Paradise Gardens of Persia
16 days tour to visit Iran most magnificent ancient historical sites and gardens. Iran is the home of paradise gardens. Gardens have been a fundamental part of culture in Persian life for more than 2500 years and can been illustrated in various fields of Persian art: in miniatures painting, ceramics, carpets and poetry. The golden age of Persian Gardens comes from 16th century Safavid dynasty. However the original of Persian Gardens is from earlier time. It is the Pasargadae, the palace of Cyrus the great, the founder of Persian Empire which has evidence of creation of the earliest Gardens and the foundation of all future Persian gardens.
Iranian Holiday Package: Paradise Gardens of Persia
DURATION: 16 DAYS
|Dates 2018 Dates 2019
18 May – 31 May 03 May – 16 May
05 Oct – 18 Oct 25 Sep – 08 Oct
Tour cost: £2650
Single supplement: £450
What included in the tour price:
Sharing a twin room
All excursions and sightseeing entrance fees
An English speaking guide
What is not included:
Iranian Consulate visa fee £165
Day 1, Tehran
Upon arrival in Tehran you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest at the hotel, we spend all day visiting the capital’s Archaeological, Golestan Palace and its gardens, Carpet museum. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2, Tehran
Today sightseeing starts with visiting National Botanical Garden of Iran in Tehran which holds native plants as well as worldwide plants. We visit two historical gardens in Tehran Negarestan gardens, Masoudieh gardens , then visit Royal Crown Jewels museum. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 3, Tehran
Our third day in Tehran is to visit Reza Abbasi museum and two of the former shah’s palaces, Saad abad palace and Niavaran palace. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 4, Kashan
We drive to Kashan, upon arrival in the Oasis town of Kashan we visit the Royal Gardens of Fin, Agha Bozorg Mosque, Sialk Mounds and Kashan Pardis Garden. Overnight Kashan
Day 5, Kashan
Excursion to Ghamsar to see rose water festival. Overnight Kashan
Day 6, Yazd
Our day consists of a leisurely drive to Yazd, where we visit the ancient villages of Abyaneh Natanz, Ardestan and Na’in. Stay overnight in Yazd.
Day 7, Yazd
We visit the Dowlat Abad Garden, Moshir o Molk garden, Towers of Silence, the Friday Mosque, and the Fire Temple. Overnight Yazd
Day 8, Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz stop in Abarkuh to visit its ancient living cypress tree. Overnight Shiraz
Day 9, Shiraz
While driving towards Shiraz we stop at Pasargadae, the place where Cyrus the great build a magnificent palace and is today an archaeological site and UNESCO World Heritage site to visit the tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of Persian Empire. Here you can see the remains of the oldest paradise garden, irrigation canals. The site is under further excavation. Overnight Shiraz
Day 10, Shiraz
A full day of sightseeing in Shiraz and its beautiful gardens, visiting the Eram Garden, Delgosha Garden, Sattarkhan Gardens, Afif-Abad Garden, Jahan Nama Garden, Negarestan Qavam House, Hafez and Saadi Tombs, and the colourful Bazaar. Stay overnight in Shiraz.
Day 11, Persepolis
Today visit is to Persepolis, Naghesh-e-Rajab and Naghesh-e-Rostam. Overnight in Shiraz
Day 12, Shiraz/Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan. Overnight Isfahan
Day 13, Isfahan
Sightseeing in Isfahan to visit the Friday Mosque, Chehel Sotoun palace and its gardens, Hasht Behesht Palace and its gardens, Khajou Bridge.
Day 14, Isfahan
Visit Botanical gardens, Imam Masque and Square, Sheikh Lotfolah Masque, music museum.
Day 15, Isfahan/Tehran
Drive to Tehran. Overnight Tehran
Day 16, Tehran
Transfer to the airport for your flight to back