Jamie Malden Explores Ancient Persia

Discover the magic of ancient history

From: 10th March 2020

To: 22nd March 2020

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Ancient Persia

London – Iran – London

12 Days

Learn about the History of Ancient Persia

Have a look at a map of Ancient Persiacolouricious-holidays-ancient-persia


Hosted by Jamie Malden

Come & explore Ancient Persia to discover the fabulous cultural history


 

Itinerary

Day 1 

Leave Heathrow Airport – Arrival to IKA (Tehran International Airport).

You will be met and greeted at the airport and transfer to the hotel to rest.

Overnight Tehran

Day 2

Daily Activity Tehran City Half Day city Tour starting in the morning. As the very first plan, we’ll visit National Museum, Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage), Glass and Ceramic Museum, Tehran Grand Bazaar and Jewelry Museum. After the last visit, we’ll collect our baggage’s and transfer to the Mehrabad Airport. Evening flight to Shiraz.

Highlight: National Museum- Golestan palace- Glass and Ceramic Museum- Tehran Grand Bazaar- Jewelry Museum

Overnight Shiraz

Day 3

Daily Activity We’ll start our first day in Shiraz in the morning by visiting Nasir Ol Molk mosque, also known as the pink mosque. Later we’ll visit Narenjestan Qavam garden which is a beautiful garden with a unique glassware and painting inside the building.  Zand complex is the next location we’ll head to. This historical site is composed by Vakil bath, Vakil mosque and Vakil Bazaar. The next site is the Karim Khan Citadel which is almost next to the Zand complex.

Highlight: Nasir Ol Molk Mosque- Qavam Garden- Vakil Bath- Vakil Mosque- Karim Khan Citadel

Overnight Shiraz

Day 4

Daily Activity Our second day in Shiraz starts by our visit to awesome Eram Garden which is located a  little apart from the city center. Our next visits will be to the tombs of the two famous and historical poems of Iran. At first, the visit will be the Sa’di tomb and the next one to the beautiful and poetical tomb of Hafez.

Highlight: Eram Garden- Tomb of Sa’di- Tomb of Hafez

Overnight Shiraz

Day 5

Daily Activity The most important and most wanted day begins with our morning transfer to Yazd. On the road, we’ll head to Persepolis which was the ancient capital of Achaemenid Empire and in 1979 was registered as the first world heritage of Iran. After this unique visit, we’ll head to Naqsh-e Rustam. After that we’ll visit; Pasargadae where is located the tomb of Cyrus the great. Right after we’ll continue our road trip to Yazd.

Highlight: Persepolis- Naqsh-e Rustam- Pasargadae

Overnight Yazd

Day 6

Daily Activity Our day starts by visiting the Yazd old town in the morning. This part of Yazd has been recently announced as a UNESCO world heritage site. After the unique and incredible walking through the beautiful alleys we’ll visit Alexander prison. Later we’ll visit Dolad Abad Garden which is a huge garden where you can explore the Persian architecture inside the Pavilion and some other buildings. Later in the evening, we’ll visit the Amir Chakhmaq complex which is a remarkable complex located in one of the main squares in Yazd.

Highlight: Yazd Old Town- Alexander Prison- Dolat Abad Garden- Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Overnight Yazd

Day 7

Daily Activity Today we’ll visit the fire temple of Zoroastrians in Yazd in the morning. After this visit, we’ll the Tower of Silence also known as Dakhma which is a historical site in where the Zoroastrians used to buried their deceased. After visiting this incredible site, we’ll be transferred to Isfahan. On the road, we stop in Meybod and Nain in order to visit Narin Castle and Nain Friday Mosque. Later we continue our road trip to Isfahan.

Highlight: Fire Temple- Tower of Silence- Narin Castle

Overnight Isfahan

Day 8

Daily Activity Our first day in Isfahan we’ll begin by visiting the most highlighted site of this tour, Naqh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is the one the biggest square in the world.  We continue our visit to Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah, Shah Mosque and Chehel Sotun (44 Columns) Royal Palace.

Highlight: Naqsh-e Square- Ali Qapu Palace- Sheikh Lotfollah- Chehel Sotun Royal Palace

Overnight Isfahan

Day 9

Daily Activity In the morning we’ll head to the Jolfa neighborhood and visit the beautiful Vank Cathedral in the morning. Later we can enjoy our time by visiting two bridges named Sio-Seh-Pol (33 arches) bridge and Khajou bridge. After that, we’ll move to another part of the city in order to explore the Friday Mosque. After having lunch we’ll move toward Kashan. On the road, we’ll visit Abyaneh village and we’ll explore this visit by discovering its beautiful alleys and local people customs.

Highlight: Vank Cathedral-Sio-Seh-Pol Bridge- Khajou Bridge- Friday Mosque- Abyaneh Village

Overnight Kashan

Day 10

Daily Activity  Our day starts by visiting the most beautiful traditional houses such as Tabatabaei and Boroujerdi houses. Later we’ll continue our visit to Sultan Amir Ahmad Bath. Before leaving Kashan we’ll visit Fin Garden the most highlighted sight in Kashan because of being part of Persian Gardens (Registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the untold history it holds inside. Transfer to Tehran.

Highlight:  Fin Garden- Tabatabei & Boroujerdi houses- Sultan Amir Ahmad Bath

Overnight Tehran

Day 11

Daily Activity Our last day starts by moving to the northern part of Tehran (Shemiran) in order to visit Niavaran Palace which was the summer residence during the Qajar and Pahlavi Dynasty. Right after that its time for us to visit Sa’d Abad complex which is a huge complex within 300 hectares of buildings and surrounded gardens built during Qajar and expanded during Pahlavi Monarchs. Right after and in order to have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs we’ll visit Tajrish Bazaar.

Highlight: Niavaran Palace- Sa’d Abad Complex- Tajrish Bazaar

Overnight  Tehran

Day 12

Daily Activity Morning transfer to IKA (Tehran International Airport). The flight back home!

 

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Health & Accessibility

  • It should be noted that many of our itineraries include visits to less economically developed countries and that the general levels of comfort and services in some destinations are lower than would be found in the UK and the EU. In particular pavement and road surfaces can be broken and uneven.
  • The dust, heat and exhaust in big cities of LEDC’s may occasionally be troublesome for people with breathing issues. Be assured that providing you are reasonably healthy you will be able to take part in any of our holidays.
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Booking

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Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

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