Shiraz, the city of love, poetry, wine, and art is Iran’s cultural hub. With such architectural wonders as the infamous pink Nasir al-Mulk Mosque, coupled with a relaxed pace and friendly people, this city is among the top favorites the tourists visiting. Shiraz’s mosques, countless historical houses, and gardens remain the country’s most mesmerizing attractions. Not far from the main city rests Persepolis, the ruins of a once-invincible Persian Empire. Head to the historical Vakil Bazaar with its vaulted brick ceiling, bustling with merchants selling spices, rugs, Persian sweets, and get in touch with the country’s rich literary history by visiting the Tomb of Saadi and the Tomb of Hafez, two of Iran’s most revered poets. Day 6) Start the day with a jump deep into the most beloved historic site of Iran. Persepolis was once a glorious palace belonging to the first Persian Empire, now but a representation of what was, yet still possessing its magnificence. For lunch, you would have tomake an hour’s drive back to the main city. There, Shater Abbas Restaurant has been a popular choice for most travelers. After lunch, continue this journey through time in Naqsh-e Rustam. Somewhat overshadowed by Persepolis, this necropolis is home to four sarcophagi with rock carvings of celestial figures protecting them. (Day 7) Refresh you day with a visit to the picturesque, surprisingly pink-hued Nasir al-Mulk Mosque. After a visit to the tombs of Persian poetry’s most prominent figures (Hafez and Saadi,) head to Vakil Complex and its vibrant mosque, followed by a trip to Arg-e Karim Khan, the residence of many Zand rulers and the successive Qajar governors. It is a good idea to end this spectacular journey with a leisurely stroll through the charming Eram Garden.