Discover two beautiful Persian palaces when you take our fantastic trip to Firuzabad. Our professional guide will introduce you to the ancient ruins of the Qal-e Dokhtar and Ardashir castles.
We will collect you from your hotel in Shiraz early in the morning before we head to the south of Iran. After traveling for around an hour and a half, we arrive in Firuzabad and visit the remains of the magnificent Qal-e Dokhtar palace.
Constructed on slopes of a mountain, this ancient fortress is a prime example of the magnificent architectural style of the Sasanian Empire, the last kingdom of Persia before the ascension of Islam. We will explore its interior, walking along the long corridors whilst admiring the rock-carved arches, steps, and windows.
Our English speaking guide will tell you all the fascinating facts about this monument which was built to honor the Iranian goddess Anahita. We then head to the Ardashir Palace, a majestic structure with three cupolas, which replaced the Qal-e Dokhtar castle in importance. The architectural design takes a big leap away from the traditional Sasanian design and bears the unique hallmarks of the architects of Fars.
Finally, before returning to Shiraz, we will visit the surroundings of Firuzabad, meeting the local population.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 140
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English language guide.
Transport in air conditioned vehicle.
Tickets (€7 euros per person).
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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