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Isfahan City Tour | BCT 11

Places to Visit: 

Vank Armenian Cathedral, Isfahan Grand Mosque, Si-o-Se pol(bridges), Khajo bridges, Shaking Minarates, Fire Standing Mount

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Vank armenian Cathedral

Vank Cathedral was one of the first churches to be established in the city's Jolfa district by Armenian deportees settled by Shah Abbas I after the Ottoman War of 1603-1605. The varying fortunes and independence of this suburb across the Zayandeh rood and its eclectic mix of European missionaries, mercenaries and travelers can be traced almost chronologically in the cathedral's combination of building styles and contrasts in its external and internal architectural treatment.

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Isfahan Grand Mosque

The Great Mosque of Isfahan (Masjid-i Jome, or Friday Mosque), in the northern part of the city, was one of the most influential of all early Seljuk religious structures. Though the building is known as a four-iwan type because the iwans face each other across an open courtyard, the building is, in actuality, the result of numerous architectural transformations. The primary building substance dates to a mosque built in the 840s ce.

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Si-o-Se Bridges

Siosepol or Siose Bridge, also called the Allah-Verdi Khan Bridge, is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran and the longest bridge on Zayandeh River with the total length of 297.76 metres (976.9 ft). It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design.
it was constructed by the finance and the inspection of Allahverdi Khan Undiladze chancellor of Shah Abbas I, an Iranian ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33 arches from either sides, left and right. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it, supporting a tea house which nowadays is abandoned due to the shortage of water and the river drought.
Other names for the bridge include "The Bridge of 33 Springs", "The Bridge of Chaharbagh", and finally "Zayandeh River Bridge".

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Khajo Bridges

Khaju Bridge is arguably the finest bridge in the province of Isfahan, Iran. It was built by the Persian Safavid king, Shah Abbas II around 1650 C.E., on the foundations of an older bridge. Serving as both a bridge, and a dam (or a weir), it links the Khaju quarter on the north bank with the Zoroastrian quarter across the Zayandeh River. Although architecturally functioning as a bridge and a weir, it also served a primary function as a building and a place for public meetings. This structure was originally decorated with artistic tilework and paintings, and served as a teahouse. In the center of the structure, a pavilion exists inside which Shah Abbas would have once sat, admiring the view.

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Shaking Minarates

The shaking minarets in Isfahan, called Menar Jonban in Persian, are part of the structure of a mosque in the suburb of Isfahan.
The structure was built during the Timurid dynasty and some parts were added to it later in the Safavid era.
As the name suggests, the reason behind the name of the shaking minarets is that as you shake one of the minarets, the other minaret and the whole building start shaking.

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Fire Standing Mount

The Fire temple of Isfahan is a Sassanid-era archaeological complex located on a hill of the same name about eight kilometers west of city center of Isfahan.
The hill, which rises about 210 meters above the surrounding plain, was previously called Maras or Marabin after a village near there, and it is by that name that the site is referred to by Arab historians.

Included Services

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Professional Guide
  • Transport with non-smoking air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fee (based on itinerary)
  • Refreshments ( tea, cafe, Nescafe, mineral water or ...)
  • Children under 4 years old are free of charge

Cancellation rules

  • Up to one week before the day of the tour no cancellation fee
  • 7 to 3 days before the day of the tour 10 % cancellation fee
  • 3 to 1 day(s) before the day of the tour 30 % cancellation fee
  • 24 hours or no attendance in the tour 50 % cancellation fee
tour-duration 9 AM - 5 PM

Number of passengers

Price per person in USD ($)

Price per person in Euro (€)

1 person

2 – 3  persons

4 – 8  persons

9 – 12 persons

  

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Isfahan City Tour | BCT 10

Places to Visit: 

Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, A'ali Qapu Palace, Grand(Jameh) Mosque, Sheick lutfullah Mosque, Chehelsotun Garden Palace

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Naqsh-e-Jahan Square 

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, known as Imam Square, formerly known as Shah Square, is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran. Constructed between 1598 and 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long (an area of 89,600 m2). The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era.

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A'ali Qapu Palace

Ali Qapu usually refers to the name for the palaces of Safavid kings. When Iranians were defeated by Ottoman forces, they were forced to move their capital from Tabriz to Qazvin, and then to Isfahn, to avoid occupation of the capital city. At each of these cities, they established a new palace.

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Grand Abbasi Mosque (also Imam or Shah Mosque )

The Shah Mosque known as Imam Mosque (after the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran) and Jameh Abbasi Mosque is a mosque in Isfahan, Iran, standing in south side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square. Built during the Safavi period, ordered by the first Shah Abbas of Persia. It is an excellent example of Islamic architecture of Iran, and regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian Architecture. The Shah Mosque of Esfahan is one of the everlasting masterpieces of architecture in Iran. It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sheick Lutfullah Mosque

Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque  is one of the architectural masterpieces of SafavidIranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reigh of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty.

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Chehelsotun Garden Palace

Chehel Sotoun, is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls. The name, meaning "Forty Columns" in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. As with Ali Qapu, the palace contains many frescoes and paintings on ceramic.

Included Services

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Profesional Guide
  • Transport with non-smoking air conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fee (based on itinerary)
  • Refreshments ( tea, cafe, Nescafe, mineral water or ...)
  • Children under 4 years ol are free of charge

Cancelation rules

  • Up to one week before the day of the tour no cancelation fee
  • 7 to 3 days before the day of the tour 10 % cancelation fee
  • 3 to 1 day(s) before the day of the tour 30 % cancelation fee
  • 24 hours or no attendence in the tour 50 % cancelation fee
tour-duration 9 AM - 5 PM

Number of passengers

Price per person in USD ($)

Price per person in Euro (€)

1 person

2 – 3  persons

4 – 8  persons

9 – 12 persons

  

 book-now 

 

Isfahan City Tours

A lot to know about Isfahan, we will help you with our city tours: 

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City Tour Code: BCT 10

 Main Attractions:

         Naqsh-e-Jahan Square, A'ali Qapu Palace, Grand(Jameh) Mosque, Sheick lutfullah Mosque, Chehelsotun Garden Palace 

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vank-church-isfahan-iran

City Tour Code: BCT 11

 Main Attractions:

          Vank Armenian Cathedral, Isfahan Grand Mosque, Si-o-Se pol(bridges), Khaju bridges, Shaking Minarates, Fire Standing Mount

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"World Travel Iran" staff as one of the member of Behinburg Tour & travel Company Group aims to open an unveiled and real image of Iran to all interested travelers to Iran. In your trip to Iran we always promised from the very beginning of the time to offer a superior level of service.

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