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IR02: 10 Days Tehran - Shiraz - Abarkooh - Yazd - Isfahan - Kashan - Tehran

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 01: Arrival in Tehran, Airport pick-up
After you arriving at Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran, our local representative will meet you at Arrival Hall with your name board. Then you will be sent to the hotel. In the rest of the day you could wander around on your own.

Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 02: Tehran city tour, Fly to Shiraz
After having breakfast in the hotel, follow the guide and the driver to start this Iran 10 days tour. First, we will visit the National Museum of Iran. In this largest archaeological and historical museum of Iran, you can appreciate a large number of ancient Persian treasures. Next, we will go to Golestan Palace and Jewelry Museum, the museum is open to the public from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm every Saturday to Tuesday. If it is not open on that day, we will arrange Capet Museum as an alternative for you. After that, send you to the flight to Shiraz. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 03: Shiraz city highlights
The first place we're going to visit today is the Nasir Al Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque. Then we will go to visit the Vakil Complex including the bustling Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque, Traditional Bathhouse and the beautiful courtyards. In the afternoon, your guide will show you the Eram Garden and the Garden Tomb of Hafez.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 04: Persepolis tour, Drive to Abarkooh
Today we are leaving Shiraz for Abarkooh. We will first arrive in Persepolis in an hour's drive. It was once the greatest city of the ancient Persian Empire, with a history of more than 2,500 years, with major sites such as Propylon. Next we will visit The Tomb of Cyrus the Great at the Pasargadae site. Then we'll drive for two more hours to Abarkooh and check in a local traditional house. Abarkooh is one of Iran's oldest cities, which was also a must-pass on the ancient Silk Road. After viewing a 4,500-year-old Cypress Tree, we will serve you dinner at Koome Bibi Seyed. It is a famous local restaurant where you can enjoy authentic food made with fresh ingredients and by the most traditional cooking methods.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local Traditional House

Day 05: Drive to Yazd, City highlights of Yazd
After about 2 hours' drive in the morning, we will arrive at Yazd, where we will visit three local Zoroastrian attractions, namely Tower of Silence, Fire Temple and Zoroastrian Museum. In the afternoon we will visit the Amir-Chakhmaq Mosque, Bazaar and Jame Mosque, and then we will visit the last scenic spot of today, Dowlat Abad Garden. It is a typical Persian garden with the tallest wind tower in Iran - a special building invented by people in the desert region, which functions like a modern air conditioner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Parsian Safaiyeh Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 06: Visit famous sites in villages, Enjoy sunset at the desert
In the morning, the guide will first lead you to tour Asr Abad Village famous for its seven wind towers, then head to another desert town, Meybod, to visit Caravanserai, Ice House and Pigeon House. Later we will visit the famous Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Chak Chak Village. At noon we will have lunch at Abbasi Caravanserai. In the afternoon we will drive into the heart of the desert, where you can enjoy the sunset after climbing up the 70 meters high sand dunes, and enjoy traditional Persian music and local tea by the campfire. In the evening we will return to the hotel in Yazd.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Parsian Safaiyeh Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 07: Drive to Isfahan, Half day tour of Isfahan
Today we will drive 4 hours to Isfahan, with a total distance of 315 km away. Arriving at Isfahan, we will first visit the Shah Square, one of the largest city squares in the world, and then visit the famous historic buildings around it: the Shah Mosque, known as "King's Mosque"; the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the Ladies Mosque; and Ali Qapu Palace, whose most eye-catching part is the Music Room. Next we are going to stroll around Qeisarieh Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 08: In-depth tour of Isfahan
Today we will continue our tour in Isfahan. First we're going to visit Vank Cathedral in the Armenian community. The exterior of the church uses a lot of elements of Islamic style, making the earthen yellow building look very simple. Inside the church, the glazed tile dome, wall murals and relieves are very beautiful and gorgeous. Then we will visit Chehel Sotun Palace, Jame Mosque and Bird Garden. In the evening the guide will show you around the famous Khaju Bridge and Si-O-She Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 09: Drive to Kashan, Kashan highlights, Drive to Tehran
In the morning we will drive to Kashan, taking about 2.5 hours. Upon arrival the guide will escort you to visit the Boroujerdi House, Tabatabei House and Fin Garden. After that, we will continue to drive for 3 hours to Tehran, and then go to the hotel for check in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Espinas Persian Gulf hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 10: Departure from Tehran, Airport see-off
Our local representative will send you to Imam Khomeini International Airport on time according to your flight timetable. Your 10 days Iran itinerary will be over. Wish you a nice trip home!

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Airport pick-up and see-off services.
  • Economy class airfare of Tehran - Shiraz.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotel.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Service of English-speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Iran.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Iran visa fee.
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