MIR Corporation has been providing superb customer service and impeccable tours for 30 years. Browse our press clippings to read about our industry awards and accolades. Notably, MIR has been rated one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure magazine, and is a six-time recipient of the “Tours of a Lifetime” award given annually by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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Press & Awards
  • MIR Iran Photo Gallery Featured in Travel Weekly

    December 21, 2016

    Patricia Schultz, travel enthusiast and author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, was recently a special host on one of MIR’s popular small group tours, Ancient Persia, Modern Iran. Photos from her MIR trip to Iran, alo... Read More

  • Prime Time for Russian Space

    December 15, 2016

    Texans are no strangers to big, bold and daring, so we felt particularly excited when MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program small group tour, which boldly sends astrophiles where few have gone before, was featured in the T... Read More

  • Russian Winter Wonderland Spotlighted in The Active Times and MSN

    December 14, 2016

    If you “want to bring in the new year with a once in a lifetime experience,” then be sure to check out the most recent round-up of “The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve” compiled by The Active Times a... Read More

  • Food With a Side of Adventure

    December 9, 2016

    Dentist’s Money Digest, an online business and lifestyle publication for today’s dental and healthcare professionals, recently featured MIR’s A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture small group tour in a round-up artic... Read More

  • MIR Featured as Siberia Expert in Condé Nast Traveler

    November 28, 2016

    Travel writer and adventurer Sophy Roberts recently visited Siberia on a wintertime trip organized by MIR, guided by none other than MIR founder and president, Douglas Grimes. Roberts wrote about her experiences in an articl... Read More

  • Arctic Explorer Named a Favorite Tour for 2017 by Travel Age West

    November 20, 2016

    Travel Age West, in an article entitled “6 Adventure Tours Perfect for the New Year,” included MIR’s Arctic Explorer rail journey by private train in its round-up of “favorite tours and excursions” to book for the n... Read More

  • Global Traveler Highlights Arctic Explorer Rail Journey by Private Train

    November 1, 2016

    Global Traveler, which seeks to provide “up-to-minute, need-to-know information to elite travelers every month,” recently featured MIR’s Arctic Explorer luxury rail journey by private train. The article addresses many o... Read More

  • Into the Heart of Persia

    October 30, 2016

    If you’re a lover of the rails and want to explore one of the year’s most popular off-the-beaten-path destinations, then consider MIR Corporation’s Heart of Persia rail journey by private train, as suggested by GoNomad ... Read More

  • In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

    October 27, 2016

    Tracing the path of the world’s greatest explorers can be quite the challenge to arrange on your own, which is why La Oferta, Getaways for Grownups, and The Active Times, have compiled a list of tours that follow some of th... Read More

  • Win Big with MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program

    October 27, 2016

    What would you do if you won the lotto? If a dream vacation is how you would spend your winnings, then the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has six ideas that might fit the bill. On the list is MIR’s Inside the Russian Space Program... Read More

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