Shiraz is the capital of Fars province and one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Iran. Many historical and natural attractions have made this city one of the favorite destinations of domestic and foreign tourists. Shiraz is located in the central part of Fars province in the mountainous region of Zagros and has a moderate climate.
Shiraz is the city of gardens and poets and the cultural capital of Iran. There are tombs of many poets and mystics in it.
The existence of Iranian gardens and historical places with original architecture and wonderful weather with the scent of orange spring, all have joined hands, so that walking through the alleys of Shiraz becomes one of the best travel experiences of every tourist.
Some of the best and most famous attractions and ancient monuments of Iran such as Persepolis, Pasargad complex and Cyrus' tomb, palaces, castles and cities of the Sassanid era, Naqsh Rostam and Naqsh Rajab are located near Shiraz city. Some of the best historical monuments of Iran are also located in this city, such as Nasir al-Molk Mosque, Vakil Complex, Jame Atiq Mosque, Qoran Gate and Karimkhani Citadel. Also, the best and most beautiful Iranian gardens such as Eram, Narenjestan Qavam, Delgosha and Qasr al-Dasht are also located in this city.
After breakfast, you will visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque) which is few steps far from Vakil Bazaar. It was built at Mirza Hassan Ali Nasir-al Mulk’s command (one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty); it took 12 years to complete it in 1888. Its interior reveals a magnificent masterpiece of design with stunning colors. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and the colors dance throughout the day like whirling Dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colorful ball is hit by the first sun ray and has exploded into thousands of butterflies all around.
Then, you will visit Karim Khan Citadel which was built during the Zand Dynasty.
You’ll have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, beautiful courtyards, and even an ancient caravanserai.
Continue your exploration in Shiraz at the beautiful orange-scented Narenjestan Garden, laid out in the 19th century during the Qajar Dynasty.
You will end your visit on a tranquil note in the lovely garden-tomb of Hafez, one of our most outstanding poets to feel the taste of Persian Literature. Hafez is one of the great poets who has impressed everyone with his mastery. His poems give us a special feeling and the peace in his tomb is really outstanding.
-The tour will start at 8:00 AM.