Iraq New Years Tour

What's it all about?

It’s our signature Iraq tour which starts in Baghdad and ends up in the Kurdish capital of Erbil – just in time for new years celebrations! This is one of our budget friendly Iraq tours.
What’s the difference? Our budget trips are one day less and will not have a western tour leader accompany the group. Don’t worry though, the group will be no bigger than 6 people and will be led by our expert local guides.
This Baghdad to Erbil tour will take in all of the major highlights of federal Iraq between the two cities. The area is spoiled with world-class heritage and is completely unspoiled by tourism meaning we will feel like the only foreign travelers in town.
There is a huge amount of ancient and modern history waiting to be explored. We’ll travel from Baghdad heading south to Babylon & the holy cities of Najaf & Karbala. We will also head all the way to the Iraqi Marshlands before driving north to Samarra, Mosul and finally Erbil. We cover a huge amount of ground with our expert local guide keeping us informed and your Rocky Road Travel tour leader keeping you entertained all the way.
Join us for this December for a one of a kind Iraq new years tour!

Baghdad – Najaf – Karbala – Babylon – Nasariyah – Samarra – Mosul – Erbil.


Dec 26th – Jan 1st, 2024


For Kurdistan, luckily it’s visa free for most nationalities including the EU, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. If you’re not sure if you qualify just ask us and we’ll let you know.


For Southern Iraq a new visa on arrival scheme has been announced for citizens of the EU, UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Russia, China, Japan & South Korea. If you are not from one of these countries then we will apply for a visa on your behalf. An invitation letter is issued and you can bring this to your local embassy to apply for the visa.