2nights Tehran 2nights Lar 2nights Shiraz 2nights Isfahan 2nights Arak 2nights Zanjan 2nights Tabriz 3nights Tehran
Wandering the labyrinth of bazaar alleys and watching its bustling is an unforgettable experience. From south to north, on this tour, you are going to visit Iran’s most important and magnificent bazaars. Today’s Shopping Therapy has its roots in trading journeys through history. You are invited to visit the most significant trading center on historic Silk Road, which is one of the world’s most complete examples of the traditional commercial complex. You will also visit many caravanserais, gardens, and palaces, as well as six UNESCO world heritage sites in Iran.
This trip plan is related to the latest net that has been run, for different reasons, the travel schedule may change
Arrival in Tehran
Our trip begins from Tehran. After arrival in the IKA airport and transfer to hotel to have some rest, we will visit Sa'dabad Palace Complex late in the morning. Then head to Tehran’s mountainous area, Darband to have a light trekking, watching everyday life of people and enjoy the fresh air.
Tehran - Laar
In the morning we leave the hotel to the airport to go to the southern harbor of Iran, Bandar Abbas (1 h 30 min) and from there we go to Laar city (240 km), getting prepared to start discovering the traditional history of commercial and cultural bazaars in Iran tomorrow.
Our journey begins in Laar which is home to one of the oldest bazaars in Iran. Qeisarieh Bazaar with its cross-shaped architecture has been renovated through different dynasties. Then we head to Ejdeha Peykar castle to visit another remnant of the ancient city of Laar. After lunchtime, we go to Evaz city, visiting its historical cisterns and then return to our hotel.
Laar - Shiraz
Today we leave the hotel after breakfast to continue our way to one of the most charming cities of Iran, Shiraz (350 km). On our way, we will have a short visit from Jahrom Historical Bazaar and keep on going to Shiraz in order to arrive at the evening.
Our first-day visits start with Karimkhan Citadel right at the center of the city and continue to Vakil historical complex with its bath, bazaar, and mosque. Enjoying our lunch time at the heart of the city, we will go to Narenjestan-e Qavam garden and Eram garden then. With its mystic atmosphere at night, Hafez tomb would become one of the everlasting scenes from Iran in our mind.
Shiraz - Isfahan
We leave the hotel in the morning to get on the track to Isfahan, one of the most beautiful cities of Iran (480 km from Kashan). However, on the way, there is still a lot to visit. Our first stop is at Persepolis (60 km from Shiraz). A glorious historical monument from the ancient civilization of Persia with a total area of 125,000 square meters. Then we will have lunch and head to Pasargadae, the remnants of first Persian Garden and tomb of the most popular King of ancient Iran, Cyrus the Great.
We are going to spend an unforgetful day in Isfahan. As our first visit to the city, we go to Naqsh-e Jahan Square (The Image of the World it means) with four highlighted sites located around it: Imam Mosque, Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, Ali Qapu and Traditional Bazaar. After enjoying our lunchtime near one of World’s largest squares, we will head to Hasht Behesht and Chehelsotun Palace.
Isfahan - Arak
Today we should leave the hotel to head to next amazing bazaar in Iran, Arak (340 km) in the afternoon. Before that still, there is enough time to keep on visiting Isfahan by going to Vank Church, Siose pol (a historical bridge) and Jame’ Mosque of Isfahan, which is a stunning illustration of the evolution of mosque architecture over twelve centuries. Heading to Arak, we leave Isfahan after lunchtime and get to Arak early at night.
Our day in Arak obviously begins with its famous traditional bazaar, an outstanding among its kinds in terms of architecture and design. Afterwards, we have plans to visit other city highlights such as Chaharfasl Historical Bath, Sepahdar Mosque, and School.
Arak - Zanjan
Today we leave to Zanjan (425 km) through a beautiful road and on the way we will visit the world’s largest brick dome of its time, Soltanieh Dome and then continue to Zanjan after having lunch. We arrive at the hotel by evening.
To continue our journey, today we are visiting a significant symbolic and spiritual archeological site of Iran. As a perfect combination of nature and architecture, Takht-e Soleiman has been home to many Zoroastrian temples through different dynasties. After lunchtime, we return to Zanjan (Total 285 km).
Zanjan - Tabriz
Before leaving Zanjan, we are visiting city’s Grand Bazaar as well as Salt-men Museum which opens windows to mysteries from our ancestors in Sassanid era through its naturally conserved pre historic salt miners. We leave to Tabriz early in the afternoon to get to the hotel by the night (300 km).
In last days of our trip, we are staying in Tabriz to visit some city highlight as well as the UNESCO world heritage site, Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex. Which is located along one of the most frequented east-west trade routes, consists of a series of enclosed spaces for a variety of commercial and trade-related activities, social gatherings, educational and religious practices. We will continue our journey through history by visiting Constitutional Revolution Museum, Azerbaijan Museum, Iron-age archeological Museum and Blue Mosque. We will then enjoy our short walk in Elgoli Park, keeping pace with people strolling around its popular artificial lake before returning to the hotel.
Tabriz - Tehran
Our flight to Tehran departs today evening, which leaves us enough time to visit the wonderful Kandovan (55 km from Tabriz), a still-inhabited cliff village with man-made dwellings excavated inside volcanic rocks. Then we will go to Tabriz airport in order not miss our departure to Tehran (1 h 10 min).
Our Journey is coming to its end! Today To understand the most about Iran’s capital bazaar, we spent a half-day visiting Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and after the lunch, we head to Golestan Palace Complex.
It’s the last day of our trip. To discover the yesterday glory of central districts, we visit Iran National Museum, Glassware and Ceramic Museum and National Jewelry Treasury which are all located on a historic street. We will then enjoy our farewell dinner in Iran in a traditional restaurant.
And finally, it’s time to bid farewell to Iran as we are transferred to the airport early in the morning for our return flight home.