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Exploring Yazd, The City of Mud-Bricks (1 Day)

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Duration

1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Journey to the old city of Yazd, where we’ll look at incredible archaeological mud-bricks. The whole of the old city of Yazd is an attraction within which lie some beautiful examples of Persian art and architecture. The jewel in the crown of this wonderful city is undoubtedly the Masjed-e Jameh, but to understand its distinctive features. On this day tour, join our expert guide as they weave their passion and profession together, divulging the secrets they have come to learn in their studies and share often overlooked articles of interest about ancient city of Yazd. More

Journey to the old city of Yazd, where we’ll look at incredible archaeological mud-bricks.

The whole of the old city of Yazd is an attraction within which lie some beautiful examples of Persian art and architecture. The jewel in the crown of this wonderful city is undoubtedly the Masjed-e Jameh, but to understand its distinctive features.

On this day tour, join our expert guide as they weave their passion and profession together, divulging the secrets they have come to learn in their studies and share often overlooked articles of interest about ancient city of Yazd.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Amir Chakhmaq square.
  • Walk around the old city of Yazd.
  • Sunset rooftop in Yazd.
  • Visit the amazing Dowlat Abad garden.

Itinerary

Start the tour
Start the tour

First we will visit the Amir Chakhmaq Square, Here you’ll see a very impressive Hussainiya – a congregation hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies. With three tiers of recessed alcoves, all perfectly proportioned, its façade is one of the city’s most photographed landmarks. Then visit the Friday Mosque, built in 1324, where you can gaze upon the tallest minarets in the country.

Walk around the old city
Walk around the old city

One of the best experiences in Yazd is walk in old town.

Today, Yazd possesses a large number of excellent examples of traditional desert architecture with a range of houses from modest ones to very large and highly decorated properties. In addition to the main mosque and bazaar which are in a very good state, each district of the historic city still has all its specific features such as water cisterns, hammams, tekiehs, mosques, mausoleums, etc. In the city, there are still many streets and alleys which have kept their original pattern, having also many sabats, i.e. partially or entirely covered alleys, and series of arches crossing them for protection from the sun. The skyline of the city punctuated with wind catchers, minarets and domes of the monuments and mosques offer an outstanding panorama visible from far away, from inside and outside the historic city.

Lunch at a city restaurant
Lunch at a city restaurant

Today you’ll enjoy lunch during your Yazd day tour at a local restaurant we’ve selected for its delicious Persian cuisine and friendly ambience. The Iranian people are gregarious by nature and some of your fellow diners, once they hear you speaking English, may ask where you’re from!

Day tour and sightseeing
Day tour and sightseeing

At Zendan-e Eskandar, you’ll find an ancient domed structure with a deep, circular brick-lined pit that resembles a dungeon. According to legend, the complex was built by Alexander the Great to hold prisoners during his conquest of Persia. Others believe it was constructed by the Persians to hold Alexander himself.

Among the many other historic sites to be seen in Yazd are beautiful old homes and the Dowlat Abad Garden. Standing by the garden’s long reflecting pool, you’ll be shaded by ancient cypress trees. Ahead of you is an 18th-century hexagonal pavilion with a beautiful stained glass window and a graceful wind tower – the tallest in Iran. All around are flowering fruit trees and other ornamental plants and trees.

At the end of our Yazd day tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Yazd OR city centre.


Included/Excluded

  • English speaking tour guide during the sightseeing
  • 02 mineral water bottles per person
  • Entry tickets
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Food

Further Information

Starting time: 9.00 AM

Start and ending point: Your hotel in Yazd city center


Essential Supplies

Walking shoes, light backpacks, hats and sunglasses, Weather-appropriate, ID card, personal belongings and essential medicines.


Terms & Conditions

For your SURFIRAN day tours, you will be placed in a small group of a maximum of 10 people.

Dress standard: Both men and women should avoid wearing shorts; women must wear long-sleeved shirts (no t-shirts or tank tops/singlets!).

Please get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number.

Local contact

Office phone number: +98 910 928 3853

Email address: [email protected]

Tour's Location

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FAQs

How to book this tour?
You can book our tour offers right from the website and reserve them there. If you wish a tailor-made tour, you can send us an email and we will be happy to create an itinerary for you.

Payments may be made Online or in cash on delivery to our tour guide rather than in advance.
How many people are typically on your tours?
Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we’re small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you’ll be part of an intimate group of les 10 people, though our group sizes are on average 6 people.
What type of ground transportation is used?
The type of transport used depends on your trip style. Find out more or see your inclusions of the trip for the specific type of transportation used on your journey.
Who will be my group leader?
While we can’t tell you who your leader is prior to departure, we can tell you they will be awesome. Our leaders are experts in their regions, some because they’ve been travelling there for years, others because they’re local to the region and can’t wait to show you around. On longer journeys you may change leaders part way through – but this just means double the awesomeness.
Are there age restrictions on your trips?
For the majority of our trips the minimum age is 15. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. Our Overland Adventures have a minimum age of 18. Younger children can join us on our Family trips and Short Break Adventures, but check each trip for its minimum age, which is located on the trip’s overview page on the website. Most of our trips don’t have a maximum age limit, but a Self-Assessment Form is required for all passengers 70 years and over.
If I cancel the tour, do you offer a refund?
Yes, we refund you based on our Cancellation Policy. The amount of the refund depends on when you cancel the tour. If you want to make sure to get your money back, we offer a Cancellation Insurance for all tours. If it has not been offered to you, please contact us!
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