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


New for 2015: Explore All of Iran by Private Train

New for 2015: Explore All of Iran by Private Train

Once the seat of the mighty Persian Empire, today’s Iran is a complex place of blazing beauty with its shapely domes, mosaic-clad minarets and arched madrassahs set against a brilliant blue sky. With a culture that prizes hospitality above all, the people of Iran pride themselves on being friendly and warm to travelers, wherever they are from. Explore the highlights of Iran on the newest offering in our collection of luxury rail journeys by private train: Heart of Persia by Private Train. Read More


New for 2015: Legendary Turkey & Persia, between Istanbul and Isfahan, by Private Train

New for 2015: Legendary Turkey & Persia, between Istanbul and Isfahan, by Private Train

It’s easy to think of 1,001 reasons to explore the legends, architecture, and natural wonders of Turkey and Iran from your moveable home base aboard a privately chartered train on an exciting new 14-day rail journey. The train chauffeurs you easily and efficiently from one fabulous site to the next across these two historic countries. Read More


New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

Here’s an original suggestion for this New Year’s Eve: Spend it indulging in caviar and champagne aboard a deluxe private train barreling through Russia toward the Arctic Circle for a rendezvous with Aurora Borealis. This romantic and festive evening is included in MIR’s new rail journey by private train, Arctic Explorer: Quest for the Northern Lights. Read More


Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Whistle-Stop History of the Trans-Siberian Railway

They go hand-in-hand, the phrase “journey of a lifetime,” and the Trans-Siberian Railway. It's a legendary journey born out of books, movies, history and imagination, with unforgettable stops along the way. Read More