Persian Dreams

24

Days

Travel Insurance

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$9500NZD

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2022 & 2023

Persian Dreams


Overview


Ancient Persia was home to one of the human race’s greatest artistic flowerings. The scale and beauty of Persian architecture, painting, sculpture, pottery and poetry and sculpture will astound you. Step into our Persian Dreams and be bewitched!

Together we’ll spend 24 days travelling through this fascinating land to discover refined Islamic cities, colourful bazaars, ancient Persian ruins, glorious gardens and shimmering deserts. NZ Travel and Tour guarantees an authentic experience. We take care of every detail of your journey, leaving you free to relax and enjoy Iran’s beautiful culture and diverse scenery.

Our expert guides will take your Persian experience to the next level. Whether you’re relaxing in a tea-house in Tehran, exploring ancient cultural sites or breaking bread with nomads on the harsh Iranian plateau, you’ll be charmed by the warmth and hospitality of the Iranian people.

We believe Iran is a safe Middle Eastern country to travel in and we are proud of the part we play in helping our guests create memories that will last a lifetime. We’ll work hard to ensure your smooth travel through one of the world’s oldest (and yet little-known to Westerners) cultures.

See below for your Persian Dreams itinerary.

StartShiraz, Iran
FinishMashhad, Iran
Duration24 Days
Group sizeMax 8
RoomDouble/Twin
Private Room+1250NZD
StyleComfort
ThemeExplorer
Physical rating⚫ ⚫ 〇〇〇
TransportPrivate Mini Bus, Train, Public Transport
Meals22 Breakfast, 30 Meals (lunches and/or dinners), Snacks and Souvenir
AccomodationHotel 3 & 4 star, Boutique, Traditional & Village Home Stay, Village Stay

Highlights


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Features



  • Iranian visa invitation letter with reference number issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Not Visa Fee)
  • Inbound and outbound airport transfers
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
  • Entrance fees to various sites as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast, 30 lunches and/or dinners
  • 19 nights at 3&4-star accommodation & Boutique Hotel, 2 nights at Traditional Home Stay, 1 night at Farm Stay
  • Tehran – Shiraz flight ticket if you arrive in Tehran

  • Visa Fee
  • International airfare
  • Tips – driver and guide
  • Meals where not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sites not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Walking Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Personal items
Detail Itinerary

Salam! Welcome to Shiraz – one of ancient Persia’s oldest cities. Our representative greets you at the airport and helps with the transfer to your hotel. Then there is the chance to get to know your tour guide and fellow travellers at the tour briefing and welcome lunch then you visit Shah-e-Cheragh and relax after dinner.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight ShirazKhaneh Bagh-IraniTraditionalLunch & dinner

We’ll leave Shiraz in the morning for a full day excursion to Persepolis (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire dates back to 515 BC. We’ll also visit the awe-inspiring Naqsh-e Rostam necropolis. From there, we return to Shiraz to visit the beautiful traditional Narenjestan-e Qavam (“Qavam’s Orange Garden”—named for its sour orange trees).

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight ShirazKhaneh Bagh-IraniTraditionalBreakfast & Lunch

We enjoy Nasir-ol-Molk (the pink) Mosque in the morning before visiting beautifully designed with Qur’anic verses Jame Atiq Mosque and the 18th century mud-brick citadel of Arg-e KarimKhan. We visit historic photos from the 19th and 20th centuries then head into the historical centre of the city and enjoy shopping in the old Vakil Bazaar from the 11th century AD.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight ShirazKhaneh Bagh-IraniTraditionalBreakfast & lunch/dinner

It is time to enjoy Persian Gardens. We begin this aromatic colourful experience at the World Heritage-listed Bagh-e Eram (“Garden of Paradise”), then move on to enjoy one of the most famous Persian ice creams in Shiraz at Baba Bastani (Father of the ice cream) then we’ll visit the last resting places of two of Iran’s greatest poets: Hafezieh (“Tomb of Hafez”) and Sa’dieh (“Tomb of Sa’adi”).

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight ShirazKhaneh Bagh-IraniTraditionalBreakfast & lunch/dinner

We head to Pasargad to see the tomb of Cyrus II the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire (the UNESCO World Heritage Site) before going to Bazm village to experience a unique organic eco-village of Bavanat. You are to be amazed to learn about Abbas Barzegar’s life journey as he shares his farm with us.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight BazmBarzegarOrganic Farm StayBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We enjoy the fresh from farm organic breakfast with our host and his family before heading to the historical town of Abarkouh by the desert valley to see the ice house designed as a natural fridge in the 11th century – Gonbad Ali Dome, the Khan-e Aghazadeh Qajar-era mansion as well as the old cypress tree of Abarkouh known to be 4,000 years old before we arrive in Yazd – the historic desert city.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight YazdKhaneh SenikTraditionalBreakfast & Lunch / Dinner

We take a walking tour of Yazd recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will visit the Jameh Mosque passing mud brick buildings and wind towers – Badgirs, and we learn about the ancient qanat system designed to draw underground water in the Water Muesum.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight YazdKhaneh SenikTraditionalBreakfast & Lunch / Dinner

We enjoy an excursion outside of Yazd and see Kharanak mud-brick village, fire temple, and the Meybod citadel before we explore abandoned structures of Kharanak – a 1000 years old striking town and Narin Castle. We will peer into the houses of wealthy merchants and “Hamams” (bathhouses) and visit Meybod before returning to Yazd.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight YazdKhaneh SenikTraditionalBreakfast & Lunch / Dinner

We will visit the Fire temple and Towers of Silence then head to countryside of Yazd to enjoy an evening with locals in a small village where you will enjoy one of the most traditional meals of Iran – Dizi and enjoy the traditional bread making in Tanoor before we return to Yazd.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight YazdKhaneh SenikTraditionalBreakfast & Lunch / Dinner

We will head to the middle of the central desert to enjoy the mesmerising Salt Lake and sunset from the mystical golden sand dunes in the dry heart of Iran.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight VarzanehNegarTraditional/HomestayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We drive along the ancient Silk Road, visit Water reservoir and explore a desert safari to the heart of sand dunes, see Pigeon tower, Jameh mosque.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight VarzanehNegarTraditional/HomestayBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We visit oases on our way to Isfahan. In Isfahan we visit the historic bridges of ‘Zayandeh-Rood’ for an evening walk in Si-o-she Pol (Thirty-Three Bridges) and Khajou Bridge.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight IsfahanSunrise Hotel ( or similar )BoutiqueBreakfast, Snack/Dinner

We explore Isfahan in this half-day tour of the city to see the immense Imam Square (formerly Naqsh-e Jahan Square); the Ali Qapu Palace, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Qeysarieh Portal, the majestic Imam Mosque and the atmospheric bazaar of Isfahan.

LocationAccomodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight IsfahanSunrise Hotel ( or similar )BoutiqueBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have this beautiful day to relax in Isfahan. You can choose to enjoy bazaars and gardens or take a day to read a book.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight IsfahanSunrise Hotel ( or similar )BoutiqueBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We visit Jameh Mosque, the fresco-filled Chehel Sotun Palace, before visiting Armenian quarter of the city and the Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea, and then we explore the bazaar of Isfahan.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight IsfahanSunrise Hotel ( or similar )BoutiqueBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We visit Qamsar where the Persian rose water comes from and enjoy the beautiful oasis city of Kashan and visit the Khan-e Borujerdi and Khan-e Tabatabei, the Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madraseh, and the Fin Gardens.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight KashanTraditional Boutique HotelBoutiqueBreakfast, Lunch/Dinner

We visit Qamsar where the Persian rose water comes from and enjoy the beautiful oasis city of Kashan and visit the Khan-e Borujerdi and Khan-e Tabatabei, the Agha Bozorg Mosque and Madraseh, and the Fin Gardens.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight KashanTraditional Boutique HotelBoutiqueBreakfast, Lunch/Dinner

We leave Kashan and visit Qom to taste brittle toffees ‘Sohan’ on our way to Tehran. We visit the shrine of Imam Khomeni before we arrive in Tehran. In Tehran we visit the Sadaabad Palace.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight TehranNiloo4 starBreakfast, Snack & Dinner

We enjoy a culinary day starting with a walking tour of the Tajrish Bazar before our host chef shows us how to create the most delicious Persian dishes to enjoy for our 3-5 course dinner.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight TehranNiloo4 starBreakfast, Snack & Dinner

We will see National Museum of Iran, the Imperial crown jewels of Iran in the National Jewellery museum, and the UNESCO world heritage site of Golestan Palace before we head to train station to go to Mashhad.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight train  Breakfast, Snack & DinnerDay 23. Mashhad – Neyshabour

We explore the city of Turquoise and hometown of Hakim Omar Khayyam – Neyshabour and visit Attar’s tomb. We will take time to visit Turquoise (Firouze) trade sites.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight MashhadHotel Homa Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner

We explore the city of Turquoise and hometown of Hakim Omar Khayyam – Neyshabour and visit Attar’s tomb. We will take time to visit Turquoise (Firouze) trade sites.

LocationAccommodationTypeIncluded Meals
Overnight MashhadHotel Homa Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner

We learn about the most expensive spice of Iran – Saffron, in the Factory of Novin Saffron known as the number one exporter of Saffron in Iran. Depending on your departure time and destination, you will be transported to the Airport to catch your flight. We wish you a safe journey home.

LocationIncluded Meals
MashhadBreakfast
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Traveling is our passion. NZ Travel and Tour specialises in customising bespoke private and small group tours along the ancient Silk Road. We have carefully handcrafted itineraries along the following exotic destinations:

  • Persia (Iran)
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  • Central Asia ( Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
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At NZ Travel and Tour, our niche focus is on exploring the authentic culture, history, beauty and cuisine of each region. With the help of our local experts, we take travellers on a journey of discovering the less visited gems, delivering unique experiences of a lifetime. Open communication, safety and comfort are at the forefront of our customer satisfaction.


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