- Mid Range
Trace the footsteps of enigmatic and praised biblical figures from the city to the rural villages. Whether you were born and raised reading the Bible's stories, or never cared for religion, this trip will enchant you and will shed a new light on a land so central in Christianity. We will visit various cathedrals, read the stories associated with them, and still manage to visit the iconic monuments of Persia.
1 private driver-guide to be with you for the whole trip
3- or 4- star hotels
- Additional Services
Visa authorization letter, Travel insurance, Guided private tours of Tehran, Hamadan, Khorramabad, Ahvaz, Shooshtar, Isfahan, Yazd, Shiraz, Zanjan, Tabriz
- Not Included
Internatioal flights, other meals, personal expenses (like shopping), visits and activities not included in the plan
Day 1: Tehran
Home to Armenians
Today you head to the Armenian quarters of Tehran. These are neighborhoods that a majority of Iranian-Armenians have called home for centuries. One of the most well-known ones is Villa Street, a street lined with handicraft stores and cozy cafes in which you get to taste the highlights of Armenian Persian sweets. Next, you can visit Saint Sarkis Cathedral, the biggest and one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Iran. For the evening, we recommend celebrating nightlife in either the Tabiat Bridge or the Milad Tower.
Accommodation: Hally Hotel
Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Hamadan)
Day 2: Hamadan
Travel Back in Time
Traveling to Hamadan is the best method of time-travel yet! Rise and shine early morning and get ready for a drive towards Hamadan. Here, we can check out the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Base of Hegmataneh, the impressive ruins of an ancient city. Next, you can visit the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai where, according to the Judeo-Persian tradition, Esther and Mordechai are buried.
Accommodation: Amiran Hotel
Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Khorramabad)
Day 3: Khorramabad
The Sky of All Skies
Let's head towards Khorramabad, a city known for its cool weather and scenic citadel. En-route, we'll stop at Tuyserkan to visit the burial place of Prophet Habakkuk, a mysterious biblical figure with quite a modest tomb. Once you’re in Khorramabad, the ultimate must-see is Falak-o-al-Aflak Citedal.
Accommodation: Rangin Kaman Hotel
Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Ahwaz)
Day 4: Ahvaz
Ancient Jewish People
Leave Khorramabad for Ahvaz. En-route, you get to stop at Susa to visit the Tomb of Daniel, where the hero of the biblical Book of Daniel is widely accepted to be buried. Next, we head to the 3200-year-old Chogha Zanbil to breathe the same air as the ancient Elamite people. While you’re in the region, make sure to check out Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System to learn about the genius architectural ideas of your Iranian friends' ancestors.
Accommodation: Pars Hotel
Transportation: Private driver-guide’s car (to Shiraz)
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