Silk Road Tour-15 Days
Duration: 15 Days & 14 Nights
Itinerary:Tehran_ Ahvaz_ Bishapoor_ Shiraz_ Kerman_ Yazd_ Nain _Kashan_Tehran
Arrival to Imam International Airport, meet and assist by your driver. Transfer to Hotel. (Whether you go on an excursion in the first day or not, depends upon your arrival time).
After breakfast we visit Archaeological Museum and Museum of Glass & ceramics. If we still had time, will visit carpet museum as well.
Transfer to airport early morning to fly to Ahvaz , the starting point for visiting the archaeological sites in the province of Kuzistan. Upon arrival we head to chogha Zanbil and after that we continue to Shush ( Susa) . After visiting the Mausoleum of the Prophet Danial -e-Nabi, we return to Ahvaz to take rest at the hotel.
drive to Shiraz (659 km) .On the way we stop at Bishapoor to visit the ruins of the Palace that the Sassanid king Shapur (I) built around the middle of the third century AD. Afterwards, we go sightseeing Tangehe Chogan .We arrive at Shiraz in the evening.
After having breakfast we drive to visit Persepolis complex, Naghsh-e Rostam and Naghsh-e- Rajab.
Full day tour of Shiraz , the capital under different dynasties and the home of famous poets and men of culture .We will visit the Mausoleums of Hafez and Saadi ( two great Persian poets ), Karim Khan's citadel , Old Bazaar , Nasir -Ol- Molk mosque and Eram Garden.
Departure for the province of Kerman ,which includes part of the sandy desert of Dasht-e-Lut and is famous for the cultivation of date palms, plantation of pistachio and for carpet manufacturing . En route we stop to visit Sarvestan palace which is built of stone and plaster between 420 and 438 AD .Arrival in Kerman and hotel accommodation .
In the morning we have an excursion to the citadel of Rayan and Mahan .The citadel , which dates back to the Sassanid era covers an area of four acres and was inhabited until the nineteenth century . Then we go to visit Mahan Shazde garden and mausoleum of Sufi Shah Vali Nematollah with its adjoining museum.Afterwards, we return to Kerman to visit Ganji Ali Khan bathroom, friday mosque and Jabalieh Dome (a huge octagonal tower) .
In the morning we drive to Yazd (361 km), a city which was visited by Marco Polo in 1272. After arrival in Yazd we visit Towers of Silence , Fire temple. Jaameh mosque and bazaar .
Drive to Isfahan (300 km ) .Along the way , we enjoy alternating landscapes of high mountains and desert. We stop at Nain, famous for its mosque masjid-i-Jomeh. Overnight: Isfahan.
Day 11, 12 & 13
We go sightseeing Central Piazza of the Imam which stands out againts the background of domes, minarets, arches and colonnads , among the most impressive buildings of Islamic era.Continue to Ali Ghapu Palace , the elegant mosque of Sheik Lotfollah and Bazaar-e -Bozorg. On the thirteenth day we begin with visiting Hasht Behesht Palace, Chehel Sotun palace ( Forty Columns), Friday Mosque and Vank Cathedral .In the evening we visit the two famous bridgs of Siosepol and Pol-e Khaju that overlook the river Zayandeh Roud.Full board.
Drive to Kashan, where we stop to visit Tabatabai residence.Not far from Kashan we visit the Friday Mosque of natanz and we stop to visit Fin garden as well , one of the finest Persian garden .Arival in Tehran in the late afternon ( 439 km ).
DAY 15 :
Transfer to Imam International Airport for departure flight.
Completion of tour with good wishes