16 Day Glories of Persia

Destinations Covered

Tehran
Hamadan
Kermanshah
Ahvaz
Shiraz
Yazd
Isfahan
Abyaneh

(16 days/ 15 nights)

All year round and can be tailored in accord with your travel plan

Day 1: Tehran

• On arrival at Tehran Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.
• This is simply an arrival day so you may arrive in Tehran at any time, though please note that hotel rooms are generally only available after midday.

Day 2: Tehran

• The Iranian capital is a very large metropolis with a population of 14 million people, a big jump from the 250,000 in 1900.
• Your sightseeing today focuses on the Sa'd Abad Palace and Museum complex. This 104-hectare park houses over ten buildings,

Day 3 : Hamadan

• Today you will drive from Tehran to Hamadan, a city known to classical scholars as Ecbatana, with a history that can be traced back to the 8th century BC when it was the Median capital.
• It's fortunes rose and fell in the successive centuries,

Day 4 : Hamadan - Kermanshah

• You will have a busy day of sightseeing today, visiting the many places of interest in Hamadan before continuing to Kermanshah.
• As you begin the drive to Kermanshah, you will visit the cuneiform rock carvings of Ganjnameh. These carvings date from

Day 5-6 : Ahvaz - Shiraz

• Your desert journey continues today as you travel via Shush and Ahvaz to Shiraz.
• Once as grand and important as Persepolis, Shush today is a pleasant small town with several places of historical interest.
• You will visit the ancient city and the

Day 7 : Shiraz

• This morning you will embark on a city tour that covers the highlights of this celebrated historical city.
• You will visit the lovely Eram Garden or Garden of Paradise (Bagh-e Eram), which has an impressive collection of cypress trees as well as a

Day 8 : Yazd

• You will take a morning excursion to visit the remains of Persepolis, one-time centre of the Persian Empire and one of the great cities of the ancient world.
• The Takhte Jamshid complex of palaces, considered the historic marvel of the country, was

Day 9 : Yazd

• This morning you visit the Jameh Mosque, notable for its twin minarets that tower above the city at 48 metres each.
• From here you are ideally placed to explore the old part of the city. You will also take a look at the Fire Temple and Towers of

Day 10 : Isfahan

• On your drive to Esfahan (300km) you will stop at the quiet town of Na'in, a place very well known for its Persian rugs.
• You will visit the 10th century Jameh Mosque, which is one of the oldest in Iran, as well as the Kavir Museum and the old part

Day 11-12 : Isfahan

• A full program of sightseeing enables you to take in all the glories of Esfahan. You will spend two whole days here.
• The city reached its peak during the reign of Shah Abbas I (Shah Abbas the Great) in 1587, when it became the capital. After an

Day 13 : Abyaneh

• After breakfast you will leave Esfahan and drive to the lovely and quaint village of Abyaneh, which is located at the foot of Mount Karkas (3899m).
• You will have free time for a stroll through the winding streets lined with mud brick buildings.

Day 14 : Tehran

• This morning you will drive on to Kashan, visiting the Fin Garden (Bagh-e Tarikhi-ye Fin). A historic and classical Persian garden containing Kashan's Fin Bath, where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor and a nationalist hero, was murdered under the

Day 15 : Ahvaz

• After breakfast you will embark on a half-day city tour that covers the remaining major attractions of Tehran. • The Archaeological Museum is also known as the National Museum of Iran and houses artefacts that originate from various excavation sites

Day 16 : Tehran

• Your adventure in Iran will come to an end today after breakfast. Airport transfer.

Included in the price are –
  • Invitation letter for Iran visa
  • All airport transfers
  • All transport across Iran
  • Domestic flights
  • Daily breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • All Accommodation
  • All taxes
Not include in the price –
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Tips to guide and drivers
  • International flights

Above services shall be tailored in accord with your travel plan.