Pilgrimage Iran’s Tour

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This 13- day trip introduces the religious aspects of Iran to you alongside the cultural tours. We have prepared this thematic tour in order to draw you a portrait of the Iranians religious life. You will also familiarize yourself with different religions in Iran and their peaceful coexistence. 

For millennia, Iranians had monotheistic beliefs. Regarding the most important religions of the pre-Islamic era, we can cite Mithraism, Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism. This tour offers you the opportunity to visit fire temples, Zoroastrian holy places, and meet Zoroastrian religious leaders. During visiting fire temple, scilence tower and Chak Chak Mausoleum, you will get familiare with principes of this religion antique. 

Iran is also home to several believers of the Abrahamic religions and their holy buildings. Upon your arrival in Tehran, you will visit the Armenian Cathedral and enjoy a meeting with its members. In Isfahan, you will stroll in the old quarter of the Armenians, called Jolfa, where the Armenians live in peace in this Islamic city. This district is also very interesting for its magnificent architecture and paved passages. A visit to the Vank Cathedral, dating back to the 17th century, will enrich your experience of Christianity in Iran. The fresco of the church, like those in Europe, depicts the life of Christ from birth to his ascension extraordinarily.

This trip does not at all overlook the traces of Islam, which entered and adapted for 1,400 years in Iran. This Abrahamic religion has long been the official religion in Iran. You will have the opportunity to discover several mosques, Islamic worship places. These mosques have particularities from historical, cultural and architectural point of view. We can mention Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Jameh Mosque of Nain and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

Also you will be able to have religious conversations with believers of different religions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet religious leaders, priests and Mullahs. We recommend it to you in order to understand their ideologies and perspectives of the world, humanity and immaterialist conceptions.

Day 1

Arrive in Tehran

You will be met on Arrival at IKA Airport and get transferred to the hotel.

Day 3

Shiraz-Persepolis-Shiraz : 130 km

Visit Persepolis, one of the world’s most magnificent archaeological sites. The site was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid kings, featuring the remains of the palaces of Darius the Great, Xerxes and Artaxerxes, the era is brought to life by bas-reliefs of kings and courtiers from across the Persian Empire. At Naqsh-e Rustam, you can see four tombs and one building from Achaemenid dynasty with a group of ancient Iranian rock reliefs cut into the cliff from Sassanid dynasty. In the evening, you will visit a theological seminary and a particular descriptive speech will take place. Eventually, end your sightseeing in Shiraz’s conventional market the Vakil Bazaar (closed on Fridays) which still retains much of its 18th century character.

Day 5

Shiraz-Sassanid Palace-Kerman : 570 km

Depart Shiraz for Kerman. On the way, visit Sassanid Palace in Sarvestan. This palace which used to be the haunting lodge of Bahram V enjoys the first Iranian dome, so it turned to the pattern of all mosques in Iran later.

Day 7

Kerman-Yazd : 368 km

Start your sightseeing in Kerman by visiting Ganjali Khan Historical Bathhouse in which you can find paintings belonging to Safavid era and a portal decorated with marble. Then head towards Jameh Mosque of Kerman on top of which you can find a squat clock instead of a minaret. At the end, explore Grand Bazaar of Kerman, including 60 different markets. At the end, depart for Yazd.

Day 9

Yazd-Nain-Isfahan : 23 km

In the morning, visit Jameh Mosque of Yazd where you get fascinated with Persian architecture. Then, you stroll in the Historical District in Yazd, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Depart for Isfahan. Call in at Jameh Mosque of Nain, built more than 1000 years ago with an inspiration from Prophet Mosque in Medina.

Day 11


Continue your sightseeing by visiting Chehel Sotoun Palace (Forty Columns), a brilliant example for Persian garden listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, Head Towards Naqsh-e Jahan Square, the second largest square in the world, and the monuments around including Imam Mosque, a stunning monument at the head of the square; Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, also known as the mosque of women; and Ali Qapu Palace in which the important meetings of the king with ambassadors and other politicians were carried out.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to have a fruitful exchange with a Mullah as an an specialist in the Islamic affairs.

Day 13

Departure from Tehran

Transfer to IKA Airport for your flight home.

Day 2


Begin your vacation with a leisurely tour around the Armenian Cathedral where a description will be given by the members. Then visit National Museum of Iran, an institution of two archeological and Islamic complex, and Golestan Palace, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the afternoon, fly to Shiraz.

Day 4


In Shiraz, you explore beautifully decorated Nasir-ol-molk Mosque; also known as the Pink Mosque. Afterward, you visit Narenjestan e Ghavam Garden in which you enjoy the beautiful orange gardens. Next, you proceed your sightseeing to Hafiz Tomb where you get familiar with a great poet who was also admired by Goethe. Then head for visiting Shahe Cheragh Holy Shrine.

Day 6

Kerman-Shahdad Desert-Kerman : 226 km

In the morning, drive to Mahan and visit Shahzadeh Garden, a green oasis at the heart of the desert, and Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine, the burial site of an Iranian poet and Sufi (mystic). Then depart for Shahdad Desert in the afternoon and enjoy strolling there and have spiritual stroll in Desert.

Day 8

Yazd-Chak Chak Village-Yazd : 196 km

Begin your day by visiting the famous Zoroastrian Towers of Silence in which you get familiar with the ancient funeral ceremonies. Afterwards, head towards Zoroastrian Fire Temple where the holy fire has been maintained for more than 1500 years. Then head for roaming around Chak Chak Village, which is renowned as the most sacred Zoroastrians mountain shrine.

Day 10


Today, you explore Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, one of the five oldest Friday Mosques in the world and the oldest monument in Isfahan. Then proceed to Si-o-se Pol and Khaju Bridges, which have spanned the Zayandehrud River. Then head for the Vank Cathedral, constructed with an inspiration from Saint Stepanos Monastery and influenced by Iranian and Italian art, and its Museum. At the end, visit Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, one of the greatest and luxurious trading centers in the Safavid era.

Day 12

Isfahan-Qom-Tehran : 502 km

Depart Isfahan for Tehran. Call in at Jameh Mosque of Natanz enjoying unique tiling and brickwork in the structure of its minaret and dome. On the way, make a stop in Qom and visit Fatima Holy Shrine, a holy site for Shia Muslim where people show their respect to a saint lady. In Kashan, visit Tabatabaei Historical House, a mansion built in 19th century during Qajar era.