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Itinerary North West

تبریز- بازار.JPGAzerbaijan – Tabriz
Departure from Azerbajjan and arrival in Tabriz, meet & assist services, transfer to hotel, overnight Tabriz.

 

كندوان.jpgTabriz  - Kandovan
Half day city tour of Tabriz                                                                            
Tabriz is the most populated city in the northwest of Iran,[3]one of the historical capitals of Iran, and the present capital of East Azerbaijan Province.  A visit to the Arg-e Alisha, The Blu mosque del XIII sec, The El-Goli Garden, There is also a building in the middle of the lake which was used as royal summer palace during the Qajar dynasty. Lunch in Tabriz, afternoon drive to Kandovan and visit the city. Overnight Kandovan.

تخت سلیمان،تکاب،کرمانشاه.jpgKandovan – Maraghe – Takht-e-Soleyman – Takab
Drive to Takab, the sightseeing in Maragheh, On a hill west of the town are the remains of the famous Maragheh observatory called Rasad Khaneh, constructed under the direction theIlkhanid king, Hülagü Khan for Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. After lunch in Maragheh, drive to Takab for visit the Takht-e-Soleyman, also known as Shiz or Azar Goshnasp,[1] literally "the Fire of the Warrior Kings is an archaeological site in West Azarbaijan. The originally fortified site, which is located on a volcano crater rim, was recognized as a World Heritage Site in July 2003. The citadel includes the remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple built during the Sassanid period and partially rebuilt during the Ilkhanidperiod. This site got this Semitic name after the Arab conquest. This temple housed one of the three "Great Fires" or "Royal Fires" that Sassanid rulers humbled themselves before in order to ascend the throne. Overnight in Takab.
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Takab – Zanjan  – Hamedan

En route to Hamedan, stop for sightseeing in Zanjan including Soltaniyeh Dome, The structure, erected from 1302 to 1312 AD, has the oldest double-shell dome in Iran.  Its importance in the Muslim world may be compared to that of Brunelleschi's cupola for Christian architecture. It is one of the largest brick domes in the world, just at the theoretical engineering limit for a brick dome and the third largest dome in the world after the domes of Florence Cathedral and Hagia Sophia. After lunch drive to Hamedan. Overnight Hamedan.

کرمانشاه.jpgHamedan – Bisotun – Kermanshah – Sanandaj

Drive to Sanandaj, stop for sightseeing in Bisotun, The town is at the foot of Bisotun mountain, the flank of which is the location of an important historical site. The imperial road from Ekbatana to Babylon passed at the foot of the mountain. On the rocky slopes king Darius I left the Behistun Inscription. From theSeleucid epoch there is a Herakles statue. And  Tagh-e-Bostan in Kermanshah, is a site with a series of large rock relief from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, the Iranian dynasty which ruled western Asia from 226 to 650 AD. This example of Sassanid art is located 5 km from the city center of Kermanshah in western Iran. Lunch in Kermanshah. Overnight Sanandaj.
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Sanandaj – Urumieh

Drive to Urumieh, lunch on the way. Afternoon arrival in Urumieh. Overnight Urumieh.

 

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Urumieh – Jolfa – Tabriz – Azerbaijan
En route to Tabriz, stop for sightseeing in Jolfa including Saint Stepanos Monastery,  is an Armenian monastery about 15 km northwest of Jolfa city, East Azarbaijan Provincenorthwest Iran. It is situated in a deep canyon along the Arax river on the Iranian side of the border between Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Iran. It was built in the 9th century and rebuilt in the Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it. Lunch in Jolfa. Overnight Tabriz.