The Blue Domes

A 12 day trip to Iran 
Visiting historical and cutural places

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Detailed Itinerary

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Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Tehran- Arrive in Tehran Airport, greetings & transfer to the hotel. O/N in Tehran.

Day 2

Tehran/ Shiraz- City tour in Tehran, visit Archaeological and Carpet Museums. In the late afternoon flight to Shiraz. Transfer to the hotel. O/N in Shiraz.

Day 3

Shiraz- Full day Excursion to former Achaemenid capital Persepolis (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), Naghsh-e Rostam Necropolis and Cyrus Tomb at Pasargade. Return to Shiraz, visit Hafez-mausoleum and illuminated Shah Cheragh sanctuary at night (from outside) and/ or Ali ebne Hamzeh Mosque with mirror tiles interior. O/N in Shiraz.

Day 4

Shiraz/ Kerman- Full day drive to Kerman via Maharlu and Bakhtegan salt lakes. En route, visit the Sassanid Palace in Sarvestan. O/N in Kerman.

Day 5

Kerman- Drive to Rayen via Mahan, in Mahan visit the Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Vali and former royal Shazdeh Garden, after visit of ruined fortress in Rayen, return to Kerman or follow some kilometers the road to Golbaf where you will see beautiful scenery of coloured mountains and return to Kerman. O/N in Kerman.

Day 6

Kerman/ Yazd- In the morning visit Ganj Ali Khan Complex with Bazaar, Caravansarai, Bath and Teahouse. In the afternoon drive to Yazd via Rafsanjan. In Yazd visit traditional Takiyeh Amir Chaqmaq arcade building and Zoroastrian Towers of Silence. O/N in Yazd.

Day 7

Yazd/ Isfahan- In the morning visit Friday Mosque and Rokn od Din Mosque, then Dowlatabad Garden with Wind Tower. In the afternoon, drive to Isfahan via Nain. In Nain visit Friday Mosque, traditional Pirnia House with Ethnological Museum and Garden. Continue to Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan.

Day 8

Isfahan- Full day city tour in Isfahan. Visit Imam Square (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage) with Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques, Ali Qapu palace. In the afternoon visit Bazaar. At night stroll among old Bridges in Isfahan. O/N in Isfahan.

Day 9

Isfahan- Full day city tour in Isfahan. Visit Chehel Sotun palace, old Friday Mosque, Armenian Christian Vank Church, former Fire Temple and stop at Mosque with Shaking Minarets. O/N in Isfahan.

Day 10

Isfahan/ Tehran- Drive to Tehran. En route visit picturesque Friday Mosque

Day 11

Tehran- Full day Excursion to very impressive Damavand mountain (5671m), return to Tehran. In case of bad weather conditions, it is optional to visit more sights in Tehran. In the evening have good-bye dinner party in a traditional restaurant. O/N Tehran

Day 12

Departure- Transfer to the International Airport for return flight.