From Austria to Persia

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From Austria to Persia

Do not miss out on the direct flight connecting the rich classical music of the Europe to the rich historical land of Asia.

Overview

Rekindle in the monarchy era of ancient Iran in dreamlike palaces in Tehran. Soak up royal and Islamic architecture in a blink in a single square in Esfahan. Taste the most exotic cuisine and touch the most welcoming hearts in Iran.   Get mesmerized by the glory of Persian culture and history in Persepolis. Get a breath of fresh air in cozy gardens and let Iranian poetry fascinate you in Shiraz. Plunge into Yazd, the living museum of Iran and unwind in the most tranquil traditional houses.

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Esfahan

  • Naghshe Jahan square- the kingdom of wonders
  • mesmerizing royal mosque
  • intriguing sheikh Lotfollah mosque
  • cobbled street s of Jolfa- Armenian restrict
  • dazzling Vank church
  • traditional bazaar
  • picturesque Chehel Sotoun pavilion
  • breathtaking Jame mosque
  • the fine bridges dating back to Savafid dynasty

Varzaneh

  • Desert roaming
  • A thrilling taste of Local cuisine

Yazd

  • Silk weaving workshops
  • Marvelous Friday mosque
  • Zoroastrian temple, the haven for the agents of ritual purity
  • Mysterious tower of silence

Shiraz

  • Pasargad-ancient capital of Achaemenid Empire
  • Naghsh-e-rostam rock reliefs
  • Naghsh-e-rajab rock reliefs
  • Persepolis- the glamorous thrown of Jamshid
  • Incredible Vakil bath, bazaar and mosque
  • Magnificent Karimkhan citadel
  • Colorful Nasirolmolk mosque

Tehran

  • the fascinating tile work and architecture in Golestan palace
  • mythical national jewelry museum
  • mind-blowing Carpet Museum

Day 1: Isfahan

Arrival at Shahid Beheshti international airport, Isfahan. Received and transferred to hotel by Shokouh Iranian senior agent. Morning after breakfast, Capture the marvels of Safavid dynasty, all in a single square, Naghsh-e-Jahan square, the second biggest square around the world. Once used as a polo field, Naghsh-e-Jahan square is now a lively traditional bazaar. Marvel at Ali Qapu palace with its unique features and mesmerizing view of the square from the top. Soak up Islamic architecture in magnificent imam mosque on one side and small but impressive sheikh Lotfollah mosque on the other side of the square. Sip some tea and indulge yourself in an ethnic dish in a memorable place. Stroll in splendid Chehel Sotoun palace with the gardens surrounding it.

Day 2: Isfahan

Delight in the magnificent Atigh Mosque, which is considered a museum of a thousand years of Persian Islamic architecture and is truly one of the world’s greatest mosques. At noon, blend in with a local family and thrill your taste buds with this exclusive program.

Iranian Cooking Presentation:

For today’s lunch you will be presented how to cook an Iranian cuisine. Then you will have the Persian lunch you have cooked. Taste Isfahani food at the cooking class hosted by a local family.

In the afternoon, take a walk in cobbled streets of Jolfa, Armenian district and capture the allures of Vank cathedral with the breathtaking paintings on its wall and dome.  Take a walking or bike riding tour on the Zayanderood river side packed with parks. On your way, catch a glimpse of Khajoo bridge– the finest, Si-o-se pol bridge– the longest, and Shahrestan bridge– the oldest of all.

Day 3: Varzaneh- Yazd

Head off to Varzaneh and After a 2-hour drive from Isfahan, plunge into Varzaneh Desert, one of the most accessible deserts in the world. Check out the combination of wilderness and civilization sitting right next to each other. Unique to Varzaneh, are the local women’s costumes. While women in the rest of Iran wear black chadors, they wear completely white ones. Get entertained by warm locals in traditional houses. Head off to Yazd, the living museum of Iran, and check into a cozy traditional guest house. Delight in the shimmering sands of Varzaneh desert and let the greatness of the desert blow your mind. After a traditional lunch in the village, head off to Yazd, the living museum of Iran.

Day 4: Yazd

First thing in the morning, drop by at a Zoroastrian temple where a sacred fire has been kept burning for hundreds of years. Discover the mud-brick mazes and buildings staying cool in scorching hot summers with windcatchers, the very first air conditioning systems ever. Get captivated by the Tower of Silence, a structure previously used for excarnation, with a short distance from the city. Also, visit the Friday Mosque (1324 A.D.) with the highest portal and minarets in Iran, with a walk through the old Fahadan quarter. Unearth the silk weaving workshop where exquisite brocades are still made on traditional looms.

Day 5: Shiraz

Drive to Shiraz. En route,  tread in the simple but impressive site of Pasargadae, tomb of Cyrus the Great” the Founder of the Persian Empire” and remains of his several palaces. Stop by the Persepolis, the glamorous capital of ancient Persia. Treat your eyes to the dazzling rock reliefs of  Naghsh-e-Rostam. Discover Ka’be Zardosht, the center of astronomy and religion in old Iran. Arrival to Shiraz.

Day 6: Shiraz

Capture the colorful beauty of Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, where the rays of sunlight crossing through the windows fills the interior with kaleidoscopic colors. Delight in Narenjestan-e-Qavam, an elaborate mansion built in the middle of sour orange trees. This garden house dates back to Qajar dynasty and is one of the most fascinating gardens of Shiraz. Get mesmerized in the tombs of widely known Persian poets, Hafez or Sa’di. Take a tour to awe-inspiring Vakil complex. Overnight stay in Shiraz.

Day 7: Shiraz-Tehran

Early morning , Fly to Tehran. Treat your eyes to a collection of Iran’s priceless items in National Museum of Iran. Capture the greatness and dignity of Golestan palace, a royal palace dating back to Qajar dynasty. Hit upon the splendid priceless jewelry treasury of Iran and see one the most renowned gemstones and shah crowns around the world.

Day 8: Departure

Drive to Imam Khomeini international airport to catch your flight back with a handful of fond memories from the land of marvels.

Accommodation: hotels – traditional guest houses

  • Meals: all breakfasts, all lunches
  • domestic flight
  • All transfers to hotels and landmarks mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transports to cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Visa support
  • Entrance fees
  • international airfare
  • dinners
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa stamp fee
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & Portages

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