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Paradise Gardens of Persia

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:

Accommodation

Sharing a twin room

Airport transfers

Breakfast,

Land transport

All excursions and sightseeing entrance fees

Porterage

An English speaking guide

What is not included:

International flight

Iranian Consulate visa fee £165

Lunch, Dinner

Travel insurance.

 

 

ITENARY

 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.

Overnight Isfahan

Day 15, Isfahan/Tehran

Drive to Tehran. Overnight Tehran

Day 16, Tehran

Transfer to the airport for your flight to back

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