Goharshad

About Goharshad

 

Itinerary 

 

Day 1 (Tehran)

Arrive at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). Meet and greet by our representative and transfer to hotel. After rest, have a half day city tour of Tehran, visiting Golestan Palace (UNESCO site) and Iran National Museum. In the late evening, go to Tabiat Bridge which is the longest pedestrian bridge in Iran. Overnight in Tehran. (Hotel)

Day 2 (Tehran)

Have a full day city tour of Tehran, visiting Carpet Museum, the main history source of carpet weaving in Iran for art lovers and researchers. After that, go to Tajrish Square in Tehran's northern Shemiranat district and visit Imamzadeh Salah which is one the famous shrines in Iran.

Continue to Sa’ad Abad Complex with 110 ha area which is located at the foothill of Tochal and Darband resorts. Beside the complex, have pleasant walking to reach Darband resort for rest in teahouses at the foothills of the Alborz Mountains. Overnight in Tehran. (Hotel)

Day 3 (Tehran- Mashhad)

After breakfast and hotel checkout, go to Mehrabad Airport to fly to Mashhad (1.5 hrs.). In the afternoon, visit Naderi Mausoleum which contains the tomb of Nader Shah, the powerful and founder of Zand Empire. After that, have pleasant walking in Kooh Sangi Park. Overnight in Mashhad. (Hotel)

Day 4 (Mashhad)

After breakfast, have a full day city tour of Mashhad, going to Razavi Shrine which is a tomb of Imam Reza, Shiite's eighth imam. It also houses Gohar Shad Mosque which was built by the order of Empress Gohar Shad. In the afternoon, drive to Torghabeh cozy village, 18 km of Mashhad. Overnight in Mashhad. (Hotel)

Day 5 (Mashhad- Yazd)

After breakfast and hotel checkout, transfer to Mashhad Airport to fly to Yazd (1.5 hrs.), the only Iran's city registered in UNESCO Heritage Site. After hotel check in and rest, visit Amir Chakhmaq Complex and Tekyeh for Imam Hussain mourning. Close to the complex, visit Saheb al-Zaman Zurkhaneh (Persian House of Strength) which is located in an ancient water reservoir.

Then, have pleasant walking in ancient area of the city and visit Jame Mosque and Ziyaeiyeh School known as Alexander Prison. Overnight in Yazd. (Hotel)

Day 6 (Yazd- Meybod- Yazd)

After Breakfast, have a full day tour of Yazd, visiting Silence Tower, the place that Zoroastrians left the dead bodies. Continue to Zoroastrian Fire Temple and visit the tallest Wind Tower of the world in Dowlat Abad Garden (UNESCO site).

After lunch, drive towards Meybod County and visit Narin Castle, Icehouse (Yakhchal) and Shah Abbasi Caravanserai which was built in Safavid era in order to promote trade and business. Return back to Yazd. Overnight in Yazd. (Hotel)

Day 7 (Yazd- Kerman)

After breakfast, drive towards Kerman (390 km) and visit Zeinoddin Caravanserai (60 km of Yazd) n route which is one of the oldest caravansaries in Iran. In Kerman, visit Ganjalikhan Complex which is an amazing place from Safavid era. Overnight in Kerman. (Hotel)

Day 8 (Kerman-Mahan- Rayen- Kerman)

After breakfast, drive towards Kerman via Rayen County (108 km) and visit Rayen Citadel which is the second largest mud-brick citadel after Bam Citadel. Continue to Mahan County (72 km of Rayen) and visit Shahzadeh Garden (NESCO site) which is one of the famous Persian gardens. Then, go to Shah Ne'matollah Vali Tomb which contains the tomb of renowned poet from 14th- century AH. Return back to Kerman and visit Jame Mosque. Overnight in Kerman. (Hotel)

Day 9 (Kerman- Shiraz)

After breakfast, drive towards Shiraz (572 km) via Jame Mosque in Neyriz County. In the late evening, visit Shah-e Cheraq Holy Shrine, which is the mausoleum of Ali Ibn-e Musa, the brother of Imam Reza (Shiite's eighth Imam). Overnight in Shiraz. (Hotel)

Day 10 (Shiraz)

A full day of city tour, visiting 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 which is located in a beautiful garden with a plenty of sour oranges trees (called naranj in Farsi language).

After that, 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 government and family seat during Zand dynasty. In the late evening, visit Hafez Mausoleum, the great beloved Iranian poet from the 14th-century. Overnight in Shiraz. (Hotel)

Day 11 (Shiraz- Marvdasht- Shiraz)

After breakfast at hotel, drive towards Marvdasht (57 km) 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, located in 10 km of Persepolis. In the evening, drive back to Shiraz and visit Eram Garden (UNESCO site) which is the most celebrated Persian Garden. After that, go to Sa'adi Mausoleum, the great Iranian poet from 13th-century. Overnight in Shiraz. (Hotel)

Day 12 (End of the Tour)

After hotel check out, transfer to Shiraz International Airport for departure flight.

 

What's Included?

  • 11 night accommodation
    Daily refreshments
    Air conditioned transport
    Professional tour guide and driver
    Entrance fees
    Iran visa
    Iran medical Insurance
    All cost of the guide and driver (insurance, food, accommodation, fuel, parking charge, toll, etc.

 

Tour Availability

This tour is not suitable in summer as the weather in Yazd and Kerman is very dry and hot.

*** This tour can be extended to other cities of Iran according to your request.

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