Isfahan is one of the most beautiful and pleasant cities in Iran. In this itinerary, you can find out why tourists are interested in this city because this beautiful city can satisfy all tastes. Here is a piece of complete and detailed information about the sights of Isfahan (half of the world) so that you can plan your trip to this city and visit its various sights and attractions.
First Day in Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Emam square including Sheikhlotfollah and Imam Mosques, Chehel- Sotoun Palace, and Bazaar. After many years, this bazaar is still one of the most important places for selling and buying goods. You will see how people enjoy their time not only by shopping but also having fun together. Younger comes to take beautiful pictures with tile working background to post on Instagram or what's the app profile picture. Old people come to make their memories alive and meet their friends and have some time together. You will see a lot of colorful and handmade souvenirs. You can buy a kind of sweet that is called Pulaki as a souvenir, it is served by a tea.
When it is time to pray, people, especially those who work at the bazaar, go to the mosques to pray. Overnight Isfahan
Second Day in Isfahan
On this day you will participate in a cooking class in a friendly atmosphere to learn cooking some popular food of Isfahan such as Biryani, which is made of lamb meat, liver, onions that are eaten by a kind of bread called sangak. Before start cooking class you go to Bazar to buy some ingredients.
In the afternoon you will go to visit Hasht Behesht Palace. After that you will go to a cozy cafe that is called Haj Mirza, this café is famous for having a kind of dessert that named Gush fil and dough. We recommend you to taste it. Overnight Isfahan
Third-Day in Isfahan
Today you will start your tour by visiting Birds Garden and Music museum. In the music museum, you will visit traditional instruments and you can get familiar with the names and sounds or whatever you would like to learn. Then you will go to Jolfa. Jolfa is a part of Isfahan City.
Vank Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches with a mix design of Persian and European architecture. The interior of the church is designed with moldings, paintings, and gliding. There is a valuable museum next to this cathedral and valuable paintings, inscriptions, and other expensive and cherished objects are kept there. You will have some time to spend in Sharbatkhane, where you can drink traditional drinks and eat your meal in the restaurant, where you can experience Iranian traditional food. After that, you will visit the old Jame mosque (Friday mosque) to see Persian style mosque through history.
We will have a short stop in Abyane for lunch. I recommend you to eat the official food of the Abyane people which is called Geppa, it made from crushed corn and other ingredients. Then continue our way, we will arrive at Isfahan around the afternoon. If you are not tired, you can take a walk on Si-o-Se Pol and Khaju Bridges. This way you are going to be among people and get familiar with their culture and lifestyle. You will visit many Iranian families who are spending their time with their children. Overnight Isfahan
Shahrekord - Koohang
Drive from Isfahan to Kohrang and Chelgerd, enjoy the Sheykh Ali Khan waterfall, then the first Kohrang tunnel and Dimeh spring, eat lunch in nature, later continue to Chelgerd and enjoy the excursion to Fritillaria imperialis plain and explore this unique flower then drive to Shrekord. Overnight Shahrekord
Shahrekord - Isfahan
On this day we start our tour by visiting Chaleshtor Castle, Zaman Khan historical bridge, then go back to Isfahan. Overnight in Isfahan
Some recommendation for your trip to Isfahan:
Where to stay in Isfahan?
Isfahan is a tourist city and it has a lot of both modern and traditional hotels with high quality and reasonable prices. Abbasi Guesthouse or Shah Abbas Hotel is one of the great hotels of Iran and the city of Isfahan. This hotel is famous due to its architecture, which is modeled on the Safavid architecture, and its location among the historical context of Isfahan. CNN reports Abbasi hotel as the Middle East's most beautiful hotel in March 2017 report. Kowsar, Piroozy, and Aseman are the best high-priced hotels in Isfahan that offering the best facilities. Zohreh, Part, Setareh, and Mahan are three-star hotels in Isfahan that offering good facilities at a lower price. The best suitable hotel in terms of price is the Azadi hotel can be a good choice for those who prefer a low-cost journey. Atigh, Isfahan, and Toloo Khorshid are the best traditional hotels in the city.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Isfahan like other cities of Iran has its local foods such as Kabab, Biryani, and Khoresh-e Mast that you should try them in Khan Gostar restaurant in the city center and Jolfa, Shahrzad and Biryani Azam restaurants. If you want to experience a peaceful traditional place, we recommend you to go to Khansalar and Ashti traditional restaurants in the city.
What do we buy from Isfahan?
Buying souvenirs from Isfahan is very desirable. Gaz is one of the traditional pastry of Isfahan that you can buy the best kind of it from Kermani Gaz shop in Abdolrazagh Street. Poolaki and Rock candy are other famous pastries of Isfahan. Different kinds of calico tablecloths and dishes, carved wood, and Khatam dishes are famous souvenirs of Isfahan that you can buy all kinds of them from handicraft's Bazaars in Isfahan like Qeysarie Bazaar, Grand Bazaar of Isfahan and Naqsh-e Jahan Bazaar. If you like to go to modern shopping centers, Kowsar trade center, Park Mall, and the city center of Isfahan are good choices.