Religious tourism is one of the earliest forms of tourism. The idea of the religious pilgrimage begins almost with the dawn of humanity. By the Biblical period important religious centers had become not only a part of the cultural landscape, but they also had become major players in local marketing and important parts of the economy of those cities that hosted religious centers.
Religious tourism, also commonly referred to as faith tourism, is a type of tourism where people travel individually or in groups for pilgrimage and getting in touch with the spiritual aspect of holy places such as shrines, mosques, cathedrals, mausoleums and tombs of prophets, poets or notable people.
Religious tourism is not only a visitation to a particular holy destination, but may also be travel for a humanitarian cause, for reasons of friendship or even as a form of leisure. Religious travel can be the primary reason for a trip but it can also be part of a trip and provide a destination with additional attractions. Modern religious tourists are more able to visit holy cities and holy sites around the world.
Religious, shrines and holy places every year, many tourists are attracted towards, can be religious dimension of local, regional, trans-regional, national and international requirements.
Iran, as an Islamic country with flourishing Islamic art and architecture welcomes Muslims of the world to feel divinity and beauty of Islamic culture through a religious tour to Iran. Iran is also the cradle of other religions before the advent of Islam such as Christianity and Zoroastrianism where you can see lots of holy places related to those religions in different parts of Iran through a religious tour.
Apart from this point that holy shrines are the most important Pilgrimage centers for Muslims, but their amazing decorative Works, mirror glass, the inscriptions in stucco Panels of silvers that have covered the doors, the ornamentation, the portico and the wide courtyard and its spiritual space will give every religious tourist serene and peaceful feeling.
Zoroastrian has been the primary and national religion of Iranians before Islam. So, it represents a proud history.
What to Expect on a Religious Tour
Faith-based tours aren't all religion, all of the time. On a one- to two-week itinerary, you can expect several sightseeing visits to spiritual sites, accompanied by expert commentary from your tour director or local guides. But you'll also enjoy traditional sightseeing, as well. You'll also enjoy plenty of free time for exploration on your own. Stops for shopping at popular markets may be included, and you'll probably enjoy at least one festive dinner with entertainment on your religious tour. Carefully review the day-by-day itinerary, as well as What's Included, so you'll know exactly what to expect each day of your religious tour.
Naturally, other travelers on your faith-based trip likely have similar spiritual interests, that can lead to many interesting conversations over group meals, during sightseeing visits and while you're traveling together by motorcoach. Many travelers mention the fellowship and new friends they make on religious tours as one of the highlights of their vacation.
For many, traveling abroad is a spiritual experience visiting magnificent cathedrals, ancient temples and other historic religious sites can have a profound effect on anyone that encounters them.
In response, travel companies have introduced specific itineraries that focus on the Holy Land, biblical sites, Catholic cathedrals and Iranian shrines. Ghasr-e-shirin has its own religious vacation offerings.
Our religious tours are divided into two major categories, Zoroastrian and Shia Highlights where in the first category you will see Zoroastrian places mostly in Yazd and in the second package you will visit Shia Muslim places in Tehran, Ghom and Mashhad. Therefore you can choose your religious package based on your own interest and inform us to plan it for you with our best services.
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