Shiraz & Persepolis Bolt-on

2 Days

Add on a day to explore the archaeological wonders of the ancient city of Persepolis, the jewel of the Persian desert. Wander the streets, marvel at the imposing sphinxes and revel in the vast solitude of this amazing place. Explore the throne of Solomon and the tombs of the great Persian kings at Pasargad and see a remnant of the great Silk Road at the Mozaffari Caravanserai, an ancient lodge built to house traders and their goods.

BOLT-ON HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the epic site of Persepolis, ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire
  • Discover the tombs of the great kings of Persia and visit the throne of Solomon at Pasargad
  • An additional night in Shiraz at the trip hotel and a convenient departure transfer to the airport

2 Days

SHIRAZ & PERSEPOLIS

$285 AUD*

Departure: 24 November 2023

Trip code: SPE2 *from

At the moment we are only offering this bolt-on at the end of our ‘Magic Carpet Ride‘ trip to Iran.

Day 1 / Shiraz (L)

This morning we will travel to the north of Shiraz to visit the ancient jewel of Persepolis. Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire and its earliest remains date back to 515 BCE.

View the remains of the ‘Gate of All Nations’, the ‘Apandana Palace’ and the ‘Throne Hall’ with a short, guided tour, with ample free time to explore this ancient complex on your own.

After lunch in a local restaurant, we will journey to the site of Pasargad. Here we will spend our afternoon visiting the many archaeological wonders of the area.

Our first stop will be Tall-e Takht, the so-called ‘throne of Solomon’ a citadel which likely dates to the reign of Cyrus the Great. Next, we will visit the tomb of the great king Cyrus himself along with the silk road caravanserai of Mozaffari before returning to Shiraz.


Day 3 / Depart Shiraz (B)

Depart Shiraz at any time with an included airport transfer to ensure you don’t miss your flight home.

Dates & Prices

* Note this bolt-on is designed for booking in conjunction with our Iran trip ‘Magic Carpet Ride,’ but can be booked as a stand alone trip. This trip can also be booked for any date you wish on a private basis – please contact us for pricing.

Keen to have a chat to someone? No worries! Give us a call on 02 7229 1926 and one of our journey specialist will be happy to secure your place or answer any questions you may have!

Duration: 2 Days

Trip style: Bolt-on

Group size: Maximum 15

Trip code: SPE2

Cost: $285.00 AUD twin share *from

Single supplement: $75.00 AUD *from

Inclusions

  • 1-night accommodation at the trip hotel
  • Transport by airconditioned vehicle
  • Departure transfer
  • Services of local guides
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for sites mentioned in the itinerary

Trip price does not include

  • International or domestic airfares
  • Meals not included as per trip itinerary including drinks and mini bar
  • Visa for Iran
  • Additional accommodation before or after the trip 
  • Any expenses associated with COVID-19
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to laundry, souvenirs, porterage etc.
  • Travel insurance – please note comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas

Road rating – Journey

Delhi and Agra

This trip is a short stay at the same accommodation the whole time, all transport is provided. There is a significant amount of walking involved in this trip, mainly while exploring sightseeing. The desert sites visited can be hot at certain times of the year so be sure to bring light clothes. Public toilets you may encounter may also be of the eastern squat variety.

A note about fitness

To get the most enjoyment out of this trip at minimum you should be able to walk up to 2.5km during scheduled sightseeing, be confident walking over uneven surfaces and be able to carry your own luggage from the hotel.

In addition, you should be in good health, with no major chronic conditions requiring frequent medical attention. For more information please see our booking conditions.

Single supplement

Traveling by yourself? No problem, we love single travelers and don’t believe in penalising them by charging half the trip price again for our single supplement. With us you are only paying the actual cost to have a room all to yourself. If you’re up for making a new friend, you can elect to share with another single traveler of the same sex and only pay the twin-share price. The choice is yours!

Itinerary disclaimer

This itinerary is correct at the time of upload to our website and we have composed it in good faith. From time to time we may elect to make changes before departure, if we are making a big change we will of course notify you, however if it is a small change this will be reflected in the final trip notes. So, make sure you download these prior to departure. Small changes prior to departure are usually made with the groups best interests in mind and come about due to liaising with our best resources – our past travelers and of course our trip leaders! The ability to change and evolve depending on what our travelers enjoy is what makes us such a great trip operator.

While we strive to operate our trips exactly to the letter of the itinerary, sometimes we may need to make changes on the ground while the group is on the road. This is all part of the adventure of traveling and we would ask that you come on your trip with an open mind and a good sense of humour because as much as we want it to, everything doesn’t always go to plan. In fact, these impromptu situations often make the best stories that you can have a laugh with your friends about later.

Age requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

Children are not permitted on this trip due to the nature of the destination visited.

There is no upper age limit for this trip, but you should consider the above fitness requirements prior to booking. If you are 65 years or over, you will be asked to complete our Health Check Form and have your medical practitioner sign it to confirm you are in good health and able to participate safely on this trip.

Travel insurance

Please note that comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas. Insurance must include provision for medical situations, emergency medical repatriation to your home country and personal liability at a minimum. Proof of valid travel insurance will be requested by your trip leader on arrival at the pre-departure meeting. Please have this paperwork available for them. If you are unable to provide proof of comprehensive travel insurance, you may not be allowed to join the trip and no refund will be payable.

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Dates & Prices

* Note this bolt-on is designed for booking in conjunction with our Iran trip ‘Magic Carpet Ride,’ but can be booked as a stand alone trip. This trip can also be booked for any date you wish on a private basis – please contact us for pricing.

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Keen to have a chat to someone? No worries! Give us a call on 02 7229 1926 and one of our journey specialist will be happy to secure your place or answer any questions you may have!