Arrival at Tehran airport, welcome by a Gashttour representative. Then transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran.
DAY 2 - Tehran- Shiraz (1:15 Hours distance by plane)
After breakfast, we will visit Saad Abad Palace Complex in which the complex first built and inhabited by Qajar monarchs in the 19th century. After an expansion of the compounds, Reza Shah of the Pahlavi Dynasty lived there in the 1920s. Then, visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums. The pre-Islam archaeological museum covers Persia’s history from the fifth millennium BC to 648 AD while the Islamic art museum provides a display of Islamic works of art. Then, toward Golestan palace complex, which is UNESCO Heritage and dating from the 18th century AD and visit Imam Mosque .Finally in the evening transfers to the airport and fly to Shiraz. Meet and transfer to hotel. O/N Shiraz.
DAY 3 - Shiraz-Bishapour excursion- Shiraz (280 Kilometers distance)[Round Trip]
Early morning departure to visit Bishapour, an ancient partly excavated Sassanian city built as a commemoration of Persia’s victory over the invading Romans. According to an inscription, the city found in 266 by Shapur I (241-272), who was the second Sassanid king and inflicted a triple defeat on the Romans, having killed Gordian III, captured Valerian and forced Philip the Arab to surrender. In addition, we will visit six Bas-reliefs on the rock walls of Tang- e Chogan depicts the Persians victory over the invading Romans. During our return to Shiraz there may be an opportunity to see Qashqai nomads in their annual migration. O/N Shiraz
DAY 4 - Shiraz
We will visit the Eram Garden in which built during the middle of thirteenth century. Besides, we visit Naranjestan Gardens with outstanding tile working, mirroring, etc., which was built between 1879 and 1886 by Qavam Family and visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque. Then, toward Hafez & Saadi mausoleums who were 2 famous Persian poets in the world. Afterward, we will visit Vakil mosque complex and the most astonishing mirror decoration of the Aliebnehamze Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz.
We depart from Shiraz via the Quran gate, 45 km north of Shiraz we stop at Persepolis the outstanding ceremonial palace of the Achaemenians (550BC) which is UNESCO Heritage. At Necropolis, we see four tombs of Achaemenian kings high in the cliffs of limestone. Then, we continue through mountain scenery to visit Pasargadae another UNESCO Heritage, the earliest Achaemenian capital where the tomb of Cyrus the Great is well preserved. Further, on our route crosses the central Iran ranges Continue to Isfahan, O/N Isfahan.
DAY 6 - Isfahan
In the morning, we will visit Naghshe Johan square, a huge open square in the center of Isfahan in which listed as UNESCO Heritage. The square periphery is marked by outstanding Safavid buildings which include the Ali Qapu palace, the Imam Mosque, the Sheikh Lotfollah (ladies) mosque and to the north the expansive bazaar where we can see artisans crafting metal work, Persian miniatures, printing intricate designs on cloth and other activities. In the afternoon, we will visit Si-o-Se Pol (thirty-three arches) and Khajoo bridges spanning the Zayanderud River. Then, we will visit Music Museum. O/N Isfahan.
DAY 7 - Isfahan – Tehran (465 Kilometers distance)
We visit the Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and the Chehel Setoun (forty columns) palace with its impressive frescos. In the afternoon, drive to Tehran. O/N Tehran.
DAY 8 - Tehran- Departure
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.