Discover the world of the ancient Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians, starting in Erbil – Iraq’s fourth largest city. Located between two rivers and lined with minarets, museums and public parks, the Kurdish capital offers fertile ground for further travel through the “cradle of civilisation”.
At the time of writing, there was unrest in Iraq. Please check with your embassy to find out about any warnings and restrictions before you travel.
If travelling south to Babylon or Baghdad, don’t miss the Ziggurat of Ur – a mighty pyramidal structure and one of the last remaining relics of ancient Sumer.