Your Shiraz tour starts with Nasir Al Molk Mosque, the perfect place to capture the integration of lights and colors. Then you will visit one of our historical artistic houses, Naranjestan (Qavam House), from late 1880. The next stop is a 450-year-old religious school, Madreseye Khan, where students learned metaphysics courses along with religious lessons. After that, you will walk through the Bazar and Saraye Moshir, where you can see the traditional old stores and markets with their stunning decoration and architecture from the 11th century. It’s the center of Shiraz’s handcrafts such as khatam, spices, termeh, gilim and jewelry. You continue your tour with Vakil’s bath (Hammam e Vakil). It is interesting to know that this bath had a dentist office, a barbershop, and a massage place! On the eastern side of the hammam, Karim Khan Zand built a mosque which has only two balconies in spite of other mosques that have four ones. The court of the mosque is decorated with the typical Shiraz’s seven-color tiles from the 18th century. Your next destination will be The Arg e, Karim Khan. It was a citadel where Karim Khan Zand lived. The materials which the castle was built by were finely chosen from other cities and the construction of the citadel took just a few years. In the afternoon, you visit the Eram Garden. Eram is the word synonymous for “heaven” in Farsi. It’s a garden with a wide variety of plants and gorgeous architecture. The next stop is the Hafez tomb. Hafez was one of the great poets of Iran who has a Divan (book) of poems that describes his love story and biography. Then we go to Saadi’s tomb. Saadi was also a great poet of Iran who lived a decade before Hafez. He has been imitated by Iranian poets for almost 400 years! Your first day will end by visiting the Ali Ibn e Hamzeh shrine which is a small shrine, but it has a breathtaking interior design with mirror tiles covering the entire wall and domed ceiling.