Day 1 (Tehran)
Arrive at Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA), meet and greet by Derak representative. Transfer to hotel and rest. ON/ Tehran
Day 2 (Tehran)
In the morning, visit Golestan Palace (UNESCO Site)-one of the oldest groups of Tehran's buildings. Continue to Iran National Museum and National Jewels Museum which is a collection of precious jewels. In the late evening, have pleasant walking to reach Darband resort for rest in teahouses at the foothills of the Alborz Mountains. ON/ Tehran
Day 3 (Tehran- Mashhad)
After breakfast and hotel checkout, go to Tehran Mehrabad Airport to fly Mashhad. In the afternoon, visit Naderi Mausoleum which contains the tomb of Nader Shah, the powerful founder of Zand Empire. Then, have pleasant walking in Kooh Sangi Park. O/N Mashhad
Day 4 (Mashhad-Torghabeh-Mashhad)
After breakfast, go to the beautiful mirror decorated Razavi Holy Shrine which is a tomb of Imam Reza- Shiite's eighth imam. It also houses Goharshad Mosque which was built by the order of Empress Goharshad. In the afternoon, drive to Torghabeh cozy village (18 km of Mashhad). O/N Mashhad
Day 5 (Mashhad- Yazd)
In the morning, transfer to Mashhad Shahid Hasheminejad Airport to fly to the UNESCO city of Yazd. After rest, visit the Silence Tower (Dakhme) where Zoroastrians left the death bodies. Continue to the Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the scared flame has been burning for almost 1500 years. Later have pleasant walking in ancient area of the city and visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex and Tekyeh for Imam Hussain mourning. Continue to Saheb al-Zaman Zurkhaneh (Persian House of Strength) in an ancient water reservoir. Then, visit Jame Mosque and Ziyaeiyeh School known as Alexander Prison. O/N Yazd
Day 6 (Yazd-Pasargad-Shiraz)
After breakfast, drive towards Shiraz. En route in Sa'adat Shahr County visit Pasargad and Cyrus Tomb (UNESCO Site). In the evening, go to Shah-e Cheraq Holy Shrine- the brother of Imam Reza (Shiite's eighth Imam). O/N Shiraz
Day 7 (Shiraz)
In the morning, visit Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque) which is stunning in the morning because of the dance of colors on Persian carpets. Continue to Naranjestan-e Qavam House in a beautiful garden with a plenty of sour oranges trees.
Later, visit Zand Complex (bathhouse, mosque and bazaar). Have a shopping in the bazaar and passage from Persian carpet shops to Saray-e Moshir. Then, have pleasant walking to reach Karimkhan Citadel which was the Zand government and family seat. In the late evening, visit Hafez Mausoleum, the great beloved Iranian poet from the 14th-century. O/N Shiraz
Day 8 (Shiraz- Persepolis- Necropolis-Shiraz)
After breakfast, drive towards Marvdasht and visit the UNESCO site of Persepolis- the homeland of Persians in ancient time. Continue to Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam) which is a burial place of four Achaemenid sovereigns. Drive back to Shiraz and visit Eram Garden (UNESCO site) which is the most celebrated Persian Garden. Then, go to Sa'adi Mausoleum- the great Iranian poet from 13th-century. O/N Shiraz
Day 9 (Shiraz- End of the Tour)
Hotel check out and transfer to Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport for departure flight.
ü8 night accommodation
üAir conditioned transport
üProfessional guide and driver
üIran medical Insurance
üAll cost of the guide and driver (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.)
Goharshad tour is suitable for all year round.
*** This tour can be extended to other cities of Iran according to your request.