Compressed Iran Tour 8 Daysirun2iran2023-12-04T01:18:19+00:00
Compressed Iran Tour 8 Days
Iran, is the land of friendly people, old history and dramatic landscapes. Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz are the must-sees for the first timers to Iran. In the Compressed Iran tour, you will experience a taste of Iran’s stunning attractions and historical wonders in 8 days. This tour leaves you with a memorable experience of the country and its people.
The 8-day Iran tour is an unforgettable opportunity suitable for first-time visitors. Explore iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Persepolis and Naqsh-e Jahan Square, marvel at the intricate architecture of mosques and palaces, and wander through bustling bazaars brimming with exotic treasures of three Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz cities. Moreover, you will experience the warmth of Iranian hospitality and savor traditional Persian cuisine at a family dinner.
Book your Iran tour today and embark on a journey that will captivate your senses and leave you yearning for more.
Day 1: Welcome to Iran – Tehran city tour
Arrive at IKA airport where our representative is waiting for you. Transfer to your hotel to rest until noon when your Tehran city tour starts.
We’ll take the subway to the north of Tehran where the Iranian upper-class lives to experience the local life in the cozy Tajrish Bazaar. Then, visit Sa’adabad Palace, the residence of Iran’s last Shah and go hiking along the mountain trail through Darband to visit the most beautiful scenery of Tehran from that top. Enjoy tea, Qalian water pipe and the delicious Persian traditional cuisine, Dizi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Pahlavan Razzaz, Tehran
Day 2: A Deep Dive into Ancient – Tehran city tour
Today Tehran city tour includes visiting the Archeological (national) Museum. Thanks to the immense volume, diversity and quality of its monuments, this museum ranks as one of the few most significant museums in the world.
Visit the UNESCO-recognized Golestan Palace, a masterpiece of the Qajar era that is a successful combination of Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. The most characteristic features and ornaments date from the 19th century. After that explore Tehran Grand Bazaar before heading to Kashan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Hotel: Negin, Kashan
Day 3: Small but Amazing – Kashan & Abyaneh
Kashan which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran makes a contrast between the extent of the deserts and the greenery of an oasis. Archaeological discoveries in the Sialk Hills (7000 years) that lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in the pre-historic ages. Highlights of today are Tabatabaee or Boroujerdi historical houses, Sultan Mir Ahmad Hammam, Fin Garden, and Agha Bozorg Mosque.
The UNESCO-recognized village of Abyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran with houses harmonious with climate and mountains characterized by a peculiar reddish hue. This village preserved the old speaking, clothing and living style. A typical woman wears a white long scarf with colourful patterns and an under-knee skirt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Hotel: Sonati, Isfahan
Day 4: Turquoise Domes – Isfahan city tour
Isfahan entitled “Half the World” is the legendary city of traditional Islamic archaeology and turquoise domes. Today we will visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, the second huge square in 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 and finally Isfahan bazaar to purchase traditional arts & crafts.
Observing people is a fascinating part of any trip, and Zayandeh-Rood is one such place in Isfahan. The historical bridges are charming in the evening, when many young couples stroll and chat, and families take walks. (Due to the long-standing drought, Zayandeh-Rood may not have water during your visit.)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Hotel: Sonati, Isfahan
Day 5: Again “Half the World” – Isfahan city tour
Continue discovering other parts of Isfahan. Visit the Vank Church which is a typical example of the Christian churches of Armenia and the UNESCO-recognized Jame’ mosque of Isfahan which is a gallery of the progress of Islamic architecture. Finally, we will listen to Persian music in the Isfahan music museum before heading to Abadeh.
Day 6: Lifetime Experience: Ancient Persia – Pasargadae & Persepolis
We will head to Shiraz and visit some monuments on the way. First Pasargadae, the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the originator of the Achaemenian Empire (550 B.C.) besides his brave personality inspires all the visitors. Then we will drive to visit the great gem of ancient Persia, Persepolis. The magnificent ruins of Persepolis which lie at the foot of Mount Mehr was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire founded by Darius I in 518 B.C. Finally, we will visit the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. Seven bas-reliefs dating back to the Elamite and Sassanid periods are carved there as well.
Rest and relax at the hotel for a few hours. In the evening, we will take part in a cooking class and enjoy Shirazi home-cooked meals and hospitality.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Karim Khan, Shiraz
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