Iran Silk Road Tour
13 Days from $300 pp
Eco – Cultural

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 Tehran
 Kermanshah
 Tabriz
 Qazvin
 Shahroud

Trip Overview

Silk Road; a complex network of trade routes that has a significant role in the development of the civilizations of Arabia, China, India, Persia and Europe. This way which is deeply rooted in history extends 6500 km and because Silk of china has been the most important trade a long this road, the German geographer Ferdinand Von Richthofen called it “The Silk Road”in 1877. Iran has been one of the countries en route the Silk Road and played an essential role for transfer of culture and goods to other countries. A country which has a beautiful diverse nature, yet each part speaks the language of history. Today, this road has been lost in the pages of history books, but its name is still a herald of relationship among nations and our country as a part of this ancient road, with its rich cultural vestiges, ancient civilization, vastness of land, climatic and geographic varieties has a lot of attractions to offer ,as it always did.

Included Highlights Iran Silk Road Tour Route Map

  • Znajan Bazaar
  • Blue Mosque
  • St. Thaddeus (Black) Church
  • Ali Sadr Cave
  • Esther & Mordekhay Mausoleum
  • Tagh-e Bostan
  • Bisotun and Anahita Temple
  • Khayam Tomb

Optional Activities

  • Spend Time with Nomads
  • Traditional Hotel

Tour Facts

Accommodation Hotel, Guest House, Camping (With Facilities)
Transport Private vehicle, Flight
Visa Free on Tour (Apply)
Customizable Yes, Customize Iran Silk Road Tour

 

Trip Itinerary

Iran Silk Road Tour Route MapOur 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 to Tehran, transfer to hotel.
Hotel in Tehran   Breakfast
Day 2
Tehran
Full day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Place that is both a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls and it is worth to spend a few hours to visit its luxuriously decorated rooms, nice and big dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens with fountains. The Archaeological or national museum of Iran that represents you many different periods of Iran’s rich history, Glass and Carpet Museums.
Hotel in Tehran   Breakfast
Day 3
Tehran – Mashhad
In the morning flight to the second most populous city of Iran and the major city along the ancient silk road; it is also home to the holy shrine of Imam Reza, one of the most visited places of pilgrimage in the world. City tour of Mashhad to visit The Imam Reza Holy shrine and Nader shad tomb; then drive to Toos to visit Ferdowsi tomb and Haruniyeh Dome.
Hotel in Mashhad   Breakfast
Day 4
Mashhad
Excursion to Neishabour to visit Tomb of Attar and Khayam tomb; enroute we will have a short stop to visit Ghadamgah. As you know Mashhad is very famous for its Turquoise, so, depend on the time we will visit a turquoise mine.
Hotel in Mashhad   Breakfast
Day 5
Mashhad – Shahrud
Drive to Shahrud enroute sabzevar to visit The Amirieh Bath and then go sightseeing.
Hotel in Shahrud   Breakfast
Day 6
Shahrud – Damghan
Drive to Bastam to visit The Bayazid Bastami Tomb then Damghan city to visit Tarikkhaneh Temple or Mosque, the oldest mosque of Iran. It belongs to Sassanid-era and located on the southern part of Damghan. At first it has been a Zoroastrian Fire Temple during the Sassanid period; then the ancient city of Hecatompylos; an ancient Parthian city and capital of the Iranian Arsacid dynasty. Tappeh hessar and Aramgah-e Pir Alamdar and the Round Tower.
Hotel in Damghan   Breakfast
Day 7
Damghan – Sari
Drive to Sari, city tour of sari to visit Borj-e-Soltan Zein-o-Din, Jame Mosque.
Hotel in Sari   Breakfast
Day 8
Sari – Tehran
Drive to Tehran, full day city tour of Tehran to visit Tehran Bazaar, Sepahsalar School & mosque and Saad abad palace. This palace refers to Qajar dynasty and is located in the foothills of Tochal and Darband .it covers an area of 110 Hectares, has 18 palaces, which 7 palaces had changed to museums .walking in its beautiful garden in a fresh air would be pleasant.
Hotel in Tehran   Breakfast
Day 9
Tehran – Qazvin
Drive to Qazvin. Drive to Qazvin for a half day city tour to visit The Jameh Mosque and The Chehel Sotoun Edifice.
Hotel in Qazvin   Breakfast

Based on historical books there are two different roués from Qazvin:

Option 1:

Day 10
Qazvin – Zanjan
Drive to Zanjan enroute visitng Soltaniyeh dome, then visiting bazaar, a traditional Laundry house or Rakhtshoy Khane that dates back to Qajar Era . Currently it is Zanjan’s Museum of Anthropology Museum.
Hotel in Zanjan   Breakfast
Day 11
Zanjan – Tabriz
Drive to Tabriz. Half day city tour of Tabriz to visit the Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum, Shah-Goli Pavilion, and bazaar.
Hotel in Tabriz   Breakfast
Day 12
Tabriz – Tehran
Full day excursion to St. Thaddeus (Black) Church (or Kandovan Rocky village), then flight to Tehran.
Hotel in Tehran   Breakfast
Day 13
Tehran
Free to leisure, transfer to airport for departure.
Breakfast

Option 2:

Day 10
Qazvin – Hamadan
Drive to Hamadan enroute visiting Ali Sadr cave the world’s largest water cave that was surveyed in the summer of 2001. It is 11 km longs and contains several large, deep lakes, so, travel through it is done by boat.
Hotel in Hamadan   Breakfast
Day 11
Hamadan
Full-day city tour including visit the Jewish holy site of Esther & Mordekhay mausoleum. The 12th century monument of Gombad (Alavian Dome) alavian that is related to the Saljuqi period. Hegmataneh hill ruins of seven folds civilization.
Hotel in Hamadan   Breakfast
Day 12
Hamadan – Kermanshah
Drive to Kermanshah, Excursion to Kermanshah to visit Sassanian bas-reliefs at Tagh-e Bostan, the Achaemenian inscriptions and reliefs at Bisotun and the Anahita Temple at Kangavar.
Hotel in Kermanshah   Breakfast
Day 13
Kermanshah – Tehran – Departure
Flight to Tehran in the morning, free at leisure; then walking in green lanes of Darband. Transfer to airport for departure flight.
Breakfast

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