8 Reasons to Travel to Iran Now

8 Reasons to Travel to Iran Now

Iran’s fabulous bazaars, amazing archaeological sites, and unfailingly warm and friendly people are favorites of intrepid travelers and media outlets. Discover for yourself why it deserves a place at the top of any traveler’s list. Read More


The Heart of Persia by Private Train: 30th Anniversary Savings & Enhanced Itinerary

The Heart of Persia by Private Train: 30th Anniversary Savings & Enhanced Itinerary

Enter the Heart of Persia on an enhanced rail journey by luxury private train in 2016 – just in time for our 30th anniversary! Now with an additional two full days of touring, the new Heart of Persia itinerary includes extra time in Tehran to explore the capital, as well as an exciting day trip along the Trans-Iranian railway and an optional overnight to the UNESCO-listed cities of Susa and Shushtar. Combined with our 30th anniversary savings offer, this private train journey becomes an even better deal: Sign up for the Heart of Persia rail journey by private train before January 31, 2016 and save $1,000 per person (more info). Act fast, because there's only one chance to travel along this extraordinary route in 2016: November 24-December 7, 2016. Read More


Travel to Iran: What to Know Before You Go

Travel to Iran: What to Know Before You Go

We get lots of questions about travel to Iran. It’s such an intriguing place, yet even seasoned travelers have their doubts about going there. MIR has put together a list of 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Go, including info about visas, weather, how a woman needs to dress, and safety. Read More


Working Out in Iran: The House of Strength (VIDEO)

Working Out in Iran: The House of Strength (VIDEO)

A Zoorkhaneh, or House of Strength, is a traditional Persian gymnasium where men practice and perform a series of stylized exercises that have great historical and sometimes spiritual meaning. The House of Strength rituals were added to UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, and are becoming more and more popular in Iran. Enjoy our video from a recent visit to a House of Strength in Iran. Read More





Luxury Rail Journeys: New 2015 Brochure Hot Off The Rememberes

Luxury Rail Journeys: New 2015 Brochure Hot Off The Rememberes

Luxury rail journeys by private train combine nostalgic Old World rail travel with modern amenities, abundant food and wine, and onboard entertainment – all while easily and efficiently covering thousands of miles and transiting multiple time zones. Read More


Travel to Iran: 3 Ways to Explore Ancient Persia by Land or Train

Travel to Iran: 3 Ways to Explore Ancient Persia by Land or Train

Ancient Persia, now called Iran, has been in existence for over 2,500 years. Arts, architecture, spiritual beliefs and culture have poured back and forth across political borders here, and history can be read clearly in UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Cyrus the Great’s ceremonial capital, Persepolis, and Isfahan’s sumptuous Imam Square. There are endless wonderful sites and experiences in Iran, and three ways to travel through this enigmatic country: Read More


Luxury Rail Adventures: New Routes and Special Offers

Luxury Rail Adventures: New Routes and Special Offers

Epic luxury rail adventures begin and end in comfort and stellar service, combining nostalgic Old World rail travel with modern amenities, abundant food and wine, and onboard entertainment – all while easily and efficiently covering thousands of miles and transiting multiple time zones. Each luxury train departure is all-inclusive, first-class, and first-rate in comfort and ease, from beginning to end. And for a limited time, we have a variety of special offers on each departure. Read More