One day with Persian culture
After breakfast, we start the city tour. Shiraz is famous for many things. Once you enter the city, you can feel the friendliness and hospitality among locals. In Shiraz, city of secrets, you won’t have trouble finding things to do. Whether you are a history buff or into culture and
nature, you won’t be disappointed. You can wander its streets, stroll in gardens, admire elaborate architectural relics and more over delve into the astonishing traditional bazaars. We visit Vakil complex which is named after the popular Zand-era king’s nickname Vakiloroaya. You can buy Iranian handicrafts as well as the city delicious sweets. Enjoy walking in Karimkhan Citadel whose bitter orange trees’ smell fills the whole city during spring.
One more day to explore this lovely city and in order to discover why Persian Gardens are listed in UNESCO, we visit Eram Garden (UNESCO world Heritage Site). It is one of the best examples of Persian gardens. Then we visit Nasirolmolk mosque. Although it is small but by far the most sought after place in Shiraz. Where you can see rise and fall of colorful rainbows during the day even when it’s not rainy. Depending on timing we can visit Hafez and Saadi tombs, two of Iranian great poets whose works are Persian literature masterpieces indeed. Regardless of age, Iranians frequently quote verses and sentences in their daily life even after centuries. Their tombs are both located in desirable gardens. Locals refer to Hafez’s poem book mostly to lighten their way in hard moments and difficulties and in traditional occasions such as Yalda.