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*CLOSED* 11 DAYS IRAN – GEMS OF ANCIENT PERSIA (29 Feb – 10 Mar 2024)

Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan, Tehran

Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • A multi-sensory private Persian dinner with a traditional music performance
  • Uncover the ancient world of Zurkhaneh – this UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage is brought to live just for you during a private sport performance
  • Live weaving demonstration of the legendary Persian carpets
  • Most fully inclusive arrangements and top Travel Concierge in usual Intriq Finesse style

The Persian Empire has captivated travellers across ages. As one of the oldest inhabited regions in the world dating back to the Paleolithic Age of 10,000 B.C.E., Iran’s rich historical and cultural heritage shines through the numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from magnificent palaces and mosques to archaeological sites.

Intriq Finesse brings the legends of the Persian Empire live through an exclusive ancient performance of Zurkhaneh. Get an insider’s look into the craftmanship of Persian carpet weavers. Journey into the world of beautiful colours and intricate designs, all accompanied by our top Travel Concierge, who are some of the industry’s best!

Land Tour Price

Twin Sharing: S$ 9,680 per person
Single Supplement: S$ 1,980 per person

SGD 9,680 Per Person
Per Person

Early Bird Offer
First two bookings with deposit (limit to two rooms) will get complimentary upgrade to Qajar Suite at Abbasi Hotel for three nights

Deposit Amount

SGD 1,936/- Per Person

20% deposit at sign up

11 Days 10 Nights

*Registration Closing Date
1 Dec 2023 or when tour is fully subscribed

Cancellation Charges:
Before 1 Dec 2023: forfeit deposit From 1 Dec 2023: 100% cancellation fees apply

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01
29 FEB 2024 (THU) ARRIVAL IN SHIRAZ

29 FEB 2024 (THU) ARRIVAL IN SHIRAZ
SHIRAZ
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Transfer: Airport to Hotel
Upon arrival, you would be met and transferred to your hotel.

Shiraz: City of the Poets
Set out for the tour of Shiraz, with visits to the Ali Ibn Hamze Holy Shrine, as well as the Tombs of Saadi and Hafez who were among the most prominent Persian poets. Proceed to the historical Vakil Bazaar and feast your eyes on the magnificent Vakil Mosque.

Day 02
1 MAR 2024 (FRI) SHIRAZ

1 MAR 2024 (FRI) SHIRAZ
Shiraz
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Visit to the Pink Mosque
Early this morning, visit the magical Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque, also known as Pink Mosque, which is celebrated for its delightfully colourful interiors. Its stained-glass windows, intricately painted tiles and arches, along with innumerable Persian carpets create a mesmerizing, kaleidoscopic aesthetic which has astounded many visitors.

Legacy of the Persepolis
Afterwards, we will make an excursion to Persepolis, which is about an hour drive to this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire (550-330 B.C.E). The ruins located there represent the last and ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Visit ancient archaeological sites including the Nagsh-e Rostam, and Nagsh-e Rajab which comprised of the tombs of Achaemenian Kings. 

Day 03
2 MAR 2024 (SAT) SHIRAZ / YAZD

2 MAR 2024 (SAT) SHIRAZ / YAZD
Yazd
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Transfer: Shiraz to Yazd
Today, you will travel from Shiraz to Yazd, with sightseeing enroute.

Unravel the Heritage of Pasargadae and Cham
From Shiraz, you will embark on a 2-hour drive to Pasargadae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with archaeological remains of its 6th-century palace and the tomb of the Achaemenian King, Cyrus the Great.

Continue another 4-hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Yazd, situated in the middle of Iran. We will stop by Cham, a Zoroastrian village before arriving into Yazd and check into your hotel.

Day 04
3 MAR 2024 (SUN) YAZD

3 MAR 2024 (SUN) YAZD
Yazd
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A Full Day in the Historical City of Yazd
Spend your day exploring the historical city of Yazd, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. The tour includes the Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, the Fire Temple, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jameh Mosque, the old quarter of the city called Fahadan, followed by the UNESCO-listed Dolat Abad Garden with the world’s tallest wind tower of its kind called Badghir.

Day 05
4 MAR 2024 (MON) YAZD / ISFAHAN

4 MAR 2024 (MON) YAZD / ISFAHAN
Isfahan
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A Visit to Na’in and Mohammadiyeh
After breakfast, we will drive 2 hours to the city of Na’in, a pre-Islamic town over 2,000 years old, on the edge of the Central Desert of Iran. Visit the Seljukid Mosque and a small Desert Museum sitting across. Proceed to the ancient village of Mohammadiyeh where you can witness how the locals weave different garments and Abaya with Camel hair in their underground workshop.

Persian Carpet Workshop
Next, visit a big Persian Carpet Workshop and chance upon weavers at work, giving a live weaving demonstration. Iranians enjoy a global reputation in carpet weaving and were among the oldest carpet weavers of the ancient world, with weaving techniques more than 2500 years old.

Pigeon Towers of Gavart
Continue 1.5-hour drive to Gavart Village and marvel at the unique mud-brick Pigeon Towers that were built centuries ago. Thereafter, transfer to your hotel in Isfahan.

Day 06
5 MAR 2024 (TUE) ISFAHAN

5 MAR 2024 (TUE) ISFAHAN
Isfahan
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Relive the Glories of Isfahan
Known as Iran’s Art Capital, Isfahan is renowned for its dazzling Perso-Islamic architectures, tree-lined boulevards, palaces, bridges, mosques, and monuments.

Visit the historic bridges of Khaju and Si-o-Se-Pol, Hasht Behesht Palace and the UNESCO-listed Chehel Sotoun Palace, the Armenian Vank Cathedral and Museum, as well as Monar-Jonban, the shaking minarets. In addition, enjoy a Persian Tea at the Azadegan Traditional Teahouse.

Intriq Finesse Collection: A Private Dinner with Traditional Performance
This evening, enjoy a private dinner in a Persian traditional restaurant with live traditional music performance.

Day 07
6 MAR 2024 (WED) ISFAHAN

6 MAR 2024 (WED) ISFAHAN
Isfahan
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Grand Mosques of Isfahan
This morning, head to the splendid Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its remarkable Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali Qapu Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.

After that, visit Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, also known as Friday Mosque, which is another stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex spans more than 20,000sqm and is the oldest preserved edifice of its type in Iran, as well as a prototype for later mosque designs throughout Central Asia.

Intriq Finesse Collection: Ancient Gym Performance
In the evening, watch an interesting private live traditional sports performance at Ali Gholi Agha Zurkhaneh, an ancient Iranian gym.

Day 08
7 MAR 2024 (THU) ISFAHAN / KASHAN

7 MAR 2024 (THU) ISFAHAN / KASHAN
Kashan
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

A Full Day Stroll in Abyaneh Village and Kashan
Leave Isfahan and drive about 2.5 hours to Abyaneh, an ancient village filled with red mud-brick houses and residents are traditionally dressed.

Another 1.5 hours’ drive takes us to the oasis city of Kashan. The charming architectures of the Bazaar of Kashan and Agha Bozorg Mosque are sights to behold.

Day 09
8 MAR 2024 (FRI) KASHAN / TEHRAN

8 MAR 2024 (FRI) KASHAN / TEHRAN
Tehran
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Journey to Tehran with Qom Visit
Step into the UNESCO-listed Fin Garden and admire the historic houses of a wealthy merchant Borujerdi and the affluent Tabatabaei family.

Thereafter, a 1.5-hour drive takes us to Qom for a spectacular view from the courtyard of Fatima Masumeh Holy Shrine.

Transfer: Qom to Tehran
Continue another 2-hour drive to Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran, and check-in to your hotel. 

Day 10
9 MAR 2024 (SAT) TEHRAN

9 MAR 2024 (SAT) TEHRAN
Tehran
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Full Day in Golestan Palace & Tehran Museums
Today, head to the majestic Golestan Palace, a historic royal complex first built by the Qajar Dynasty in the 16th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Proceed to visit the National Museum of Iran, the largest archaeological and historical museum of the country, followed by the Glassware and Ceramic Museum to admire rare collections from pre-Islamic to contemporary Iran.

Day 11
10 MAR 2024 (SUN) TEHRAN

10 MAR 2024 (SUN) TEHRAN
Tehran
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Full Day Tehran: Past & Present
Today’s Tehran exploration will bring you into the National Carpet Museum, Saadabad Palace Complex, the covered labyrinth Tajrish Bazaar, and Reza Abbasi Museum.

Next, visit the Ab-o-Atash Park literally meaning Water and Fire Park, with its 270-meter-long modern promenade bridge called Tabiat Bridge.

Transfer to Tehran Airport
After an early dinner, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Intriq Journey's Curated Hotels

Cost Per Person

Twin Share S$ 9,680
Single Supplement S$ 1,980

Zandiyeh Hotel • Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel • Abbasi Hotel • Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel • Espinas International Hotel

SHIRAZ

SHIRAZ

Zandiyeh Hotel

A luxury hotel located in a historical area and at the heart of Shiraz, built with a combination of modern and traditional architectural design inspired by Shiraz ancient architecture. (Opened in 2015; Rooms: 74)

YAZD

YAZD

Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel

Located on one of the entrance streets of Yazd, in an old garden remained from the Qajar Era, boasting an area coverage of 13,000 sqm. It is the first Iraninan garden hotel with original Iranian architecture including garden with flowing creeks and fountains. (Renovated in 2004; Rooms: 146)

ISFAHAN

ISFAHAN

Abbasi Hotel

A 300-year-old historical complex built at the time of King Sultan Husayn of Safavid since 1700. It was a caravanserai, renovated into a hotel in the 1950s, featuring a beautiful large garden courtyard and charming architecture. (Renovated in 2016; Rooms: 225)

KASHAN

KASHAN

Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel

The largest historic mansion in Iran, situated in the heart of Kashan ancient city covering an area of 9,000 sqm. The mansion was first bult in mid-18th century and is now restored and transformed into a traditional-style luxury boutique hotel with museum. (Opened in 2014; Rooms: 38)

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TEHRAN

TEHRAN

Espinas International Hotel

One of the most refined hotels located centrally in downtown Tehran that exquisitely captures the spirit of this unique cosmopolitan city. (Opened in 2010; Rooms: 224)

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DEPOSIT
SGD 1,936/- Per Person
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION
First two bookings with deposit (limit to two rooms) will get complimentary upgrade to Qajar Suite at Abbasi Hotel for three nights

Registration Closing Date: 1 Dec 2023 or when tour is fully subscribed

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation as stated on twin sharing basis, unless on single supplement, on bed & breakfast basis
  • All transportations and transfers on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfers as stated
  • Service of local English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees of sites as stated
  • Lunches and dinners with beverages in restaurants
  • All tipping to local guides, porters and other local service staffs
  • Service of Intriq’s Tour Concierge throughout the trip

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Visa end entry taxes (if required)
  • Airport transfer before or after stated travel dates
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as spa, laundry, telephone and bar bills

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