COMBINED TOURS


COLORFUL AZERBAIJAN & MEMORABLE IRAN

12 Nights & 13 Days, Minimum 6 Participants

Baku (4N), Tehran (1N), Isfahan (2N), Yazd (2N), Shiraz (2N)

Day 1: Flight to Azerbaijan

Meet and transfer to hotel for check in and rest. Free time, overnight in the hotel.

Day 2:

08:00 - 11:00 Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. 10:00 - Departure for the excursion Baku trip tour, Lunch time. Old city Tour Return to the hotel.

Sightseeing:

Visit the main sights of the modern part of Baku, its streets and avenues, and visit the main sights of this beautiful city. - Familiarity with the "Martyrs Avenue", where the country's famous personalities and martyrs are buried - Panoramic view of the city from Baku Highland Park - State Flag Square. - "Gosha Gala Gapi" castle of the medieval city, fortress walls - Palace of Shirvanshahsof XV-XVI centuries. - Juma mosque "Djumia" of the 19th century. An ancient minaret. -"Maiden's Tower". XII centuries. Familiarity with the local history museum exposition - Carpet, antique shops, craft masters.

Day 3:

8:00-10:00 Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Trip to Gabala (225 km from Baku). Lunch time.

Excursions:

Nohur lake
Gabaland entertainment center
“Tufandağ” Tourism Complex
Excursion to the main sights of the city and historical monuments of architecture
Return to the hotel

Day 4:

DAY 4: 8:00-10:00 Breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant. Trip to Guba (170 km from Baku)

Excursions:

Red settlement
Gachresh forest
Chanlibel lake
Excursion to the main sights of the city and historical monuments of architecture. Return to the hotel.

Day 5:

Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
Check-out from the hotel
Transfer to the airport

IRAN

Day 6: TOUR OF TEHRAN

Today early morning, based on the flight time we transfer to the airport to leave for Tehran. Tehran is a modern megalopolis, prides itself in having unique museums with immense and unrivaled collections and artifacts dating from the earliest onset of history to the present era. We will visit, National jewelry museum and Golestan palace during our full day. In the afternoon, we will have shopping walk in the traditional bazar of Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 7: DRIVE TO ISFAHAN, VISITING ISFAHAN, O/N ISFAHAN

Today early morning we will drive to Isfahan. Isfahan the legendary city which never fails to enchant its visitors is the pearl of traditional Islamic archeology. This city is revived by the works of contemporary artists. Isfahan prides itself in having fascinating historical garden palaces. Legend has it that the city was founded at the time of Tahmoures and because of its glories has been entitled “Half the World”. Our full day tour includes the famed Imam square (Naqsh-e-Jahan), a huge square Second in the world to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Tour the architectural marvels of Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace, Chehel Sutun and Hasht Behesht Palaces, and also visit one of the most famous Bazaars in Iran, where we can purchase the Arts & crafts for which Isfahan is so well renowned. Finally, in case of having time we will walk through Khajou and Sio-se-pol bridges. Overnight in Isfahan.

Day 8: VISITING ISFAHAN, O/N ISFAHAN

Isfahan’s Jame’ mosque displays several centuries of historical Islamic evolution. This mosque is a gallery of Islamic architecture in which the progress of architecture from the outset of Islam till recent times is evident. Then we will visit Vank Cathedral which is one of the most beautiful Armenian cathedrals in the world and will undoubtedly capture the attention of every Christian. Our day will conclude with a visit to Menar Jonban, the tomb of a Sufi with its shaking minarets and some historical bridges. Evening is free at leisure.

Day 9: DRIVE TO YAZD, O/N YAZD

Yazd, the oldest adobe city in the world is surrounded by the 4000m summit of Shirkuh and two majestic deserts, Dasht-e-Kavir and Kavir-e-Loot. This ancient city is furnished with mosques of stunning beauty. The co-existence of the splendid fire temples and the holy sites of different religions astonish every visitor.

Day 10: VISITING YAZD, O/N YAZD

Today’s tour includes visiting Dakhmeh (tower of silence, where Zoroastrians leave the dead to be eaten by vultures). We will see Zoroastrian fire temple which come under three categories In terms of importance: we will also visit the marvelous Water Museum, Jame’ mosque and Doulat Abad Garden.

Day 11: DRIVE TO SHIRAZ, VIA PASARGADAE <>AND AN EXCURSION TO PERSEPOLIS AND NECROPOLIS, O/N SHIRAZ

On the way we will have a few short stops in Pasargadae to visit the most important and majestic monuments there. The tomb of Cyrus the Great, great Achaemenid Emperor, (500 years BC) is the oldest historical tomb. The wonderful architecture of his tomb, the fertile land and the brave personality of Cyrus the Great will impress visitors. This was the worshipping place for the followers of several religions and still it is so. Nearby is a relief of a mysterious winged man and there are many theories as to what it symbolizes. Then, we will visit Persepolis, founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian Models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as the seat of government, but also primarily as a showplace and a spectacular center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire such as Nouwroz. Next is Necropolis, opposite the mountain of Rahmat, the minutes to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid periods.

Day 12: VISITING SHIRAZ, O/N SHIRAZ

Shiraz has a reputation as an enlightened city that has been at the center of Persian culture for More than 2,000 years, and was at one time the country’s capital. Shiraz is crowned as the heartland of Persian culture and this city of sophistication will never fail to conjure up images of roses and nightingales, gardens and poetry. Early in the morning, relish in the highlights of Shiraz when it was the capital of Iran during the Zandi Dynasty. Be inspired by The glorious Karim Khan Palace, the splendid Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-moshir with Its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops, and the Nasir Al molk Mosque. Next, we will stop for a mouth-watering Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz. This gorgeous city is home to famous poets such as Hafez and Sa’adi and historical sites from different eras stretching back 6,000 years ago can be found. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding. Sa’adi is a poet, philosopher and mystic who is known as the father of tourism. About seven previous centuries he travelled to different countries and cities. Then he collected all his experiences in verse and rhyme prose in two books named Boustan and Golestan. These two books give you lots of inspiration and information. We will get a chance to pay homage at the tombs of these great poets.

Day 13: VISITING SHIRAZ, FLIGHT FROM SHIRAZ TO TEHRAN

In the evening, we will visit Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh and be prepared to marvel at its beauties. We will Take a stroll through the Jahan Nama Garden and witness its tall and proud cedars. Finally we will visit the Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb from where the perspective of the mysterious city of Shiraz will remain in our mind. At night we will be transferred from Shiraz to Tehran and then to take flight back to your country.

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