A Traveler’s Tale: Baku, Azerbaijan and the Shores of the Caspian Sea

A Traveler’s Tale: Baku, Azerbaijan and the Shores of the Caspian Sea

Jake Smith, MIR’s Director of Operations, recently traveled through Azerbaijan and its highlight, Baku. In his tour diary and photo gallery, discover his favorite finds in this historic city that features both old town charm and modern marvels. Read More


The Best of the Best: Experience the Ultimate in Luxury on a Rail Journey by Private Train

The Best of the Best: Experience the Ultimate in Luxury on a Rail Journey by Private Train

All luxury rail journeys by private train in MIR's extensive menu provide chic and comfortable accommodations in every cabin category. But the most luxurious cabins on the most exclusive private trains in our collection — the Golden Eagle and the Golden Eagle Danube Express — offer that extra special "first class" touch that makes for an even more memorable travel experience. Here's a peek at what it's like to experience the best of the best aboard two of the world's finest private trains: the Golden Eagle and the Golden Eagle Danube Express. Read More


All Aboard! Announcing Dates For MIR’s 2018 Rail Journeys by Private Train

All Aboard! Announcing Dates For MIR’s 2018 Rail Journeys by Private Train

Get ready to set your travel plans in motion! We've published dates for our 2018 rail journeys by private train, including two new routes. For a limited time: Book your 2018 rail journey by private train now and pay 2017 prices PLUS get an extra $500 off. Read More





On Location at the Home of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Warsaw, Poland

On Location at the Home of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Zoo was opened in 1928, just 11 years before the Nazis invaded Poland. During the occupation, the Nazis closed the zoo, and sent the “best” animals to Germany, killing those they deemed less worthy. The zookeeper and his wife stayed on and risked their lives to help some 300 Jews escape the Warsaw ghetto, and continue to safety through the nearly 100-acre zoo grounds. This is the true story of The Zookeeper’s Wife, a film based on the book by Diane Ackerman, itself based on the memoirs of Antonina Zabinska, the zookeeper's wife. It’s a story about the hazardous choices that ordinary Poles had to make during the Nazi occupation. Read More


Exploring the DPRK (North Korea) with a MIR Traveler

Exploring the DPRK (North Korea) with a MIR Traveler

Traveler Jo-Ann Winnik offers her impressions and insights from her journey on MIR's tour, "Opening the Door on the DPRK (North Korea)." Few westerners have seen this mysterious country since the 1950s, a land of natural beauty, history, monuments, and UNESCO-listed sites. Read More