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Isfahan
Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Location: Armenia/ Iran
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Historical Tour to Armenia and Iran

Day 1

  • Arrival at Yerevan airport, transfer to the hotel

 

Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 2

  • Trip to the scenic Azat River Canyon to Geghard Cave Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Short trip to Garni village and stop at Hellenistic Garni temple (77 AD)
  • City tour around Yerevan
  • Visit to Ararat Cognac Factory
  • Day 2 detailed

    The day will start with a trip to Geghrad Monastery which is famous for its rock architecture. After your return to Yerevan, you will have a city-tour around Yerevan. You will see famous Cascade Complex, the building of Opera and Ballet Theatre after A. Spendiarian, the Republic Square. You will visit the Museum of History of Armenia, the repository of ancient manuscripts and research institute Matenadaran, and the Armenian Genocide memorial complex dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. Those who wish can visit the museum at the memorial. At the end of the day, you will have an opportunity to taste famous Armenian brandy at Ararat brandy factory.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

    Meals: breakfast

Day 3

  • A trip to Etchmiadzin – the religious center of Armenia
  • Stop at the ruins of Zvartnots temple which is the other UNESCO object in Armenia
  • A trip to Lake Sevan – the pearl of Armenian nature
  • Return to Yerevan
  • Day 3 detailed

    The day will start with a trip to Echmiadzin, the religious center of Armenia. Here you will see Echmiadzin Cathedral and visit Echmiadzin museum-treasury. It houses the famous spear that pierced the body of Christ, fragments of the Noah’s Ark, the crown of thorns, the cross on which Christ was crucified, and many other Christian relics. On the way back you will have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the temple of Zvartnots. Further on the program is a trip to Lake Sevan – a pearl of Armenian nature and one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world.

    Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

    Meals: breakfast

Day 4

  • Journey to the south of Armenia towards Goris town
  • Short stop to visit Noravank monastery located in the valley of red rocks
  • Stop in Areni village for local wine degustation
  • Visit to the famous monastery of Tatev
  • Arrival in Goris
  • Day 4 detailed

    This day you will start your journey to the south of Armenia. By a long and very picturesque and diverse road, you will go towards Goris, a small town in the south of Armenia. On the way, you will visit Noravank monastery and taste wine in Areni village which is famous for its winemaking. Later you will stop to visit Tatev Monastery – the gem of Armenian medieval architecture located at the edge of a deep gorge. Arrival to Goris and stop for overnight.

    Overnight: hotel in Goris

    Meals: breakfast

Day 5

  • Trip to Armenia-Iran border and border crossing
  • Trip to Tabriz city
  • Day 5 detailed

    This day you will head to Armenia-Iran border which lies between Agarak and Nordooz villages. After passing the customs the tour will continue to Tabriz city for an overnight.

    Overnight: hotel in Tabriz

    Meals: breakfast

Day 6

  • City tour around Tabriz – one of the biggest cities in Iran
  • Flight to Shiraz – the beautiful historical town full of amazing gardens
  • Day 6 detailed

    In the morning you will start your tour around Tabriz – one of the biggest cities in Iran. You will visit the Blue Mosque, the house-museum of Amir-Al- Mulk and the big bazaar known for its oriental sweets. In the evening you will have a flight to Shiraz town – the beautiful historical town full of amazing gardens.

    Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

    Meals: breakfast

Day 7

  • City tour around Shiraz
  • Stroll in Eram garden – one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran
  • Day 7 detailed

    The day will start with a city tour around Shiraz. The programme includes visits to Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque and Narenjestan Palace. It is called Narenjestan because of the abundance of sour orange trees there. You will also visit the Tombs of famous Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi. The next places to visit are Eram garden – one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran and the Arg of Karim Khan which resembles a medieval fortress. At times, the citadel was used as a prison. Today, it is a museum operated by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization.

    Overnight: hotel in Shiraz

    Meals: breakfast

Day 8

  • Trip to Yazd – one of the most ancient towns in Iran
  • Stop in Persepolis and Pasargadae ancient cities
  • Day 8 detailed

    This day you will head to Yazd – one of the most ancient towns in Iran.  On the way, you will stop to visit the historic Quran Gate and then you will have a tour to the ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae ancient cities. Today, Persepolis is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Eastern region. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On the way, you will also visit Pasargadae – the ancient Persian city, the first capital of the Achaemenid empire. In the evening you will reach Yazd town and stay there for a rest.

    Overnight: hotel in Yazd

    Meals: breakfast

Day 9

  • City-tour around the old part of Yazd
  • Day 9 detailed

    On the 9-th day, you will have a city-tour around the old part of Yazd famous for its unique Persian architecture. You will visit Dovlat-Abad garden, explore the Amir Chakmakh complex, and see Zoroastrian silence towers and the Ice tower.

    Overnight: hotel in Yazd

    Meals: breakfast

Day 10

  • Travel to Isfahan – the third largest city in Iran
  • Tour to the most famous Isfahan bridges
  • Walking around the largest area of Isfahan – Naqsh-e Jahan
  • Visit to the local bazaar
  • Day 10 detailed

    The day will begin with a trip to Isfahan, the third largest city in Iran. After your arrival in Isfahan, you will have a sightseeing tour around the city which is especially known for its unique bridges. You will see the most famous of them, in particular, the longest bridge of Isfahan – the bridge of Sio Se Pol, thrown across the River Zaande. Further you will walk along the largest square of Isfahan – Naksh-e Jahan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is located the palace of Ali Qapu, which is a huge 48-meter building. It was built in the XVIIth century by Shah Abbas I. Later you will visit the Loftolla Mosque an example of the outstanding architecture of Iran. At the end of the day, you will visit the local bazaar to buy souvenirs.

    Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

    Meals: breakfast

Day 11

  • City tour in Isfahan
  • Day 11 detailed

    The second day in Isfahan will be dedicated to the most popular sights of the city. You will see the Jame mosque (the UNESCO object in Iran), the Minaret Jonban, Chekhel Sotun Palace, Armenian Church Vank, Khasht Bekhesht Palace.

    Overnight: hotel in Isfahan

    Meals: breakfast

Day 12

  • Trip to Tehran through Kashan city
  • Visit to the historical Tabatabaei House
  • Stop in historical Fin garden
  • Day 12 detailed

    Today we will drive to Tehran and pass Kashan city – a city of Elam period of history. We will visit the historical Tabatabaei House. It is one of the most beautiful traditional houses of Kashan that was built by Mr. Tabatabaei who was a famous businessman about 200 years ago. We will also visit historical Persian Fin garden. We will have a stop in Kashan and continue our trip to Tehran.

    Overnight: hotel in Kashan

    Meals: breakfast

Day 13

  • Day 13 detailed

    The day will start with the tour around the capital of Iran, Tehran. You will see Golestan Palace, the National Museum (or jewelry museum), Milad and Azadi towers. At the end of the long tour, you will have a pleasant walk in Ab-O-Atash garden.

    Overnight: hotel in Tehran

    Meals: breakfast

Day 14

  • Transfer to the airport, departure

Why book with Arara?

  • Guides with 5+ year experience
  • Central located hotels
  • Licensed air conditioned transport
  • The best price in the market for high-quality service
  • 3000+ satisfied clients per year

Detailed Trip Information

  • The price of the tour includes:

    • Airport transfers
    • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels
    • Meals – breakfast
    • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • English speaking guide service for all days
    • All admission fees
    • 24 hours office support
    • Inner flight in Iran
    • Visa reference code for Iran
    • Wine and brandy tasting in Armenia

    The price doesn’t include:

    • Flights
    • Medical  insurance
    • Visa fee
    • Dinners and lunches

     

  • You will spend 5 nights in Armenia in hotels and guest houses and 5 nights Georgia in hotels and camps.

    Hotel in Yerevan: 3 * Cascade Hotel is located in the city center within walking distance of the main attractions:

    Hotel in Goris: Lucytour Hotel is located in a picturesque place in the mountains of Armenia at an altitude of 1720 meters above sea level.

     

    • Documents:
    • Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

    • First aid kit:
    • bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

    • Essentials:
    • Credit/debit cards, cash (cards can be used in city, cash in regions), moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

    • Dressing:
    • There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

    • Spring / Autumn
    • long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

    • Summer
    • T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sun glasses, sunhat

    • Winter
    • Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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