THE CHARM OF PERSIA
8 nights - 9 days
Private Circuit Trip
Departure dates throughout the year
Day 1: Country of origin-Shiraz
Departure from the city of origin, by regular flight to Shiraz. Arrival at dawn, reception and transfer to the hotel to rest.
Day 2: Shiraz
In Shiraz, known as the city of poets and flowers, we will visit the beautiful garden of Narenjestan or Eram, the Karimkhani citadel, the mosque and the Vakil Bazaar. Next we will visit the mausoleums of "Hafez" and "Saadi", two of the most important poets in Iranian culture. Night accommodation in Shiraz.
Day 3: Shiraz-Persepolis-Yazd
In the morning we leave by road to Yazd. En route we will visit Persepolis or (Takht-e-Jamshid), former capital of the Persian Empire more than 2,500 years ago, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a magnificent vestige site of the greatness of the Persian Empire. We will see remains of palaces, bas-reliefs, stairways and ornate columns. Next, we will visit the royal tombs of Darius, Xerxes and Artaxerxes practiced on the mountainside in Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-Rajab. Finally we will visit the tomb of Ciro El Grande in Pasárgada, before continuing our trip to Yazd. Arrival to Yazd and transfer to the hotel.
Shiraz-Persepolis: 61 km. 1 hour.
Persepolis-Pasargadae: 78 km. 1 h 15 min.
Pasargada-Yazd: 317 km. 3 h 45 min.
Day 4: Yazd
Full day of visits in Yazd, where we will visit the complex "Amir-Chakhmagh", the water museum, the Zeyayeh school or the Alejandra prison, and the congregational mosque. Then we will take a walk through the historic neighborhood called Fahaadan, where we will see houses made of adobe. The entire historic center is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Then we will visit the Zoroastrian Temple of Fire, and one of the highest wind towers in the city, located in the famous and beautiful Dolat-Abad garden. Night hotel in Yazd.
Day 5: Yazd-Meybod-Naiin-Isfahan
In the morning departure to Isfahan by road. En route we visit the town of Meybod, where we will see the historic Carvansaray, the old post house called Chapar Khaneh, the Narin fortress, the Tower of Doves and the famous locally produced pottery shops. The next town on our route to Isfahan is Naiin, where we will visit the historic Pirnia house and the Congregational mosque. Arrival in Isfahan and transfer to the hotel.
Yazd-Meybod: 56 km. 1 hour.
Meybod-Naiin: 120 km. 1 h 24 min.
Naiin-Isfahan: 154 km. 2h
Day 6: Isfahan
Isfahan is the jewel of the east. Persia's capital on several occasions is one of the most attractive cities in Iran. It houses wonderful buildings, mosques and historic palaces. In the morning we visit the "Naghsh-e-Jahan" square, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and one of the largest in the world. We continue our visit through the mosques of Imam and Sheikh lotfollah and the palace of "Aali Ghapu". Very close to this square is the historic bazaar of the city, full of shops that offer products of Isfahani crafts, very famous throughout Iran. We will walk through the streets of this bazaar and enjoy its charming atmosphere. Then we will visit the bridges "Si-O-Se pol", called the bridge with 33 eyes and "Khjaju" that join the two banks of the river Zayandeh Rud that crosses the city, (dry for several months a year). Night hotel in Isfahan.
Day 7: Isfahan-Abyaneh-Kashan
In the morning after breakfast we leave Isfahan towards Kashan. En route we will visit one of the oldest villages in Iran called “Abyaneh”, representative of the rural life of this part of Iran. Although this town belongs to the time of the Safávida dynasty, around it there are remains of a fortress belonging to the Sasánida dynasty proof of the importance and antiquity of the place.
In Kashan we visit the "Fin" garden, one of the oldest gardens in Iran and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Then we will visit the historic houses "Borujerdi" and "Tabatabaii. Night hotel in Kashan.
Isfahan-Abyaneh: 107Km. 1hr 30 min.
Abyaneh-Kashan: 83Km. 1hr 20 min.
Day 8: Kashan-Tehran
In the morning we leave by road to Tehran. In Tehran we will visit the National Archaeological Museums, where we can contemplate a large collection of pre-Islamic art pieces from the history of Iran, among other collections. Next we will visit the palace of "Golestan", declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the place of coronation of the last kings of Iran. It is a complex of historic buildings that house halls, rooms and museums belonging to the Qajar dynasty of the 18th century. Then we will visit the Grand Bazaar, located near the Golestan palace. We will cross its streets, corners and squares of this historic and important economic center of the capital. Then we move to the hotel to rest and prepare for the return.
Kashan-Tehran: 243Km. 2hr 40 min.
Note: At the end of day 8 we prepare to leave for Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, to take the flight back to our country of origin.
Day 9: Hotel - Tehran IKA Airport
According to the scheduled time, transfer to the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at dawn, to take the return flight. End of trip, end of our services.
08 nights stay in 4 * or 4/5 * hotels with breakfast, depending on the category chosen.
Reception and all airport-hotel-airport transfers.
English-speaking accompanying driver-guide throughout the trip in a private circuit.
All transfers in equipped and private vehicles.
All the entrances to the monuments according to the itinerary.
Processing for obtaining authorization to enter Iran, (reference number).
Basic travel assistance insurance. (Required to process the entry visa).
Lunch and dinner, except those provided in the itinerary.
Other expenses such as laundries, use of mini bars in hotels, phone calls, tips, hairdressers, etc.
Any expenses not included in the previous section.
CITIES / NIGHTS / HOTELS
Shiraz (01 N + 01 N early check in) / - Elizeh 4*- Parseh 4*- Ario 4*
Yazd (02 N) / Moshir 4* - Dad 4* - Arg 4*
Isfahan (02 N) / Aseman 4* - Piroozi 4* - Avin 4*
Kashan (01 N) / Aryana 4* - Negarestan 4*
Tehran (01 N early check out) / Enghelab 4* - Asareh 4* - Ferdowsi 4* - Kowsar 4*
Planned or similar hotels.
. Please read the travel recommendations and important notes to keep in mind when traveling to Iran.
. You can start your trip from your country of residence. Aban Travel can also provide you with round-trip international tickets from your country of residence to Iran, if you wish.
. Upon arrival at the airport of entry into Iran, our agents will be waiting for you and after welcoming you, you will be taken to your hotel to rest.
The tour program starts in the morning.
. Reservations must be made at least 45 days before the dates of each departure, to carry out the processes of obtaining the entry authorization, or the reference number.
. Aban Travel declines any responsibility in the case of the denial of the entry authorization by the authorities of the country.
Prices per person in double room + Flights.
PAX HOTELES 4* HOTELES 4/5*
2 1.490 € 1.560 €
3 - 5 1.300 € 1.395 €
6 - 8 1.170 € 1.250 €
Supl. Ind 288 € 310 €
. Check prices for other group combinations.
. The calculation of the price of the air tickets will be made according to the travel dates and according to the value of the same at the time of the firm reservations.
. We fly with Turkish Airlines, Qatar airways, Emirates, Aeroflot.