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Your Flight will be landed in Tehran (IKA). From now on, we host you during your trip in Iran. Our representative brings you to hotel for check-in and rest.
This is the first day visit of Iran. In the morning at 08:30, we get out of the hotel and drive to the center, the historical part of the city. Our first place of visit is “Golestan palace”. Golestan palace is a complex which is made up of several other palaces which are all gathered to form the Golestan palace. This colorful tiled building has been used for so many important events in the past by previous kings and queens.
Taking a few steps, we found ourselves in hearth of “the Grand Bazaar”, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world. Visiting the oldest bazaar of Tehran would definitely sound awesome. Regarding its traditional architecture, a superb visual pleasure is provided for its visitors.
Our next stop will be in “Iran national museum” which is located a few minutes far from the Bazaar. It is a massive complex comprised of two museums (The Museum of Ancient Iran (Mūze-ye Irān-e Bāstān) and the Museum of the Islamic Era) and various research departments.
In the evening, “Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine” in Rey is a moment for Spiritual peace. Shah Abdol Azim was a fifth generation descendant of Hasan Ibn Ali and a companion of Muhammad al-Taqi He was entombed here after his death in the 9th century.
Get back to hotel for rest.
After Breakfast we drive to Qom to see the second-holiest site in Shi’a Islam and a magnet for pilgrims from all over the world, “Fatemeh Masoume Shrine”. The shrine is dedicated to Fatemeh Maasoume, an ancient noblewoman who was a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad.
After having lunch, “Jamkaran” will be visited. The Mosque was built by Hassan Bin Maslah by the order of Imam Mahdi (AS), the Twelfth Imam of the Shiite Muslims. It is believed that the Holy Imam himself visits the mosque complex every Tuesday night which is why several thousand Shiite pilgrims converge there on that day.
Get to the hotel for rest.
Not so far from Qom, Kashan will be our next stop.
Our first place to visit is “Fin garden”. Registered as UNESCO world heritage, Fin garden will show you the beauty of the Persian gardens. Designed for Shah Abbas I in the 16th century, this delightful garden with its symbolical proportions, old cedars and splendid weather will stun you.
The next is “Tabatabaies house”, The house which is known as the bride of the historic houses of Iran, was built in 1835 for the affluent Tabatabaei family. The head of the family, Seyed Jafar Tabatabaei, a carpet merchant, built this house in the name of his wife.
Not far from the house, “Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse” is located. Built in the 16th century, the bathhouse today serves as a tourist attraction, rather than its primal purpose. The objective of the bathhouse was not only to promote cleanliness, but also to be a place for relaxation, discussions and even praying. A prototype of a modern spa center!
Our last stop in Kashan will be Aqa Bozorg mosque. Constructed in two levels, the mosque was used for praying and studying purposes. It’s famous for its symmetric pattern and attractive appearance.
We continue our way through Isfahan for check-in and rest.
Exploring the bridges crossed over “Zayande Rud” is what we are looking for in the evening.
“Si-o-Se pol” is the largest bridge of Isfahan, Constructed by Safavid king, Shah Abbas I, on the purpose of being a bridge and also a dam. The name that literary means “33 bridge” comes from the structure of the bridge that comprises 2 superimposed rows of 33 arches.
Get to the hotel for rest.
Not wasting the time, we start exploring Isfahan from ”Naqsh-e Jahan square” (UNESCO world heritage) and all the buildings located in its corners including ”Imam Mosque” (also registered as UNESCO world . heritage), ”Sheikh Lotfollah” mosque, ”Ali Qapu” and ”traditional Bazaar”.
It was laid out in 1602 under the reign of the Safavid ruler, Shah Abbas the Great, to signal the importance of Esfahan as a capital of a powerful empire. Cross the square on a clear winter’s day and it’s a hard heart that isn’t entranced by its beauty.
The name means ‘pattern of the world’ and it was designed to showcase the finest jewels of the Safavid Empire – the incomparable Masjed-e Shah, the elegant Masjed-e Sheikh Lotfollah and the lavishly decorated Kakh-e Ali Qapu and Qeysarieh Portal.
Time’s to drive to the airport for taking a flight to the most highlighted religious city of Iran, Mashhad.
Not obligated, but you have time to go for pilgrimage in “Imam Reza holy shrine”.
Half-day pilgrimage is our plan for day 6; Go for “Imam Reza holy shrine”.
In the evening, we will take a train from Mashhad to Tehran. Overnight stay in 5 stars train.
After having breakfast, we go to “Imam Khomeini Shrine” for half-day pilgrimage.
In the evening, transfer to the airport (IKA) for departure.
|Flight back to home.|