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IR01: 8 Days Tehran - Kashan - Isfahan - Shiraz - 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
Welcome to Iran and thanks for choosing our best tours of Persia. When you arrive at Tehran airport, our local representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. During the rest of the day, you could stay in the hotel for a good rest, or wander around the city on your own.

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

Day 02: Tehran city tour, Drive to Kashan
In the morning, the guide and the driver will be waiting for you at your hotel and then lead you to the National Museum of Tehran so that you can have a general understanding of the splendid history of Iran. After that, we will visit the Carpet Museum, which looks like a carpet frame from outside. In the Museum, there are a variety of precious and exquisite handmade carpets from different periods and different regions of Iran. In the afternoon we will drive for about 2 hours to Kashan to visit Tabatabaei Traditional House and Fin Garden. At the end of the day, check in a hotel in Kashan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Saraye Ameriha Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 03: Drive to Isfahan with a visit to Abyaneh Village
Today we will leave Kashan for Isfahan. After about an hour's drive, we will first arrive at the ancient Abyaneh Village, which is known as the 'living fossil of Iranian culture'. The village is more than 2,000 years old and all the houses are made of local red clay. The women of the village wear the ancient traditional dress - long headscarves and over-the-knee dresses. After the tour, we will continue to drive for about 2.5 hours to Isfahan and check into the local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 04: Isfahan city highlights
Isfahan, Iran's third largest city, not only was the capital of the Achaemenid dynasty, but also has been the center of handicraft industry and trade since ancient times, hence it is called "Half of the World" by Iranians. Today, we will first visit its Imam Square, the largest city square in Iran, and the nearby Shah Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and traditional bazaar. The inner and outer walls of the Shah Mosque are inlaid with exquisite blue tiles, which makes the whole building magnificent and gorgeous. After night falls, we will visit two beautiful bridges, Khaju Bridge and Si-O-She Bridge, which are also popular places for locals to play and enjoy the cool.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 05: In-depth exploration of Isfahan
The first site we will visit today is Vank Cathedral in the Armenian community. The Islamic-style church looks ordinary from the outside, but inside the walls and ceilings are completely covered with various paintings themed on biblical stories. After that we will visit the Jame Mosque, Chehel Sotun Palace and Music Museum.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 06: Drive to Shiraz with visits to Pasargadae Ruin, Naqh-e-Rustam and Persepolis en route
Today we will leave Isfahan for Shiraz. About 3.5 hours later, we will first arrive at Pasargadae Ruin by car to visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, which is the best-preserved ruins in the 2,400-year-old imperial capital site. Then we'll head to Naqh-e-Rustam, a royal cemetery carved on a cliff. And finally, we're going to one of Iran's most important archaeological sites, the Legendary City of Persepolis, to admire the glory of the Persian Empire. We will send you directly to the hotel in Shiraz after today's tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 07: Shiraz city tour, Fly to Tehran
Today we are going to show you around some landmarks in Shiraz. First, we'll head to the Nasir Al Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque because of its pink interior decorations and gorgeous glass windows. Next we will visit the Zandiyeh Complex, which includes Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and a traditional bathhouse. In the afternoon we will visit Eram Garden and Garden Tomb of Poet Hafez. After that, send you to the airport to fly back to Tehran. When you land, you will be picked up and sent to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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

Day 08: Departure from Tehran, Airport see-off
Our local representative will drop you off at the airport on time according to your flight schedule. Wish you have had an unforgettable Persia tours with us.

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Airport pick-up and see-off services.
  • Economy class airfare of Shiraz - Tehran.
  • 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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