March 1-18, 2024

Day 0 (Friday, March 1)

  • Arrive Shiraz SYZ
  • Stay at Park Saadi Hotel

Day 1 (Saturday, March 2)

  • Tour Shiraz
    • Nasir Almolk Mosque
    • Karim Khan Citadel
    • Kolah Farangy mansion
    • Hafez Tomb
    • Sa'adi Tomb
    • Ali-Ebn-e-Hamzeh (Emir Ali Tomb)
    • Eram Garden
  • Stay at Park Saadi Hotel

Day 2 (Sunday, March 3)

  • Qur'an Gate
  • Persepolis (Takht-e Jamshid)
  • Pasargadae
  • Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rustam)
  • Stay at Park Saadi Hotel

Day 3 (Monday, March 4)

  • Visit Feruzabad Ensenble
    • City of Gor
    • Palace of Ardashir
    • Qal'eh Dokhtar fortress
    • Ardeshir investiture relief
    • Victory Relief of Ardashir
  • Stay at Park Saadi Hotel

Day 4 (Tuesday, March 5)

  • Fly to Kerman
    • Tomb of Shah Ne'emat Ollah-e-Vali (Mahan)
    • Shazdeh Garden (Mahan)
  • Stay at Kerman Pars International Hotel

Day 5 (Wednesday, March 6))

  • Rayen Castle
  • Arg-e-Bam (Bam Citadel)
  • Stay at Kerman Pars International Hotel

Day 6 (Thursday, March 7)

  • Jiroft Museum
  • Konar Sandal (Jiroft Civilization)
  • Stay at Kerman Pars International Hotel

Day 7 (Friday, March 8)

  • Drive to Yazd
    • Meymand Cave Village
    • Zeinodin Caravansarai
    • Saryazd Castle
  • Stay at Yazd Dad Hotel

Day 8 (Saturday, March 9)

  • Tour Yazd
    • Zoroastrian fire temples (Ateshkadeh)
    • Dakhmeh (Towers of Silence)/li>
    • Water Museum
  • Stay at Yazd Dad Hotel

Day 9 (Sunday, March 10)

  • Tour Yazd
    • Jame' Mosque
    • Old Town
    • Saheb Azeman Club
  • Stay at Yazd Dad Hotel

Day 10 (Monday, March 11)

  • Drive toward Isfahan
    • Toudeshk Village
  • Stay in Taktaku Guesthouse

Day 11 (Tuesday, March 12)

  • Drive to Isfahan
    • Narenj Castle in Nain
    • Atashgah (Fire Temple) of Isfahan
  • Stay at Isfahan Piroozi Hotel

Day 12 (Wednesday, March 13)

  • Chehel Sutoon Palace
  • Aliqapu Palace
  • Imam Square
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Imam Mosque
  • Khaju Bridge
  • Stay at Isfahan Piroozi Hotel

Day 13 (Thursday, March 14)

  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
  • Vank Armenian Church
  • Isfahan Bazaar
  • Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
  • Imam Mosque
  • Royal (Shahrestan) Bridge
  • Stay at Isfahan Piroozi Hotel

Day 14 (Friday, March 15)

  • Fly to Ahvaz
    • Apadana in Susa
    • Shush Castle Museum
    • Tomb of Daniel
  • Stay at Ahvaz Pars Hotel

Day 15 (Saturday, March 16)

  • Haft Tepe
  • Chogha Zanbil ziggurat
  • Shushtar waterfalls and historical bridges (including Bridge of Valerian)
  • Stay at Ahvaz Pars Hotel

Day 16 (Sunday, March 17)

  • Drive to Shiraz
    • Bishapur and Anihita Temple
    • Chogan Strait sculpture and reliefs
  • Stay at Park Saadi Hotel

Day 17 (Monday, March 18)

  • Depart from Shiraz SYZ


An educational tour designed and organized by Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI)

In partnership with Pars Tourist Agency, Shiraz, Iran.

A tour led by archaeologist and ALI Executive Director Dr. Richard Pettigrew and experienced Iranian guide, Mehdi Fatemi.

This 18-day tour will lead you through the heartland of ancient and medieval Persia and stop at the most important and iconic places in Persian history. Most nights you will stay in a four-star hotel in one of five key cities.

The journey begins in Shiraz, with spectacular medieval mosques, tombs (including the tomb of the great poet Hafez) and ornate gardens. From here you will visit spectacular Persian capitals, including Pasargadae, Persepolis, and Sasanian Firuzabad. Days 5 and 6 bring you to Kerman and the massive Bam Citadel as well as to the sites and museum of the recently discovered Jiroft Civilization On Days 7-9 you will tour the wonderfully preserved medieval city of Yazd, with the Sassanid Saryazd Fortress, Zeinodin Caravansarai, the dramatic Jame' Mosque, and the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and Towers of Silence. On Day 11 you continue north to Isfahan, said by many to be Iran's most beautiful city, with its Safavid palaces, mosques, old bazaar, and even an ornate Armenian Christian church. Day 15, from Ahvaz at the edge of the Mesopotamian lowlands, brings you to ancient Susa, capital of the Elamite and Persian empires. You'll visit Shushtar (the location of the Bridge of Valerian, built by captured Roman soldiers) and the world's best-preserved ziggurat, Chogha Zanbil. Then, driving southeast toward Shiraz, you visit the Sassanid capital of Bishapur and the nearby dramatic historical sculptures and reliefs.

Total Price(double occupancy): $3575 to 3895 for entire tour (single supplement $490), depending on number of participants.

Registration fee: $2000 ALI by registration deadline of December 1, 2023. This amount is included in the total price above. Taking reservations now!

Costs not included: Iran visa; air fare to Tehran or Shiraz.

What is included:

    Invitation letter for Iran visa
    Four-star hotels
    Experienced and licensed English-speaking guide
    Arrival and departure transfers
    All transportation
    All entrance fees
    Domestic flight tickets as per itinerary
    All meals

Dates: March 1-18, 2024

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