“The Seven Valleys of Love Tour ”
11 nights & 12 Days, FB 4*
Shiraz (1N), Isfahan (1N), Yazd (1N), Kashan (1N), Tehran (1N), Mashhad (1N)
“Seven Valleys of Love” is a 12-day journey on an exclusive Raja train passing through the cities of Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, Kashan, Tehran, Nishapur and Mashhad while visiting the fascinating UNESCO registered world heritage sites, we will get acquainted with Iranian rich literature, great poets, folkloric music styles, ethnicities and Iranian crafts. This mystical journey, based on Attar's masterpiece, the “Conference of the Birds” gives us the opportunity to search inside and meet with ourselves as we go through the seven stages of mysticism.
Day 1: April 7
Arrival to Shiraz by Turkish airline at 2:15AM, transfer to Arg hotel where is reserved from night before. After breakfast the city tour starts at 10 AM by visiting the Vakil complex including Mosque, Bath and Bazaar, visiting Nasir- al-Molk Mosque, lunch will be served at 2PM. After lunch we will continue our city tour by visiting Eram Garden, the Quran Gate, Khaju Kermani, Hafezieh where we will attend in a “Poetry Night” with Hafez poem reading, live folkloric music performance, dinner will be served at the Arg hotel. Overnight in Arg hotel
Day 2: April 8
A day dedicated to World Heritage Sites
Breakfast in hotel, driving to the train station at 8AM, moving to Marvdasht by train for visiting Necropolis and Persepolis after lunch moving by train to Pasargadae, after visiting the sites, moving to train station. Overnight and dinner on train.
Day 3: April 9
Breakfast will be served on train, arrival to Isfahan, city tour in Isfahan at 10AM, visiting the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, Sheikh lotf Allah Mosque, Aliqapu Palace, lunch will be served in Bastani traditional restaurant, after lunch, walking toward ChehelSotun Palace, visiting Khaju and Si-o-Se-pol historical bridges. Overnight and dinner in Sheykh Bahaei hotel.
Day 4: April 10
Ardakan – Yazd
Breakfast in hotel, driving to the train station, a short stop in Ardakan, visiting the Jameh Mosque of Ardakan, an excursion to desert with fun activities such as camel riding, moving on to Yazd. Overnight in Moshir-al-Mamalek hotel.
Day 5: April 11
Breakfast at hotel, starting the city excursion at 9AM by visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Jameh Mosque of Yazd, shopping souvenirs and visiting Fahadan Quarter, Amir-Chakhmaq Complex, Zourkhaneh. Overnight and dinner on train.
Day 6: April 12
After breakfast on train and arrival to Kashan, the city tour starts by visiting the Fin Garden, Broujerdi House, Agha Bozorg Mosque and, Soleyman Amir Ahmad Traditional Bath. Overnight in Negarestan hotel.
Day 7: April 13
At 9AM after having breakfast in hotel moving to Abyaneh village, lunch in Abyaneh, moving to Ardehal, visiting “Sohrab Sepehri” Mausoleum, driving to Kashan train station, moving to Tehran by train. Overnight and dinner on train.
Day 8: April 14
After breakfast on train, city tour in Tehran will be start by visiting the Golestan Palace and over looking Tehran Grand Bazar. Lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant, after lunch we continue our city tour by visiting the Iran National Museum. Overnight and dinner in Parsian hotel.
Day 9: April 15
Visiting Sa’ad Abad Complex, Lunch and evening tour in Tajrish Grand Bazar driving to the train station. Overnight and dinner on train.
Day 10: April 16
Nishapur, the mother land of ”the Seven Valleys of Love”
Our day in Nishapur will start with breakfast on train and visiting the Attar and Khayyam Mausoleums, afterwards, a lecture on “Attar” and “the Conference of the Birds”, ending with live Khorasani music performance and the Simurgh honorary award. following by visiting the Nishapur Turquoise Mine, moving on to Mashhad. Overnight in Mashhad.
Day 11: April 17
After breakfast on train and arrival to Mashhad, we will visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza, Astan Quds Razavi Library and Museum, after lunch visiting Ferdowsi mausoleum in Toos, overnight in Almas hotel.
Day 12: April 18
Free day for shopping and leisure. Fly back home by Turkish airline.