Iran, Persian Palaces & Gardens

Day 1 : Fly to Tehran
Board the overnight flight to Tehran.
 
Day 2 : Tehran
Early morning arrival and transfer to the Espinas Hotel (or similar, including immediate occupancy) for 2 nights. Visit some of Tehran’s highlights, including the fabulous National Jewels Museum, housed in the vaults of the Central Bank of Iran, and the Reza Abbasi museum with its unque collection of Persian art. (B, L)
 
Day 3 : Tehran
Full-day visit to some of Tehran’s major museums including the National Museum, displaying a unique collection of pre-historic, ancient and Islamic artefacts; the Glass & Ceramics Museum, located in an elegant early 20th-century mansion; the Contemporary Art Museum and the extensive collection of the Carpet Museum. (B)
 
Day 4 : Fly to Kerman
Morning flight to Kerman and spend the rest of the day visiting this desert trading city. Visits include the 14th-century Friday Mosque and the 17th-century Safavid-era Ganjali Khan complex, which contains a bathhouse, ethnographic museum, caravanserai and bazaar and the Harandi museum, which contains artefacts from the important Bronze Age site at Jiroft, discovered by chance as recently as 2000. Stay 2 nights at the Pars Hotel (or similar). (B)
 
Day 5 : Rayen • Mahan
Full-day excursion to the village of Rayen to visit the citadel, a medieval mudbrick construction with all the architectural features of a desert citadel. On the return journey stop at Mahan to visit the blue-tiled Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah-e-Vali and Shazdeh garden. (B)
 
Day 6 : Yazd
Drive to Yazd, en route visiting the Castle of Saryazd, one of the largest defensive castles in Iran's central desert. Afternoon at leisure. Stay at the Dad Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
 
Day 7: Yazd
Full-day sightseeing in Yazd, the centre for Iran’s Zoroastrian community. Visit an abandoned Zoroastrian Tower of Silence; the active Zoroastrian fire temple; the Friday Mosque, with the highest portal and minarets in Iran; and Dowlat-Abad, one of the many beautiful old houses in Yazd, with an 18th-century feudal hexagonal house, the highest wind tower in Iran and an authentic Iranian garden. (B)
 
Day 8 : Abarkuh • Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz, en route visiting Abarkuh, a charming desert town, to see the historic Friday Mosque, constructed on the foundations of a Zoroastrian fire temple. Stay 3 nights at the Pars International Hotel (or similar). (B)
 
Day 9 : Persepolis • Naghsh-e-Rostam
Visit Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World and the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenian kings, with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes. Admire its bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers. Continue to Naghsh-e-Rostam to see the Ka’be-Zardosht square tower and royal tombs, plus magnificent Sasanian rock-reliefs. (B)
 
Day 10 : Shiraz
Full-day city tour of Shiraz to visit some of the celebrated gardens of this city of ‘roses and nightingales’, including Eram garden; the tombs of Iran’s greatest lyric poets, Hafez and Sa'adi; the pink-tiled 19th-century Nasir-ol-Molk mosque; the exterior of the Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th-century citadel); and the shrine of Shah Cheragh. (B)
 
Day 11 : Pasargadae • Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan, en route visiting Pasargadae, the site of the impressive tomb and remains of the palaces of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian empire. Its palaces, the layout of the ancient gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenian art and architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilisation. Continue to Isfahan and stay 3 nights at the Abbasi Hotel (or similar). (B)
 
Day 12 : Isfahan
Full-day tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th-century capital of the Safavids, to visit the famous covered bridges and the Armenian quarter with several churches, including the important Armenian cathedral. In the afternoon visit one of the world’s grandest squares, the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, to see Ali-Qapu Palace with its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan, and two of the Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah and the Imam – with magnificent architecture and tile work. (B)
 
Day 13 : Isfahan
Visit the magnificent Friday Mosque, considered a museum of a thousand years of Persian religious architecture. Drive to the Chehel Sotoun Palace, known as the Palace of Forty Columns, and also visit the Hasht Behesht, the Pavilion of Eight Paradises or the Palace of Nightingales. The small but intricate building is set among tree-lined alleys, a reflecting pool and water rills. Continue to Pigeon Tower, Imam Mosque and Qeisarieh bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is worldfamous. (B)
 
Day 14 : Natanz • Kashan • Tehran
Return to Tehran, en route visiting Natanz and Kashan to see the Fin gardens and the former merchant's house of Taba-Tabai. Farewell dinner and overnight at Espinas Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
 
Day 15 : Departure
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination. (B)
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Travel off the beaten track to Kerman
  • Two full days in Isfahan
  • Take tea in a traditional hammam, an old public bath house
  • Visit the Isfahan Music Museum with a possible recital
 
 What's included
  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
 
Note : Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking.
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 Payments
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 40 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 39 - 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
 
Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 59 - 20 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  • 19 - 1 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
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  • hotel
  • car
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  • sightseeing

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Accomodation for your comfort
  Espinas Hotel - Tehran
  Homa Hotel - Shiraz
  Kowsar - Isfahan
  Moshir Garden Hotel - Yazd
  Novotel Imam Khomeini - Tehran
  Pars Hotel - Kerman
 
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