Itinerary

Itinerary

Itinerary 8 days & 7 nights

1 – Tehran

Arrival at the Imam Khomeini airport, meeting with local guide, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

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2 – Tehran-Shiraz

Visit to the city of Tehran, the current political-administrative capital. The city has a recent history, only in the eighteenth century became the capital: is a busy, modern metropolis (15 million inhabitants), the majestic urban interventions wide streets of (Revolution Square) are the emblem of a megalopolis in constant growth. The museums to visit are: Archaeological Museum, Royal Palace of Golestan, the Jewelry museum (it is open from Saturday to Tuesday.) Otherwise you will visit the museum of glass and ceramics,

in the afternoon transfer to airport and departure to Shiraz .Arrival, transfer to hotel and overnight.

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3 – Shiraz – Persepolis – Shiraz

After the breakfast, the day go on excursion to Persepolis ,  visit the Spring Palace, built by Darius I in 518 b.C. to celebrate the holidays of the new year.  First Dario and then Serse brought in Persia the best artisans of the world, for building a palace which must has been  the summa of architecture and sculpture  of Mesopotamian regions.

The visit continues with Naqsh-e Rostam location of the tombs of the early Emperors: Darius the great, Serse,  Artaserse I e Darius II.  In the afternoon return to the city Shiraz, known for its gardens and mild climate has been the capital under different dynasties, the home of famous poets such as Hafez and Saadi, has important monuments such as the Vakil complex, the fortress of Karim Khan (mosque, bath and bazaar), the caravanserai of Moshir, overnight.

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4 – Shiraz – Pasargad – Yazd

After the breakfast, departure to Yazd in the path a stop for visiting Pasargade, the first capital of Achaemenid in which there is the tomb of its legendary founder, Cyrus the Great.

In the afternoon arrival to Yazd, overnight.

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5 – Yazd – Meybod – Esfahan

In the morning, visit the town that hosts the nurtured community of Zoroaster followers. We will visit the “Sacred Fire” temple where there is a flame burning from 470 AD, the “Towers of Silence” two bristle hills, where the Zoroastrians left their dead to the vultures to break their bones. a modern cemetery of ancient religion, and finally the Jamé Mosque, which features a portal of majestic majolica and the Mirciakhmaq complex with its beautiful square and bazaar, In the afternoon departure to Esfahan with stop at Meybod for the visit of the ancient fortress of 3000 years old. Arrival at Esfahan in the evening, visit to the famous bridges Si-o Se pol and Khajou, accommodation at the hotel.

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6 – Esfahan

After the breakfast the day is dedicated to visiting the city of Isfahan. The large central square Naghsh – e Jahan. Among the arcades you embed the Masjed-e Emam (Shah Mosque), and the interior spaces the small jewel of the mosque of Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah the royal Palace Safavid Ali Ghapu and the entrance to the central bazaar, dinner and overnight.

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7 – Esfahan

Morning continuation and completion of the visit: The Great Friday Mosque, the pavilion and park Chehel Sotun, built by Abbas I. The Armenian church of Jolfa with the adjoining museum.

Departure to Tehran. Arrival to Tehran. Overnight in the hotel in front of the international airport.

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8 – Tehran airport – Exit

At the early morning transfer to the airport with the hotel’s Shuttles in time for the flight back.

Itinerary 10 days & 9 nights

1 – Tehran

Arrival at the airport Imam Khomeini, meet your guide and transfer to hotel.

2 – Tehran – Shiraz

In the morning visit to the city of Tehran (altitude 1150m.), the current political and administrative capital. The day dedicated to a visit to the city of Tehran .Visiting the Archaeological Museum full of exhibits, the extraordinary collection of handmade pottery, Royal Palace Golestan and the treasures of the central bank as a famous Jewelry museum (which is opened from Saturday to Tuesday). Otherwise you will visit the museum of glass and ceramics.

In the afternoon transfer to the airport and departure to Shiraz (duration one hour flight). Arrival, transfer to hotel, overnight.

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3 – Shiraz – Persepolis -Naqsh e Rostam –  Shiraz

After the breakfast, the day go on excursion to Persepolis ,  visit the Spring Palace, built by Darius I in 518 b.C. to celebrate the holidays of the new year.  First Dario and then Serse brought in Persia the best artisans of the world, for building a palace which must has been  the summa of architecture and sculpture  of Mesopotamian regions.

The visit continues with Naqsh-e Rostam location of the tombs of the early Emperors: Darius the great, Serse,  Artaserse I e Darius II.  In the afternoon return to the city Shiraz, known for its gardens and mild climate has been the capital under different dynasties, the home of famous poets such as Hafez and Saadi, has important monuments such as the Vakil complex, the fortress of Karim Khan (mosque, bath and bazaar), the caravanserai of Moshir, overnight.

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4 – Shiraz -Pasargad –  Yazd

After the breakfast, departure to Yazd in the path a stop for visiting Pasargade, the first capital of Achaemenid in which there is the tomb of its legendary founder, Cyrus the Great.

In the afternoon arrival to Yazd, overnight.

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5 – Yazd

Visit the city of Yazd which houses the large community of followers of Zoroaster, provides us with a visit to the “Sacred Fire” the temple where they keep a flame burning from 470 AD, the “Towers of Silence” two barren hills, where the Zoroastrians leave their dead to the vultures because they buried bones, near a modern cemetery of the ancient religion, and finally the mosque that has a mosque Jamé its tiled among the highest in Iran, and the complex of Mirciakhmaq with beautiful square and well-stocked bazaar. Overnight.

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6 – Yazd -Meibod –  Nain – Esfahan

Breakfast. Drive to Isfahan. Along the way visit to the Narin Castle Meibod and the ancient Nain, with the Mosque Masjed-e Jame. After lunch departure to Isfahan (1590 M), the city ‘of the Arabian Nights. overnight.

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7,8 – Esfahan

Whole day is dedicated to sightseeing of the most picturesque in the world. There is an old Persian saying that goes: “if you want to see the world, just to see Venice and Isfahan”. For centuries the city has been a crossroads of trade, merchants, enlightened craftsmen who gave impetus to the creation of a cultural city, stately that leaves you breathless for the beauty of its monuments. The period of greatest splendor in its ancient history was during the reign of Abbas I (1587-1629), the Safavid ruler who built mosques, palaces and mansions of exquisite workmanship, transforming Isfahan in an artistic and cultural center of the first magnitude. Visiting the beautiful square, the Imam Mosque and Bazaar. In the large central square Naghsh-e Jahan (512 x 163 meters) overlook two theories of arches, the bottom occupied by artisans workshops (interesting the precious shops: miniatures, turquoise, fabric), are seen at the ends of the square poles that were used to define a polo field built 400 years ago. Among the porches fit the Masjed-e Emam (Shah Mosque), and the interior spaces the small jewel of the mosque of Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah the royal Palace Safavid Ali Ghapu, the royal palace of Chehel Sotun and the entrance to the central bazaar covered with small domes surmounted by an opening from which filters all the lamp used to illuminate the goods exposed. Continuing with the Armenian Quarter, visiting The Vank Church. Hotel accommodation, overnight.

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9 – Esfahan – Kashan – Tehran

Drive to Tehran, during the trip, we will visit a famous Kashan for the production of glazed ceramic, and for all his craft. Visit the villas of the nineteenth century Iran: biclimatic houses (Brogerdi) with a visit to the beautiful hammam in Soltan Amir Ahmad. Also visit to the garden of Fin where and was crowned the big Shah Abbass. Drive to Tehran, arriving in the evening and hotel accommodation. overnight.

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10 – Tehran’s Airport – Exit

At the early morning transfer to the airport with the hotel’s Shuttles in time for the flight back.

Itinerary 11 days & 10 nights

1 – Tehran

Arrival at the Imam Khomeini airport, meeting with local guide, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

2 – Tehran – Shiraz

At the early morning transfer to the airport with the hotel’s Shuttles in time for the flight back.

Breakfast – Visit of the city ‘with the lovely Iranbastan – famous archaeological museum which houses precious relics of ancient civilizations that have inhabited the region and museum of glass and ceramic and the royal palace of Golestan – lunch. After lunch transfer to the airport – Drive to Shiraz arrival at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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3 – Shiraz – Persepolis – Shiraz

Breakfast – In the morning excursion to Persepolis spring depth tour of the palace built by Darius I in 518 BC to celebrate the holidays of ‘beginning of the year. The huge platform and ‘covered with bas-reliefs depicted all the people who were part of the’ Persian Empire – Before Darius and then Xerxes had made to flow in Persia the best craftsmen of their world – building a building that was supposed to be the epitome of ‘architecture and the sculpture of the Mesopotamian regions. The visit continues with Naqsh-e Rostam – site of the tombs of the early emperors that ‘Darius the Great – Xerxes Artaxerxes I and Darius II – second breakfast – return to Shiraz tour of the city known for its gardens and its mild climate. We will visit the graves of the poet Hafez and complex Vakil:  Bazaar Vakil, The Vakil Mosque (Mosque of the Rose) The fortress of Vakil, Caravanserai Moshir, Quranic Madrasa, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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4 – Shiraz – Pasargad – Yazd

Breakfast-departure to Yazd, in the path view Pasargada – the first capital of the Achaemenid tomb with its legendary founder Cyrus the Great, Continue to the ‘old Yazd among the most important centers of medieval caravan merchants and travelers for centuries welcomed arrival at the hotel dinner and overnight.

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5 – Yazd

breakfast – Visit of the city founded by the Sassanid and the center of the Zoroastrian cult that survives with the “Sacred Fire” kept in the temple Atashkade then Dakhme with the suggestive “Towers of Silence” that stand in the desert where they laid the dead Zoroastrians to make them devoured by birds of prey – Lunch – Of Mosques visits Jame – Mirciakhmaq you lay up in a beautiful medieval square then the old quarters – the bazaar – return to the hotel in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

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6 – Yazd – Desert Village Garmeh

 Morning departure for a journey into the past through the most ‘great desert of Iran “Dasht e Kavir Desert.” The path is ‘very charming and the view and’ a succession of colorful mountains, until you reach the quiet simplicity ‘of Garmeh, a tiny village that lies at the heart of an oasis. And ‘just as you may expect:  A small source of water allows the growth of more than 25 varieties’ date palm.Where the palms begin the houses of the old village. Part of the beauty of Garmeh and ‘his total and absolute silence after the second breakfast we go to the heart of the desert, where it will be’ possible to reach the dunes. In the evening return to Garmeh dinner and overnight in traditional house

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7 – Garmeh – Nain – Esfahan

Breakfast. Departure to Isfahan in the way, visit to Nain with the Masjed-e Jame Mosque, afternoon arrival to the city ‘of a thousand and one nights. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight

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8 – Esfahan

Full board – Visit the city one of the most picturesque in the world – the magnificent central square which is overlooked by the old shops of the Grand Bazaar – the mosques Masjed-e Emam and Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah – masterpieces of ‘architecture and decoration of the’ Persian art Islamic and the palace Ali Qapu – Packed czar and various monuments desired by the Shah Abbass and successors Safavids lunch. after the second breakfast visit her. In the late afternoon return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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9 – Esfahan

 Breakfast – Continuation of city tour-the Armenian Quarter with its churches and cathedrals lae – the famous bridges Sio-se pol and Khajou magnificent architecture – the mosque of Friday – a bustling bazaar and the various monuments desired by the Shah Abbass and successors Safavids lunch. After second breakfast visit it.

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10 – Esfahan – Kashan – Tehran

Morning departure to Tehran via Kashan, Kashan to visit Fin garden , bioclimatic houses of Ghajar era and hill Sialk known as the cradle of our civita. Dinner and overnight in Tehran.

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11 – Tehran’s Airport – Exit

At the early morning transfer to the airport with the hotel’s Shuttles in time for the flight back.

Itinerary 12 days & 11 nights

1 –  Tehran

Departure to Tehran. Arrival meeting with the guide and transfer to hotel. overnight.

2 – Tehran – Shiraz

Visit to the city of Tehran, the current political-administrative capital. The city has a recent history, only in the eighteenth century became the capital: is a busy, modern metropolis (15 million inhabitants), the majestic urban interventions wide streets of (Revolution Square) are the emblem of a megalopolis in constant growth. The museums to visit are: Archaeological Museum, Royal Palace of Golestan, the Jewelry museum (it is open from Saturday to Tuesday.) Otherwise you will visit the museum of glass and ceramics.

in the afternoon transfer to airport and departure to Shiraz .Arrival, transfer to hotel, overnight.

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3 – Shiraz – Persepolis – Naqsh e Rostam – Shiraz

The day excursion to Persepolis (UNESCO). The first was the Achaemenid capital, representing the city, it was conceived in the pomp and grandeur to glorify monarchs and intimidate the conquered peoples. The Spring Palace built by Darius I in 518 a.c. to celebrate the start of the year festivities is built on a huge platform and is covered with bas-reliefs depicted all the people who were part of the Persian Empire; First Dario and then Serse had made to flow in Persia the best craftsmen in the world to build a building that was to be the culmination of the architecture and sculpture of the Mesopotamian regions. Then visit Naqghsh Rostam, the necropolis where sonosepolti the great King Darius, Xerxes. In the afternoon return to the city Shiraz, known for its gardens and mild climate has been the capital under different dynasties, the home of famous poets such as Hafez and Saadi, has important monuments such as the Vakil complex, the fortress of Karim Khan (mosque, bath and bazaar), the caravanserai of Moshir, overnight. overnight.

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4 – Shiraz – Sarvestan – Kerman

Breakfast – Transfer Kerman, during the trip you can see four different landscapes of Iranian plateau (lake- Desert Mountain – Plains) in the route stop to visit the Sarvestan royal palace, the 400 d. C. Del Sassanid king Bahram fifth, which gave rise to the architecture of Iranian mosques after apparezione of Islam, continuing the trip with a visit to Neiriz town and visit to the oldest mosque of mosque in Iran known as mono Iwan after that visit the onward journey to Kerman – arriving late pomerggio return to the hotel. overnight.

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5 – Kerman – Rayen – Mahan – Kerman

Departure for the excursion of an entire giarnata in Rayen, a beautiful citadel, like Bam (seriously damaged by the 2003 earthquake). Imposing walls, three meters wide, surrounding the village of straw and mud bricks, the mixture of styles that distinguishes it suggests that goes back at least 1000 years ago, the town abandoned for more than a century has been restored at the end of 1996 . the Kasbah, a typical example of ecological desert architecture, built in the Sasanian era in 400 AD, covers an area of about 4 hectares. The city is divided into neighborhoods where the houses are located, visited, and the bazaar is crowned with 15 towers. The visit is an extraordinarily interesting experience. Afternoon drive to Mahan, on the way back to Kerman, commands instant attention the blue dome of the mausoleum of Nur-ed-DinNimat Allah sixteenth century mystic poet and dervish theologian. Stop at the Prince’s Gardens, drive back to Kerman and visiting of busy traditional bazaar, then the Ganjalikhan complex, and other buildings of Islamic architecture. overnight.

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6 – Kerman – Yazd

Morning departure for Yazd, arriving at Yazd’s oldest medieval caravan center, which for centuries has welcomed merchants and travelers, the city that hosts the nurtured community of Zoroaster followers, offers us a visit to the “Sacred Fire” the temple where a burning flame burns from 470 AD, the “Towers of Silence” two bristly hills, where the Zoroastrians left their dead to the vultures to break their bones, nearby a modern cemetery of ancient religion. overnight.

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7 – Yazd       

The day is dedicated to the city of Yazd with the Jamé Mosque, which features a portal of majolica covered by the highest in Iran, and Fahadan‘s district (protected by UNESCO) and the Mirciakhmaq complex with the beautiful square Bazar. overnight.

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8 – Yazd – Meibod – Esfahan

Breakfast. Departure for Isfahan. During the visit visit the castle of Narin to Meibod. After lunch departure to Isfahan (1590 m), the city is one thousand and one night. accommodation in the hotel.

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9,10 – Esfahan

Whole days devoted to sightseeing of the most picturesque in the world. There is an old Persian saying that goes: “if you want to see the world, just to see Venice and Isfahan”. For centuries the city has been a crossroads of trade, merchants, enlightened craftsmen who gave impetus to the creation of a cultural city, stately that leaves you breathless for the beauty of its monuments. The period of greatest splendor in its ancient history was during the reign of Abbas I (1587-1629), the Safavid ruler who built mosques, palaces and mansions of exquisite workmanship, transforming Isfahan in an artistic and cultural center of the first magnitude. In the afternoon visit the beautiful square, the Imam Mosque and Bazaar. In the large central square Naghsh-e Jahan (UNESCO) (512 x 163 meters) overlook two theories of arches, the bottom occupied by artisans’ workshops (interesting the precious shops: miniatures, turquoise, fabric), are seen at the ends of the square poles that were used to define a polo field built 400 years ago. Among the porches fit the Masjed-e Emam (Shah Mosque), by far one of the most beautiful in the entire Islamic world for the refinement of the decoration of blue and yellow tiles and the harmony of the dome and the interior spaces, the small jewel of the mosque of Masjed-e Shah Lotfollah, the royal palace Safavid Ali Qapu, the royal palace of Chehel Sotun (UNESCO) and the entrance to the central bazaar covered with small domes surmounted by an opening from which filters all the light you need to illuminate the goods on display. Continuing with the Armenian Quarter, with its churches and cathedrals the famous bridges SIO- SE pol and Khajou, magnificent architecture, the Friday Mosque (UNESCO), the bustling bazaar and other monuments desired by Shah Abbass and the Safavids successors. Hotel accomodation. overnight.

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11 – Esfahan – Kashan – Tehran     

Departure by bus to Tehran, during the trip, he will visit a famous Kashan for the production of glazed ceramic, and for all his craft. Lunch and visit the villas of the nineteenth century Iran: bioclimatic dwellings dug into the ground (Brugerdi) in Hammam Soltan Amir Ahmad and at last visit to Fin garden (UNESCO) where and’ was crowned the big Shah Abbass. Arrival at the hotel. overnight.

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12 – Tehran’s Airport – Exit

Early morning transfer to the airport with the hotel’s shuttle in time for the intercontinental flight.

Treasures of Persia

(15 days/14 nights)

1 – Tehran

Arrival at the airport Imam Khomeini, meet your guide and transfer to hotel.

2 – Tehran – Ahvaz

Visit to the city of Tehran, the current political-administrative capital. The city has a recent history, only in the eighteenth century became the capital: is a busy, modern metropolis (15 million inhabitants), the majestic urban interventions wide streets of (Revolution Square) are the emblem of a megalopolis in constant growth. The museums to visit are: Archaeological Museum, Royal Palace of Golestan, the Jewelry museum (it is open from Saturday to Tuesday.) Otherwise you will visit the museum of glass and ceramics. In the afternoon transfer to airport and departure to Ahwaz .Arrival, transfer to hotel, overnight.

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3 – Ahvaz – Susa – Chighazambil – Ahvaz

The archaeological excursion to the ancient Susa, Elamite city comparable in size to Persepolis, disappeared after the fourth century, and was rediscovered by British archaeologists in the second half of the nineteenth century. In addition to the remains of the palace of Darius, interesting small museum set in a lush garden. Also nearby is the legendary tomb of Daniel. Continuing the visit to the site Choghazambil you explore the Ziggurat and the temple of the Elamites of ancient Mesopotamian civilization.

Stop in the city of Shushtar with a walk to the complex of water mills: a span of waterfalls fed by artificial waterways with 14 blades that turn many millstones. Return in the evening at the hotel, overnight.

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4 – Ahvaz – Bishapur – Shiraz

In the morning, transfer to the city of Shiraz, on the way stop and visit the ancient Sassanid city Bishapur rebuilt by the Roman soldiers prisoner and exile of Valerian, on the banks of the river Shapur, in a steep gorge are six huge bas-reliefs commemorating the victory over the Romans. Nearby Tangh- e Chogan. Arriving in the city for overnight.

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5 – Shiraz – Perspolis – Naqshe rostam – Pasargad – Shiraz

After the breakfast, the day go on excursion to Persepolis ,  visit the Spring Palace, built by Darius I in 518 b.C. to celebrate the holidays of the new year.  First Dario and then Serse brought in Persia the best artisans of the world, for building a palace which must has been  the summa of architecture and sculpture  of Mesopotamian regions.

The visit continues with Naqsh-e Rostam location of the tombs of the early Emperors: Darius the great, Serse,  Artaserse I e Darius II. Then visit Pasargade, the first capital of the achemenid kingdom, where the tomb of the great Ciro is located. Returning in the city.Overnight.

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6 – Shiraz

Full day visit of the city of Shiraz, known for its gardens and mild climate has been the capital under different dynasties, the home of famous poets such as Hafez and Saadi, has important monuments such as the Vakil complex, the fortress of Karim Khan (mosque, bath, bazaar), the caravanserai of Moshir,the mosque of Nasir ol-Molk and the Eram garden. Overnight.

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7 – Shiraz – Sarvestan – Kerman

Breakfast – Transfer Kerman, during the trip you can see four different landscapes of Iranian plateau (lake- Desert Mountain – Plains) in the route stop to visit the Sarvestan royal palace, the 400 d. C. of Sassanid king Bahram fifth, which gave rise to the architecture of Iranian mosques after apparezione of Islam, continuing the trip with a visit to Neiriz town and visit to the oldest mosque of mosque in Iran known as mono Iwan after that visit the onward journey to Kerman – overnight.

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8 – Kerman – Rayen – Mahan – Kerman

Breakfast – The excursion to Mahan and Rayen – Mahan to visit the Prince’s Garden and the funerary complex with its blue dome of the sixteenth century of Nurel-din Nemat Allah Vali the Sufi saint – Continue to Rayen where you will visit the citadel Amazing typical example of the fortified desert ecological built in Sassanid period in 400 AD – Back to Kerman time to visit the Ganjalikhan complex featuring a typical example of Islamic architecture, in the evening return to the hotel, overnight.

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9 – Kerman – Yazd

In the morning, departure to Yazd, on the way to visit the Caravanserai of Zein-o din. Arrival at the old Yazd, among the most important medieval caravan centers that has welcomed merchants and travelers for centuries. Arrival in the city and beginning of the visit, overnight.

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10 – Yazd

In the morning, visit the town that hosts the nurtured community of Zoroaster followers. We will visit the “Sacred Fire” temple where there is a flame burning from 470 AD, the “Towers of Silence” two bristle hills, where the Zoroastrians left their dead to the vultures to break their bones. a modern cemetery of ancient religion, and finally the Jamé Mosque, which features a portal of majestic tiles of the most beautiful in Iran, and the Mirciakhmaq complex with its beautiful square and bazaar, the ancient Fahadan neighborhood protected by UNESCO , the Zaiaieh School, famous as Alexander’s Prison, and the cenotaph of the twelve Imams, which is the oldest monument in the city (dating to 1000 years ago) but since it is always closed, it will be visited from outside. Overnight.

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11 – Yazd – Meibod – Naein – Esfahan

Breakfast. Drive to Isfahan. Along the way visit to the Narin Castle Meibod and the ancient Nain, with the Mosque Masjed-e Jame. After lunch departure to Isfahan (1590 M), the city ‘of the Arabian Nights. Dinner and overnight.

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12,13 – Esfahan

Whole days devoted to sightseeing of the most picturesque in the world. There is an old Persian saying that goes: “if you want to see the world, just to see Venice and Isfahan”. For centuries the city has been a crossroads of trade, merchants, enlightened craftsmen who gave impetus to the creation of a cultural city, stately that leaves you breathless for the beauty of its monuments. The period of greatest splendor in its ancient history was during the reign of Abbas I (1587-1629), the Safavid ruler who built mosques, palaces and mansions of exquisite workmanship, transforming Isfahan in an artistic and cultural center of the first magnitude. In the afternoon visit the beautiful square, the Imam Mosque and Bazaar. In the large central square Naghsh-e Jahan (512 x 163 meters) overlook two theories of arches, the bottom occupied by artisans workshops (interesting the precious shops: miniatures, turquoise, fabric), are seen at the ends of the square poles that were used to define a polo field built 400 years ago. Among the porches fit the Masjed-e Emam (Shah Mosque), by far one of the most beautiful in the entire Islamic world for the refinement of the decoration of blue and yellow tiles and the harmony of the dome and the interior spaces, the small jewel in Masjed-e Shah Lotfollah mosque, the royal palace Safavid Ali Ghapu, the royal palace of Chehel Sotun and the entrance to the central bazaar covered with small domes surmounted by an opening from which filters all the lamp used to illuminate the goods exposed. Continuing with the Armenian Quarter, with its churches and cathedrals the famous bridges SIO-SE pol and Khajou, magnificent architecture, the Friday Mosque, the bustling bazaar and other monuments desired by Shah Abbass and the Safavids successors. overnight.

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14 – Esfahan – Kashan – Tehran

Drive to Tehran, during the trip, we will visit a famous Kashan for the production of glazed ceramic, and for all his craft. Lunch and visit the villas of the nineteenth century Iran: bioclimatic dwellings dug into the ground (Brugerdi) with a visit to the beautiful hammam in Soltan Amir Ahmad. Also visit to garden of Fin where and was crowned the big Shah Abbass. Drive to Tehran, arriving in the evening and hotel accommodation. overnight.

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15 – Tehran’s airport- Exit

At the early morning transfer to the airport with the hotel’s Shuttles in time for the flight back.

THE PERSIA, between the mountains of Zagros

(15 days and 14 nights)

1 – Tehran

Arrival at the Imam Khomeini airport, meeting with local guide, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

2 – Tehran

In the morning visit to the city of Tehran (altitude 1150m.), the current political and administrative capital. The day dedicated to a visit to the city of Tehran .Visiting the Archaeological Museum full of exhibits, the extraordinary collection of handmade pottery, Royal Palace Golestan and the treasures of the central bank as a famous Jewelry museum (which is opened from Saturday to Tuesday). Dinner and overnight.

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3 – Tehran – Hamedan

Morning departure to Hamedan, in the afternoon visit of the city dominated by Mount Alvand, covering the remains of the Medes principal and Achmenidi and was founded by the Medes in 712 BC the tradition remembers that it was surrounded by seven concentric circles of walls – the innermost of which were coated with gold and silver. Here he reigned the King Medo “Astyages” which was defeated by his nephew Cyrus in 550 BC Hamadan visiting: Shir Sanghi (Stone lion) which is attributed to Alessandro – The Mausoleum of physician Avicenna and philosopher of Middle Ages who made critical notes on the Treaty of Aristotole. Dinner & Overnight.

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4 – Hamedan – Kermanshah – Hamedan

Morning excursion to Kermanshah, in the path to Kangavar (in a forced passage area from Iranian plateau Mesopotamia), known in the Middle Ages under the name of Concobar, and the Arab historians with the name of Qasr-al-Lusus (castle of the bandits). There is the temple of Artemis-Anahita, porch-Sassanid era. After visiting the temple continued to arrive in the city of Kermanshah before you visit the website “Bisetun” of the Achaemenid era means “Home of the King it’s heritage of mankind in the list of UNESCO, as bas-relief of a part in peak, 70 meters in height, shows the triumph of King Darius I the Gaumata magician, who had taken to seize power on the death of Cambyses, son and legitimate successor of oil Cir Grande (year 521 BC). In the city of Kermanshah visit of Taq Bostan, of beautiful bas-reliefs of Sassanid era, the late afternoon return to the city of Hamedan, dinner and overnight.

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5 – Hamedan – Kashan

Breakfast. Departure to Kashan – arrival to the city. Beginning of the visits. Dinner & overnight.

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6 – Kashan – Nain – Yazd

Breakfast – visit the city – the city is considered the cradle of civilization’s origin dates back to the sixth millennium. B.C. razed to the ground twice by invaders and always rebuilt by the indomitable inhabitants, reaching its peak in 1051-1220 famous for fabrics ceramics and tiles. In the city they visit Fin garden, and one of bioclimatic homes Ghajar’s era and Hamam Amir Soltan. In route to Yazd visiting the ancient mosque of Nain – evening arrival in Yazd return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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7 – Yazd – Kerman

Breakfast – tour of the city founded by the Sassanids and the center of the ancient Zoroastrian cult that survives with the “Holy Fire” preserved in the temple so Atashkade Dakhme with the suggestive “Towers of Silence” that stand in the desert and where the Zoroastrians they laid the dead to have them devoured by birds of prey – Lunch – visits the Jame – Mirciakhmaq mosques that eregge in a beautiful medieval square then the old quarters – Packed -Departure Kerman arrival in the late afternoon return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

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8 – Kerman – Mahan – Kerman Rain

Breakfast – The excursion to Mahan and Rayn – Mahan to visit the Prince’s Garden and the funerary complex with its blue dome of the sixteenth century of Nurel-din Nemat Allah Vali the Sufi saint – Continue to Rayn where you will visit the citadel Amazing typical example of the fortified desert ecological built in Sassanid period in 400 AD – Back to Kerman time to visit the Ganjalikhan complex featuring a typical example of ‘Islamic architecture, in the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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9 – Kerman – Shiraz

Breakfast – Transfer by coach to Shiraz during the trip you can see four different landscapes of Iranian highland (lake- Desert Mountain – Plains) in the path of Neiriz stop in town to do Picnic and visit the oldest Mosque of’ famous Iran as mosque in mono Iwan after that visit onward journey to Shiraz – arriving late evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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10 – Shiraz – Persepolis – Naqshe rostam – Shiraz

The day excursion to Persepolis. The first was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire, the city of representation, was conceived in the pomp and grandeur to glorify monarchs and intimidate the conquered peoples. The Spring Palace built by Darius I in 518 BC to celebrate the holidays beginning of the year is built on a huge platform and is covered with bas-reliefs depicted all the people who were part of the Persian Empire, before Darius and then Xerxes had made to flow in Persia the best craftsmen in the world to build a building that had be the sum of the ‘architecture and sculpture of the Mesopotamian regions. Afternoon Visit of the city . Overnight.

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11 – Shiraz – Pasargad – Esfahan

Morning departure to Isfahan, in the path visit to Pasargadae was the first capital of the kingdom archemenide, commissioned and designed by Cyrus the Great, in a vast plain of the few buildings highlighted show us the Palace of hearings, the monumental entrance, the Palace private of the monarch. Isolated, stands the imposing and sober tomb of the great ruler. Arrival to Esfahan. Dinner & overnight.

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12,13 – Esfahan

Whole days devoted to sightseeing of the most picturesque in the world. There is an old Persian saying that goes: “if you want to see the world, just to see Venice and Isfahan”. For centuries the city has been a crossroads of trade, merchants, enlightened craftsmen who gave impetus to the creation of a cultural city, stately that leaves you breathless for the beauty of its monuments. The period of greatest splendor in its ancient history was during the reign of Abbas I (1587-1629), the Safavid ruler who built mosques, palaces and mansions of exquisite workmanship, transforming Isfahan in an artistic and cultural center of the first magnitude. In the afternoon visit the beautiful square, the Imam Mosque and Bazaar. In the large central square Naghsh-e Jahan (512 x 163 meters) overlook two theories of arches, the bottom occupied by artisans’ workshops (interesting the precious shops: miniatures, turquoise, fabric), are seen at the ends of the square poles that were used to define a polo field built 400 years ago. Among the porches fit the Masjed-e Emam (Shah Mosque), by far one of the most beautiful in the entire Islamic world for the refinement of the decoration of blue and yellow tiles and the harmony of the dome and the interior spaces, the small jewel in Masjed-e Shah Lotfollah mosque, the royal palace Safavid Ghapu Ali, the royal palace of Chehel Sotun and the entrance to the central bazaar covered with small domes surmounted by an opening from which filters all the lamp used to illuminate the goods exposed. Continuing with the Armenian Quarter, with its churches and cathedrals the famous bridges SIO- if pol and Khajou, magnificent architecture, the Friday Mosque, the bustling bazaar and other monuments desired by Shah Abbass and the Safavids successors.Dinner & overnight.

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14 – Esfahan – Abyaneh – Tehran

Mattina partenza per Tehran, nel percorso visita all antico villaggio di Abyaneh ,come patrimonio dell umanita’ e’ protetto dall Unesco,poi proseguimento vverso Tehran arrivo e sistemazione in albergo.

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 15 – Tehran’s Airport – Exit

After Breakfast, transfer to the Airport of Tehran for the flight back home.