Why end might Russia’s Wintertime Beauty or Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg

Why end might Russia’s Wintertime Beauty or Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg

SEATTLE, WA -- Nobody loves New Year's Eve like the Russians. It's the most festive holiday of the year, with parties, presents, and vodka toasts. Russia is at its most beautiful in the winter, the crackling air burnished by fresh snowfall and residents sipping vodka, and luxuriating at a healthful banya bathhouse. MIR Corporation has specialized in Russia travel for more than 25 years and offers an array of exciting winter tours. One celebratory tour revolves around New Year's in glorious St. Petersburg, with Moscow merrymaking and a visit to 12th century Suzdal. Read More


Welcome the New Year in St. Petersburg with MIR’s Undisputed Access to the Best of Russia

Welcome the New Year in St. Petersburg with MIR’s Undisputed Access to the Best of Russia

SEATTLE, WA — St. Petersburg invites guests through MIR Corporation to meet the New Year Dr. Zhivago-style by waltzing at the Czar’s Ball in Catherine’s Palace or dining in a private Russian home after days full of sleigh rides and, of course, strolling awe-struck through the Hermitage Museum. Travel via express train to Moscow and experience the capital city at its most graceful and serene before heading to tour the Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. The Russian Winter Wonder Land: New Year’s in St. Petersburg small group tour runs December 29, 2011 – January 7, 2012 and is priced from $5,095, per person. A second way to enjoy this country that makes an art of winter is to take a Trans-Siberian winter rail journey on Russia’s most exclusive private train, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, on one of two departures: Eastbound: Moscow to Vladivostok February 18 – March 3, 2012 or Westbound Vladivostok to Moscow MarchaaaRead More


Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy an Unconventional Winter in Russia, Poland & Europe

Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy an Unconventional Winter in Russia, Poland & Europe

Remarkable Russia, Poland, and the fascinating countries of Central Europe are wonderful destinations to visit during the height of summer, when sun-drenched climes, al fresco dining, and fantastic festivals are in full swing. But those willing to brave the chill and travel here in the winter months are often rewarded with magnificent marvels and unconventional experiences all their own. Make this the year you celebrate an unconventional and adventurous winter holiday with MIR. With more than 30 years of specialty travel experience, we know how to do winter right in Russia, Poland, Central Europe, and beyond. Read More


Heartwarming Holidays: Spend an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Russia

Heartwarming Holidays: Spend an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Russia

There's no place is more enchanting during this time of the year than Russia and no one loves the holidays more than the Russians do: with parties, presents and champagne toasts, it’s the moment everyone’s waited for the whole year long, and you’re invited to share in the festivities. Read More


All Aboard! 3 New Ways to Ride the Rails with MIR in 2018

All Aboard! 3 New Ways to Ride the Rails with MIR in 2018

Get ready to set your travel plans in motion! We've published dates for our 2018 rail journeys by private train, including two new routes. For a limited time: Book your 2018 rail journey by private train now and pay 2017 prices PLUS get an extra $500 off. Read More


New Year’s in Vienna: Celebrate in Style on a Luxury Rail Journey

New Year’s in Vienna: Celebrate in Style on a Luxury Rail Journey

Elegant Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, was indisputably the center of the musical world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today a dynamic blend of gorgeous imperial architecture and potent post-modern style, its renown as one of Europe’s most beautiful, romantic, and creative cities remains intact. Now travelers can experience the finest of what this brilliant cultural capital has to offer, all while celebrating one of the most festive times of the year, on a brand new rail journey for 2017, New Year’s in Vienna by Private Train. Read More


Holiday Cookies from Around the World

Holiday Cookies from Around the World

To help you get ready for the holiday baking season ahead, we compiled a list of some of our favorite holiday cookies from several of MIR’s destinations, each with a link to a recipe you can make for your next cookie party, for a family occasion, or as a treat to go with your eggnog. Read More


Two Unforgettable Ways to Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg, Russia

Two Unforgettable Ways to Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg, Russia

Letting loose and reveling in a bit of free-spirited fun is what makes the holidays feel so special — and it’s something that we often lose sight of during a typically stressful season. This year, why not reignite some of that celebratory magic and bid farewell to 2017 on MIR’s festive small group tour Russian Winter Wonderland? Revolving around New Year’s in glorious St. Petersburg, the tour also includes visits to Moscow and the ancient medieval capitals of Russia’s Golden Ring. Discover Russia’s warm hospitality and cherished holiday traditions at either a low-key New Year’s Eve party in a private St. Petersburg home, or an all-out opulent affair at the Czar’s Ball at Catherine’s Palace. Whichever option you choose is sure to make for an unforgettable evening. How will you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve? Read More



Russia and Poland: Winter and Holiday Tours Extravaganza

Russia and Poland: Winter and Holiday Tours Extravaganza

Ever considered traveling to unconventional places during an unconventional season? It's time you did: both Russia and Poland are at their most regal in winter under a blanket of fresh snow, and other travelers are few. Read More