MIR Corporation Announces Siberian Winter Escapade Tour

MIR Corporation Announces Siberian Winter Escapade Tour

SEATTLE, WA -- The thought of Siberia tends to conjure images of punishment, exile, and vast expanses of nothingness - of a place of no return. But, in fact, Siberia is a wild and wooded country of inconceivable beauty. MIR Corporation's 8-day Siberian Winter Escapade tour is perfect for the adventurous traveler who's seen it all. On UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal, race teams of sled dogs, ice-fish and sweep across the lake by hovercraft. Read More


Huge Discounts on 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

Huge Discounts on 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

SEATTLE, WA - MIR Corporation is offering 2013 pricing for early birds targeting 2014 travel on select eastbound Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys and Silk Road by Private Train tours aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Savings range from $1,000 per couple in Gold Class up to $7,111 per couple in an Imperial Suite, with higher per person savings available for singles. The tours must be booked before March 31, 2013. For more information, contact MIR at 111-111-1111. Read More


MIR Announces Train Travel Discount on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

MIR Announces Train Travel Discount on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

SEATTLE, WA -- Seattle-based tour operator MIR Corporation is announcing a special train travel discount on tours aboard the Tsar's Gold private train in 2010, the first time they have offered a discount on tours aboard this Trans-Siberian Railroad train. The Tsar's Gold train is a comfortable, though not luxurious, private train that features a spectrum of five different cabin styles, some en-suite and some not. Choose your style of Trans-Siberian Railroad travel - the most deluxe option aboard the Tsar's Gold is Bolshoi Platinum Class, and the best value is Standard Plus Class. Read More


5 Ways to See Naadam Festival in 2010

5 Ways to See Naadam Festival in 2010

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation, which has been offering small group, custom and private tours to the "crossroads of Europe and Asia" since 1986 is pleased to announce that in 2010 its schedule features 5 ways to get to the Naadam Festival, Mongolia's annual celebration of courage, strength, dexterity and marksmanship celebrated each year July 11-12. Read More


MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

SEATTLE, WA -- A recent issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine has highlighted 50 "places of a lifetime," worldwide destinations that offer the best urban, cultural, or wildlife sights. MIR Corporation, a tour operator that has been taking travelers to the crossroads of Europe and Asia since 1986, is pleased to announce new independent travel package options called Flexible Essential Tours to several of these "places of a lifetime," Read More


MIR announces new tours to Russia, Mongolia, and the Silk Road

MIR announces new tours to Russia, Mongolia, and the Silk Road

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation, a tour operator specializing in destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia for over 20 years, is proud to announce three new small group tours for the 2010 travel season, including a new tour to Russia, a new tour to Mongolia and a new Silk Road tour: Read More


Consummate travelers partner with MIR to create far-ranging journeys for the very well traveled

Consummate travelers partner with MIR to create far-ranging journeys for the very well traveled

What makes a great traveler?

 Wanderlust, a sense of adventure, unquenchable curiosity, unlimited energy, determination – and good connections.
 MIR Corporation's extensive connections at the crossroads of Europe and Asia are a wellspring of opportunity for seasoned travelers. Seasoned traveler Bill Altaffer, a travel company owner and photographer who was declared the World’s Most Traveled Person in 2005, has sought out MIR for quite a few inventive itineraries. In August of 2009, Altaffer and fellow adventurers will cruise down Siberia’s Yenesei River past the Arctic Circle and on to Arctic ports that few westerners have glimpsed. Read More


MIR Corporation’s custom journeys inspired by your travel dreams

MIR Corporation’s custom journeys inspired by your travel dreams

July 4th marked the end of the GlobeRiders’ 2008 World Tour, the fifth that MIR has facilitated for the motorcycle adventure company. This year they roared across seven countries in 53 days, from China to Germany. Starting their engines 300 kilometers outside of Beijing, the riders headed north through eastern China up to Russia’s Lake Baikal region, across the entire length of Siberia, and down the Volga to the Black Sea, where they boarded a ferry to Ukraine and rolled through the lowlands of Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia into Germany and the end of the tour. Read More


Festival time in Mongolia

Festival time in Mongolia

Mongolia is about open space, with its boundless grassy steppe and great red Gobi Desert; about a place in history, with Genghis Khan and his mounted warriors leaving their mark on two continents; and about the culture of the nomad, who created a coherent and organic life revolving around four-legged creatures. It is said that in Mongolia livestock outnumber people thirteen to one. Read More


Russian “Hockey”: The World Championship of Bandy in Irkutsk

Russian “Hockey”: The World Championship of Bandy in Irkutsk

During the 2014 Winter Olympics, about 3,000 miles east of Sochi, teams from all around the world were gathering in Irkutsk, Siberia for the most important athletic competition of the year: the World Championship of Bandy. Read More