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Persepolis & Necropolis Tour

Created with Sketch. Persepolis, Fars Province, Iran
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Duration

Half a day

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

4 people

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Overview

Persepolis and Necropolis Tour

Shiraz is home to historical sites and monuments such as the Pink Mosque, Hafez Tomb, Narenjestan-e Ghavam and Vakil Bazaar. Only 60 km Northeast of Shiraz the capital of the Achaemenid empire is located. Achaemenid is one of the most effective eras in Iranian culture and history. It is also one of the fragments that many Iranians are proud of especially for the reign of Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great. Besides their inventions, the most magnificent legacies of Achaemenids are rightly Persepolis and the royal tombs of Necropolis.

Persepolis, also known as Takht-e Jamshid was the ceremonial capital of the empire. The order of building this separate place came from Darius the Great in 515 BC, but it took six generations to be fully built. Achamaenedi Kings formed their own unique palaces in order to show the importance of this splendid empire. It was a symbol and a testament to the glory periods of their empire which, unfortunately, was ruined after the invasion of Alexander the Great. However, the wrecks and remainings of the high columns and statues can illustrate how glorious the Achaemenid empire was. This UNESCO world heritage site attracts many people from all over the world.

Necropolis (Naqsh-e Rostam) stands 12 km Northwest of Persepolis. The tombs of four Achaemenid kings, Darius the Great, Xerxes, Artaxerxes and Darius II are buried in the mountain with a remarkable height above the ground. These tombs feature carved panels with the figures of the Sasanian king, Shapur I accepting the Roman emperor, Valerian’s surrender.

It takes more than two hours to walk around Persepolis and an hour or less for seeing Naghsh-e Rostam, but these are the sites that you’ll regret if you don’t visit while you’re in Iran. Have your sunglasses with you and a bottle of water since you are about to have a long walk through history.

Start

Location: Shiraz
Time: Varies

Finish

Location: Shiraz
Time: Varies

Tour Highlights

Persepolis
Necropolis
Kabe-ye Zartosht

What You Can Expect

Cultural Attractions
Historical Attractions

Physical Rating

2 Out of 5

Meals

0 Breakfast, 0 Lunch, 0 Dinner

Age Group

+3

Transport

Sedan

Included

Water Bottles
Snacks

Excluded

None

Accomodation Grade

None

Options

Professional English Speaking Guide

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Tour Program

Picking you up from anywhere in Shiraz
Going to Persepolis
Visiting Necropolis
Visiting Kabe-ye Zartosht
Dropping you off anywhere in Shiraz
Ending the tour

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Persepolis, Fars Province, Iran

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05/01/2018

Very informative!

Going to Persepolis with Peyman was so cool. He was so flexible with the timing and he explained everything to us with details.highly recommended.
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