Iran World Heritage Sites Tour

20 Days

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 IKA, Welcome and Greetings by our Guide, Transfer to hotel. O/N in 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. Visit Tabiat Bridge O/N in Tehran.

Day 3: Tehran- Ahwaz
Morning Stroll through Great Bazaar of Tehran. Then transfer to airport for the flight to Ahvaz. stay in the hotel and take a rest. Visit the bridges across the Karun River P.M. O/N in Ahvaz.

Day 4: Ahwaz-Shusha-Shushtar
Ahvaz Drive 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, back to Ahwaz. O/N in Ahwaz.

Day 5: Ahwaz- Shiraz
Drive to Shiraz, enroute visit Bishapur with ruins of Sassanid Town and Reliefs in Tang E Chowgan, arrive in Shiraz and stay in Hotel. O/N in Shiraz.

Day6: Shiraz
After breakfast visiting Eram Garden(UWH), Nasir ol Mulk Mosque, the Tomb of Hafez and Saadi who were great Persian poets. Visiting Qoran Gate. If we have enough time it could be possible to visit Vakil Mosque and Bazaar. After that visiting the Shrine of Ali Ebn e Hamzeh and the Holy Shrine of Shah Cheragh. O/N in Shiraz.

Day 7: Shiraz- Persepolis
Early morning excursion at Persepolis (UWH), the ruins of the ancient Persian capital, the necropolis (Naq ERustam) of the Achaemenid, Pasargadae (UWH) the tomb of Cyrus The Great. Back to Shiraz.O/N in Shiraz.

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

Day 9: Kerman-Mahan-Rayen-Arge Bam-Kerman
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 ,Return to Kerman. O/N

Day 10: Kerman-Yazd
Morning visit Ganjali Khan Complex in Kerman, drive to Yazd trough Fahraj village, and visit Jame Mosque there. Stay in Yazd. O/N in 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. Enroute to Isfahan  visiting Naein’s Jame Mosque.O/N in 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. Also visit Chehel Sotun Palace (UWH). At night Stroll among the significant old bridges across the ZayandehRoud River. O/N in Isfahan.

Day 13: Isfahan-Kashan-Tehran
Start our day visiting Jame Mosque (UWH), drive 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. O/N in Tehran.

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

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

Day 16: Ardabil-Tabriz

Drive 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. O/N in Tabriz.

Day 17: Tabriz-Jolfa
Full day excursion. Drive to Jolfa, enjoy the landscapes, and in Jolfa visit the St.Stefanos Church (UWH). After that drive to Qareh Kelisa visit Taddaus Church (UWH). Drive back to Tabriz, enroute visit Marand. O/N in Tabriz.

Day 18: Tabriz-Anzali
In the morning visit Blue Mosque, drive to Bandar Anzali. O/N in B.Anzali.

Day 19: Anzali-Tehran
Visit Fish Market and the lagoon in B.Anzali. Then Drive to Tehran, enroute visit the Museum of rural House of Gilan. Continue to Tehran. O/N Tehran.

Day 20: Tehran-DEP
Free at leisure/ Transfer to airport for the flight back home.

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