Bishapour - Necropolis - Yazd - Bisotun
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum
Day 01: Arrival-Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
Day 02: Tehran- Shiraz
After breakfast, we will visit Archaeological & Islamic Art Museum, the finest museum in Iran where we will view a collection of ancient Persian civilization. In the evening fly to Shiraz, transfer to hotel and rest. O/N Shiraz.
Day 03: Shiraz-Bishapour excursion
Early morning we go to visit Bishapour, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.
Day 04: Shiraz
We will visit Eram and Naranjestan Gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, Khan Theological School, Hafez (or Saadi) mausoleum, Vakil complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
Day 05: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropolis-Pasargad-Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route we will visit Quran gate , Persepolis (a temple palace made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC) , Necropolis (tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad , tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian king. O/N Yazd.
Day 06: Yazd
According to UNESCO, Yazd is one of the oldest cities in the world; it is like a living museum. We will visit narrow alleys, the highest wind tower of city which keeps the building cool, Friday mosque from 14th century and the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. O/N Yazd.
Day 07: Yazd- Isfahan
In the morning we will explore on foot this ancient city and visit a Zoroastrian temple where sacred fire has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. This is an opportunity to learn about Zoroastrianism which had been the Persian religion until Arabs brought Islam to Iran. Then go to Towers of Silence on outskirts of the city, which was a burial place for Zoroastrian. In the afternoon drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Nareen Castle & an old caravanserai in Meibod and a carpet workshop in Naeen. O/N Isfahan.
In the morning we will visit Imam square, the huge open square in center of Isfahan with four monuments at four sides including Imam mosque covered inside and outside with intricate turquoise tiles, The smaller Sheikh Lotfollah mosque contains some of the best mosaics from 17th century, Ali Ghapoo Palace which was the first skyscraper in Iran and Isfahan bazaar where we can visit the workshop of artists who paint miniature sometimes on bone. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty three) and khajoo bridges over zayanderud, relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink tea and smoke Persian water pipe. O/N Isfahan.
Day 09: Isfahan
We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace with its exquisite wall painting. O/N Isfahan.
Day 10: Isfahan- Kermanshah
In the morning we drive toward Kermanshah, en route we will visit Falak-ol- Aflak castle in Khoramabad .O/N Kermanshah.
Day 11: Kermanshah- Hamedan
Drive to Hamedan, en route we will visit Bisotun inscription, the curved stones from Sassanid time. O/N Hamedan.
Day 12: Hamedan
We will visit Ester & Mordkhay tombs (Jewish holy shrine) Alaviyan dome and Hegmataneh hill. O/N Hamedan.
Day 13:Hamedan- Tehran
In the Morning we go to visit one of the greatest lake caves in the world, Ali-Sadr and then Avicenna tomb. Afternoon drive back to Tehran, O/N Tehran.
Day 14: Tehran - Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.