Ready to Roll:  Announcing Dates for 2017 Rail Journeys by Private Train

Ready to Roll: Announcing Dates for 2017 Rail Journeys by Private Train

A rail journey by private train is an experience to remember for the rest of your life. Combining the romance of Old World travel with modern amenities, these journeys allow you to experience endlessly fascinating and surprisingly diverse destinations in hassle-free comfort. To help you prepare for your next adventure, we’re pleased to announce our 2017 line-up of rail journeys by private train, making it even easier to take advantage of special savings offers, pick the routes, departure dates and cabins you want (before they sell out), and make the entire experience from beginning to end as smooth as possible. We have a full menu of rail journeys by private train to choose from: along the Trans-Siberian Railway, up to the Russian Arctic, across Iran and Central Asia, and through the South Caucasus, Southern Europe and the Balkans. Rounding out our roster of rail journeys are two new offerings by private train for 2017: Land of the Midnight Sun and Ottoman Treasures. Whether you choose to travel aboard the comfortable, budget-friendly Tsar's Gold, the luxurious Golden Eagle, or any of our other fine trains, a dedicated MIR travel specialist will be with you every step of the way, providing access to our in-house air expert, assistance with visas or a handcrafted private extension and answers to any questions you may have about the trains and destinations. Take a peek at MIR's 2017 rail journeys by private train — you've got plenty of time to prepare in advance so you can thoroughly savor your journey on the rails. Read More


A New Opportunity to Take a Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans

A New Opportunity to Take a Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans

Our September 12, 2016 departure has sold out so we have added a brand new 2016 departure of our popular Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans small group tour: September 19-October 9, 2016. Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans is a modern-day caravan to the countries of the Silk Road – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Read More


Looking for Travel Inspiration? Follow MIR on Pinterest!

Looking for Travel Inspiration? Follow MIR on Pinterest!

At MIR, we love discovering new destinations and creative ideas when planning out our travels. Now you can plan your next big adventure by following us on Pinterest. Browse our photos for inspiration, pin your favorites as a visual to-do list and share your ideas with family and friends. We have hundreds of pins across 16 boards featuring favorite destinations like Iran, the Silk Road, Western Russia and the South Caucasus, plus insider travel tips. It’s fun, easy-to-use and free. Read More



MIR’s 30th Anniversary Catalog is Ready to Travel!

MIR’s 30th Anniversary Catalog is Ready to Travel!

By now, most of you have received our splashy new 2016 catalog. If not, it's easy to read it online and/or request a free catalog be mailed to you. Or, check our website for the 2016 dates and prices on any tour you’re interested in. We also have a variety of special offers available for those ready to book now and save. Filled with inspiring panoramic photos and close-up portraits that tell stories of faraway places at your fingertips, the 2016 catalog features a new look, new tours and new travel ideas to fan the fires of your wanderlust. Read More


MIR’s Most Adventurous Road Trip Has Just Become More Comfortable

MIR’s Most Adventurous Road Trip Has Just Become More Comfortable

The Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan are some of the most rugged and beautiful on Earth, soaring upward where the Himalayas, the Tien Shan and the Hindu Kush meet. This adventurous journey over the Pamir Highway is a breathtaking route, in use since the time of the Silk Road. And now it is significantly more comfortable, as well. MIR has recently secured bookings at several new hotels along the route. All the new hotels are much better than the ones that were previously available and scheduled to be used on our small group tour, Pamir Highway & Across Fabled Frontiers. Read More


Hot off the Rememberes: MIR’s 2015 Catalog and Special Offers

Hot off the Rememberes: MIR’s 2015 Catalog and Special Offers

It’s time to feast your eyes and expand your travel dreams with MIR’s new 2015 tour catalog! You can read it online right now, and, if you're on our mailing list, page through the hard copy when it arrives in your mailbox waiting to be dog-eared, underlined and highlighted with your own travel desires. It’s easy to request a free catalog, if you haven’t already. Read More