Pre-Convention Tour

(Qazvin, Zanjan, Hamedan)

25th January: (Tehran – Qazvin – Zanjan)

6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. breakfast

7:00 a.m. departure to Qazvin (165 km); the former capital of the Persian Empire under Safavid dynasty

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Qazvin walking tour

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. lunch in Sa’d al-Saltane Caravanserai; Iran’s largest covered internal trading center

1:00 p.m. departure to Soltanieh Dome (145 km); the largest brick dome in the world, registered by UNESCO

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. visit to Soltaniyeh Dome

5:00 p.m. check-in at Zanjan Grand Hotel

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. dinner

26th January: (Zanjan –  Hamedan)

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. breakfast

7:30 a.m. departure to Hamedan

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. lunch

Group AGroup BGroup C
Tomb of Avicenna4:15 p.m.4:45 p.m.War Museum4:15 p.m.5:15 p.m.Alavian Dome4:15 p.m.4:45 p.m.
War Museum5 p.m.6 p.m.Alavian Dome5:30 p.m.6 p.m.Tomb of Avicenna5 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Alavian Dome6:30 p.m.7 p.m.Tomb of Avicenna6:15 p.m.7 p.m.War Museum5:45 p.m.7 p.m.

Tomb of Avicenna; a Persian scientist and philosopher

Alavian Dome; a four-sided interesting 12th century mausoleum belonging to the late Seljuk period

27th January: (Hamedan – Tehran)

Thursday, January 27th (Hamedan)
Group AGroup BGroup C
Tappe-ye Hegmataneh9:15 a.m.10:15 a.m.Tomb of9 a.m.9:30 a.m.Tomb of Esther and Mordechai9:15 a.m.9:45 a.m.
Baba Taher
Tomb of Esther and Mordechai10:30 a.m.11 a.m.Tappe-ye Hegmataneh9:45 a.m.10:45 a.m.Tomb of10 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Baba Taher
Tomb of11:30 a.m.12 p.m.Tomb of Esther and Mordechai11 a.m.11:30 a.m.Tappe-ye Hegmataneh10:45 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Baba Taher
Ganjnameh12:30 p.m.1 p.m.Ganjnameh12 p.m.12:30 p.m.Ganjnameh12:15 p.m.12:45 p.m.

Tappe-ye Hegmataneh; a historic hill with over 3000 years of history dating back to the Median Period

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai; the House of Esther, the biblical Queen and her cousin

Tomb of Baba Taher; one of the most revered and respectable early poets in Persian literature

Ganjnameh; an ancient inscription

4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. departure to Tehran

7:15 p.m. check in at the Hotel Homa