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Traveler Health & Well-Being 


For over 30 years we’ve guided travelers to the crossroads of Europe and Asia — adapting and evolving our on-trip protocols along the way to serve you best.

The safety and well-being of our guests and teams is paramount and we will continue to develop and adopt safety and sanitation practices as they evolve during this new era of travel.

The teams in our affiliated offices in Siberia, Western Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine, together with our network of partners spread from Tbilisi to Tallinn to Tirana, are staying safe while actively providing us with on-the-ground updates. As destinations begin to open up, we continue to closely monitor the rapidly changing landscape with updates from U.S. Department of State (DOS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and other professional sources.

Read more about what you can expect when traveling with MIR.

Which MIR Destinations are Open for Travel Now?


Countries are gradually reopening to American travelers. For those ready to venture out soon to take advantage of this window of opportunity to explore before the crowds return, here’s a list of destinations MIR can help you get to now – or whenever you’re ready.

Plan Now, Pay Later – Now Extended


New Reservations for Future Adventures

We know many of you are ready to plan your future adventure, and with so many people who deferred trips to 2021, some trips for this year are already sold out. No need to wait — now you can make plans without pressure with our Plan Now, Pay Later policy.

No Deposits and Full Flexibility

Now you have more time to take advantage of this special offer. Make a new reservation for a 2021 or 2022 Small Group Tour, Flexible Essential Private Trip, or Custom Private Journey before April 30, 2021, and we’ll hold your place with no deposit required until May 31, 2021. Traveler agrees to pay a non-refundable deposit of $750 for Small Group Tours and Flexible Essential Private Trips, or $1,000 for Custom Private Journeys on/by May 31, 2021 to reconfirm participation; and once received by MIR, our standard booking terms and conditions then apply.

Flexible Transfers: Deposits are fully transferable up to the final payment date. You may transfer your deposit up to the final payment due date on any Small Group Tour, Flexible Essential Private Trip, or Custom Private Journey to another departure date* through December 31, 2022.

*Based on availability. Traveler is responsible for any price difference incurred with their future trip.

Offer for new bookings only with land tour (or pre-tour extension) departing after July 31, 2021. Not applicable to Rail Journeys by Private Train or Special Tours. Please contact us for more details about offers that may be applicable to those trip types.

Our expert travel planners are on hand to talk with you about all the trip options – whether that’s by joining an intimately sized group, or plotting your own private travel path – give us a call or drop us a line to get started.

When the time is right for you, we look forward to talking travel with you. In the meantime, we hope you’ll wander about our new website and find inspiration for your future travel dreams.

Already Booked on a MIR Tour?


As the pandemic unfolded over the past year, MIR reached out personally and individually to all of our small group travelers and those with custom private plans that weren’t able to materialize in 2020. We’ve been thrilled by how many travelers have stayed on board for future tours, and we’re as excited as you are to get you back to exploring our corner of the world. Please contact us with any specific questions regarding your upcoming reservations.

Continued Flexibility

We are continuing our personal attention to all our travelers, as the global travel landscape remains dynamic. If you have carried forward a booking from 2020 and are currently booked on any Small Group Tour, Flexible Essential Private Trip, or Custom Private Journey, and are now considering not traveling on your re-scheduled tour departure, you may transfer your deposit up to the final payment due date to another departure date* through December 31, 2023. Just contact us to discuss details.

If MIR should cancel your trip: transfer your deposit to the same trip within the next year and we’ll lock in your current price.

*Based on availability. Traveler is responsible for any price difference incurred with their future trip.

Please contact us for more details about Rail Journeys by Private Train and Special Tours.

Connect with Us Anytime

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding our destinations or details about your upcoming trip. We’re available Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm PST.

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