Starting point: Shiraz's Airport
Destination: shiraz highlights and Persepolis
Departure time: Depends on the arrival's time
Return details: Returns to the original departure point
Note: For more than 15 persons, please send an inquiry
Meet & Greet at the International airport Shiraz or domestic airport; our tour guide meets you and takes you to the Hotel. Walking tour of downtown, starting from Narenjestan, Nasirolmolk mosque, Vakil and Moshir Bazaar, Vakil bathhouse and mosque, Nazar garden and Karimkhan citadel. Hafez and Saâ€™adi mausoleums, Eram garden, Shah Cheragh holy shrine, antique mosque, Quran gate and Hamzeh holy shrine. Overnight in Shiraz.
Full day excursion to Persepolis, one of the most important sites of the Ancient World, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings with remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, and its famous bas-reliefs, depicting kings and courtiers and gift-bearing representatives of tributary nations of the Persian Empire; also visit Naghsh-e-Rostam to see Kaâ€™be-Zardosht (fire temple/sanctuary), and Royal Tombs (also Achaemenid); plus seven magnificent Sassanian rock reliefs (including Shapur the Firstâ€™s famous victory over Roman Emperor Valerian); and Naghsh-e-Rajab, a nearby grotto with more Sassanid reliefs, return to Shiraz. please look at the story of these places as follows.
Persepolis, whose magnificent ruins rest at the foot of Kuh-e Rahmat (Mountain of Mercy) in south-western Iran, is among the worldâ€™s greatest archaeological sites. Renowned as the gem of Achaemenid (Persian) ensembles in the fields of architecture, urban planning, construction technology, and art, the royal city of Persepolis ranks among the archaeological sites which have no equivalent and which bear unique witness to a most ancient civilization. The cityâ€™s immense terrace was begun about 518 BCE by Darius the Great, the Achaemenid Empireâ€™s king. On this terrace, successive kings erected a series of architecturally stunning palatial buildings, among them the massive Apadana palace and the Throne Hall (â€œHundred-Column Hallâ€).
Founded in the 6th century BC in the heartland of the Persians (today the province of Fars in southwestern Iran), Pasargadae was the earliest capital of the Achaemenid Empire. The city was created by Cyrus the Great with contributions from the different peoples who comprised the first great multicultural empire in Western Asia. The archaeological remains of its palaces and garden layout, as well as the tomb of Cyrus, constitute an outstanding example of the first phase of the evolution of royal Achaemenid art and architecture, and an exceptional testimony to the Achaemenid civilisation in Persia. The â€œFour Gardensâ€ type of royal ensemble, which was created in Pasargadae, became a prototype for Western Asian architecture and design.
NAQÅ -e ROSTAM, a perpendicular cliff wall on the southern nose of the á¸¤osayn Kuh in FÄrs, about 6 km northwest of Persepolis. The site is unusually rich in Achaemenid and Sasanian monuments, built or hewn out from the rock. The Persian name â€œPictures of Rostamâ€ refers to the Sasanian reliefs on the cliff, believed to represent the deeds of Rostam.
The archaeological site known as NaqÅ¡-e Rajab is just 3 kilometres north of the ruins of Persepolis, along the road to the Sasanian city Istakhr. The name means something like 'The carvings of Rajab', and is a little joke about the nearby NaqÅ¡-i Rustam, the carvings of the great hero Rustam. Rajab was an inn-keeper. The site was also called NaqÅ¡-e Qahraman, 'Carvings of the heroes'. Overnight in Shiraz.
you will be transferred to the airport (International/Domestic) after breakfast.
There is a chance to change the itinerary as you desire, please do not hesitate to contact us.