Not interested in visiting bustling and fast-paced capitals?! Check out this exclusive tour of the very best of Persia's culture and history.
Set out your journey from Shiraz, home to poets and flowers, best known for being the capital of ancient Persia in Achaemenid Empire- the largest empire of ancient history. Roam the streets of Yazd, the biggest mud-brick city all over the world, and plunge into the forests of Badgirs (windcatchers), and have a memorable stay in traditional guest houses. Explore Varzaneh, a breathtaking desert area in the heart of Iran. Marvel at Esfahan, the capital of four royal dynasties and marked by Islamic architecture and turquoise domes.
Pasargad-ancient capital of Achaemenid Empire
Naghsh-e-rostam rock reliefs
Naghsh-e-rajab rock reliefs
Persepolis- the glamorous thrown of Jamshid
Incredible Vakil bath, bazaar and mosque
Magnificent Karimkhan citadel
Colorful Nasirolmolk mosque
Silk weaving workshops
Marvelous Friday mosque
Zoroastrian temple, the haven for the agents of ritual purity
Mysterious tower of silence
A thrilling taste of Local cuisine
Naghshe jahan square- the kijngdom of wonders
Mesmerizing royal mosque
Intriguing sheikh lotfollah mosque
Cobbled street s of jolfa- Armenian restrict
Dazzling vank church
Picturesque chehel sotoun pavilion
Breathtaking jame mosque
The fine bridges dating back to savafid dynasty
Day 1: Shiraz
Arrival at Dastgheib international airport by Turkish airlines at 1:40. Transfer to hotel and rest for a fresh start the day after.Overnight stay in Shiraz.
Day 2: Shiraz
Uncover the city of Shiraz. Capture the colorful beauty of Nasir-ol-Molk mosque, where the rays of sunlight crossing through the windows fills the interior with kaleidoscopic colors. Get mesmerized in the tombs of widely known Persian poets, Hafez and Sa'di. Take a tour to awe-inspiring Vakil complex. Become astonished by the glory of Karim khan citadel dating back to 3 centuries ago. Overnight stay in Shiraz.
Day 3: Shiraz - Yazd
Drive to Yazd. En route, stop by the Persepolis, the glamorous capital of ancient Persia. Tread in the simple but impressive site of Pasargadae, tomb of Cyrus the Great” the Founder of the Persian Empire” and remains of his several palaces. Treat your eyes to the dazzling rock reliefs of naghsh-e-rajab and naghsh-e-rostam. Discover ka'be zardosht, the center of astronomy and religion in old Iran. Arrival to Yazd, the living museum of Iran, and check into a cozy traditional guest house. Overnight stay in Yazd.
Day 4: Yazd
First thing in the morning, drop by at a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years. Discover the mud-brick mazes and buildings staying cool in scorching hot summers with windcatchers, the very first air conditioning systems ever. Get captivated by the Tower of Silence, a structure previously used for excarnation, with a short distance from the city. Also, visit the Friday Mosque (1324 A.D.) with the highest portal and minarets in Iran, with a walk through the old Fahadan quarter. Unearth the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms. Overnight stay in Yazd.
Day 5: Varzaneh Desert– Esfahan
After a 2-hour drive from Yazd, plunge into Varzaneh Desert, one of the most accessible deserts in the world. Check out the combination of wilderness and civilization sitting right next to each other. Unique to Varzaneh, are the local women's costumes. While women in the rest of Iran wear black chadors, they wear completely white ones. Get entertained by warm locals in traditional houses. Head off to Esfahan. Overnight stay in Esfahan.
Day 6: Isfahan
Capture the marvels of Safavid dynasty, all in a single square, Naghsh-e-jahan square, the second biggest square around the world. Once used as a polo field, Naghsh-e-jahan square is now a lively traditional bazaar. Marvel at Ali Qapu palace with its unique features and mesmerizing view of the square from the top. Soak up Islamic architecture in magnificent imam mosque on one side and small but impressive sheikh Lotfollah mosque on the other side of the square. Sip some tea and indulge yourself in an ethnic dish in a memorable place. Stroll in splendid Chehel Sotoun palace with the gardens surrounding it.. Overnight stay in Esfahan.
Day 7: Isfahan
Delight in the magnificent Atigh Mosque, which is considered a museum of a thousand years of Persian Islamic architecture and is truly one of the world’s greatest mosques.Take a walk in cobbled streets of Jolfa, Armenian district and capture the allures of Vank cathedral with the breathtaking paintings on its wall and dome. In the afternoon, take a walking or bike riding tour on the Zayanderood river side packed with parks. On your way, catch a glimpse of Khajoo bridge- the finest, Si-o-se pol bridge- the longest, and Shahrestan bridge- the oldest of all. Overnightstay in Isfahan.
Day 8: departure Isfahan
Transfer to Shahid Beheshti airport to catch departure flight by Turkish airlines at 7:55 to Istanbul.
Package Price-- ₹
INR 20000.00 per person (Valid for Minimum 10 Pax)