Travel the Unfamiliar Corners of the World with MIR’s 2019 Tour Catalog & Special Offers!
If you’ve dreamt of travel to the unfamiliar and under-explored corners of our world, or if you’ve been thinking about which destinations to cross off your bucket list next, then wait no longer — MIR is here to help you narrow down your travel choices and plan ahead with a look at our exciting 2019 tour season.
View Our 2019 Catalog!
Flip through the pages of the online 2019 tour catalog now!
What’s New For 2019
- New for 2019! Silk Road Backroads & Byways
Deserts & Diversions in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan
This new tour led by favorite MIR Tour Manager Michel Behar offers a whole new way to experience the Silk Road.
- New for 2019! From the Heavenly Tien Shan to the High Pamirs
Majestic Mountains of Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan
This new tour led by favorite MIR Tour Manager Michel Behar is an adventurous journey through two of the most remote and rarely explored countries in Central Asia.
- New for 2019! Persia & the Silk Road by Private Train
From Almaty to Tehran via Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle
This remarkable rail journey by luxury private train follows the trail of caravan merchants and explorers through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as dazzling Iran.
- New for 2019! Venice to Istanbul by Private Train
A Rail Expedition through the Balkans & Beyond Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express
Explore southern Europe on this nine-country adventure by deluxe private train through Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
- Special Tour Host! A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture
An Epicurean Adventure Across Georgia’s Wine Country with Carla Capalbo
Join award-winning food and wine writer Carla Capalbo on a culinary and cultural caravan through gorgeous Georgia – a country abounding in hospitality. Discover the living traditions of this ancient country through its chefs, winemakers, artisans, and musicians. As a special treat, you will receive a complimentary copy of Carla’s latest book, Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus, to bring with you on your journey.
- Special Tour Host! Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova (sold out, waitlist available)
An In-depth Study of Three Unsung Countries and Transdniester
The May 5-18, 2019 departure hosted by Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, is sold out, but there are some waitlist spots currently available. There are also two other 2019 departures of this tour that won’t be hosted by Patricia, but will feature one of our experienced and client-lauded tour managers on the same itinerary.
- Plan Ahead for 2020! North Pole: Top of the World
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Voyage to the Very Top of the Earth
Why end might life at its most remote and mysterious at the North Pole. Cruise aboard the world’s largest icebreaker, keeping a lookout for the astonishing array of wildlife in the Arctic and enjoying fantastic views of an endless, frozen icescape. This trip is so big that we’re planning two years in advance!
Special Offers & Savings
Save money on your next small group tour or rail journey by private train with MIR by taking advantage of our special offers.
- Early Booking Discount: Save $100 per person on the price of your tour when you sign up for any scheduled MIR departure of a 2019 small group tour or rail journey by private train on or before December 31st, 2018. (more info)
- Multi-Tour Discount: Enjoy a $100 per person/per tour discount when you sign up at the same time for two or more 2019 scheduled group tour departures. This offer can also be combined with the above Early Booking Discount. (more info)
Why Travel with MIR?
MIR’s small group tours and rail journeys by private train offer great opportunities to join like-minded travelers on an exploration through uncommon, and ultimately rewarding, destinations far from the familiar. Our all-inclusive tours boast:
- creative itineraries packed with world-class attractions
- innovative cultural components and inventive extras
- led by experienced tour managers who offer expert insights of our destinations
MIR’s knowledgeable in-house experts oversee all the details of your tour, providing customized trip extensions, personalized airfare services and visa guidance as needed, while our on-the-ground overseas staff are there to make your travel experience as unforgettable as possible. These hand-picked professionals are all deeply passionate about our destinations, and endeavor to produce extraordinary experiences for our travelers.
Still wondering if traveling on a small group tour or rail journey by private train is right for you? Check out our 5 big reasons why small group tours are a great way to go, or see what it’s like to travel onboard a luxury private train.
Travel in 2019 with MIR
MIR has more than 30 years of experience connecting travelers to fascinating destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”
Wondering which destination or itinerary is right for you? In addition to browsing the pages of our free catalog, you can narrow down your choices online using our Trip Finder and the Destination Map. Or chat with our Private Journeys department to have a trip handcrafted to your interests, pace, and budget.
(Top Photo: Jessica Clark captured some of the catalog pages as they came off the printing press. Catalog cover photo by Jeremy Woodhouse.)
PUBLISHED: September 20, 2018