Firuzabad Tour

(full-day tour, 45 € per person) Location: Firuzabad, 90 Km away from Shiraz Highlights: Ardeshir’s palace , Ghal-e dokhtar castle, Gour city, the Relief of Ardeshir Transport: Car Itinerary: Drive toward Firuzabad and on the way visit Ghale Dokhtar castle on top of the mountain among the rigged Zagros mountains. Then visit The Investiture Relief …

Zoorkhaneh tour

(Varzesh-e bastani or “ancient sport” or “heroic sport”) (2 hours 20 € per person) Zoorkhaneh is the house of strength not only for the body but also for the soul and spirit. Zoorkhaneh is an Iranian traditional sport club dating back to Zoroastrianism and Mithraism era where the athletes train rigorously with live music playing …

Shiraz Vakil Tour

(half-day tour, 30 € per person) visiting Zand complex : citadel, Pars museum, Vakil bath, Vakil mosque, Vakil bazaar. Get familiar with the capital of Iran at the time of Zand dynasty. Listen to the stories of Karim Khan Zand, the founder of the Zand Dynasty. As you might not know, “Vakil” means “Regent” and …

Persepolis & Necropolis Tour

(Naghsh-e Rustam) tour (half-day tour, 30 € per person) Visiting the magnificent palace complex at Persepolis was founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C. In 1979 the ruins were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visiting Naqsh-e Rustam that is the necropolis of the Achaemenid dynasty with four large tombs cut high into the …

Pasargadae

Pasargadae, Persian Pāsārgād, first dynastic capital of the Persian Achaemenian dynasty, situated on a plain northeast of Persepolis in southwestern Iran. According to tradition, Cyrus II (the Great; reigned 559–c. 529 BCE) chose the site because it lay near the scene of his victory over Astyages the Mede (550). The name of the city may have been derived from that of the chief Persian tribe, the Pasargadae, although it …

Vakil Bazaar

SHIRAZ | Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz is the main section of the Shiraz Bazaar which was built in 11th Century by Karim Khan as part of a plan to make Shiraz into a prominent trading center. This architecturally beautiful building is a trade hub for merchants selling spices, rugs, handmade copper pieces, antiques, Persian sweets and …

Persepolis

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It is situated 60 km northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BCE. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the ruins of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979. Persepolis is …

Nasir al-Mulk Mosque

The mosque is called by many different names. Mostly known as the “Pink Mosque”, it is also called the “Mosque of colours,” the “Rainbow Mosque” or the “Kaleidoscope Mosque”. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. …