14 DAYS HOLY CITIES AND NORTH IRAN NATURE

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Tour code: PRI143

Accommodation grade: 3* Hotel

Trip length: 14 days

Transport: Two domestic flights, car or van, all airport transfers

Trip route: Tehran - Masuleh - Rasht-Bandar Anzali - Mashhad - Nishabur - Shiraz - Esfehan - Qom - IKA

Included: All breakfasts included, entrance fee for sites mentioned

Group size: min 2 to 8 pax

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Incredible - is one way to describe this tour. Over 14 days you will visit holy shrines, natural beauty spots, and historical sites from North to South Iran. This trip is designed for visiting the Shrines of Imam Reza, his sister Fatemeh Masoumeh and his brothers Ahmad and Mohammad Ibne Musa (Shahe Cheragh) as well as the sites in 3 Haram Hal al-Bayt, in the cities of Mashhad, Qom and Shiraz.

You will visit north Iran, and the historical and touristic village of Masuleh. The special architecture, good weather, beautiful nature and also lovely local food make it one of the most visited villages in Iran, by Iranians and foreign tourists. You will have a short stop at the Caspian Sea in Bandar Anzali.

Iran is famous for its historical and cultural monuments especially its World Heritage Sites such as the Persian Gardens and Persepolis in Shiraz, Naghshe Jahan Square in the city of art - Esfehan. This trip is completed by visiting the many bazars in Tehran, Shiraz, Mashhad, Esfehan and also Nishabur where you will get chance to enjoy the atmosphere, meet the friendly locals, purchase beautiful handicrafts and sample some of the country's finest cuisine.

You will be accompanied with a private tour guide that ensures you maximise your time at every stop. Providing you with in-depth knowledge of the sites you visit, discuss religious stories and history and introduce you to the best local food in every city.

Tehran Grand Bazar
Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Shah Abdol Azim Shrine
Rudkhan Castle
Imam Reza Shrine
Goharshad mosque
Mashhad Bazar
Imam Zadeh Mahroogh and Ibrahim
Ghadamgah
Ferdowsi Tomb
Shahe Cheragh Shrine
Seyyed Ala ol Din Husayn Shrine
Nasir al Molk Mosque (Pink Mosque)
Vakil Bazar and Saraye Moshir
Vakil Bath House
Vakil Mosque and Complex
Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Necropolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Qoran Gate
Hafez Tomb,
Eram Garden (UNESCO World Heritage site)
Shah Zadeh Reza Shrine
Naghshe Jahan Square(UNESCO World Heritage site): Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Shaikh Lotfollah Mosque, Qaysariyeh Bazar
Jameh Mosque in Esfehan
Sio Se Pol and Khajoo Bridge
Imam Khomeini Shrine
Fatemeh Masoumeh Shrine

Day 1: Tehran:
Welcome to Iran. You will be picked up from the airport, and then your adventure begins. You will be met by your tour guide on the first day and you start by visiting the beautiful Golestan Palace, followed by the grand Tehran Bazar and finally the Shah Abdol Azim Shrine in Ray (the great grandson of Imam Hasan), before returning to your hotel.

Accommodation: Tehran

Day 2: Tehran to Masuleh (415 km):
Start the day by taking a private transfer to Masuleh and enjoy the beautiful views of North Iran on the way. In the afternoon you arrive in Masuleh, where you can take a stroll around this lovely village and by the Masouheh-Rood-Khan river, which has a waterfall located just 200m away from the village.

Accommodation: Masuleh

Day 3: Masuleh to Rasht (64km):
You will spend the morning walking in Masuleh and visiting the natural beauties of this traditional village. Later drive to Rudkhan Castle. This medieval stone and brick castle, was made between the third to seventh centuries and was later rebuilt by locals, to defend against the Arab invasion. You will see some spectacular nature including mountains, forests and rivers on the way to the citadel. Rudkhan Castle sits at the two peaks of a mountain. After sightseeing, you will drive to your hotel in Rasht.

Accommodation: Rasht

Day 4: Rasht - Bandar Anzali to Mashhad(1h 40m):
Drive 40 km to Bandar Anzali, to enjoy the views of the Caspian Sea. You will then drive back to Rasht airport and take a flight to Mashhad.

Accommodation: Mashhad

Day 5: Mashhad:
After breakfast, spend the morning visiting the world famous - Imam Reza Shrine. Then in the afternoon, take a stroll around the bazar, where you can see some of the finest quality of turquoise, saffron and barberries in the world.

Accommodation: Mashhad

Day 6: Mashhad - Nishabur - Mashhad:
Today, visit the great Persian poet Ferdowsi tomb and then later drive to Nishabur, where you will visit the Imam Zadeh Ibrahim and Mahrough shrines and then on to Ghadamgah (place where Imam Reza stopped for prayers on route from Nishabur to Mashhad), you can then visit the bazar which as some of the best quality of turquoise stones in the world and where you can spend the rest of the afternoon shopping, before heading back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Mashhad

Day 7: Mashhad to Shiraz (1h 40m):
You will have some free time in the morning before flying to Shiraz. Arrive in Shiraz and visit the Seyyed Ala Edin Husayn Shrine.

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 8: Shiraz:
First you will visit the Vakil complex and bathhouse, mosque and Bazar. Then you will go to the stunning pink mosque (Nasir al Molk mosque) and finally the Shahe Cheragh Shrine (brother of Imam Reza).

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 9: Shiraz:
Today you will visit Hafez tomb, then go to Qoran gate, Eram Garden and the Ali ibne Hamzeh Shrine. Afternoon is free time.

Accommodation: Shiraz

Day 10: Shiraz to Esfehan (480km):
Morning drive to Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Necropolis, then after lunch drive to Esfehan. On the way make a stop at the Imam Zadeh Shah Reza before relaxing in your hotel in Esfehan.

Accommodation: Esfehan

Day 11: Esfehan:
Today you will visit Naghshe Jahan Square which compromises of 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Shah and Shaikh Lotfollah Mosques and also Ali Qapu Palace. In the afternoon you will visit Qhasariyeh Bazar.

Accommodation: Esfehan

Day 12: Esfehan:
In the morning you will visit Jameh Mosque, Sio se pol and Khajoo Bridges and then have free time in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Esfehan

Day 13: Esfehan to Qom (274km):
In the morning you will drive to Qom and visit the shrine of the sister of Imam Reza (Hazrat Fatemeh Masoumeh Shrine).

Accommodation: Qom

Day 14: Qom to IKA (111km):
In the morning, you will make a stop at the Imam Khomeini tomb on the way back to IKA.

Services included:
Iran visa invitation letter and Iran visa code, entrance fees for all mentioned sites, private comfortable car with AC, expert tour guide, 13 nights' accommodation in hotel, two domestic flights, all breakfasts, all airport transfers, a bottle of Mineral water per day (free).

Services Excluded:
Iran visa stamp fee, international flights, travel insurance, lunch, dinner, portages fees, laundry service, telephone service, sauna & swimming pool, souvenirs, tips and portage.

Extra Note:
This tour is available for single tourists for more info please contact us.
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 would like to have a French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian or another language speaking guide. Please contact us.