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Shiraz City Tour | BCT 9

It's easier with our city tours in Shiraz. 

Places to Visit: 

An excursion city tour to Firuzabad including: Doughter Castel (Qal-e Dokhtar), Sassanid Palace, Gor Sassanid City 

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Doughter Castle (Qal-e Dokhtar)

Dezh Dokhtar, is a castle made by Ardashir I, in present day Kerman, Iran, in 209 AD. It is located on a mountain slope near the Firouzabad-Kerman road. The name of the castle implies it was dedicated to the Goddess Anahita, to whom the term "Maiden" refers. After capturing Isfahan and Kerman from the Parthians, Ardashir (re)built the city of Gur near the castle in Pirouzabad, making it his capital.

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Sassanid Palace

The Sassanid Palace at Sarvestan is a Sassanid-era building in the Iranian province of Sarvestan, some 90 km southeast from the city of Shiraz. The palace was built in the 5th century AD, and was either a gubernatorial residence or a Zoroastrian fire temple. The Sarvestan Palace was built by the Sasanian king Bahramgur, and dominates an immense, empty plain.

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Gor Sassanid City 

Ardashir's new city was known as Khor Ardashīr, Ardashīr Khurah and Shāhr-ī Gōr. It had a circular plan so precise in measurement that the Persian historian Ibn Balkhi wrote it to be "devised using a compass". It was protected by a trench 50 meters in width, and was 2 kilometers in diameter. The city had four gates; to the north was the Hormozd Gate, to the south the Ardashir Gate, to the east the Mithra Gate and to the west the Wahram Gate. The royal capital's compounds were constructed at the center of a circle 450 m in radius. At the center point of the city was a Zoroastrian fire temple 30 m high and spiral in design.

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Nomads

Qashqai are a conglomeration of clans of different ethnic origins, including, Arab, Kurdish Lori and mostly Turkic. They mainly live in the Iranian provinces of Fars, Khuzestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Bushehr and southern Isfahan, especially around the city of Shiraz and Firuzabad in Fars. After assimilation politics since Pahlavi, almost all of them are bilingual, speaking the Qashqai language - which is a member of the Turkic family of languages and which they call Turki - as well as (in formal use) the Persian language. Majority of Qashqai people were originally nomadic pastoralists and some remain so today. The traditional nomadic Qashqai traveled with their flocks each year from the summer highland pastures north of Shiraz roughly 480 km or 300 miles south to the winter pastures on lower (and warmer) lands near the Persian Gulf, to the southwest of Shiraz. The majority, however, have now become partially or wholly sedentary. The trend towards settlement has been increasing markedly since the 1960s.

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  • 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 ol 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

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Shiraz City Tour | BCT 8

It's easier with our city tours in Shiraz. 

Places to Visit: 

An excursion city tour to Kazeron including: Bishapour Sassanid City, Chogan Valley and ...

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Bishapour Sassanid City

Bishapur was an ancient city in Iran on the ancient road between Persisand Elam. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Estakhr (very close to Persepolis) and Ctesiphon. It is located south of modern Faliyan in the Kazerun County of Pars Province, Iran. Bishapur was built near a river crossing and at the same site there is also a fort with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with six Sassanid rock reliefs. The name Bishapur derives from Bay-Šāpūr, which means Lord Shapur.The city remained important until the Arabian invasions and the rise of Islam in the second quarter of the 7th century. There were still people living there in the 10th century.

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Chogan Valley

The ruins of Shapour exists in the Chogan Valley, a few kilometers away from Kazeroon. In the Chogan Valley, on the precipice of the mountain and on both sides of a river, many carvings can be distinguished: Two men on their horses standing face to face and a third person bending on his knees stretching his hands as though begging for forgiveness.

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Shapour Cave

Shapour cave is located in the Zagros Mountains, in southern Iran, about 6 km from the ancient city of Bishapur. This cave is near Kazerun in Chogan valley, which was the site of polo/chogan in the Sasanian period. In the cave, on the fourth of five terraces, stands the colossal statue of Shapur I, the second ruler of the Sasanid Empire. The statue was carved from one stalagmite.

 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 ol 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

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Shiraz City Tour | BCT 6

It's easier with our city tours in Shiraz. 

Places to Visit:

 Zandiyeh Complex including: Karimkhan Citadel (Arg-e-Karimkhan), Pars Museum, Vakil Public Bath, Vakil Mosque, Vakil Bazaar, Saray-e-Moshir, Khan Religous School and Nasir-al-Molk (pink) Mosque

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Karimkhan Citadel (Arg-e-Karimkhan)

The Arg of Karim Khan is a citadel located in the north-east of Shiraz, southern Iran. It was built as part of a complex during the Zand dynasty and is named after Karim Khan, and served as his living quarters. In shape it resembles a medieval fortress.At times, the citadel was used as a prison. Today, it is a museum operated by Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization. Arg-e-Karim Khan was built in 1180 AH (1766-7). Karim Khan invited the best architects and artists of the time and bought the best materials from other cities and abroad for the construction of the citadel of Karim Khan, which was quickly constructed. During the Zand dynasty it was used by the king as living quarters. During the Qajar period it was used as the governor's seat.Prince Abdolhosein Mirza Farmanfarma, governor of Fars Province, ordered the miniatures in the citadel to be renovated.After the fall of the Qajar Dynasty it was converted into a prison and the paintings were plastered over. In 1971 it was given to Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization. The renovation of the citadel started in 1977.

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Pars Museum

The Pars Museum is a museum in Shiraz, Fars Province, southern Iran and is located in Nazar Garden.The octagonal building was the place in which royal guests were hosted during the Zand dynasty of Iran. It was also used for holding official ceremonies.It is also the burial place of Karim Khan Zand. This museum is in Nazar Garden. The old Nazar Garden was one of the largest gardens of Shiraz during the Safavid rule (1501–1722). During Zand dynasty (1750–1794) Karim Khan built an octagon structure which was called Kolah Farangi. It was used to receive and entertain foreign guests and ambassadors and hold official ceremonies.

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Vakil Bath

Vakil Bath is an old public bath in Shiraz, Iran. It was a part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand's reign, which includes Arg of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and many administrative buildings.

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Vakil Mosque

The Vakil Mosque is a mosque in Shiraz, southern Iran, situated to the west of the Vakil Bazaar next to its entrance. This mosque was built between 1751 and 1773, during the Zand period; however, it was restored in the 19th century during the Qajar period. Vakil means regent, which was the title used by Karim Khan, the founder of Zand Dynasty. Shiraz was the seat of Karim Khan’s government and he endowed many buildings, including this mosque. Vakil Mosque covers an area of 8,660 square meters. It has only two iwans instead of the usual four, on the northern and southern sides of a large open court. The iwans and court are decorated with typical Shirazi haft rangi tiles, a characteristic feature of the art and industry of Shiraz during the latter half of the 18th century. Its night prayer hall (Shabestan), with an area of approximately 2,700 square meters, contains 48 monolithic pillars carved in spirals, each with a capital of acanthus leaves. The minbar in this hall is cut from a solid piece of green marble with a flight of 14 steps and is considered to be one of the master pieces of the Zand period. The exuberant floral decorative tiles largely date from the Qajar period.

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Vakil Bazaar & Saray-e-Moshir

Vakil Bazaar is the main bazaar of Shiraz, Iran, located in the historical center of the city.It is thought that the market originally was established by the Buwayhids in the 11th century AD, and was completed mainly by the Atabaks of Fars, and only was renamed after Karim Khan Zand in the 18th century.The Bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.Like other middle eastern Bazaars there are a few numbers of mosques and Imamzadehs constructed adjacent or behind the Bazaar.

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Khan Religious School (Madrassa-Khan)

This historical monument is situated in Shiraz city. This building was constructed by Allah Verdi Khan and his son in the Shah Abbas period. This place, which used to be a theological school, has been restored several times.

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Nasirolmolk (Pink) Mosque

The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque or Pink Mosque is a traditional mosque in Shiraz,Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place (near the famous Shah Cheragh mosque). The mosque was built during the Qājār era, and is still in use under protection by Nasir al Mulk's Endowment Foundation. It was built by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, in 1876 and was finished in 1888. The designers were Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi.The mosque extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and it displays other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five con-caves) in its design. It is also named in popular culture as Pink Mosque due to the usage of beautiful pink color tiles for its interior design.

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  • Hotel pick up and drop off
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  • 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

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

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Shiraz City Tour | BCT 7

Places to Visit:

Persepolis, Necropolis (Naqsh-e-Rostam), Naqsh-e-Rajab and Pasargadae

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Persepolis

Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh) literal meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC. It exemplifies the Achaemenid style of architecture. UNESCO declared the citadel of Persepolis a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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Necropolis (Naqsh-e-Rostam)

Naqsh-e Rustam is an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars Province, Iran. It lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab.
The oldest relief at Naqsh-i Rustam dates to c. 1000 BC. It depicts a faint image of a man with unusual head-gear and is thought to be Elamite in origin. The depiction is part of a larger mural, most of which was removed at the command of Bahram II. The man with the unusual cap gives the site its name, Naqsh-e Rostam, "Rostam Inscription", because the relief was locally believed to be a depiction of the mythical hero Rostam.

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Naqsh-e-Rajab

Naqsh-e Rajab is the site of four limestone rock-face inscriptions and bas-reliefs that date to the early Sassanid era. One of the carvings is the investiture inscription of Ardeshir I (r. 226 - 241), the founder of the dynasty. The second investiture inscription is Ardeshir's successor, Shapur I (r. 241 - 272). A third bas-relief, known as 'Shapur's Parade' celebrates the king's military victory in 244 over the Roman emperor Valerian and Philip the Arab. A fourth bas-relief and inscription is attributed to Kartir, high priest under Shapur I and his sons Hormizd I (r. 272 - 273) and Bahram I (r. 273 – 276).

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Pasargadae

Pasargadae (Persian: Pāsārgād, from Ancient Greek: Πασαργάδαι), the capital of Cyrus the Great (559–530 BC) and also his last resting place, was a city in ancient Persia (modern-day Iran), located near the city of Shiraz (in Pasargad County) and is today an archaeological site and one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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  • 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 ol 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

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4 – 8  persons

9 – 12 persons

  

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Shiraz City Tour | BCT 5

It's easier with our city tours in Shiraz. 
 Places to Visit: 

Qur'an Gate, Khajo-e-Kermani Tomb, Eram Garden, Narenjestan Garden Palace, Hafez and Sa'adi Mausoleums

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Qur'an Gate

The Gate was first built during the reign of 'Adud ad-Dawla. By the time of the Zand dynasty, it had sustained a lot of damage, so it was restored and a small room on top was added, in which were kept hand-written Qur’āns by Sultan Ibrahim Bin Shahrukh Gurekani. The two Qur’āns are known as Hifdah-Man. Travelers passing underneath the gates were believed to receive the blessing of the Holy Book as they began their trip or journey from Shiraz.
During the Qajar dynasty, the gate was damaged by multiple earthquakes; it was later restored by Mohammad Zaki Khan Nouri. In 1937 the two Qur’āns were taken from the gate and were taken to the Pars Museum in Shiraz, where they remain today. In 1949 the arch of the gate was restored by Hosein Igar, a merchant also known as E'temad Al-Tejar.
Today the gates are part of a city park where Shirazis relax and picnic during their leisure hours.

 

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Khaju Kermani

He was born in Kerman, Iran in 24 December 1290. His nickname Khwaju is a diminutive of the Persian word Khwaja which he uses as his poetic penname. This title points to descent from a family of hish social status. The nisba (name title) Morshedi indicates his associate with the Persian Sufi master Shaykh Abu Eshaq Kazeruni, the founder of the Morshediyya order. He died around 1349 in Shiraz, Iran, and his tomb in Shiraz is a popular tourist attraction today. When he was young, he visited Egypt, Syria, Jerusalem and Iraq. He also performed the Hajj in Mecca. One purpose of his travel is said to have been education and meeting with scholars of other lands. He composed one his best known work Homāy o Homāyun in Baghdad. Returning to Iranian lands in 1335, he strove to find a position as a court poet by dedicating poems to the rulers of his time, such as the Il-Khanid rulers Abu Saʿid Bahādor Khan and Arpa Khan, the Mozaffarid Mubariz al-Din Muhammad, and Abu Esshaq of the Inju dynasty.

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Eram Garden 

Both the Qavam House pavilion and the garden were built during the middle of nineteenth century by the Ilkhanate or a paramount chief of the Qashqai tribes of Pars. The original layout of the garden however, with its quadripartite Persian Paradise garden structure was most likely laid in eighteenth century by the Seljuqs, and was then referred to as the "Bāgh-e Shāh" ("the king's garden" in Persian) and was much less complicated or ornamental.[1] Cornelius de Bruyn, a traveller from the Netherlands, wrote a description of the gardens in the eighteenth century.

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Narenjestan Garden Palace

Narenjestan or Qavam Garden of Shiraz dates back to Qajar era and is located on the eastern side of the end of Lotfali Khan Zand Avenue. Due to abundance of sour orange  trees it is called Narenjestan. Narenjestan building has been a place where ordinary people went for administrative purposes and public meetings as well as meetings among Qajar dignitaries and nobles were held there.

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Hafez Mausoleum

The Tomb of Hafez and its associated memorial hall, the Hāfezieh, are two memorial structures erected in the northern edge of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The open pavilion structures are situated in the Musalla Gardens on the north bank of a seasonal river and house the marble tomb of Hafez. The present buildings, built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard, are at the site of previous structures, the most well-known of which was built in 1773. The tomb, its gardens, and the surrounding memorials to other great figures are a focus of tourism in Shiraz.

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Sa'adi Mausoleum

The mausoleum of Saadi, known also as the tomb of Sa’dy or Sadiyeh, is one of the major tourist attractions of Shiraz. Huge number of Iranians and non-Iranians pay a visit to this burial place and show their respect to Saadi and interest in his works, prose and poems. This Iranian poet is a globally known scholar whose words have touched many hearts across the world and wakened up many minds to take new steps in their lives to reach higher levels of humanity. The ambiance of this location is much more attractive than its architecture although it has got interesting character by itself.

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  • 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

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