Iran Cultural Tour and Persian Classic Tours
This tour is appropriate for passengers who have limited travel duration time and want to see the most popular touristy cities and main highlights. The package includes Tehran, Kashan, Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz. One of a few places in the world which have a rich history and culture is Iran; formerly known as Persia. A remarkable country with refined society, warmest and most welcoming people. It’s beautiful mountains, vast deserts and oasis towns will provide you an important experience during your trip.
What you will know about Iran Cultural Tours:
- Where will I see in my cultural tour in Iran?
- Where will I stay in my Iran Cultural Tour?
- Do I need a Visa for Iran?
- Should I join the group tour in Iran or Can I go Individual?
- What are popular Iran Cultural Tours in 2016?
Where will I see in my cultural tour in Iran?
Tehran is the capital of Iran, in the north of the country. You will arrive in Tehran. The city is a crowded modern city, and you will be shocked by its heavy traffic especially in rush hours, but it has spectacular museums, palaces, and gardens. Its central Golestan Palace complex, with its gorgeous rooms and marble throne, was the seat of power of the Qajar dynasty. The National Jewelry Museum holds many of the Qajar monarchs’ jewels, while the National Museum of Iran has artifacts dating back to Paleolithic times. The Milad Tower offers panoramic views over the city. In your visit to Tehran, you will have highlight tour there and enjoy the impressive architect of Palaces.
Kashan and Abyaneh
The trip continues with moving toward the sacred city of Kashan which is worth visiting especially if you book a traditional hotel and stay a night there.Your next destination, Abyaneh village is a quiet spot with fresh air and its mud bricks houses. Kashan is a city in and the capital of Kashan County, in the province of Isfahan, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 248,789, in 67,464 families.
Isfahan, historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometers south of Tehran. Isfahan, a major city in central Iran, was the beautiful capital of the Seljuq and Safavid dynasties whose legacies established Iran (formerly Persia) as the cultural heart of the eastern Islamic world regarding language (Persian), art, and architecture. The Safavid period (1502 1736) is especially decisive for shaping the city, whose beauty was so great that world travelers purportedly dubbed it “Half the World,” which, according to the proud 17th-century historian Iskandar Munshi, was because “they only describe half of Isfahan.” What can we say about Isfahan? This impressive, beautiful ancient city flourished in Safavid dynasty has a lot to see. It can be called the city of bridges and turquoise mosques.
Drive to Yazd with a short stop in Nain and Meybod. Yazd is a famous desert city with Zoroastrian-based. The city of wind towers has a unique architecture affected by desert and weather conditions. A branch of the Silk Road skirts the western and southern edges of Iran’s forbidding central desert, passing through a string of small cities — Kashan, Nain, Yazd, Kerman — on the way to India. Of these, Yazd is the largest and the most remarkable, a port of the desert from which tracks led to Mashad and on to Merv, north to Rayy and south to the Persian Gulf. Always a provincial city dependent on trade, Yazd lacks the royal monuments that lure visitors to Isfahan and Shiraz, but camels still plod through its streets. Yazd remains one of the few strongholds of the Zoroastrian faith, as well as a center of Islamic art and learning. Few Iranian cities retain so well the flavor of a civilization that has flourished for millennia in the narrow strips of irrigable land between the mountains and the desert.
To save your time it starts from Tehran and ends up in Shiraz but it can be customized based on your international flight and your arrival and departure cities. Shiraz is the sixth most populous city in Iran and the capital of Fars Province. At the 2011 census, the population of the city was 1,460,665 and its built-up area with “Shahr-e Jadid-e Sadra” was home to 1,500,644 inhabitants.
And finally, your trip concludes in Shiraz, with the highlights like Persepolis from Achaemenid Empire and the great poets’ Hafez and Saadi Tombs. In this short period and with this package you can experience historical sites, memorable picturesque scene, and gastronomic delights altogether.
In Shiraz, you will Start a beautiful morning to visit Zandieh Complex (Karim khan’s Citadel, Pars Museum, Vakil Bath, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar- the traditional bazaar of Shiraz and Moshir Caravanserai). Shiraz was a significant township in Achaemenid times and the treasure trove of Persian culture. It is the birthplace of the great Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi and is known as the city of poets, garden, nightingales, and flowers. In the afternoon we continue our tour by visiting Jahan Nama Garden, Hafez & Saadi Tomb, Quran Gate and Ali Ebne Hamze shrine.
Where will I stay in my Iran Cultural Tour?
Iran has a reasonable variety of accommodation types. Hotels here are classified based on their size and facilities. The quality of the hotels is a critical element of the visitor experience for both leisure and business. Even though in Iran the hotel’s category includes; different rate hotels but the quality of services is a little bit far from the quality standards, but it doesn’t mean that you would not have an enjoyable night.
Fortunately, the hotel industry is growing all over the world and Iran is not an exception. Guesthouses, Inns, rural houses, caravansary and traditional houses are also available, and we highly recommend that you experience staying at traditional houses at least for one night in the cities like Kashan and Yazd and believe us you will not regret being in the atmosphere of ancient Iranian houses of long ago.
Do I need a Visa for Iran?
All foreign nationals who intend to travel to Iran as a tourist must obtain a tourist visa.
Even though this type of visa is solely issued at some of the Iranian international airports for most of the foreigners (except the one from UK, USA, Canada, Colombia, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somali), but we still recommend you to do your visa process in advance and at least get the authorization number (reference number) which can be only issued by ministry of foreign affairs (MFA), then collect it at the airport or your mentioned embassy.
If you take a tour from us, then our agency service fee for a visa will be free on your tour. Sometimes the visa process directly through an embassy is frustrating and time-consuming so just put it on us, and we will do half of the course for you.
Should I join the group tour in Iran or Can I go Individual?
If you are not American, British and Canadian passport holder you can easily get the visa, book your flight and travel to Iran independently.
According to the regulation, the people from these three countries have to travel to Iran on tour and book all of their needed services through one travel agency.
You can also join a tour if you like to visit other people from other nationalities depending on our group tours availability.
What are popular Iran Cultural Tours in 2016?
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