German tourists take on a luxury tour in Iran

September 14, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The transport hub of Mashhad International Airport welcomed German tourists who began their tour flying with White Airways, the Portuguese charter airline, to Iran on Sunday.

Thirty four German travelers tour different cities of Iran during four days, the tour guide Ali Sima told the Persian service of ISNA.

The airplane travelled Mashhad from Uzbekistan’s Samarkand and their next destination will be Isfahan.

“They will sojourn in Isfahan for two days and will visit historical sites of the city,” Sima added.

Shiraz will be the final leg of the tour. They will visit Persepolis and the Safavid-era Delgosha Garden of the city.

Here you can find itineraries of the tourists during their luxurious trip to Iran:

--------- Mashhad: Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS)

According to, the marvelous buildings and structures in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) comprises one of the oldest and most beautiful religious and historical monuments in the world.
The grand complex of the holy shrine is round in structure which includes nine courtyards (Sahn), twenty-six porches (Riwaq), and the Gowhar shad Mosque, Razavi University of Islamic Sciences, Islamic Research Foundation, Museums, the Central Library Complex, Offices, Hospital, Inn and the buildings for performing ablutions. The present surface area of the holy shrine is 267079 sq. meters.

Imam Reza (AS) (c.765 –818) is descendant of Prophet Muhammad (S) and the eighth Shia Imam.

He lived in a period when Abbasid caliphs were facing numerous difficulties the most important of which was Shia revolts.

He was martyred by the Caliph Al-Ma’mun and was buried in a village in Khorasan where afterwards gained its new name, Mashhad, the place of martyrdom.

------------ Isfahan: Iran’s hidden jewel

According the website of Isfahan Municipality, the city is one of the most spectacular cities of Iran from the view point of tourist attractions. There are magnificent monuments, which belong to different periods, fantastic tile- works, the outstanding architecture and ornamentations of the mosques and glorious palaces, the unique Naghsh-e- Jahan Square, old colorful houses, fascinating bazaars, minarets, beautiful natural attractions of the Zayandeh Rood river, pigeon towers, wonderful old bridges and tourist minded people.

Imam Square (Meidan Naqsh-e Jahan), Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque,Jame Mosque of Isfahan, Khajou Bridge, Siosepol Bridge, Chehel Sotoun, Ali Qapu Palace,Hasht Behesht Palace, Sofeh Mountain, Bedkhem Church, Joui Bridge (Choobi Bridge), Chahar Bagh Theological School, Birds Garden and Monare Jonban (Shaking Minarates) are amongst the sightseeings fascinate tourists in Isfahan.

------------ Shiraz: Persepolis and Delgosha Garden

According to UNESCO, Persepolis, founded by Darius I in 518 B.C., was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire. It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the king of kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. The importance and quality of the monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.

It was built on an immense half-artificial, half-natural terrace, where the King of Kings created an impressive palace complex inspired by Mesopotamian models. Before any of the buildings could be erected, considerable work had to be done: this mainly involved cutting into an irregular and rocky mountainside in order to shape and raise the large platform and to fill the gaps and depressions with rubble.

The terrace of Persepolis, with its double flight of access stairs, its walls covered by sculpted friezes at various levels, contingent Assyrianesque propylaea, the gigantic winged bulls, and the remains of large halls, is a grandiose architectural creation.

Persepolis was the example par excellence of the dynastic city, the symbol of the Achaemenid dynasty, which is why it was burned by the Greeks of Alexander the Great in 330. According to Plutarch, they carried away its treasures on 20,000 mules and 5,000 camels. What remains today, dominating the city, is the immense stone terrace (530 m by 330 m), half natural, half artificial, backed against the mountains.

Delgosha Garden is one of the historical gardens in Shiraz, Iran near Tomb of 13th century poet Sa’di and it belongs to the pre-Islamic era of the Sasanid Empire.

In Safavid dynasty, Delgosha Garden was one of most famous gardens in Shiraz. The main building which has three stories with two entrances in two sides and a porch in the middle floor with a view of pool is a sign of glorious days. The Sa’di’s Tomb Canal is passing through this garden.

PHOTO: Delgosha Garden is a Sasanid-era place the in Shiraz, near tomb of Persian poet Sa’di (Photo: Hooman Baradaran)