Iran World Heritage Sites Tour

18-22 Day

It is a-dream-come-true for the art and history lovers. In this tour, you can truly see and absorb all the glory of Iran. With twenty-one UNESCO world heritage sites, Iran is one of the countries in the world with many tourist attractions.

Imagine visiting the magnificent prehistoric ruins in Persepolis and Pasargadae, stunning architecture in Isfahan, ornate domes and minarets in Yazd, dreamy Persian gardens in Shiraz and Kerman, Tabriz ancient bazaars, and many more breathtaking monuments plus the delicious Persian cuisine and super friendly people; it will be an amazing trip of a life time.

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances may arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

Trip Overview:

This tour like many other Iran tours starts from Tehran, the capital of Iran, a city with modern structure which is home to many historic mosques, churches, museums and palaces. However after Tehran our tour moves towards some beautiful cities of Iran.

Included Highlights:

Twenty-one UNESCO world heritage sites

Optional Activities:

Spend Time with UWH sites
Traditional Hotel

Tour Facts:

Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House, Camping (With Facilities)
Transport: Private vehicle, Flight
Visa: Free on Tour (Apply)
Customizable: Yes

Day 1: Tehran
Arrive in Tehran IKI Airport, Welcome and Greetings, Transfer to hotel.

Overnight Tehran

Day 2: Tehran
Full day city tour in Tehran, starting at Archaeology Museum, and Golestan Complex (UWH) then National Jewelry Museum or Glass and Ceramics Museum, sightseeing Baghe Melli Portal.

Overnight Tehran

Day 3: Tehran- Ahwaz
Visit North of Tehran, Saadabad Complex, Tajrish bazaar and Holy shrine, continue to airport visit Azadi Tower flight to Ahwaz .

Overnight Ahvaz/Shushtar

Day 4: Shusha-Shushtar
Ride to Shush (UWH) visit Apadana Mound, Daniel Grave and Haft Tappe which is an archaeological site and Chogha Zanbil/Ziggurat (UWH), city of Shushtar (UWH) with Qajar Water Mills

Overnight Shushtar/Ahwaz

Day 5: Ahwaz- Shiraz
Ride to Shiraz, via Bishapur with ruins of Sassanid Town and Reliefs in Tang E Chowgan, arrive in Shiraz and stay in Hotel.

Overnight Shiraz

Day6: Shiraz

Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit Nasir Almolk Mosque, Vakil complex . Eram

Garden. Afternoon visit Hafez & Saadi Tomb,

Overnight Shiraz

Day 7: Shiraz- Persepolis

Ride to Pasargadae, Persepolis and Necropolis (Naqsh e Rostam) and unearth the ruins of

Persepolis as a world heritage. Pasargadae (UWH) the tomb of Cyrus The Great.

Overnight Shiraz

Day 8: Shiraz- Kerman
Kerman full day drive to Kerman via Estahban; visit Sassanid Palace on the way in Sarvestan

Overnight Mahan

Day 9: Mahan-Rayen-Arge Bam
Morning excursion in Mahan visiting  Shah Nematollah Vali and former royal Shazdeh Garden after the visit of ruined fortress in Rayen, Continue to Bam, Visit Arge Bam

Overnight Mahan

Day 10: Kerman-Yazd
Morning visit Ganjali Khan Complex in Kerman, drive to Yazd trough Fahraj village, and visit Jame Mosque there.

Overnight Yazd

Day 11: Yazd-Isfahan
In the morning drive to Mehriz, visit Pahlanpour Garden(UWH), drive back to Yazd, visit Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the flames have been burning for hundreds of years and the Dowlatabad Garden(UWH), leaving Yazd to Isfahan in the afternoon.

Overnight Isfahan

Day 12: Isfahan
Full day city tour in Isfahan, visit Naghshe Jahan Square (UWH), includes Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Ali Qapou Palace and walk through Gheysarieh Bazaar.Jame Mosque (UWH) Also visit Chehel Sotun Palace (UWH). At night Stroll among the significant old bridges across the ZayandehRoud River.

Overnight Isfahan

Day 13: Isfahan-Kashan-Tehran
Ride to Kashan, en route visit Natanz’s Jame Mosque and Ceramic Workshop and Archeological museum,Continue to Kashan visit Fin Garden(UWH) and Tabataie’s House. Continue to Tehran

Overnight Tehran/Qom

Day 14: Qazvin-Zanjan
Ride to Qazvin, In Qazvin visit Chehel Sotun Palace and Imam Zadeh Hosein Shrine. Ride to Zanjan En route visit Soltanieh Dome (UWH). In Zanjan visit Archiological Museum and if there is enough time visit Seyed Ebrahim Monument.

Overnight Zanjan

Day 15: Zanjan-Ardabil
Ride to Ardabil via Khalkhal Road. In Ardabil visit the Tomb of Sheikh Safi (UWH) and the Museum of Anthropology. Free time in the evening.

Overnight Ardabil/Sarein

Day 16: Ardabil-Tabriz

Ride to tabriz via Khajeh coloured hills and Meshkin Shahr. Visit Tabriz Bazaar (UWH) and Ali Shah Arg remained from 14th century. Go to El Goli Park.

Overnight Tabriz

Day 17: Tabriz-Jolfa
Full day excursion. Ride to Jolfa, enjoy the landscapes, and in Jolfa visit the St.Stefanos Church (UWH). Continue to Qareh Kelisa visit Taddaus Church (UWH). Back to Tabriz

Overnight Tabriz

Day 18: Tabriz-Anzali
Morning visit Blue Mosque, Ride Bandar Anzali.

Overnight Anzali/Rasht Ecolodge House

Day 19: Anzali-Tehran
Visit Fish Market and the lagoon in B.Anzali. Ride Tehran via Museum of rural House of Gilan.

Overnight Tehran/Departure

Day 20: Departure
Free at leisure/ Fly back home

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