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The lost Eden in 19 Days

Day 1

Arrival to Tehran Airport early morning, meet an assist at airport by your tour guide. Transfer to Hotel

Day 2
AM: First day of the tour. After the breakfast your guide would start the day with give a concise introduction about your travel itinerary. You are welcomed to share your question over any aspect of your travel and stay with her. Your tour would start at 8:30. however if you felt like to start your tour in evening because of any possible jet lag you are welcomed to inform your guide of your plan.
Daily full day sightseeing of Tehran as follow:

Tehran: Established as the capital of Persia just over 200 years ago, this huge, modern and heavily populated city, does not have the romance or the ancient sites which attract visitors to many other parts of Iran, but it is the place to find the country’s best museums, restaurants and shopping.

Visits:
Our tour of Tehran begins with visiting the impressive Archeological, Glass & Ceramic Museum, continues in the TEHRAN – morning tour of Carpet, Archaeological & Ethnological Museums followed by a visit to the shrine of Imam Khomeini. (BD)
In order to glean an overview of Iran’s rich history and culture, visits to three of Tehran’s museums are highly worthwhile.

Archaeological Museum

It is here where we are introduced to Iran’s long and fascinating history. The museum exhibits artifacts representing all periods in Persian antiquity, many discovered in sights visited during your tour.

Ethnological Museum

Here colorful displays help us to understand the ethnic diversity, which exists within Iranian society, by illustrating the customs and traditional dress of many of the country’s 100 tribal groups.

PM:

Jewels Museum

After lunch we visit the Crown Jewels Museum to marvel at the Peacock Throne of the Shah & his other brilliant treasures (Subject to opening rules).

Carpet Museum

Persian rugs are considered to be among the finest in the world and the art of carpet weaving is believed to be as old as Persian history itself.
This museum contains a wonderful array of pieces dating back as early as the 15th century , ranging from stately court carpets to nomadic rugs distinguished by their lively, wild, naive designs.

Dinner

Day 3
AM: Tehran/ Tabriz
A short flight to Tabriz, center of Azerbaijani culture in Iran, an oasis at the foothills of Mt. Sahand, a silent volcano! In the afternoon a visit to the Blue Mosque known for its splendid tiles. We explore the Azerbaijan Museum with its ethnographical, archaeological and historical sections. Following you will visit Arg-e-Tabriz, the 14th Century citadel. Time to stroll the 15th-century covered bazaar.
Lunch
PM: Tabriz, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 4
AM: Tabriz/ Caspian Sea
This morning, we depart to the Caspian Sea region. A stop at Ardabil will include the Mausoleum of Sheikh Safi Ardabil, one of the finest historical examples of Persian art. Then we proceed to Bandar Anzali, one of the most important Iranian ports on the Caspian Sea.
Lunch
PM: Bandar Anzali, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 5
AM: Caspian Sea/ Ramsar
Today, we depart southwards on a scenic route to the picturesque town of Masuleh, perched on a steep mountainside and surrounded by dense forest. After exploring the town, continue along the Sea to the coastal town of Ramsar.
Lunch
PM: Ramsar, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 6
AM: Ramsar / Teheran
Today is a leisurely drive across the beautiful Alborz Mountains to Teheran. Arrival in the afternoon. Teheran
Lunch
PM: Tehran, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 7
AM: Teheran / Yazd
Your day will start off with a visit to the Niavaran Palace, housed in a beautiful building then on to the Historical objects, with its fine collection, including the Pahlavi residential in last Century. Then we will have a walking tour in Tehran Main Street and parks to get to see and experience the daily life of people.
Lunch
PM: In the afternoon, a short flight will take us to Yazd, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 8
AM: Yazd
Morning tour of Yazd’s Zoroastrian heritage. With 60 , 000 of them still living around Yazd , we visit their Tower of Silence , their Fire Temple where the burning flame is said to have been burning since 470 AD. Walk the city’s old section with its mud-brick houses and wind-towers. Afternoon, depart to Kerman. On arrival, immediate transfer to Bam (3 Hrs. drive)
Lunch
PM: Rayen, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 9
AM:  Rayen/ Kerman
Today we visit Rayen. After lunch, we return to Kerman via Mahan, final home of the Sufi saint and poet Shah Nematollah Vali, a founder of a Dervish order still active in today Iran, who died in 1431. His tomb is a masterpiece of Persian architecture, nestled a midst Peaceful gardens filled with fountains.
Lunch
PM: Kerman, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 10
AM: Kerman/ Shiraz
Today, we enjoy a spectacular drive, departing Kerman to Shiraz, a land of mountains and deserts having a beautiful nature setting. We will make ample stops along its gorges, creeks, valleys, salt lakes and fig plantations. En route we visit Sar’vestan s remains of the 5th century Sassanian Palace.
Lunch
PM: Shiraz, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 11
AM: Shiraz
Today we visit Fars Museum, an octagonal pavilion built by Karim Khan and housing historic artifacts relating to the province of Fars. Continue to visit the Eram Garden, the tombs of Saadi and Hafez- two of the most famous Persian poets- , then the Mosque of Nasiro-el-Molk and Afif-Abad Garden. After lunch we continue to see the church of St. Simmon the Zealot and the shrine of the 9th century martyr Shah-Cheragh, one of the most important Shiite shrines in Iran, and finally, the traditional bazaar.
Lunch
PM: Shiraz, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 12
AM: Shiraz
Free day to relax, shop at the bazaars or exploring the old town on your own.
Lunch
PM: Dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 13
AM: Persepolis / Isfahan
Not far out of Shiraz, we visit Persepolis, ancient Parse, and the capital of Darius the Achaemenid, with its audience hall of 100 columns and relief’s showing the guards: the 10 ,000 immortals. Construction started under Darius the Great in 521 B.C its unmatched splendor still evident today, despite the ravages of foreign invaders and centuries of exposure. Then we continue to visit the monumental fire sanctuary containing the carved tomb of Darius I and three of his successors, the 8 Sassanian rock relief’s at Naghsh-e-Rostam and the 4 beliefs at Naghsh-e-Rajab. Continue to the earlier city of Cyrus the Great at Passargade and visit the simple but majestic tomb of Cyrus before returning to Shiraz for transfer to the airport for our short flight to the legendary city of Isfahan. Overnight at Isfahan.
Lunch
PM: Dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 14
AM: Isfahan
Another highlight of Iran. It claims to be the city of gardens and palaces, and was founded during the 16th century AD. Perhaps the most beautiful of all Iranian cities. The central focus of this fascinating city is the immense Royal Square, enclosed by double-storied arcades. Jewels of Safavid architectural adorn the square. Visit the mosques of Sheikh Lotfollah , with its superb faience tile-work ceiling. Then visit Imam mosques, with its Mongol influence over Persian architecture. Then visit the Palace of 40 columns to marvel at its walls , paintings , frescos and wooden ceilings. And finally visit Aliqapu Palace.
Lunch
PM: Isfahan, Dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 15
AM: Isfahan
Another day enjoying the Pearl of Persia: Isfahan. We will drive by some of its ancient stone- arched bridges from the Sassanid and the Seljuk periods. Drive to the Armenian quarter, which was set at the time of Shah Abbas as a colony for Christians. Visit 2 of its churches. Time in the afternoon to explore the bazaar and shop for carpets, copper and antiques.
Lunch

PM: Isfahan, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 16
AM: Isfahan/ Kashan
An easy drive today will take us to Kashan. This city is the epitome of everything grand from the old Persia; its mosques, caravansaries, gardens & homes. We will stop at Boroujerdi & Tabatabaie houses, then at Fin Gardens and finally at Agha Bozorg Mosque.
Lunch
PM: Kashan, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 17
AM: Kashan / Teheran
Today we drive to the Shrine of Fatima in Qom, the second most important Shiite shrine in Iran; then to the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Lunch
PM: Tehran, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 18
AM: Tehran
Carpet bazaar, Free at leisure for shopping.
Lunch
PM: Walking tour, dinner; our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 19
AM: Tehran
We leave the hotel around 3.00 am for our early flight departing Tehran.
Lunch
End of tour.

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