Confrontation Of Civilizations
- 10 days 9 nights
- Code: 202006
In this tour we will travel to these historical and most popular cities of Turkey and Iran:
Istanbul: Istanbul is an enchanting city in Turkey, which is known for its rich and fascinating past when it used to be the center of history’s famous empires including the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. With the influence of this cultural heritage, Istanbul has become a thriving city that most travelers choose to discover. With its 8,500-year history, Istanbul is so rich that there are too many things to do. There are few places in the world where you can see so many different historic works and Istanbul is one of them. Napoleon reportedly once said, “If the world was only one country, Istanbul would be its capital.”
Shiraz: The province of Fars, in southwestern Iran near the Persian Gulf, has played such a major role in the country's ancient history that it is considered the center of Iranian identity.
The city of Shiraz, Iran is more than 4000 years old.
Shiraz lies in Fars Province, a central area for Persian civilization. The massive ruins of the Persian Empire's grand palace Persepolis, about 2500 years old.
It is the town of roses, of nightingales, of love and, at one time, of wine. But above all, Shiraz is the town of poetry of Saadi and of Hafez.
Isfahan: Isfahan is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, an unforgettable international tourism destination popular all of over the world, an encyclopedia of Iranian and Islamic civilization, locally famous as half of the world. Isfahan presents the real Persian character, the most glorious in historical and architectural wealth. Monuments in Isfahan are great examples of our art and architecture.
Isfahan remains one of Iran's most beautiful cities and its monuments can be ranked among the most splendid of the Islamic world. The atmosphere in town is a relaxed one: this is a place to wander in, to get to know slowly, with its gardens, its river side, and its shopping streets.
Kashan: During the Seljuk period (AD 1051–1220) Kashan became famous for its textiles, pottery and tiles, reaching high levels of accomplishment in each of these cottage industries. Currently local textile artisans are enjoying something of a renaissance of interest in their work, but mechanization has largely led to the demise of this ancient craft. Today the town is more widely known as a major center for the production of rose water, which is sold at outlets around the main tourist attractions and at dedicated stores in the bazaar.
Tehran: Tehran, is the capital and largest city of Iran. The city is famous for its numerous resorts on the Alborz slopes, large museums, art centers, and palace complexes. Since its establishment as the capital city by Agha Mohammad Khan more than 200 years ago, Tehran has grown from a small city to a major metropolis: situated in an urban region of 14 million inhabitants, Tehran is Iran’s largest city and one of the most populous cities of the world.
Why you choose this package
Visiting two country in one tour
Very experienced tour leaders
High quality tour with reasonable price
variety of historical sites
very delicious native foods
Irgotrip managers will support you 24 hours a day during your trip
This tour is only available at Irgotrip
Turkey and Iran
10 days 9 nights
Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul
We meet at Airport and transfer to our hotel and join up for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Discover Istanbul
After a restful night we start our Ayvansaray - Fener - Balat tour at 09:00. The areas of Fener, Balat and Fatih are rich in history and fascinating in their own rights. It feels like you’re travelling in time while making your way through their ancient, narrow streets that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The three districts are located within the old city walls, to the west of Eminönü, overlooking the Golden Horn. We walk through the streets and take photographs while our guide explains to us the interesting and multicultural history of this area. The Chora (Kariye) Museum is our next destination. Its magnificent mosaics and frescoes are no less than those of Hagia Sophia, in fact they are much more elaborate. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important historical monuments of Istanbul, an extraordinary example of Byzantine stylistic perfection. After the museum we see the famous Ayazma Church and we drink “the healing water” of Ayazma. After Balat now it is time to discover “Fener” (historic Greek neigbourhood). It is in the neighborhood of Fener where one of the most important centers of Christianity, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, is situated. We visit the Patriarchate before lunch. We then drive for 30 minutes to the Galata Bridge. We have lunch here so we can continue to take great photographs of the fishermen and the Goldenhorn. After lunch, it is time to go shopping and take photographs of the colorful shops of the Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı). We then return to our hotel and get ready for a dinner outing.
Day 3: You will fall in love with Istanbul
Departure from hotel is at 9 AM. We take the tram from just in front of our hotel. Our first destination is one of the most visited museums in the world: Hagia Sophia Museum. Changing from church into mosque and finally into a museum it is one of Istanbul's most impressive sights. After taking great photographs of the dome and frescoes we continue to the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı). This underground water cistern was the major water reservoir of Constantinople. The water was transported from the Belgrade Forest by the immense Byzantine aquaducts. After
enough time to take photographs it is time for a lunch break. After lunch we visit the Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and Sultan Ahmet Square (Hippodrome) before we say goodbye to the Historic Peninsula. Tonight dinner is at another pleasant restaurant.
Day 4: Last day in Istanbul
Departure from the hotel is at 9 AM and the first destination is the Dolmabahçe Palace. It took 13 years to build and was completed in 1856, and served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire until 1922. After taking photographs of this grand structure we walk to Taksim Square to see street musicians, street food vendors, and the colorful Istiklal Street (Beyoğlu). We walk all the way to the French Street and have lunch there. After lunch we walk down to Karaköy. Galata Tower will be on route back to the hotel. This is our last night in Istanbul and we have a special dinner on the Bosporus! We will say goodbye to Istanbul from a boat. Now it’s time to go Tehran with direct flight (Turkish Airlines 01:30 → 06:05). You will stay in 4 stars hotel in Tehran.
Day 5: Welcome to Iran
As a country blessed with extraordinary historical sites, a colorful and diverse culture, and exquisite landscapes, Iran is one of those captivating destinations that have more than enough to lure a healthy dose of tourism.
After taking a rest in hotel, first destination in Iran is Golestan Palace (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Golestan Palace is located in the heart and historic core of Tehran. The palace complex is one of the oldest in Tehran. Now we prepare to go Shiraz with domestic flight.
You will stay in 4 stars hotel in Shiraz.
Day 6: Shiraz – Heart of the Persian culture
The beautiful city of Shiraz, best known as the city of poetry, the city of orange and bergamot, has been added to the list of UNESCO world cities, as the World City of Handicrafts, after evaluations by the World Crafts Council. The pleasant capital city of Fars province is one of the main metropolitans in Iran that has become one of the most popular and mostly visited tourism destinations due to its many historical, cultural, literary, religious and natural attractions.
Saadi and Hafez mausoleums are located in this city. Eram garden, Zandiyeh complex and Nasir-ol-molk mosque will be next destinations in this beautiful city. You will stay over-night in 4 stars hotel in Shiraz.
Day 7: Journey to the ancient Persia Empire
After breakfast in Shiraz you will move to the heart of the great ancient Persia Empire. You will visit the Pasargad (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Nagsh-e-Rostam and Persepolis (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with our knowledgeable tour guide and get so many informations about this ancient civilization. Then you will move to the Isfahan. You will stay over-night in the 4 stars hotel in Isfahan.
Day 8: Isfahan – Half of the World
Welcome to Isfahan, the most famous touristic city of Iran. The Iranians believe that half of beauty of the world has been gathered in Isfahan, its title comes from this belief. The rich cultural city of Isfahan has been the Mecca of Art lovers since the 12th century. Isfahan is a district with Iranian civilization and culture which contains many heritages from all historical eras that registered in the list of historical monuments.
You will have a full day city tour in this historical city. Jame mosque (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Vank cathedral, Si-o-se-pol, Nagsh-e-Jahan complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site) include: sheykh lotfollah mosque, Ali qapu palace and Historical Isfahan bazaar will be our destinations. You will stay over-night in 4stars hotel in Isfahan.
Day 9: Kashan – Land of Roses and unique architectures
After breakfast in Isfahan you will prepare to move Kashan. Kashan is an outstanding sample of historical architecture of Iran. En-route before you arrive Kashan you will meet the historical Abianeh village in your journey. Boroujerdi house, Soltan Amir Ahmad hamam (bath-house), Fin garden and Kashan traditional bazaar are places you will visit in Kashan. You will stay our night in the luxury traditional hotel in Kashan.
Day 10: Safari and adventure in Maranjab desert
After breakfast in Kashan, you will move to the one of the best deserts of the world to experience safari in the Maranjab desert with its golden sands. En-route you will visit the ancient Noush-abad underground city. This is your last day in Iran and after eating dinner in restaurant you will transfer to the IKA airport and hope to see you again.
Customize Options - Price:$1690
- Airport // Hotel // Airport transfers with Private A.C Car
- All land transportation with A.C vehicle
- 4 stars Hotel (or luxury traditional hotel) accommodation DBL / TWIN room with breakfast included
- All lunches and dinners during your trip
- Domestic flight from Tehran to Shiraz
- Accompanying licensed International languages speaking tour guide entire your trip.
- All entrances fee for the sites mentioned in the itinerary
- Free SIM card with unlimited internet package for your internet calls, during your trip in Iran
- Hot and cold drinks during the daily tours in Iran
- Turkey and Iran Visa processing support
- Special Souvenir from Irgo managers
- Safari in Maranjab Desert
- Iran visa registration code
- International tickets
- Unpredictable events which cause extra expenses during tour
- Room services
- Expenses due to deviations from the scheduled program
- Iran visa embassy fee obtained from the client/s at the time of collecting visa in the embassy
- Any expense not listed under “included” title
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