Day 1. Arrival in Tehran, you will be greeted by our representative and transfer to the hotel to take a refreshing rest. O/N Tehran.
Day 2. Visit Mashhad, Mashhad is a city where the Shiite Imam Reza was martyred and thus is an important site for Shiite Muslim Pilgrims. This huge complex is the first holy shrine in Iran. We will enjoy a full day city tour in Mashhad (Imam Reza Holy Shrine, Ferdowsi Tomb, and Nader Shah Museum). After visiting the holy shrine we will head to Tus to visit the tomb of Ferdowsi, the great epic poet of 10th AD century. Also check Harounieh the old and mysterious place. O/N Mashhad
Day 3. Neishabour Excursion, Today we have a short drive to the city called Neishabour to learn more about the rich Iranian arts and literature. En route, visit Ghadamgah shrine. Then, you will see the burial site of Hakim Omar Khayyam-e Neishabouri, a mathematician, astrologer, philosopher and poet of the 11th century. You will also visit the burial sites of Attar, a famous mystic poet of Iran, and Kamal-Al-Molk, a great modern painter. Finally, move to Turquoise mine close to this town. O/N Mashhad
Day 4. Free day, Today, you are on your own. In the afternoon, take a flight to Shiraz. O/N Shiraz
Day 5. Shiraz City Tour,Shiraz is famous for the marvelous gardens, flowers and poems. It’s also the second most important pilgrimage destination after Mashhad in Iran. It’s the place where Imam Reza’s brother Shahe-E-Cheragh is buried there. You will get amazed by visiting Nasir-Al-Molk mosque also known as the pink mosque. Then we head to 17th Karim-Khan complex including the fort, Bazar, mosque and bathroom. Later, we go to see Eram garden to be among the hundred types of beautiful flowers and trees. O/N Shiraz
Day 6. Drive to Esfahan,In the morning pay a visit to one of the most romantic places in the world which is Hafez mausoleum. Then, we should hit the road to get to Esfahan. En route, visit Persepolis and Necropolis. Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C. In ten minutes driving to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. In the evening check the magnificent bridges in Esfahan. O/N Esfahan
Day 7. Esfahan City Tour,Today is a special top day! We are going to visit some picturesque Safavid (16th) palaces of the king called Shah-Abbas and the mind-blowing mosques of Imam and Sheikh-Lotfollah all located in Naghsh-E-Jahan Square which is known as the second largest square in the world after Tiananmen in Beijing. Explore Bazar and do some shopping. Later, relax in a cozy coffee-shop to taste the real Persian coffee and chat with locals. O/N Esfahan
Day 8. Esfahan City Tour,It’s nice to get educated about the Christians’ life style in Iran and Armenian neighborhood called Jolfa. So let’s check out the alluring Vank Cathedral and then enjoy walking and drinking coffee in this neighborhood. Later, we move to 1300 years Jame Mosque which was built over 13 dynasties. See the lovely Imam-Ali Square and explore the traditional Bazar to find the local restaurant to try the special local food called Beryani. In the evening, have a short mountain trekking of Sofe Mt. to get the wonderful view of the city. O/N Esfahan
Day 9. Drive to Tehran, Today we drive back to the hustle and bustle city of Tehran. En route, we pay a visit to Fin Garden which is a sample of Persian garden built right in the heart of the desert. Finally, we have a stop in the most religious and conservative city of Iran called Qom to visit the outstanding holy shrine of Masoome. Check in the hotel in Tehran and have colorful dreams! O/N Tehran
Day 10. Depart Iran, It’s the end of your trip! You will gently be transferred to IKA and have no doubt we are going to miss you so much with all those sweet memories! Take Care!
Tehran: Tehran is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province since 1778. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran’s largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia.
Mashhad: Almost everything about Mashhad relates to its role as the holiest city in Iran, even its name (literally: burial place of the martyr). As the capital of Iran’s Khorasan province, Mashhad’s year-round cool temperatures and fascinating insights into the Shi’ite heartland have much to offer visitors.
Shiraz: Shiraz, is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. In 2009 the population of the city was 1,455,073. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Roodkhaneye Khoshk seasonal river.
Isfahan: Isfahan, historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometres south of Tehran.