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The Persian Dream Tour
12-Day Tour of Iran
Only $4139.00!! per person
based on double occupancy

Tour Highlights:
Line Round trip air from the U.S.
Line Domestic flights in Iran
Line All transfers and sightseeing operated by private car and guides (personalized service)
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Tehran
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Archaeological Museum
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Isfahan
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Naghsh-e-Jahan Square
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Aliqapou Palace
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Imam Mosque
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Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
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Bazaar
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Dinner at an Iranian home
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Chehel Sotoon Palace
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Vank Church
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Shiraz
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Persepolis
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Hafez and Saadi Tombs
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Eram Garden
Line Vakil Complex
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Citadel
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Shiraz Museum
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Bath and Bazaar
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Qavam House
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Mausoleum of Shah-e-Cheragh
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Sasanian Palace
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Yazd
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Towers of Silence
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Dolatabad Garden
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Jomeh Mosque
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Alexander prison
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Kerman
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Jabalieh Dome
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Bam
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Mausoleum of Nematolah
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Deluxe and First class hotels
Line All entrance fees, guidance and taxes.

Day 1 Depart USA on a scheduled flight to Tehran. All meals and beverages served on board flight.
Day 2 Arrive Tehran Mehrabad International Airport where you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your customs formalities. Transfer to your hotel, the luxurious Laleh Hotel. Overnight.

Laleh Hotel

Tehran: The luxurious Laleh Hotel

Day 3 Breakfast, then start your tour of Tehran, the capital of the country for 207 years. Visit the Archeological, Glass, and Carpet museums. You will view an excellent collection of different objects from the 13th Century BC to the 20th Century AD as well as the finest Persian carpets. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Isfahan. Arrive Isfahan where you will be met and transferred tot he luxurious Abbasi hotel. Isfahan was the capital of Persia during three different eras. What is remarkable about the Abbasi hotel is that it was formerly a caravanserai and is about 400 years old. You will experience pure oriental accommodation combined with the luxury of a deluxe property. Overnight. (B)

Persian Rug

Isfahan: The famous hand weaving of Persian Rugs.

ABBASI HOTEL

Isfahan: The entrance of the historical 400 year old "ABBASI HOTEL".

Day 4 Breakfast, then start your tour of Isfahan visiting Naghsh-e-Jahan Square, Aliqapou Palace (the first Iranian high-rise), Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and the traditional bazaar, where you can bargain for your handicrafts and carpets. You will also see the historical bridges of Khajou and Sioseh which was constructed during the Safavid dynasty from the 17th Century AD. Relax in one of the traditional tea houses and drink Persian tea, or experiment with smoking a Persian water-pipe while listening to Persian music. Transfer back to your hotel. In the evening, you will be met and transferred to an Iranian home where you will be hosted for an Iranian home-cooked dinner and have the chance to get to know an Iranian family and their way of life, as well as engage in social discussion. Later, transfer back to your hotel for an overnight. (B,D)

Naghsh-e-Jahan

Isfahan: Naghsh-e-Jahan

Naghsh-e-Jahan Square

Isfahan: Naghsh-e-Jahan Square

Day 5 Breakfast, then start your tour by visiting the Chehel Sotoon, a palace for receiving foreign officials in the 17th Century AD; Hasht Behesht Haram (belonged to a Safavid king's wife); and Vank Church, the most beautiful church in Iran from the 16th Century AD. Then marvel at the 700 year old Shaking Minarets. If you wish, you can climb one and shake it, and the second one will also shake for no apparent reason. Later, transfer to Isfahan airport for your flight to Shiraz. Arrive Shiraz where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the deluxe Homa Hotel. Overnight. (B)

Vank Church

Near Isfahan: Vank church from the 17 century A.D.

Vank Church

Near Isfahan: The 400 year old Vank church from the outside.

Eram Garden

Shiraz City: Eram Garden

Day 6 Breakfast, then start your tour of Shiraz, which was formerly the capital of Persia in the 18th Century AD. Visit Persepolis which was the ceremonial capital of Persia in 500 BC during the reign of the Achaemenian dynasty. See the Naghsh-e-Rostam. It was the Achaemenian kings' necropolis, cut out of a mountain called Hossein. Also visit the tombs of Hafez and Saadi, the two great Persian poets. End the tour of Persepolis by visiting the Eram Garden. Return to the Homa hotel for overnight. (B)

Persepolis

Persepolis near Shiraz Fars province

Persepolis

The impressive site of "Persepolis" from 500 B.C.

Day 7 Breakfast, then start your tour by visiting the Vakil Complex including the Citadel, the museum, the bath and the bazaar of the Zand dynasty from the 18th Century AD, as well as the Qavam Orangery House, a masterpiece of architecture from the 19th Century AD. Lunch at a traditional Iranian restaurant. Continue the tour to visit the Mausoleum of Shah-e-Cheragh, brother of the 8th Shia Imam. Return to the Homa hotel for overnight. (B,L)

Citadel

Vakil: The Old Citadel of "BAM" dating back to the 3rd century A.D.

Day 8 Breakfast, then drive to Yazd via Sarvestan to visit the Sasanian Palace of the 4th Century AD. Continue your tour to the Towers of Silence, the 3rd Century AD burial place for Zoroastrians where, according to their beliefs, the bodies of the deceased were exposed to vultures. Overnight in Yazd at the famous Saffaieh Hotel, known for its beautiful rose gardens. (B)
Day 9 Breakfast, then tour Yazd. Visit the Zoroastrian fireplace. Here you will see the sacred fire which has been kept alive for hundreds of years and is now a Zoroastrian pilgrim center. Visit the Dolatabad Garden of the 16th Century AD, the Jomeh Mosque of the 13th Century AD, and the Alexander prison of the 3rd Century AD. Lunch, then drive to Kerman. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Kerman. (B,L)
Day 10 Breakfast, then start your tour of Kerman visiting the Vakil complex, the Bazaar, the Mosque and the Jabalieh Dome of the 17th Century AD. Drive to Bam via Mahan City for lunch at the traditional restaurant Prince Garden, a beautiful 19th Century AD garden. Continue the tour visiting the Mausoleum of Nematolah Vali who was the founder of a Dervish sect in Iran in the 14th Century AD. Overnight at the Bam Eram Hotel in Bam. (B)
Day 11 Breakfast, then drive to the Old Citadel of Bam to visit the greatest mud-brick monument in the world, dating to the 3rd Century AD. Drive to Kerman for your flight to Tehran. Arrive Tehran where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the luxurious Homa Hotel for an overnight. (B)
Day 12 Breakfast, then you will be met by our representative and transferred to Tehran Mehrabad airport, where you will be assisted with your check-in formalities for your flight back home. (B)

Also Included: All transfers within Iran. Personalized sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary, in a private car, with a tour guide and a driver including entrance fees to sights mentioned.  Included as well is the service charge imposed by hotels, porterage, meeting and assistance at airports and hotels.

Not included:  Items of a personal nature such as laundry, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, visa charge and tips.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: If single supplement is needed, please add $875.

If airfare from the U.S.A. is not required, please deduct $920 from posted rate.

Remarks: You cannot enter Iran if you have an Israeli stamp on your passport.

If you need a different package, we will customize it for you.

 

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