Iran World Heritages Tour

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Every Monday

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Trip Overview
UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a particular agency on UN that was found on November 16, 1945 with the aim of establishing peace and security, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information by promoting Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. UNESCO has a broad program active in preserving World Heritage sites. For the past 40 years the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has conserved, protected and presented the Outstanding Universal Value of our shared heritage. World Heritage properties are important travel destinations that if managed properly, have great potential impact for local economic development and long-term sustainability.


  • Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

Day 1

Tehran

Arrival in Tehran, transfer to hotel. Hotel in Tehran Breakfast
Day 2

Tehran

Full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Place that is The oldest of the historic monuments in Tehran and a world heritage .It is consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls and originally built during the Safavid dynasty. Then visiting The Archaeological or national museum which is the combination of two museums, the old Archaeological Museum of Iran and the modernistic white travertine National Arts Museum with eight departments and finally Glass and Carpet Museums. Hotel in Tehran Breakfast
Day 3

Tehran - Gorgan - Gonbade kavus

Flight to Gorgan in the morning, Transfer to hotel. Drive to Agh- Ghala city to visit its famous bridge. This bridge is 74 meters in length and in both sides has refuges with 1.5 meters height and consists of four arches. The Agh- Ghala Bridge was constructed in the 9th century and repaired during the Safavid period, then drive to Gonbad Kavus to visit Qaboos Tower (Unesco world Heritage site), Jorjan Ancient City, and The Great Wall of Gorgan which is the third largest wall in the world. Hotel in Gonbade kavus Breakfast
Day 4

Gonbad Kavus - Gorgan - Sari

Drive to Sari enroute a short rest in the beautiful Nahar Khoran Park. Then Farah Abad Historical Complex ,Kalbadi House ,Vazriri Bath. Hotel in Sari Breakfast
Day 5

Sari - Kiyasar

Drive to Kiayasar for visiting Badab-e Surt natural site. They are a range of stepped travertine terrace formations that has been created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral hot springs cooled and deposited carbonate minerals on the mountainside. These springs are two distinct mineral springs with different natural characteristics. The first one contains very salty water that gathers in a small natural pool; its water is considered to have medicinal properties, especially as a cure for rheumatism and some types of skin diseases and skin conditions. The second spring has a sour taste and is predominately orange mainly due to the large iron oxide sediments at its outlet. During thousands of years the water from these two springs emanating from the mountain range have combined and resulted in a number of orange, red and yellow colored pools shaped as a naturally formed staircase. Hotel in Kiyasar Breakfast
Day 6

Kiyasar - Chalus - Kelardasht

Early in the morning drive to Sari, move toward Chalus for enjoying its Tele Cabin and Eye-Catching scenery, Ejabat & Chaikhoran Palace. Hotel in Kelardasht Distinct Breakfast
Day 7

Kelardasht - Masuleh

Drive to Masuleh, enroute visiting Markooh Castle, Javaher Deh Distinct, Ramsar Museum then Roodkhan Castle in Fouman. Hotel in Masuleh Breakfast
Day 8

Masuleh - Ardebil

Drive to Ardebil, en route from a shortstop in Anzali to visit its beautiful lagoon. ( There are two options for this route: Asalem road and Astara road that each one has its own attractions) Hotel in Ardebil Breakfast
Day 9

Ardebil

After breakfast you will get to visit the historical city of Ardebil that is believed to be as old as the Achaemenid (ca. 550–330 BC). Its name comes from the Zoroastrian name of “Artawila”, which means a holy place. City tour will be started by visiting The Complex of Sheikh Safi-Ad-Din Ardabili (Unesco world Heritage site) that comprising the mausoleums of Sheikh Safi, its dome called “Allah-Allah, Shah Ismail I, the house of chinaware (Chini khaneh), a mosque, Jannat Sara (meaning the house of paradise), the house of Dervishes (Khanaqah), the house of lamps (Cheragh Khaneh), Shahid khaneh (the house of martyrs) and Chelleh Khaneh. The mausoleum of Sheikh Safi, then Bazaar and other attractions (based on time) Hotel in Ardebil Breakfast
Day 10

Ardebil - Tabriz

Drive to Tabriz via the city of hot springs and delicious foods like Honey and Ash Doogh (Yogurt Soup). It has a charming climate that every years attractions many passengers. Its name is Sarein and means “Spring’s Outlet”. Hotel in Tabriz Breakfast
Day 11

Tabriz

Full day city tour of Tabriz to visit Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum, Golestan Park, Saat Tower and Arg and The spectacular Bazaar of Tabriz that is one of the oldest bazaars of the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the World(UNESCO World Heritage Site). It comprises of-of several sub-bazaars, such as Amir Bazaar for gold and jewelry, Mozzafarieh in which you can find the most beautiful and luxurious carpets in Iran and even world, a shoe bazaar, and many other ones for various goods; El Goli park will be the last attraction. Hotel in Tabriz Breakfast
Day 12

Tabriz - Jolfa - Maku

Early in the morning travel north to visit St. Stephanus Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site), at Jolfa county. A beautiful Armenian church which is nested in a deep valley near the river Aras. Then The Iranian Church ZdorZdor (zorzor). This monument made by saint Thaddeus in the 14th century (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and finally St. Thaddaeus Church, known also as the Black Church (Ghara Kelisa), UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hotel in Maku Breakfast
Day 13

Maku - Orumiyeh

Overland trip to Orumiyeh, half day city tour to visit Bazaar, church and etc. Hotel in Orumiyeh Breakfast
Day 14

Orumiyeh - Takab

Drive in the morning to Takab to visit Takht-e Soleyman, an archaeological site with important symbolic significance. It includes the remains of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple built during the Sassanid period and partially rebuilt during the Ilkhanid period as well as a temple of the Sassanian period (6th and 7th centuries) dedicated to Anahita (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hotel in Takab Breakfast
Day 15

Takab - Zanjan - Qazvin

Another day in tour will be started by moving toward Zanjan and The mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty. Soltaniyeh Dome is octagonal building is crowned with a 50 m tall dome covered in turquoise-blue faience and surrounded by eight slender minarets. It is the earliest existing example of the double-shelled dome in Iran (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Hotel in Qazvin Breakfast
Day 16

Qazvin - Tehran

Drive to Tehran. Free at leisure. Hotel in Tehran Breakfast
Day 17

Tehran - Departure

City tour of Tehran and bazaar. Transfer to Airport for departure. Breakfast

Included Highlights
Qaboos Tower
Golestan Palace
Tabriz Bazaar
Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili complex
Tabriz Bazaar
ZdorZdor (Zorzor) Church
Takht-e Soleyman
Soltaniyeh Dome
Optional Activities
Spend Time with Nomads
Traditional Hotel
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