Armenia & Iran Historical Tour

14 days/13 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
By request

The Highlights of the Tour

Experience the unique itinerary from Armenian to Iranian greatest sights Explore Echmiadzin Cathedral - the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church and one of the oldest cathedrals in the world Admire the amazing orange garden with a palace in Shiraz city Walk along the largest square of Isfahan Visit the city of Elam period in Iran Taste unique oriental dishes

ITINERARY

Introduction

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrival at Yerevan airport, transfer to the hotel
Overnight: hotel in Yerevan

Day 2 - Geghard - Garni - Yerevan - Ararat

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 - Etchmiadzin - Zvartnots - Sevan - Yerevan

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 - Goris - Noravank - Areni - Tatev - Goris

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 - Armenia-Iran border - Tabriz

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 - Tabriz City Tour - Shiraz

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 - Shiraz City Tour

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 - Persepolis - Pasargadae - Yazd

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 - Yazd City Tour

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 - Isfahan City Tour

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 - Isfahan City Tour

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 - Tehran - Tabatabaei House - Fin Garden

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 - Tehran City Tour

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 - Departure

Transfer to the airport, departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price 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
  • 1 bottle (0,5 l) of water per day

The tour price doesn't include

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

REVIEWS

ACCOMMODATION

Cascade Hotel

LucyTour Hotel

Iranshahr Hotel

Goris Hotel

Ahrab Hotel

Setareh Hotel

TRIP MAP

PACKING CHECKLIST

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

WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS

We choose only the best hotels located in the city center close to the main sights

GUIDES WITH 5+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 5 years

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport

3000+ SATISFIED CLIENTS PER YEAR

Every year we get a great number of positive feedback from our clients

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Any date

from Yerevan/Tehran
14
days
Individual

Dec 14, 2018

to Tehran/Yerevan

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Any Day

Any date

from Yerevan/Tehran
14
days
Individual

Dec 14, 2018

to Tehran/Yerevan
Space left

2+

AUD

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