Ultimate Persia

Ultimate Persia
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An ultimate Persian Experience, Ultimate Persia covers most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran from Golestan Palace to Persepolis and Susa to Sheikh Safi al-din Shrine Ensemble.

  • Highlights

    Tehran – Golestan Palace – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Tehran – National Museum

    Tehran – Jewellery Museum

    Tehran – Grand Bazaar

    Tehran – Sa’d Abad & Niavaran Palaces

    Tehran – Tajrish Bazaar

    Kashan – Fin Garden- UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Kashan – Agha Bozorg Mosque

    Kashan – Borujerdi House

    Abyaneh Village

    Isfahan – Safavid Palaces

    Isfahan – Naqsh-e Jahan Square – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Isfahan – Imam & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques

    Isfahan – Si-o-seh Pol (Thirty Three Bridge) & Khajou Bridge

    Meybod – Narin Castle

    Yazd – Amir Chakhmaq Complex

    Meymand, Stone Village – UNESCO world heritage site

    Kerman – Ganjali Khan Complex

    Mahan – Shazdeh (Prince) Garden – UNESCO world heritage site

    Citadel of Rayen

    Pasargadae Complex – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Shiraz – Bagh-e Eram – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Shiraz – Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

    Shiraz – Citadel of Kerim Khan

    Persepolis – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Shushtar – Waterfalls & Watermeills – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Ancient City of Susa – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Chogha Zanbil Zigurrat

    Khorramabad – Falak-ol-Aflak Castle

    Bisotun Inscription – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Hamedan – Ali Sadr Cave

    Zanjan – Soltanieh Dome – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Tabriz – Grand Bazaar – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Sarein – Mineral Hot Springs

    Ardebil – Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble (UNESCO world heritage site)

    Anzali Lagoon

    Masouleh Village

    Qaleh Rudkhan (Rudkhan Castle)

    Qazvin – Abbasi Complex

  • Itinerary


    Day 1
    Overnight Tehran

    Welcome to Tehran! You will be met by our representative at IKA airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight we get to know our tour guide and fellow travellers at the tour briefing and welcome dinner.
    Hotel Enghelab dinner

    Central Tehran

    Day 2
    Overnight Tehran

    Today's full day sightseeing includes the National Museum of Iran - where some of the exhibited items date back to 35,000 years ago - UNESCO world heritage site of Golestan Palace, Grand Bazaar and the National Jewellery Museum accommodating the world's most magnificent jewellery collection.
    Hotek Enghelab breakfast & lunch

    North Tehran

    Day 3
    Overnight Tehran

    Full day sightseeing in north of Tehran, visiting Sa'd Abad palace, Niavaran palace and Tajrish Bazaar followed by dinner in Darband.
    Hotel Enghelab breakfast, lunch & dinner


    Day 4
    Overnight Isfahan

    Departing after breakfast for Kashan to visit Fin Garden (UNESCO world heritage site), Agha Bozorg Mosque and Borujerdi House, a fine example of Persian desert vicinity architecture. Continue to Isfahan for an evening walk from Si-o-seh Pol (Thirty Three Bridges) to Khajou Bridge.
    Khajoo Hotel breakfast, lunch & dinner


    Day 5
    Overnight Isfahan

    Our touring day starts with visiting the Safavid Emperors' palaces of Chehel Sotoun, Hasht Behesht and Aaliqapu. Then we take a walk along Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO world heritage site) to visit Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques before heading to the Armenian district of Jolfa for a tour of Vank Cathedral.
    Khajoo Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 6
    Overnight Yazd

    Morning departure to Yazd with couple of stops en-route to visit the 9th Century Jame Mosque along with Old Bazaar in the desert city of Naein and 1st Century Narin Castle in Meybod.
    Hotel Safaiyeh breakfast & lunch


    Day 7
    Overnight Yazd

    Our full day sightseeing tour in Yazd starts with Amir Chakhmaq Complex followed by Badgir (wind towers), Grand Mosque of Yazd, Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Zoroastrian Tower of Silence.
    Hotel Safaiyeh breakfast & lunch


    Day 8
    Overnight Kerman

    Today's touring includes the stone village of Meymand (UNESCO world heritage site) with its hand-dug houses amid the rocks before heading to Kerman.
    Hotel Govashir breakfast & lunch


    Day 9
    Overnight Kerman

    Our touring in Kerman includes a morning visit to Ganjali Khan Complex and Jabalieh Dome, a 2nd millennium BC monument.
    Hotel Govashir breakfast & lunch


    Day 10
    Overnight Kerman

    After breakfast we leave Kerman for an excursion to Shazdeh (Prince) Garden in Mahan (UNESCO world heritage site), mud brick citadel of Rayen and amazing Kalouts (natural rock formations) in the desert.
    Hotel Govashir breakfast & lunch

    Ardeshir's Palace-Shiraz

    Day 11
    Overnight Shiraz

    Drive to Shiraz after breakfast. On our way to Shiraz we will visit Palace of 3rd century Sassanid Empire, Ardeshir.
    Karimkhan Hotel Boutique breakfast & lunch


    Day 12
    Overnight Shiraz

    Today we discover the beauty of Shiraz by visiting Bagh-e Eram (UNESCO world heritage site), Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, Narenjestan-e Qavam (Qavam's Orange garden), Arg-e Karimkhani (Karimkhan' Citadel), Vakil Bazaar, Shah Cheragh Mausoleum, Hafezieh and Sa'dieh (the tombs of two of the greatest Iranian poets).
    Karimkhan Hotel Boutique breakfast & lunch


    Day 13
    Overnight Shiraz

    We leave Shiraz in the morning for a full day excursion to Persepolis (UNESCO world heritage site) the capital of ancient Achaemenid Empire with its palaces and temples dating back to 500 BC, we will also visit Naqsh-e Rostam Inscriptions (the tombs of Achaemenid and Sassanid Emperors) before heading to Pasargad, another UNESCO world heritage site to visit tomb of Cyrus the Great back to Shiraz.
    Karimkhan Hotel Boutique breakfast & lunch


    Day 14
    Overnight Ahvaz

    Early morning departure to the ancient city of Bishapur, where we visit the ancient palace, temple of Anahita and rock relief of Shapur the first, indicating his triple defeat on the Romans. Next is Ahvaz for overnight.
    Oxin Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 15
    Overnight Khorramabad

    Drive to Shushtar after breakfast to visit the waterfalls and watermills (UNESCO world heritage site) then driving to Susa, visiting 1250 BC Chogha Zanbil (UNESCO world heritage site) en-route. Our touring in Susa includes Apadana palace in ancient city of Susa and tomb of biblical prophet; Daniel. Our final destination of the day is Khorramabad.
    Hotel Rangin Kaman breakfast & lunch


    Day 16
    Overnight Kermanshah

    Morning visit to Falak-ol-Aflak Castle built is 3rd Century, then we drive to Kermanshah with a stop at the Bisotun Inscription (UNESCO world heritage site).
    Hotel Jamshid breakfast & lunch


    Day 17
    Overnight Hamedan

    1700 years-old monument of Taq-e Bostan is our first touring spot in the day before heading to Hamedan for afternoon sightseeing of the tomb of Avicenna (10th century philosopher and scientist), the tomb of Baba Taher (11 century poet), Dome of Alavian and the tomb of biblical Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, the most important Jewish site in Iran.
    Hotel Bou Ali breakfast & lunch

    Ali Sadr Cave-Soltanieh-Zanjan

    Day 18
    Overnight Zanjan

    Early morning drive to Ali Sadr Cave, the world's largest water cave. Continuing to Zanjan in the afternoon to visit the dome of Soltanieh which is the largest brick dome in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.
    Grand Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 19
    Overnight Tabriz

    Drive to Tabriz for a free afternoon before visiting beautiful Il Goli Garden in the evening.
    Hotel Gostaresh breakfast & lunch


    Day 20
    Overnight Tabriz

    Today's touring in Tabriz includes: Grand Bazaar (UNESCO world heritage site), Kaboud Mosque (Blue Mosque) and Azerbaijan Museum.
    Hotel Gostaresh breakfast & lunch


    Day 21
    Overnight Sarein

    Today we drive through Sabalan Mountains and reach Sarein to enjoy its natural mineral hot springs.
    Hotel Laleh breakfast & lunch


    Day 22
    Overnight Ardebil

    A short drive to Ardebil to visit Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble (UNESCO world heritage site).
    Hotel Sabalan breakfast & lunch

    Anzali Lagoon-Rasht

    Day 23
    Overnight Rasht

    Today's drive takes place in the beautiful highlands between Azerbaijan and Gilan regions to reach the green planes of Gilan with a stop at Anzali Lagoon before arriving to Rasht for overnight.
    Gilan Grand Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 24
    Overnight Masouleh

    Our day begins with visiting Rasht Museum followed by Rasht Bazaar. After lunch we drive to Gilan Rural Heritage Museum then continue to Masouleh for overnight.
    Local House breakfast, lunch & dinner


    Day 25
    Overnight Masouleh

    We spend the day in Masouleh to absorb the beauty of the town with its unique architecture.
    Local House breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Qaleh Rudkhan-Qazvin

    Day 26
    Overnight Qazvin

    Today we visit Qaleh Rudkhan (Rudkhan Castle) before continuing to Qazvin for overnight.
    Alborz Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 27
    Overnight Qazvin

    Full day Qazvin sightseeing tour including; Qajar Bathhouse & Anthropology Museum, Abbasi Complex, Qazvin Museum and the Ancient Gate.
    Alborz Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 28
    Overnight Tehran

    Departure to Tehran after breakfast to spend our last night in the bustling capital.
    Enghelab Hotel breakfast & lunch


    Day 29

    Tour concludes after breakfast followed by transfer to IKA Airport for your departure flight.

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  • Inclusions
    • Iranian visa invitation letter with reference number issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Inbound & Outbound Airport Transfers
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
    • Entrance fees to various sites as per itinerary
    • Daily Breakfast & Lunch, 5 Dinners
    • 28 nights 3 & 4 Star accommodation or the best available category
    • Tips - driver and guide
    • Meals where not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees for sites not mentioned in the itinerary
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