Day 1: Flight from
your home country to Shiraz
We prepare ourselves for a fabulous trip to Great Persia. Afternoon arrival to
Shiraz, after custom formality, meet and assist at airport and transfer to the Hotel. Evening
visit Hafez & Saadi tomb.
The Tomb of Hafez and its
associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge
of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The open pavilion structures
are situated in the Musalla Gardens on the north bank of a seasonal river and house the marble
tomb of Hafez. The present buildings, built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and
archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the best-known of which was
built in 1773. The tomb, its gardens, and the surrounding memorials to other great figures are a
focus of tourism in Shiraz.
The Tomb of Saadi is a
tomb and mausoleum dedicated to the Persian poet Saadi in the Iranian city of Shiraz. Saadi was
buried at the end of his life at a Khanqah at the current location. In the 13th century a tomb
built for Saadi by Shams al-Din Juvayni, the vizir of Abaqa Khan. In the 17th century, this tomb
was destroyed. During the reign of Karim Khan was built a mausoleum of two floors of brick and
plaster, flanked by two rooms.
The current building was built between 1950 and 1952 to a design by the architect
Mohsen Foroughi and is inspired by the Chehel Sotoun with a fusion of old and new architectural
elements. Around the tomb on the walls are seven verses of Saadi’s poems.
Day 2: Shiraz
After breakfast, full day visit Shiraz: Qavam House, Vakil Market & Bath & Mosque. Lunch in local
restaurant. Evening visit Eram Garden.
Qavam House: The consistency of
the prince in 1252. BC Persian rule was appointed to her home in the neighborhoods
(neighborhoods Balakft), the historic buildings and residential construction that led to the
formation of consistency. This sets the consistency between the public gardens known today by
the name of its exterior facade famous Orangery is consistency.
Between 1257 and 1267 coincided with the consistency of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar
and has been completed. The complex consists of several elements that most of these elements are
Gchynh bathroom, Hosseinieh consistency, consistency schools (house beverages), inner
consistency (home ornament ol), Court House consistency (Orangery), consistency and an en suite
bathroom stalls and Znjyrkhanh (now defunct). Of course, there Bazarchhay in the series due to
street construction Lotf Ali Khan is gone.
The Garden of Shiraz Qajar era buildings in the neighborhood Balakft and in the
eastern end of the street Lotf Ali Khan is located. This range is almost the endpoints and
eastern gates of the old city, where in the past the government, and the Sheikh Abvzrh have been
Monzer goal is the establishment.
Vakil Bazaar collection of his
era, and in Shiraz, after the municipal field, near Karim Khan Citadel taken place and the
effect on 17 Persian date Tir 1351 with registration number 924 as one of the national monuments
has been registered.
Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz, one of the most traditional and historical markets of
Iran is. The market at the behest of Karim Khan Zand (1172 - 1193 AH.) Made, now at the center
of the city of Shiraz (East Martyrs' Square) is located. Next to other locations such as mosques
and historic Bath lawyer also located.
Vakil Bath is an old public
bath in Shiraz, Iran. It was a part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand's
reign, which includes Arg of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and many administrative
buildings.The monument is inscribed with the number 917 on the list of national works of Iran.
The Vakil Mosque is a
mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran, situated to the west of the Vakil Bazaar next to its entrance.
This mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period; however, it was restored in
the 19th century during the Qajar period. Vakil means regent, which was the title used by Karim
Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty. Shiraz was the seat of Karim Khan’s government and he endowed
many buildings, including this mosque.
Eram Garden is a historic
Persian garden in Shiraz, Iran.The garden, and the building within it, are located at the
northern shore of the Khoshk River in the Fars province. Both the building and the garden were
built during the middle of thirteenth century by the Ilkhanate or a paramount chief of the
Qashqai tribes of Pars. The original layout of the garden however, with its quadripartite
Persian Paradise garden structure was most likely laid in eleventh century by the Seljuqs, and
was then referred to as the "Bāq e Shāh" ("the king's garden" in Persian) and was much less
complicated or ornamental.
Day 3: Shiraz –
After breakfast, drive to Isfahan. In the way visit Perspolis. Lunch in the way. Evening arrival to
Isfahan, check in hotel & visit Naqsh-e Jahan
Persepolis the name of one of
the ancient cities of Iran that joined over the years, the capital’s stately and ceremonial
monarchy at the time of the Achaemenid Empire was. In this ancient city called Persepolis palace
that during the reign of Darius, Xerxes and Artaxerxes was built and was built for about 200
years. On the first day of the New Year, many groups from different countries representing
Satrapyha or governments gathered in Persepolis with diverse took offerings and gifts were
presented to the king.
Persepolis in 518 BCE as the new capital of the Achaemenid the gamers began.
Founder of Persepolis, Darius was, of course, after his son Xerxes and his grandson Artaxerxes I
to extend this series to expand it added. Many existing knowledge about the history and culture
of the Achaemenid stone inscriptions and Flznvshthhayy is available for the palaces and on the
walls and the tablet is engraved Sumner has estimated that the plain of Persepolis which
contains 39 residential camp was in the Achaemenid period 43, 600 people had. Historians believe
that Alexander the Macedonian commander Greek in 330 BC, invaded Iran and burned Persepolis and
probably a large part of the books, Achaemenid art and culture destroyed by it. However, the
ruins of this place is still up and archeology of its ruins signs of fire and rush to
This place since 1979, one of Iran's record on the UNESCO World Heritage is.
Naqsh-e Jahan Square known as
Imam Square, formerly known as Shah Square, is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city,
Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of
UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters (520 ft.) wide by 560 meters (1,840 ft) long (an
area of 89,600 square meters (964,000 sq. ft.)). The square is surrounded by buildings from the
Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side is
the Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the
eastern side of this square and at the northern side Keisaria gate opens into the
Isfahan Grand Bazaar.
Ali Qapu is a grand palace in
Isfahan, Iran. It is located on the western side of the Naqsh e Jahan Square, opposite to Sheikh
Lotfollah Mosque, and had been originally designed as a vast portal. It is forty-eight meters
high and there are seven floors, each accessible by a difficult spiral staircase. In the sixth
floor, Music Hall, deep circular niches are found in the walls, having not only aesthetic value,
but also acoustic.
Fresco from the portico of the palace, depicting a Persian woman
The name Ali Qapu, from Arabic "Ālī" (meaning "imperial" or "great"), and Turkic
"Qāpū" (meaning "gate"), was given to this place as it was right at the entrance to the Safavid
palaces which stretched from the Naqsh e Jahan Square to the Chahar Baq Boulevard. The building,
another wonderful Safavid edifice, was built by decree of Shah Abbas I in the early seventeenth
century. It was here that the great monarch used to entertain noble visitors, and foreign
ambassadors. Shah Abbas, here for the first time, celebrated the Nowruz (Iranian New Year) of
1006 AH / 1597 C E.
Ali Qapu is rich in naturalistic wall paintings by Reza Abbasi, the court painter
of Shah Abbas I, and his pupils. There are floral, animal, and bird motifs in his works. The
highly ornamented doors and windows of the palace have almost all been pillaged at times of
social anarchy. Only one window on the third floor has escaped the ravages of time. Ali Qapu was
repaired and restored substantially during the reign of Shah Sultan Hussein, the last Safavid
ruler, but fell into a dreadful state of dilapidation again during the short reign of invading
Afghans. Under the reign of Nasir Ol Din Shah e Qajar (1848–96), the Safavid cornices and floral
tiles above the portal were replaced by tiles bearing inscriptions.
Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one
of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side
of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.
Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built
by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reign of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty.
The Bazaar of Isfahan or
Isfahan Bazaar is a historical market in Isfahan, Iran, one of the oldest and largest bazaars in
the Middle East, dating back to the 17th century. The bazaar is a vaulted two-kilometre street
linking the old city with the new.
The Bazaar of Isfahan is located in downtown old Isfahan, Iran, in the northern
section of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square. The main entrance called Qeisarieh and you can walk all
along to the Friday mosque Jameh Mosque the oldest mosque in Isfahan, and one of the oldest in
Before you enter the Grand Bazaar, if you look back you will see the magnificent
view of the square, which is one of the biggest squares in the entire world. All around the
square are bazaars full of magnificent Persian handicrafts.
After breakfast, Full day visit Isfahan: Chehel Sotoun, Hasht Behesht, Vank
Chehel Sotoun (Forty Columns)
is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by
Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and
his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the
stately reception halls.
The name, meaning "Forty Columns" in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender
wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the
fountain, are said to appear to be forty.
Hasht Behesht, meaning "Eight
Paradises" is a Safavid era palace in Isfahan.
It was built in 1669 and is today protected by Iran's Cultural Heritage
Organization. Of more than forty mansions which existed in Isfahan during the rule of Safavids,
this is the only one left today.
Vank Cathedral also known the
Church of the Saintly Sisters, is a cathedral located in the New Julfa district of Isfahan,
Iran. It is commonly referred to as the Vank (Վանք), which means "monastery" or "convent" in
The cathedral was established in 1606, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of
Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618.
The varying fortunes and independence of this suburb across the Zayande River and
its eclectic mix of European missionaries, mercenaries and travelers can be traced almost
chronologically in the cathedral's combination of building styles and contrasts in its external
and internal architectural treatment.
After breakfast, check out hotel and transfer to Isfahan airport for fly back to