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Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran
Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran

Tour Highlights

  • Step on traces of ancient Silk Road merchants
  • Visit one of the friendliest countries on earth
  • Visit an original history and architecture
  • Visit Zanjan, Tabriz and Sultanieh
AGE RANGE 12 to 80 year olds
Accommodation Hotel 
Max Group Size 8
Transportation coach 
Travel Style Historical  In-depth 
Physical Rating VeryEasy

Start in Tabriz and end in Tehran! With the historical tour, Traces of Ancient Merchants in Iran, you have a 14 day tour package taking you from Tabriz and 10 other destinations in Iran. This package includes accommodation, an expert guide, transport, meals and more.

Tour Guide

Famous Person Alireza Asadollahi English speaking tour guide
Famous Person Mohamadreza Alimoradi English speaking tour guide
Famous Person Farzad Nasiri Le guide touristique de Francais
Famous Person Abbas Pirmoradian Deutscher Reiseleiter German speaking tour guide
Famous Person Fatemeh Javanmardi English speaking tour guide
Famous Person Mina Shakouri 中文导游 Chinese speaking tour guide

Tour Reviews

Rather Poor

Tour Itinerary

Welcome to one of the friendliest countries on earth, the heart of Silk Road, Iran. A culture that has combined glorious architecture with a warm-hearted welcome.
Welcome to one Iran’s former capitals. You will be greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel.
Places to see in Tabriz: After breakfast, we’ll visit Azerbaijan The museum which is the major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz. After National Museum of Iran in Tehran, Azerbaijan Museum has the largest collection belonging to different periods of Iran’s history. The next visit will be the Blue Mosque built in 1465 by Shah Jahan. Then we will visit Arg-e Ali Shah a huge brick edifice. A landmark and that is remnants of a big unfinished 14th-century mausoleum and a 19th century military compound at the city center of Tabriz. Our last stop will be the Safavid site, El Goli. A beautifully renovated old building surrounded by a large pool.
After breakfast, we’ll see the famous Constitution House of Tabriz which is a historical edifice located next to the Great Bazaar of Tabriz and The gathering place of leaders and activists during the years which led to constitutional war.) Our guide will lead us through the wonderfully constructed Tabriz Bazaar, second oldest in the world (after the one in Aleppo, Syria) which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next: head to Zanjan.
In Zanjan we will visit Rakhtshur khaneh (old public laundry now turned into an ethnographic museum) and the old Public Bath House which is a traditional Qajar Era laundry house and it is today the Zanjan Museum of Anthropology. On the way back to Tehran we will visit the magnificent 14th Century Gonbad-e-Soltaniyeh, the tomb/tower of Uljaytu, the eighth Il-Khanid Ruler of Iran. Gonbad-e-Soltaniyeh is one of 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran and it is remarkable in many different aspects including its huge dome, which is about 167 feet high and ranks amongst the largest domes in the world. Continue to Tehran.
After a buffet breakfast we will visit The National Museum. Later, we will explore The National Jewels Museum: The treasury of Iranian national and royal jewels are amongst the world’s most precious jewelry collection. The Glassware and Ceramic museum would be our last stop before lunch. . In the afternoon, we will visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Golestan Palace, a Qajar masterpiece from 19th century. Then we’ll go to the hotel.
After breakfast, we will visit the Carpet Museum. Then Transfer to the airport and a short flight to Shiraz. Places to see in Shiraz: Karim Khan Palace, the splendid Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar and Saray-e-Moshir with its splendid architecture and interesting ethnic souvenir shops and Nasir Al-molk mosque. Next, we will stop for an Iranian lunch at one of the traditional restaurants of Shiraz. In the evening, we will visit Ali Ibn Hamzeh, Jahan Nama Garden and of course tombs of the two Persian poems Hafez and Saadi. Finally, visit Delgosha Garden and Khajoy-e-Kermani tomb. Then dinner and hotel.
We’ll drive about 55 miles km to Persepolis, one of the greatest artistic legacies of the ancient world and perhaps one of the most beautiful and spectacular archaeological sites surviving today. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Naghsh-é-Rostam, which contains the rock-carved chambers of four Achaemenian tombs, believed to be those of Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes and Darius II.
Today we’re going to leave Shiraz but before that we will visit Pasargadae. This monument was the capital of Cyrus the Great whose mausoleum is located there. Pasargadae was inscribes in UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004.
After breakfast, we will explore the city of Yazd. Fire Temple and a museum close to it, to learn about the Zoroastrian faith, next Yazd Water Museum and Qanats which are underground tunnels or subterranean aqueducts carrying life-giving water from the mountains to the homes, gardens, fields etc. Then the Friday Mosque, Alexander Prison, famous “Badgirs” or wind-catchers, the natural air conditioners and finally we’ll have a look at the area’s famed handicrafts – carpets, ceramics, and textiles.
On the road to Isfahan we’ll visit Naein Friday mosque then we head to Isfahan, Iran’s Capital in the 17th and 18th Century during Safavid dynasty. We will stay three night in Abbasi Hotel.
Places to visit in this beautiful city: Jame mosque, the result of a thousand years continual construction, addition and renovation. Then we continue our exploring to Naghshe Jahan Square with the monuments inside: Jame Abbasi mosque, Sheikh Lotfollah mosque, Ali Qapu Palace and Qeisariyeh Bazaar.
The sites to visit today are: Chehel Sotun Palace (40 column palace). Next, we’ll begin with a walk across the historical Khaju Bridge. Then we go Armenian neighborhood to visit Vank cathedral. The lunch will be eaten in the neighborhood and after that we can go watch some carpet galleries and shops. Our last job to do for today is to visit Hasht-Behesht pavilion.
On our 13th day we will see Historical village, Abyaneh and next go on to Kashan and visit Tabatabai and Boroujerdi houses and some other historical places specially chosen by the tour guide. Farewell dinner is planned for tonight.
With a full day tour, we’re going to visit the capital by focusing on Saadabad palace and museum complex. Then you have free time to explore the city and see other places.

What's included

We use good quality hotels rated 3-star level on this tour
Professional English speaking guide.
In case all the tourists speak the same language, the guide will be chosen accordingly.
And one farewell dinner
Flights as well as airport pick up
Entrance fees according to the itinerary

What's Not included

International flights are not included
Insurance is not included

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About the countries


Persian (Farsi)


Rial (ريال)


32.4279° N, 53.6880° E


Before the travel, it is better to visit your doctor but these vaccinations are recommended:
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Iran. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Iran.Ideally 10 days before travel.



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