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Standard Cancellation Policy for Groups:
If you cancel 60 days or more before the start of the tour: No cancellation fee.
If you cancel 59 to 30 days before the start of the tour: 20% cancellation fee.
If you have paid for your tour in full, we will issue a refund of 80%. If you paid only a deposit, we will refund only the amount paid in excess of 20% of the tour price.
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Standard Cancellation Policy for Amendments/ Refunds:
7 Days Prior to Arrival Date 100% of Reservation cost.
8-14 Days Prior to Arrival Date 50% of Reservation cost.
15-29 Days Prior to Arrival Date 25% of Reservation Cost.
30 or More Days Prior to Arrival Date 10% of reservation cost.
A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including: We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. The glory and perfection in design of this building will surpass all your expectations of beauty. It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of pre-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Tabiat Bridge (Abo Atash Park)
After lunch we will visit Carpet Museum, Carpet-weaving has been around since the advent of early features of urban civilization and is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Iranian culture and art. Carpet Museum exhibits a variety of fine Persian carpets, kilims and sophisticated carpet designs from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present. In addition to its attractive carpet and rug galleries, the museum building has a beautiful architecture and facade resembling a carpet-weaving loom, and then we will visit Azadi Tower. At night we will drive to the tallest tower in Iran and 17th-tallest freestanding structure in the world, Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower standing at 435 meters from base to the tip of the antenna. This landmark accommodates a variety of sections and parts on each floor ranging from a cafeteria, a public art gallery, a library to a five-star hotel.
Day 2: Tehran
We will start our day with The Niavaran Palace that is a historical complex which consists of several impressive buildings and monuments began being constructed by Qajar dynasty.
There are numerous fabulous rooms and halls built different purposes through which visitors can roam and appreciate the design, architecture and decoration. Visiting Saad Abad Palace is a great way to become more familiar with various historical, cultural and artistic aspects of Iran. At the foot of the Alborz ranges, north of Tehran, lays Sa’ad Abad Palace. The glorious structure was first erected as summer residence of Qajar kings and now is turned into a majestic museum to represent the finest works of art from Iranian and non-Iranian artists to a large number of visitors. There we visit Darband Mountainside where most Iranians spend their leisure time in the nature to enjoy spectacular sceneries and great food in its restaurants in the mountain. It is a fabulous choice to breathe some fresh air and be away from the air-pollution of the mega city. Then we will visit Tajrish Bazaar one of the oldest areas of Tehran. This center of commerce is decorated with well-designed arches. The bazaar has many passage ways leading to different sections where you can purchase a variety of goods and products.
Day 3: Tehran-Kashan (245 Km Drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to Kashan for visiting Fin Garden (WHS) a lush garden renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden. In the garden you can enjoy a delightful atmosphere as water from a natural spring flows through a series of turquoise-colored pools and fountains. Then we will visit Aqa Bozorg Mosque & Tabatabaei TraditionalHouses, Tabatabaei Traditional house is a perfect place to gain an insight as to how great taste of art and exquisite workmanship can come together to build a splendid house about 2 centuries ago.
Day 4: Kashan-Matin Abad-Isfahan (270 Km Drive)
On the way to Isfahan we will stop in Matin Abad. Arrival in Isfahan and will visit two famous stone bridges Siyosepol which literally means 33 arches is a bridge highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavidbridge design. It is the longest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River connecting east of Isfahan to its west. then visit another well-known bridge over Zayandeh Rood River called Khaju and next to see the oldest bridge on Zayandeh Rood River. The Zayandeh Rood River can be considered as a contributing factor to the growth of the population and the economy of the city; it helped established Isfahan as an influential center, and gave a green landscape to Isfahan, a city in the middle of a desert.
Day 5: Isfahan
Get ready to visit half of the world; Isfahan was once the capital of Persia and one of the largest cities in the world. Even today, the city retains much of its past glory. This hub of creativity was rightly granted the title “Half-of-the-World” due to its flourishing commerce and a great variety of astonishing arts ranging from poetry and handicrafts to unique architectural styles. We begin our journey through Isfahan by visiting Chehel-Sotun Palace.
This architectural masterpiece is a pavilion in the midst of a park at the far end of a long pool which is a typical design of all Persian Gardens. The palace has been constructed for the King’s entertainment and receptions during Safavid-era. Chehel Sotun Palace literally means “Forty Columns” which was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the water of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. The most startling feature of the pavilion is the brilliant interior design and paintings which includes fabulous roofs, old tile-covered floors, and painted walls featuring scenes of battles and celebrations hold by the king. Chehel-Sotun Palace is not just an old building; it tells us about history and each and every crack on the walls or the floors holds a story of the past. We will continue our tour to Meidane Emam (Naghsh-e-Jahan) (WHS) Square which is an oblong-shaped square built in Safavid era. The square with its lively atmosphere has always been a perennial tourist attraction; it is bordered on all sides by aesthetically remarkable monumental buildings linked by a series of two-storied arcades of shops. The monuments surrounding the square are named Shah Mosque, The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu next we visit Imam Mosque (Panoramic view), situated on the south side of the Shah square. The mosque was built during Safavid period by the order of the first Shah Abbas of Persia. The undeniable beauty and Sophistication in design of the mosque do mirror ages and years of experience in constructing mosques by Iranians. All parts of the mosque have been woven together in great harmony to present a seamless, matchless whole. Religious concepts along with traditional symbols are all fully tangible in the design of the structure. The dome of the mosque standing on top with tall Minarets soaring into the sky, seem to invite every passerby in to worship and pray the Lord.
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Panoramic view), standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, is considered as one of the marvels of Persian architecture. Every element of the building is a true embodiment of elegance; it enchants every viewer by its dome changing color from dawn to dusk. There is an underground corridor offering a passage from the building to Ali-Qapu palace which is going to be the next piece of history to visit. The Pavilion of Ali-Qapu, is a grand palace located on the western side of the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, opposite of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque. The building was named Ali-Qapu which means “great gate” in as much as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid palaces which stretched from the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square to the Chahar Bagh Boulevard. The structures was a symbol of the government’s power and was originally used as a place to hold important political negotiations. Ali-Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings; they abound with floral, animal and bird motifs. The building is also embellished with mirrors, arcs and magnificent colorful tiles, in the next we will have a free time for visiting Grand Bazaar. We then should not miss Vank Cathedral (Jolfa-Armenian Quarter) which is one of the most celebrated examples of the colorful architecture to mirror Christians’ religious and spiritual concept.
Day 6: Isfahan-Shiraz (480 Km Drive)
We will start the seventh day by having an existing excursion to the history of ancient Persia by visiting Persepolis (WHS), a complex accommodating a cluster of palaces. Afterwards we will visit Naghsh-e Rostam which is an ancient Necropolis, a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. Here you can see a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff, from the Sassanid periods. We will continue to have the privilege by visiting Pasargadae (WHS), where Cyrus the Great is resting for centuries. These ruins are among the only remains reflecting the glory of ancient Persian Empire. We continue to Shiraz.
Day 7: Shiraz
In the morning, you will open your eyes to a majestic city; Shiraz, the home to numerous internationally-recognized Poets and Rose is waiting to welcome you right outside your hotel room. After being served with a tasteful and delicious breakfast, your exiting tour will begin; we will visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, a master piece of innovation and creation. Sun rays will paint the floor and the columns with various and vibrant colors by passing through the colorful window glasses.
The next is Orange garden Narenjestan-e – Qavam the Narenjestan is composed as a walled rectangular garden with a pavilion at its northernmost edge. This pavilion is the biruni of a larger residential complex, with the function of receiving guests and serving as a place for reception and celebration, Eram Garden (UNESCO sight) The abundance 100 kind of beautiful flowers, refreshing air, aromatic myrtles and towering cypress trees, including a tree dating back to 3,000 years (Sarv-e naz) have made Eram Garden a major tourist destination, especially during the spring and summer, Afterwards, you will be taken to see Karim Khan Citadel and Khan School a well-built fort, and a most see monument. Then we move on to enjoy the fabulous architecture of Vakil Mosque and admire the beauty of carpets, rugs, and woven handicrafts found in Vakil Bazaar, then we get to Moshir Saray a traditional Bazaar, the next step we will call it a day by Hafez Tomb, one of the most prominent poets of Iran. We drive through Quran Gate which was the entrance gate of the city.
Day 8: Departure
Iran is a kind of place that you cannot get enough of it and to appreciate its beauty thoroughly in such few days is not possible. Therefore, until next time we will have the honor to host you here in Iran take care and enjoy your flight.
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