Arrival to Tabriz by Turkish Airline/Ata Airline. Meet and greet, transfer to hotel. After getting some rest, our tour starts from the spectacular Bazaar of Tabriz; it is the largest covered bazaar in the World (UNESCO Site). It consists of several sub-bazaars, such as Mozzafarieh in which you can find the most beautiful and luxurious carpets in Iran. Then, we would visit the oldest church of Tabriz named Saint Mary Church was built in the 6th century AH which Marco polo referred to this church on his way to China. Then we will visit some of the existing historical monuments including the Blue Mosque, Azerbaijan Museum. O/N Tabriz
We’ll drive toward Volcanic Kandovan Village. This village exemplifies man-made cliff dwellings which are still inhabited. See the inside of a cave house, watch the locals' life, visit organic market and have a cup of tea in this peaceful village. Then we would drive to Jolfa to see St. Stepanus church (UNESCO Site), a beautiful Armenian church in a valley near the river Aras. Its oldest parts date back to the 14th century with the main building having been rebuilt in the late 16th. O/N Jolfa
After breakfast we will drive to Maku. En route we would visit the chapel of DzorDzor which is one of the UNESCO registered Armenian Monastery. The monastery had its heyday in the fourteenth century before being abandoned. Then we would discover Saint Thaddeus Monastery (UNESCO Site) which is the most important Church for Armenian people in Iran. Qara Kelisa, also known as the St. Thaddeus Church, is one of the oldest and most notable surviving Christian monuments of Iran that carries great significance for the country's Armenian Orthodox community. We would drive toward Urmia. The last Church for today is Saint Mary Church. It is considered by some historians to be the second oldest church in Christendom after the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the West Bank. O/N Urmia
After breakfast we will drive toward Tabriz to have flight toward Tehran, the capital. En route we would discover the Urmia Salt Lake which is drying. Transfer to hotel. Take a short rest. We would explore the UNESCO Site of Golestan Palace, National Museum which is the most important museum of Iran. In the evening we would walk on the famous Nature Bridge. O/N Tehran
After breakfast we will visit Holy Mother of God (Saint Mary) Church. You can explore the Armenian Museum in this site too. Then we drive toward Airport to have a flight to Isfahan. En route we would visit the old symbol of Iran, Azadi Tower. Transfer to hotel. After a short rest we would have city tour by visiting the second biggest square of world, Naghshe Jahan (UNESCO site) and its beside sites; Royal Mosque (UNESCO Site), Lotfullah mosque, and Ali Qapu. If we have enough time we can explore Bazaar next the square too. After dinner we would walk on the most famous bridge of city named Siosepol. O/N Isfahan
After breakfast we will drive to Jolfa district and visit the most beautiful church in Iran, Vank Cathedral. The cathedral was established in 1606, dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas. Then we would drive toward Shiraz, which it would take about 5 hours. En route we explore Pasargadae (UNESCO Site). It was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus the Great who had issued its construction (559–530 BC); it was also the location of his tomb. Check in hotel. Have rest. If we had enough time we discover Hafez Tomb and Saadi Tomb, the two most famous poets. O/N Shiraz
After breakfast we will drive to Persepolis. It was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC). Archaeological evidence shows that the earliest remains of Persepolis date back to 515 BC. Then we would explore Naghshe Rostam Necropolis. Drive back to Shiraz and visit Zand Complex (Citadel – Bathhouse – Bazaar – Mosque). If we have enough time, we would visit Eram Garden too. At night, drive to airport and have flight to home.