Experience hospitable Iranians with friendly faces, ancient History and Timeless charms!
Iran Silk Road Tour
Iran’s central location played a critical role in trade between China and Europe. Traders forged a path across historic Persia, carrying with them trade goods in silk, wool, bronze, ceramics, dyestuffs, spices and more. Retrace their steps and discover how Iran’s legendary artists, weavers and poets spread their talents throughout the world.
Today, Iran has restored many of its caravansaries, the historic waystations where traders parked their camels and mules for the night. You can even spend a night in one of these boutique caravansaries—the first roadside motels of their day!
Duration: 10 days
Departure: Upon Request
Best Time: All Year Around
Highlights: Mashad-Neyshabur-Damghan-Tehran (Rey)-Qazvin-Zanjan-Ardebil-Sarein-Tabriz
Day 01: Arriving Mashhad/visiting Mashad
An excursion to Toos to visit the tomb of Ferdowsi, a highly revered Persian poet and author of the epic of Shahnameh (the Persian “Book of Kings”), Harouniyeh and then drive back to Mashad to visit tomb of King Nader (Nader Shah), the shrine of the eight Imam Reza, its museums and reza bazaar. Overnight in Mashad.
Day 02: Neishabour
Drive to Neishabour to visit the tombs of Khayyam, Attar and Kamal-ol-molk. Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, poet and scientist of the Middle Ages who wrote numerous treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy and astronomy. Attar was a Persian poet, theoretician of Sufism and hagiographer. Kamal-ol-molk was a famous painter. Overnight in Neishabour.
Day 03: Damghan
Drive to Damghan to visit Tarikkhaneh, the oldest mosque of Iran, the ancient city of Hecatompylos, Tappehhessar, Aramgah-e PirAlamdar, permanent spring of Cheshme Ali and the Chehel Dokhtaran tower. Overnight Damghan, and on the way in Shahrud visit the Amirieh Bath, an ancient relic from Qajar era. Overnight Damghan.
Day 04: Damghan
Drive to Tehran. En route visit the Semnan entrance gate, Deh Namak caravansary in Garmsar. Overnight Tehran.
Day 05: Tehran
Full-day city tour of Tehran to visit national museums of archaeology, jewelry and carpet; the Golestan palace and the traditional bazaar of Tehran. Overnight Tehran.
Day 06: Qazvin
Drive to Qazvin (Persian capital 1524–76) and visit the Chehelsotoun and Aliqapu palace, Chaharnabi shrine and traditional bazaar. Overnight Qazvin.
Day 07: Zanjan
Drive to Zanjan; en route visit the huge UNESCO World Heritage Site of Soltaniye complex with the world’s third biggest dome dating from the 13th century. Overnight Zanjan.
Day 08: Sarein
Drive to Sarein to relax and enjoy the natural spas. En route visit the Complex of Sheikh Safi- eddin Ardebili, a World Heritage complex. Overnight Sarein.
Day 09: Tabriz
Drive to Tabriz and visit Azerbyejan museum, Kabood mosque (blue mosque) and traditional old world heritage bazaar of Tabriz and Elgoli Park. Overnight Tabriz.
Day 10: Tabriz
In the morning drive to the border city of Jolfa, location of Aras River, and visit Saint Stepanos and Choupan churches and then eat lunch in Jolfa, free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight Tabriz.
The arrival and departure flights can be from the international airports of Tabriz, Tehran and Mashhad.
Tour services Include
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotels
Transportation based on your request
Invitation letter for Iran visa (Iran visa Authorization Number)
English speaking guide (driver guide) for whole the trip
Suitable AC vehicle for whole the trip
Bottled water per day
Tour services Exclude
Visa Stamp Fee
Lunch and dinner
Tips and Personal expenses