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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.

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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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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