Day 1: Arrival in Tehran
We kindly congratulate you upon your delicate choice! Right on your arrival, we will pick you up at IKA International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. A full day Sightseeing in Tehran including: We will enjoy ourselves while visiting Golestan Palace (WHS) one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city of Tehran. Next we visit National Museum of Iran which holds an incredibly wide range of per-Islamic as well as post-Islamic remaining works including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins. Make sure not to miss Treasury of National Jewels Museum. Here is the most dazzling collection of gemstones and jewelry known in the world; the most spectacular objects have been placed on public display and form one of the country’s principal tourist attractions.
O/N Tehran / Hotel
Day 2: Tehran – Alamut
In the early morning we drive to Alamut, Qazvin. Alamut is without doubt the most famous of all the assassin’s castles and is synonymous with Hassan Sabbāh who, in the late 11th Century, seized the fortress and there founded his group of Shia Ismaili fedayeen. These were known as the Hashshashin or “Assassins” because of the hashish he made them smoke in his legendary garden before sending them off to murder members of the Sunni Seljuq ruling class…
O/N Alamut / Tourist inn
Day 3: Alamut – Masuleh
Today we go to Masuleh, en-route we visit Rudkhan Castle. Rudkhan Castle is the most mysterious of all Persia’s castles because although it is one of the best preserved, its history has been lost to the mists of time. Perched atop two unbelievably beautiful forested mountain peaks, in a geographical region which has sat in the badlands throughout history between the rise and fall of many warring empires – which built and lived here may never be known, but its magic remains undeniable.
O/N Masuleh / Tourist inn
Day 4: Masuleh – Ardebil
Today we drive to Ardebil, renowned for producing some of the best carpets in all of Persia. Today and/or tomorrow we can visit neighboring Sarein to take a relaxing dip in the famous nine hot spa springs, warmed by the inactive volcano of Sabalan Mountain. The waters containing sulphur particles that are good for bone and joint pains.
O/N Ardebil / Hotel
Day 5: Ardebil – Sabalan – Ardebil
In the morning we go hiking to Sabalan mount. At 4811m, Mt. Sabalan is the third highest mountain in Iran after Damavand and Alam-Kuh with a permanent crater lake formed at its summit. We will go hiking around its slopes that abound in natural mineral water springs. The nomadic people of the area live in small villages comprised of their round yurt tents – a nice touch in an absolutely stunning landscape.
O/N Ardebil / Hotel
Day 6: Ardebil – Kaleybar village
In the morning we go to visit Babak Castle, also known as the Immortal Castle. This castle stands at 2600m and is surrounded by 600m gorges: casting an awe-inspiring view across the surrounding mountain plains. The castle is named after Bābak Khorramdin, famous warlord and leader of the Khurramites, who fought and resisted the Arab armies of the Abbassid Islamic caliphate until 839AD.
O/N Kaleybar village / Hotel
Day 7: Kaleybar village – Jolfa – Tabriz
We embark on our journey through Azerbaijan by visiting St. Stepanos Armenian Church at Jolfa (WHS). Then drive back to visit Historic Bazaar Complex (WHS) a historical market situated in the city center of Tabriz. This Bazaar was once one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. Next we go to Blue Mosque. The mosque was built upon the order of Jahan Shah the ruler of Kara Koyunlu dynasty which made Tabriz the capital of his Kingdom. The building enjoys an impressive architecture which makes it a worth-while visit.
O/N Tabriz / Hotel
Day 8: Tabriz – Tehran
A full day Sightseeing in Tabriz including: we visit Azerbaijan Museum which is the major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz. It was established in April 1958. The museum consists of three major halls, a side yard, office rooms and a library. It mostly contains objects discovered from excavations in Iranian Azerbaijan, also some artworks and sculptures of artists. Its library contains more than 2,500 books, both handwritten and printed, about history, archaeology, art and Iranian culture. Apart from National Museum of Iran in Tehran, Azerbaijan Museum has the largest collection belonging to different periods of Iran’s history. Our next stop will be the Iron Age Museum situated under the several sediments and geological strata from the floor of the existing mosque. Among the 38 graves of Iron Age, mummies of two couples and their belongings were found and those have been kept at the Azerbaijan Museum. Then we will visit Arg-e Ali Shah a huge brick edifice, a landmark and it is remnants of a big unfinished 14th-century mausoleum and a 19th century military compound at the city center of Tabriz. Our last stop will be El Goli Safavid site and park with a beautifully renovated old building surrounded by a large pool. Afterward, we transfer to airport for departure.
Day 9: Tehran – Departure
Today is the last day you are in Iran, There are no activities planned for the final day and you are free to depart at any time. Please note you must check out of the hotel by 12 pm. We directly drive to airport for departure.
- Accommodation in 4* Hotels BB Base
- Accompany Professional English speaking guide for the whole trip
- All excursions & transfers by the modern vehicle with an experienced driver
- Entrances fee according to the itinerary
- Refreshment between way