Start of the new year in Iran Best time: Spring (March) special price:780 Euro
About Nowruz Nowruz is the name of the Iranian New Year. Nowruz is the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar of Iran. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 and it depend on where it is observed. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year and families gather together to see the rituals. Nowrouz has a great backgroud for thousands of years. Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants whic is enjoyed by people of several different faiths and beliefes, but it remains as holy day for Zoroastrians (Iranian old religien). It originated in Persia in one of the great capitals of the Achaemenid empire in Persis (Fars) is celebrated by the cultural region that came under Iranian influence. Nowadays not only Iranian people have Nowrouze but also is it celeberated by different countries like Caucasus, Afghanstan, and Central Asia.
Before the collapse of the Soviet dynasty. Iran was the only country that officially observed the ceremonies of Nowruz. When the Central Asian and Caucasus countries gained independence from the Soviets, they also declared Nowruz as a national holiday in their clander. The UN's General Assembly in 2010 recognized the Nowruz and describing it as a spring festival of Persian origin which has been celebrated for over 3,000 years. During the meeting of The Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage of the United nations, held between 28 September – 2 October 2009, Nowrūz was officially registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The festival of Nowruz is celebrated by many groups of people in the Middle East, Central and South Asia, but most particularly by Persians. It is called Naw-wradz or Nuway-kāl by the Pashtuns, Navroz by the subcontinent Zoroastrians, Nevruz in Turkic, Uyghurs who live in Northwestern China call it "Noruz", and it is calledSultan Nevruz by Albanian. The variety Nawroz is also an Eastern Persian word and is also used in the Persian speaking regions of Central Asia. In Pashto language it is pronounced as "Naw-Wraz" (New Day).
Nowruz is the most important holiday in Iran like other celebrations like Christmas. Preparations for Nowruz begin in last day of the month Esfand (or Espand), the last month of winter in the Persian solar calendar. Haji Firuz is the traditional herald of Nowruz like Santa Claus. He oversees celebrations for the new year perhaps as a remnant of the ancient Zoroastrian fire-keeper. His face is painted black (black is an ancient Persian symbol of good luck) and wears a red costume. Then he sings and dances through the streets with tambourines and trumpets spreading good cheer and heralds the coming of the New Year.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 1: Tehran:
Arrival in Tehran, meet and greet at the airport & transfer to hotel. (Program of the first day arrenged according to thr time of passengers arrival. Time of passengers arrival should be confirmed three month before arrival due to peak season).
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 2: Shiraz:
Full day city tour of Tehran in the morning includes visiting Golestan palace (UNESCO site), Grand bazaar of Tehran and also visit the People who are getting ready for the new year or Nowruz, then visit Iran national Museums, and Milad Tower. Transfer to Tehran airport and Flight to Shiraz. Transfer to Shiraz hotel. Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 3: Shiraz:
In the morning drive to Marvdasht (60km) to visit the great monuments of Iran: Persepolis, Naghsh-e-Rostam (Necropolis) & Passargad. ِDrive back to Shiraz. Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 4:.Shiraz:
A full day city tour of Shiraz includes visiting Nasir Almolk mosque (one of the most beautiful mosques of Iran), Vakil Bazaar, Vakil mosque,Vakil old bath, Karim Khan palace (Outside view), And in the afternoon visit of Quran gate and Khaju Kermani tomb (outside view). Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 5: Isfahan:
Drive to Isfahan (480km). Transfer to hotel. Walk in Chahr Bagh Street and also visit Sio-se Pol and Khaju historical bridges and enjoy your time there. Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 6: Isfahan:
Visit the great Monument of Isfahan, Naghshe Jahan sqaure (UNESCO site) which includes: Imam mosque, Sheykh Lotfolah mosque, Ali Qapu building, and beautiful bazzar of Qeysarieh. In the afternoon visit beautiful and touristic area of Jolfa and Vank Cathedral. Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 7: Kashan:
Drive to Abyaneh (180km). Visit the touristic and amazing village of Abyaneh. continue to Kashan (88km). Transfer to hotel. Visit Kashan bazzar. Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: Day 8: Tehran:
In the morning visit Fine garden, Tabtabai house, Broujerdi house, and Agha Bozorg mosque. Then drive to IKA airport hotel. Stay overnight.
Iran Nowruz tour: day9:
- Car and driver
- Transfer: IKA airport to Tehran hotel/Tehran hotel to Tehran airport/ Shiraz airport to Shiraz hotel
- English speaking tour guide
- Domestic flight: Tehran to Shiraz
- Insurance that cover 10,000 USD in case of accident or illness
- Visa code
- traditional gift
- enttance fee for 16 attractions
- 8 Nights accommodation in 3* hotel with breakfast