Now that ISIL is effectively vanquished in Iraq, the time may have come to visit the safer parts of the country to get your fill of Presidential Palaces, the Marsh Arabs, Gulf war memorabilia and an architectural heritage both from the earliest human occupation to the great mosques of Islam.
The first Baghdad Basra trip will run the week after Christmas 2017 from Tuesday Dec 26th to Jan 2nd 2018 and thanks to Baghdad now being served by Budget airlines, the cost of flying there is not expected to be excessive (expect to pay around £350). The tour itself including transport in Iraq, hotels and most meals is expected to cost £1,500. We are limiting numbers to the capacity of a minibus. If keen, please fill in the application form and we will need a £400 deposit which is non-refundable.
A day planner might look like this:
Day 1 Arrive Baghdad
Day 2 City tour and second night in Baghdad.
Day 3 Babylon including Saddam’s palace night at Kerbala
Day 4 Various sites, night at Samawih or Nasiriya
Day 5 The Marsh Arabs, night at Basra
Day 6 Return to Baghdad
Day 7 Fly home.
We currently have Julian Nowill, Hilary Eckleswood, Harry Nowill, Alastair Nowill, Dave Henderson listed for this trip.