11 Days Iran Budget Tour
A vacation to Iran may not be affordable for many. But with an escorted budget tour, you will have this opportunity to sample a great number of highlights in Iran and cut down your expenses at the same time. In this 11 Days Iran budget tour you will savor the mouth-watering cuisine, step back in history and gaze at the spectacular scenery in 5 historical cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Kerman and Yazd.
Day 1: Arrive Tehran
Rest until noon and visit Tehran in the afternoon. Tehran as the showcase and capital city of Iran is a megalopolis. This city is home to many invaluable museums to some we will pay a visit.
- Archeological (national) Museum: thanks to the immense volume, diversity and quality of its monuments, it ranks as one of the few most significant museums of the world.
- Imperial Crown Jewels Museum: is home to a vast number of unsurpassed precious gems.
Day 2: Tehran, bus to Isfahan
Continue visiting Tehran with two more museums. Take an evening bus to Isfahan.
- Sa’dabad Complex: was impressively built by Pahlavi dynasty and currently is the official residence of the President of Iran.
- Glass & Ceramic Museum: is devoted to ceramics, glass, enamel, pottery and porcelain.
Day 3: Isfahan
Isfahan entitled “Half the World” is the legendary city of traditional Islamic archeology and turquoise domes.
- Naqsh-e-Jahan Square: the second huge square of the world after Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
- Sheikh Lotfollah and Jameh Abbasi Mosques: are brilliant masterpieces of Islamic-Persian architecture.
- Aliqapu, Chehel Sutoon and Hasht Behesht Palaces: renowned garden palaces that Isfahan is famous for.
- Isfahan bazaar: purchase traditional arts & crafts.
Day 4: Isfahan, bus to Shiraz
Continue discovering the other cultural sights of Isfahan. Take an evening bus to Shiraz.
- Isfahan Jame’ mosque: a gallery of the progress of Islamic architecture.
- Vank Church: a typical example of the Christian churches of Armenia.
Day 5: Shiraz
Shiraz is the center of Persian culture and sophistication, gardens and poetry.
- Karim Khan palace, Vakil mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir: the highlights of Shiraz when it was the capital of Iran during Zand Dynasty.
- Nasir al-molk mosque
- Hafez tomb: pay homage to the mystic poet who impressed everyone with his mastery.
- Sa’di tomb: a philosopher poet who was a tourist and the author of Golestan and Boostan.
- Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb
- Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh shrine: with marvelous beauties.
- Jahan Nama Garden, Delgosha Garden: gardens are the manifestation of Shiraz.
Day 6: Persepolis
You have been long waiting for today visit to the great gem of ancient Persia, Persepolis. Evening is free.
- Persepolis: the capital of Achaemenid Empire was founded by Darius, the Great in 518 B.C. was not only a governmental palace but also a center for festivals.
- Necropolis: the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings with seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid era.
On a bus we will head to Kerman. Visit Kerman as soon as arriving there.
- Gardens and Qanats (aqueduct): qanat technology is developed by the Persian in the early first millennium BC. The people of Kerman are experts in building those.
- Ganjali Khan Complex: a building complex dating back to Safavid era, composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, a water reservoir, a mosque and a bazaar.
Day 8: Mahan, Rayen
Highlights of Mahan and Rayen are included in today’s excursion.
- Shah Ne’emat Ollah-e-Vali tomb: the great Sufi leader.
- Shazdeh Garden: a fine example of historical Persian garden.
- Rayen Castle: a replica of Bam Citadel.
Day 9: Yazd
Take a bus to Yazd. This ancient city which is decorated by stunning mosques is a combination of different religions. The evening is free.
- Jame Mosque: is crowned by the highest minarets in Iran. The portal facade is decorated in dazzling blue tiles from top to bottom.
- Alexander Prison
- Twelve-Imam Tomb
- Old city tour
Day 10: Yazd
Yazd, the oldest adobe city is juxtaposed to the central deserts of Iran.
- Fire Temple: a Zoroastrian holy place for ritual purity.
- Dakhmeh (Tower of Silence): a circular structure used by Zoroastrians for exposure the dead to hunting birds.
- Wind Tower: the architecture Yazd is famous for. Those are used to create natural ventilation in buildings.
- Henna pounding workshops
- Water Museum
- Doulat Abad Garden
- Zourkhaneh: a traditional Persian gymnasium in which the athletes do rhythmic and regular exercise to particular style of music.
Day 11: Tehran, depart Iran
Take a bus or train to Tehran. Finally, Depart Iran.
- Group Size: Min 1 – Max 8
- Departure: Every Saturday
- Duration: 11Days
- Style: Budget
- Best Time: All year round
- Highlights: Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Kerman, Rayen, Mahan, Yazd
This tour costs:
- Per Person: US$1200
- Single Supplement: US$100
- June-August: 10% off
- November-February: 10% off
- Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 dinner
- Accommodation: 10 nights in economy class hotels
- Transport: walking, public transportation: metro, taxi, bus, train
- English speaking local guides
- Invitation letter for Iran visa
- Best Price Guarantee
- No Prepayment
- Some FOC Services
- Get Discounts on Next Trips
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