Why Travel the Silk Road, and Why Now?

Why Travel the Silk Road, and Why Now?

The Silk Road was not a single road; it was a far-flung web of lonely camel track routes from East to West and back again. Mother of all road trips, the Silk Road became a conduit for spreading belief systems, architecture, agriculture, music and art to the world. Read More


Siberia and Mongolia: A Perfect Pairing

Siberia and Mongolia: A Perfect Pairing

MIR's Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads small group tour travels by train, hydrofoil and plane into the heart of Mongolia and Siberia, including a trip to the Gobi Desert and visits to Old Believers, nomads, and Buddhist monasteries. Because it shows Siberia and Mongolia at their most beautiful and exotic, this tour is a favorite among our travelers, usually selling out year after year. Read More


Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

A proud independent spirit, a long tradition of lavish hospitality and an abundance of Nature’s gifts combine to make the Georgian people fabulous hosts, imaginative chefs, creative artists and open-hearted friends. Where else in the world can you... Read More



New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

Here’s an original suggestion for this New Year’s Eve: Spend it indulging in caviar and champagne aboard a deluxe private train barreling through Russia toward the Arctic Circle for a rendezvous with Aurora Borealis. This romantic and festive evening is included in MIR’s new rail journey by private train, Arctic Explorer: Quest for the Northern Lights. Read More


MIR in the News: Articles about MIR’s Tours Exploring Central Asia, Celebrating Winter in Russia and more

MIR in the News: Articles about MIR’s Tours Exploring Central Asia, Celebrating Winter in Russia and more

It's always nice when notable publications share news about our tours and destinations. Here are some of MIR's recent mentions in the press Read More


A Taste of Georgia: Photo Check-In of Wine, Feasts and… Puppies

A Taste of Georgia: Photo Check-In of Wine, Feasts and… Puppies

MIR’s very own copywriter, Mariana Noble, is traveling on the inaugural departure of our A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture small group tour as we speak. She left a few days ago and has some delightful snapshots to share. The most mouth-watering dispatch so far is above: a shot of the dinner table at the beginning of a Georgian feast. She reported, “By the end, there were dozens more dishes on the table – they just kept coming.” Read More



MIR Receives Two Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

MIR Receives Two Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly

MIR is proud to share some pretty exciting news – our new website, launched just this year, has been awarded a Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award, the premier award given by the travel industry to professionals. The 2014 catalog netted a Silver Award as well. Read More