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Alamut Valley and Assassins Castle

Qazvin
Excellent

Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English

Overview

Start

Qazvin

Duration

1 Day

Finish

Qazvin

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Overview

Alamut Valley and Assassins Castle

An Iranian ruler named Marzuban went to a haunting trip. During the trip he saw an eagle flying over a mountain and then sat on the peak. As he was following the eagle with his eyes, he realized the strategic value of the location and took the eagle as an omen. That was the moment he decided to build a castle there and named it Alamut, meaning the eagle’s nest. However, after a while the mysterious murderers captured Alamut castle as their base.

Alamut castle, also known as Castle of Hassan by the locals, is located in the Northeast of the Gazer Khan village in Qazvin province. It was built over a 200-meter high cliff. This castle was the base of the intense activity of Ismailis, also known as Assassins, under the leadership of Hassan Sabbah (the old man of the mountain). He built this group to fight against the government of Abbasid and Seljuk Empire. The strategic position and the design of the castle made it an undefeatable castle which was suitable for the Assassins. It said that the Ismailis believed that Hassan Sabbah can show them the path to the heaven and they can see the garden of Eden. This was the reason that they did everything their ruler asked them to do. They also played an important rule in the Crusades war.

The castle is enormous and that is why it is divided into a western and eastern part. At the top of the mountain, there is a tunnel with an approximate length of 6 meters and a height of 2 meters. Another interesting thing about the castle is the existence of a pond in one of the rooms of the northwestern part of it which gets refilled by itself after getting empty.

After the invasion of the Mongols and by the order of Hulagu Khan, the castle was burned in the fire. Then, at the ruling time of Qajar era, they started digging different parts of the castle to find the Alamut treasures which damaged this monument a lot. Now it is mostly ruined but still, has a lot to offer. In order to get there, you have to take fairly hard climbing route.. As soon as you get there and see the mysterious castle and the picturesque landscape beneath, you will see that it was absolutely worth it.

Tour Highlights

Travel Style

Nature Hikes
Cultural Attractions
Historical Sites
Natural Sites

Physical Rating

Local Touch

Age Group

+12

Meals

0 Breakfast | 0 Lunch | 0 Dinner

Transportation

Sedan

Accommodation Grade

None

Equipment

None

Included

- Snacks
- Water bottle

Excluded

- Entrance fees

  • Andej Village
  • Gazer khan Village
  • Alamut Castle
  • Ovan Village
  • Mountain Lake
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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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 Persons, 45€ each person22-30
23 Persons, 35€ each person33-15
34 Persons, 30€ each person440
41 Person, 80€11-50

Itinerary

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Afternoon (8:00)

Going from Qazvin to Alamut Valley
Have dinner

Morning

Having breakfast
Moving towards Gazer Khan Village
Visiting Alamut Castle
Going to Ovan Village
Visiting Mountain Lake

Afternoon (19:00)

Going back to Qazvin

Tour's Location

Qazvin

FAQs

Can we spend the night?
Yes. Let your guide know before you start your tour and we can adjust your itinerary.

What does the scenery look like?
The castles are located high on moutaintops that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the entire region.
Where does the tour start?
The tour can start anywhere in Qazvin but can also start in Tehran for an additional fee.
What is the highlight of the tour?
The Assassin’s castle, home of the leader of the Assassins, Hassan Sabah.

Reviews

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Jeniffer

09/07/2020

Mostafa was great

Thanks to TAP team for providing all the necessities for our trip to Qazvin and also Mostafa, the best guide EVER...
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Zofia Seymour

25/03/2020

the most resonable price

As we all felt it, there's terrible COvid-19 virus has devastated all our plans. we had the most wonderful trip itinerary and the tour was to depart on Sep15,2020 it included the trip to Alamout with Mostafa. then in march 2020 all the craziness started and the trip was canceled. the company refunded ALL our money, even the visa payment. if you are looking for booking a tour with the most honest people!! you will be very best hands
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Haiden Tang

04/04/2019

Brilliant experience for a great cost!

my partner and I had the most amazing experience on a day castle tour! we are bf/gf couple but that was absolutely an issue in the country, our guide Mostafa, and the company staff was very welcoming and reachable 24/7. the trip was more than I ever imagined and for an amazing price. I can't wait to use this company again in the future! 5/5 would definitely ;)
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