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Dominik
Dominik
2020-09-11
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Mehr als zufrieden! Waren vor Corona im Iran und hatten anfangs Probleme mit dem Visum. Wenige Tage nachdem wir uns an TAP Persia gewendet hatten, hatten wir das Visum in der Hand. Auch bei anderen Fragen oder Problemen stand uns das Unternehmen schnell und freundlich zur Seite!Wir waren von TAP Persia mehr als begeistert und können deren Leistungen zu 100% weiterempfehlen!
Anirban b
Anirban b
2020-02-29
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Patient and informative. 5star tour guide. We were a group of 4.Thanks to our last moment schedule we had not booked a tour. Tappersia was kind enough to let the local tour guide know and he was very promptly arranged to meet us for the FREE ISFAHAN WALKING TOUR. Amin was the tour guide. He greeted us warmly as we entered Chehre Sotoon palace and what started there ended up with it being the most interesting walk of my life. He was patient with our queries and waited as our mixed group which had people from Spain and Argentina with us.... As info had to be translated for them to Spanish. A free walk in any part of the world usually lasts for an hour or two.... Not amin he would treat all our doubts and questions with respect and answer them.... Ended up with the free walk lasting more than half a day. Will go with 4/5 stars for Amin.
andrea
andrea
2020-02-23
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Visa support For the letter of invitation we had some problems with the application. But we got very quick and helpful support. The problem was solved immediately and in a professional way. Very friendly support team with very good English language skills.
Weitwinkel
Weitwinkel
2020-02-22
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Visa application Many thanks to TAP Persia for the fast, uncomplicated and inexpensive visa procurement. I felt in good hands. Highly recommend!
awkie
awkie
2020-02-20
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Beautiful city! Really enjoyed doing the walking tour in Isfahan with Samaneh! Her good English and in-depth knowledge in history and arts, not to mention her fun personality, made it a great experience for me 😉
Marin D
Marin D
2020-02-16
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E-Visa for Iran After i got contact from other travellers which recommended agency Tap Persia, called them same day. From our first communication till end of visa proccess which lasted only few days thanks to them 🙂 They explained every step and during all procces, they were at service to assist me so everything is going well. You could contact them by Whatapp, mail or by phone so easy to reach and speak with them. Very proffesional service! I highly recommend Tap Persia if you want to have smooth process of getting E-Visa
Florent G
Florent G
2020-02-15
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Visa for Iran I've been told by a friend about tappersia, and yeah, they helped me so much and woow so fast! The payment didn't work on the website but even they helped me for the code. The person who helped me spoke so good english so it was very easy to go on. Thank you for your time and help!
Mionah L
Mionah L
2020-02-13
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Excellent and fast service I wanted to buy travel insurance from them but their payment system wasn't working so I used the chat functionality on their website, they got back to me within 15 min, they contacted me directly, sent me the insurance papers before I even paid and showed so much goodwill. I was really astonished by their fast response and great service!
pb31
pb31
2020-02-09
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Visa TAP Persia est une agence très efficace et très professionnelle. La réponse pour le service visa est très rapide et d'un coût modéré. Mes interlocuteurs ont été professionnels et charmants. Je les recommande très vivement.
bessaAl
bessaAl
2020-02-09
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Most relaxed holiday thanks to Tappersia We came to Iran in a troubled time so booked everything through Tappersia just so that we would feel a bit more secure but the experience was beyond expectations. I have never had a more relaxed holiday. Everything was already booked for us; we had a private car picking us up every time we changed places, offering tours and stops in between all this on a very affordable price and always being there for every question we had. Totally recommend!

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Take a Tour to Shiraz — The City of Poets and Flowers

Decked with seemingly never-ending flower gardens, marked by historic attractions and majestic architecture, and famed for its wine, it is no wonder Shiraz is dubbed the city of love. But it is at night, when the atmosphere is rich with fragrance and poetry, that one can feel the love in the air—literally.

From the tombs of literary giants such as Saadi and Hafiz adorned with flowers and world-renown gardens, including Bagh-e Jahan Nama, and Delgosha Garden, to the remains of historic cities such as Pasargadae and Persepolis, and shopping places like Vakil Bazaar, a tour to Shiraz is sure to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Keep on reading to know what to expect on tour in Shiraz.

Karim Khan Citadel in Shiraz
Bagh-e Eram

Gardens Everywhere

If you`ve ever come across one of Saadi or Hafez`s poems and felt like you were walking in an endless garden of flowers hand in hand with your beloved, you would probably want to visit the place that inspired such poetic insights.

Shiraz is considered the heart of Iran`s culture and literature since it is as old as history records and is home to diverse communities and cultures. The innumerable colorful gardens and trees make the air pungent with the perfume of flowers. And naturally so, Tap Persia tours are planned in such a way as to sustain this aura in the background throughout.

If you plan to visit Shiraz, although the city is beautiful any time of the year, Spring is the perfect season. The newly-garmented tree lines and freshly-bloomed flower gardens around the city look as if little parts of heaven have fallen to the ground and give a stunning fabric to the city, and one can only admire the beauty in awe.

A tour of Shiraz is never complete without walking at length in its mesmerizing and gorgeous gardens and parks. Most important of which are Jahan Nama, Delgosha, and Eram Garden, but if you want to add a touch of poetry to your visit, you can visit Hafez or Saadi mausoleum, where you can hear poetry readings in the air mixed with the chirping of the birds.

Good Poetry, Good Wine

Don`t get any ideas yet! Although Shiraz is famous for its bloodred luscious wine worldwide, the production and or consumption of all alcoholics have been outlawed since the 1977 Islamic Revolution, and Shiraz is no exception.

Still, Shiraz wine has left an ineffaceable mark on the city’s history, and nowhere is this mark more visible than in the literary works of eminent poets. Since antiquity, good wine and good poetry have gone hand in hand; this becomes an inescapable truth when reading Hafez or Saadi, some of Iran`s most celebrated poets; who knows, perhaps the secret to good poetry is good wine, or maybe it’s the other way around.

Tomb of Hafez

Either way, Shiraz stands tall in the literature world and carries the city of love and literature title in Iran, if not anywhere else. The city could not be more deserving of that title since it has given birth that gave birth to some of the greatest poets of history.

Tourists are advised to plan their itinerary around the country`s two most celebrated poets` tombs: The tomb of Hafez and the Tomb of Saadi, which have been turned into tourist attractions, both for domestic and foreign visitors, through an abundance of colorful and fragrant flowers and trees. The tombs and mausoleums have become hubs for poetry readings, especially at night or on certain festive occasions such as Newroz— Iranian new year.

Homa Bird in Persepolis

Reminiscent of an Ancient Empire

World-renowned poets and Eden-like gardens are not Shiraz`s only offerings to tourists! If you enjoy contemplating ancient ruins where the capital of the greatest empire in the world once stood, Shiraz should be at the top of your itinerary. Here, there is no scarcity of historical sites; the city is dotted with various religious and non-religious attractions that draw thousands of hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

It is easy to lose sight of all the beauty and majesty of Shiraz`s architecture when one is surrounded by flower gardens. But beware! The city`s historic and ancient attractions hold just as much splendor. As an ancient and long-standing city, Shiraz dates back to as far as 2000BCE, when the Achaemenid Empire ruled Persia. The remains of the ancient empire`s capitals, Persepolis and Pasargadae, are now among tourists’ top visiting sites, for they are the constant reminders of Iran`s ancient glory.

Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque
Shah Cheraq Mosuqe in Shiraz

Other historical attractions with a religious aspect include Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque and Shah Cheragh Mosque; the former admired for its colorful and stunning architecture, also dubbed the Pink Mosque, and the latter for its religious value— a holy site where locals pilgrimage.

Much like its gardens, Shiraz prides itself on its colorful community, where cultural and national values bond groups of people that are very different. As one of the oldest cities in Iran and with a population of one and half a million people, Shiraz is home to a decent number of Christians and Jews. Places of worship for Christians and Jewish people alike exist throughout the city.

UNESCO-Recognized

Just one more reason to travel to Shiraz, as if the reasons above weren`t enough! As one of the oldest cities in Iran, dating back thousands of years, Shiraz has numerous invaluable historical sites that have been recognized by UNESCO.

Just to bolden the fact that Shiraz`s beauty is world-renowned and recognized around the globe, some of the UNESCO sites in the city have been mentioned here: Pasargadae, Persepolis, and the Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram).

Bagh-e Eram is only one of the nine gardens recognized as the symbolic Persian garden. The reason goes beyond mere beautiful flowers and trees. The honor is in recognition of the application of a wide range of professional areas such as water management, engineering, architecture, and botany.

Persepolis Remains in Shiraz
Khatam Kari

A Thing to Remember By

The eternally-present question in every tourist’s mind, “What to bring home?” need not become a headache in Shiraz, from edibles including sweets and confections to handicrafts and artworks. The range of souvenirs the city offers is impressive, to say the least.

Let us begin with the edibles, shall we? While not all Shirazi food can be brought home in a neat package and gifted to friends and families, many of them do! Edible souvenirs local to Shiraz include Masqati, which is a type of sweet made from starch, sugar, and saffron that comes in different flavors, Youkhe, made from a thin paste twisted into several layers and sugar powder, cinnamon or pistachio powder, and Shirazi cookies, cookies baked Shirazi style.

You can purchase handicrafts instead if you have a sweet tooth and would rather run a pass on sweets and edibles. As an art hub of Iran, Shiraz offers marvelous artworks, some of which have been mentioned below.

A specific version of marquetry, Khatam Kari, is an ancient artistic technique. Art forms are crafted on wooden articles; the result is achieved by applying detailed and thorough decorations on the object. Common materials used in the decoration process include gold, brass, and silver: ceramic tableware, toreutics, and kilims.

Discover Shiraz Through Tap Persia

Shiraz is as rich in art and architecture as it is in poetry, with over several thousand years of history. As Iran`s sixth-largest city, and given the fact that it has served as the nation`s capital several times in the past, it is home to numerous historical and recreational attractions whose full exploration would take more than just a few days.

Whether you enjoy marvelous gardens, try out local foods, buy handicrafts, or visit historical sights, Shiraz will suit your taste. It harbors a wide range of attractions both in nature and in looks. Take a tour with us and discover the city of love and literature.

All tours offered by Tap Persia are customizable and can be tailored to your needs and expectations. From nightly poetry readings in the gardens of Hafez and Saadi mausoleums and visits to marvelous historic mosques such as Nasir-ol-Molk and Shah Cheragh with exquisite architecture to visiting ancient remains of Pasargadae and Persepolis, all are included in our tour packages.

Visit tappersia.com to find out more about our Iran tour packages and how you can customize your favorite tours. Discover Persia, discover Shiraz through Tap Persia.

FAQs

What are the best places for tours in Shiraz?
Shiraz is a glorious city filled with amazing historical and awe-standing attractions. Everywhere in Shiraz, you can enjoy its spectacular things.
Which places provide the best tours in Shiraz for adrenaline seekers?
Visiting Reghez Canyon and going to the nomadic tour might be interesting for adventurers.
Which places provide the best tours in Shiraz for groups?
All tours can be taken for solo travelers and groups.

What kind of tours can I take in shiraz?
What kind of tours can I take in shiraz?
When is the best time to visit shiraz?
The glorious city of Shiraz can be visited all through the year. However, some people believe in spring it is a heaven that shouldn’t be missed. This is due to the heavenly weather and the smell of the bitter orange trees that blossom that time of the year.

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