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Shiraz ancient city of Love and Literature and the origin of first samples of Persian gardens is the unique example of hospitality. Shiraz used to be the capital city of Iran During Safarian, Buyids, and Zandieh dynasties.
Cyrus II, known as Cyrus the Great, was the founder of Achaemenid dynasty. His maternal grandfather was Astyages, the last king of the Medes, and his paternal grandfather was Achaemenes, the first founder of hereditary rule among the Persians. Cyrus presented a new empire based on morality, justice, and decency to the world. Unlike the previous emperors, he treated the defeated with compassion, enemies with tolerance, and those with opposing beliefs and customs with liberality. His statement in Babylon, written on a clay cylinder, is the first draft of the Declaration of Human Rights.
Today it is the place to smell the beautiful Shiraz roses and to buy the perfume and rose-water. Shiraz is also a place to walk in the gardens, see the Azadi Park Ferris Wheel and roundabouts occasionally crowded with excited schoolboys or to inspect the carpets in the bazaar. population of Shiraz is about 1.5 million.
This city tour include visiting of:
We’ll meet at 08:30 a.m. at your hotel in Shiraz for a “Welcome to Shiraz” meeting. Then we’ll start city tour with visiting Nasir-ol-molk/Nasir al-Mulk Mosque/Masjed-e Nasir Al Molk, This mosque is magnificent and one of the most beautiful mosques in Shiraz and well known as the pink mosque in Shiraz. After that Narenjestan-e Ghavam (Qavam House) will be visited, Narenjestan or Qavam Garden of Shiraz dates back to Qajar era, Qavam House(also widely called “Narenjestan-e Ghavam”) is a traditional and historical house in Shiraz, Iran. we’ll continue to visit Ali Ibn Hamza Mausoleum/Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine that is is beautiful from the courtyard garden with its fountain to the shrine itself. with mirror tiles covering the entire wall and domed ceiling. Ali Ibn Hamza Mausoleum/Ali Ibn Hamzeh Holy Shrine was Built in the 19th century over the tomb of Emir Ali, a nephew of Shah Cheragh who also died here while en route to Khorasan to help Imam Reza, this place is some thing different from other places you visited during tour, in this place you can see Muslim people who come and pray in this place and you place full of mirror working,…
Last place before lunch time is Mausoleum of Hafez/Tomb of Hafez, The beautiful tomb of Persian poet, Hafez in Iran, Shiraz who lauded the joys of love and wine. The dome over Hafez’s grave is well lit at night, providing an attractive focal point.
After visiting Mausoleum of Hafez/Tomb of Hafez, we have time for lunch in one of Iranian restaurant.
We’ll continue city tour by Quran Gate (Darvazeh-e Quran) & Khwaju Kermani Tomb, these two places located near each other.
One of the oldest gates of Iran which has still remained is Quran Gate, Quran Gate (or Darvazeh Ghor-an), the ancient gated entrance to Shiraz from north. Karim Khan added a room at the top of the gateway to house a holy Quran.
After that we continue to visit last place in this SHIRAZ city tour, Eram Garden (Baq e Eram).
Eram Garden is among the most beautiful Persian gardens. It is such a unique and gorgeous garden that is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The historical and beautiful Eram Garden has a palace with an outstanding mirror hall, a huge Iwan and it is surrounded by numerous plants and trees.
At the end of SHIRAZ City tour, we will drop you off at your hotel OR city center (Whichever is convenient to you).
Airport transfers are not included for city tours.