Rising Nations Ready for Prime Time

Explore the hip and historic countries of Central and East Europe.  Hidden from view for much of the 20th century, they can boast gorgeous countryside, congenial people and sturdy villages as well as rococo capitals and medieval town centers.  Changing with every moment that goes by, these places should be visited now before they are fully and irretrievably “discovered.”

Why Travel with MIR to Central & East Europe
  • Over two decades of Central and East Europe travel experience
  • MIR small group tour Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova was honored by National Geographic Traveler as a “Tour of a Lifetime”
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Fodor’s Travel Intelligence blog praised MIR for expertise in planning custom trips for travelers exploring their roots in Central and East Europe
  • Travel programs such as Stanford and Northwestern universities have chosen MIR to guide them to Central and East Europe
  • 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 compliments from our travelers for the inspired opportunities we provide to help them get to know the local people.  Below is just a sampling of the Central and East Europe experiences MIR has designed to take our clients far from the familiar.

  • Learn to cook pierogi
    Learn how to make traditional Polish-style pierogi, Poland’s national dish, with a private chef....
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    Learn to cook pierogi

    Central and East Europe

    Krakow, Poland

    Learn how to make traditional Polish-style pierogi, Poland’s national dish, with a private chef.

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  • Visit a pottery workshop
    Take the opportunity to visit a local pottery workshop and learn about the glazing style unique to Bulgaria....
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    Visit a pottery workshop

    Central and East Europe

    Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    Take the opportunity to visit a local pottery workshop and learn about the glazing style unique to Bulgaria.

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  • Relish a home-cooked Moldovan meal
    Savor a home-cooked Moldovan meal in a private home....
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    Relish a home-cooked Moldovan meal

    Central and East Europe

    Various locations in Moldova

    Savor a home-cooked Moldovan meal in a private home.

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  • Embrace the culture of the Polish highlanders, or gorale
    Drive into the foothills of the Tatra Mountains to discover the timber architecture, embroidered costumes and savory cuisine of the Polish highlanders...
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    Embrace the culture of the Polish highlanders, or gorale

    Central and East Europe

    Tatra Mountains, Poland

    Drive into the foothills of the Tatra Mountains to discover the timber architecture, embroidered costumes and savory cuisine of the Polish highlanders, or gorale.

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Ways to Travel to Central & East Europe with MIR

MIR is founded on a love for travel to this corner of the world. We design every one of our trips to enable you to get under the skin of the places that we find so special.

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

Small Group Tours
Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova

Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova

An In-depth Study of Three Unsung Countries

Travels to: Belarus, Central and East Europe, Moldova, Ukraine

13 Days / Departures in May, August 2017

Small Group land tour from $6,795, plus $480 internal air

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Bulgaria & Romania:  Frescoes & Fortresses

Bulgaria & Romania: Frescoes & Fortresses

Through the Valley of the Roses to the Painted Monasteries

Travels to: Bulgaria, Central and East Europe, Romania

16 Days / Departures in May, August 2017

Small Group land tour from $6,195

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Christmas Traditions of Poland

Christmas Traditions of Poland

Brilliant Holidays in Krakow, Warsaw and the Polish Highlands

Travels to: Central and East Europe, Poland

8 Days / Departures in December 2017

Small Group land tour from $3,995

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Rail Journeys by Private Train
Budapest to Venice by Private Train

Budapest to Venice by Private Train

A Balkan Rail Odyssey Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Travels to: Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Central and East Europe, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia

11 Days / Departures in September, June 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $9,195

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New Year’s in Vienna by Private Train

New Year’s in Vienna by Private Train

Budapest and Central Europe Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Travels to: Central and East Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia

9 Days / Departures in December 2018

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $7,495

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Venice to Budapest by Private Train

Venice to Budapest by Private Train

A Balkan Rail Odyssey Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Travels to: Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Central and East Europe, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia

11 Days / Departures in June 2018

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $9,195

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Treasures of Eastern Europe by Private Train

Treasures of Eastern Europe by Private Train

Venice to Budapest Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express

Travels to: Central and East Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland

14 Days / Departures in August 2018

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $11,595

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Custom and private travel is our specialty. We’ve been designing unforgettable custom itineraries to Central and East Europe for over two decades; 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 for this region or read more about how to design your own trip.  Also, consider this: You can customize one of our small group tours 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 Central & East Europe 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 Poland

Essential Poland

Warsaw and Krakow: Two of Poland’s Finest Cities

Travels to: Central and East Europe, Poland

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

This itinerary available as a private journey

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