Discover Iran – Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Persopolis – 11days

£1,395.00

Date: 11-21.10.2018

Start time: 10:00pm

Join us to discover the ruins of ancient temples and palaces, mind-boggling mosques and churches, busy bazaars and soulful Persian Gardens. Thousands of years of history, rise and fall of great empires and the creative genius of ambitious artists have bestowed Persia with some of the greatest monuments ever built in the world. 

Highlights:

  • Feel the glory of Achaemenid Empire in Persepolis and Pasargadae
  • Experience local lifestyle with amazing bazaars in Teheran, Isfahan and Shiraz
  • Learn about contemporary history of Tehran
  • Discover exotic East while walking in Old Town of Yazd
  • Getting bewitched by the colorful Nasir al-Mulk Mosque known as the Pink Mosque in Shiraz

Important: the Early Bird price is available until the end of March.

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Start

2018-10-11 10:00pm

End

2018-10-21 10:00am

Meeting point

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran Province, Robat Karim

Description

Join us to discover the ruins of ancient temples and palaces, mind-boggling mosques and churches, busy bazaars and soulful Persian Gardens. Thousands of years of history, rise and fall of great empires and the creative genius of ambitious artists have bestowed Persia with some of the greatest monuments ever built in the world. 

Highlights:

Feel the glory of Achaemenid Empire in Persepolis and Pasargadae

Experience local lifestyle with amazing bazaars in Teheran, Isfahan and Shiraz

Learn about contemporary history of Tehran

Discover exotic East while walking in Old Town of Yazd

Getting bewitched by the colorful Nasir al-Mulk Mosque known as the Pink Mosque in Shiraz

Itinerary (subject to change): 

Day 1 – Arrive Tehran

Day 2 – Tehran

After breakfast at the hotel, you will start your city tour of Tehran, which will include a visit to the National Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Golestan Palace and Tehran’s Old Bazaar. In the afternoon, you will visit the 270m long Nature Bridge, which connects two of Tehran’s public parks. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 3 – Tehran / Kashan / Isfahan

After breakfast, you will be driving to Isfahan, Iran’s most aesthetically pleasing city. On the way, you will stop in Kashan, where you will visit historical houses, Agha Bozorg Mosque, and the beautiful Fin Garden. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 4 – Isfahan

After breakfast, the city tour of Isfahan will start. During this tour you will visit the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, also known as Imam Square, which was constructed during the late 1500’s and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, you will visit Ali Qapu Palace, Sheik Lotfollah Mosque, and Chehel Sotoun. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 5 – Isfahan 

This morning you will visit the very impressive and beautifully decorated, Jameh Mosque, another UNESCO site and one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran. From here, you will visit the Vank Cathedral, and in the afternoon, enjoy walking over Isfahan’s famous bridges, Si-o-se Pol and Pol-e Khaju. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 6 – Isfahan / Yazd

After breakfast at the hotel in Isfahan, you will begin the journey to Yazd. Upon arrival, you will get checked-in to your hotel and then visit the Wind Towers, or Windcatchers as they are also known, as well as the old part of the city. Overnight in Yazd.

Day 7 – Yazd / Shiraz

After breakfast, visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, the Amir Chakhmaq Complex, the Prison of Alexander and the Tomb of the 12 Imams. You will then be driven to Shiraz to check-in to your new hotel. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 8 – Shiraz

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have a city tour of Shiraz, which will include visits to Karim Khan Fortress, a huge fortress built during the Zand period, the Nasir Ol Molk Mosque, also known as the ‘Pink Mosque’, the resting places of the great poets Saadieh & Hafezieh, and the beautiful Narenjestan Garden. Overnight in Shiraz.

Day 9 – Shiraz / Persepolis / Shiraz

Today you will be visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Persepolis. Persepolis, or ‘The Persian City’, was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire and the structures you will see here date back to 515 BC. From here, travel 12km north to the even older site of Naqsh-e Rustam, where ancient rock engravings date back to 1000 BC. Overnight in Shiraz.

10 – Shiraz / Tehran

After breakfast, catch the morning flight back to Tehran to visit the Sa’dabad Complex and explore the markets of Tajrish Square. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 11 – Depart Tehran

Price: £1395 Early Bird (£1495 from April)

What`s included:

Meet and assist upon arrival and departure

Transportation by modern A/C private bus

English speaking guide during the tour

10 nights’ Accommodation in 4* hotel (3 night in Tehran, 3 nights in Isfahan, 1 night in Yazd and 3 nights in Shiraz) with daily breakfast

Full day city tour of TEHRAN

Full day city tour of ISFAHAN

Half day city tour of YAZD

Full day city tour of SHIRAZ

excursion to PERSEPOLIS, NAGHSH-I-ROSTAM

What`s excluded:

Flight ticket

Any personal expenses

Lunches, dinners or other meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Tips for the driver, guide, etc

Recommended flights*: 
11th October 2018, Turkish Airlines, TK1964, TK898, 11:50 – 22:45, LGW London Gatwick – IKA Tehran Imam Khomeini (with change in SAW Istanbul Sabiha)

21st October 2018, Turkish Airlines TK879, TK1997, 06:30 – 16:00, IKA Tehran Imam Khomeini – LGW London Gatwick (with change in IST Istanbul Ataturk)

You are welcome to book different flights, however, in this case, separate airport transfer will need to be arranged (which may cost an extra fee).

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on admin@curiouskatsadventures.com  once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the flights before purchasing them. 

Price structure:

Please pay the deposit today. This will reserve your spot.

You can pay the remainder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip. To make the second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘remainder’ option from the list and make the payment.

DISCLAIMER and T&Cs:

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INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance so please make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and the activities you will be participating in.  In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance, you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research – help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.

Cancellations:

Please note that, unless the trip is canceled, the payments are non-refundable, as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section

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