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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: Baghdad
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 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: First-Day Tour in Baghdad

- 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 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..

-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

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

Day 3: Baghdad-Nasiriya-Uruk-Nippur-Nasiriya

Travel to Nasiriya...

Visit Uruk also known as Warka or Warkah, was an ancient city of Sumer (and later of

Babylonia) situated east of the present bed of the Euphrates River.

Uruk is the home of the legendary king Gilgamesh, who ruled Uruk in the 27th century BC also who is the hero of “The Epic of Gilgamesh”.

Uruk’s agricultural surplus and large population base facilitated processes such as trade, specialization of crafts, and the evolution of writing; writing may have originated in Uruk around 3300 BC. Evidence from excavations such as extensive pottery and the earliest known tablets of writing support these events.

Visit Nippur

Overnight in Nasiriya..

Day 4: Nasiriya-Ur-Marshland-Karbala

-Visit the city of Ur 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 Sumeria 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 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.

Day 5: Karbala-Alukhaidhir-Najaf-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.

-Visit Imam Hussain, The Imam Husayn Shrine is the mosque and burial site of Husayn ibn Ali, the third Imam of Islam, in the city of Karbala, Iraq.

Day 6: Karbala-Babylon-Kish-Bir’s Nimrud-Baghdad

Babylon, One of the greatest cities in ancient history, Babylon became the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, a neo-Assyrian successor state, from 609 to 539 BC. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It has been estimated that Babylon was the largest city in the world c. 1770 – c. 1670 BC, and again c. 612 – c. 320 BC. It was perhaps the first city to reach a population above 200,000.

-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.

Day 7: Baghdad-Samara-Hatra-Mosul.

Then traveling 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.

Then transfer to Hatra overnight in Mosul hotel.

Day 8: Mosul City Tour-Erbil

Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq. Mosul is considered to be among the larger and more historically and culturally significant cities of the Arab World due to Mosul’s strategic location, it has traditionally served as a hub of international commerce and travel. Historically, important products of the area include Mosul marble and oil.

The city is full of cultural diversity as Mosul and its surroundings have an ethnically and religiously diverse population, it was a cultural center during the Assyrian period in Mesopotamia, a very important city during the Abbasid Caliphate and later during the Ottoman period, and then modern Iraq.

Day 9: Erbil's Last Day

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