Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq

Duration
1 day
Transportation
SUV, minivan, or sedan
Type
Private day trip
Destination
Highlights
University of Mosul. Nineveh Oberoi Hotel, Tomb of Prophet Yunus, Old City of Mosul.
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Mosul private tour from 250 Euros per person.

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Private day trip in Iraq

IQ1/EBL/OSM/EBL

Hotel pick up & drop off Road check-points clearance Mosul city tour English speaking driver

Travel to Iraq with a Daily itinerary of 1 day

Morning » Meet & greet at your Erbil hotel. 2-hour drive until Mosul. Visit the site of Nineveh Ruins, the Tomb of Prophet Yunus, the Nineveh Oberoi Hotel, and the area near the University of Mosul. Streets are lively packed with people, shops and open markets.

Lunch-time » Eat and have lunch in a local restaurant with view to the Tigris river.

Afternoon » Visit the Old City of Mosul. Return after 2-hour drive back to Erbil. Drop off at your hotel.

Trip to Iraq 2021

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Description

While many people would not think of going to visit Mosul after being liberated, there are in fact those who like to experience history in its present form. When we travel, we should always make sure to visit ancient sites, but in Mosul, ISIS intentionally destroyed some of these historical buildings. Other Mosul attractions were damaged because they were exposed in the middle of bombardments and explosions. In addition to important old structures, the fundamentalist group destroyed buildings that had a low historical significance but were remarkably relevant culturally and to the community. Mausoleums, cemeteries, Shiite mosques, libraries, churches, and institutional educational facilities, like the University of Mosul that were used for military purposes.

Mosul was established on top of an Assyrian fortress, but traces of human occupation date back at least 8,000 years. In old times the city was part of the Assyrian civilization and was formerly its capital. In the 6th century BC, it was an influential Persian trading base, and after the collapse of the empire of Alexander the Great, it shifted part of the new political power, the Seleucid Empire.

On 10 June the Islamic State dominates Mosul entirely. The ill-prepared Iraqi state forces couldn’t stop them. The requests to the Iraqi Kurds decreed by Bagdad, to advance their army, the dynamic Peshmerga, to help the city were in vain. Two years of occupation will happen, which will only end in 2017. In the meantime, the Islamic State made Mosul its capital city. Unlike when ISIS took over two years earlier, the government army didn’t take back Mosul at once. The operation launched in October 2016 while government forces and the militias that backed them began to arrange around the city. Nine months of a ferocious urban battle followed. The liberation of Mosul was declared on 10 July 2017 by Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq.

Mosul’s new part of the city is back and daily life runs almost as normal, but the old city was totally destroyed. Although most of its monuments were demolished, many travelers are still interested in the living history of being able to visit such a destination. Beware that you’ll be passing through many destroyed sights and this tour is not advised to those who are extremely sensitive and get psychologically broken due to such a depressive present state of Mosul old city. This is the ultimate Mosul tour from Erbil. Our destination manager was in Iraq a few times, and he did travel to Mosul most recently preparing this trip, so you can safely enjoy your holidays in Iraq.

Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq - RJ Travel Tour Operator & DMC
Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq

Mosul private tour from 250 Euros per person.

Product SKU: IQ1/EBL/OSM/EBL

Product Brand: RJ Travel - Tour Operator

Product Currency: EUR

Product Price: 250

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
5

Video

Our destination manager’s video can give you a small glimpse of what you will find in Mosul after the liberation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6DrPvOQj2Q
Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq - RJ Travel Tour Operator & DMC
Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq

Mosul private tour from 250 Euros per person.

Product SKU: IQ1/EBL/OSM/EBL

Product Brand: RJ Travel - Tour Operator

Product Currency: EUR

Product Price: 250

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
5

Included

Tour in Mosul.

Transfers.

All transportation with English speaking driver.

Admission fees to museums and monuments.

Regional border-crossing fees.

Not included

International flights or buses.

Personal travel insurance.

Lunch.

Tips and other gratuities.

Drinks, personal expenses.

All that is not mentioned.