The Arab Kingdoms of the Persian Gulf and Iran tour package.

A truly marvelous trip. We will take you on a tour to 4 Kingdoms of the Persian gulf plus a visit to Iran in a little over 3 weeks tour package. Smooch to see and experience

This journey provides us with a rare and fascinating glimpse of the traditional life style of the Arab Sheikhs, as well as of the contemporary oil-producing Arabia. We wander through fragrant souqs, explore exotic gardens, flourishing in the desert and visit museums filled with treasures. We explore Kuwait, a decade after the Gulf War and travel through the heart of the Arab Gulf States, with visits to all seven of the United Arab Emirates, along with the sheikdoms of Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

 This package is an exclusive 14 Day in Arab countries of Persian gulf. Tour can also include a 9 day tour of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan and Yazd, the marvels of Iran. We will be glad to have you on this journey.

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Details: A 14 to 25 day tour of main Persian Gulf Kingdoms such as Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE plus Iran .You can decide to end your trip by adding or substituting a number of alternative detours. Please look below for further information.
::    TOUR INCLUDES

Land-only package includes:

  • Meet and assist/ All Airport transfers
  • Accommodations.
  • Based on request we can change your accommodations  to 1 through 5 star hotels.
  • Breakfast & dinners including Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner.
  • Guided Tours in each city.
  • Free at leisure and independent detours as case may arise
  • Shopping excursion in local bazaars.
  • Private Walking Tours in cities under our way.
  • Entrance fees to all Museums and sites in the itinerary
  • Transportation as per itinerary in private luxury mini-bus/private Car.
  • Guides in  English/ French/ Spanish /German/ Iranian/ Japanese/ Chinese and Arabic based on the request
  • Domestic flights based on the itinerary.
  • Visa
  • Insurance
::    PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
::  Tour Duration: 14 to 25 day

::  Scheduled Dates: At the start , middle and end of each month

* If your group is more than 8 people or you want to travel independently you can select a Start Date that is more convenient for you.

::  Minimum Number of Participant:1
::  Maximum Number of Participant: 10

::    CONDITION

 

What is not included: Price doesn’t include International air tickets. Ask for flight arrangements and air rates.

Reservations: Res will be granted in the order in which they are received. We recommend and can provide trip insurance.

Who is this tour for: This Tour is prefect for those who want to be in a group tour package to reduce costs and have more fun traveling with like minded people.

Group size: Each small group contains no more than 16 and no less than 2  participants, except those who rather to travel in a solo private guided tour.

Group Confirmation: Your chosen date will be confirmed only if there will be at least 2 or more people interested in the same date. You will be notified about the status of your tour at least 30 day in advance.

Private travel arrangement : Min 1 person, date of travel flexible, cost per service needed, private car with driver, visa, booking can be included, should you ask for.

Refund: All  charges will be refundable to you this tour if you let us know by at least 3 weeks before your trip date.

Payment: 50% in advance and 50% after arrival to Iran.

 

WHAT PLACES WE WILL COVER IN THIS TRIP

AM
Lunch
PM  Merhaba! (Welcome) We arrive at Seeb International Airport and are warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel.
Dinner

Day 1 - Muscat

AM  The Sultanate of Oman has a history that dates back to almost 3000 BC, in an era known as Magan. The Samaritans inhabited the country around 4000 BC followed by the Phoenicians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Shabeans and finally the Persians. At this time, Oman became famous for its trade of copper and frankincense throughout the Arabian world. By the year 630 AD Islam was established in Oman and the religion quickly spread. This morning is free to relax, and in the afternoon we take the Muscat Discovery tour, which includes the Oman Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Ministries Area in Al Khuwair, the Aalam Palace
Lunch
PM  Visiting he Corniche and a unique traditional fish market.
Dinner

Day 2 - Oman

AM  Today we enjoy a Day excursion to Nizwa, built by the great Imam Sultan Bin Seif. In the 17th Century Nizwa was chosen as the capital, due to its well-protected position and construction. Even toDay it remains one of Oman’s most impressive towns. We begin our tour with a visit to the massive circular fort, surrounded by vast mud walls. We explore Jabrin Castle and the World Heritage Site of Bahla Fort. The ruins of the immense fort, with walls and towers of earthen brick and foundations of stone, provide a remarkable example of this type of fortification. Jabrin Castle, built by Imam Bilarab in 1675 AD, is an edifice surpassing all other forts in Oman, both in size and magnificence.
Lunch
PM   One cannot help but admire the extraordinary carved wood paneling and friezes painted on the walls. Verses from the Koran and poems engraved in the walls celebrate the beauty of this grand castle. Moving on, we arrive at the Nizwa Souq where a unique goat and cattle auction is held. On our return to Muscat, we enjoy a visit to the aromatic Amouage perfume factory.
Dinner

Day 3 - Oman

AM   Muscat / Kuwait (Flight)Our next stop is Kuwait, the country that changed the face of the Middle East to what it is toDay. Kuwait is an archetypical oil-rich state that founded only 300 years ago by the Al Sabah Family, whose descendants still rule the country.
Lunch
PM  By the 18th century Kuwait was a prospering Dhow Trading Port and a stopover point of the great caravans bound for Mesopotamia, the Indian Ocean and beyond. Kuwait means “small fortress” and this small settlement grew quickly; Ottomans and Persians influenced its history for nearly 200 years before it formally became a British Protectorate at the end of 19th century. The first oil wells were found in 1936. The 50’s and 60’s were the magical era of the oil boom. We will be welcomed and transferred to our hotel. In the evening, we will enjoy a traditional meal at the hotel.
Dinner

Day 4 - Kuwait

AM  Kuwait is a cosmopolitan city-state with a population that has more non-Kuwaiti residents than locals. Our morning tour of Kuwait includes the Kuwait Towers, Seif Palace, the Imir’s Headquarters, Jahra Gate, the Dhow Village, the National Museum and Al Bader House.
Lunch
PM  The afternoon is free to explore the many souqs.
Dinner

Day 5 - Kuwait

AM  Our next destination is Bahrain; we are met and transferred to our hotel. Since the dawn of history, Bahrain was known as the “Pearl of the Gulf” as it has been a strategic trading post of the great trade routes linking the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia. It exudes old-world charm, courtesy and dignity as befits a nation whose history goes back more than 4000 years. Bahrain was the first place in the Arabian Gulf where oil was discovered in 1925 and it continues to enjoy oil wealth to this Day.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 6 - Bahrain

AM  Our tour of this Sheikdom includes Bait Al Quran, the Al Fateh Mosque, the Ola Palace, the Guest Palace, Island Muharraq, the Old Souq, a traditional village, camel farm and a visit to the pottery makers at A’Ali Village.
Lunch
PM   The evening is free to wonder the narrow lanes of the “Arabian Nights”.
Dinner

Day 7 - Bahrain

AM  In the morning we take a short flight to Doha, the capital of Qatar. We are welcomed and transferred to our hotel. Qatar was a relatively unknown country until recently. Records indicate that the Qatar Peninsula was inhabited during the Stone Age; however there is little evidence of habitation between the most ancient times and now. Oil was struck in 1939 and the country has one of the largest natural gas fields in the world.
Lunch
PM   Our afternoon tour includes the National Museum, the Equestrian Club and the Camel Racetrack.
Dinner

Day 8 - Qatar

AM  After breakfast we take an excursion into the desert. The desert of Qatar offers the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the Arab World. We witness the oasis lifestyle, the mirages in the desert, animal preservation efforts and a lot more. Where we also have the opportunity to meet the local Bedouins.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 9 - Qatar

AM  This morning we fly to the richest of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. We are welcomed and tour the traditional Iranian Market, the Abu Dhabi Corniche and Fountain, the Petroleum Exhibition Center, the Women’s Handicraft Center and the Al Hisn Fort.
Lunch
PM   Before sunset we proceed for Dubai on a comfortable highway trip.
Dinner

Day 10 - Abu Dhabi

AM  Our morning city tour of Dubai includes the Jumeirah Mosque, the Museum, as well as the Spice and Gold Souqs. Our next stop is the Emirate of Sharjah, including a visit to the Natural History Museum, the Discovery Center, the Aviation Museum and the Cultural Center. We then take a short drive to the Emirate of Ajman, where we will visit the Ajman Museum, the Dhow building yard, the Pearl Monument, the King Faizal Mosque, the Bird & Animal Market, the Al Arsah Souq, Al Hisn Fort, Bait Al Naboodah and the Islamic & Art Museum.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 11 - Dubai

AM  Our next two day are spent in discovering the remaining Emirates and Sheikdoms in the UAE. We start with a full Day tour to the East Coast which includes visit to Fujairah, Khorfakkan, a typical Arabian fishing village in Dibba, Masafi, the market, the Al Bitnah Mosque (oldest in the UAE), Kalba Fort and the natural springs in Masafi. The evening is free for you to enjoy the Dubai nightlife.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 12 - UAE

AM  In the morning we visit the last of the Emirates, Umm Al Quwain & Ras Al Khaimah. This includes the well-preserved Ras Al Khaimah Museum, followed by a visit to the old city, the fish market, the dhow building yards and Al Khatt springs.
Lunch
PM  The evening is free to enjoy the many attractions that Dubai has on offer, a real example of where East and West dine together.
Dinner

Day 13 - Umm Al Quwain & Ras Al Khaimah

AM  After witnessing the lifestyles of the rich desert people of these magic sheikdoms, we bid farewell as we take our departure flight from the majestic Dubai Airport to Tehran.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 14 - Tehran

AM On arrival, we are welcomed to Tehran, the pearl of Persia. After checking into our hotel, we enjoy a leisurely evening and rest up, before our formal itinerary of exploring this country rich in history and culture begins.
 Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 15 - Tehran

AM  Full Day tour starts off with a visit to the Carpet Museum which has an excellent collection of Iranian hand woven carpets, followed by the Museum of Reza Abbasi. This museum named after the most famous miniaturist in the Safavid era, was opened in 1977. It exhibits artifacts dating back to prehistoric, ancient and Islamic periods and is particularly rich in Islamic calligraphy
Lunch
PM  we visit the Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museums with its fine collection including a stone capital of a winged lion from Susa and a 6th century B.C. audience hall relief of Darius the Great from the Treasury at Persepolis. The museum has items dating back from the Sumerian Period (4500 B.C.) to contemporary times.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 16 - Tehran

AM  Morning visit the Glass and Ceramic Museum and Sa’dabad Palace.
Lunch
PM  National treasury museum with its unique collection of jewelryis going to be our next destination before heading to Tehran Jamshidieh park for a stroll and get to see the more of Tehran in a leisurely place and get to talk to people . Late afternoon transfer to the airport for our flight to Shiraz, traditionally known as the city of Roses and Nightingales.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 17 - Tehran

AM  Shiraz is the capital of the cultural capital of Iran. Our visit toDay will include the Eram Garden, the tombs of Saadi and Hafiz – two of the most well known Persian poets, Nasirol-Molk Mosque and the Shiraz famous Bazaar with it s exotic collection of handicrafts and carpets.
Lunch
PM   visit to Afif-Abad Garden, the Church of Saint Simmon the Zealot, the Shrine of Shah-Cheragh.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 18 - Shiraz

AM  Morning excursion to Persepolis, which in Greek literally means the capital of Persia, lies 60 kms / 37 miles north of Shiraz. Persepolis is the last and final ultimate expression of the ancient Middle East. Construction began by Darius the Great (521 – 468 B.C.) as the focus of the mighty Achemenian Empire nearly 2500 years ago. Our next stop is Naqsh-e-Rustam – tomb of the famous Rustam.
Lunch
PM  Late evening transfer to the airport for our flight to Esfahan, another highlight city. Legend has it that Esfahan was founded at the time of Tahmourass or Keykavous. During the Safavid Era (16th and 17th Century A.D.), Esfahan was a city of Gardens and Palaces, a trade centre recognised by the saying, “Esfahan is half of the world”.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 19 - Shiraz/Persepolis, Necropolis

AM  Full Day tour of this magnificent includes the Madressah Chahrbagh – which was the pride of the last Safavid King, Shah Sultan Hussein, a devout Muslim ruler, Hasht Behesht Palace (built in 1680 A.D. during the rule of Suleiman II.
lunch
PM  the Armenian Vank Church, FriDay Mosque and the famous bridges.
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 20 - :  Isfahan

AM  Today visit includes Imam Square (Naqsh-e- Jahan) with its Sheikh Lotfollah and Imam Mosques, Aliqapu Palace.
Lunch
PM  Visit to Chehel Sutoon Palace (40 pillars) built by Shah Abbas as a hall of audience and visit what definitely a most famous bazaar in Iran. Birds garden will be next destination of today .
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 21 - :  Isfahan

AM  On our scenic drive to Tehran we stop at Kashan, an attractive oasis town, and take in its attractive sights. We visit Tabatabaie Houses and Khan-e Borujerdi, built as a private residence, now a charming museum with a lovely courtyard. We then take in the famous Fin Garden and witness its breathtaking pools, orchards and natural springs. Next we visit Agha Bozorg Mosque famous for its lovely portals and minarets.
 lunch
PM  Next is a visit to the exquisite Shrine of Fatima in Qum and later we view the Tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Dinner  Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 22 - Kashan

AM  Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
Lunch
PM
Dinner

Day 23 - :  Tehran

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