Trip Highlights: This tour is 17 days tour.We allocate this tour with lowest price for badget travelers or the other persons that are interested in Silk road tour with different price, luxury or premium tour.This is an exciting new tour, offering an authentic trip around the timeless sights of the Silk Road. We can’t wait to travel with you from the vibrant, modern city of Tehran through to the windswept deserts of Yazd, the legendary city of Persepolis and the tranquil gardens in Isfahan. Come with us as we explore Zoroastrian fire temples, Nomadic life and royal palaces as we travel through the glorious, picturesque sights of Iran. Our groups attract well travelled open minded individuals, who are naturally curious, keen to learn and to make their own minds up about Iran.Choose us and we will show you the difference

About Silk Road

The Silk Road may have formally opened up trade between the Far East and Europe during the Han Dynasty, and Achaemenid Dynasty in Iran which Han Dynasty ruled China from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D., but the transport of goods and services along these routes dates back even further. The Royal Road, which connected Susa (in present-day Iran) more than 1,600 miles west to Sardis (near the Mediterranean Sea in modern Turkey), was established by the Persian ruler Darius I during the Achaemenid Empire—some 300 years before the opening of the Silk Road. The Persians also expanded the Royal Road to include smaller routes that connected Mesopotamia to the Indian subcontinent as well as northern Africa via Egypt. The Silk Road routes included a large network of strategically located trading posts, markets and thoroughfares designed to streamline the transport, exchange, distribution and storage of goods. Routes extended from the Greco-Roman metropolis of Antioch across the Syrian Desert via Palmyra to Ctesiphon (the Parthian capital) and Seleucia on the Tigris River, a Mesopotamian city in modern-day Iraq. From Seleucia, routes passed eastward over the Zagros Mountains to the cities of Ecbatana (Iran) and Merv (Turkmenistan), from which additional routes traversed to modern-day Afghanistan and eastward into Mongolia and China.

Silk Road Tour , Iran

Silk Road routes also led to ports on the Persian Gulf, where goods were then transported up the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Routes from these cities also connected to ports along the Mediterranean Sea, from which goods were shipped to cities throughout the Roman Empire and into Europe. Silk Road tour in Iran would be amazing for travelers and touch the ancient times. Silk Road, an ancient trade network and a herald of relationship among nations, still has its attraction and charm for modern day travelers. As some of Iran main cities and villages are on this road and have kept their ancient customs. Tour to Iran can be amazing and one of the most attractions. Iran is actually one of the Middle East’s most intriguing destinations because so few people have traveled there, giving it a very real sense of mystery. However, Iran has a great historical heritage, beautiful landscapes, rich cuisine and fine objects of national art - and to learn all of these a lifetime is not enough. We collect 17 days tour (Silk Road Tour) for you to feel the sense of adventure and touch the ancient times.

 

Silk Road

Trip Itinerary:

 


Day 01 : Tabriz

Sightseeing : El Golu , Shahriar Tomb and Tabriz Bazaar.

Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for different functions. and also as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Tabriz and its Bazaar were already prosperous and famous in the 13th century, when the town, in the province of Eastern Azerbaijan, became the capital city of the Safavid kingdom. Today we start the tour from Tabriz. We will visit El Golu also known as shah Golu with its beautiful artificial lake and visit the tomb of Shahriar, the most famous Persian and Azeri poet. You will also be able to visit the exotic bazaar with an interesting array of ethnic crafts on sale. Overnight in Tabriz.

El GoluTomb of ShahriarTabriz Bazaar

Day 02 : Tabriz – Kandovan

Sightseeing : Kandovan Volcanic Village

Visit Kandovan volcanic village.The special architecture of Kandovan is the reason of its universal reputation. Its dwellers carved the rocks of mountains and settled their lives there. Overnight in Tabriz.

Kandovan VillageKandovan VillageKandovan Village

Day 03 : Zanjan

Sightseeing : Sultanieh Doom and Zanjan's Bazaar.

Today we drive to Zanjan to visit the mausoleum of Oljaytu was constructed in 1302–12 in the city of Soltaniyeh, the capital of the Ilkhanid dynasty, which was founded by the Mongols. Situated in the province of Zanjan, Soltaniyeh is one of the outstanding examples of the achievements of Persian architecture and a key monument in the development of its Islamic architecture. Today we will visit this magnificent UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the second biggest brick dome structure in the world. Afterward, we will visit Zanjan Bazaar . Overnight in Zanjan.

Gonbad SoltaniehZanjan's BazaarTour to Zanjan , Gonbad Soltaniyeh

Day 04: Tehran

Sightseeing : Golestan Palace , Tehran's Bazaar , Tabiat Bridge ( Nature Bridge).

This morning, we drive to Tehran, then we will take you to a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, the Golestan Palace. Built during the Qajar Dynasty, that rose to power in the late 1700s, this fabulous walled complex is centered on a landscaped garden with tranquil pools. Many of the elements you'll admire today date to the 19th century when local Qajari architects and artisans were looking to integrate traditional Persian style with elements of Western and Russian origin. The palace buildings are among the oldest in modern Tehran and they are still regarded as a crowning achievement of the Qajar era. Then, we will walk around Tehran Bazaar, few steps far from Golestan Palace. Walking along the Bazaar route, we go to Timche Akbarian. Timche Akbarian dates back to Qajar era (almost 260 years old) when its main purpose was to exchange money. Later it was developed into the first bank of Iran and was run mainly by Jews who were the prominent residents of Oudlajan neighborhood. In the afternoon, you will visit Nature bridge or (Tabiat Bridge). Tabiat Bridge (Nature Bridge) is the first pedestrian overpass in the country and the largest one in the Middle East. It is constructed on three floors having several restaurants and cafes and several benches for people to take a rest in the midway.Overnight in Tehran.

Golestan PalaceTour to Tehran, Golestan Palace.Tour to Tehran , Tabiat Bridge

Day 05 : Isfahan

Sightseeing : Imam Square (Naghshe Jahan Square) Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque , Shah Mosque and Isfahan Grand Bazaar and Chehel setoon Palace

As the 17th-century capital of the Safavid Empire, Isfahan was one of the world's greatest cities architecturally striking, wealthy beyond imagination, and politically powerful with Europeans, Ottomans, Indians, and Chinese coming to its court– the heart of a vast Persian Empire that stretched from the Euphrates River in present-day Iraq to the Oxus River in Afghanistan. Indeed, its grandeur inspired the rhyming proverb, Isfahan nesf e jahan (Isfahan is half of the World). Imam Square of Isfahan is one of the largest city squares in the world and Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of the 17th century. This amazing site  in 1979 was designated a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Must see this place. Imam square is surrounded by important historical buildings from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this square. On the west side, you can find Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque is situated on the eastern side of this square and the northern side opens into the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. They are an impressive testimony to the level of social and cultural life in Persia during the Safavid era. Afterward we will visit Chehel Sotoun, literally meaning forty columns, is a royal pavilion that was built by Shah Abbas I as a place to receive ambassadors and international guests. The Chehel Sotun Palace, along with eight other gardens, is registered as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE under the name of the Persian Gulf. Overnight in Isfahan.

Imam SquareAli Qapu PalaceTour to Isfahan , Iran

Day 06: Isfahan

Sightseeing : Jame' Mosque, Vank Cathedral, , Si-o-seh Pol Bridge

Today we continue our tour of the city with a visit to Isfahan’s Jame' Mosque which holds in itself the passage of several centuries of historical Islamic evolution and registered as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE .  This mosque is a gallery of Islamic architecture in which the progress of the architecture from the outset of Islam till recent times is evident . Then we will visit Vank Cathedral which is one of the most beautiful Armenian churches in the world and will undoubtedly capture the attention of every Christian. Afterward, we will conclude with a visit to Allahverdi Khan Bridge popularly known as Si-o-seh pol; the bridge of thirty-three spans. It is one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design and the longest bridge on the Zayanderud (the largest river of the Iranian Plateau in central Iran) with a total length of 297.76 meters. You can do free activities in the evening. Stay overnight in Isfahan.

Vank Cathedral ChurchVank Cathedral ChurchVank Cathedral Church

Day 07 : Shiraz

Sightseeing: Shah Cheragh Shrine and city excretion 

We move to the historical and beautiful city of Shiraz, a city from ancient times. On the first-day of Shiraz Tour, we will  visit shah cheragh shrine. And afterward we will walk through the  old part of the city. Overnight in Shiraz.

Tour to Shiraz , Shah cheraq Shrine Tour to Shiraz , Quran GateTour to Shiraz , Quran Gate

Day 08:  Shiraz

Sightseeing: Nasir al Mulk Mosque , Naranjestan Garden and Zand Complex, Eram Garden and Hafez Tomb 

In the morning you will visit Nasir al Mulk mosque and Naranjestan Garden and after that, the historical complex of Zandieh which include: Vakil Bath, Vakil Bazaar, and Vakil Mosque constitute our day visit. Add to that our walk to Karim-Khan Citadel and the historic districts of the city as well and in the evening you will visit Eram Garden , UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and Hafez's tomb. Stay overnight in Shiraz.

Tour to Shiraz, Nasir al Molk Mosque , Pink MosqueTour to Shiraz , Eram GardenTour to Shiraz , Karim khan Castle

Day 09:  Shiraz , Kerman

Sightseeing: Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghsh e Rostam )

Our excursion for Today is Persepolis. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site. It seems that Darius planned this impressive complex of palaces not only as the seat of government but also, and primarily, as a showplace and a spectacular center for the receptions and festivals of the Achaemenid kings and their empire such as Nowroz (New Year, March 21st). The next is Necropolis(Naghsh e- Rostam). Opposite Rahmat mountain, ten minutes drive to the north, proudly stands the Necropolis, the magnificent burial place of Achaemenid kings. The site also provides seven bas-reliefs dating back to Elamite and Sassanid period. Stay overnight in Shiraz,then we drive to Kerman city and stay overnight in Kerman.

PersepolisPersepolisTour to Shiraz , Naghshe Rostam

Day 10: Kerman

Sightseeing : Shazdeh Mahan Garden and Rayen Castle and Ganjali khan Complex

In the morning we drive to visit the beautiful Shahazdeh Mahan Garden, one of the 9th PERSIAN GARDEN  registered in UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE , and afterward Rayen Castle. Among the many artistic landmarks of Kerman, Rayen Castle is one of the most substantially significant of them all. It is claimed that Rayen Castle is the second largest adobe structure in the world after Arg-e Bam, the spectacular UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. It might seem interesting to know that until just 150 years ago, Rayen Castle was home to its residents. Its construction dates back to Sasanid era, before the emergence of Islam. No ruler could have ever invaded this castle during history and this is what Rayen Castle takes pride in. Afterward, in the evening we will visit the wonderful Ganjali Khan Bathhouse and see its extraordinary architecture. Get familiar with the city and enjoy it. Overnight in Kerman.

Tour to Kerman , Shazdeh Mahan GardenGanjali khan bathTour to Kerman , Rayen Castle

Day 11 : Kerman

Sightseeing : Desert Tour

Lut desert is the world's 25th largest desert. Lut desert is one of the world's driest and hottest places too.  Lut desert was inscribed on the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES list on July 17,2016. We will show you this magnificent desert on our tour. In the morning we drive to the desert and the distance between Kerman and Kaluts of Shahdad is about 230 km and it takes approximately 3 hours. Then we spend all day in the desert and enjoy this magnificent place.  Overnight in the desert.

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Day 12 : Zeinodin Caravanserai

Sightseeing : Visit and stay at Zeinodin Caravanserai

Drive to zeinodin Carvanserai and stay in this amazing Place. This caravanserai was the place where gunmen and trustees are located and now by keeping the same traditional space.The dates back to the 16th century and  on the ancient Silk Road. You must experience this wonderful place. Overnight in Zeinodin Caravanserai.

Zeinodin CarvanseraiZeinodin CarvanseraiZeinodin Carvanserai

Day 13 :  Yazd

Sightseeing : Fire Temple , Jameh Mosque

In the morning drive to Yazd. This desert town, famous for its wind towers, is the Zoroastrian centre of Iran. Visit the ‘Atashkadeh’ Fire Temple. Although the temple is modern (1940), the sacred fire has been burning since 470 AD. On to Alexander’s Prison and Jame’h Mosque. Overnight in Yazd. 

Yazd WindmillsYazd WindmillsYazd Fire Temple

Day 14 : Damghan

Sightseeing : Tarikhane Mosque , Chehel Dokhtar Tower and Jme Mosque

In the Morning after breakfast drive to Damghan and visit the Parthians capital in ancient times. Visit the oldest mosque of Iran, Tarikhane mosque. Tari khaneh Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. It's construction date is not known with certainty, but it was probably built atop a Sassanid fire temple of the early period. Tari is the Turkic term for God, and Khaneh is a Persian word meaning house. Therefore, the compound word Tarikhaneh, translates into "the house of God". After that Visit Chehel Dokhtaran tower and Jame mosque of Damghan . Overnight in Damghan.

Tarikhane MosqueTarikhane Mosque

Day 15: Mashhad

Sightseeing : Mausoleum of Imam Reza

We will head to Mashhad city and Visit the mausoleum of Imam Reza the eight imam of Shiites.Overnight in Mashhad.

Imam Reza Holy ShrineImam Reza Holy ShrineImam Reza  Holly Shrine

Day 16 :Mashhad 

Sightseeing : Ferdowsi Tomb and Harounieh Palace

Visit Ferdowsi tomb and Harounieh palace and spend your time with local people. Overnight in Mashhad city.

Ferdowsi TombFerdowsi TombHarounieh Palace

Day 17 : Mashhad

END TOUR

You will depart Iran, the land of warmth and hospitality with fond memories

Depart from Mashhad International Airport

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17 Days

 

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