7-Days Nature & Culture from Tabriz to Tehran
Visit the past capitals of Iran and the present one on a 7-Day Journey from Tabriz to Tehran! Begin your cultural adventure from Tabriz. Then, this tour will bring you to the must-see attractions of Iran’s two other former capitals before you find yourself in the present capital, Tehran. Find the top attractions of Tabriz and its rare cliff village, Kandovan. Fall in love with Zanjan’s stunning magnets. Lose yourself in the beauties of Qazvin and its legendary Alamut Valley. And let the charismatic sights of Tehran impress you.
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Day 1: Tabriz
Welcome to Iran! We’ll meet up in Tabriz and take you to your hotel.
Day 2: Tabriz
Today is a day of the impressive highlights of Tabriz. Let the Grand Bazaar of Tabriz (UNESCO), one of Middle East’s oldest bazaars, take you back in time. Then find the charms of the historical Blue Mosque of Tabriz. Following that, leave the beauties of Tabriz behind to discover a fascinating mystery nearby. A 57-kilometer drive brings us to Kandovan, one of the world’s 3 cliff villages and the only one still inhabited
Optional: Like to spend the night in the adorable cliff houses of Kandovan? Just let us know and we’ll change the plan accordingly.
Day 3: Tabriz to Qazvin (471km)
Start today’s adventure with a scenic road trip from Tabriz to Zanjan. Colourful and amazing mountains fascinate you through the way. Once in Zanjan, check out the ancient salt men and other relics kept at Zanjan Archaeology Museum. Then the 14th century Dome of Soltanieh (UNESCO world heritage) expects you with its gorgeous architecture. Finally, end the day with a road trip to Qazvin (around 179 km).
Day 4: Qazvin
Dedicate today to a city tour of Qazvin. First the architectural beauties of Chehel Sotoun Palace of Qazvin will impress you. Following that, lose yourself in the historical ambiance of Sa’d al-Saltaneh Caravanserai and traditional bazaar. After that, discover the bathing rituals of Iranians in Qazvin’s Qajar Bathhouse and Anthropology Museum. Then, discover the city’s top religious charms: the dazzling Aminiha Hosseiniyeh and the 9th century Jameh Mosque of Qazvin. Finally, witness a piece of Persian ingenuity in Sardar-e Bozorg Cistern.
Day 5: Qazvin to Alamut (105km)
First thing in the morning, get a ride from Qazvin to the legendary valley of Iran: Alamut Valley. First, pay a visit to its beautiful Owan Lake. Then enjoy a scenic hike to the remains of Alamut Castle, the world-known fortress of assassins. Spend the rest of the day touring around the lovely villages of the region.
Overnight: Moallem Kalayeh or Qazvin
Day 6: Alamut to Tehran (246km)
Say goodbye to the lovely Alamut and hit the road toward Tehran. In the capital, discover the beauties of Tehran after sunset with our Tehran Night Walk tour.
Day 7: Tehran
Today, the top magnets of Tehran are yours to discover! Begin with the precious relics of the National Museum of Iran. Then move on to Golestan Palace (UNESCO) to find the luxuries of the Persian royalty. After that, lose yourself in the lively atmosphere of Tehran Grand Bazaar. Before saying goodbye, walk through a collection of finest carpets at the Carpet Museum of Iran.