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Carpet Tour is a mix of history and masterpieces of Iranian art

Iran's art history is highly mixed with carpet and it is inspired by the spirit of nomadic art. A legendary art with more than 2,500 years of recorded history. The magical beauty of carpets' color and pattern in Iran is such that has the highest role and position among the folk arts. The presence and survival of the carpet throughout the history of Iran's plateau has always been a manifestation of the culture and art of the inhabitants of villages, cities, and nomadic peoples and tribes. The carpets of different regions represent their history, culture, art, and lifestyle. Therefore, in this carpet tour, you will not only get acquainted with the history of that region, but you will also understand different aspects of their life well.

Day 1: Arrive in Tehran

Transfer to the hotel, and rest.

Day 2 Tehran

We start our tour by visiting Carpet Museum, Iranian carpets are one of the unique masterpieces created by Iranians hundreds of years ago. Although it is called the Iranian carpet, in fact, it is the product of the taste, art, and the verve of different Iranian ethnic groups, on the basis of unique art and techniques.
This museum has been open to visitors since 1979. The building resembles the carpet-weaving loom. It also comprises two floors to display different kinds of carpets, kilims, and handmade rugs. Then visit Golestan Royal Palaces and move to Tehran Grand Bazaar and Carpet Bazaar. Tehran Carpet Bazaar is one of the main carpet Bazaars in Iran with various kinds of carpets from all over Iran. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

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Day 3 Tehran - Kashan (230 Km)

In the morning we drive to Kashan one of the most famous centers of carpet products in Iran. On the way, we will visit Qom carpet Bazaar the most famous Iran Bazaar of Silk carpets. In this market, the most beautiful, excellent, and exquisite Iranian silk carpets will be displayed to you. Where you will surely be enchanted by the delicate, elegant, and beautiful silk carpets.
We arrive at Kashan the gate of the desert and the cradle of Iran's history at " Sialk Hills". we visit one of the most famous Persian gardens by the name Feen Garden that its history is twisted with its legendary spring, history of kings' coronation ceremonies, and finally its tragic murder of a famous Iranian minister in the bath of Feen Garden.
Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 4 Kashan

Today you will visit the most beautiful houses of Kashan including Tabatabai, Brojerdi, and Abbasi houses which are a collection of Iranian art and architecture. To continue we visit the Agha Bozorg mosque the only mosque in Iran with two yards.
In the afternoon the Bazaar of Kashan with various silk, wool, and thread carpets is calling you. Also visiting the traditional Dyeing Workshop is the exciting part of your tour.
in the afternoon we drive to Isfahan, arrive, transfer to the hotel, and overnight.

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Day 5 Isfahan

Today we will visit Isfahan the most touristic city in Iran with hundreds of historical monuments that amaze its visitors. When you are walking in Isfahan it seems that you are walking in a museum city, it is not for nothing that Isfahan is known as "half of the world or museum city. For tourists, Esfahan is a must-see, magic, attractive and unforgettable city. Forget Paris, Esfahan is the most beautiful city in the world. The Iranians called it "Nesf-e-Jahan”, meaning "Half of the World”. Light and enjoy walking in the most beautiful part of Isfahan and the most important architectural monument of the Safavid period will guide you to the most important part of Isfahan's history.
Naghsh e Jahan Square is the most beautiful and largest square of the 16th century. A square with dozens of shops around it, as well as the most beautiful Safavid palaces and mosques will attract the viewers.
On your interpretive trail up to Naghsh e Jahan square you will visit the most famous Safavid royal Palaces like Hasht Behasht Palace in the center of Baghe Bolbol (The Nightingale Garden) dates back to 1660, Chehel Sotoon Palace (The palace of official Safavid's ceremonies) and Alighapoo palace a Gem of Safavid Architecture. Then you visit the Abbasi Jame mosque and Sheikh Lotfolah Royal mosque and Alighapoo palace.
In the afternoon the carpet shops and workshops are calling you for an exciting visit. Isfahan rugs have excellent quality, using soft Kork wool (often with silk details or foundations) and a very tightly woven pile. The rugs woven in this city are among the most valuable in the world as a whole. The most popular design is a central medallion surrounded by vines or flowers which are usually red, blue, or indigo on an ivory background. Other popular design elements and motifs include a vase, garden and tree of life designs, Shah Abbasi motifs, and pictorial pieces. The rugs' design is inspired by traditional motifs and patterns, nature, poetry, and the great Iranian poets, and finally is the rich architectural history of the city.

Day 6 Isfahan

Full-day tour program in Isfahan and visiting: Jame Atiq Mosque, old Zoroastrian fire temple, Shaking minarets, Julfa Armenian area, Vank cathedral, and the bridges over Zayandeh rood(33 bridges, Kajoo Bridge and Shahrestan Bridge), and Pigeons tower then transfer to the hotel and overnight.

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Day 7 Isfahan - Yazd

Morning drive to Yazd, on the way we visit Naein city, the old Jame Mosque(1000 years old), Bazaar, and Narin castle. Nain is one of the important cities in carpet production. Its carpets are well known and remarkable in the world. Traditional carpet workshops produce the best hand-woven carpets of high quality. The town of Nain is famous around the world for its magnificent carpets. The history of making fine woolen men's cloaks and cloth-making dates back several centuries, but carpet weaving belongs less than two centuries old. All Nain rugs have symmetrical (Persian) knots, wool piles, and cotton warps. They are tightly cut for a better look. In some cases, silk wraps are used.
Arrive Yazd transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 8 Yazd

Full-day tour program in Yazd known as the "Bride of the desert" or city of Zoroastrians.
In this city, you will see a collection of the best coexistence of religions(Jews, Zoroastrians, Moslems) with each other. Religious minorities have lived with Moslems and done their religious ceremonies for centuries. Your tour starts from the most famous square of Yazd or Amir Chakhmaq Square, then we continue our way to the Jame Mosque of Yazd, the old alleys with thatch walls, old houses, holy shrines, and old bathes would be the most enjoyable hiking trail during your walking tour. You will visit the Alexandre prison, the ancient Walls & Battlements of Yazd, and the Khan Bazaar.
In the afternoon you will visit the most famous Zoroastrian monuments like the Zoroastrian Fire temple, the Zoroastrian museum, and the Silence tower or Dakhme.
Then return to the hotel and overnight.

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Day 9 Yazd - Shiraz

 Morning drive to Shiraz on the way you will visit the Abar Koo city including the  4000 years Cypress of Abarkouh, and Ali Minaret then continues to Shiraz. On the way, at Pasargadae, the tomb of Great Cyrus the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty is your next destination.
Arrive in Shiraz, transfer to the hotel, and overnight.

Day 10 Shiraz

After breakfast meets Nomadic weavers.Excursion to the traditional pastures of Qashqai nomads, renowned for producing vibrant tribal rugs and trappings. The Persian carpets knotted by Qashqa’i nomads in Iran have long been highly prized, not least for their beautiful, sometimes figural, design elements, and also for their high quality. These Oriental carpets are hand-knotted from fine wool and are dyed using plants and minerals for natural-looking colors. The carpets are usually deep red and dark blue, with beige elements.
In the afternoon we will visit the Karim Khan Tower, Nasir al Molk, Vakil mosque, and the Vakil Bazar of shiraz.

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Day 11 Shiraz -Tehran

Excursion to Takht e Jamshid and visiting the most famous Achaemenian Palaces, Naghsh e Rajab & Naghsh e Rostam included the Achaemenian tombs and the Sassanid bas relief. Then return to Shiraz domestic airport to fly to Tehran. Arrive in Tehran, transfer to the INt airport, and depart.

Services:
• A professional English- Speaking tour guide.
• Transfers & sightseeing by AC vehicle as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation on a double basis in hotels mentioned or similar (as per the itinerary).
• Daily Breakfast + 2 Meals per day and snacks.
• Meeting at the airport and all the transfers.
• All entrance fees.
• Iranian Visa Code.
• Daily Breakfast at Hotels.
  Highlights:
• A complete all-inclusive tour at a reasonable price.
• Maximum sightseeing with minimum traveling time.
• Full board services.
• Staying at hotels with international standards.
• Explore the unique Iranian culture and heritage.
• Visiting carpet weaving workshops in Kashan and Isfahan
• Meeting with carpet weavers
• Visit dyeing workshops
•Visiting one of the best Iran religious cities.
• Enjoy a city tour of Mashhad and beyond.
• A professional, Iranian tour guide accompanies you for the whole trip.
• A/C car with experienced driver.
• Visiting 5 cities - 40 historical monuments.











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