Day 1 July 7th arrival at IKA: Transfer to Parastoo hotel
Day 2 July 8th Tehran – (half day tour1) in the morning, walk through centuries of civilization starting from prehistoric era to the more recent post Islamic period in the Iran Archeological museum. Visit the Iranian treasury; items from years of monarchy at Jewelry Museum, alternatively gaze at the original art of Persian carpets in the Carpet museum. Walk through the busiest bazaar in Iran; Tehran grand bazaar. (Stay at Parastoo hotel)
Day 3 July 9th Shiraz - Fly to Shiraz in the morning – transfer to the hotel – in the afternoon, (half day tour 2) visit the tomb of the most inspiring Persian poet of all time, Hafez Shirazi. Walk through the garden and step up the flight of stairs to see the wonderful canopy over the grave. Get amazed at the wonderful architecture with mystic interpretations and recite some poems of Hafez in the divine atmosphere. Then visit Saadi Mausoleum. Enjoy the atmospheric teahouse and eat thirst-quenching Shirazi dessert Faloodeh. Later in the evening, Visit one of the holiest Shiite Shrines and get amazed at the dome and the interior glasswork, which becomes particularly shiny and twinkling at nights. (Stay at Niayesh hotel)
Day 4 July 10th Shiraz – having got acquainted with the city, take your time to visit numerous sights (most within proximity of the hotel) such as Vakil complex and bazaar, Nasir almolk mosque, Ghavam Orangery, Eram Garden (Stay at Niayesh hotel)
Day 5 July 11th Shiraz – (half day tour 3) Early in the morning, get ready to see the most grandeur remaining structure of Achaemenian Empire. Stop at the city’s northern entrance to see the famous Quran Gate en route to Persepolis, and then drive some 45 km towards Persepolis.
After spending some hours in spectacular palaces of the 2500 year-old Persepolis, drive a few kilometers further to Necropolis (Naghsh e Rostam) where you can see the tomb chambers of Achaemenian Emperors dug into the mountain and the carvings of the Sassanid’s dynasty depicting their victories over Romans as well as a 5000 year old Ilomite carving. (Stay at Niayesh hotel)
Day 6 July 12th Yazd - Early in the morning, get on the bus to Yazd. Transfer to the hotel– (half day tour 4) In the afternoon, visit Amir Chakhmagh complex and the water museum of Yazd. Later, visit the Masjed Jame of Yazd which has some unique and splendid features. Visit Yazd wind towers, a sort of air-conditioning system well fit for the desert. (Stay at orient hotel)
Day 7 July 13th Yazd – Having got acquitted with the city, Visit the most important and still working Zoroastrian fire temple. Later go to visit silence tower of Zoroastrians a few kilometers in the city suburbs where the special burial ceremony was performed by Zoroastrians. Afternoon is at leisure. (Stay at orient hotel)
Day 8 July 14th Isfahan -Early in the morning, get on the bus to Yazd. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon is at leisure. In the afternoon enjoy the world famous bridges of Isfahan particularly Si-o-se-pol and Khajoo. Sit beside the river and sip some tea. (Stay at Safir hotel)
Day 9 July 15th Isfahan – (half day tour 5) In the morning, visit Isfahan’s famous Imam or the Royal Square which is a registered world heritage. The amazing Alighapoo, the picturesque Imam mosque with unique tile work and the azurous Sheikh lotf alllah will take you to Safavid era, and make you motionless gazing at the beauties of Islamic architecture. At the corner of the square you can enter the Qeysariye bazaar and do some window shopping, looking at a variety of handicrafts. Afternoon is at leisure. (Stay at Safir hotel)
Day 10 July 16th Isfahan - (half day tour 6) In the morning visit the Armenian quarter called Jolfa where a large number of Christians have settled for years, then go to gaze at their marvelous Vank Church which reminds you of old churches in Europe. Later, visit another masterpiece of Safavid art, Chehel Sotoon palace with eye-catching miniature paintings and then move on to visit a unique shaking structure in the world, Menar Jonban or shaking minarets – Take the bus to Hamedan – Transfer to the hotel - (Stay at Arian hotel)
Day 11 July 17th Hamadan – (Half day tour 7) In the morning visit Avicenna Tomb and drive to see the Alisadr cave, one of the longest water cave in the world. Afternoon is at leisure. (Stay at Arian hotel)
Day 12 July 18th Qazvin – Take the bus to Qazvin – Transfer to the hotel – (half day tour 8) Drive to visit grandeur Alamut Castle (stay at Marmar hotel)
Day 13 July 19th Masoule - Take the bus to Rasht and then to Masoule Enjoy the beautiful roads toward Masouleh, Gaze at the beauties of the village with stair-like houses, and trek through the mountainous jungles. (stay at Mehran hotel)
Day 14 July 20th Tehran – Take bus back to Tehran through the beautiful twisty roads of North.
Stay Overnight at Parastoo Hotel.
Day 15 July 21th Transfer to the airport in the morning - Fly home