5 day tour – Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala & Samarra

5 days tour – Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala & Samarra

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 Samarra. 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.

CultureRoad Travel
1 person: EUR 2195 2195
2 people: EUR 1695 1695
5 days tour - Baghdad, Babylon, Karbala & Samarra

General info

Days5 days / 4 nights
Best travel timeSpring, autumn, winter
DestinationsBaghdad, Babylon, Karbala, Samarra
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.
  • Meet your local guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
  • If there is time; get to know a bit more about Baghdad.
  • Overnight stay in Baghad.

Day 2 – Baghdad

  • National Museum.
  • Al-Mustansariya School, this used to be the most important university in the Islamic world.
  • Almutanabi Street, also known as Book Street.
  • Copper market.
  • Highlight: Al Shaheed Monument, an imposing structure commemorating the first Gulf War.
  • Liberation Square, the central square of the city.
  • Save the Iraqi Culture Monument
  • Overnight stay in Baghdad.

Day 3 – Baghdad – Babylon – Karbala

  • Drive to Babylon.
  • Highlight: 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.
  • Highlight: Imam Hussein Shrine, the place where Imam Hussein is buried.
  • Al Abbas Mosque, the place where Abbas ibn Ali is buried.
  • Drive to Baghdad.
  • Overnight stay in Baghad.

Day 4 – Samarra – Baghdad

  • Drive to Samarra, on the way we drive through villages that have been destroyed in the fight against IS.
  • Highlight: See the Samarra Minaret (also known as the Great Mosque of Samarra). If you like you can walk to the top.
  • See the famous Birka Palace.
  • Return to Baghdad.
  • Overnight stay in Baghdad.

Day 5 – Baghdad

  • Airport drop off.
  • End of tour.