Tour Name:Persia & Turkey Explore
Details:Shiraz (1N), Yazd (2N), Isfahan (2N), Tehran (2N), Istanbul (2N), Kusadasi (1N), Pamukkale (1N), Cappadocia (1N), Istanbul (1N)
Duration:14 Days

Tour Details & Price

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Day 1: Shiraz

Arriving in Shiraz early in the morning, to be met and greet and transfer to Hotel. In the morning visit Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque (Pink Mosque), Narenjestan Ghavam Garden, KarimKhan Citadel, Vakil Traditional Bazar and Mosheer Serai. In the afternoon visit Iran poet tomb, Hafez. O/N Shiraz.
Nasir ol Molk Mosque 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Narenjestan ghavam shiraz I PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Hafez20Tomb PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 2: Shiraz-Yazd (425 Km Drive)

Drive to Yazd. En-Route, visit Persepolis World Heritage Site, the glorious stage of Achaemenid dynasty and Pasargadae World Heritage Site, the first Capital of Persian Empire and the tomb of Cyrus the Great. In Yazd visit Zurkhaneh at night. O/N  Yazd.
Tachar Persepolis Iran PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Pasargad PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 3: Yazd

A full day tour Including Fire-Temple and Zoroastrian’s Tower of Silence, Amir-Chaqmaq Tekiyeh, Jam’e Mosque, Traditional Avenues and houses. In the afternoon visit Dowlat Abad Wind Tower and Garden World Heritage Site. O/N Yazd.
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Day 4: Yazd-Isfahan (300 Km Drive)

Drive to Isfahan. En-Route, stop by Maybod to visit Narin Castle remains, Mud-Brick Ice House and Caravansarai. Then in Naien visit Jam’e Mosque. In the afternoon visit Chehel Sotoun(40 Columns) Palace(reception palace in Safavid dynasty). O/N Isfahan.
Narin castle Meybod PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Mud20Brick20Ice20House PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Naein20Jame20Mosque PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 5: Isfahan

A full day sightseeing including Imam(Naghsh-e-Jahan) Square World Heritage Site, Abbassi(Imam) mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Ali-Qapu Palace and Bazaar. In the afternoon visit Isfahan Jam’e Mosque World Heritage Site and 3 famous Zayandehrood river bridges, Syioseh-Pol, Khadju and Shahrestan. O/N  Isfahan.
Naghshe Jahan Square Isfahan PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Isfahan20Jame20Mosque PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Si o se Pol PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 6: Isfahan-Tehran (450 Km Drive)

Drive to Tehran. En-Route, visit MatinAbad Desert Eco-Camp, walk in sand dunes, Camel-Riding. Then in the afternoon visit Fin Garden World Heritage Site and Traditional desert houses. O/N  Tehran.
Matin20Abad20Eco20Camp 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Camel20Riding20in20Desert PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Fin20Garden 6 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 7: Tehran

A full day Tehran tour including Golestan Palace World Heritage Site, Iran Bastan archeological museum, Bazaar, Treasury of National Jewels museum. O/N Tehran.

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Day 8: Tehran-Istanbul (3.5 Hrs. Flight)

Transfer to IKA airport and take a flight to Istanbul. O/N Istanbul.

Day 9: Istanbul

A full day Istanbul Sightseeing, like Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (harem not included). O/N Istanbul.

Hagia20Sophia 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Blue Mosque Turkey 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Topkapi20Palace Istanbul 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 10: Istanbul-Kusadasi (1 Hr. Flight)

Early transfer to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Join your Ephesus tour on arrival. Then visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, Ephesus Ancient City, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Explore the Agora, Odeon, Celsius Library, Hadrian Temple, Roman Baths, Grand Theatre & Marble Street. In the afternoon visit the House of Virgin Mary. O/N Kusadasi.
temple of artemis 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Ephesus library PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Agora Izmir 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Odeon20in20Turkey 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Hadrian20Temple 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   House of the Virgin Mary PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 11: Kusadasi-Pamukkale

In the morning drive to Pamukkale. In the afternoon, tour the ‘Cotton Castle.’ Pamukkale is an extraordinary natural wonder to visit. Cream-colored stalactites are formed as the water overflows from the pools, creating a breathtaking sight unequalled in the world. Also visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, Roman Bath and Necropolis. O/N Pamukkale.
Pamukkale 2 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Hierapolis Tombs and Roman Bath PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Theater20in20Hierapolis 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 12: Pamukkale-Cappadocia (1 Hr. Flight)

In the morning flight to Cappadocia (via Istanbul). In the afternoon exploring the cave town of Goreme. O/N Cappadocia.

View of Cappadocia 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Goreme Village 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 13: Cappadocia-Istanbul (1 Hr. Flight)

At 05:00 am you will have hot air balloon flight (optional, surcharge applies). Then we drive to the take-off site, while watching the balloon inflate. Then soaring over fairy chimneys, and dipping low to skim cave dwellings. Then return to your hotel for breakfast, and then have a Cappadocia Tour.  Next visit Zelve open air museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region. And visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy-chimneys. Drive to Pasabag (Monks Valley) to see the most interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles, Visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and the natural Castle at Uchisar. After the tour, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul. O/N Istanbul.

Balloon Cappadocia PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Cappadocia Balloon 2 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Cappadocie Zelve PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Devrent Valley 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Pasabag Cappadocia monks20valley PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Uchisar 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE

Day 14: Istanbul

A half day explore the Grand Bazaar more, then have tea and play backgammon. Then transfer to Istanbul airport to have return flight and go back home.

Istanbul grand bazar 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE   Backgammon 1 PERSIA & TURKEY EXPLORE