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SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ

Day 1 : Istanbul Shiraz

Arrivé à Shiraz et accueil par le guide et transfert à l'hôtel.

Day 2 : SHIRAZ

After breakfast we visit the beautiful city of Shiraz: visit of the Bazaar-e Vakil (18 s), the Regent mosque (18 s), the Nassir-ol-Molk mosque (19 s), the caravanserai Saray-e Moshir (18th century), the Garden of the Orangeries (19th century), the Citadel of Karim khan (18th century). In the late afternoon, visit the mausoleum of Hafez (14C) and Sa'di (13C). Lunch in town during the visits. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Shiraz.

Day 3 : SHIRAZ ( 60 km)PERSEPOLIS (70 km)PASARGADES SHIRAZ

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Persepolis (50km), capital of the Achaemenes Empire built by Darius I (518 BC) and classified by UNESCO. Continuation the way to visit the Nagch-e Rostam, Achaemenes necropolis with the bas-reliefs of the Sassanid period. In the afternoon, carrying the road to Passargades for visiting the capital and the tomb of Cyrus the Great (550 BC). Back to Shiraz. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : SHIRAZ KERMAN (558 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Kerman. On the way, visit the Sassanid Palace of Bahram at Sarvestan dating to 5th century After J.C. A stop at Estahban to visit the fig trees in the valleys of Zagros. Continuation of the road to Neyriz to visit a beautiful Friday Mosque from the early Islamic period. Picnic lunch. Carrying the road towards Kerman. Night and dinner at the hotel.

KERMAN

KERMAN

KERMAN

Day 5 : Kerman RAYEN MAHAN KERMAN (aller – retour 200 km)

After breakfast, depart for Rayen to visit a pre-Islamic citadel founded at the time Sassanid follows on the way back to Kerman a stop in Mahan to visit The Garden of Shahzadeh (19C). Visit of Shah Nematollah Vali's mausoleum (15th century). Breakfast in a local restaurant. Return to Kerman. Visit of the Ganjali Khan complex (17th century Safavid period). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Kerman YAZD (350 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Yazd. Continuation to Yazd, visit of the Pistachiers in Rafsandjan. Having dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

YAZD

YAZD

YAZD

Day 7 : YAZD

Breakfast. Visit of Yazd which is the microcosm of art and dilemma, where one can see a religious and social harmony. It is also the city of the Zoroastrians which has a unique and traditional architecture. Visit of the Towers of Silence, the Zoroastrian cemetery, their Temple of Fire and Friday mosque (14C), lunch in a traditional restaurant, continuation of visits in the afternoon: Dowlat-Abad Garden (19th c.), The Mirchakhmaq Square (15th c.) And the bazaar (19th c.). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : YAZD (54 km) MEYBOD (120 km) NAIN ISPAHAN(158 km)

Breakfast. Departure to Isfahan. A stop in Meybod, founded in the Sassanid period to visit a beautiful citadel (Nârin Qal'eh 4000 years old), a caravanserai and a dovecote (17th century). Continue to Nain which is 130 km from Isfahan, near the Kavir desert, on the caravan road from Yazd to Isfahan. In Nain, one visits the Friday Mosque dating from the 10th century. The House of Pirnia converted to the Museum of Ethnography (17th century). Continuation of the road to Isfahan. Having dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

ISPAHAN

ISPAHAN

ISPAHAN

Day 9 : ISPAHAN

Breakfast. Isfahan or half the world so called by the people of the city to show its greatness. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Being repeatedly the capital of Persia since the Seljukide era in the 12th century, it experienced its golden era in the seventeenth century under the Safavids. Visit of: The Vank Cathedral (17th c.) In the Armenian district of Djolfa, The Bridges of 33 arches and Khadju (17th century), The Great Mosque of Isfahan, also known as the Friday Mosque or the Mosque. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : ISPAHAN

Breakfast. Visit of the Hasht-Behecht (17th century) and Chehel Sotoun (17th century) palaces. In the afternoon, visit of the Royal Square (Naqsh-E Jahan, Mosque of the Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah, Ali Qapu Palace (17th century), Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

NATANZ

ABYANEH

NATANZ

Day 11 : ISPAHAN (134 km)NATANZ (22 km)ABYANEH (85 km) KASHAN (247km)TEHERAN

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Tehran. On the way, visit the Friday mosque (14th-century) in Natanz, a small town whose foundation dates back to the Sassanid period. Continuation to the Sassanid village of Abyaneh where inhabitants have preserved their traditional clothes and their dialect. All houses are red and adobe, in Kashan, we visit Tabatabai house , a bioclimatic and traditional 19th century house, and the Feen Garden (17th / 19th c.). Continue to Tehran. Having dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

TEHRAN

TEHRAN

TEHRAN

Day 12 : TEHERAN

Breakfast. Visit Tehran, the capital of Iran with its fourteen million inhabitants. This modern city is at an average altitude of 1200 meters; at the foot of the Alborz mountain which the highest point is Damavand (5600m). Tehran is the center of commercial and cultural activities and also the seat of the Iranian government. After a panoramic tour of the city, we also visit the sites as : The Archaeological Museum where the rare objects representing the history, art and culture of Persia from the 6th millennium BC to the beginning of the Islamic period (7th century) are grouped together.

  • • The Archaeological Museum:
  • By visiting the archaeological museum, tourists find the opportunity to experience Iranian art and culture from prehistory to Islamic times. The prehistoric and historical periods unite by fusion. The prehistoric pottery works well with bas-reliefs and inscriptions from Persepolis. Glass and Ceramics museum: The exhibition of objects is divided into five categories, in separate galleries :

    • The Enamel Gallery
    • The crystal gallery
    • The gallery of mother-of-pearl (9th-13th century AD)
    • The gallery of gold objects (9th-13th century AD)
    • The lapis lazuli gallery
    • Lunch Break: Traditional Iranian cuisine is remarkable and most of the time takes a long time to be prepared. Iranian meals are usually made up of rice, vegetables, meat and various kinds of bread. The most consumed hot drink is tea, especially after each meal.

    • Carpet Museum:
    • art of weaving carpet in Iran is as old as its history. The presented carpets, urban or nomadic, range from the Achaemenes period to the 20th century. Visit of the Ābguineh or Iranian Museum of Glass and Ceramics: The layout of the exhibited works is done in chronological and thematic way one can distinguish pottery of the 4th century BC. and ceramics of all ages. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 13 : TEHRAN ...

    Breakfast and Transfer to the airport.