Pre-Convention Tour

(Qazvin, Zanjan, Hamedan)

25th January: (Tehran – Qazvin – Zanjan)

6:00 – 6:45. Breakfast invited by IFTGA.

7:00, Departure to Qazvin (165 km), the former capital of the Persian Empire under Safavid dynasty.

10:00 – 11:30. Qazvin walking tour.

11:45 – 12:45. Lunch in sa’ad Al – saltane caravanserai, Iran’s largest covered internal trading centre.

13:00. Departure to Soltanieh, (145 km).

15:30 – 16:30. Visit the dome of Soltaniyeh, the largest brick dome in the world, registered by UNESCO.

17:00. Check in at Zanjan Grand hotel.

18:30 – 20:00. Dinner.

26th January: (Zanjan –  Hamedan)

6:00 – 7:00. Breakfast.

7:30. Departure to Hamedan, Ecbatana, (280 km). The Medes’ capital before they formed a union with the Persians.

12:30. Lunch.

14:00 – 16:30. Visit the Tomb of Esther and Mordecai which is widely believed to be the house of Esther, the biblical Queen and her cousin. It is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in Iran, and then Abu Ali Sina Tomb (Avicenna980 – 1037), a Persian physician and philosopher.

16:45. Only delegates departure to Tehran and stay overnight at Homa/Azadi Hotel, (300 km).

17:00. Check in at Baba Taher hotel.

18:30. Dinner at Baba Taher hotel.

27th January: (Hamedan – Tehran)

8:00 – 9:00. Breakfast.

9:00 –10:30. Visiting Tape Hegmataneh, the archaeological hill remained from Medes and Achaemanian Empire, and then have a look at the museum.

11:00 – 11:30. Visit Baba Taher Tomb, one of the famous poets of the 11th century in Persian literature.

11:30 – 12:30. Check out.

12:30 – 13:30. Lunch at the hotel (included).

14:00. Departure to Tehran, (300 km).

19:00. Check in at Homa/Azadi Hotel.

19:30 – 21:30. Light dinner at Homa hotel.