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Iran Silk Road Tour for 8 days on budget and quality. Meet thousands of Pilgrims in the holy city of Mashhad in Imam Reza shrine, travel through the history in Damghan town. Visit Zanjan’s Soltaniyeh as one of the biggest brick domes in the world, meet Azeris in Tabriz. Also, study their rich culture, and check the priceless items in Tehran‘s museums.
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3* or 4* Hotels/ Traditional House/ Eco-lodge
A.C Minibus / Van / Private car
1 Domestic Flight
2 bottles of water/fruits/snacks per day
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.
Use Minibus / Van / Private car depending on your group size
The number of meals depending on your arrival and departure time may be changed.
Vegetarian dishes are also possible upon request.
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.
Arrival to the second most populous city of Iran and the major oases along the ancient silk road. It is also home to the Imam Reza holy shrine, one of the most visited places of pilgrimage in the world. Our guide meets you at the airport. She/ He transfer you to the hotel for the rest.
City tour of Mashhad to visit The Imam Reza Holy shrine and Nader Shah Tomb. Then drive to Tus to visit Ferdowsi tomb and Haruniyeh Dome. Excursion to Nishabour to visit the Tomb of the famous poets of Iran (Attar). He has been one of the greatest writers and philosopher of Sufism (the inner, mystical, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam). Then spend some time visiting the tomb of Omar Khayyam. He wrote important treatises on algebra, a famous philosopher, astronomer and also Poet in Iran and maybe in the world. He also wrote many books in different field of science, religion, and culture.
Drive to Shahrud to visit the Amirieh Bath which is an ancient relic from the Qajar era. Then continue to Bastam to visit Bayazid Bastami Tomb and Jame mosque. From here, we head to Damghan city to visit Tarikhaneh (home of god) that is the oldest mosque in Iran. We also visit the ancient city of Hecatompylos, Tappeh Hessar, Aramgah-e Pir Alamdar, Cheshme Ali spring, and the Round Tower.
We have a full day of driving today to reach our destination of Zanjan; it is a good idea to stock up on locally bought and easily found dates and pistachio nuts for the journey. On route, we stop at Qazvin for a half day city tour. In Qazvin we visit the Jameh Mosque and the Chehel Sotoun (Kolah Farangi), this building dates back to Safavid Era. Later, you arrive at Zanjan in which you can find many beautiful handicrafts and also historical attractions.
We start your full day tour of Zanjan by visiting the traditional Laundry House that belongs to Qajar Era and called Rakhtshoor-Khaneh. Then we continue by visiting the Jameh Mosque, Saltmen museum. The Saltmen was found in the Chehrabad salt mines in the winter of 1993.
Drive to Soltaniyeh Dome* which is located 35 km from Zanjan to visit another Iran UNESCO world heritage site. Soltaniyeh Dome is the largest brick-made dome in the world. It is not on Zanjan –Tabriz route but worth visiting; then drive back to Tabriz.
Full day city tour of Tabriz to visit The El-Goli Pavilion, the Mashrooteh House; Blue Mosque, and The Azerbaijan Museum. We end our tour of the Grand Bazaar*, the only bazaar on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Today’s structure, a vast maze-like complex of bricked arches and vaulted passageways, still evokes the spirit of its earliest days. The days when Tabriz was one of the most important commercial centers along the ancient Silk Road. It’s a wonderful place to chat with engaging merchants and browse for jewelry, carpets, and spices. Later we take you to the airport in Tabriz for your included flight to Tehran and transfer to hotel.
Half day city tour of Tehran to visit Golestan Palace* that is both a historic site and museum. It is a complex that consists of 17 palaces, museums, and Halls. And it is worth spending a few hours visiting its luxuriously decorated dining area and ballroom and well landscaped Gardens and fountains. At the end of the tour, you transfer to the international airport fly back to your country.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us and our travel expert will get in touch with you shortly. Please also call us or email us before visiting to make sure that you will be served with our best services.