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Isfahan Day Tour – The Glory Of Isfahan! (1 Day)

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Duration

1 day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

In this tour, you will explore the Naghsh’e Jahan Square. It is an important historical site and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The entrance to the Grand Bazaar and the Imam Mosque are opposite one another on the short ends while the Ali Qapu Palace and the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque face one another on the longer sides. This square is from the period of Shah Abbas I. The perimeter of the square forms a rectangle with two long sides and two short ends. It has a length of 500 meters from north to south with its width being approximately 165 meters. It is completely surrounded by decorated arcades and a bazaar, with the center of each side marked by a monumental building. More

In this tour, you will explore the Naghsh’e Jahan Square. It is an important historical site and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The square is surrounded by buildings from the Safavid era. The entrance to the Grand Bazaar and the Imam Mosque are opposite one another on the short ends while the Ali Qapu Palace and the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque face one another on the longer sides.

This square is from the period of Shah Abbas I. The perimeter of the square forms a rectangle with two long sides and two short ends. It has a length of 500 meters from north to south with its width being approximately 165 meters. It is completely surrounded by decorated arcades and a bazaar, with the center of each side marked by a monumental building.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Naghsh’e Jahan Square square.
  • Visiting the Grand Bazaar and the Imam Mosque.
  • Hear the story of the Safavid King Shah Abbas.
  • Explore the Ali-Qapu palace located in Naqshe Jahan square.

Itinerary

Start the tour
Start the tour

We start Isfahan day tour by visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Simple at first glance but wondrous in its rich detail and bold design, the Masjed-e Jamé is a masterpiece of Iranian architecture, covering nearly 5 acres in the heart of this historic city.

Chehel Sotoun
Chehel Sotoun

Next up is Chehel Sotoun Palace. Set in a landscaped and forested park in front of a tranquil reflecting pool, this graceful pavilion was built by Shah Abbas II for entertainment and court receptions. Entering through a portico with twenty slender wooden columns, you’ll discover soaring halls embellished with frescoes, paintings and mosaics; the Hall of Mirrors is especially breathtaking!

Lunch at a city restaurant
Lunch at a city restaurant

Today you’ll enjoy lunch during your Isfahan 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

This afternoon, your exploration Isfahan day tour continues in Naqsh-e Jahan Square. This 17th-century site is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Here in the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognised by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets.

Here in the square, you’ll visit the 17th-century Shah Mosque, revered as a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and easily recognised by its magnificent tile-work and soaring cupola and minarets. In the Ali Qapu Palace, you’ll marvel at its beautiful music rooms and the balconies where Safavid kings would sit to enjoy the polo matches unfolding in the square below. You’ll continue your day exploring by the Qeisarieh Bazaar that surrounds Imam Square. With hundreds of local vendors that specialise in traditional arts and crafts, it’s a wonderful place to shop for pottery, enamel, jewellery and delicately inlaid board games.

Amazing Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
Amazing Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Then we head to visit Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque that is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran. Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. This is one of the oldest congregational mosques in the country, and its construction and embellishment over the past twelve centuries illustrate a number of important periods in Islamic architecture.


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: Aali Qapu Palace

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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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