13 Nights / 14 Days
Christian Churches in Iran
Christianity has a long history in Iran, dating back to the early years of the faith. It has been in Iran older than the available state religion. IThis religion has always been in the minority compared to other Iranian religions such as Zoroastrianism before the advent of Islam or Shiites and Sunnis, though it had a much larger representation in the past than it does today. In this 14-day program, you will get acquainted with the most important Christian religious monuments, the history of their presence, and their customs in Iran.
Day 01 ) Arrival
Day 02 ) Tehran
Day 03 ) Tehran – Qazvin ( 190 Km )
Day 04 ) Qazvin – Zanjan ( 200 Km)
Day 05 ) Zanjan - Urmia( 400 Km)
Day 06 ) Urmia – Tabriz ( 155 Km)
Day 07 ) Tabriz – Julfa – Makou
Day 08 ) Tabriz – Isfahan
| Day 09 )Isfahan
Full day tour program in Isfahan and visiting:
Naghsh-e Jahan sq, Alighapoo palace, Imam mosque, Sheikh Lotfolah mosque, Qeisarieh Bazar, Chehel Sotoon, and Hasht Behesht palaces, then transfer to the hotel and overnight.
| Day 10 ) Isfahan
Full-day tour program in Isfahan known as half of the world or museum city.
The bridges over Zayande Rood, Jame mosque, and then Julfa the Christian area of Isfahan and its old churches as; Vank church, St.Marry church (17th ), the Bedkhem church the Armenian Apostolic, and Julfa the Christian quarter, then transfer to the hotel and rest.
Day 11 ) Isfahan – Shiraz ( 480 Km)
|Day 12 ) Shiraz
Full day tour program in Shiraz the city of nightingale and flower.
Eram garden, Karim Khan tower, Pars museum, Bazar of Shiraz then visiting Nasir-Ol Molk Mosque and Saadi and Hafez mausoleum the great Iranian poets, then transfer to the hotel and overnight.
|Day 13 ) Shiraz – Persepolis – Tehran
Morning drive to Takht-e Jamshid or Persepolis and visiting the Achaemenian palaces then visiting Naghsh-e Rajab and Naghsh-e Rostam the Sassanid bas-relief, then transfer to domestic airport for fly to Tehran and Int airport of Imam Khomeini.
|Day 14 ) Departure
Departure to your country and end of the tour.
• 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.
• Enjoy a city tour of Isfahan.
• Enjoy a city tour of Shiraz.
• Enjoy a city tour of Zanjan.
•Enjoy a city tour of Qazvin the second capital of Safavid .
•Enjoy a city tour of Tabriz the first capital of Safavid.
•Enjoy a tour of Persepolis the official capital of Achaemenid.
• 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.
Kashan: Fin Garden” (UNESCO world heritage) and “Broojerdi” traditional house
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.
Shiraz: Pasargad” (UNESCO world heritage) Persepolis” (UNESCO world heritage, Palaces and temples of Achaemenid Empire built 2500 years ago) Naghsh-e-Rostam” (the tombs of Achaemenid and Sassanid Emperors), and “Naghsh-e-Rajab” Nasirolmolk” mosque, “Narenjestan-e-Ghavam” (UNESCO world heritage), “Arg-e-Karimkhani” (Karimkhan Castel), “Grand Bazar”, “Shah Cherag” mausoleum, “Hafezieh” and “Sa’dieh” (the mausoleums of two of the greatest Iranian poets)
Qazvin: Cantor Church Shahzadeh Hussain (a Shi’ite Saint), and the extensive Friday Mosque of Qazvin,chehel Sotoon and Alighapoo
Zanjan: Soltanie dome, Jame mosque, Bazar and washing-house, Takab the most fire temple
Tabriz: The first capital of Safavid, Bazar, Blue mosque, Museum, Qara Kelisa or Black Church or Saint Thaddeus and St.Stepanos monastery churches
• 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
• 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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