Day 1: Flight to Tehran
Departure time: 17:20 with KLM
Arrival: ~ 1:00(+1)AM
Arrive in Tehran. On arrival, you will meet with Apochi representative and proceed to one of the best international hotels near the airport in Tehran to rest and to be fresh for an amazing tour, next morning!
Day 2: Tehran to Kashan
Departure time: 9:00 AM - Arrival: 11:00 AM (210 Km)
Have breakfast at the hotel. After checking out of the hotel you will proceed to Kashan. Visit Fin garden, a historical Persian garden (UNESCO World Heritage #1372), located in Kashan.Afterward, visit Toy museum and Borujerdi House. O/N in Kashan / Boutique Hotel (B/D)
Day 3: Isfahan
Departure time: 9:00 AM - Distance from Kashan to Isfahan: 218 km (2 h 25 min)
After check out proceed to Isfahan. Visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan (UNESCO World Heritage #1397). Visit Vank Cathedral. Have lunch in a restaurant near the Vank Cathedral. Afterward, visit Music Museum of Isfahan.
The excursion of the Music Museum of Isfahan is a great event. When you arrive at the museum, just like a small concert, Iranian musicians will play some traditional tracks of Iranian music. After that, you will be familiar with Iranian music instruments. You will visit a small workshop in the museum too.
Note: If you would like to see an Iranian nightlife, you can have an excursion to visit two famous bridges in Isfahan (Khajoo & sio se pol).
O/N in Isfahan / Hotel (B/L)
Day 4: Isfahan
Departure time: 9:00 AM - Distance from Isfahan to Shiraz: 470 km (5 h 15 min)
Do a city tour to explore the capital of Safavid era. Visit most of the main attractions of Isfahan including the monuments surrounding vast Naqhsh-e
Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage #115) including Ali Qapu Pavilion, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Abbasi Mosque and the monumental entrance to Qeysarie Bazaar. Have lunch at the hotel and check out. Visit the carpet market in Isfahan.
Isfahan rugs and carpets are knotted on either silk or cotton foundations, with up to 1.000.000 Persian knots /sqm. In the beginning of the renewal of Isfahan as the carpet center of high-quality rugs, most rugs used traditional motifs inspired by the architectural motifs and tiles that decorated the historical buildings of this great city. Designers were further inspired by the poets of Persia (Rumi, Hafez, and Attar), nature, and religious-spiritual intimations that are deeply ingrained in the culture. You will reach Shiraz by first class coach bus (approximately 5 hours). O/N in Shiraz / Hotel (B)
Day 5: Shiraz
Departure time: 9:00 AM
Today you’ll take a walking tour around the city, stopping by Shahcheragh – a beautiful mausoleum for one of Imam Reza's brothers
and the holiest site in Shiraz. You’ll also stop by Jame Atiq mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the country. The tour ends with a visit to a traditional
teahouse in the wonderful Bazar-e Vakil. In the bazaar, you might also spot the members of nomadic groups who come to the city to stock up on provisions. O/N in Shiraz / Hotel (B)
Day 6: Shiraz
Departure time: 9:00 AM
Your first stop today is the lovely Eram Gardens, also known as the ‘Garden of Paradise’ (Bagh-e Eram), or the tombs of Hafez and Sa'di. Hafez was a
Persian poet who is regarded as a literary giant and folk hero. Sa'di, another great poet, and writer from Shiraz were more of a scholar. Appreciate the intricate artwork of their tombs and understand their continued relevance and importance in Iranian society.
Next, we will head toward Iran's premier attraction, "Persepolis" (approximately 1 hour). It was once the center of the Persian Empire and one of
the great cities of the ancient world, constructed in the reign of Darius I and taking 150 years to complete. The imposing gateways, exquisite relief carvings, and towering columns will leave you in no doubt that this was once the center of the known world. O/N in Shiraz / Hotel (B)
Day 7: Shiraz / Kerman (Mahan)
Departure time: 8:30 AM
Distance from Shiraz to Kerman: 570 Km (6 Hrs).
After breakfast, we will move to Kerman with the first class coach bus. Visit Ganjali Khan Complex another public bath beside an old bazar. One of the major products from this bazar is copper kitchenware you can also see some of the shops made them on site. O/N in Kerman / Hotel (B)
Day 8: Kerman
Departure time: 9:00 AM - Distance from Shahdad to Lut: 63 km
Do an excursion of Shahdad & Lut desert (UNESCO World Heritage #1505) visiting Nebkas (Kind of tree, Desert vases), Kootoos (traditional Arbour), heading to Shafiabad Village, visiting old fortress & date-palm groves of Shafiabad, walking among Kalouts, these fantastic, amazing, natural statues, relaxing and fixing the eye upon the endless horizon of the desert, visiting the salty river and salt crystals & polygons. O/N in Kerman / Hotel (B/D)
Day 9: Kerman
Departure time: 9:00 AM - Distance from Kerman to Bam: 191 km (2:30 Hours)
Considered to be the heart of tourism in the Southeastern part of Iran, Bam attracts thousands of visitors each year. Qanats, tasty dates and adobe structures, as live scenes of this glamorous city, make its history crystal clear. This is why we spent our last day in Kerman visiting this place. In the way we will also visit Keshit rural district and Shazdeh Mahan Garden. Have a nice walk around this nice Iranian garden and then have some tea. After finishing our visit we will head to the airport. O/N in Tehran / Hotel (B)
Day 10: Tehran
Departure time: 8:30 AM
In Tehran visit Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage #1422). Golestan Palace is located in the heart and historic core of Tehran. The palace complex is one of the oldest in Tehran, originally built during the Safavid dynasty in the historic walled city after that we will visit the National Museum of Iran. O/N in Tehran / Espinas Palace Hotel (B)
Day 11: Tehran
Departure time: 10:00 AM
This is your last day staying in Iran and you will visit Tajrish bazaar which is an old Bazaar. It has been built according to the architectural style
which closely resembles the traditional bazaar located in downtown Tehran and it is a good opportunity to buy some souvenirs.
We also visit the Abguineh Glass and Ceramics Museum, a valuable collection of pre-Islamic, Islamic and European glass and ceramics displayed within an elegant early-20th Century mansion. Finally, we visit the Carpet Museum with its an extensive collection of old and new Persian carpets and rugs from the country’s major carpet-weaving centers.
Transfer to the IKA airport for flight back home.
The items you need to carry on this trip include the following items:
- Suitable shoes for walking, Spring clothes, Sunhat & sunglasses, The medications you need, Personal items and … a big smile on your face
- International Flight - KLM
- 4 & 5* Hotel and historical house (B/B)
- Visa processing (visa fee should be paid directly to the embassy)
- Professional English speaking guide for the whole of the trip.
- All excursions & transfers by the modern couch with an experienced driver
- 1 Domestic flight (Kerman to Tehran)
- Refreshment between way (mineral water, tea or coffee).
- Entrances fee according to the itinerary.
- Travel insurance up to 30,000 Euro medical expenses
- 2 Dinners & 1 Lunch