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Iran Pilgrimage Tour

IR04: 10 Days Tehran - Yazd - Shiraz - Isfahan - Kashan - Tehran by train

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 & overnight soft-sleeper train
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 Iran train tour! When you land at Tehran Airport, our local representative will meet you at the Arrival Hall. After that you will be sent to the hotel. In the rest of the day you can wander around the city freely.

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

Day 02: Tehran city tour, Overnight train to Yazd
After breakfast our guide and the driver will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to tour Tehran. First we will visit the Golestan Palace, the oldest building in Tehran, and then go to the National Museum of Iran and the Grand Old Bazaar. In the afternoon, go to visit the Jewelry Museum. The museum is only open to the public from 14:00 pm to 16:00 pm every Saturday to Tuesday, so if it is closed on that day, we will go to the Carpet Museum instead. In the evening, help you board the overnight train to Yazd.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight Soft-sleeper Train

Day 03: Arrival in Yazd, Yazd old city tour
When you arrive at Yazd in the morning, you will be picked up at the train station and sent to the hotel for check-in. Then our guide will escort you to Yazd Old City, the oldest adobe brick city in the world, where you could see the most unique architecture Wind Towers in the desert city. We will then visit the Jame Mosque, Dowlat Abad Persian Garden and Amir Chakhmaq Complex. Yazd is not only the city of the Wind Tower, but also the center of the ancient Zoroastrianism. Therefore, in the afternoon, we will go to visit two holy places of Zoroastrian religion, The Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Tower of Silence. Finally, send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation: Parsian Safaiyeh Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 04: Drive to Sa'adat Shahr with sightseeing in Meybod and Pasargadae
In the morning we will drive to the beautiful desert town of Meybod to visit the local Caravanserai, Ice House and Pigeon House. After lunch in Meybod, we will drive for about 4.5 hours to Pasargadae to visit the Tomb of Cyrus The Great. Tonight stay at Sa'adat Shahr, not far from here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Local Traditional House

Day 05: Visit the Persian Empire and Naghsh-e Rostam, Drive to Shiraz
Today the guide will escort you to explore the Persian Empire. First we'll drive an hour to Persepolis, the capital of the Achaemenid dynasty built by King Darius I in 515 BC. Here, you could feel the glory of the Persian Empire even though it's broken down. Then we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam, the burial place of the Achaemenid emperors. There are many fine reliefs for you to see. After, we will go to Shiraz and stay overnight in a local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Grand Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 06: Highlights of Shiraz, Soft seat train to Isfahan
The beautiful city of Shiraz is also hailed as the city of Roses and Nightingales. In the morning, we'll explore the Nasir-al Mulk Mosque, the romantic Pink Mosque. The guide will then lead you to the Vakil Historical Complex, which includes Bathhouse, Bazaar and Mosque. In the afternoon, we will visit the Garden Tomb of Hafez, where the most famous poet in Persian history is buried. At dusk, we will go to tour around the beautiful Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh Shrine. In the evening send you to the train to Isfahan. On arrival, you will be picked up and sent to a local hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 07: Isfahan highlights city tour
The first attraction we will visit in the morning is the Jame Mosque of Isfahan. As an example of Islamic architecture, it shows the evolution and changes of Islamic architectural style over the centuries. Then pass through Qeysarieh Gate, we will come to Naqshe Jahan Square, the second largest city square in the world. We will also visit the nearby Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Imam Mosque and Ali Qapu Palace. In the evening, visit two beautiful old bridges, Si-O-Se-PEL Bridge and Khaju Bridge under the lights. When today's sightseeing ends, send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 08: In-depth exploration of Isfahan
Isfahan is known as the Half of the World, and today we will continue our tour in this legendary city. We'll start with a visit to Vank Cathedral, a beautiful Armenian church that attracts Christians from all over the world. Then we will go to visit Chehel Sotoun Palace and Hasht Behesht Garden.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Kowsar Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 09: Drive to Kashan with visit of Abyaneh Village
In the morning we will drive to Kashan and arrive in about two hours. On the way, we will visit Abyaneh Village, a world heritage town located at the foot of the Karkas Mountain, which is still inhabited. The inhabitants here have maintained the traditions of the primitive Persians in language, life and dress. Arriving in Kashan, the local guide will show you around Tabatabaei Historical House, Borujerdiha Historical House and Fin Garden.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Saraye Ameriha Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 10: Departure from Tehran, Airport see-off
According to your departure time, we will send you to Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on time. Your Iran train tour will be over. May you have a nice trip home!

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Airport pick-up and see-off services.
  • 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.
  • Soft-sleeper train fare of Tehran - Yazd.
  • Soft-seat train fare of Shiraz - Isfahan.
  • 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.
5-Day Weather Forecast of Major Cities
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