IRAN
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Welcome to a unique experience!

  • Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport.

 

  • On arrival, transfer to local restaurant for lunch
  • After lunch, visit the lavish Golestan Palace Museum (UNESCO), a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. (Opens 8.00am-2.30pm, closed on Thursday and Friday)
  • Visit the National Museum to see Iran’s valuable archaeological collections. (Closed on Mondays and National holidays).
  • Visit Azadi Square and view the beautiful architecture - Azadi Tower, the symbol of Iran.  Each section of this unique structure refers to one of the historical periods in Iran.
  • Dinner and overnight in Tehran
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  • After breakfast, drive along the scenic Royal Way, the longest road in Middle East, to Saad Abad Palace which is in the northern part of Tehran. The palace was built during the Pahlavi dynasty and occupies a vast area of over 110 hectare. It is currently converted to many museums. We will visit the Green Palace and the White Palace. (Closed on Monday and religion holidays).
  • Visit Milad Tower where you can have a panoramic view of the city.
  • Visit the Treasury of National Jewels which is housed within the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran; see the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewellery of the royals that are known to the world. (Opens 1400 - 1630 during Saturday to Tuesday only)
  • Visit Tajrish Square with some free time to shop in the local bazaar till time for departure.
  • Dinner and overnight in Tehran.
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  • Set off in the early morning to the village of Chalous, right before the Caspian Sea in the north of Tehran.   This curvy and winding road around the rocky Alborz Mountains is said to be one of the most scenic drives in Iran.  (Approximately 4 hours’ drive. Winding mountain road). Along its curvy narrow asphalted route are rivers floating, endless green forests home to wild animals, dams creating artificial lakes and scenery that is nothing short of ethereal.
  • Drive through the famous Kandovan Tunnel
  • Picture stop at Alborz Dam
  • Arrive Namak Abroud for lunch.
  • Take a cable car ride to mountain top (700m above sea level). The short ride offers a unique view of Mazandaran and its surrounding mountains with the Caspian Sea behind you. Some free time to enjoy the fresh air and panorama of the surrounding
  • Dinner and overnight in Namak Abroud
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  • Drive along the cost of Caspian Sea to the city of Rasht, the capital city of Gilan Province. Also known as the "City of Rain". (approximately 3.5 hours’ drive)
  • After lunch, visit Gilan Rural Heritage Museum.  Located in the forest park of Saravan given its geographical and topographical features, with an area of 253 hectares; about 45 hectares of this forest park have been devoted to the construction of the museum complex. There are 28 collections of rural houses including 85 structures. Apart from dwelling-houses, other buildings reflecting the rural life such as traditional cafés and restaurants, mosque, school, rustic charcoal-making furnace and blacksmith workshop have been also rebuilt in the place of the Museum.  You will enter a genuine world of customs and traditions and have the opportunity to sightsee and explore rural living environment. The vernacular architecture, the local artistic manifestation such as handicraft and a wide range of traditions are exposed lively, in an authentic surrounding in this Rural Museum.
  • Proceed for an orientation tour of Rasht and mingle with the locals in the vegetables bazaar, one of Iran’s biggest bazaars.
  • Dinner and overnight in Rasht
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  • Depart for Masuleh via the town of Fuman. (approximately 1.5 hours’ drive)
  • Visit Masuleh Village, one of the most popular traditional villages in the north of Iran. It is surrounded by all the wonderful attractions of Gilan Province. In addition to great weather and superb natural beauty of the village, what attracts most of the tourists to Masuleh is its peculiar rural architecture. Houses are painted in a yellow-brownish color. The village is built on a hill so steep that the roof of one house is the pathway for the next.  Explore the unique culture of the Masuleh people and heritage.
  • After lunch, continue our journey to Hamadan on the central-west of the country. (approximately 5.5 hours’ drive). The magnificent landscapes from the hills of Hekmataneh and the palaces of Laodicea are the trademarks of Hamedan.
  • Picture stop at the Stone Lion Monument, a remains of the ‘Lionsgate’ of Hamadan
  • Dinner and overnight in Hamadan
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  • After breakfast, a short 1 hours’ drive to Kabudarahang township
  • Visit Ali Sadr Water Cave (UNESCO), world’s largest in-cave lake.  The cave walls can extend up to 40 meters high, and it contains several large, deep lakes. A river flows through it and most travel through the cave system is done with a boat.
  • Depart for the province of Isfahan, via Lalejin, the city of pottery. This ancient and traditional art has been handed down from generation to generation in Lalin. Their products and materials are well known for it good quality.
  • Arrive Kashan for dinner and the night. (approximately 4.5 hours’ drive)
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  • Visit Fin Garden (UNESCO), a beautiful sample of Iranian historical gardens.
  • Visit historical Borujerdi House, a genuine samples of Iranian traditional desert house. Its crescent-shaped wind-catchers on the roof reveal one of the most beautiful Iranian architectural influences.
  • Take a short and scenic drive towards the slopes of Karkas Mountain, where the red traditional village of Abyaneh (UNESCO) sits. Enjoy the serenity of this quaint village with its unique native architecture and diverse historical monuments, and meet the dwellers who still speak, live and dress in the original Persian traditional clothes.
  • Continue to Isfahan, once the dazzling capital of ancient Persia. It was once one of the largest and most important cities in Central Asia, positioned as it is on the crossroads of the main north-south and east-west trade routes that cross Central Asia. The city was the splendid capital of the Seljuq and Safavid dynasties, and is renowned for its beauty, which has given rise to the Iranian saying that “Isfahan is half the world”.
  • Dinner and overnight in Isfahan.
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  • Begin your day exploring the complex of Naqsh-e Jahan Square (UNESCO). Literally translating to “pattern of the world”, the square was once a royal polo court and was the official city centre during the 17th century Safavid era. At 512m long and 163m wide, it is the world’s second largest square after Tiananmen in Beijing.
  • Visit the famous Imam Mosque (Royal Mosque). Along with Naqsh-e Jahan Squre, the mosque was also registered a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Continue to visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (or Ladies Mosque), another famous masterpiece of Iranian architecture
  • Visit the multi-story Ali Qapou Palace where the Safavid Kings used to view the polo games and ceremonies.
  • Walk through the traditional coppersmith and goldsmith bazaar.
  • Proceed to visit Chehel Sotoun Palace (UNESCO) (meaning “Forty Columns” Palace), situated in the central of a park, at the end of a pool. It was built by Shah Abbas II for his entertainment and receptions use.
  • Dinner and overnight in Isfahan.
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  • Another great day to explore Isfahan.
  • Visit 2 of the most famous historical bridges of Isfahan, Si O Se pole Bridge (33 arches) and Khaju Bridge.
  • Proceed to Jolfa, the Armenian and Christian quarter of Isfahan.
  • Visit Vank Cathedral also called Holy Savior Cathedral or The Church of the Saintly Sisters, one of the earliest churches in Iran.
  • After lunch, visit the Jame Mosque (Friday Mosque) and Hasht Behesht Palace or “Eight Paradise” Palace.
  • In the afternoon, you will have some free time to shop in the Grand Bazaar.
  • Dinner and overnight in Esfahan.
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  • Approximately 4 hours’ drive into the central high desert plateau of Iran is Yazd. Yazd has a history dated since 3000 BC. It is recognized by UNESCO for holding one of the oldest architectures in the world. It is also the centre of Zoroastrian culture.
  • Visit Narin Castle, probably one of the oldest military castles in the world.
  • Visit Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh, the “House of Strength”. Unique to Iran, it is a combination of Mithraism rituals, Sufism spirituality, sport, religion and theatre. The actual zurkhaneh itself is a traditional gymnasium which is often decorated like a shrine.  Visitors are permitted to sit around the central exercise area (shoes should be removed) and watch the exercise sessions. These are accompanied by rhythmic drumming that helps the whirling individuals to reach almost religious heights of concentration.
  • Dinner and overnight in Yazd
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  • Today, we will take an excursion towards the outskirts of Ardakan and drive to the mountain region to visit Zoroastrianism Mountain Shrine - Chak Chak (Pir-e Sabz).  At the base of the mountain, visitors and pilgrims have to walk up a trail and flight of steps past some buildings to the shrine itself. The grotto-shrine is dedicated to the royal princess Nikbanu.
  • Descend the mountain and continue to Meybod.
  • Visit the Pigeon House. The 200 years ago towers were nesting spaces for 4000 birds.  It was a giant roost for the collection of guano; precious fertilizer in Persia before the introduction of chemical equivalents
  • Visit the Old Ice House (Yakhchal). These ancient refrigerators were used primarily to store ice for use in the summer, as well as for food storage, in the hot, dry desert climate of Iran.
  • Dinner and overnight in Yazd
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  • Visit Amir Chakhmagh Complex, an ancient square in Yazd that includes several old structures such as a bazaar, mosque, water storage, and a mausoleum that are all listed as National Heritage Sites.
  • Visit the Jameh Mosque
  • Visit the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and see the oldest burning fire in Iran.
  • View Dakhmeh, the Tower of Silence where corpses of dead were placed to slowly disintegrate or picked apart by desert vultures. This burial tradition had been since 3000 years until it the tradition stopped 40 years ago.
  • After lunch,  drive approximately 2.5 hours along desert road to Abarkooh to see the legendary 4000 year-old cypress tree
  • Continue approximately 2 hours’ drive to Pasargad (UNESCO World Heritage) - the ancient capital of Cyrus the Great.
  • Visit the Tomb of Cyrus the Great and remains of Achaemenian palaces and edifices.
  • Continue to Shiraz for dinner and the night.
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  • Enjoy a full day excursion exploring some most important archaeological sites of Iran
  • Visit Persepolis (UNESCO), the highlight of any tour to Iran and the most magnificent city of the ancient world. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Persian Empire during Achemaenian era. The site, 125,000 sq. m in area, is composed of various reception halls and palaces, private palaces, royal treasury and fortifications.
  • Visit Naqsh-e Rajab and Naghsh-e Rustam, the rock cut tombs of the Achaemenian royals.
  • Return to Shiraz city and proceed to Vakil Complex, which group some of Shiraz’s most historical monuments including the Vakil Mosque, the traditional bazaar and bath house.
  • Dinner and overnight in Shiraz.
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  • After breakfast, embark on an exciting city tour of Shiraz – the city of roses, poets and nightingales.
  • Visit the beautiful Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. Every morning, this stunning mosque is illuminated with all the colours of the rainbow through its stained glass, hence it is also known as the Pink Mosque.
  • Visit the Garden of Eram (UNESCO), one of the most beautiful and monumental gardens of Iran.
  • Visit Hafezieh and Saadieh, the tomb of the 2 famous poets Hafez and Saadi.
  • Visit Narenjestan-e-Qavam which literally means The Qavam’s Orange Garden, one of the historical buildings of Shiraz that dates from the Qajar Dynasty.
  • Visit Vakil Complex, which group some of Shiraz’s most historical monuments including the Vakil Mosque, the traditional bazaar and bath house.
  • Dinner and overnight in Shiraz.
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  • Early morning call after midnight
  • Check out and transfer to airport for your homebound flight (0500hr)
  • Arrival in Singapore

We hope that you had an enjoyable vacation with Dynasty Travel, and we look forward to bringing you to your next holiday destination !

 

Note: The sequence of the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. During major conferences, fairs and festivals accommodation may be located outside the city or in an alternate city without prior notice.

 

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  1. Tour required minimum 20 members to materialize
  2. Visa is required for most nationality. Visa Fee:  Singapore (€75), Malaysia (€10), Indonesia, PRC (€100), HK SAR (€80). (Visa fee subject to change). Kindly check with our friendly consultant for visa procedure.
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