21st Century Treasures

Explore the Baltics

Clustered along the shore of the Baltic Sea in northern Europe, the Baltic countries stepped out from the shadow of the Soviet Union in the late 20th century.  Each of their capitals is a UNESCO Site, with cobbled streets, handsome medieval churches and a wealth of fascinating cultural heritage.  And their people are eager to welcome visitors into their formerly isolated lives.

Why Travel with MIR to the Baltics
  • 30 years of Baltics travel experience
  • Travel programs such as Harvard Museum of Natural History and Stanford have chosen MIR to guide them to the Baltics
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • On-the-ground support and quality you can trust
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
Signature Experiences

We regularly garner raves from our travelers for the inspired opportunities we provide to help them get to know the local people, distinctive art, architecture and accomplishments of the Baltics.  Below is just a sampling of the Baltics experiences MIR has designed to take our clients far from the familiar.

  • Enjoy a stirring organ concert
    Enjoy an organ concert on one of the biggest organs in the world (6,718 pipes) at Dome Cathedral in old Riga....
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    Enjoy a stirring organ concert

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    Riga, Latvia

    Enjoy an organ concert on one of the biggest organs in the world (6,718 pipes) at Dome Cathedral in old Riga.

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  • Get a lesson in architectural styles in Riga’s Art Nouveau district
    Take a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Riga’s most famous Art Nouveau buildings, many designed by Mikhail Eisenstein (father of film director Sergei Eisenstein)....
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    Get a lesson in architectural styles in Riga’s Art Nouveau district

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    Riga, Latvia

    Take a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Riga’s most famous Art Nouveau buildings, many designed by Mikhail Eisenstein (father of film director Sergei Eisenstein).

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  • Travel overland up the 5,000-year-old Curonian Spit
    Travel overland up Lithuania’s UNESCO-listed Curonian Spit, a narrow 60-mile strip of sand formed over 5,000 years ago, creating a strange and beautiful...
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    Travel overland up the 5,000-year-old Curonian Spit

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    Curonian Spit, Lithuania

    Travel overland up Lithuania’s UNESCO-listed Curonian Spit, a narrow 60-mile strip of sand formed over 5,000 years ago, creating a strange and beautiful landscape of corrugated dunes, little villages and forests of linden, elm, birch and pine.

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  • Trace the history of Estonia’s “Singing Revolution”
    Trace Estonia’s musical history at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, where Estonians defied the Soviet Union from 1986 to 1991 by singing traditional songs; this was...
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    Trace the history of Estonia’s “Singing Revolution”

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    Tallinn, Estonia

    Trace Estonia’s musical history at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, where Estonians defied the Soviet Union from 1986 to 1991 by singing traditional songs; this was a part of the country’s nonviolent "Singing Revolution."

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Ways to Travel to the Baltics with MIR

We want you to enjoy the classic sights of the Baltics – but by all means go a little further into each of these friendly and distinctive countries. We’ve amassed a huge fund of knowledge and expertise that makes us a Baltics travel resource second to none.

Take a look at your options, from small group escorted tours to independent, custom and private travel:

Small Group Tours
Kaliningrad & The Baltics

Kaliningrad & The Baltics

Definitive Journey through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Kaliningrad

Travels to: Baltics, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia

13 Days / Departures in April, July 2017

Small Group land tour from $6,795

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Rail Journeys by Private Train

At the moment, we don’t offer any rail tours that include this destination. However, we do have a variety of options for rail journeys by private train, including those that travel along the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway.

Custom and private travel is our specialty. We’ve been designing unforgettable custom itineraries along the Baltic coast for 30 years; a majority of our guests travel on custom itineraries.

For ideas, peruse one of our Regional Travel Planners, a roundup of the must-sees from our savvy staff.

Take a look at our suggested Private Journey, Essential Baltics, or read more about how to design your own trip.  Also, consider this: You can customize our small group tour Kaliningrad & The Baltics to match your preferred dates of travel.

Design Your Own Custom Trip

Traveling privately on a custom program means flexibility:

  • You set the dates, the focus and the level of accommodations.
  • You are met on arrival and seen off at the end of your trip.
  • Your in-region transportation is pre-arranged hassle-free.
  • Your own expert local guides ensure that you get the most out of your visit.
  • And the best part? You travel at your own pace on an itinerary exclusive to you.

Check out just a handful of our past Baltics signature experiences below and then get in touch with a MIR Private Journey Specialist to craft an itinerary that suits your travel goals, budget and style.  Or get started planning now.

Suggested Itineraries for Private Travel

Whether you’re looking for a compact trip with all the highlights or something a little roomier with some of the extras, MIR offers itineraries that are available on a private departure basis with your choice of dates. They can also serve as inspiration for your own custom itinerary.

Our itinerary, your dates – great for solo travelers, couples or small groups.

Essential Baltics

Essential Baltics

The Best of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Travels to: Baltics, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Departures in January, March, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December 2017

This itinerary available as a private journey

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