Iran Religious Tour in Mashhad | Qom | Shiraz
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Shiraz > Mashhad > Tehran > Qom
Visiting Shiraz, Qom, and last Mashhad. Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, the holy shrine of Hazrate- Masoumeh, and the holy shrine of Emam Reza.
Day 1, 2 & 3 in Shiraz (Iran)
(3 full days and 2 nights)
Today, you will arrive in Iran from Shiraz Intl airport.
The guide is already waiting to see you in front of the gate with a sign including our company’s name at the international airport. When you arrive, the guide as a representative of all Iranians welcomes you with a Rose.
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.
Shiraz is one of the most famous cities of Islamic Iran that has always been considered by Iranians and people of other countries. It is believed that Shiraz is the most beautiful tourist city in Iran. Shiraz is also one of the biggest cities in Iran, which has various attractions such as culture, religion, history, etc.
Shah Cheraq Holy Shrine
It is a famous and marvelous site in Shiraz. The son of one of the Shiite Imams was buried there and thus a shrine was built. This shrine was built in the 6th century and its sanctuary is designed with beautiful tiles.
This 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.
Ali Ebn-e Hamze:
Ali Ebn –E Hamzeh is another holy shrine in Shiraz, which in addition to its religious status, is one of the most valuable buildings in Shiraz due to its historical monument.
One of the unique masterpieces of architecture in the history of Iran is the Vakil Mosque in Shiraz.
In the below, you can see the list of other options which you will have to see 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 within 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. 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 Sa'di 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 the Hafez's book randomly and try to find a connection between the meaning of that poem and their wish.
Please check the list and choose those which more closely to your interests:
It is not clear exactly when this garden was initially made but this garden is mentioned in the itineraries of the 10th and 11th centuries. The variety of plants is significant and is similar to an exhibition of flowers and plants.
Shapouri House is located in the middle of a garden with an area of 4635 meters. This foundation of this house is about 840 square meters and the building is two stories high. Shapouri House is located in the center of Shiraz City and the old quarters of Shiraz. This house belonged to Abd al-Saheb Shapouri and was built and designed by Master Abolghasem Mohandesi.
Quran Gate (Darvazeh Quran)
Quran gate is one of the old gates in Shiraz and today is known as a historical monument. This gate is located on the North East side of the city and near Chehel Imam Mountain and Baba Kouhi Mountain and it is the city's exit to Marvdasht.
Where to stay in Shiraz?
Shiraz has many nice hotels with different categories for people with different budgets.
For example, Zandieh and Grand's hotel are the best 5 * hotels in Shiraz. Zandieh is located in the old part of the city so you need to walk only 5 minutes to get the sightseeing, and the Grand hotel located near the Qoran gate in a nice location. If you chose this hotel for your stay in Shiraz, you will have the chance to see a beautiful view of Shiraz when you sit on your room’s terrace.
But if you prefer to spend less money and stay in a medium quality hotel we recommend hotels like Karimkhan and Arg hotels.
These days, some of our clients like to stay in hotels which have a traditional style, many traditional hotels can be the best choice for those who interested in staying in this kind of traditional place.
On day 3 you will have an excursion to Persepolis. In the evening you will fly to Mashhad.
Persepolis is one of the historical and ancient cities in Iran and was the capital of the Achaemenes 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. Persepolis or Parseh is 10 kilometers North of Marvdasht and 57 kilometers from Shiraz.
Day 4, 5, 6 & 7 in Mashhad (Iran)
(4 full days and 3 nights)
Mashhad is a city that was the capital of Iran in Afsharid time and nowadays it is the second megacity of Iran and the capital of Razavi Khorasan province. The city is located in the northeast of the country. Since Mashhad is known as housing the tomb of Imam Reza, the eighth Shia Imam, every year more than 30 million Iranian pilgrims and about 1 million foreign pilgrims visit the city and Imam Reza Shrine.
Nowadays Mashhad is one of the most crowded cities of Iran and the Middle East in terms of attracting tourists. In addition to Imam Reza Shrine, there are many great mosques, historical graves, traditional schools, and Bazaars in Mashhad that persuade you to travel and visit the city.
Mashhad has many other attractions that you can visit and enjoy such as Sang Bast complex which is the oldest monument with Islamic architecture of Khorasan, Harunie edifice that is the only historical monument of Tus city, Dodar School that is the most beautiful symbol of Timurid architecture, Haj Malek historical house, Mehdi Gholi Beyk Bath, Mardom Shenasi ( Anthropology) museum, Tomb of Palandouz, Ghoharshad mosque, Haft Hoz garden, Vakil Abad park, 72 Tan mosque, Koohsangi park, and Akhlamad Yaylak.
What do we buy from Mashhad?
Mashhad has popular souvenirs such as Saffron, Leblebi with Raisin, Turbah, Tasbih, Agate jewelry, and prayer rug that you can buy them from Bazaar-e Reza near Imam Reza Shrine, Goharshad mall, and central Bazaar. If you prefer modern shopping centers, you should go to Sajad Street of Mashhad where many shopping centers are in. Arman shopping center, Almas-e Shargh shopping mall, Melal shopping center, Zist-e Khavar shopping mall, and Vilaj Tourist mall are other good choices for shopping in Mashhad.
On the evening of day 7, you will have a flight to Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 8 in Tehran(Iran)
You will have a light tour of Tehran to visit Imam Zadeh Saleh shrine, in the afternoon you will drive toward Qom. One full day and two nights in Qom.
Day 9 &10 in Qom(Iran)
(Two full days and one night)
Qom, as the religious capital of Iran, is the second pilgrimage city of Iran that many tourists visit this city every year. Visiting the shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh shrine and Jamkaran mosque will be our main program, while we will have a city tour.
What do we buy from Qom?
Many people know Qom for its famous Sohan, so perhaps preparing this delicious souvenir is one of the most important tasks of travelers. There are many shops in the city where you can buy this souvenir. For example, the streets around the shrine are among the places where the best Sohan is sold by the branches of the factory that produces these lovely sweets. Most of the important shopping centers of this city are located almost around the holy shrine.
What to eat? Where to eat?
In many streets around the holy shrine, such as Arak Street, Bahar Boulevard, Astaneh Square, Eram Street, you can see many restaurants and snack shops with good quality and reasonable cost.
If you want to taste traditional foods and drinks, you can go to Yazdanpanah House, which is now one of the best restaurants in Qom and provides services to the pilgrims of the shrine in a beautiful atmosphere.
Where to stay in Qom?
Qom International Hotel, Karimeh, Olympic Hotel, Esteghlal Hotel, Khorshid Hotel, Alvand, Hotel Melal, and Mahsan Hotel are among the hotels in Qom that provide good services.
In the afternoon of day 10, you will drive back to Tehran.
Day 11 Fly back to your country.
Transfer to Tehran Intl by taxi or your driver to fly back to your country out and leave your hotel 5 hours before your departure flight. If there is any unpredictable happen such as traffic or car breakdown, you will have enough time to get to the airport.
We have tried to arrange an itinerary, including most of the main religious sites, along with historical sites. If you would prefer an itinerary with the few days to visit only the main religious cities, I recommend the below itinerary.
Day 1: Tehran
Arrive in Tehran, welcomed by your guide. You will be transferred to your hotel via visiting Emam Khomeini's holy shrine. Overnight in Tehran.
Day 2: Tehran-Mashhad
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to transfer to the airport to fly to Mashhad. As soon as you arrive, you will visit the holy shrine of Emam Reza, free at leisure at the holy shrine. Overnight in Mashhad.
Day 3: Mashhad
Visit the holy shrine of Emam Reza, free at leisure at the holy shrine. Overnight in Mashhad.
Day 4: Mashhad-Tehran
Half-day free at leisure to visit the holy shrine and then fly to Tehran in the evening. Overnight in Tehran
Day 5: Tehran-Qom
You will be driven toward Qom, a half-day tour in Qom to visit the holy shrine of Hazrate- Masoumeh and some religious schools in the city.
Day 6: Qom
Full day free at leisure Masume holy shrine in Qom, and then transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Qom.
Day 7: Depart
Two-hour drive to be transferred to Imam Khomeini International airport for your return flight. On-site hotels available for your comfort, just in case you need to rest before your departure.