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Iran Trailblazer Tour

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Iran Trailblazer Tour

20 day active classic tour

2,000.00

Take a journey like no other. This is your chance to see the classical sights, and also explore a different side of our beautiful Iran – walk through buzzing city streets, discover ancient heritage and explore local lifestyle, thats what we designed to you on Iran trailblazer tour.

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DAY 1: TEHRAN

Flight to Tehran, arrive and check in, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Enghelab 4 star Hotel

DAY 2: TEHRAN

Arrival and transfer to hotel. Full day city tour of capital – Visiting Iran Bastan museum (Archeological museum): Object from prehistoric period to Sassanian VIIIth C. the potteries, cylinders, bone or stone made objects. Carpet museum: built in 1978, this museum gathered the carpets from Golestan & Saad’abad palaces…presenting both city and nomadic carpets from XVI th to XX th century. Crown Jewelry museum: a vast collection of jewelry with inestimable value. Ceramic museum: once occupied by Qajar dynasty, Sa’d Abâd was once again rebuilt and put to use by Pahlavi during the period of 1920 to 1976… Visiting Green palace (Kakh-e Sabz), and white palace (Kakh-e Mêlât).

Enghelab 4 star Hotel

DAY 3: EXCURSION TO POLUUR VILLAGE / TEHRAN

Full day Excursion program – Departure at 06:00 to Pollour village (60 km., but 2 hours route), then to dam of Latyan. Then to head for Gousfandsara(walking program on the foot of the Damavand mountain. We will continue our road to Reyneh village and it’s thermal springs. Visiting of village. Return to Tehran around 20:00.

Enghelab 4 star Hotel

DAY 4: ALAMUT / QAZVIN

Departure to Qazvin for about 250 km ride, (was Persian capital from 1524-76). The region’s greatest attraction is the fabled ruin of Alamut Castle, Hassan-e Sabbah’s famous fortress site. The site is a dramatic crag rising abruptly above the pleasant, unpretentious little cherry-growing village of Gazor Khan. Return to Qazvin for visiting; Jameh Mosque, built in 1115, but extensively remodeled in the early 17th century, and has huge iwans and a fine marble mihrab…

Qazvin Iranian hotel 4 star

DAY 5: ZANJAN / TAKAB

Departure to Takab, on the way visit: Soltanyeh (Town of the Sultan’s), was purpose-built by the Ilkhanid Mongols as their Persian capital from 1302. But less than a century later in 1384 it was largely destroyed by Tamerlane. Fortunately three fine monuments survived, one of them is the magnificent Oljaito Mausoleum. Then to Zanjan city, and to visit: Rakhtshor-khaneh: built in 1926 but looking considerably older, the unique, unmarked Rakhtshor-khaneh is a dome-and-column subterranean hall whose water channels were originally constructed as a public laundry-place.
And then to Takab city.

Ranji 2 star hotel

DAY 6: EXCURSION TO TAKHT-E SOLEYMAN

Full day visit of Takht-e Soleyman: Sitting in a high, lonely bowl of mountains ringed by 1500-year-old fortress walls, this Unesco World Heritage site in one of the most memorable sights of western Iran. In the 3rd century AD the state religion of Sassanian Persia was Zoroastrianism and Takht-Soleyman (then called Azargoshasb) was its spiritual centre.

Ranji 2 star Hotel

DAY 7: TAKAB / BISOTOUN / KERMANSHAH(400 km.)

Drive to Kermanshah; on the way visiting: Bisotoun, the cliffs are inscribed with a series of world-famous bas-relief carving dating from 521 BC. They were awarded UNESCO recognition in 2006. The key feature is a well-preserved Darius the great receiving chained supplicants while a Farvahar (winged Zoroastrian angel denoting purity) hovers overhead. Arrival in Kermanshah and visiting of Taq-e Bostan: a towering cliff inscribed with some extraordinary Sassanian bas-reliefs. They are set in and around a pair of carved alcoves, Coronation of Khosrow II (AD 590-628) – Kings Shapour II and Shapour III twiddling their sword handles on their heads, King Ardashir II (r AD 379-383) trampling on the defeated Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate…

Jamshid 4 star hotel

DAY 8: SUSA / CHOQA ZANBIL / AHWAZ

Departure to Ahwaz; on the way visit: Susa: an important Elamite city from about the middle of the 3rd millennium BC, Susa was burnt around 640 BC by the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, but regained prominence in 521 BC when Darius I set it up as the Achaemenid’ fortified winter capital.
• Palace of Darius the Great: That is now just a muddy rise on which a 30cm-high labyrinth of brick-and-wattle wall fragments marks the former room layout. Tomb of Daniel: As in a typical imamzadeh, Muslim pilgrims crowed the glittery interior of the tomb of Daniel, kissing the zarih grate around a green-draped grave slab. Choqa Zanbil Ziggurat: One of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, Choqa Zanbil’s magnificent brick Ziggurat is the best surviving example of Elamite architecture anywhere.

Pars 5 star Hotel

DAY 9: SHIRAZ VIA BISHABOUR

Drive to Shiraz via Bishabour, it was the grand capital of possibly the greatest of the Sassanian kings, Shapour I. Shapour and his armies defeated the Romans three times, and much of Bishabour was built by Romans taken captive after their Emperor Valerian was defeated in AD 260… visit: Palace of Shapour, Anahita’s Temple,And six large bas-reliefs commemorating, among other historical moments, Shapour’s investiture as king and his victory over Roman invaders.

Royal 4* Hotel

DAY 10: PERSEPOLIS

A.M. Full day Excursion to Persepolis, capital of achemenains (518 B.C.): This site of ruins was considered the capital of empire for 2 consecutive centuries. Visiting the entrance staircase of Persepolis; through the Gate of Nations, we have access to the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, palace of hundred columns and Apadana. 300 meters of staircases with the walk decorated by bas-reliefs representing submitted countries peoples. About 4 Km of Persepolis one of the most important achemenians and Sassanian sites in Iran. It was there, in the mountain Kuh e- Hossein that Darius the first and three of his successors have chosen for building their tombs upon it. Visiting Naqsh –e Rostam: visiting the tombs of four of the achemenian kings: Darius the 1st. , Artaxerxes the 1st., Xerxès the 1st., and Darius the 2nd.
Afternoon: Visit Hafez and Saadi mausolums: lots of Iranians consider these monuments the most important landmarks across Shiraz.

Royal 4* Hotel

DAY 11: SHIRAZ

Exploring the poetic capital of Iran – Bagh-e –Narendjestân (Narendjestân garden)“ is one of the most beautiful house of Shiraz. Situated in a garden, it was reconstructed by one of Shiraz’s aristocratic families of merchant class in 19th century. Nasir-ol Molk Mosque: mosque with 2 iwans, prayers halls with numerous coloumns and lighted by colored glasses, specification of Qâdjâr dynasty. House of Governor of Shiraz. Regent mosque (Vakil): mosque with 2 iwans, built in XVIII th century. Citadel (Arg) : fortificated citadel, brick-made, quadrangular form.

Royal 4* Hotel

DAY 12: KERMAN

Departure to Kerman. On the way visiting of: Sarvestan Palace, a Sassanian palace, built in 4th century and the Jameh Mosque of Neyriz city.

Royal 4* Hotel

DAY 11: KERMAN

Drive to Kerman to discover how people adapted their life to a desert city surrounded by mountains. Overnight in Kerman.

Pars 4* Hotel

DAY 12: KERMAN

Get acquainted with Sufism and mysticism by visiting Moshtagh Alishah tomb, uncover Iranian old style hammams in Ganjalikhan hammam of Kerman, see Kerman Jame mosque and its majestic Persia structure. In the afternoon drive to Mahan. Meet Sufis who have travelled a long way to pay homage to their Sufi master Shah Nematollah Valiin his shrine. Laze in Shahzadeh Gardens and admire a great example of Persian gardens that depicts a high contrast between a green garden and a harsh dessert at the background. Overnight in Kerman.

Pars 5* Hotel

DAY 13: EXCURSION TO MAHAN & RAYEN

Full day excursion for visiting of: Mahan city: visit of the splendid dome over the Aramgah-e Shah Nematollah Vali, the mausoleum of a well-known Sufi dervish, is one of the most recognizable images of eastern Iran. Bagh-e Shazdeh (Prince Garden), Rayen: the demise of Bam has been the rebirth of the Arg-e Rayen, an ancient adobe citadel in Rayen. Return to Kerman, for visiting, Gonbad-e Jabalye, it’s mysterious, because its age and original function remain unknown! It may have been an observatory, or it was a tomb.

Pars 5* Hotel

DAY 14: ZEINODDIN CARAVANSERAI

In the morning, we continue to tour Kerman and you’ll see: Jameh Mosque, its four lofty iwans and shimmering blue tiles date from 1349, Imam Mosque, dating from the early Islamic period, the mosque has suffered considerable damage over the years, Hamam-e Ganj Ali Khan: built in the Safavid period, it was once Kerman’s most important Hammam, now restored and transformed into a museum and finally we end the tour by leisurely visit to Grand Bazaar. Depart Kerman and drive to Zeinoddine Caravanserai.

Overnight sth at Zeinoddin Caravanserai

DAY 15: YAZD

Departure to Yazd, arrive and short rest, after, we visit: Friday Mosque : the city’s most important Islamic landmark, and one of the most beautiful mosques of Iran. Alexander’s prison: an octagonal mausoleum, built on 1036-37. 12 Imam Mausoleum (Maghbareh-ye Davazdah Emâm), built in the same period as the prison. Traditional Bazar of the city, Fire temple (Atashkadeh): built on 1934, its architecture is a combination of Iranian and European style. The interior part of the Temple withholds a sacred Fire (can be viewed from the other side of a protective glass), which is now lit for 1500 years in a row. The Towers of Silence: circular structures were used for Zoroastrian’s funeral. The corpses was always considered unholy, therefore burring them caused the soil and all the living creatures to be tainted. So they used to leave the corpses up on the heights for the carnivore birds to rip the flesh from their body… afterwards they buried the bones underground.

Daad 4 star hotel

DAY 16: TRAVEL TO ESFAHAN VIA NAEEN

Drive to Esfahan; on the way visiting of Naiin city : The ancient town has long been famous for its carpets and 10th century Jameh Mosque. This mosque has no iwan and is especially notable for its fine mihrab and innovative yet simple use of stucco decoration, which is remarkably well preserved: Mohammadyeh village. Arrive Esfahan arround 18:00. check in and rest.

Piroozi 4 star Hotel

DAY 17: ESFAHAN

Esfahân, pearl of Iran. Golden Domes with enamel covered septum’s: Esfahan, by the legends, is said to be shaped from an image of Paradise.
Exploring the city: Royal Ground, surrounded by Imam Mosque with aquatics minarets and Ali Qâpu palace with its 6 remarkable floors, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque. Friday Mosque: contains the most ancient relic of the city. It is one of the most significant mosques of both Iran and islamique art. Haroun-e Velayât Mausoleum: built in the beginning of XVI th century, with facade decorated by the magnificent enameled mosaic…
Followed by an interesting visit of Zourkhaneh, the home for Iranians traditional sport.

Piroozi 4 star Hotel

DAY 18: ESFAHAN; HALF OF THE WORLD

Continuing the visit of Esfahan, Armenian Jolfa quarter: researchers chase back the precedence of this quarter to the era of Shah Abbas the Great. Vank cathedral symbolizes implantation of Armenian churches in Iran. Exploring the brick and stone-made bridges running over and spreading throughout all Zayandeh roud, five recently built ones and six ancients: 33 Archs Bridge: 160m long, built in 1602; this magnificent bridge connects the two quarters of Chahar Bagh St. and Armenians. Khadju bridge: Built by the Shah Abbas the second in 1650; it is the most beautiful bridge of Esfahan, serving as a barrage, too. 40 columned palace’s (Tchehel Sotun):located in a beautiful garden and built by Shah Abbas the Great the 1st (1587-1629); the naming of this landmark has its own story to tell. The reason was that the shadows of the 20 standing coloumns were casted back to the viewer by the crystal clear water of the pool, making it 40 columns to count. The columns also bear the weight of beautiful wooden roof, painted and decorated by beauteous inlaying work. Leisure time for Bazaar, one of the most rich and colored in Iran.

Piroozi 4 star Hotel

DAY 19: ABYANEH / KASHAN / TEHRAN

Departure to Tehran via Abyaneh village. Lunch in Kashan, and continue to visit: Ebrahim mausoleum: founded by the Safavians, and decorated by the Qâdjârs. Sialk prehistoric hills: oasis of Kashan was residential by the end of the 6th millennium. As a proof to this statement, we can appoint to the Neolithic site of Tapeh Sialk, situated in the margin of actual city. This site was abandoned around 8th century B.C. Tapeh Sialk presents us remarkable ceramics, which allow us to trace the evolution of technique: first hand made, then by wheel and kiln. Then continue to Qom, and visiting of holly shrine of Hazrat-e Massoumeh.

Novotel 4 star Hotel

DAY 20: DEPARTURE

Arrive 08:00 AM in Tehran, transfer to the airpot for departure flight. The last day of 20 day itinerary on Iran Trailblazer Tour.

Note: Prices are valid until 15th March 2019

Traveler Rate Per Person Single Supplement
1 3300 EURO
2 2100 EURO 550 EURO
3 – 4 2000 EURO 550 EURO

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation (19 nights) with daily breakfast included in DBL/TWIN rooms
  • Authorization grant / code for visa
  • All Transfers on Air conditioned Vehicles
  • All the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Meet & assist services in Airport (Arrival and Departure)
  • All road permits, taxes, parking charges, etc
  • Daily bottled mineral water – Portages
  • All entrance fees (Mentioned in Itinerary)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • International Flight Ticket
  • Any meals (Lunch or dinner) if not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses, Travel Insurance, tips (not neccesary)