Journey to the Shiraz, the City of Roses and Nightingales.
Shiraz is city of poets, love and everlasting flowers. Shiraz is also the former capital of Iran, during the Zand dynasty’s era (1747-79), and also the celebrated birthplace of the great Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi. It is also been said to be the origin of one of the best wines in the world called Syrah.
Many foreign visitors are surprised that the city itself has so few surviving historical monuments when there are such archaeological treasures in the neighbouring countryside, but earthquakes over the centuries have taken a heavy toll. During our Shiraz day tour you’ll see some of the most important sites with a Shirazi local with a wide knowledge about Shiraz city.Less
We will start Shiraz day tour of Shiraz. At first, you will visit by visiting Karim Khan Citadel. Built during the Zand Dynasty. Then you’ll have time to explore and shop in the bustling Vakil Bazaar, home to hundreds of stores, beautiful courtyards, and even an ancient caravanserai.
Next up your Shiraz day tour is to visit Nasir-al-Mulk Mosque (Pink Mosque) few steps far from Vakil Bazaar. It built by the order from one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, Mirza Hasan ‘Ali Nasir-al-Mulk, it took 12 years to complete in 1888. Its interior reveals a magnificent masterpiece of design with stunning colours. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colourful ball is hit by the first sun ray and explodes to thousands of butterflies all around.
Today you’ll enjoy lunch during your Shiraz 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!
Also, we will visit Holy Shrine of Shah-e-Cheragh, during Shiraz day tour. Shah-e-Cheragh is the most important place of pilgrimage within the city of Shiraz. The tombs became celebrated pilgrimage centres in the 14th century when Queen Tashi Khatun erected a mosque and theological school in the vicinity. Ahmad (Shah-e-Cheragh) came to Shiraz at the beginning of the third Islamic century (approximately 900 AD) and died there. During the rule of Atabeg Abū Sa’id Zangi (1130s AD) of the Zengid dynasty, the chief minister to the monarch by the name of Amir-Muqarrab-al-din Badr-al-din built the tomb chamber, the dome, as well as a collonaded porch.
End your Shiraz day tour on a tranquil note in the lovely garden tomb of Hafez, one of our most outstanding poets to feel the taste of Persian Literature. Hafez is one of the great poets who impressed everyone with his mastery.
At the end of our Yazd day tour, we will drop you off at your hotel in Shiraz OR city centre.
Starting time: 9.00 AM
Start and ending point: Your hotel in Shiraz city center
Walking shoes, light backpacks, hats and sunglasses, Weather-appropriate, ID card, personal belongings and essential medicines.
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!).
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