The World’s Diversity in a Single Country

Russia, the largest country on earth, is larger than life; so big and diverse that an incomparable range of uniquely Russian experiences is possible in any season.  Red Square in a light snowfall, St. Petersburg’s glowing canals under a midnight sunset, the almost tropical transparency of Lake Baikal’s cold waters – these are Russia’s treasures.  Discover the phenomenal range of possibilities with MIR, including riding the rails of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Why Travel with MIR to Russia
  • 30 years of Russia travel experience
  • Travel programs such as Princeton and the Harvard Museum of Natural History have chosen MIR to guide them to Russia
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • On-the-ground support and quality you can trust
  • MIR affiliate offices in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk and Ulan Ude
  • 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 age-old country of Russia.  Below is just a sampling of the Russia experiences MIR has designed to take our clients far from the familiar.

Ways to Travel to Russia with MIR

For 30 years our number one passion has been making Russia accessible to intrepid travelers who dream of exploring under-traveled destinations.  Our name means “peace” and “world” in Russian. We design every one of our Russia trips to help you touch the heart of our favorite country.

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
Siberian Winter Escapade

Siberian Winter Escapade

An Uncommon Adventure on Frozen Lake Baikal

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East

8 Days / Departures in February 2017

Small Group land tour from $3,995

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Siberian Winter Escapade

Siberian Winter Escapade

An Uncommon Adventure on Frozen Lake Baikal

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East

8 Days / Departures in February 2018

Small Group land tour - call for pricing

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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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Russia’s Imperial Capitals & Ancient Villages

Russia’s Imperial Capitals & Ancient Villages

Moscow, the Golden Ring and St. Petersburg

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

11 Days / Departures in May, July, September 2017

Small Group land tour from $5,995

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Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads

Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads

The Gobi Desert, A Country Naadam Celebration, Lake Baikal

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East

16 Days / Departures in June 2017

Small Group land tour from $8,295, plus $630 internal air

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Mongolia to Moscow:  A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure

Mongolia to Moscow: A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure

Landscapes and Cultures of Mongolia, Siberia and Western Russia

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

16 Days / Departures in July, September 2017

Small Group land tour from $7,295

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Insider’s Russia:  Moscow & St. Petersburg Rediscovered

Insider’s Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg Rediscovered

Refined, Remarkable, Revealing

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

11 Days / Departures in July, September 2017

Small Group land tour from $5,095

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A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture

A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture

Innovation and Imagination in Russia’s Culinary Scene

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

10 Days / Departures in July 2017

Small Group land tour from $5,295

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Siberian Odyssey:  Legends of Lake Baikal & Tuva

Siberian Odyssey: Legends of Lake Baikal & Tuva

From Olkhon Island to the Valley of the Czars

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East

13 Days / Departures in July 2017

Small Group land tour from $6,695, plus $700 internal air

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Kamchatka: Reindeer Herders & the Ring of Fire

Kamchatka: Reindeer Herders & the Ring of Fire

Volcanoes, Geysers, Hot Springs and Reindeer of Russia’s Far East

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East

9 Days / Departures in August 2017

Small Group land tour from $6,595, plus $1,000 internal air

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Inside the Russian Space Program

Inside the Russian Space Program

From Star City to the Baikonur Cosmodrome

Travels to: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Western Russia

9 Days / Departures in September 2017

Small Group land tour from $14,495

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Russian Winter Wonderland

Russian Winter Wonderland

New Year’s in St. Petersburg with Moscow and Suzdal

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

10 Days / Departures in December 2017

Small Group land tour from $5,095

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Rail Journeys by Private Train
Arctic Explorer by Private Train: Quest for the Northern Lights

Arctic Explorer by Private Train: Quest for the Northern Lights

From St. Petersburg to Moscow via the Arctic Circle Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

12 Days / Departures in February, December 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $11,995

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Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland Route: Eastbound

Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland Route: Eastbound

Moscow to Vladivostok in Winter Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in February 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $15,895

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Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland Route: Westbound

Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland Route: Westbound

Vladivostok to Moscow in Winter Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in March 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $15,895

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Jewels of Persia & The Silk Route by Private Train: Eastbound

Jewels of Persia & The Silk Route by Private Train: Eastbound

From Moscow to Tehran via Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Central Asia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Russia

18 Days / Departures in March 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $20,995

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The Trans-Siberian Express Between Moscow & Beijing: Eastbound

The Trans-Siberian Express Between Moscow & Beijing: Eastbound

From Russia to China Aboard the Tsar's Gold

Travels to: China, Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

16 Days / Departures in May, June, July, August, September 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $8,795

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The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Eastbound

The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Eastbound

Moscow to Vladivostok Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in May 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $15,895

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The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Eastbound

The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Eastbound

Moscow to Vladivostok Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in June, July, August 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $16,995

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The Trans-Siberian Baikal Express Route

The Trans-Siberian Baikal Express Route

Moscow to Lake Baikal Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

9 Days / Departures in May 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $10,595

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The Trans-Siberian Baikal Express Route

The Trans-Siberian Baikal Express Route

Moscow to Lake Baikal Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

9 Days / Departures in June, July, August 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $11,695

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The Trans-Siberian Express Between Beijing & Moscow: Westbound

The Trans-Siberian Express Between Beijing & Moscow: Westbound

From China to Russia Aboard the Tsar's Gold

Travels to: China, Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in May, June, July, August, September 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $8,695

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The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Westbound

The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Westbound

Vladivostok to Moscow Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in May 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $15,895

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The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Westbound

The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Westbound

Vladivostok to Moscow Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

15 Days / Departures in June, August, September 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $16,995

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Land of the Midnight Sun by Private Train

Land of the Midnight Sun by Private Train

White Nights Across the Arctic Circle

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

12 Days / Departures in June 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $11,995

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The Trans-Siberian Mongolian Route with Naadam Festival: Eastbound

The Trans-Siberian Mongolian Route with Naadam Festival: Eastbound

Moscow to UlaanBaatar Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

13 Days / Departures in July 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $15,895

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The Trans-Siberian Mongolian Route with Naadam Festival: Westbound

The Trans-Siberian Mongolian Route with Naadam Festival: Westbound

UlaanBaatar to Moscow Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Mongolia, Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

13 Days / Departures in July 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $15,895

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Grand Tour of Russia: Across Russia by River & Rail

Grand Tour of Russia: Across Russia by River & Rail

From St. Petersburg to Vladivostok Aboard the M.S. Volga Dream & the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East, Trans-Siberian Railway, Western Russia

26 Days / Departures in July 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $20,590

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The Silk Route by Private Train: Eastbound

The Silk Route by Private Train: Eastbound

Moscow to Beijing via Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Central Asia, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Russia

21 Days / Departures in September 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $24,595

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The Silk Route ‘Stans by Private Train: Eastbound

The Silk Route ‘Stans by Private Train: Eastbound

Moscow to Almaty Across Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Russia

13 Days / Departures in September 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $16,995

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The Silk Route by Private Train: Westbound

The Silk Route by Private Train: Westbound

Beijing to Moscow via Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Central Asia, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Russia

21 Days / Departures in September 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $24,595

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The Silk Route ‘Stans by Private Train: Westbound

The Silk Route ‘Stans by Private Train: Westbound

Almaty to Moscow Across Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Russia

13 Days / Departures in October 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $16,995

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Jewels of Persia & The Silk Route by Private Train: Westbound

Jewels of Persia & The Silk Route by Private Train: Westbound

From Tehran to Moscow via Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle

Travels to: Central Asia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Russia

18 Days / Departures in November 2017

Rail Journey by Private train land tour from $20,995

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Custom and private travel is our specialty. We’ve been designing unforgettable custom itineraries for travel to Russia 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 Journeys for this region or read more about how to design your own trip or view our suggested itineraries.  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 Russia 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 St. Petersburg

Essential St. Petersburg

Imperial Splendors of the Czars

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

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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Essential Russia

Essential Russia

Survey of Moscow and St. Petersburg

Travels to: Russia, Western Russia

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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Essential Siberia

Essential Siberia

Rolling Steppe, Lakeshore and Taiga

Travels to: Russia, Siberia and the Russian Far East

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

This itinerary available as a private journey

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