Architecture Tour : 8 Day / 7 Nights
The brief itinerary
Day1: Arrival, Tehran
Day3:Fly to Shiraz & excursion to Persepolis & Pasargadae
Day4:Visiting Shiraz & fly to Isfahan
Day6: Drive to Kashan via Abyaneh
Day7: Drive to Tehran
The detailed itinerary
Arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel. O/N Tehran.
Morning meeting with Iranian Architects. After noon architectural tour of the city will include Sar Dar-e Bagh-e Meli (National Garden’s Gate / Gahjar Dynasty late 19th century) Goleston Palace includes Shamsol Emareh and other mid 19th century building in that complex. Visiting old and modern Tehran.
Early flight to Shiraz and a visit to Persepolis, O/N Shiraz.
Early morning visit Eram a 19th century building there and Ghoran Gate of Shiraz, then drive to Isfehan to visit Naghsh-e-Jahan Square (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site) including: A’li Qapu palace (early 17th century, six story palace- it’s plaster works and paintings are considered as masterpieces of the Safavi era), Sheikh Lotfollah and Shah (Imam) Mosques (a marvel in sound effect and tile work) and Jaameh Mosque and Bazaar. O/N Isfahan.
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Armenian Quarter and its Vank cathedral (one of the most striking churches of the world for its gilded ceiling ad paintings. Chehel-Sotoun Palace which lies in the centre of a large garden and has several halls and rooms which are decorated with marble and impressive gilds. Then visit Sio-Se-Pol (This bridge with 300 meter in length and 14 meter in width is a 16th century masterpiece; one of the most prominent historic monuments) and Khajo bridges, tombs of famous American Iranologist professor Arthur Upham Pope and his wife in the bank of river. O/N Isfahan.
Drive to Kashan and on route visit Abyaneh (a living historic village demonstrating dessert architect and old living style and clothing fashion.) Then visit Burojerdi House and Finn Complex including Historic Bath House in Kashan. O/N Kashan.
Drive to Tehran and visit the Bazaar in Tehran. Evening with Iranian Architects and farewell dinner.
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