Explore Iran and Turkey Tour
3 Day Tehran | 1 Day Kashan | 2 Day Yazd | 3 Day Shiraz | 3 Day Isfahan | 3 Day Istanbul | 3 Day pamukkale | 3 Day Fethiye | 1 Day Antalya | 1 Day Konya | 3 Day Cappadocia

Explore Iran & Turkey
Explore Iran and Turkey Tour
27 days from 30 apr, 2019 Road Trip


26 nights of accommodation

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Explore Iran and Turkey Tour

3 Day Tehran 1 Day Kashan 2 Day Yazd 3 Day Shiraz 3 Day Isfahan 3 Day Istanbul 3 Day pamukkale 3 Day Fethiye 1 Day Antalya 1 Day Konya 3 Day Cappadocia
26 nights of accommodation
Group Trip 27 Day and 26 Night Road Trip

Visit Iran
Tour Operator Parvaz Noghrei Travel Agency

Standard Grade

Number of Meals:
32 meals for twenty six days
Begining City:
Tehran ، Tehran Tehran Railway
Need a few days off:
You need 27 free days for this trip.
Start Time:
afternoon ( Our guide is waiting to greet and transfer you to the hotel check in. )
Local Vehicle:
Tourist Vehicle
Travel Route Map

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Travel Programs Explore Iran and Turkey Tour

Day 1 : Welcome to Iran. A Tehran airport arrival transfer is included, so please provide your flight details at the time of booking or no later than 14 days prior to travel. Once you have provided your details, a transfer representative will be booked to meet you and transfer you to your hotel (approximately 1 hour). This is simply an arrival day so you may arrive in Tehran at any time, though please note that hotel rooms are generally only available after midday. There will be a trip briefing at 6 pm; please refer to your hotel noticeboard or talk to reception for more details. Until then the rest of your day is free to explore your new surroundings. Iran's capital is exciting, noisy and chaotic. Home to 15 million people, Tehran is the country's beating heart and where its true national identity is found. Expect to see women wearing full-length chadors competing for space with young and hip girls in figure-hugging manteau and headscarves. Also expect to be stopped by friendly locals who love nothing more than to chat with you about anything and everything. In the evening, perhaps take a seat at a city coffee shop for some people watching.

Day 2 : Begin your discovery of Tehran with a full day tour, start at the UNESCO World Heritage Golestan Palace This opulent masterpiece of the Qajar era embodies early Persian design with the influence of western architecture, continue to the National Museum whilst it may not look inspiring from the outside inside is a treasure chest of Irans rich history, keep your eye out for the Salt Man from Zanjan, preserved in salt for centuries. We visit the Jewelry Museum with its impressive array of crown jewels and spend some time in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran split into several corridors over 10km in length.

Day 3 : Drive to Kashan in the morning, a merchant town known for its high quality ceramics, silks, carpets and fine houses. Visit the lush Fin Garden (Bagh-e Tarikhi-ye Fin), a historic and classical Persian garden that contains Kashan's Fin Bath. This is where Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor and a nationalist hero, was murdered under the orders of King Nadir al-Din in 1852. Spend time at the fascinating Borujerdi House (Khan-e Borujerdi), built in the 1840s for the affluent Tabatabaei family, exceptional attention was paid to every architectural details of this building as dictated by the geographical and climatic conditions of the area. It’s a fascinating place to visit. Spend the evening in Kashan, and experience Iranian hospitality as we share our evening meal with a local family.

Day 4 : After breakfast we depart for the ancient desert city of Yazd once a major stop on the caravan routes to Central Asia and India during the Silk Road period – Marco Polo visited the city on his way to China – and it retains a rustic feel. It's also known as the heart of the Zoroastrian religion. We stop en route in the quite town of Na'in located on the edge of the Central Desrt this small village has retained a lot of it's traditional charm – the town is full of old clay houses sitting on top of underground aqueducts which draws water from the mountains to the plains. Continue to Aqda where we enjoy a Persian lunch in beautifully restored traditional house. Relax over lunch and maybe take a walk through the village. Arriving in Yazd in the late afternoon time to indulge the sweet tooth with a visit to a famous confectionery maker at Haj Khalife Ali Rahbar. Taste generations of expertise at the oldest and most famous sweet shop in the city, where treats are made through traditional techniques. Spend this evening in your feature stay hotel.

Day 5 : Explore the old part of the city in the morning, considered by UNESCO to be steeped in antiquity. Visit the Dolat Abad Garden and Amir Chakmaq complex, then walk through the narrow kuches (lanes) past simple courtyards and the ornate doors of local mud brick buildings. One of the most distinctive features of Yazd are the wind towers (‘badgirs’) that capture even the softest of breezes before sending them to the buildings below, cooling them off as a forerunner of modern air-con. Afterwards, visit two vestiges of Yazd’s Zoroastrian heritage on a trip to the Fire Temple and the Towers of Silence. Zoroastrianism, dating back over 4,000 years, was the state religion of Iran before the arrival of Islam. In the Zoroastrian religion, fire and water are agents of ritual purity, and the fire in the Atashkadeh Fire Temple is said to have been continuously burning since 470 AD. The intriguing Towers of Silence are part of the Zoroastrian tradition of raised circular structures where the dead are laid out to be picked clean by scavenger birds. Dinner tonight is a very special experience, we travel to the village of Taft to the house of Nartitee. Here every corner of this small village home tells a story, at Nartitee you can experience a 2500 year culture as you enjoy a simple meal amongst the scent of pomegranate and tamarind trees. A Peregrine Feature Meal.

Day 6 : Today we travel from Yazd to Shiraz (appx 6 hour drive) on the way we stop we stop at the ice-houses of Abarkuh. Ice houses were known in Iran as early as the seventeenth century B.C. and these were used as recently as 50 years ago. The Abarkuh Cyprus is the the focal point of this village and is believed to be 4500 years a popular symbol of “life and beauty”. Relax a while and gaze on the beauty of this tree the oldest living organism in Iran. Arrive in Shiraz in the late afternoon.

Day 7 : Welcome to Shiraz. Valerian, the only Roman emperor to have ever been a prisoner of war, lived out his last days in captivity here circa AD 260. Many of the local ruins date from this period. There’s plenty of chances to explore this Pearl of Persia over the next few days – the name itself evokes thoughts of tranquil gardens, lavish palaces, philosophers and artists. Up early this morning to catch the first rays of sun as it seeps in through the stained glass of the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, this mosque may seem like a fairly traditional place of worship from the outside, but inside it is guarding a very gorgeously colourful secret. Continue to the Vakil Bazaar and the Khan citadel. Bazaar-e Vakil is regarded as one of the most evocative bazaars in the country and specialises in fine carpets, handicrafts, textiles and spices. This afternoon visit the lovely, vast complex of Eram Garden, also known as the ‘Garden of Paradise’ (Bagh-e Eram). Wander the grounds, filled with young Shirazis, where artificial rivers run through an impressive collection of cypress trees before pooling in front of a colourful palace. Following this, visit the tombs of Hafez and Sa'di. The Persian poet Hafez was born in Shiraz around 1310 and travelled the world before returning to pass away in Shiraz, where he is regarded as a literary giant and folk hero. Nearby is the Aramgah-e Shah-e Cheragh, known as one of the holiest sites in Shiraz. The beautiful structure serves as a mausoleum to one of Imam Reza’s brothers and the forecourt is often packed with Shiite pilgrims. After witnessing these stunning sites, the rest of the day is free for exploration.

Day 8 : Begin the day with a trip to the remains of Persepolis (approximately 1 hour drive away) – once the centre of the Persian Empire and considered as one of the great cities of the ancient world. The Takhte Jamshid complex of palaces was known as the historic marvel of the country, constructed over the course of 150 years as the ceremonial capital of Darius I’s Achaemenid Empire. The imposing gateways, intricate relief carvings, mountainside tombs, grand staircases and towering columns leaves little doubt that this was once the heart of the known world. Continue on to Naqsh-e-Rajab, the site of four limestone rock face inscriptions and bas-reliefs that date to early Sassanid times. In 330 BC, invading armies led by Macedonian conqueror Alexander the Great set fire to the city, destroying it and in turn symbolising the destruction of the Persian Empire. While today only small ruins remain from those once-magnificent structures, the site is still impressive.

Day 9 : Depart from Shiraz en route to Esfahan Yazd (approximately a 6 hour drive). Along the way we stop for a guided tour of Pasargadae, an ancient city built by Cyrus the Great that precedes Persepolis. It’s not as well preserved as the latter, but still reflects the architectural genius of the Achaemenids, the beauty of simplicity and balance. Arrive in Esfahan; in the evening, take a stroll down to the Zayandeh River and witness the historic bridges arching over the water. The stunning Si-o-seh Pol (bridge of 33 arches) lights up at night, creating a fairytale spectacle best witnessed either on the banks of the river or at a local teahouse. While away some time in this magical location, truly one of the most atmospheric that Iran has to offer.

Day 10 : There’s plenty of time to soak up the sights and atmosphere of Esfahan, often considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Esfahan reached its peak during the reign of Shah Abbas I in 1587 when it was declared capital of Persia, yet much of its past glory still remains despite the country’s capital later being shifted to Shiraz and then Tehran. Begin today’s adventure through Esfahan with a guided walk through the Imam Square; covering an area of 82,500 square meters, it’s the second largest in the world. There’s many grand buildings in the surrounding area such as the Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Qeysarieh Portal and the majestic Imam Mosque – all of which are truly remarkable sights. In the Safavid era, this place was renowned for its parades, military reviews, polo games and festivals. These days it’s better regarded as a place for families to idly wander or enjoy a picnic come the early evening. After exploring the area, the rest of the day is free for soaking up the visual appeal of the city and discovering the many beautiful secrets it holds.

Day 11 : Continue exploring Isfahan with a guided visit to the Vank Cathedral, located in the Armenian quarter of the city. The striking interior of this building boasts gilded ceilings, intricate wall architecture and eye-catching paintings. The stunning, delicate artwork of the dome depicts the Biblical story of Genesis, from the creation of man to the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The church also plays home to a museum, full of historic manuscripts. Originally, Armenian Christians were brought to the cathedral by Shah Abbas I who placed great value in their skills as artists and merchants. They have been allowed to practice their religion in peace, but are confined to this single area of the city.The rest of the afternoon is free, we recommend the Bazaar an easy place to while away the hours getting lost among the colours and tantalizing aromas.

Day 12 : After breakfast this morning we start the journey back to Tehran, stopping in Iran's second most holiest city we have the opportunity to visit the Shirne of Fatima Masumeh. Fatima Masumeh was the sister of the eighth Imam Reza and the daughter of the seventh Imam Musa al-Kadhim (Tabari 60). On arrival back in Tehran after checking in to our hotel we head to the Tabiat Nature Bridge for some afternoon exploration. Spend some time relaxing over a light meal at one of the many restaurants by Ports Park, situated on one side of the bridge. On the other, the rolling trees of Taleghani Park offer a great opportunity for a wistful stroll. After breakfast this morning we start the journey back to Tehran.

Day 13 : This morning you will be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Istanbul. On arrival into Istanbul you will be met and transferred to your Istanbul hotel.Welcome to Istanbul; the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home.Your welcome meeting will be at 1 pm today, after this you will head out with your leader and new group to explore some of the amazing and fascinating sites of the city of Istanbul.

Day 14 : Early this morning, after breakfast we begin the drive to Çanakkale, located on the shores of the Dardanelles, which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean Sea and touches both Europe (with the Gelibolu Peninsula) and Asia (with the Biga Peninsula). After lunch we will visit Gallipoli, visit the beach and cemeteries of Anzac Cove. Then head up the hill toward the poignant memorials of Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Look down upon the rough hills and gullies that became the graveyard for so many thousands of young men from both sides. You will tour the former battlefields and find remnants of trenches used by the Turkish soldiers. Return to Canakkale for the night.

Day 15 : En route to Selcuk today you'll stop at the site of Troy. As well as seeing the remnants of the ancient city walls and the famed wooden horse, you will learn more about the groundbreaking archaeological digs here and how the site has baffled historians. Arrive at Selcuk later in the day and visit Sirince to enjoy a tasting of local fruit wine.

Day 16 : This morning enjoy an orientation walk around the village of Selcuk, a sprawling town lying at the base of the ancient Aysoluk Hill fortress. You'll visit the last remaining column of the Temple of Artemis, the ancient aqueducts and the 14th-century Isabey Mosque. Later this afternoon visit Ephesus, one of the best-preserved classical cities in the Eastern Mediterranean and arguably the greatest Greco-Roman site in the world. Tour around the amphitheatre, stroll the marble streets once walked by Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and marvel at the gymnasium, baths and beautifully restored Library of Celsus.

Day 17 : After breakfast this morning we drive to Pamukkale, also known as 'Cotton Castle' and a truly unique sight. This magical and spectacular natural phenomenon was created by deposits from thermal waters that cascaded down the mountainside over hundreds of years, forming a myriad of pools and terraces. As the water overflows from the pools, dazzling cream-coloured stalactites are formed that, from afar, resemble cotton or snow. The pools are filled with hot spring waters that supposedly have healing properties for a person's circulation and digestive systems. Close to Pamukkale are the ruins of Hierapolis, which was founded by the King of Pergamon in 190 BC and by the 2nd Century AD it had become an important Roman bath centre. The extensive ruins of Hierapolis are well worth exploring and include a theatre, temple, holy area, monumental fountain, bath, basilica and necropolis.

Day 18 : This morning we pay a visit to a weavers' association and see first-hand how Turkish carpets are made. After lunch, travel to the Greek ghost-town of Kayakoy. Stroll around and take in the eerie atmosphere, due in no small part to population repatriation and earthquake damage. Continue on to Fethiye, a culturally fertile town located on a bay, surrounded by pine forests and islands.

Day 19 : Continue on to the seaside village of Kas. Here you'll see charming whitewashed houses covered in bougainvilleas as well as an ancient Greek theatre. Sample the local cuisine and enjoy the night in the town's quaint centre.

Day 20 : Drive to Kekova and embark on a boat cruise around the local islands. Your hosts; Mehmet and Sebahat are definitely people of the Mediterranean. Hailing from the small village of Ucagiz on the Turkish Mediterranean Coast they married young, bought a boat and went fishing. Like a lot of our oceans their home became a victim to over fishing to new and modern methods of reaping the perfect catch. They had a boat, and they had one of the best cooks in the district so they set out to share their love of the sea and their love of food. The cruise takes you to the settlement of Ucagiz and also to the village of Simena. You'll also sail from large bays to beautiful protected inlets where you can go for a swim. Onboard the boat you'll enjoy lunch in Tersane bay. The water here is deep but you can still see the bottom; the shore is lined with the ruins of an ancient city long ago sunken into the clear waters. Look out for rock formations and houses that have been submerged under the clear water. Return to Kas in the evening.

Day 21 : Continuing our exploration of the Mediterranean we take a 3.5 hour scenic drive to the jewel in the Mediterranean crown - Antalya. Your hotel is located in the Kaleiçi (old city) and you'll go on an afternoon walk to see Hadrians Gate, the old Roman Harbour and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, and take a guided tour of the Antalya Museum this afternoon.

Day 22 : Continue on to Konya, an ancient city important in Roman times, and where the mystic Sufi practice of 'whirling' originates. You'll visit the mausoleum of the famous mystic Mevlana, the museum housing manuscripts of his works, as well as various artefacts relating to the mystic sect. Our journey to Konya is approximately 6 hours on the way glimpse beautiful views of the Taurus Mountains and enjoy a special Peregrine Moment as we stop at Beyşehir to see the Eşrefoğlu Mosque, a fine example of Seljuk Turkish architecture.

Day 23 : Today's itinerary includes a visit to the incredible underground city of Derinkuyu. See dwellings that span seven levels beneath the ground. From here you'll make your way to the archaeological site of Asikli Höyük, which was first settled in 8,000 BC. Then settle into the relaxed pace of Goreme for the next three nights.

Day 24 : Early birds have the option of taking a hot air balloon over the otherworldly Cappadocian landscape. The scene at sunrise is sure to take your breath away. Please note this activity can only be booked locally. Please speak to your trip leader on Day 1 to organise this. After a relaxing breakfast from your Terrace overlooking the valley we visit the Goreme Open Air Museum. See the many incredible houses, churches and monasteries carved out of the soft cliff face. The Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art, cave chapels and colourful biblical frescoes from the 10th–12th centuries. Later in the afternoon, you'll go on a short walk through 'Love Valley' which is famous for its phallic rock formations. Then head back to your hotel in Goreme. Perhaps take an optional Turkish bath to unwind at the end of the day.

Day 25 : Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and then go for a walk to the most beautiful valley in Cappadocia, Kizilcukur. You'll see fascinating rock formations such as cones, peaks and fairy chimneys, as well as manmade cave chapels from early Christian times. Latter in the afternoon visit the red river of Cappadocia famous for its clay which is still used to make magnificent pieces of Art, learn about this ancient craft today when we visit a local potter.

Day 26 : This morning say goodbye to Cappadocia and fly to Istanbul; the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home. On arrival into Istanbul you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to explore some of the hidden charms of Istanbul. Tonight consider joining your group in leader in a farewell dinner (optional).

Day 27 : Your trip comes to an end after breakfast in Istanbul.

Terms and Conditions

Announced programs are removable due to weather conditions and other environmental or technical factors.
Please read carefully the travel plan, tour services and supplemental information carefully and For any ambiguity, get information from the Parvaz Noghrei Office.
For your convenience and traveling companions, travel with a bag or travel bag to a maximum of 20 kilograms.
By approaching the date of the move, there is a possibility to increase the ticket price by the airline Therefore, we suggest that you take tickets as soon as possible in case of definite travel. Tickets can be bought by Silver Flight Partners, or you are personally buy tickets.
The hotels of this tour are booked in the above table However, in the event of any unwanted change in hotels, a hotel of another grade or higher will be booked in advance of the previous hotel.
According to the travel conditions, we do not include passengers who are less than 6 years old.
The third bed in the hotels is travel bed or folding sofa, which is temporarily laid out in the two-bed room.
The Parvaz Noghrei just support announced patrols Visiting the rest of the attractions of travel is with travelers.
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Having yellow fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for all travelers. For this purpose, visit the Vaccine Centers or Pasteur Institute at least 10 days before traveling.
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Tour Service: Explore Iran and Turkey Tour

Airport Transfers (welcome and lunch)
Procured patrols + Payments for incomes
Saman travel insurance up to 50,000 euros
Tourist Visa
Supervised Teams
Farsi Guide to Traveling Tours
26 Meal Breakfast 2 Meal Lunch 4 Meal Dinner

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Explore Iran & Turkey, 3 Day Tehran, 1 Day Kashan, 2 Day Yazd, 3 Day Shiraz, 3 Day Isfahan, 3 Day Istanbul, 3 Day pamukkale, 3 Day Fethiye, 1 Day Antalya, 1 Day Konya, 3 Day Cappadocia, 26 nights of accommodation, Group Trip 27 Days From 4/30/2019 To 5/26/2019, ( 27 Day and 26 Night ) Air Trip

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