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13 Days - 12 Nights
Availability : All Months
Mashhad
Shiraz
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 20
Iran Silk Road Tour Details

In Iran Silk Road Tour, we experience some of the most eminent historical sites across Iran: ancient archaeology, teeming bazaars, majestic mosques, and astounding desert route. Travel through some of the cities that were most important commercial centers along the ancient Silk Road. Also, study their rich culture, and check the priceless items in Tehran’s museums.

Highlights of Iran Silk Road Tour
  • Walking through Iran’s past to its present
  • A historical exploration of some of the Silk Road’s most forgotten cities
  • Experience some of the most eminent historical sites across Iran: ancient archaeology, teeming bazaars, majestic mosques

Tour Code

OT1114010

Best Time to Visit

All Months

Physical Rating

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Accommodation grade

3* or 4* Hotels/ Traditional House/ Eco-lodge

Transportation

A.C Minibus / Van / Private car

Included Meals

13 Breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 13 dinners
2 bottles of water/fruits/snacks per day

Price Includes

  • 12 Nights Hotel or Traditional House Accommodation
  • Professional Licensed Guide and Drivers
  • All Transfers and Transportation
  • Meals: Full-Board

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa Stamp/ Label Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips to Local Guides and Drivers
  • Entrance Fees
  • Room Service Fees

Important Hints

Accommodation

Hotel check-in time generally is at 2:00 PM. So, according to your arrival time, if you need early check-in you must book an extra day.
The price includes double and twin rooms in Hotels. Obviously, single rooms cost an extra fee.
Private or single rooms are not available in some traditional local houses. No Bed, but sleeping equipment is traditional comfortable Mattresses and Blankets.

Transportation

Use Minibus / Van / Private car depending on your group size

Meals

The number of meals depending on your arrival and departure time may be changed.
Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.

Other Notes

The priority in sightseeing may be changed. It is due to the time of your arrival, your guide’s discretion, and official and unofficial holidays of some museums. Also, some activities in the itinerary may be changed depending on the weather conditions.
There is a guide assistant in addition to the tour guide for 16 pax and more.

Itinerary
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13

Landing to Persia (Mashhad)

Welcome to Iran! Your arrival will be at Mashhad International Airport (MHD). After your arrival, your guide meets and transfers you to the Hotel. You can rest and have free time.

O/N Mashhad

Mashhad – Sarakhs

In an early morning, after having breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head to Sarakhs city that was once a stopping point along the Silk Road. And in its 11th-century heyday had many libraries and a famous school of architects. Then we visit Ribat Sharaf, Ribat Mahi, Mozdooran Cave, and Bazangan Lake. They were the roadside inn where caravans could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Then we go back to Mashhad.

O/N Mashhad

Iran Lake - by hadi nabikhani /Flickr Iran Caravanserai - Rubat Sharaf Caravanserai in Sarakhs. Photo by: Babak Fakhamzadeh /Flickr

Mashhad – Neyshabur

In the morning after checking out of the hotel, we move to visit the ancient city of Toos (Susia) and visit the tomb of Ferdowsi. Then we drive to Neyshabur to visit Mausoleum of Attar and Omar Khayyam. After that we explore the ancient town of Neyshabur. Then we head to see Ribat Sharif Abad and Dizbad village. We finish the day by visiting Abbasi caravanserai in Neyshabur.

O/N Neyshabur

Ferdowsi Iranian Poet - Tomb of Ferdowsi, Toos - by Ali Shojaee /Flickr Iranian Poet - Tomb of Attar - by @Ninara - Flickr

Neyshabur – Sabzevar

In the morning, after checking out of the hotel, we visit the wooden mosque of Neyshabur. Then we visit Turquoise Mine which is close to Neyshabur. Then we drive to Sabzevar that is located along the Silk Road. Sabzevar played host to the travelers in its numerous roadside and city caravanserais. In Sabzevar we visit a caravanserai called Ribat Sabzevar. Then on our way to Shahrod, we visit the Khosrowjerd minaret in Khosrojerd and Miandasht caravanserai in the middle of Persian Silk Road. Then we go to Shahrood.

O/N Shahroud

Wooden Mosque in Neyshabur Turquoise Mine

Shahrood – Damghan

In the morning after checking out of the hotel, we visit Bayazid Bastami and Jame mosque in Bastam near Shahrood. Then we head to Damghan to visit Pir Alamdar tower and Tarikhaneh Mosque, a Sassanid-era monument. After that, we visit Tepeh Hissar, a prehistoric site located in the village Heydarabad just south of Damghan. Then on our way to Semnan, we visit the ancient city of Hecatompylos, also called Hundred Gates and Qoosheh Caravanserai.

O/N Semnan

Iran mausoleum - Pir Alamdar tower - Damghan

 

Semnan – Garmsar

In the morning, we start the day by going to the Ahovan district and visiting Ahovan caravanserai. Then we come back to Semnan and visit Jame mosque and Old Bazaar in Semnan. Then on our way to Tehran, we visit Deh Namak caravanserai.

O/N Tehran

 

Tehran

Today we will visit Golestan Palace*, some historical buildings. Golestan Palace is the name of a historical complex in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. This former royal Qajar complex has been inscribed in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage in June of 2013. Then we walk around the grand old bazaar of Tehran

O/N Tehran

Iran, Tehran, Golestan Palace - To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour Grand Bazaar of Tehran - photo by: @Ninara /Flickr

Kashan

Leaving Tehran behind, continue to Kashan to visit Fin Persian garden*, a relaxing and visually impressive Persian garden with water channels all passing through a central pavilion. The Fin Garden has many stunning water features that are fed from a spring emerging from a slope behind the garden. Then we’ll check in to the hotel and visit historical houses of Kashan like Tabatabaei historical house, Borujerdiha/ Abbasian historical house; and then finish the day in Kashan by visiting Aghabozorg mosque.

O/N Kashan

Fin Persian Garden, Kashan, Iran - by @stefanos- /Flickr

Half of the World

In the morning, we will leave Kashan to Isfahan. On our way to Isfahan, we will visit Madar Shah caravanserai. After arriving in Isfahan we’ll check in to the hotel. Then we start exploring Isfahan. First, we visit Naqshe Jahan historical square*. The gigantic open plaza is framed by a wall of arches and surrounded by two of the Islamic world’s most impressive mosques, the Sheikh Lotfollah mosque* and the Shah mosque*. Both houses of worship contain magnificent architecture and tile-work. In the end, we finish the day by visiting Chehelsotoun palace* in a royal garden of Isfahan. Then we continue exploring Isfahan by visiting Si-o-Se-Pol and Khajoo historical bridges on the Zayanderoud.

O/N Isfahan

Naqsh-e Jahan Square Isfahan - To Iran Tour - persia Classic tour Madarshah Caravanserai, Isfahan, Iran - To Iran tour

Isfahan – Pasargadae

In the morning after checking out of the hotel, we will visit another place in Isfahan named Jame Mosque of Isfahan*. Then we leave Isfahan to go to Pasargadae*. In Pasargadae* we see the impressive, elevated Tomb of Cyrus and to walk through the different sections of the ancient city. For example the Residential Palace, the Audience Hall, and the Gatehouse. Then we visit Estakhr historical city.

O/N Pasargadae

Jame Mosque of Isfahan - by Ali Shojaee /Flickr pasargadae, Shiraz, Iran - To Iran Tour

Pasargadae – Shiraz

An early start takes us to Persepolis* (Takht-é Jamshid), the heart of the Persian Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, walk through a complex of palaces and temples that are said to be one of the architectural wonders of the world. Then we visit the glorious Naghsh-e Rostam*, an ancient necropolis.

After checking into the hotel, we explore the lovely city of Shiraz, the City of Roses and Nightingales. We visit the Quran historical gate of Shiraz. In the afternoon, we visit Eram Persian Garden*, with its beautiful cypress-lined avenues leading to an elegant summer palace. Then we visit the tomb of the Iranian famous poet, Hafez (Hafezieh).

O/N Shiraz

Persepolis, Fars - To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour Naqsh-e Rostam, Shiraz - To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour

Shiraz

In the morning we visit the colorful mosque of Nasir-al Mulk (aka pink mosque). Then take a turn to visit the beautiful garden of Narenjestan Historical Complex. Afterwards you’ll have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores and beautiful courtyards. After having lunch, we will visit the rest of the Vakil Complex which includes Public Bath and Mosque. Then we visit Shahcheraq holy shrine. We finish the day by visiting Jame Atigh Mosque.

O/N Shiraz

Fars, Iran destinatins - To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour Shapouri House, Shiraz - To Iran Tour - Persia Classic Tour

Missing Persia

Transfer from Hotel to the Shiraz airport.

Note: All sites with * sign are submitted in UNESCO World Heritage.

To find out more Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, read this article

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