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welcome to the Capital
You will arrive in Iran early in the morning and we have a lot to venture, numerous places to visit, so get some good rest to get up all energetic and fresh in the morning. A full day Sightseeing in Tehran starting with one of the best palaces in Iran, We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. The glory and perfection in the design of this building will surpass all your expectations of beauty. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presence from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next, we visit the National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country's principal tourist attractions. After lunch we will visit Carpet Museum, Carpet-weaving has been around since the advent of early features of urban civilization and is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Iranian culture and art. Carpet Museum exhibits a variety of fine Persian carpets, kilims and sophisticated carpet designs from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present. In addition to its attractive carpet and rug galleries, the museum building has beautiful architecture and facade resembling a carpet-weaving loom. At night we will drive to the tallest tower in Iran and 17th-tallest freestanding structure in the world, Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower standing at 435 meters from base to the tip of the antenna. This landmark accommodates a variety of sections and parts on each floor ranging from a cafeteria, a public art gallery, a library to a five-star hotel. Overnight Tehran.
From North of Tehran to Flight to Shiraz
We will start our day with Sa'ad Abad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with various historical, cultural and artistic aspects of Iran. At the foot of the Alborz ranges, north of Tehran lays Sa'ad Abad Palace. The glorious structure was first erected as the summer residence of Qajar kings and now is turned into a majestic museum to represent the finest works of art from Iranian and non-Iranian artists to a large number of visitors. There we visit Darband Mountainside where most Iranians spend their leisure time in nature to enjoy spectacular sceneries and great food in its restaurants in the mountain. It is a fabulous choice to breathe some fresh air and be away from the air pollution of the megacity. Then we will visit Tajrish Bazaar one of the oldest areas of Tehran. This center of commerce is decorated with well-designed arches. The bazaar has many passageways leading to different sections where you can purchase a variety of goods and products. next, we will transfer to Airport to have a flight to where the Capital of ancient Persia located, Shiraz.
welcome to Shiraz
In the morning, you will open your eyes to a majestic city; Shiraz, the home to numerous internationally-recognized Poets and Rose is waiting to welcome you right outside your hotel room. After being served with a tasteful and delicious breakfast, your exiting tour will begin; we will visit the Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, a masterpiece of innovation and creation. Sun rays will paint the floor and the columns with various and vibrant colors by passing through the colorful window glasses. Afterward, you will be taken to see Karim Khan Citadel, a well-built fort, and a most see monument. Then we move on to enjoy the fabulous architecture of the Vakil Mosque and admire the beauty of carpets, rugs, and woven handicrafts found in Vakil Bazaar, then we get to Moshir Saray a traditional Bazaar, the next step we will visit colorful paradise that named Eram Garden (WHS). We will call it a day by Hafez Tomb, one of the most prominent poets of Iran. We driving through Quran Gate which was the entrance gate of the city.
a road to ancient Persia
We will start the day by driving to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterward, we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis, a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from the Sassanid periods. We will continue to have the privilege by visiting Pasargadae (WHS), where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries. These ruins are among the only remains reflecting the glory of the ancient Persian Empire. Drive continues to Isfahan.
Half of the World
Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. This hub of creativity was rightly granted the title "Half-of-the-World" due to its flourishing commerce and a great variety of astonishing arts ranging from poetry and handicrafts to unique architectural styles. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace. This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. The palace has been constructed for the King's entertainment and receptions during Safavid-era. Chehel Sotun Palace
Literally means "Forty Columns" which was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the water of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. The most startling feature of the pavilion is the brilliant interior design and paintings which include fabulous roofs, old tile-covered floors, and painted walls featuring scenes of battles and celebrations hold by the king. Chehel-Sotun Palace is not just an old building; it tells us about the history and each and every crack on the walls or the floors holds a story of the past. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in the Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops.
The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and last but not least Isfahan Grand Bazaar. Next, we visit the Imam Mosque situated on the south side of Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. The undeniable beauty and Sophistication in the design of the mosque do mirror ages and years of experience in constructing mosques by Iranians. All parts of the mosque have been woven together in great harmony to present a seamless, matchless whole. Religious concepts along with traditional symbols are all fully tangible in the design of the structure. The dome of the mosque standing on top with tall Minarets soaring into the sky, seem to invite every passerby in to worship and pray the Lord. Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, is considered as one of the marvels of Persian architecture. Every element of the building is a true embodiment of elegance; it enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn to dusk. There is an underground corridor offering a passage from the building to Ali-Qapu palace which is going to be the next piece of history to visit. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu is a grand palace located on the western side of the Naghshe-Jahan Square, opposite of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. The building was named Ali-Qapu which means "great gate" in as much as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. The structures were a symbol of the government's power and were originally used as a place to hold important political negotiations. Ali-Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings; they abound with floral, animal and bird motifs. The building is also embellished with mirrors, arcs and magnificent colorful tiles. Siyosepol which literally means 33 arches is a bridge highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. It is the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. The Zayandeh Rood River can be considered as a contributing factor to the growth of the population and the economy of the city; it helped established Isfahan as an influential center and gave a green landscape to Isfahan, a city in the middle of a desert.
a Great Day in Isfahan
We are going to have a great day with a great start; first thing in the morning we will visit Jame-Mosque (WHS). This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran claiming its place as a masterpiece in Persian architecture for its structural clarity and geometric balance. The mosque is renowned for reflecting classic art in a traditional and Islamic structure. We then should not miss Vank Cathedral which is one of the most celebrated examples of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians' religious and spiritual concepts. Another amazing masterpiece of engineering and genius design is Menar-Jonban. The name of the monument is quite self-explanatory about the structure. Menar-Jonban literally means shaking minaret; the monument consists of two minarets facing each other. Its notable feature is that if one of the minarets is shaken, the other minaret will shake as well. We then visit another well-known bridge over Zayandeh Rood River called Khadju and next to see Shahrestan Bridge the oldest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River
The Red Village
we will drive to IKA airport for departure flight