Northwest of Persia

A 16 day trip to Iran 
Visiting historical and cultural 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/ Hamedan- In the morning drive to Hamedan via Saveh. In Saveh visit Friday Mosque & Minaret. Continue to Hamedan. In Hamadan visit Alavian Dome, the Tomb of Aveccina, Lion Stone, Ganj Nameh, Abbasabad Hill near Mardom Park. O/N in Hamadan.

Day 3

Hamedan/ Kermanshah- In the morning visit the Tomb of Esther & Mordkhai, drive to Kermanshah via Kangavar. In Kangavar visit Anahita Temple, continue to Kermanshah, and visit Bisuton, Taq-e Bostan & Bazaar. O/N in Kermanshah.

Day 4

Kermanshah- Excursion to Qasr-e Shirin via Islamabad & Sar-e Pol-e Zohab. In Islamabad visit Tag-e Garra, in Sar-e Pol-e Zahab visit Annubanini Bas-relief. Visit Chahar Ghapou Fire Temple & Khosrow Palace in Qasr-e Shirin. In return to Kermanshah visit Dokkan-e Dawud. O/N in Kermanshah.

Day 5

Kermanshah/ Takab- After visit of Takiyeh Moaven ol Molk drive to Takab via Sanandaj & Bijar. In Sanandaj visit Friday Mosque. Continue to Takab. O/N in Takab.

Day 6

Takab/ Zanjan- Drive to Zanjan, en route visit Takhte- Soleiman fire temple and Zendan-e Soleiman hill, colorful mountainous area of Dandy / Kapaz. Continue to Zanjan, visit Bazaar. O/N in Zanjan.

Day 7

Zanjan/ Tabriz- Visit Soltanieh Dome & Cataleh Khor Cave then drives to Tabriz via Mianeh. O/N in Tabriz.

Day 8

Tabriz- Excursion to Kandovan Village & Dam in Orumieh Lake. Return to Tabriz. O/N in Tabriz.

Day 9

Tabriz/ Orumieh- Drive to Orumieh, en route visit Tombs from Seljuq and Mangol period in Maragheh, Fakhregah Rock Grave and Hasanlu Hill. In Orumieh visit Friday Mosque & Orumieh Museum, if time permits. O/N in Uromieh.

Day 10

Orumieh/ Tabriz- In Orumieh visit Maryam Church. Drive to Qareh Kelisa, en route stop at Salmas Sasanid Rock Relief, in Khoy visit old Town Gate, after visit of Qareh Kelisa drive to Tabriz, en route visit Urartian Fortress of Bastam. O/N in Tabriz.

Day 11

Tabriz/ Ardebil- In the morning visit Blue Mosque, Arg Mosque, El Goli Park. Then drive to Ardebil via Khajeh coloured hills and Meshkin Shahr. O/N in Ardebil.

Day 12

Ardebil/ Anzali- orning visit the Tomb of Sheikh Safi. Drive to Bandar Anzali via Khalkhal & Asalem. At Anzali visit Fish market & Boating on the lagoon. O/N in B. Anzali.

Day 13

Anzali/ Qazvin- Drive to Masuleh & visit this beautiful village. Then drive to Qazvin, in Qazvin visit Imamzadeh Hossein, Chehel Sotun & Bazaar, if time permits. O/N in Qazvin.

Day 14

Qazvin/ Tehran- With a minibus drive to Alamut and visit there, then pick nick at Iwan Lake. Drive to Tehran. O/N in Tehran.

Day 15

Tehran- Full day city tour in Tehran; visit Ethnological Museum, Shamsol Emareh & Marmar Palace in Golestan Complex, Glass & Ceramic Museum and Carpet Museum. Having good bye dinner party in a traditional restaurant. O/N in Tehran.

Day 16

Departure Transfer to the International Airport for return flight.