Jewels of Persia (4 days)
This tour is a compact visit to three touristic cities of Iran including Tehran, Kashan and Isfahan highlights and attractions. The tour highlights the country’s most intriguing archeological sites – Four of which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore Golestan Palace, Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan, and Naqshe-e-jahan square, Fin garden, of Kashan. In “Jewels of Persia” tour, you will stand a chance of visiting a few of most important and significant historical monuments of land of Persia in just 4 Days.
Salaam! Welcome to The Great Persia (Iran). You will be met at Tehran Airport by a local driver for a transfer to your hotel (approximately 1 hour). You may arrive in Tehran at any time today, with hotel rooms are generally available after 12 pm (midday).
After short rest discovering of Tehran with a half-day tour, beginning at the World Heritage-listed Golestan Palace – an opulent masterpiece of the Qajar era embodying early Persian design. In the evening, have welcome dinner by The Great Persia.
- Tehran - Golestan Palace (UNESCO)
An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 15 days prior to travel. Once you have provided your details a transfer representative will be booked to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
This morning, after a short leisure walk at National Garden, Tehran, the only remaining Tehran gate, venture into the history of Persia from Paleolithic Time to early settlement in the villages and from Elamite Empire to Sassanid Empire at National Museum of Iran.
Then we visit the Treasury of National Jewels inside the Central Bank of Tehran, you’ll be dazzled by a breathtaking collection of crown jewels, many of them gathered from around world during the Safavid Dynasty that ruled from 1502 to 1736.
Time permitting, we can walk around Tehran Bazaar, few steps far from Golestan Palace. Continue along the Bazaar route, we go to the Timche Akbarian. Timche Akbarian dates back to almost 260 years from the Qajar era when its main purpose was for exchange and gold. Later it was developed into the first bank of Iran ran mainly by Jews who were the prominent residents of Oudlajan neighbourhood. In afternoon you’ll fly to Isfahan.
- Tehran - National Garden
- Tehran - National Museum
- Tehran - Grand Bazaar
Isfahan is a splendid city where we will visit historical monuments of Islamic art. Isfahan or the pearl of Persia is an impressive city in the Islamic history of the world. It was the capital of the country during the sixteenth - seventeenth century, the time of rebirth of the art of Iran. The visit of the city includes: Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) the second largest square in the world with a craft bazaar all around. The Shah Mosque in the south of the square is the crown jewel of this square. The third site is the Sheikh-Lotfollah Mosque, a turquoise dome without any minaret. Continue your exploration in Isfahan at another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simple at first glance but wondrous in its rich detail and bold design, the Masjed-e Jamé is another masterpiece of Iranian architecture, covering nearly 5 acres in the heart of this historic city.
This is one of the oldest congregational mosques in the country, and its construction and embellishment over the past twelve centuries illustrate a number of important periods in Islamic architecture. The next visiting place is Chehel Sotoun Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site), with its magnificent exterior golden muqarnas and the interior fresco paintings. In the evening free time to visit old bridges, famous bridges on the Zayandeh River are Sio-ce-pol and Khaju. Their aOtherce gates below the bridge to let the water runoff from Zayandeh River in the spring, and there are beautiful stone archways above each gate. These archways provide a great acoustic place for every man who wants to sing. You can always find a man or a group of men singing under the bridge. The songs are usually about betrayal or unrequited love. You have the chance to chat with these men and listen to their songs. At night prepare yourself for plenty of food and some truly incredible hospitality
- Esfahan - Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO)
- Esfahan - Shah Mosque
- Esfahan - Sheik Lotfallah Mosque
- Esfahan - Ali Qapu Palace
- Esfahan - Masjed-e Jamé or Jame mosque (UNESCO)
- Esfahan - Chehel Sotoun Palace (UNESCO)
- Esfahan - Sio-ce-pol bridge
- Esfahan – Khaju bridge
Today we drive to Kashan to visit Bagh-e Fin Garden. This very early Persian garden reflects ancient landscaping principles that trace their roots to the time of Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BCE.
Today, it’s a delightful setting where you can meet young Iranian families who are out to enjoy their day. You’ll also visit the historic Borujerdi House here in Kashan. With fine decorative motifs handcrafted of stucco, impressive domes, wall paintings and inlaid mirror mosaics, this former merchant’s home is regarded as a masterpiece of traditional Persian architecture. It also boasts 130-foot tall wind towers to catch lofty breezes that can cool the entire house.
Then Drive to Tehran and transfer to the airport and fly back home.
- Tehran IKA airport hotel (1 night)
- Kashan - Fin Garden
- Kashan - Borujerdi House
- Visa (Invitation letter)
- 3 Nights accommodation at comfortable standard hotels based on B.B
- Accompany professional Tour Guide
- All Transportation with A/C Deluxe vehicle
- Meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
- Excursions and entrance fees according to program