The north of Iran is green and there are a lot of mountains. Because of its borders with multiple other countries and because of the Caspian Sea, there are many forts and castles here that in history had to protect Persia from the enemy. During this tour we will take you through these mountains, along trade hubs of the silk route and to centuries-old monuments from both Christianity as Islam.
Iran is a big an diverse country and we would like to show that to you as our traveller. In this trip we go away from the traditional route and we will visit the unique architecture of Masuleh, the trading town Tabriz and the historically known Hamadan.
Aug 18, 2018
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€ 2260,- p.p.
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Our journey begins in the young and lively city capital of Iran: Tehran. Here we will visit some musea, among which are the carpet museum and the national museum. We will see the famous palaces of Golestan, Read more
multiple parks and the iconic nature bridge. In the evening we will go to Darband. Along a small river you will walk up into the mountains and the lights at the cafes and restaurants will make you as if you are in a fairy tale. To sum it up: the first days in Iran will be a mix of city, culture, nature and good food.
Sareyn is known for its hot springs. The water is heated largely by and inactive volcano in the Sabalan mountain, which is Iran’s second highest mountain after Damavand. Sareyn is also famous for its ‘Ashe Doogh Read more
(Yogurt Soups) and its honey, which are made and sold in the local shops.
Kandovan, In the village of Kandovan, houses are excavated out of volcanic rocks. These homes, which look like caves, are more than 700 years old and offer more luxury than you might think from a first sight.
In Hamadan we visit worlds biggest water cave Ali-Sadr grot. After that we go to Ganjnameh, where you can read the centuries-old inscriptions from the time of Darius the Great. The next day we will fly back to Tehran, Read more
where our round trip will end.
North of Tehran is the 9000 year old city Qazvin. In the Alborz mountains you will find the Alamut Castle. This has been a fortification for years, now it’s a ruin with a spectacular view. We will also visit the old Khargan towers, Read more
Samiran castle and Lambssr castle. All of the castles are from different eras, which makes their architecture and original function variable.
Jolfa is a small town in the utter north of Iran at the border of Azerbaijan. On the other side of the border is a city with the same name. During the time of the Sovjet Union this was the place where goods were traded. Read more
We will visit the Church of St. Mary, according to some this is the second oldest church of Christianity. Another site we visit is the St. Stepanos monastery in the mountains.
Ardebil, this district is mostly know because of its hot springs. Every year approximately 3 million tourists come here. Some of them also go here for treatment of certain problems and illness.
We will visit Bandar-e Anzali, one the most important ports of Iran. It is also the place where Polish citizens went to when they were evacuated from the Sovjet Union. After that we will drive further to Ardabil, Read more
where we will see the complex of the Sheik Safi al-Din tomb, who is from the Safavids dynasty, which is from Kurdish and Azerbaijani ancestry. The Ardabil region is also known for her hot springs and we will visit one of them to just sit back and relax.
The Babak Castle is a very important national symbol in Iran, because Persia was protected from the Islamic domination of the Abbassids here. It is quite a hike to get to this citadel, but the view Read more
you will get once you are on top is worth it.
In this city in the middle of the mountains you will find the Suspension Bridge, a 365-meter-long pedestrian bridge which crosses the Khiyo Chaei river. We will also visit the Kohnen Castle form the Sassanides era.
In this small village (only a few hundred inhabitants) the houses are built on the mountainside and because of this unique architecture the place is worldwide known and it got a place on the UNESCO world heritage list. Read more
The village is located at a high altitude and there is often fog which gives beautiful images. We will also visit Roodkhan castle, which in history has never been concurred. This proves the high standards in techniques and the strategic place of the castle.
In the north west or Iran is the province East Azerbijan, with its capital Tabriz. The city has a long history as a junction on the silk route and because of that it has one of the biggest and oldest bazars of the world and therefore Read more
it has a place on the UNESCO world heritage list. The majority of people in this province speak Turkish. We will visit the Jameh mosque, where you can see the beautiful Persian architecture. Also we will do as the locals: relax in the El-Goli park.
This district is mostly know because of its hot springs. Every year approximately 3 million tourists come here. Some of them also go here for treatment of certain problems and illness. Read more
Dome of Soltaniyeh, which is one of the biggest domes in the world and it is very important for Islamic religion.