Visiting Iran & Iraq religious sites in 20 to 25 days tour

The Iraq and Iran Tour package in 20 to 25 day


This truly is a journey of a lifetime!! Our 20-Day program takes us to the dawn of history and the first civilization* on earth, that flourished between and beyond the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers 5,500 years ago. We will experience the history, culture and relics of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, and the Hatra, Hilla and Ukhaider peoples on our overland journey through Jordan and Iraq. Historical sites like Babylon, Samara, Nimrud, Nineveh, Ukhaider, Ur, Qurna (Garden of Eden) are well covered.We will also visit some of the Medieval Islamic settings immortalized in the Arabian Nights as well as Kerbala, Najaf, Mosul, Basra, Kufa and Baghdad. Our historical trail to the “land where it all began” will take us to such fantastic sites as Ur, capital of the first empire and birthplace of Prophet Abraham, the legendary hanging gardens of Babylon and Eden and the Ummayad Mosque which houses the head of John the Baptist. This carefully tailored program attempts to prove Ben Johnson’s famous saying, “To be tired of Iraq is to be tired of life”. The itinerary has also been tailored to accommodate those who would like to extend their journey with stays in Iran or Syria and Lebanon and Jordan.

Description

Details: A 25 day tour of religious sites  in Iraq and 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
  • Accommodation.
  • 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: 20-25 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

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Day 1 - Amman

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Day 2 - Amman

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Day 3 - Iraq

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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 4 - Mosul

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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 5 - Bandare Anzali / Tabriz

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Lunch
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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 6 - Mosul

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Lunch
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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 7 - Kerbala

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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 8 - Hilla / Ur / Basra

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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 9 - Basra / Qurna / Baghdad

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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 10 - Baghdad

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Morning we head off for Tehran by first flight, where upon arrival we are transferred to our hotel. 

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Dinner

Day 11 -Baghdad to  Tehran

AM  Extension #1:

Quintessence of Persia in 9 day is a specially designed program for those who would like to see the best of Iran in as little a time as possible. This 9-Day journey covers the three main centers of Tehran, Shiraz and Esfahan. This tour program can be combined with the many other programs we are offering in the region .

Arrive Tehran (IRAN) 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.

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  Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 12 - Tehran

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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

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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. (B, D).
Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 13 - 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 14 - Tehran/Shiraz

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
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Visit to Afif-Abad Garden, the Church of Saint Simmon the Zealot, the Shrine of Shah-Cheragh. (B, D).

Dinner

Day 15 - 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
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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 16 - Shiraz/ Isfahan

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 17 - 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 18 - 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 19 - Kashan

AM  Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)
lunch
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Dinner   Our daily visits would be included special Iranian dinner at a local traditional restaurant or outdoor area.

Day 20 - :  Tehran

Extension #1

Locations: Mashad Room: Double Services: Full Day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

Day 21-22: Tehran / Mashhad (Flight) This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Mashhad. Afternoon tour of Mashhad. Overnight: Homa Hotel, Mashhad (2 nights) (B, D)Day 23-24: Mashhad Day excursion to Neishapour, visit will also include the tomb of Amar Khayyam. (B, D)Day 25: Mashhad / Tehran (Flight) Morning we visit the famous pilgrim’s bazaar. Afternoon transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran. Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)Day 26: Depart Tehran Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)
Extension #2

Locations: Kish Room: Double Services: Full Day guided city tour, meals , refreshments, entrance fees , transfers and accommodation included.

Day 21: Tehran / Kish Island (Flight) This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight to the Kish Island. Afternoon tour of the city. Overnight: Shayan Hotel, Kish Island (3 nights) (B, D)Day 22-23-24: Kish Island Day free to enjoy this spectacular island. (B, D)Day 25: Kish Island Day free. (B, D)Day 26: Kish Island / Tehran (Flight) Morning transfer back to the airport for a flight to Tehran. Overnight: Laleh Hotel, Tehran (1 night) (B, D)Day 27: Depart Tehran Morning transfer to the airport for the departure flight. (B)

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Budget visit @ $40 in total

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Sometimes you just want to get a visa and do the rest on your own. Perfect for hard core adventurers.

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