The Safavid Capitals
The Safavid dynasty as a Shiite government in Iran and the founder of the most powerful dynasties in Iran has a profound impact on the history - culture, and art of Iran. During their 300-year old history, they chose three major cities, Tabriz, Qazvin, and Isfahan, as its capitals. In this tour, you will get acquainted with the capitals of this dynasty, while other historical monuments are also included in your program.

The Safavid capitals Tour

13 Days/12 Nights

Day 1: Tehran
Meet and assist at IKA airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon panoramic sightseeing. Overnight stay at the Hotel   


  

Day 2: Tehran
Full day sightseeing in Tehran, visit National Museum, National Garden Gate, Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage), grand bazaar, and Jewellery National Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 3: Tehran- Qazvin 220 Km
Morning drive to Qazvin the second capital of safavid dynasty and visiting the most important historical sites as: Ali Ghapoo Gate, Hasht Behesht Palace and Museum, Jame Mosque, Qeisarieh bazar, Amini Takieh, and Shahzade Hisein Mausoleum then transfer to the hotel and rest.

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Day 4: Qazvin - Tabriz 420 Km
Morning drive to Tabriz as the first capital of the Safavid dynasty, in this city you will visit a collection of the most beautiful historical, cultural, artistic, and urban monuments with different souvenirs and yummy things.

Day 5: Tabriz
As one of the most important cities in Iran throughout history, Tabriz has always been considered by government dynasties - the first Safavid capital and the residence of the crown prince under the Qajar kings, caused to be many historical monuments in this city. Thus today you will visit the Tabriz Museum, Blue Mosque, Amir Nezam old house, Jame mosque and the old Bazaar of Tabriz which is one of the best ones in Iran. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

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Day 6: Tabriz – Kandovan Village
A one-hour excursion trip around Tabriz to visiting one of the most beautiful stone villages in Iran and its only residential example in the world. The village exemplifies manmade cliff dwellings that are still inhabited. The troglodyte homes, excavated inside volcanic rocks and tuffs similar to dwellings in the Turkish region of Cappadocia, are locally called Karaan. This tour will be a perfect example of an anthropological and historical tour simultaneously with an adventure tour that you will enjoy the beauties of this green region.
In the afternoon we will visit the Ali Shah Citadel, Tabriz poet’s mausoleum, finally visiting the public park of Tabriz Shah Goli  Park, for more familiar with the hospitality and culture of Tabriz people. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.
Day 7: Tabriz – Urmiah 150  Km
Morning drive to Urmia city in west Azerbaijan province as one of the most famous cities of Iran with various and old churches. on the way we will visit Urmia Salt Lake. In this city, we will visit St. Mary Church the first Assyrian church in the west of Iran, Jame mosque, Urmia Museum, and the Bazar then transfer to the hotel and overnight.

 
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Day 8: Urmiah - Takab – Zanjan 280  Km
Today we will drive from Urmia city to Takab for visiting the Takht e Solyman Complex. we will visit Takht-e Soleyman, as an Amazing Iranian Archaeological Site which in different historical periods, Medians, Parthians, Sassanids, and Mongols had been settled in this area.
It is recognized as a World Heritage Site in July 2003. The citadel includes the remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple built during the Sassanid period and partially rebuilt (as a mosque) during the Ilkhanid period. This temple housed one of the three "Great Fires" or "Royal Fires" that Sassanid rulers humbled themselves before in order to ascend the throne. Then drive to zanjan, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 9: Zanjan – Isfahan  600 Km
Morning drive to Isfahan, arrival Isfahan, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

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Day 10: Isfahan  
Full day city tour in Isfahan the most important capital of Safavid Era and visiting the masterpieces of Isfahan's architecture: ChehelSotun palace, Hasht Behesht palace, Aaliqapu palace, Imam Square(UNESCO world heritage),Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques, Vank church, Khajoo, and Si o se pol bridges. Overnight and stay at the hotel.

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Day 11: Isfahan  
Today we will visit other historical sites in Isfahan: Jame Mosque(1200 years old), Hakim Mosque, old school in the Labyrinth of Qaisariah Bazaar and the Great Bazaar of Isfahan, in the afternoon you will visit the Shaking Minaret and the old Zoroastrian Fire Temple and then visiting Naghsh Jahan Square at night. transfer to the hotel and overnight.
Day 12: Isfahan  - Kashan – Tehran  450 Km
On the last day of the itinerary, on the way back to Tehran, Kashan, one of the oldest cities in Iran, would be your hostable with great, fantastic, important, and beautiful historical monuments. You will visit the Sialk Hills (12000 years old), Feen Garden, Old Houses, Agha Bozorg Mosque, and Bazaar then continue to Tehran and Hotel.
Day 13: Departure
Transfer to the Int IKA for departure and end of Tour.

Highlights
• A complete all-inclusive tour at an honest price.
• Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time.
• Enjoy daily breakfast at the hotels.
• Stay at conveniently located hotels with international standards.
• Explore the unique Iranian culture and heritage.
Visiting the most important Iranian Christian churches.
Visiting the best historical sites of Iran.
Discovering the culture and customs of Christians in Iran
• Enjoy a city tour of Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, Qazvin, Urmia, and Takab.
• A professional, friendly, Iranian tour guide accompanies you for the whole trip.
• Air-conditioned car with an experienced driver.

Tehran: National Museum”, “Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage), grand bazar, and Jewellery National Museum.
Qazvin:Ali Ghapoo Gate, Hasht Behesht Palace and Museum, Jame Mosque, Qeisarieh bazar, Amini Takieh, and Shahzade Hisein Mausoleum

Tabriz: Tabriz Museum, Blue Mosque, Amir Nezam old house, Jame mosque,the old Bazaar,Kandovan Village,Ali Shah Citadel, Tabriz poet’s mausoleum,Tabriz Shah Goli  Park.
Urmia:
St. Mary Church the first Assyrian church in the west of Iran, Jame mosque, Urmia Museum, and the Bazar
Takab:
Takht e Solyman Complex
Isfahan:
ChehelSotun” palace, “HashtBehesht” palace, “Aaliqapu” palace, ”Imam” square(UNESCO world heritage) “Imam” and “Sheikh Lotfollah” mosques, “Vank” church, “Khajoo” and “Si o se pol” bridges.
Kashan:
Feen Garden” (UNESCO world heritage) and “Broojerdi” traditional house, Old Houses, Agha Bozorg Mosque, and Bazaar

 

Services:
• A professional English- Speaking tour guide.
•Transfers & sightseeing by AC vehicle as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation on the double basis in hotels mentioned or similar (as per the itinerary).
• Meeting at the airport and all the transfers.
• All entrance fees.
• Iranian Visa Code.
• Daily Breakfast at Hotels.
Not included:
• International Airfares
• Domestic Airfares
• All meals
• Laundry and telecommunication services
• All personal expenses
• Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above-specified itinerary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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