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Christian Churches Tour

13 Nights / 14 Days
Christian Churches in Iran

Christianity has a long history in Iran, dating back to the early years of the faith. This religion has an even longer history than Islam in Iran but has always been a minority religion. The presence of various churches throughout Iran is a clear sign of the antiquity and role of this religion in the history of Iran. In this 14-day tour, you will get acquainted with the most important historical churches of Iran, different Christian communities, and their customs in Iran.

Day 01 ) Arrival

Arrive in Tehran, meet at the airport, transfer to the hotel, and rest.

Day 02 ) Tehran

Full-day tour program in Tehran visiting :
National Museum (Islamic & Pre-Islamic), Tehran's Christian Churches, Golestan palaces (2 Museums), and Bazar of Tehran, then transfer to the hotel and overnight.

  • Tehran
  • Tehran_Azadi_Tower
  • Tehran_Bazaar
  • Tehran_Golestan_Palace
  • Tehran_Golestan_Palaces
  • Tehran_Milad_Tower
  • Tehran_National_Museum
  • Tehran_Niavaran_Palaces
  • Tehran_Saad_Abad_Palaces
  • Tehran_Tabiat_or_Nature_Bridge

Day 03 )  Tehran – Qazvin ( 190 Km )

Drive to Qazvin the second capital of the Safavid dynasty  and visit:
Jame mosque, the foundation of the mosque is laid on a Zoroastrian fire temple, Cantor  Church which is also known as  Borg-e Naqus made by Russian (world war II), Chehel Sotoon, and Alighapoo palace(Safavid era), then transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 04 ) Qazvin – Zanjan ( 200 Km)

Drive to Zanjan on the way visiting Soltanieh dome the largest Mausoleum Of Oljaito the Mongolia King, they continue to Zanjan and visit the old Bazar, Jame mosque, and Washing-House then transfers to the hotel and overnight.

Day 05 ) Zanjan - Urmia( 400 Km)

Morning drive to Urmia, on the way visiting Takht-e-Solomon or Azar Goshnasp the most Famous Iranian Zoroastrian fire temple and Sassanid era, then continue to Urmia, transfer to the hotel, and overnight.

Day 06 ) Urmia – Tabriz ( 155 Km)

Morning visiting the holy Mary Church the first East Assyria Churches in Iran, then visiting a local church and then driving to Tabriz on the way visiting Urmia salt lake the second salt lake of the world with unique landscape, arrival Tabriz, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 07 ) Tabriz – Julfa – Makou

Full day tour program and visiting the most famous Christian Churches in Iran and the world, Qara Kelisa or Black Church or Saint Thaddeus is one of the oldest and most notable surviving Christian monuments of Iran and then visiting St.Stepanos monastery along the Arax river belongs to the 7Th century then back to Tabriz and on the way visiting Chapel Dzordzor on the Zangmar river, arrival Tabriz, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 08 ) Tabriz – Isfahan

Half-day tour program in Tabriz the first Capital of the Safavid dynasty (1502–1736) and visiting Tabriz Museum, Blue mosque, and Bazar then transfer to domestic airport to fly to Isfahan, arrival, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 09 )Isfahan

Full-day tour program in Isfahan and visiting:
Naghsh-e Jahan sq, Alighapoo palace, Imam mosque, Sheikh Lotfolah mosque, Qeisarieh Bazar, Chehel Sotoon, and Hasht Behesht palaces, then transfer to the hotel and overnight.

  • Isfahan
  • Isfahan_Ali_Ghapoo_Palace
  • Isfahan_Atiq_Jame_Mosque
  • Isfahan_Chehel_Sotoon_Palace
  • Isfahan_Imam_Mosque
  • Isfahan_Naghsh_e_Jahan_Sq
  • Isfahan_Sheikh_Lotfolah_Mosque
  • Isfahan_Traditional_House_Hotel
  • Isfahan_Vank_Church
  • Isfahan_Zayande_Rood_river
Day 10 ) Isfahan

Full-day tour program in Isfahan known as half of the world or museum city.
The bridges over Zayande Rood, Jame mosque, and then Julfa the Christian area of Isfahan and its old churches as; Vank church, St.Marry church (17th) the Bedkhem church the Armenian Apostolic then transfer to the hotel and rest.

Day 11 ) Isfahan – Shiraz ( 480 Km)

Morning drive to Shiraz on the way visiting Passargad, visit “Pasargad” Complex (the tomb of “Great Cyrus”, Achaemenid King (UNESCO world heritage), then continue to Shiraz, arrival  Shiraz, transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 12 )  Shiraz

Full-day tour program in Shiraz the city of nightingale and flowers.
Eram garden, Karim Khan tower, Pars museum, Bazar of Shiraz then visiting Nasir-Ol Molk Mosque and Saadi and Hafez mausoleum the great Iranian poets, then transfer to the hotel and overnight.

  • Shiraz_Karim_Kahn_Tower
  • Shiraz_Naghsh_e_Rostam
  • Shiraz_Nasir_ol_molk_Mosque
  • Shiraz_Nomad_Carpet_Weavers
  • Shiraz_Persepolis
  • Shiraz_Persepolis_and_National_Gate
  • Shiraz_Qavam_Garden
  • Shiraz_Traditional_Hotel
  • Shiraz_Vakil_Bazar
  • Shiraz_vakil_Mosque
  • Shiraz_vakil_Mosque_1

Day 13 ) Shiraz – Persepolis – Tehran

Morning drive to Takht-e Jamshid or Persepolis and visiting the Achaemenian palaces then visiting Naghsh-e Rajab and Naghsh-e Rostam the Sassanid bas-relief, then transfer to domestic airport for fly to Tehran and Int airport of Imam Khomeini.

Day 14 ) Departure

Departure to your country and end of the tour.

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