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SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ

Day 1 : Istanbul Shiraz

Arrival in Shiraz and welcome by the guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 : SHIRAZ ( 50 km)PERSEPOLIS SHIRAZ

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Persepolis (50km), capital of the Achaemenes Empire constructed by Darius I (518 BC). And is classified by UNESCO. Continuation of visits to Nagsh-è-Rostam, Achaemenes necropolis with bas-reliefs from the Sassanid period (3rd to the 7th) century. In the afternoon, continuation of the road to Pasargades to visit the capital and the tomb of Cyrus the Great (550 BC), Return to Shiraz. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : 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 Seray-e Moshir (18th century), the Garden of the Orangeries (19th century), the Citadel of Karimkhan (18th century). In the late afternoon, visit the mausoleum of Hâfez (14C) and Sa'di (13C). Lunch in town during the visits. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Shiraz.

Day 4 : SHIRAZ (120km.)PASSARGADES YAZD (310km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Yazd via Passargades to visit the capital and the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenes Persian empire in the 6th century BC. Continuing to Yazd. Lunch on the way, stop in Abarkuh to visit a very nice ice house dating back to the Safavid era. Arrival at Yazd in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

YAZD

YAZD

YAZD

Day 5 :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 6 :Yazd ISPAHAN (323 km)

Departure to Isfahan early in the morning .on the way visit : the town of Nain with its bioclimatic constructions specific to desert regions, the Friday mosque dating from the first Islamic period (10th century), the museum of anthropology, old house of Pirnia (17th century) and the historical bazaar of the city which is no longer active. Continuation to Isfahan. On arrival, visit the historic bridges of Khadjou and 33 arches. Overnight at the hotel.

ISPAHAN

ISPAHAN

ISPAHAN

Day 7 : ISPAHAN

Day dedicated to the visit of the Naghsh-e-Jahan square (17th century), one of the most beautiful square in the world with a length of about 500 meters and a width of 176 meters where one visits the mosque of the King, The palace of Ali Qapou, the mosque of Sheikh Lotfollah and the bazaar of Qeissarieh. Lunch in a traditional restaurant. Near the square we can also visit the royal palace of the forty columns with its mirrors, frescoes, wooden columns and the muqarnas capitals. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 : ISPAHAN

Visit of the 17th century Vank Cathedral, founded by Abbas II in the Armenian quarter of Djolfa , visit of the Friday mosque, a treasure of Persian art among the masterpieces in the history of architecture which the different parts were built for about 12 centuries. Overnight at the hotel.

ISFAHAN

KASHAN

TEHRAN

Day 9 :ISFAHAN (217 km) KASHAN TEHRAN(230 km)

Breakfast. Then departure to Kashan where one can visit the Feen Garden, which dates back to the Safavid (17th century) and Qajar (19C) periods. Also we visit the mosque and the Koranic school of Agha Bozorg (Qajar). Continue to Tehran Arrival in Tehran at the end of the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

TEHERAN

TEHRAN

TEHRAN

Day 10 :TEHRAN

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 11 :TEHRAN ....