Federal Iraq Highlights Tour


1 22/10/2023


• Arrive in Baghdad.

• Take a taxi to the hotel and check in before meeting in the evening.

• Overnight in Baghdad.

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2 23/10/2023

Tour of Baghdad

• Full-day city tour of Baghdad.

• We will visit the National Museum with its collections that are considered among the most important in the world.

• We will also visit the Martyr's Monument and Imam Musa al kazim mausoleum.

• Explore the historic Al-Rasheed and Al-Mutanabi streets before taking a boat ride on the Tigris River and then enjoying an Iraqi tea at the famous Al Shabander Café.

• Overnight in Baghdad.

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3 24/10/2023


• Visit Taq Kasra, also known as the Arch of Ctesiphon, dating back to between the 3rd to 6th century.

• Next we will pay a visit to Dur Kurigalzu, an ancient city situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

• Overnight in Baghdad.

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4 25/10/2023


• Travel to Samarra to explore the city.

• We will pay a visit to The Great Mosque of Samarra and walk to the top of the 9th centuryspiral Minaret for a breath-taking scenic view.

• Afterwards we will visit the Palace of the Caliph, built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mu'tasim in 836 AD and now a UNESCO heritage site.

• Overnight in Baghdad

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5 26/10/2023


• Head out to explore the ruins of the ancient Babylonian Empire's capital city.

• Explore Saddam Hussein's former Palace.

• Drive to Karbala and visit the Mausoleum of Imam Hussain the Grand Son of prophet Mohammed and the Shrine of Imam Abbas.

• Explore the city in the evening.

• Overnight in Karbala.

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6 27/10/2023


• Departure from Karbala towards Najaf.

• We will visit the Wadi-al-Salaam Cemetery, aka the 'Valley of Peace' and the world's largest cemetery, with over 6 millions burials.

• Afterwards we will visit the Imam Ali Shrine, one of the holiest Islamic sites in the world.

• Depart for Nassiriya where we will spend the night.

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7 28/10/2023


• Today we will visit the Great Ziggurat of Ur, built during the Early Bronze Age.

• Next we will visit the Mesopotamian marshes; once the largest wetland in the Middle East and home to an ancient civilization of Marsh Dwellers known as the Madan.

• We will then visit the Tree of Knowledge, aka Adam's tree from the Garden of Eden. Here we will see the meeting of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

• Overnight in Basra

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8 29/10/2023


• We will visit the old town of Basra and the museum with its Mesopotamian, Babylonian and Persian collections.

• We will then take a boat ride through the Shat-al-Arab river, visiting the
private yacht of Saddam Hussein and see the many war ruins.

• Tour ends in the late afternoon.


  • - All twin sharing accommodation
  • - Local guide and Lupine tour leader
  • - All transport on tour
  • - Breakfasts
  • - Visa on arrival
  • - Flights
  • - Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • - Single rooms
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Airport transfers
  • Tour Price: £1985
  • Deposit: £500
  • Single Room Supplement: £275
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