THE FOOTPRINTS OF AN EMPIRE

10 nights - 11 days
Private Circuit Trip
Departure dates throughout the year

Cod: LHDI-20-AV-P

ITINERARY

Day 1: Country of origin-Shiraz
Departure from the city of origin, on a regular flight to Shiraz. Arrival in Shiraz at dawn the next day, reception and transfer to the hotel to rest.

Day 2: Shiraz
In Shiraz city of poets and flowers and cradle of the Persian culture we visit the garden of Narengestan or Eram, the mosque and the Bazaar of Vakil, the citadel Karim Khani and the mausoleums of "Hafez" and "Saadi", two of the most poets important in Iranian culture. Next, we will visit, from outside, the shrine of Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh or "Shah-e-Cheragh" the brother of Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of the Shiite branch of Islam. The sanctuary is a place of worship for Muslims. Night hotel in Shiraz.

Day 3: Shiraz-Persepolis-Pasargada-Yazd
In the morning we leave by road to Persepolis to visit the impressive remains of the ancient capital of the Persian Empire over 2,500 years ago, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will visit the royal tombs of the Achaemenid, Darius, Xerxes and Artaxerxes monarchs, practiced in the mountains in Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-Rajab very close to Persepolis. Then we headed to Pasargada where is the tomb of Ciro El Grande, founder of the Achaemenid dynasty. Then we continue our way to Yazd. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Yazd
Full day of visits in Yazd, where we will visit the complex "Amir-Chakhmagh". 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 Fire Temple, The Zeyayeh School (Alejandra Prison), the water museum, the Congregational Mosque 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 after breakfast we leave for Isfahan.

En route we visit the village of Meybod, where we will see the historic Carvansaray called "Shah-Abasi", the old post house or "Chaparkhaneh", the local pottery manufacturing workshops and the remains of Narin Castle. 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.

Day 6: Isfahan
Day visits by some of the most important monuments of the city. We will 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", all located in the great square. Next, we will visit the historic "Si-O-Se pol" bridges, called the 33-eye bridge and "Khjaju" that join the two banks of the city, crossed by the river Zayandeh Rud (dry for several months of the year). Night hotel in Isfahan.

Day 7: Isfahan
After breakfast we will visit the Armenian neighborhood of the city to visit the Vank Cathedral and the museum inside. Then we will visit the palaces of Chehel Sotun (Forty columns), and Hast Behesht (8 paradises). Next, we will see the historic bazaar of the city taking a walk through its streets and corners, where there are many local craft shops, very famous throughout the world. Night hotel in Isfahan.

Day 8: Isfahan-Abyaneh-Kashan
In the morning we leave Isfahan towards the city of Kashan. On route we will stop at Abyaneh. It is a historical town belonging to the time of the Qajar dynasty, very characteristic of this part of rural Iran, in whose proximity are the remains of fortresses belonging to the time of the Sasanida dynasty. We continue our way to Kashan where we will visit the "Fin" garden, one of the oldest gardens in Iran and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Then we will visit the palace houses of the "Borujerdiha" and the "Tabatabaiiha". Night hotel in Kashan.

Day 9: Kashan-Tehran
In the morning after breakfast we leave by road to Tehran, where we will visit the National Archaeological Museums that houses a large collection of pre-Islamic art pieces from the history of Iran, among other exhibits. Then we will visit the palace of "Golestan", declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the place of coronation of the last kings of Iran. It is a complex of residences, museums and historical buildings belonging to the time of the Qajar dynasty of the 18th century. Next, we will visit the Grand Bazaar touring its alleys, corners and squares of this historic place. Night hotel in Tehran.

Day 10: Tehran
In the morning we will visit the palaces of "Niavaran" and "Saad abad", former residences of the last kings of Iran. Both palaces located north of the capital, are surrounded by an immense garden and house several rooms and museums. Next we will visit the traditional Tajrish bazaar, also to the north of the city. We return to the hotel to rest.

Note: Towards the end of this day we prepare to leave for Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, to take the flight back home.

Day 11: Hotel-Tehran airport-Return
At the scheduled time, transfer to Tehran IKA airport, to take the flight back to the country of origin
. End of trip End of our services.

 
 
SERVICES INCLUDED

10 nights stay in central 4 * or 4 * / 5 * hotels, depending on the category chosen, with breakfast.
Reception and all airport-hotel-airport transfers.
English speaking guide-driver throughout the tour.
All transfers in equipped vehicles.
All the entrances to the monuments according to our program of visits.
Daily snacks, water and tea.
Obtaining reference number or entry authorization.

NOT INCLUDED

International air tickets.
Meals and dinners.
Laundry, hairdressing, phone calls, use of mini bars in hotels, tips, etc.
Travel insurance (mandatory for obtaining reference number).
Any expenses not included in the section corresponding to the services included.
Entry Visa

CITIES / NIGHTS / HOTELS

Shiraz: 01 night + 01 night early check in / Zandieh 4* - Elizeh 4* - Chamran 5*

Yazd: 02 nights / Arg 4* - Safaiieh 5*

Isfahan: 03 nights  / Aseman 4*- Piroozi 4* - Kowsar 5*

Kashan: 01 night / Manuchehri 4+ - Negarestan 4* 

Tehran: 01 night + 01 night (early check out) /   Enghelab 4* - Azadi 5* - Spinas 5*

Planned or similar hotels.


Notes:


. 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

Prices per person in double room + Flights.

PAX              HOTELES 4*              HOTELES 4/5* 

                                                     

2                        1.590 €                     1.655 €

3 - 5                   1.400 €                     1.465 €

6 - 8​                   1.260 €                     1.320 €

Supl. Ind             298 €                        335 €

Notes:
. Please 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.

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