A trip to south west and central Iran
To visit Chogha Zanbil, the best preserved ziggurat in the world, Susa and Persepolis, Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd to visit their majestic ancient and Islamic architecture.
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Single Supplement: £380
03 Mar – 16 Mar
10 Apr – 23 Apr
19 May – 01 Jun
06 Oct – 19 Oct
Day 1, TEHRAN
Upon early-morning arrival in Tehran, you are met at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After a short rest at the hotel, we spend all day visiting the capitalï¿½s Archaeological, Royal Crown Jewels, Carpet Museums and Golestan Palace. Overnight Tehran
Day 2, TEHRAN/HAMADAN
Drive to Hamadan (337km, 5-6 hrs) To visit Ganjnemah Two inscriptions carved on the face of Alvand mountain, belonging to Darius and Xerxes. Tombs of Avicenna the great Persian Mathematician, Mausoleum of Esther the Achaemenian Queen. Overnight Hamadan
Day 3, HAMADAN/KERMANSHAH/KHORAMABAD
Drive to Kermanshah to visit Anahita Temple, Bistoun and the UNESCO World heritage site of Sassanid Rock Reielf at Tagh-e- Bostan then continue to drive to Khoramabad. Overnight Khoramabad.
Day 4, KHORAMABBAD/AHWAZ
Drive to Shushtar to visit its famous ancient watermill and ancient city of Susa the administrative capital of the Achamenian kings, visit the tomb of the prophet Daniel follow by visiting the UNESCO World heritage site of Ziggurat Choga zanbil, , then continue to drive to Ahwaz. Overnight Ahwaz
Day 5, AHWAZ/SHIRAZ
Drive to Shiraz, on the way visit the remains of ancient city of Bishapour with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with Sassanid rock reliefs. (556km, 8-9 hours). Overnight Shiraz
Day 6, SHIRAZ
Excursion, this time to the UNESCO World heritage site of Persepolis, Naghesh-e-Rajab and Naghesh-e-Rostam. Back to Shiraz . Overnight Shiraz.
Day 7, SHIRAZ
Sightseeing in Shiraz, visiting the Eram Garden, a typical Persian garden with a 19th century palace. Hafez and Saadi Tombs, Shiraz is closely linked to the great poets Hafez and Saadi. and the then colourful Vakil Bazaar. Overnight Shiraz.
Day 8, SHIRAZ/YAZD
Drive to Yazd to visit the UNESCO World heritage site of Pasargade on the way (409km 6-7 hours). Overnight Yazd.
Day 9, YAZD
We visit the Towers of Silence, , (Zoroastrian’s commentary) – where the dead were left to be picked clean by the vultures the Friday Mosque, dates back to the 14th century with tallest minarets in Iran and the Fire Temple, the fire has supposedly been burning since 470 AD. Amir Chakhmagh mosque, one of the most valuable artistic historical heritages. Overnight Yazd.
Day 10, YAZD/ISFAHAN
We continue to drive to Isfahan (299km 4-5 hours). Overnight Isfahan.
Day 11, ISFAHAN
A full day sightseeing, visiting Imam , Sheikh, and Lotfollah Mosques, the Aliqapou Palace, Vanak Church, the Shaking Minarets, and the Fire Temple. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 12, ISFAHAN
Sightseeing in this fascinating city continues with the Friday Mosque, a treasure architecture, Chehel Sotoun, which was built as a reception hall by Shah Abbas II in 1647 Hasht Behesht Palace with fine murals and spectacular roofs, Khajou Bridge ,built by Shah Abbas II in 1650, it is 123 metres long with 24 arches. Overnight Isfahan.
Day 13, ISFAHAN/TEHRAN
Drive to Tehran, (435km 6-7 hours), en-route visiting the pilgrim city of Qom. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 14, TEHRAN
Transfer to the airport for the return flight