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Best of Iran and Turkey

Duration : 14 days
Itinerary : Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, Kashan, Tehran, Istanbul, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Bursa, Istanbul

Day 1 – Arrive Tehran – Arrive early morning and check in to your hotel.  After a late breakfast start your sightseeing of the Iranian capitol and finish the day with dinner in the Darband mountainside.  (D)
  • Sa’d Abad Museum Complex
  • Jewellery Museum
  • Carpet Museum
Day 2 – Persepolis & Shiraz – After breakfast we check out and head to the domestic airport for a short flight to Shiraz. We proceed with a tour of Persepolis before returning back to the city for a little bit of sightseeing. (B)
  • Half day tour of Persepolis Complex (UNESCO Site)
  • Rock tombs of Naqsh-e Rajab & Naqsh-e Rostam
  • Tombs of Hafez and Sa`adi
Day 3 – Shiraz – Known for its splendid gardens, exquisite mosques and famous poets we continue touring the sites of this famous city.  (B)
  • Karim Khan Citadel
  • Eram Garden (UNESCO Site)
  • Vakil Mosque & Bazzar
  • Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque
  • Madraseh-ye Khan
  • Jameh-ye Atigh Mosque
  • Imamzadeh-ye Ali Ebn-e Hamze shrine
Day 4 – Pasargadae / Yazd – A short drive first takes us to the ruins of Pasargadae before continuing on to Yazd which is said to be one of the oldest cities in the world.  (B)
  • Pasargadae – Tomb of Cyrus (UNESCO Site)
  • Yazd – Jameh Mosque
  • Amir Chakhmaq Complex
  • Zoroastrian Fire Temple
  • Towers of Silence burial grounds
Day 5 – Isfahan – After leaving Yazd for the jewel of ancient Persia, Isfahan is one of the finest cities in the Islamic world. After checking into our hotel we can visit its famous bridges at sunset.  (B)
  • Zayandeh River Bridges (Si-o-seh & Khaju Bridges)
Day 6 – Isfahan – Isfahan is a place for savouring the high refinements of Persian culture and getting lost in its old bazaar. (B)
  • Imam Square (UNESCO Site)
  • Ali Qapu Palace & Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Chehel Sotun Palace (UNESCO Site)
  • Vank Cathedral Museum
  • Jameh Mosque
Day 7 – Kashan / Tehran / Istanbul – On the way back to Tehran we stop in Kashan for a tour of this historic city that dates back over 6000 years. In the evening we fly to Istnabul and check into our hotel. (B)
  • Fin Garden (UNESCO Site)
  • Sialk Hill (Tappeh-ye Seyalk)
  • Khan-e Borujedi
  • Agha Bozorg Mosque & Madraseh
Day 8 – Istanbul – After breakfast we enjoy a tour of the old city sites of this historical city. (B)
  • Blue Mosque
  • Aya Sofya
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Bazaar
Day 9 – Gallipoli Battlefields / Canakkale – One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli.  (B)
  • Gallipoli Battlefields – Lone Pine & Chunuk Bair Memorials
  • ANZAC Cove
  • Johnston’s Jolly
  • The Nek
  • Gallipoli Museum
Day 10 – Troy / Pergamum / Kusadasi – This morning step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse followed by the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum and finishing in Kusadasi. (B)
  • Troy – Trojan Horse
  • Acropolis of Pergamum
Day 11 – Ephesus / Kusadasi – Absorb yourself in history today was we tour Ephesus, known for its well maintained ruins and the nearby carpet weaving villages before returning back to Kusadasi.  (B)
  • Ephesus Tour – Temple of Artemis
Day 12 – Hieropolis / Pamukkale – Driving north we stop at the ancient city of Hieropolis before arriving at the calium terraces of Pamukkale for the evening. (B)
  • Hieropolis Tour
  • Pamukkale Calcium Terraces
Day 13 – Bursa / Istanbul – We head back to Istanbul driving through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. (B)
  • Bursa – Green Mosque & Silk Bazaar
Day 14 – Istanbul and Depart – After breakfast you are free to depart anytime. (B)
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Group Departure Dates

  • 6-Sep-14– 20-Sep-14Fully Booked
  • 27-Sep-14– 11-Oct-14Fully Booked
  • 18-Oct-14– 1-Nov-14Fully Booked
  • 25-Apr-15– 9-May-15Available
  • 16-May-15– 30-May-15Available
  • 6-Jun-15– 20-Jun-15Available
  • 25-Jul-15– 8-Aug-15Available
  • 15-Aug-15– 29-Aug-15Available
  • 5-Sep-15– 19-Sep-15Available
  • 26-Sep-15– 10-Oct-15Available
  • 17-Oct-15– 31-Oct-15Available
  • 7-Nov-15– 21-Nov-15Available

Tour Details & Prices

  • Group Size:  Min 5 – Max 20
  • Meals:
    13 breakfasts, 1 dinners
  • Accommodation:
    3 and 4 star hotels
  • Transport:
    Chartered bus, flight
  • Price:
    € xxx per person
    $ xxx per person

    Prices are based on 2 people sharing
    a room. If you want to book a single
    room for the tour then additional
    supplement is charged.
  • Single Supplement Price:
    € xxx
    $ xxx
  • Tehran Airport Transfer Rates:
  • Car (1-2 people)  € 25 / $ 33
    Mini Van (3-5)       € 40 / $ 52


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