Shiraz - Persepolis - Naqsh-e Rostam (Necropolis) - Shiraz
Ancient world was the realm of great empires. Over 2500 years ago the Achaemenid Empire, also known as the first Persian empire ruled over a vast region spanning from the Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe. Mighty Achaemenid kings, Cyrus and Darius the Great, extended the borders of the empire and built glorious capital cities. Pasargadae was the seat of Cyrus the Great where he ruled for many years and was ultimately buried. Persepolis was the capital of Persians under Darius the Great. Before being destroyed by Alexander’s vengeful army, Persepolis was the most opulent city in the world. The remains that still stand proud near the city of Shiraz attest to the city’s former glory. The brief introduction above is enough to know why Persepolis tours are the most popular historic sights tours in Iran. Most of Persepolis tours are conducted from Shiraz due to the city’s proximity to the historic site. It is only an hour’s drive from Shiraz to Persepolis except for the rush hours in which the journey could take longer. Persepolis’ opening hours are from 8:00 am to 17:30 pm. To make the most of our time in the splendors of Persepolis, our tours start early in the morning. Our English-speaking Shiraz tour guide will pick you up early in the morning from your preferred address in Shiraz and you will head towards the site of the ancient city. Because of the vast area of the site, visiting Persepolis will take until the lunch time. After lunch we will take you to Naqsh-e Rostam or as it is better known in the West, Necropolis. Here lie four Achaemenid kings: Darius the Great, Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I and Darius II. Their tomb lies in a mighty height carved in the heart of a gigantic rock. The site also boasts many stunning ancient rock reliefs depicting various kings of Achaemenid and later Elam and Sassanid dynasties. Visiting the sublime Necropolis will be the end of our one-day tour of Persepolis. For your convenience, here we present all the details including Persepolis tour’s price:
Although Persepolis tours draw lots of attention all through the year, they aren’t the only popular Shiraz tours. Shiraz claims many spots in our Iran tour packages. Along with those of Isfahan and Yazd, Shiraz city tours are among the top-rated options on the list of Iran sightseeing tours. In the passage below, we will render a short introduction of Shiraz city tours.
All The Tours From Shiraz:
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