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Iran “The Ancient land of Persia”

Iran “ The Ancient land of Persia”

A Private 15 day itinerary with International and domestic airfares, accommodation, travel insurance, visa, transfers, guides, meals & more!


From AUD $7490 per person twin share Ex Australia based on 2 travellers* Low Season

From AUD $7990 per person twin share Ex Australia based on 2 travellers* High Season


Walk in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and trail the caravans of the Great Silk Road as you encounter impossibly intricate mosques and palaces, serene hanging gardens, welcoming and warm locals and a land rich in World Heritage sites reminiscent of ancient civilizations. Travelling to Iran is an opportunity to see a nation that has played a pivotal role in the history of civilization.  Formerly known as Persia, a journey to Iran offers a chance to see beyond the image created in the press and see a nation of friendly people who eager for you to see their nation.

Iranians want you to visit their country and see them for what they are and not what they are perceived to be. The people are warm and fascinating, and their culture is ancient, complex and sophisticated. Visiting Iran is a priceless of experience. From the archaeological wonders of Isfahan, to the romantic cultural hub of Shiraz, journey through the splendours of ancient Persia, a land brimming with colour, history, tradition and glorious scenic landscapes

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Trip Duration: 15 days
Grade Cultural Touring, Activities Cultural Touring
Summary:
 13 nights in tourist class lodges and hotels 

Board your flight from Australia to Doha.  On arrival in Doha you will be collected from the airport and transfer to your hotel for check in, day is at leisure.

Accommodation at Mid Range Hotel, Standard room.

Board your flight from Doha to Shiraz.  On arrival in Shiraz you will be collected from the airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation at Forough Boutique Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Welcome Dinner at local Restaurant

Shiraz city tour will get underway by visiting Nasir al Molk mosque, Naranjestan Garden, Eram garden.
In the afternoon visit Zand complex including Fortress, Vakil Mosque.

Accommodation at Forough Boutique Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning excursion to Persepolis where it was the formal capital of Persia in 518 BC. Also visit Naqsh-e-Rostam as the cemetery of Persian kings. You will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Persepolis, the ceremonial palace of Darius the Great with amazingly well-preserved carvings.

Accommodation at Forough Boutique Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Zein al din Caravansary. En route visit Pasargadae and tomb of Cyrus the great.

Accommodation at Luxury Desert Camp.

Breakfast at hotel, Dinner with local family.

A short drive to Yazd as the oldest adobe city of the world. Visit Towers of silence, Fire temple, Fri mosque and Water museum.

The desert city of Yazd is known as the centre of the Zoroastrian religion. Learn more about the fascinating customs of these fire-worshippers and take in the unique architecture of this city. Yazd is a fascinating place to wander around, being one of the best preserved mud brick old towns in the near East- free time in the afternoon to explore!

Accommodation at Mozafar Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Free day in Yazd.

Accommodation at Mozafar Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive toward Esfahan, en route visit one of the most beautiful villages of Iran, Varzaneh.
In the afternoon visit Armenian church and historical bridges.

Accommodation at Setareh Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy a tour of this fascinating city, with its beautiful tree-lined boulevards and an atmospheric bazaar
In the morning get acquainted with the historic Royal square of Isfahan registered as a world heritage site that used to be a royal polo ground. Visit picturesque Royal mosque. Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque and Aliqapoo palace. Once home to entertainers, storytellers, preachers and Silk Road Caravans.

Accommodation at Setareh Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel. 

Free day in Esfahan.

Accommodation at Setareh Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive toward Kashan, pearl of desert.
Kashan is a beautiful oasis city with a very long history – human settlements in the area date back to the 4th millennium BC. Here you will visit the Iman Khomeini’s shrine, Finn Gardens, Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madraseh Qom Shrines.
En route visit Abiyaneh village and its marvelous architecture and design.
In Kashan visit some of historical mansions, Bazaar and fin garden.

Accommodation at Negin Hotel or similar, Standard room..

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Tehran.
Tehran city tour will get underway at noon by visiting National Museum and get amazed at its priceless pieces, spend your time in the busiest Bazaar in Iran and maybe sip some tea in a nice tea-house, Golestan palace.

Accommodation at Ferdowsi Grand Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Tehran city tour of Sa’ad abad complex, carpet museum and Milad tower.

Accommodation at Ferdowsi Grand Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel, Farewell Dinner in Darband at a local Restaurant.

Enjoy your leisure time until pick up and transfer to Tehran International airport for flight to Australia.

Breakfast at hotel.

Return economy International flight with Qatar Airways
Includes comprehensive Travel Insurance (Excludes pre-existing medical conditions and surcharge for over 70 year old travellers
Current airline fuel levy (subject to change)
Meals as indicated
Accommodation in good quality hotels
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guides
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour
Iran tourist visa

Excludes :
Personal expenditures such as laundry, phone calls, beverages etc
Tipping for guide, driver and porters, Qatar Tourist Visas (paid locally on arrival)

Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure

Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only

T&C: All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, all and taxes. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.


Featured Accommodation or highlight

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THE GRAND PERSIAN BAZAAR, TEHRAN

Peruse the ancient corridors and colourful delights of one of the oldest historical markets in Iran. 

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PALACES AND MOSQUES OF YAZD

The Jame Mosque of Yazd in Iran, is crowned by a pair of minarets, said to be the highest in the country.  

The Next Step…

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