“Persian Breeze” is an Iran 6 day tour that takes is a great choice for travelers who wish to see the highlights of Iran in a short period. Persian Breeze takes you from the colorful palaces and Persian masterpieces of history, art and architecture to the oasis and desert landscapes which amaze every spectator by its unique scenery. You will visit the most attractive sights of Iran in 6 days time to experience the history of Iran and life style of Iranian people.
“Persian Breeze” is a 6-day Iran tour that covers some of the most important sights of Iran and major attractions of 3 cities of Iran along with customs and cultural traditions of fabulous Persia. There are many people who, when traveling, want to get the most out of their travel in a tight time frame. This tour in Iran will be held in a period of 6 days with a visit to seven UNESCO world heritage sites.
During this trip we will visit the country’s most important attractions that has no equal in the Islamic world. The brightest star of all is, of course, Isfahan; a name that recalls the majestic architectural and intellectual achievements of Persian Culture, together with Shiraz (+ Persepolis), Kashan and Tehran.
If you are interested in visiting World Heritage Sites in a short time trip, the Persian Breeze 6-day Iran package would be a great choice, where every major city seems to have one – – whether it’s the Achaemenid capital at Persepolis or the astonishing Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan.
Our “Persian Breeze” journey starts in the vibrant city of Tehran, then we fly south to Shiraz, the home of the Persian Poetry, and to Persepolis, an incredible example of the rule of Achaemenid Empire. Our trip returns to Tehran via Isfahan; famous for its ancient bridges, mosques, minarets, and tree-lined avenues.
The Persian Breeze trip traces the magnificent legacies of the Persian Empire which will not fail to inspire, the snow capped mountains, vast deserts, oasis towns and spontaneous engagement with the locals that provide surprise at every point of our diverse itinerary.
Duration: 6 Days
After arrival at Tehran Airport (IKIA), our representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel to rest.
In the morning, we will visit the National Museum of Iran, where you can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows a brief history of our land.
After the museum we'll walk to the Golestan complex (a UNESCO World Heritage) the glories of the Qajar Era are played out across this complex of palaces set around an elegant garden, ornamented with mirrors, paintings, glazed tiles. After the visit we walk along the Grand Bazaar dating back to the Qajar era (almost 260 years old).
In the afternoon we will also visit the National Jewels of Iran located in the central bank of IRI.
- National Museum of Iran
- Golestan Palace
- Iran national Jewels Museum
Flight to Shiraz at 08:30 a.m, after arrival in Shiraz, we will visit Nasir-al-Molk Mosque (or Pink Mosque) which was built by one of the princes of the Qajar Dynasty, in 1888. Its interior reveals a magnificent masterpiece of design with stunning pink color. We will then walk to continue the exploration in Shiraz old town at the beautiful orange-scented Narenjestan Garden, laid out in the 19th century. Narenjestan Garden or Qavam House is one of the most beautiful and praised gardens of Shiraz built during Qajar period in late 19th century. At that time, Qavam family was among the political figures of Fars province and Qavam House was the residence of Qavam family and the office for their administration. Since the garden has an abundance of orange trees, it was called Narenjestan, meaning an Orange Garden. Narenjestan edifice and museum now belongs to Shiraz University and is open to the public. Today you’ll also have a pleasant time to explore and shop in the Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, and beautiful courtyards. We will end our sightseeing day in the lovely shrine of Ali bin Hamza, a Shi’ite saint.
- Narenjestan Garden
- Pink Mosque
- Vakil Mosque
- Imamzadeh Ali bin Hamze shrine
We visit Persepolis in the morning when the site is relatively not crowded. A comprehensive tour is provided bringing to life the history of this magnificent ruin. Ruler of the largest empire the world had ever seen, Darius I started constructing the great metropolis capital to serve as a ceremonial capital in around 512 BC. Subsequent Achaemenian kings, including Xerxes, added their own palaces over the next 150 years. A good three hours is needed to explore Persepolis.
A short drive away is the four impressive burial tombs of Darius and his successors, Naghsh-e Rostam, which have been hewn from the rock. After the group arrives back in Shiraz, the time will permit a good visit to tomb of Hafiz.
- Half day tour of Persepolis Complex (UNESCO Site)
- Rock tombs of Naqsh-e Rustam
- Tomb of Hafiz
We embark on the 482 km lovely drive from Shiraz to Isfahan which in some parts is very picturesque.
En-route, we will stop at Pasargadae the first capital of the Achaemenian Empire that lies in ruins. Pasargadae reveals the tomb of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenian dynasty in 500 AD.
- Pasargadae – Tomb of Cyrus the Great (UNESCO Site)
Today visits starts from Imam Square or Naqsh-e Jahan square. This 17th-century complex is the second largest square in the world (after Tiananmen in Beijing)
In the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Imam Mosque, easily recognized by its magnificent blue tile-work and soaring dome and minarets. It is known as the most beautiful mosque of Iran and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. We will also visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the Ladies Mosque due to its function believed to be the private mosque of the King's wives. It is renowned for a bright color domed, where and its amazing interior.
The next stop will be at Aali Qapu Palace, where you’ll marvel at its beautiful music hall ceiling and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo competitions taking place in the square. We'll finish our exploration of the square by visiting the Qeisarieh Bazaar with hundreds of local shops selling traditional handicrafts and art. It’s a wonderful market to shop your souvenirs.
Next up is Chehel Sotoun Palace, set in the middle of a beautiful garden in front of a huge reflecting pool. This graceful pavilion was built under Shah Abbas II for entertainment and court receptions. Chehel Sotoun meaning the "Forty Column" is a long-standing relic of the Safavid rule in Iran, which fascinates visitors with its amazing and original architecture. The splendid mural paintings of Chehel sotoun are just one of its many attractions.
- Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO Site)
- Aali Qapu Palace
- Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
- Imam Mosque
- Chehel Sotun Palace (UNESCO Site)
- Isfahan famous Bridges (Si-o-seh & Khaju)
Kashan is an ancient oasis town, 250 km from Tehran, famous for rose water, hand-woven carpets and great architecture. Kashan was the favorite city of Shah Abbas the Great, the 16th-century king responsible for so much of Iran’s development. Located on an altitude of 1600 m on the rim of the central Salt Desert, the city dates back to prehistoric times. The city name probably means “summer houses built of wood and reeds". Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hills which lie 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages.
- Abyaneh ancient Village
- Fin Garden (UNESCO Site)
- Tabatabai Mansion
- Agha Bozorg Mosque & Madraseh