4 Ways to Save: Sneak Preview of Our 30th Anniversary Season Special Savings Offers

4 Ways to Save: Sneak Preview of Our 30th Anniversary Season Special Savings Offers

Over the course of the coming months, we’ll be rolling out a series of special offers to commemorate our 30th anniversary season in 2016. Some of our long-term colleagues are partnering with us to help us celebrate our 30th season, and bring you special savings.

Here’s a sneak preview of some of the ways to save with MIR for MIR’s 30th Anniversary Season in 2016:

  • MIR Makes Russia & Iran Visa Free (or rather, “Visa FEE Free”): Save up to $295 per person on select tours. (more info)
  • Founder’s Five Favorites, Russia Collection: Celebrate MIR’s 30th anniversary and save $300 per person on select small group tours to Russia. (more info)
  • Early Booking Savings: Save $100 per person when you book a scheduled 2016 small group tour or rail journey by private train by December 31, 2015. (more info)
  • Booking multiple trips with MIR? Book two scheduled group tours and save $200 per person, per tour. (more info)

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Free Russian and Iranian Visa Processing: Save Up to $295 Per Person on Select Tours

For a limited time, new bookings on either (or both) of MIR’s two new small group tours for 2016 featuring travel to Russia or Iran now qualify for free processing of your visa:

Insider’s Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg Rediscovered
Valid on the July 22-August 1, 2016 and September 16-26, 2016 departures
Save up to $295 for Russia visa processing

Iran Unveiled
Valid on the April 9-20, 2016 and October 22-November 2, 2016 departures
Save up to $192 for Iran visa processing


More information about this special offer:

When the time comes for visas, MIR and Passport Visas Express will provide you with instructions on how to process your visa through Passport Visas Express and MIR will pick up the visa tab.

  • Includes non-expedited tourist visa processing via MIR’s preferred provider, Passport Visas Express.
  • Maximum value of the offer valid for standard processing service through Passport Visa Express for U.S. passport holders residing in the U.S., inclusive of consular fees and service fees: $295 for Russian visa processing; $192 for Iranian visa processing.
  • Includes one-way return shipping via Federal Express to a U.S. address (initial shipping fees for application submission not included. Cannot ship to P.O. boxes).
  • Offer does not apply to non-U.S. passport holders. 
  • Puerto Rico addresses, as well as non-U.S. addresses, may incur additional shipping cost at your expense. 
  • Time must permit non-expedited processing. 
  • Visa applied for will be Russian 3-year multi-entry visa, or Iranian single entry visa valid for duration of MIR program. 
  • MIR is not responsible for additional costs incurred due to required visa corrections or amendments, or additional/unexpected consular, service or shipping fees.  
  • Offer does not include visa photos, which are required. 
  • Completion of all forms is traveler’s responsibility – MIR will provide instructions. Not responsible for incorrectly issued visas.
  • Subject to availability of the tour at the time of reservation and for a limited time only.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • Offer is combinable with Early Booking Savings offer. Not combinable with any other offers.
  • Valid for new bookings for 2016 select programs though December 31, 2015 only.  

 

Founder’s Five Favorites, Russia Collection: Save $300 per person on select trips

From the Russian Far East and Siberia to the West, Russia offers an amazingly diverse range of experiences, and the people are not just hospitable, but wonderfully deep and soulful. It’s the largest country on earth, and though our founder, Douglas Grimes, has crisscrossed its great landscapes more times than he can count over the last 30 years, he never tires of returning to Russia.

Here are five of Douglas’s favorite MIR Russia tours. Book your spot on one of these select departures of the Founder’s Five in 2016 by December 31, 2015 and save $300 per person.

Siberian Odyssey: Legends of Lake Baikal & Tuva
Valid on the July 31-August 12, 2016 departure 

Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads
Valid on the June 14-29, 2016 departure

Kamchatka: Reindeer Herders & the Ring of Fire
Valid on the August 19-27, 2016 departure 

Inside the Russian Space Program
Valid on the September 24-October 2, 2016 departure 

Mongolia to Moscow: A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure
Valid on the September 4-19, 2016 departure


More information about this special offer:

  • A credit of $300 per person, per trip will be taken off your final trip invoice for bookings on any of the above-listed tour departures.
  • Subject to availability of the tour at the time of reservation and for a limited time only.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • Not combinable with any other offers.
  • Expires December 31, 2015.

 

Early Booking Savings: Save $100 Per Person

Save $100 per person when you book a scheduled 2016 small group tour or rail journey by private train by December 31, 2015.

Combine this with our Multi-Tour Savings and save an additional to $200 per person, per tour for a total savings of $300 per person, per tour.

More information about this special offer:

  • Valid on scheduled group tours only (not applicable to Flexible Essential trips, or any custom, private journey).
  • Not combinable with other offers unless noted.
  • Subject to availability of the tour at the time of reservation and for a limited time only.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • Expires December 31, 2015.

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Multi-Tour Savings: Save $200 Per Person

For a limited time, save $200 per person, per tour when you book more than one scheduled 2016 small group tour or rail journey by private train. The number of trips you can book in one year is unlimited.

Combine this with our Early Booking Savings and save an additional $100 per person, per tour.

For example:

  • If you book two 2016 tours before December 31, 2015, save $600 per person.
  • If you book three 2016 tours before December 31, 2015, save $900 per person.

More information about this special offer:

  • Valid on scheduled group tours only (not applicable to Flexible Essential trips, or any custom, private journey).
  • Not valid with other offers except the Early Booking Savings offer.
  • Subject to availability of the tour at the time of reservation and for a limited time only.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • Valid for new 2016 reservations made October 19, 2015 and later.
  • Expires December 31, 2015.

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(Top photo: A vodka toast and homemade piroshki. Photo credit: Bruce Jones)

PUBLISHED: October 20, 2015

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