Iran Cultural Tour
Day 1: Arrival/Shiraz
Arrival in Shiraz. Visit the Tomb of Hafez & Eram garden. O/N Shiraz
Day 2: Shiraz
Full day city tour to visit Nasirol Molk Mosque, Narenjestan garden/house, Vakil Hamam, Karim khan citadel, and Shiraz (Vakil) Bazaar. In the evening, visit Shah Cheragh shrine. O/N Shiraz
Day 3: Shiraz – Yazd
En route to Yazd, visit Persepolis, Necropolis (Naqsh-e-Rostam) and Pasardage (tomb of Cyrus the great, the founder of Achaemenid dynasty). All UNESCO-registered sites. O/N Yazd
Day 4: Yazd (Zoroastrian day)
Today, it is all about Zoroastrians: Towers of silence, Fire temple, & Markar museum. In the evening, visit Dowlat abad garden and participate in an activity (cooking class) or a short tour (Sar Yazd carevanseri- 35km south of Yazd). O/N Yazd.
Day 5: Yazd (Old town)
Walk through the old town (adobe structures) in Yazd as vast as 700 hectare. Visit Jame Mosque, Amir Chaqmaq complex, Water museum, have tea on a rooftop taking photos of tens of wind towers, and end with observing traditional sport in Zurkhane. O/N Yazd.
Day 6: Yazd-Esfahan
En route to Isfahan visit Meybod, 55km north of Yazd(Dove and Narin castle). Drive to Isfahan. In the evening, walk along Zayande rood and see the two main bridges (Khajou & 33-arch). O/N Isfahan
Day 7: Esfahan
Full day city tour of Esfahan to visit Chehel Sotoun, & Royal square or Naghsh-e Jahan ( Emam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Aali Qapou palace and Qeisariyeh gate-the bazaar). O/N Esfahan
Day 8: Esfahan-Tehran
In the morning, visit Vank Cathedral and Old Jame Mosque in Isfahan. Drive to Natanz and visit the old Jame Mosque. O/N Tehran.
Day 9: Tehran
Full day city tour of Tehran to visit The National Museum of Iran, the Glass & Pottery Museum. In the afternoon, Gulestan palace (UNESCO-registered site). O/N Tehran.
Day 10: Tehran-Departure
Transfer to IKIA airport for your return flight.