Transport: Depends on Numbers (Private car, Van, Bus)
Note: For more than 9 persons, please send an inquiry.
Departure point: Tour departs from all hotels in Shiraz
Departure time: 09.00 AM
Hotel pickups commence approximately 10 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to original departure point
What You Can Expect
Karimkhani citadel's structure can be easily found at a corner of Shahrdary Sq close to Shiraz bazaar. The appearance of the building resembles a solid fortress entirely made from bricks with the military as well as residential functions. The construction of Karimkhan Citadel goes back to the second half of 18th century when Karimkhan-e-Zand was ruling in Iran from Shiraz, his capital city.
Pars museum is a pavilion located inside Nazar garden, which goes back to the Safavid period. While traveling in Iran and visiting historical monuments of Shiraz, you can find this site relatively opposite Karimkhan's Citadel at a corner of Shahrdary Sq. The garden used to be larger than what it is today, but it's large enough to accommodate the building of this museum. The pavilion was called Kolah Farang (foreign hat) building, a name attributed to similar buildings constructed after the influence of European arts in Iran.
Wanted by shah Karim Khan, one of the most cherished and respected crowns of the recent Persian history, Vakil mosque complex is about 11,000 square meters and was built in 1773. In 2015 the complex went under a full renovation work and for some time the mosque floor wasn't covered with the traditional carpet necessary for the prayer, but yet the sand-hued stones it%u2019s made of made the view no less than stunning. Wider than Nasir ul-Mulk, Vakil mosque counts some 48 imposing pillars and a menbar (pulpit) with fourteen marble stairs that completed the scene of luxury and royal majesty.
The main bazaar of Shiraz is situated in the historical center of the city. This fabulous bazaar is an architectural masterpiece and excellent as it has nice courtyards, Caravanserais, bathhouses, and old shops where you can buy all sorts of Persian rugs, copper wares, handicrafts, spices, and antiques. The bazaar has been constructed in a way that during summer days it is kept cool and during winter days you will not feel the freezing cold of the streets of Shiraz city. Inside the bazaar is built like a maze and you should be careful not to get lost, but it is amazing and amusing as you stroll in the alleys of the bazaar and pass in front of the line stores and smell the favorable odor of flavors of the shops that sell spicing and seasonings. This ancient bazaar is itself full of old things and antiques.
Guides in the following languages (Arabic, Turkey, French, German) are only available upon request and availability
There is a chance to change the itinerary as you desire, please do not hesitate to contact us.