Iran - PersiaIran – A Walk in Persia-7th-17th-apr-2018 11 Days / 10 Nights

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Iran –  A Walk in Persia

Historical facts about Iran include tales about the first great Persian emperor Darius 1, way back in 330 BC. Since then, the country has been ruled, conquered, ransacked and built back to its incredible greatness again and again. It’s been 30 years since the last war ended, and there have been embargos and sanctions since.
But, when we visited, we realized that everything reported in the media is not to be believed. And, also, its nothing like Homeland!!
As a solo woman traveller, I felt safe and very, very welcome. The Iranian people are wonderful hosts and anything I say about them could not possibly do them justice. It’s something that you just HAVE to experience.
We are very proud to provide this essential travel experience, to places that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

We did our first trip to Iran in May 2017 and I think each one of those 11 ladies will tell you – Iran is “un-missable”.

Our itinerary starts in the capital Tehran, then moves on to Isfahan – Iran’s #1 tourist attraction for good reason, then we proceed to an ancient desert city called Yazd and end at Shiraz, celebrated as the heartland of Persian Culture for more than 2000 years.

The names of these places will feel inherently foreign-sounding, unfamiliar and exotic.
That’s Iran for you, hidden away from the world for decades.
In the last few years, doors have opened to tourism, but only a lucky few get to go because few tourist operators want to take the time to get to offbeat destinations. We did and discovered a world of hidden gems.

Most of our itineraries offer oodles of free time but this trip has extensive sightseeing involved because Iran is studded with so many jewels that we don’t want you to miss experiencing.

The hotels that we have hand picked for you are either 4 star or 5 star hotels – and while there is a wide range of quality even in these star rated hotels, these are some of the best available.
I speak from experience, having seen and stayed in the 3 star hotels, and used their bathrooms while on my research trip!

We end the trip by flying back to Tehran, spending the night at a hotel close to the airport and then flying back home

If you make your travel decisions based on what most friends and family say, you will probably never make it to Iran! We know that the politics of this country are impossible to escape – however, it is completely safe.
Come, experience Iran with us.

Itinerary

7TH April (Saturday)

  • – Land in Tehran at Imam Khomeini airport and transfer to the hotel (please check flight timings before booking as we have a group transfer planned from the airport).
  • – Overnight at Howeyzeh Hotel or Similar (4 star)

About Tehran:

Tehran is a sprawling metropolis, and the biggest city in Iran. Tehran has a large student population and plenty of art galleries, trendy cafes and museums. The city has a distinct vibe, it’s a cosmopolitan city, a bustling city and the perfect example of a crossover city between the ancient and modern. There are palaces, bazaars and museums waiting to be explored.

8th April (Includes breakfast and lunch)

  • – Post breakfast we proceed on a guided tour of Tehran
    • – Visit the National Museum of Iran
    • – Golestan Palace Complex
    • – Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Old Tehran’s Bazaar
    • – Explore the old Bazaar
  • – Evening at leisure
  • – Overnight at Howeyzeh hotel

9th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • – Post breakfast we visit Sadabad Palace and Niavaran Palace
  • – Post lunch flight to Shiraz
  • – Overnight at Ali Qapu hotel or similar (4 star)

10th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • – Today, we spend the whole day around Naqsh E Jehan:
    • – Maidan-e-Naqsh E Jahan (A Unesco World Heritage Site) – including Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh E Lotfollah & Shah Mosque
  • – Overnight at Ali Qapu Hotel or similar (4 star)

About Isfahan:
The people of Persia called Isfahan “Half the world” or “Nesf-e-Jahan” because of its architecture and living breathing works of art that surrounds you at every turn. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is studded with sites to see. The gardens and magnificent public squares are filled with warm and friendly locals, just looking for a chance to chat or share their food or welcome you into their homes for a bite to eat.

11th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • – Isfahan has so many magical places to visit. Our sightseeing continues today and we will visit the following places:
  • – Friday Mosque
  • – Vank Church (Armenian Church)
  • – Sio Se Pol Bridge and Khadju Bridge
  • – Overnight at Ali Qapu hotel or similar (4 star)

12th April (includes breakfast and Lunch)

Post breakfast visit Chehel Sotun Palace
And this day is at your leisure to wander around / shop.

Isfahan is the best place to shop in Iran!

  • – Overnight at Ali Qapu hotel or similar (4 star)

13th April (includes breakfast and Lunch)

Post breakfast we take the public VIP bus to Yazd

(about 4 – 4.5 hours by bus. The journey is very comfortable)

Check into the hotel and then we visit

  • – Jame Mosque
  • – Fahadan neighbourhood

Overnight at the Traditional hotel – Laleh Historic Historic hotel or similar

About Yazd:
While you would have covered most of the Cultural highlights of Iran, Yazd is magnificent to get lost in. Yazd is called the city of wind catchers. With its Zoroastrian fire temples, Persian handicrafts and a history dating back over 5000 years, we feel Yazd is worth a visit

14th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

We start our day early today and visit

  • – Amir Chakhmaq Square
  • – Dakhme (Towers of Silence)
  • – Zoroastrian Fire Temple

Drive to Shiraz by Public Bus (4.5 hours – the bus and the journey is very comfortable)

Overnight at Zandiyeh Hotel (5 star) or similar (the similar hotel incase of unavailability can either be a 4 star or a 5 star – as the hotels are very limited here)

15th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

Post breakfast we leave for Persepolis and Pasargadae

In the evening take a break at Eram garden – before we head back to the hotel
About Shiraz:
Shiraz was referenced as early as 2000 BC and is one of the oldest known cities in Persia. It is known as a city of wine, poets and literature. It is dotted with charming gardens and the crafts of Shiraz are outstanding

16th April (includes breakfast and lunch)

An early start today!

  • – Start our day with a visit to Nasir Ol Mulk Mosque
  • – Then we spend some time at Vakil Bazaar

Post lunch catch the flight to Tehran

  • – Overnight at an Airport Hotel – Hotel Ibis

17th April (includes breakfast)

  • – Fly back home

(There is a convenient free shuttle from the hotel to the airport than runs every 15 minutes)
Overnight at Yazd

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COST

COST : Rs 1,80,000 / head on a twin sharing basis (without GST at 5%)
(Book before the 30th of October and get an early bird offer of Rs 175000)

Single supplement – On request
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

INCLUDES

  • - Accommodation in 4 star / 5 star hotels on a twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the itinerary or the same category
  • - Transport as mentioned
  • - Airport group transfer on arrival – between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (if your flight arrives at a different time – additional 25 Euro for individual transfer)
  • - Meals as mentioned (no beverages. Only Bottled water for the table at the lunches included)
  • - Flight from Tehran to Isfahan and Isfahan to Tehran
  • - Public VIP buses as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - An English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • - Visa Ref code approval
  • - Entrance fee to all the sites mentioned

EXCLUDES

  • - Air fare
  • - GST at applicable rate (at the moment – 5%)
  • - Insurance
  • - Visa stamping fee (but we will get the code approval from Iran)
  • - Any beverages
  • - Any personal expenditure – such as laundry / phone calls etc
  • - Dinner on all days

PAYMENT PLAN

  • - Please pay 10,000 Rupees to confirm your spot
  • - Balance is due by the 30th of Jan

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • - Upto 120 days before departure – 5000 rupees is Non Refundable
  • - Between 120 days – 90 days before departure – Booking deposit is non refundable
  • - Between 90 days – 75 days – 50% of tour cost is refundable
  • - Between 75 days – 50 days – 25% of tour cost is refundable
  • - Between 50 days – 45 days – 15% of tour cost is refundable
Am afraid we will not be able to offer any refund post that
NOTES
  • - We need 10 confirmations to proceed with this tour. In the event that we do not hit that number – we will refund your payment in full.
Please do not book your flights until you consult with us
  • - If you are a vegetarian – you will find vegetarian food in Iran – however outside of Tehran the choices will be limited
(If you are a Non Vegetarian – and eat at least lamb – you will be in Heaven!)
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