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10 Day Iran Tour with Flights

Tehran - Shiraz - Yazd - Isfahan

Roundtrip international flights

4-star accommodation

Experience highlights of the ancient world

Visit the famous city of Shiraz

From $3,999 $5,499 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Iran is quite simply an extraordinary country, where visitors are welcomed with open arms by friendly people who have redefined the word ‘hospitality’.

Walk amongst the incredible architecture with breathtaking mosques, stepped hillside villages, cleverly-designed wind towers (badgirs) and impressive structures such as the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence.  The country's history is astonishingly rich, having embraced and been dominated by countless civilisations.

The Archaemedians, Alexander the Great, the Parthanians, Sassanians, Arabs, Seljuks, Mongols, Safavids and many other groups have all left their mark over the centuries.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10

Day 1

Australia Tehran

Arrival in Tehran, meet and transfer to hotel and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Asareh 4* Hotel or similar, Tehran

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Tehran Shiraz

Full day visit to some of Tehran’s major museums, including Iran’s National Museum, the Abguineh (Glass & Ceramics) Museum and also the Carpet Museum (please note: all museums are closed on Mondays).

In the evening transfer to airport for flight to Shiraz, as available, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Elizee 4* Hotel or similar, Shiraz

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3

Persepolis and Naghsh-E-Rostam

Full day excursion to Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World. See the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, and its famous bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers and gift-bearing representatives of tributary nations of the Persian Empire.

Also visit Naghsh-e-Rostam to see Ka’be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenid); plus seven magnificent Sassanian rock-reliefs (including Shapur the First’s famous victory over Roman Emperor Valerian) and Naghsh-e-Rajab, a nearby grotto with more Sassanid reliefs. Return to Shiraz and stay overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Elizee 4* Hotel or similar, Shiraz

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Shiraz

Full day city tour of Shiraz to visit some of the famous gardens of this city of “roses and nightingales”, including the Eram Garden, the tomb of Iran’s greatest lyric poet Hafez; the pink tiled 19th-century Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, the Arg-e-Karim Khan (18th-century citadel), the Madrassa Khan (Theological School), the Qajar-period Narenjestan Garden/House, and the Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz. Drive by the Holy Shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh (not open to non-Moslems and can only be seen from outside) and stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Elizee 4* Hotel or similar, Shiraz

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Isfahan

Drive to Yazd. En route visit Pasargadae, pre-dating Persepolis, the site of the simple but imposing tomb of Cyrus the Great, the Founder of the Persian Empire, and remains of his several palaces, all located in the beautiful plain of Dasht-e-Morghab. Continue on to Yazd for an overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Safaiyeh 4* Hotel or similar, Yazd

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Isfahan

Morning visits in Yazd, the centre for Iran’s small Zoroastrian community, who seeking refuge from the invading Arabs found a safe haven within its fortified walls. Visits include an active Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the fire of which has been burning for about 1500 years. Also visit the Friday Mosque (1324 A.D.) with the highest portal and minarets in Iran, with a walk through the old Fahadan quarter.

Drive to Isfahan via Na’in, a charming desert town, half way between Yazd and Isfahan, to visit the 10th century Friday Mosque, and the 17th century Pirnia House/Ethnographic Museum (closed on Mondays), with a walk through the old part of the town; continue to Isfahan for overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Piruzy 4*Hotel or similar, Isfahan

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Isfahan

Full day tour of the beautiful city of Isfahan, the 17th century capital of the Safavids, referred to as Nesf-e-Jahan (Half of the World) in Safavid sources, to visit the famous bridges of Shahrestan, Khajou & Sio-se-pol, the Armenian Quarter with several churches, including the important Cathedral of Vank. In the afternoon visit one of the world’s grandest squares: the Maidan-e-Naghsh-e-Jahan, with several sites the Ali-Qapu Palace and its enchanting music rooms and balcony overlooking the Maidan. This is where the Safavid Kings would've watched their polo games. See two of the Islamic world’s greatest mosques – the Sheikh Lotfollah and the Shah – with magnificent architecture and tilework. Finish with a visit to the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of shops displaying the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous (bazaar is closed on Fridays). Overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Piruzy 4*Hotel or similar, Isfahan

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Isfahan

Another full day of sightseeing in Isfahan to visit the magnificent Friday Mosque, with the famous Uljaitu Mihrab (Prayer Niche) of the Il-Khanid period. The Friday Mosque is considered a museum of a thousand year of Persian religious architecture and is truly one of the world’s greatest mosques. From here, drive to the Chehel Sotun Palace built by Shah Abbas II in the 17th century. Its twenty wooden columns reflected in the surface of the pool give rise to its name ‘The Palace of Forty Columns’. Final stop of the day is at the Hasht Behesht pavilion built in 1670 by Shah Solayman and known as the Pavilion of Eight Paradises or the Palace of Nightingales. This small but intricate building is set amongst tree-lined alleys, a reflecting pool and water rills. Overnight stay at hotel.

Accommodation: Piruzy 4*Hotel or similar, Isfahan

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Isfahan Tehran

Morning drive to Tehran, en-route stop over at the charming town of Natanz to visit a beautiful Islamic Complex (Friday Mosque/Monastery/Tomb of Sheikh Abdol Samad Isfahani). Continue to Kashan to visit the historical garden of Fin which was first planted during the Safavid period and kept alive with water from the nearby Sulaimanieh Spring. This beautiful garden was expanded by the Zand and Qajar monarchs, with many open pavilions added. You will also visit a fine example of a 19th century merchant residence known as Taba-Tabai House with its beautiful stucco dome and inlaid mirror work, with some of the best examples of existing “badgirs” (wind-catchers). Journey to Tehran and drive by the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Asareh 4* Hotel or similar, Tehran

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Tehran Australia

Transfer to Tehran airport for departure flight.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • International flights with Emirates Airlines (subject to availability)
  • Visa assistance
  • Airport to hotel transfers
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation on twinshare basis
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 8 breakfasts
  • Private air conditioned vans
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Tehran - Asareh 4* Hotel or similar
Shiraz - Elizee 4* Hotel or similar
Yazd - Safaiyeh 4* Hotel or similar
Isfahan - Piruzy 4*Hotel or similar


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Exclusions

  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-price voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


FEB 2019
02 nd
Saturday 02 Feb 2019  ‐  Monday 11 Feb 2019
FEB 2019
09 th
Saturday 09 Feb 2019  ‐  Monday 18 Feb 2019
FEB 2019
16 th
Saturday 16 Feb 2019  ‐  Monday 25 Feb 2019
FEB 2019
23 rd
Saturday 23 Feb 2019  ‐  Monday 04 Mar 2019
MAR 2019
02 nd
Saturday 02 Mar 2019  ‐  Monday 11 Mar 2019

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