Qaysareyeh Bazar (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Chehelsotoon Palace
Sio-Se-Pol and Khajoo Bridge
Vank Cathedral
Naein Jameh Mosque
Zoroastrian fire temple
Silent tower
Fahadan complex and Old City of Yazd (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Jameh Mosque
Amirchakhmagh Square
Zoorkhaneh
Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Pasargadae (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Zand complex included: Zand complex, Bazar, Bath house, Mosque and Saraye Moshir (18th century AD).
Nasir Al Molk Mosque.
Shah Cheragh Shrine
Hafez Tomb
Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Qoran Gate

Day 1: Tehran
Arrival, welcome to Iran. Meet and greet at the airport. Half day city tour: Visit to the stunning Golestan Palace and huge Tehran bazar.

Accommodation: Tehran

Day 2: Tehran to Hamadan (320km):
In the morning drive to Hamadan, and visit Alaviyeh Dome, Ebne Sina and Babataher tomb.

Accommodation: Hamedan

Day 3: Hamadan:
Today you will visit amazing Ali Sadr cave one of the largest water caves in the world), you will then proceed to the Esther and Mordechai tomb (one of the most important Jewish tombs dating from 2400 years ago).

Accommodation: Hamedan

Day 4: Hamadan to Kermanshah (190km):
In the morning you will drive to Ganj Nameh (Achaemenid inscriptions), then move on to Hegmataneh city (UNESCO World Heritage Site), before driving to to Kermanshah.

Accommodation: Kermanshah

Day 5: Kermanshah:
Today you will visit Bistoon or Behistoon (which has an amazing Achaemenid stone bass relief and is older than Persepolis) and then see Taghe Bostan (A series of large stone bass reliefs from the Sassanian Empire 224 to 651 AD). Afternoon you can take a well-deserved rest back at the hotel.

Accommodation: Kermanshah



Day 6: Kermanshah to Esfehan (565km):
Today after breakfast drive to Isfahan and enjoying the beautiful view of the road. On the way you will have different stops and you will have a day in the nature on the way.

Accommodation: Isfahan

Day 7: Esfehan:
The first stop today will be at the impressive Naghshe Jahan Square (UNESCO - World Heritage Site), after you will move on to King Mosque and then make a stop at Ali Qapu Palace, you will also visit the architectural masterpiece that is Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and then it's off to do some shopping in the Qaysareyeh Bazar (16th century, UNESCO World Heritage Site) and finally visit Chehelsotoon Palace.

Accommodation: Esfehan

Day 8: Esfehan:
It's free time in the morning. After lunch visit the impressive Sio-Se-Pol and Khajoo Bridge, then the final stop is at the Vank Cathedral 'the church of saintly sisters'.
Accommodation: Esfehan

Day 9: Esfehan to Yazd (325km):
In the morning drive to Yazd. On the way you will pass through Naein and visit Aba Bafi (man made caves) and Nain Jameh Mosque. In the afternoon you will see Amirchakhmagh square (15th century AD) and finally Zoorkhaneh (Traditional gym).

Accommodation: Yazd



Day 10: Yazd:
Today you will visit a Zoroastrian fire temple (in Iran Zoroastrian fire temples are open to the public), Silent tower which is a Zoroastrian cemetery and 1000 years old), you will then take a walk around the old city and see the Fahadan complex, after that you will visit water reservations, ice houses, wind towers and the Jameh mosque.

Accommodation: Yazd

Day 11: Yazd to Shiraz (450km):
Early morning drive to Shiraz. On the way visit the ancient history of Persia - Persepolis, Necropolis, Pasargadae (Persian palaces and kings tombs 2500 years old).

Accommodation: Shiraz


Day 12: Shiraz:
Free morning. After lunch time visit the Zand complex, which includes a bath house, mosque and Saraye Moshir ( an 18th century bazar), after you will visit the stunning Nasir Al Molk Mosque (the pink mosque) and Shah Cheragh Shrine which is the third biggest shrine in Iran.

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 13: Shiraz to Tehran (1h30m):
Today is a trip to the tranquil Hafez Tomb, followed by a stop at Eram Garden and Qoran Gate. Take an afternoon flight back to Tehran. Arrive in Tehran and visit the Azadi tower on the way to the hotel.

Accommodation: Tehran

Day 14: Tehran:
Today is your free day, before you take a transfer back to the airport and heading home.
Accommodation: N/A

Services included:
Iran visa code and invitation letter, all entrance fees for mentioned sites, accommodation in twin bedroom (13nights), all breakfasts, expert tour guide every day, trip with private sedan car, one domestic flight ticket, all airport transfers, private Iran cell sim card, airport welcome service and a bottle of Mineral water per day.

Services not included in the above rate:
Iran visa stamp fee, international flights, trip insurance, lunch, dinner, portages fees, laundry service, telephone service, sauna & swimming pool, any souvenirs and tips.

Extra Note:
The maximum check-in baggage allowance for domestic flight is 20 kg per person plus hand luggage which is maximum 5kg.

The service mentioned is for an English speaking guide. If you wish to have a French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian or another language speaking guide. Please contact us