Book Your 2017 Trip by New Year’s Eve & Save

Book Your 2017 Trip by New Year’s Eve & Save

2016 is coming to a close, and while many people are getting ready hunker down for the holidays, we think there’s no better time to start looking forward to all the places you want to check off your bucket list next year. Whether you want to fulfill your own personal travel dreams or give an unforgettable gift to someone you care for, now is a great opportunity to set your 2017 travel plans in motion. For a limited time, MIR has a variety of special offers available on select small group tours and rail journeys by private train – but many of them expire on December 29, 2016. Act now before the trips fill up or the offers expire! Read More


Traveling Solo? Celebrate the Trans-Siberian’s 100th Anniversary and Save

Traveling Solo? Celebrate the Trans-Siberian’s 100th Anniversary and Save

2016 marks MIR’s 30th year of traveling to Russia and all its neighbors. The Trans-Siberian Railway will also be having a special occasion of its own this summer: its 100th year of rolling entirely across Russian soil. As part of the celebration, we’ve added a special one-time only rail journey aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express private train, the Siberia Discovery Route, to our roster of 2016 Trans-Siberian expeditions. And for those who choose to travel solo, we’ve made it a little easier by waiving the cost of the single supplement, helping you save while making your Trans-Siberian travel dreams a reality. Read More


The Balkans or Bust – Celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a Rail Journey

The Balkans or Bust – Celebrate our 30th Anniversary with a Rail Journey

In honor of our 30th anniversary in 2016, we’ve added two new luxury Balkan rail journeys by private train to our collection: (1) Budapest to Venice by Private Train (2) Venice to Istanbul by Private Train Combining new and old, familiar and undiscovered, these tours take you on an introductory journey throughout the Balkans, allowing you to explore all the highlights of this incredible region along with some of Europe’s most sophisticated, classic cities. Read More


Travel by Train in 2016: MIR’s New Rail Journeys Brochure Makes It Easy

Travel by Train in 2016: MIR’s New Rail Journeys Brochure Makes It Easy

Happy New Year! 2016 is a year of celebration – it’s MIR’s 30th anniversary year, and it’s the 100th anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway’s completion, running solely on Russian soil. It’s a great year for riding the train, and a great time to receive our 2016 Rail Journeys brochure! We can mail it to you, or you can download it right now. And, to top it off, we’re offering new rail journeys and new ways to save! Read More


Sip & Save $200: Experiential Taste Adventures to Georgia or Russia

Sip & Save $200: Experiential Taste Adventures to Georgia or Russia

Tasting local foods, learning to prepare local dishes, sampling regional wines and characteristic adult beverages, expanding your culinary capabilities – these are the hallmarks of Food Tourism. Entering into the local culture, meeting the local people and experiencing the natural heritage of an off-the-beaten-path location – these are attributes of Adventure Tourism. Mix them together on these delicious tours from MIR... Read More


Train Travel News: 7 Rail Journeys by Private Train and 6 Ways to Save

Train Travel News: 7 Rail Journeys by Private Train and 6 Ways to Save

Last week we told you about our two new Small Group Tours, handcrafted in honor of our 30th anniversary – Insider’s Russia and Iran Unveiled. This week we’re focusing on our seven new rail journeys by private train, and some special savings offers that might convince you to step aboard. Train travel is a magical way to see the world – effortless, efficient and delightful. And we’ve teamed up with Golden Eagle and the Orient Silk Road Express to bring you special savings offers for each of these new rail journeys by private train. Read More


The Silk Route & Iran: 3 New Rail Journeys by Private Train and Ways to Save

The Silk Route & Iran: 3 New Rail Journeys by Private Train and Ways to Save

In honor of our 30th anniversary, we’ve added three new train routes along the Silk Road and through Iran to our already impressive collection of rail journeys by private train. Even better, we’ve partnered up with the Orient Silk Road Express and Golden Eagle private trains to bring you MIR 30th Anniversary savings on these tours, of up to $1,000 per person. Read More



Founder’s Five Favorites: Russia Collection Special Offer

Founder’s Five Favorites: Russia Collection Special Offer

I’ve been traveling to Russia for the last 30 years, and there’s simply no place that is as complex and rewarding. From the Russian Far East and Siberia to the West, Russia offers an amazingly diverse range of experiences, and the people are not just hospitable, they're wonderfully deep and soulful. It’s the largest country on earth, and though I’ve crisscrossed its great landscapes more times than I can count, I never tire of returning to Russia. Here are five of my favorite MIR Russia tours. Book your spot on one of these select departures of the Founder’s Five in 2016 by December 31, 2015 and save $300. Read More