The Persian Empire ruled almost a third of the world’s known land at its peak and has been regarded as one of the biggest and most powerful empires of all time. Strategically situated between Asia, Arabia and Europe, it was a hub for silk and spice traders. Through this journey, visit 6 UNESCO world heritage sites, understand about Achaemenid empire and admire the beauty of Iranian architecture. Not forgetting the famous pink mosque, a spectacular rainbow of stained glass males the mosque one of the most beautiful in Iran.

Travel through Tehran via subway where you will have chance to experience daily life of locals. Visit Former US Embassy which was the focal point of the 1979 revolution. Enjoy unique accommodation stay at Mantinabad desert. Special arrangement include visit of Zoorkhaneh, a Persian type of sports club where athletes undergo rigorous regiment training and this sport can be dating back to Zoroastranism. For those looking for something entirely unique, Iran is an awe-inspiring destination!

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Minimum 10 to depart, 10 with a tour leader

Tour is conducted in English unless otherwise specified.

Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available at www.AsiaGlobalVacation.com/PackageTourTnCs.

In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following:

Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.

Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability.

Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.

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Tippings at Yen USD$5 per person per day for Guide & Driver and S$2 per person per day for Singapore Tour Leader

Day 1SINGAPORE / DUBAI / SHIRAZ

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Vakil Mosque

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Vakil Bazaar

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Qavam House

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Holy Shrine of Ali Ebne Hamzeh

Fly to Shiraz via Dubai. Stroll through Vakil Bazaar and mosque; this mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period. Vakil means regent, which was the title used by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty. Next, visit Narenjestan, a traditional and historical house in Shiraz, dated back to Qajar era. Tomb of Hafez, a dreamy mausoleum honors Persia’s most famous poet. This evening, visit Holy Shrine of Ali Ebne Hamzeh and be amased by its dazzling venetian mirror hall and stained-glass window.

Overnight: Karimkhan/Parseh or similar

Day 2SHIRAZ / PERSEPOLIS / YAZD

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Pink Mosque

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Pink Mosque

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Persepolis

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Necropolis

This morning, visit Nasir ol Mulk Mosque which includes extensive colored glass in its façade; it is also named the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design. Another exciting day awaits as you depart Shiraz and head to one of the world’s most popular and famous architectural sites, Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire and also a Unesco World Heritage Site. Literally meaning the Persian city. This 2,500year old city is an architectural masterpiece that embodies the past glories of an ancient civilisation. The majestic site of Necropolis is a treasure trove documenting all of Iran’s history. Continue your journey to Yazd.

Overnight: Moshir Garden/Mozafar or similar

Day 3YAZD / ISFAHAN

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Tower of Silence

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Amir Chakhmaq Complex

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Jameh Mosque

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Yazd City

dates back to c. 3,000 BCE. It was a stop on the fabled Silk Road, but its location kept it safe from the ravages of war and destruction for centuries and so its local culture remained strong. Yazd, the city of wind catchers has been listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site. Zoroastrianism is one of the most ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran that survives in isolated areas with the and Tower of Silence being the place where ancient Zoroastrians rest the dead in order to avoid contaminating the earth. Then, visit picturesque Jameh Mosque, the tellaest minarets in Iran followed by Dowlat Abad Garden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), one of the historical Persian gardens with wind tower. Proceed to Amir Chakhmaq Complex, a prominent structure with an elaborate facade of symmetrical sunken alcoves surrounding a pair of towering minarets

Overnight: Piroozy or similar

Day 4ISFAHAN

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Shah Mosque

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Naqsh-e Jahan

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Shah Mosque

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ali qapu palace

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Zoorkhaneh

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Pole Khajou

Iranians say that Isfahan, capital of the Safavid Dynasty from the 16th century on is “half the world.” Explore Naqsh-e Jahan,UNESCO Heritage Site, one of the world's biggest squares, created in the 17th century. Ali-Qapou Palace which was built by decree of Shah Abbas in the early seventeenth century; the great monarch used to entertain noble visitors and foreign ambassadors. Shah Mosque that was built during the Safavid period and it is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. Sheikh lotfallah Mosque which is a masterpiece of Iranian and Islamic architectures. Highlight of today is to witness Zoorkhaneh, a Persian type of sports club where athletes undergo rigorous regiment training and this sport can be dating back to Zoroastranism. This evening, stroll along old bridges across Zayandeh Roud River such as Siosepol and Pole Khajou.

Overnight: Piroozy or similar

Day 5ISFAHAN / MANTINABAD DESERT

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Vank cathedral

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Vank Cathedral

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Jameh Mosque

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Matinabad desert eco-resort

This morning , visit Vank Church and its museum, historic focal point of the Armenian Church in Iran. Walk through Jolfa district with its beautiful old texture. Then, make a photo stop at Jameh Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, drive to Matinabad desert eco-resort, relax and unwind or you may wish to join exciting activities such as camel ride (EURO$3~5 for 20 mins), sand surfing or star gazing at your own expenses.

Overnight: Mantinabad Desert Eco Resort

Day 6TMANTINABAD DESERT / ABYANEH / TEHRAN

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Abyaneh Village

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Abyaneh Village

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Abyaneh Village

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Tabatabaie House

This morning, enjoy your local breakfast made from organic farm products. Drive to Abyaneh, one of the oldest villages in Iran. Apart from being one of Iran’s oldest villages, it is also famed for its reddish-hue buildings made of clay and wood. Till now, old folks still wearing traditional costume and live here. Next, proceed to Kashan, with its symmetrical proportions, old cedars, spring fed pools and fountains, Fin Garden is renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden and its evocation of heaven. Visit Tabatabaie House, a historical house in Kashan before driving back to Tehran.

Overnight: Grand / Asareh / Mashhad or similar

Day 7TEHRAN

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Golestan Palace

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Golestan Palace

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Former US Embassy

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Azadi Tower

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Iran City View

Today, explore Tehran via subway, one of the busiest and cleanest metros in Middles East. visit Archaeological Museum that hosts historical monuments dating back through preserved ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities. Lavish Golestan Palace or Palace of Flowers. The Unesco palace is a masterpiece of the Qajar era, embodying the successful integration of earlier Persian crafts and architecture with Western influences. Next, visit the Former US Embassy which was the focal point of the 1979 revolution. The main building is a two-story museum to display the telecommunication equipment, listening rooms, evidence of CIA intervention in Iran. Last stop is Azadi Tower; a visual icon of Tehran with its distinctive inverted Y-shape, the tower was built in 1971 to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the first Persian empire

Note: Transport for today will be subway

Overnight: Grand / Asareh / Mashhad or similar

Day 8TEHRAN / DUBAI / SINGAPORE

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Flight return

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight home via Dubai. Arrive Singapore on Day 9

Day 9ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE

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ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE

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