Mosul full-day trip from Erbil in Iraq

1 Day

While many people would not think of visiting 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 old critical structures, the fundamentalist group destroyed buildings with low historical significance but remarkably relevant culturally and to the community. Mausoleums, cemeteries, Shiite mosques, libraries, churches, and institutional, educational facilities, like the University of Mosul, 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. 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 dominated Mosul entirely. The ill-prepared Iraqi state forces couldn’t stop them. Baghdad’s requests to the Iraqi Kurds decreed 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 was 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.

Before booking, contact us regarding the current travel permit situation and if it is possible to visit Mosul city from Erbil.

Mosul Full-day Trip From Erbil in Iraq
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Mosul day trip from Erbil in Iraq. Driver + English-speaking guide.


Product Brand: RJ Travel - Tour Operator

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Product Price: 250

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1-day Iraq itinerary

  • Morning » Meet and greet at your Erbil hotel. 2-hour drive to 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 and packed with people, shops, and open markets.
  • Lunch-time » Eat and have lunch in a local restaurant with a view of the Tigris river.
  • Afternoon » Visit the old city of Mosul. Return after a 2-hour drive back to Erbil. Drop off at your hotel.

176 km / 3 hours

Depart early morning from Erbil, and visit this famous Iraqi city. Mosul’s new part of the city is back, and daily life runs almost as usual, but the old city is 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. This tour is not advised to those who are extremely sensitive and get psychologically broken due to such a depressive present state of Mosul’s 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.


  • Private day trip in Iraq.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Road check-points clearance.
  • Mosul city tour English-speaking driver.


  • Tour in Mosul.
  • Transfers.
  • All transportation with an 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 not mentioned as “included”.

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Mosul full-day trip from Erbil in Iraq
Group Discount Available
From $250
/ Adult
  • SUV or car
  • Included
  • University of Mosul. Nineveh Oberoi Hotel, Tomb of Prophet Yunus, Old city of Mosul
  • Included

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