7 nights / 8 days Tour Classic Tour
7 nights / 8 days
ARFA Tour and Travel Co
|Day 1- Tehran – Shiraz (by plane)
Arrival at Tehran ,Imam Khomeini Air port , welcome by tour leader. Transfer to Mehrabad Airport of Tehran and fly to Shiraz transfer to hotel Over night stay at Shiraz Hotel.
|Day 2- Shiraz
Breakfast Visit the attraction of Shiraz like : Arg-e-Karim Khan (was built in 1180 AH (1766-7). Karim Khan invited the best architects and artists of the time and bought the best materials from other cities and abroad for the construction of the citadel of Karim Khan, which was quickly constructed. During the Zand dynasty it was used by the king as living quarters. During the Qajar period it was used as the governor's seat.) , & Eram Garden (Eram Grden: is a historic Persian garden in shiraz & it’s a striking location for visitors with a variety of plants as well as a historic mansion.) ,Hafez tomb (hafezieh) (Hafez is the famous poet of Iran in the world . his Divan is to be found at the home af iraninan who recite his poems by heart.), Visit and shopping from Vakil Bazar, evening visit the Shah cheragh holy shrine , Shāh Chérāgh is a funerary monument and Shrine in Shiraz, Iran, housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, sons of Emam Mūsā al-Kāzim(a) and brothers of Emam reza (a). (most Important pilgrimage place for Shia) ,, Over night stay at shiraz hotel.
| Day 3- Shiraz ( Persepolis) - Isfahan 485 km
Breakfast at 8:00 am - Transfer to the Takhte Jamshid & Naghshe Rostam & Naghshe Rajab;
[Takht-e Jamshid" or "Perspolis" was an ancient city and one of the capitals of " Achamenidae " dynasty for many years. Some of historians believe that "Takht-e Jamshid" was set on fire in an attack and some books and other things were destroyed at that time. That's why researchers couldn't find enough information about this city and its effect on Achaemeniae ("Hakhamaneshian") dynasty. Now the ruins of the city are in "Marvdasht" city, near to "Shiraz". "Takht-e Jamshid" was built by "Daryush" and it continued for about a hundred and twenty years. The oldest part of "Takht-e Jamshid" was built in 512 B.C. There were many architects, artists and other workers worked there. In fact people who worked there have not only good salaries but also insurances. The first research about "Takht-e Jamshid" was done by a Germanic researcher from a university of Chicago. He believed that "Takht-e Jamshid" was constructed to illustrate the glory of kingdom of Persia and have a place for celebrating some celebrations like "Nowrooz". The palaces of "Takht-e Jamshid" were near a small river named "Polvar". These palaces were divide as the following. Naghshe roostam :The oldest relief at Naqsh-e Rustam is severely damaged and dates to c. 1000 BC. It depicts a faint image of a man with unusual head-gear and is thought to be Elamite in origin. The depiction is part of a larger mural, most of which was removed at the command of Bahram II. The man with the unusual cap gives the site its name, Naqsh-e Rostam, "Picture of Rostam", because the relief was locally believed to be a depiction of the mythical hero Rostam].
Lunch enroute , Evening Arrive in Esfahan,Over night stay at hotel.
|Day 4 & 5- Isfahan
Visit :Imam squar ( Naghshe jahan ) & Aali Ghapoo bilding & imam mosque & sheikh lotf allah mosque .
Naqsh-e Jahan Square known as Imam Square , formerly known as Shah Square is a square situated at the center of Isfahan. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site,. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and the northern side opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar,
Khaju Bridge and thirty three bridge ( siyo se pol is one of the most famous bridges in Isfahan, Iran and has roused the admiration of travelers since the 17th century. Shah Abbas II built it on the foundations of an older bridge around 1650. It has 23 arches and is 105 metres long and 14 metres wide. It links the Khaju quarter on the north bank with the Zoroastrian quarter across the Zayandeh River. It also functions as a weir; the downstream side is formed as a series of steps carrying the water to a much lower level.)
Visit chehel sotun (Forty Column) complex Chehel Sotoun (“Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.The name, meaning "Forty Columns" in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. Visit Vank church : Vank Cathedral was one of the first churches to be established in the city's Jolfa district by Armenian immigrants settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605The varying fortunes and independence of this suburb across the Zayandeh River and its eclectic mix of European missionaries, mercenaries and travelers can be traced almost chronologically in the cathedral's combination of building styles and contrasts in its external and internal architectural treatment.Visit Isfahan By night Shopping
|Day 6 - Isfahan Kashan Tehran 410 km
Breakfast at 7:00 move to Tehran enroute vist Kashan , visit the Fin Bath & Graden and Agha-bozorg mosque and Brojerdies house :
Fin Garden, or Bagh-e Fin, located in Kashan, Iran, is a historical Persian garden. It contains Kashan's Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852. Completed in 1590, the Fin Garden is the oldest existing garden in Iran.
(Khāné-ye Borūjerdīhā or "Borujerdis' House" is a historic house in Kashan, Iran.The house was built in 1857 by architect Ustad Ali Maryam, for the bride of Haji Mehdi Borujerdui, a wealthy merchant. The bride came from the affluent Tabatabaei family, for whom Ustad Ali had built the Tabatabaei House some years earlier.It consists of a rectangular beautiful courtyard, delightful wall paintings by the royal painter Kamal-ol-molk, and three 40 meter tall wind towers which help cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. It has 3 entrances, and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as biruni and daruni (andarun). The house took eighteen years to build using 150 craftsmen. It is considered a true masterpiece of Persian traditional residential architecture.)
Over night stay in hotel
|Day 7- Tehran
Half-day tour of Tehran metropolitan area, the capital of Iran, to view the interesting monuments, beautiful palaces, and specialized Museums such as the treasury of Royal Jewels where the famous diamond “Daryayeh Noor”(the Sea of Light), and the crown of Iranian kings is kept there. Then free time for shopping.
Move to Imam khomeini Air port, end of the tour