Package Name:GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF IRAN
Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Visit Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd & Isfahan
This tour will give you an overview of Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd & Isfahan .
DAY 1 ARRIVAL TEHRAN
You will arrive in Iran early in the morning and we have a lot to venture,
numerous places to visit, so get some good rest to get up all energetic and fresh in the morning. A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including: We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. The glory and perfection in design of this building will surpass all your expectations of beauty. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country’s principal tourist attractions. After lunch we will visit Carpet Museum, Carpet-weaving has been around since the advent of early features of urban civilization and is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Iranian culture and art. Carpet Museum exhibits a variety of fine Persian carpets, kilims and sophisticated carpet designs from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present. In addition to its attractive carpet and rug galleries, the museum building has a beautiful architecture and facade resembling a carpet-weaving loom, then we will visit Azadi Tower. At night we will drive to the tallest tower in Iran and 17th-tallest freestanding structure in the world, Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower standing at 435 meters from base to the tip of the antenna. This landmark accommodates a variety of sections and parts on each floor ranging from a cafeteria, a public art gallery, a library to a five-star hotel.O/N Tehran
DAY 2 Tehran-Shiraz (1 Hour Flight)
We will start our day with The Niavaran Palace that is a historical complex which consists of several impressive buildings and monuments began being constructed by Qajar dynasty. There are numerous fabulous rooms and halls built different purposes through which visitors can roam and appreciate the design, architecture and decoration. Visiting Saad Abbad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with various historical, cultural and artistic aspects of Iran. At the foot of the Alborz ranges, north of Tehran, lays Sa’ad Abad Palace. The glorious structure was first erected as summer residence of Qajar kings and now is turned into a majestic museum to represent the finest works of art from Iranian and non-Iranian artists to a large number of visitors. There we visit Darband Mountainside where most Iranians spend their leisure time in the nature to enjoy spectacular sceneries and great food in its restaurants in the mountain. It is a fabulous choice to breathe some fresh air and be away from the air-pollution of the mega city. Then we will visit Tajrish Bazaar one of the oldest areas of Tehran. This center of commerce is decorated with well-designed arches. The bazaar has many passage ways leading to different sections where you can purchase a variety of goods and products.in the next we will transfer to Airport to have flight to where the Capital of ancient Persia located in ,Shiraz.O/N Shiraz.
DAY 3 SHIRAZ
In the morning, you will open your eyes to a majestic city; Shiraz, the home to numerous internationally-recognized Poets and Rose is waiting to welcome you right outside your hotel room. After being served with a tasteful and delicious breakfast, your exiting tour will begin; we will visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, a master piece of innovation and creation. Sun rays will paint the floor and the columns with various and vibrant colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. Afterwards, you will be taken to see Karim Khan Citadel, a well-built fort, and a most see monument. Then we move on to enjoy the fabulous architecture of Vakil Mosque and admire the beauty of carpets, rugs, and woven handicrafts found in Vakil Bazaar, then we get to Moshir Saray a traditional Bazaar, the next step we will visit colorful paradise that named Eram Garden (WHS). We will call it a day by Hafez Tomb, one of the most prominent poets of Iran. We driving through Quran Gate which was the entrance gate of the city. O/N Shiraz
DAY 4 SHIRAZ-YAZD (449 Km Drive)
We will start the day by driving to the history of ancient Persia by
visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterwards we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis,a large ancient cemetery with
elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient
Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from both the Sassanid periods. We
will continue to have the privilege by visiting Pasargadae (WHS), where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries. These ruins are among the only remains reflecting the glory of ancient Persian Empire.
DAY 5 YAZD
Reaching Yazd, we begin by visiting Zoroastrian’s Tower of Silence
which a circular and raised structure built by Zoroastrians on top of a hill. It was used for incarnation for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds. We next have the chance to visit Yazd Fire-Temple, a place of worship for Zoroastrians, which contains in its heart a 2500-year-old fire and the Zoroastrians’ Museum containing numerous ancient writings. We then head to the Water Museum, an ancient house which possesses a Qanat (WHS) in its basement providing the house with a fabulous cool pleasing air. We will experience walking through narrow allies of Fahadan District with tall mud and straw walls, which are reminiscent of the ancient architecture of the city. The passages of the city was previously replete with arcs, curves, and bends, wide enough for just two or three pedestrians to walk through. Among in numerable attractions of Yazd, here we will visit Amir Chakhmakh Complex. The complex is decorated by along rectangular pool, surrounded by small shops; not only can one enjoy shopping for souvenirs from such traditional and local shops which mainly sell handicrafts, but he/she can also rest their eyes on alluring beauty of the architecture of the mosque. Last but not Least, is Dowlat Abad Garden (WHS) which is renown all across the globe due to its tallest wind tower of the world. O/N Yazd
DAY 6 YAZD-ISFAHAN(323 km Drive)
In the morning drive to Isfahan, En-route to Isfahan, we will have a
short stop in Meybod. The city receives great credit for minting-coins workshops which we also will visit. On the way to Isfahan we stop to visit Narin Castle Remains located in the middle of historical texture of Meybod. Another must-see monument in Meybod is Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai built in Safavid era. Just like travelers in the past who could rest and recover from the day’s journey, we also stop here on our way to Isfahan to enjoy the architecture of the structure having rooms all around it traditionally used as shops and stores. Now it is time to visit Mud-Brick Ice house which has a shaped of an up-side down cone which has a subterranean storage space; it was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. We should leave Meybod to visit Nain Jame Mosque situated in the old texture of the city. The Mosque was built after the Mohamad’s Mosque in Medina.
DAY 7 ISFAHAN
Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of
Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. This hub of creativity was rightly granted the title “Half-of-the-World” due to its flourishing commerce and a great variety of astonishing arts ranging from poetry and handicrafts to unique architectural styles. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace. This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. The palace has been constructed for the King’s entertainment and receptions during Safavid-era. Chehel Sotun Palace literally means “Forty Columns” which was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the water of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. The most startling feature of the pavilion is the brilliant interior design and paintings which includes fabulous roofs, old tile-covered floors, and painted walls featuring scenes of battles and celebrations hold by the king. Chehel- Sotun Palace is not just an old building; it tells us about history and each and every crack on the walls or the floors holds a story of the past. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and last but not least Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Next, we visit Imam Mosque situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. The undeniable beauty and Sophistication in design of the mosque do mirror ages and Years of experience in constructing mosques by Iranians. All parts of the mosque have been woven together in great harmony to present a seamless, matchless whole. Religious concepts along with traditional symbols are all fully tangible in the design of the structure. The dome of the mosque standing on top with tall Minarets soaring into the sky, seem to invite every passerby in to worship and pray the Lord. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, is considered as one of the marvels of Persian architecture. Every element of the building is a true embodiment of elegance; it enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn to dusk. There is an underground corridor offering a passage from the building to Ali-Qapu palace which is going to be the next piece of history to visit. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu is a grand palace located on the western side of the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, opposite of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. The building was named Ali-Qapu which means “great gate” in as much as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naghsh-e- Jahan Square to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. The structures was a symbol of the government’s power and was originally used as a place to hold important political negotiations. Ali-Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings; they abound with floral, animal and bird motifs. The building is also embellished with mirrors, arcs and magnificent colorful tiles. Siyosepol which literally means 33 arches is a bridge highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. It is the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. The Zayandeh Rood River can be considered as a contributing factor to the growth of the population and the economy of the city; it helped established Isfahan as an influential center, and gave a green landscape to Isfahan, a city in the middle of a desert.
DAY 8 ISFAHAN
We are going to have a great day with a great start; first thing in the
morning we will visit Jame-Mosque (WHS). This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran claiming its place as a masterpiece in Persian architecture for its structural clarity and geometric balance. The mosque is renowned for reflecting classic art in a traditional and Islamic structure. We then should not miss Vank Cathedral which is one of the most celebrated example of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concepts. Another amazing masterpiece of engineering and genius design is Menar-Jonban. The name of the monument is quite self-explanatory about the structure. Menar-Jonban literally means shaking minaret; the monument consists of two minarets facing each other. Its notable feature is that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well. We then visit another well-known bridge over Zayandeh Rood River called Khadju and next to see Shahrestan Bridge the oldest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River.O/N Isfahan
DAY 9 ISFAHAN-KASHAN-IKA airport (412 Km Drive)
In the morning drive to Kashan, on the way to Kashan we will visit
Abyaneh. The village has a brilliant architecture; houses are constructed using peculiar reddish hue mud. The other attractive feature of the place is the women clothes which have colorful and happy patterns and an under-knee skirts. Abyunaki people have persistently maintained this traditional costume.
While being Kashan, we will visit Fin Garden (WHS) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden. In the garden you can enjoy a delightful atmosphere as water from a natural spring flows through a series of turquoise-colored pools and fountains. Then we will visit Boroujerdi and Tabatabaei Traditional Houses, Tabatabaei Traditional house is a perfect place to gain an insight as to how great taste of art and exquisite workmanship can come together to build a splendid house about 2 centuries ago. Almost all of the classic features of traditional Persian residential architecture such as interior and exterior yards, central pools and elegant wall paintings can be seen in Tabatabaei house. Then we will drive to IKA airport for departure flight.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but it is time to go to the airport. Iran is a kind of place that you cannot get enough of it and to appreciate its beauty thoroughly in such few days is not possible. Therefore, until next time we will have the honor to host you here in Iran take care and enjoy your flight
Land Package Quotation
Over Nights: Tehran (1N), Shiraz (2N), Yazd (2N) , Isfahan (3N).
Hotels:4* Sharing Twin base
|Group Size||4* Price||5* Price||Transfer Type|
|2 Pax||1760 $||On request||Driver Guide|
|4 Pax||1700 $||On request||Van 7 Seat|
|6 Pax||1450 $||On request||Van 7 Seat|
|8+1 Pax||1320 $||On request||Van 12 Seat|
|10+1 Pax||1245 $||On request||Middle Bus 31 Seat|
|15+1 Pax||1095 $||On request||Middle Bus 31 Seat|
|20+1 Pax||1060 $||On request||Bus 44 Seat|
|Single Supplement||450 $||On request|
Services Included :
Best Deals on Mahan Air Direct flight Delhi -Tehran – Delhi.
Direct Flight Schedule:
|Wed, Sat, Sun||Delhi – Tehran||03:00hrs||05:15hrs|
|Tue, fri, Sun||Tehran – Delhi||20:10hrs||01:40hrs|