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Tehran > Shiraz > Persepolise > Yazd > Esfahan > Tehran
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Our suggested Iran itinerary for the Russian Citizens:
Tehran > Shiraz > Persepolise > Yazd > Esfahan > Tehran
Day 1: Tehran
Today, you will arrive in Iran from Tehran Intl airport.
The guide would be already waiting to see you in front of the gate with a sign including our company’s name at the international airport. Please do not go around when you arrive at the airport and stand up near the gate till your guide arrives, this way, he/she can find you easier.
Finally, you will meet your guide and greet each other. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel to rest for some hours if needed.
Highly recommended attractions to visit in Tehran are:
Tehran Bazaar is a place where you can get involved more with locals.
Golestan Palace is a place where you can get familiar with the culture and history of Iran.
A night flight to Shiraz
Then you will be transferred to the airport to fly to Shiraz in the evening. Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 2 & 3 in Shiraz
In Shiraz, you're going to visit the city of easy-going people, great poems, beautiful gardens and fruits. Shiraz is the center of Fars province which is the central province of Iran in agriculture. A lot of vineyards are around and this city made this city famous for its red wine before the revolution. Today, you will see the Vakil complex including Arg of Karim Khan which is one of the most beautiful and unique monuments of Shiraz, Bazaar, Bathhouse, and Mosque. Nasirolmolk Mosque is a 1000-color mosque of Iran, and where you will change your idea about colors. You are surrounded by different colors there and feel you are flying over a big rainbow. After visiting these sights, you will eat your lunch at a traditional luxury restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have a walking time in the old part of the city and then will see Hafez and Saadi tombs. Iranians believe Hafez's poems can tell them what is going to happen for them in the future. That is why they first focus on their wish, close their eyes, and open Hafez's book randomly and try to find a connection between the meaning of that poem and their wish.
Culinary tour in Shiraz
After finishing your city tour of Shiraz, your culinary tour starts: As we are from Shiraz, we hold a culinary tour free of charge for people who are interested in culinary. On this day, an Iranian family will be your host in a traditional home for the culinary tour. On this day, we start cooking together and spend some time. We will cook Kalam Polo, which is a traditional Shirazes food that includes mixed rice, cabbage, and some herbs with meatballs. For dessert, you will eat Faloodeh Shirazes which is made of noodles, this kind of dessert is eaten usually with lemon juice or rose water.
Please notice that before starting your culinary tour, we will talk to you about the food you would prefer to eat, this tour is arranged according to your diet.
Overnight in Shiraz.
Day 4: Shiraz-Persepolis
On day 4, you will have a stop to visit Persepolis, then drive toward Abarkouh.
On the way, you will have a stop to visit Persepolis. It is one of the historical and ancient cities in Iran and was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire for many years. There is a magnificent palace in this city which is named Persepolis and was built during the reign of Darius I, Artaxerxes I, and Xerxes I.
Day 5 & 6: Yazd
You will spend two days in Yazd, so you will have enough time to explore the city.
Today, the Zoroastrian city is welcoming you. The city of friendly people, old contractures, delicious sweets, and great Qanats. As this city is a desert city, people in the past had to conserve water and keep it eatable and clean. That is why they made many Qanat, where they could keep water, in Yazd. Since the city is located in the desert region, it has a dry and hot climate.
What to eat? Where to eat?
You will eat your dinner in a restaurant in Yazd to taste its traditional food. Yazd is so popular for having several kinds of soup, soups often are made of rice, vegetables, and beans. We recommend you to taste some of them which are more popular than the others: Ashe Shooli, Ash-e Gandom, and Ashe Aloo.
Note: In Yazd, there are many delicious foods made from vegetables, rice, and beans so you can have them without any worries and enjoy.
Day 7 & 8 in Isfahan
Drive toward Isfahan. In the morning, on the way to visit Meybod and Naein villages. Visit pigeon tower, Narin castle, and visit cotton waving workshop and Jame mosque in Naein.
Most of Isfahan's historical sites date back to the Safavid Era and they are situated near Zayanderud River.
Ali Qapu, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Shah (Imam) Mosque, Vank Cathedral, Menar Jonban, Chehel Sotoun (forty columns), Hasht Behesht Palace, Isfahan's Historical Bazaar, Naqsh-e Jahan Square, The Bird Garden, Khaju Bridge, Shahrestan Bridge, si-o-Seh Pol (thirty-three Bridge) are among the attractions and historical sites in Isfahan.
You can see the old Iranian gymnasium, which is called Zoorkhane in Persian. There you get familiar with the rich culture of Iranian and its tradition. You will have some time in Sharbatkhane, where you can drink traditional drinks.
After eating lunch, you will be driven toward Tehran. Overnight in Tehran
Day 9: Tehran
Transfer to Tehran Intl. airport for your return flight.