Although Tehran these days has distanced itself from "Old Tehran" and its quiet and pleasant neighborhoods, it still hides many places, neighborhoods, and souvenirs in its heart that speak of history, culture, and times not so far away. There was a time when these historic buildings of Tehran were alive and prosperous, and like clockwork, they were flowing in the heart of the daily life of its old people.
Tehran is a piece of history. A piece that has gone through many events, like a ship in the sea. Sometimes it has had violent waves, and sometimes it has gone its way calmly and peacefully. The sign of a long history, apart from the city's old people and memories, are the buildings and streets that still have the color of the past with them and have connected us with the past. That is why the historical places of Tehran are dear to many of us. And we don't want to harm them. Here, we will travel to the historical sights of Tehran. Visiting each of them is watching a leaf from history and traveling to the past.
This morning, we will take you to a World Heritage Site, the lavish Golestan Palace. Built during the Qajar Dynasty, which rose to power in the late 1700s, this fabulous walled complex is centered on a landscaped garden with tranquil pools. Many of the elements you’ll admire today date to the 19th century when local Qajari architects and artisans were looking to integrate traditional Persian style with elements of Western and Russian origin. The palace buildings are among the oldest in modern Tehran, and they are still regarded as a crowning achievement of the Qajar era.
Then, we will walk around Tehran Bazaar. The Tehran Grand Bazaar is considered one of the most important markets in the country, which is considered the heart of Iran's economy. Because many economic activities take place in this place, this market, which is located in the old context of Tehran, is a relic of the Qajar era, which is attractive not only for domestic tourists but also for foreign tourists. In addition, thanks to the variety of goods and lower prices, it is considered a great destination for shopping lovers.
We will have our lunch in a local restaurant. Tehran is famous for its BBQs and Kebabs, so do not miss them!
In the afternoon, you will visit the National Museum of Iran, where you can see fabulous historical items from 5000 BC to the advent of Islam in Iran which shows a brief history of our land.
In the end, we will visit the Carpet Museum of Iran, home to a dazzling collection of Persian carpets from around the country representing centuries of extraordinary art and skill.
Later, we will drive you back to your accommodation.
-The tour will start at 9:00 AM.