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Day 1: Arrival in Baghdad City Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq and the center of the golden Islamic age. It was the capital of the Abbasid caliphate and the center of science, culture, and . .
Country: Iraq
City: Iraq
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Archaeological Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Baghdad City

Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq and the center of the golden Islamic age. It was the capital of the Abbasid caliphate and the center of science, culture, and arts. It was known for fostering intellectualism in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious environment.

Transfer to the hotel for a check-in, and relax after a long flight …

Day 2: Baghdad Tour

Visit Martyr's Monument, also known as the Martyr's Memorial, is a monument designed by Iraqi sculptor Ismail Fatah Al Turk and situated in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

-Visit the National Iraqi Museum, The Iraq Museum is the national museum of Iraq, located in Baghdad.

It is sometimes mistakenly called the National Museum of Iraq, a recent phenomenon influenced by other nations naming of their national museums; but The Iraq Museum's name is inspired by the name of the British Museum.

-Then visit Liberation Square (Sahet Al Tahreer), which is located in central Baghdad at the intersection of al-Sadoun Street and the Jamhouriyya Bridge Road. Liberation Square is Baghdad's biggest and most central square located in the Al-Rusafa part of the city on the eastern banks of the River Tigris.

-Visit Al Quishla Clock is an Ottoman site in Baghdad, The Ottoman Wali (governor) Namiq Pasha started the building in 1881.

-Visit Al Mutanabbi Street, near the old quarter of Baghdad at Al Rasheed Street It is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. It was named after the 10th-century classical Iraqi poet Al Mutanabbi.

Day 3: Baghdad – Babylon – Karbala

Visit the Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed circa 575 BCE by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was part of a grand walled processional way leading into the city.

Visit the palace of Saddam, the former ruler of Iraq, in Babylon, which is considered one of the tallest buildings and the largest in size.

Then back to Karbala the hotel…

Then go to Karbala.

-Visit Alukhaidir fortress, considered one of the greatest fortresses in the Middle East, It is a large rectangular fortress constructed during the Abbasid caliphate. The site represents the architectural ingenuity of the Abbasids, and it is situated at The crossroads of trade routes and caravans passing between Basra, Kufa, Mosul, and Damascus.

Day 4: Karbala -Ur-Marshland-Baghdad

Visit the city of Ur was a city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located in the south of modern-day Iraq, the city is considered to be the heart of the ancient east and the political and religious capital of Sumerian during the third dynasty.

Then transfer to Marshlands The Mesopotamian Marshes, also known as the Iraqi Marshes, are a wetland area located in Southern Iraq and in southwestern Iran. The marshes are primarily located on the floodplains of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers bound by the cities of Basra, Nasiriyah, Amara, and a portion of southwestern Iran.

Then travel back to Baghdad.

Day5: Baghdad-Samara-Hatra-Mosul

Then we traveled to Samarra to visit Malwiya Mosque, The Great Mosque of Samarra is a mosque from the 9th century CE located in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque was commissioned in 848 and completed in 851 by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil who reigned from 847 until 861. At the time of construction, it was the world's largest mosque.

-The Abbasid Palace was probably established by Caliph Al-Naser Ledinillah in the 12th century, during the Abbasid period of history, making it one of the oldest palaces in the world, and it is the oldest surviving building in Baghdad.

And then go to Hatra, Hatra was an ancient city in north Mesopotamia, located in present-day eastern Nineveh Governorate in northern Iraq. Hatra was a strongly fortified caravan city as an important historic religious center with its strategic position along caravan trade routes. Hatra was one of the first Arab states to be established outside of Arabia.

Day 6: Mosul-Erbil.

Visit old Mosul and reconstructions for Al-Nouri Mosque Al-Hadba minaret and Al

Tahira Church.

- Mor Matay Monastery.

Day 7: Erbil City Tour.

-Visit the Citadel of Erbil

-Visit Qaysari bazar in Erbil.

-Visit Kurdish Textile Museum

Day 8: Transfer from Erbil Hotel to the Airport.

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