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Iran Discovery “The Ancient land of Persia”

Iran“ The Ancient land of Persia”

A Private 18 day itinerary with International and domestic airfares, accommodation, travel insurance, visa, transfers, guides, meals & more!


From AUD $7895 per person twin share Ex Australia based on 2 travellers* Low Season

From AUD $8350 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: 18 days
Grade Cultural Touring, Activities Cultural Touring
Summary:
 16 nights in tourist class lodges and hotels 

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

Accommodation at Escan Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Welcome Dinner at local Restaurant

Tehran City walking tour will get underway at 9 am by visiting National museum, Golestan palace, Bazaar.
In the afternoon visit jewellery museum.

Accommodation at Escan Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Kashan, en route vist Qom as 2nd religious city of Iran.
In Kashan visit Some of historical mansions such as TabaTabee and Boroujerdi mansions, Fin garden and bazaar.

Accommodation at Negin Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Esfahan, visit Royal SQR of Naqsh-e-jahan including royal mosque, Sheikh Lotf allah mosque, Aaqli Qapu palace.
Explore the beautiful city of Isfahan, enjoying the famous square, mosques and bartering at the bazaar.

Accommodation at Setareh or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel, Dinner with local family.

In the morning visit Armenian quarter and one of its beautiful churches. Also visit Chehel sotoon palace and Historical bridges in the evening.

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 Yazd, that Zoroastrians are resided, the ancient religion of Persia. En route visit Nain and its 3rd oldest mosque of Iran.

Accommodation at Mozafar Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive toward Yazd, that Zoroastrians are resided, the ancient religion of Persia. En route visit Nain and its 3rd oldest mosque of Iran.

Accommodation at Mozafar Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Free morning in Yazd to explore the city. In the afternoon drive toward Zein al din caravansary that is located in the heart of central desert of Iran. It will a unique experience to stay at a place such as old caravans.

Accommodation at Zein al din Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Kerman, visit Ganj Ali Khan SQR including Royal bath, Mosque, Caravansary, Bazaar. Also in the afternoon visit the tomb of Sufi Moshtaq Ali Shah who lived in 19th century.

Accommodation at Tourism Hotel or similar, Standard room..

Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion to Bam to visit ancient castle of Bam after reconstruction.
Also on the way back visit Rayen citadel.

Accommodation at Tourism Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion to Mahan to visit Prince garden. Also visit tomb of great Sufi Shah Nemat allah vali.
In the afternoon drive toward Kaluts where it is hottest spot on earth.

Accommodation at Tourism Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel and Dinner at local Restaurant

Drive toward Shiraz, city of poetry and gardens.
In the afternoon visit Hafez tomb, King of light shrine and Quran gate.

Accommodation at Forough Boutique Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Shiraz city tour including Nasir al molk mosque where it is called as Pink house, Narajestan garden, Eram garden.
In the afternoon visit Zand complex including Fortress, Vakil mosque, and bazaar.

Accommodation at Forough Boutique Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

Excursion to Persepolis where it was the capital of Persian empire in 518 BC. Also visit Naqsh-e-Rostam as the cemetery of Persian kings. In the early evening fly to Tehran transfer to hotel.

Accommodation at Escan Hotel or similar, Standard room.

Breakfast at hotel.

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 Emirates or Qatar Airlines
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

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.

Low Season – 01 July 2016 – 31 August 2016 & 01 December 2016 – 28 February 2017
High Season – 01 September 2016 – 30 November 2016 & 01 March 2017 – 30 June 2017


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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