4 days tour – Baghdad, Babylon & Karbala

Visit the cradle of civilisation: the land between the Euphrates and the Tigris has one of the richest histories in the world. During this four-day tour you will get to know the different sides of it. You will visit modern and ancient Baghdad, the holy city of Karbala and the historical sites of Babylon and Ctesiphone. During the whole tour there will be a guide with you, he will make sure that everything goes smoothly and that you will have an unforgettable tour.

General info

Days4 days / 3 nights
PriceGet in touch
Best travel timeSpring, autumn, winter
DestinationsBaghdad, Babylon, Karbala
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Entry fees
Visa support
ExcludingInternational flights
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
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Day 1 – Baghdad

  • Arrival at Baghdad International Airport.
  • National Museum.
  • Al-Mustansariya School, this used to be the most important university in the Islamic world.
  • Copper market.
  • Highlight: Al Shaheed Monument, an imposing structure commemorating the first Gulf War.
  • Liberation Square, the central square of the city.
  • Overnight stay in Baghdad.

Day 2 – Baghdad – Ctesiphone – Babylon – Karbala

  • Drive to Ctesiphone.
  • Take a look at the old, gigantic brick arch and climb up yourself.
  • Ride to Babylon.
  • Highlight: Guided tour of the ruins of Babylon, including the Hanging Gardens and the Tower of Babel.
  • Palace of Saddam Hussein, on top of a hill overlooking Babylon.
  • Drive to Karbala.
  • Overnight stay in Karbala.

Day 3 – Karbala – Abu Ghraib – Baghdad

  • Highlight: Imam Hussein Shrine, the place where Imam Hussein is buried.
  • Al Abbas Mosque, the place where Abbas ibn Ali is buried.
  • Caves of At Tar.
  • Visit to the old Al Ukhaidir Fort.
  • Al Khifal with the old souk.
  • Drive back to Abu Ghraib.
  • Highlight: Agargouf Ziggurat, a popular place for relaxation during the Saddam Hussein period.
  • Drive to Baghdad.
  • Overnight stay in Baghdad.

Day 4 – Baghdad

  • Airport drop off.
  • End of tour.