A Visit to Historical Landmarks of Qazvin and Alamut Castle
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Having been the capital of Iran for 53 years in Safavid Era (16th century), Qazvin houses many historical landmarks. The province also boasts various natural attractions mostly gathered around the central Alborz Mountain Range. Over the passage of time, a network of fortifications were built on Alborz Mountain, mostly in 12th century, to house the followers of Hasan-e Sabbah called the Assassins (1070–1124 AD). One of the most important fortresses among them is Alamut, which was originally built in 860 AD and captured by the Assassins in 1090 AD. In this short tour, you will feel the spirit of history laying on the picturesque nature offering a unique experience. This tour also offers visiting another scenic site in Alamut Region, the alpine Ovan Lake.
What To Expect
This journey invites you to visit hundred years of history and enjoy breathtaking views. During a four-hour drive from Tehran to Qazvin, you will listen to the history of Qazvin and interesting stories about the Assassins’ or Hashashins’ religion, politics and history. Our first step is visiting the historical monuments in Qazvin including one of the oldest congregational mosques in Iran, a 16th century palace, an eastern Bazaar and a large mosque dating back to the 19th century. On the next day we will visit the beautiful village of Alamut and go on a 25-minute hike from the village to Alamut Castle. We will enjoy the rest of our tour by visiting the breathtaking views of the largest lake in Qazvin, called the Ovan Lake. Join us in this guided tour and enjoy the history and nature at the same time.
- • You need to hike up the mountain to get to the castle.
- • The castle is not wheelchair accessible.
- Bookings missed or cancelled within determined hours will incur a strike against participants as below charges:
- Before 72 hrs : 25%
- Before 48 hrs: 50 %
- Before 24 hrs: 70 %
- Within 24 hrs: non-refundable