THE ROUTE OF THE KINGS

11 nights - 12 days
Private Circuit Trip
Departure dates throughout the year

Cod: LRDLR-20-AV-P

ITINERARY

Day 1: Spain-Shiraz
Departure from the city of origin in, 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
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. Night hotel in Pasargada.
(Shiraz - Persepolis: 61 Km, 1h / Persepolis - Pasargada: 78 Km, 1h 15m).

Day 4: Pasargada-Meymand-Kerman
In the morning we leave by road to Kerman, en route we will visit the royal tomb of Ciro El Grande in Pasargada, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Then in the famous village of Meymand we will visit the cave houses with an antiquity of at least 3000 years ago. All these primitive works have the recognition of UNESCO. Arrival to Kerman and transfer to the hotel.
(Pasargada-Meymand: 292 Km, 3h and 45 min / Meymand-Kerman: 240 Km, 2h and 45 min).

Day 5: Kerman-Rayen-Mahan-KermanIn the morning after breakfast we leave for Rayen where we will visit the village citadel built in the style of the Citadel of Bam partially destroyed by a devastating earthquake about fifteen years ago.

Then we head to the town of Mahan to visit the famous Prince's Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the tomb of Shah Nematollah-e Vali before returning to Kerman. In Kerman we will visit the Ganj Ali Khan complex including the bath museum. Transfer to the hotel. Night in Kerman.
(Kerman-Rayen: 105Km, 1h and 21min / Rayen-mahan: 75km, 1h / Mahan-Kerman: 37km, 35 min).

Day 6: Kerman-Zein Od Din-Yazd
In the morning we leave by road to Yazd. En route we will make a stop at the famous caravansaray of Zein-Od-Din. We will take a walk around before continuing on our way to Yazd. Arrival to Yazd and transfer to the hotel.
(Kerman-Zein Od Din: 296 Km, 3h and 15min / Zein Od Din-Yazd: 77 Km, 60 min).

Day 7: Yazd
Full day of visits in Yazd, ancient city belonging to the Silk Road. Yazd is on the edge of the Lut desert and is famous for the architectural style of its contsruciones. We will visit the "Amir-Chakhmagh" complex, the Congregational Mosque, and the Zoroastrian Fire Temple. Night hotel in Yazd.

Day 8 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" and the old post house or "Chaparkhaneh", and we will see the ruins 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 and an artisanal workshop for clothing made by local clergy called Aba, before arriving in Isfahan. Arrival in Isfahan and transfer to the hotel.
(Yaz-Meybod: 56 Km, 1 h / Meybod-Naiin: 120 Km, 1H and 24 min / Naiin-Isfahan: 154 Km, 2h).

Day 9: Isfahan

Day visits by some of the most important monuments of the city. We will visit the "Naghsh-e-Jahan" square, one of the largest in the world, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We continue our visit through the mosques of Imam and Sheikh lotfollah and the palace of "Aali Ghapu".

All these historic buildings and temples are in Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (Imam). Next we will visit the historic "Si-O-Se pol" bridges, called the 33-eye bridge and "Khjaju", which 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 10: Isfahan-Abyaneh-Kashan-Tehran
In the morning we leave for Tehran. En 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 historic house of "Brujerdiha" before traveling to Tehran. Arrival in Tehran and transfer to the hotel.
(Isfahan-Abyaneh: 107 km, 1h and 30 min / Abyaneh-Kashan: 83 km, 1h and 20 min / Kashan-Tehran: 243 km, 2h and 40 min).

Day 11: Tehran
In the morning after breakfast we will visit the National Archaeological Museums, where we can contemplate a large collection of pre-Islamic art pieces from the history of Iran, enter other collections. 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 historic buildings that house royal rooms, halls and museums, 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. Then we move to the hotel to rest.

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

Day 12: Tehran Airport IKA-Country of origin
At the scheduled time, transfer to Tehran airport, to take the flight back to the country of origin. End of trip. End of our services.

 
 
SERVICES INCLUDED

11 nights stay in central 4 * or 4 * / 5 * hotels, depending on the category chosen, with breakfast.
Reception and all airport-hotel-airport transfers.
Accompaniment of guide speaks Spanish 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 nights + 01 early entry / Zandieh 4 * - Elizeh 4 * - Chamran 5 *
Pasargada: 01 night / Takht e-Jamshid 3 *
Kerman: 02 nights / Hazar 4 * - Pars 5 *
Yazd: 02 nights / Arg 4 * - Safaiieh 5 *
Isfahan: 02 nights / Aseman 4 * - Piroozi 4 * - Kowsar 5 *
Tehran: 01 night + 01 night (departure to the airport) / Asareh 4 * - Azadi 4 * - Spinas 5 *
* Hotels planned in the program or similar.

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              HOTELS 4*              HOTELS 4*/5* 

                                                     

2                        1.679 €                     1.776 €

3 - 5                   1.479 €                     1.566 €

6 - 8​                   1.336 €                     1.418 €

Supl. Ind             300 €                        340 €

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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