There are many ways to search this website:

  • Jump right in! Try out our easy Trip Finder or peruse our Destination Map.
  • Chat with a Tour Specialist about what you’re looking for.  Email or call us at 800-424-7289.
  • Explore in as leisurely a manner as you wish. The box to the right can help eliminate the guesswork.



Search By Destination
Cupolas at Novodvichy Cemetery. Photo credit: Kelly TissierAshkabad, Turkmenistan Photo credit: Michel Behar

Most travelers will want to begin on the MIR Destination Map. Check out the regions we specialize in by rolling over the map graphic or perusing the list of our destinations. From there, click on the country or region for general information, then click again for a list of available scheduled group tours and custom private travel options.


Search By Group Size
Gudauri, Georgia Photo credit: Martin KlimentaTibet Photo credit: Yulia Protosova

Whether you’re looking to travel solo, as a couple or family, or you’re in charge of travel for your affinity group, MIR has the travel solution for you:

Solo Travelers


Couples and Families

  • Small Group Tours:
    If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, we suggest you look first at our small group tour opportunities. Each tour is an expertly-guided exploration of world-class sites that comes complete with comprehensive inclusions and with the added benefit of a dedicated tour leader looking out for your comfort and safety. Parties of 5 or more who join a MIR scheduled group tour together qualify for a special offer. Contact us for more details.
  • Custom & Private Trips:
    MIR can design an itinerary around your and your companions’ specific interests as well. MIR has expertise in planning custom tours exploring family heritage (even visiting the village of your great grandparents and meeting distant relatives) or specialties such as music and literature, performing arts, or military history, among others.


Groups of 6 to 600

MIR has the experience and knowledge to plan a custom trip especially for your affinity group, non-profit or overland adventure group. We love the challenges inherent in creating a journey that matches your travel goals.

  • MIR is a chosen travel planner for prestigious alumni associations across the country, such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Princeton, just to name a few.
  • We’ve planned educational tours for agricultural leadership programs, introducing rural leaders to such diverse experiences as visiting a factory farm in China and meeting individual shepherds in Romania.
  • MIR has enabled motorcycle groups to roar across the whole of Russia and along the Silk Road.
  • We’ve also helped private parties manage all the required logistics on elaborate self-drive expeditions, such as an 82-day trip from Tbilisi to Bishkek through the Five ‘Stans along the Silk Road.

Your group can imagine its own itinerary and make it happen with the help of our experienced travel planners. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 or email us to talk about making your group’s travel dreams a reality.


Search by Trip Type
Fergana, Uzbekistan Photo credit: Michel BeharCzar's Ball in St. Petersburg

MIR offers three styles of travel.  You can decide to join a small group tour, a rail journey by private train, or travel on your own dates and with your own tour itinerary on a custom, private trip.

Small Group Tours

Imagine joining a small yet diverse group of world travelers every morning for an expertly-guided exploration of a world-class site, knowing that your leader will be looking out for your comfort and safety. Your group is intimate and manageable; MIR’s Signature Small Group Tours have a firm upper limit of 12-16 participants. Your personable and energetic tour manager takes you places you didn’t even know you wanted to go.

Aside from their creative itineraries and ingenious extras, our scheduled small group tours offer some of the best value on the market – innovative programs designed by experts, access to a knowledgeable and dedicated travel planner throughout the pre-trip process, personalized airfare services, excellent leaders, really small groups and all-inclusive land tour pricing.

While each of our trips offers great value, we have made it easier for you to select your ideal journey by sorting our small group tours into three separate categories – Premier, Cultural and Explorer.

Rail Journeys by Private Train

Another exceptional way to travel is by private train. Our rail journeys by private train are in a class of their own, allowing travelers to experience remote destinations in style and comfort – particularly enjoyable on such lengthy and legendary routes as the Trans-Siberian and the Silk Route.

Custom, Private Travel Options

Travel when, where and how you want – that’s what our personalized journeys are all about. Bring your family, your friends, your schoolmates; or travel solo, just you and your destination. You choose your companions, pick the place and set the pace – we make all the arrangements.

Other travel companies may not be equipped to handle the details of customized personal trips, but MIR has been handling the ins and outs and special requests of personalized travel in our destinations for over 27 years. We call it “Destination by Design.”


Search by Departure Dates
Reindeer in the snowCamel ride in Khongorin Els Mongolia Photo credit: Ana Filonov

MIR travels all year round. Enjoy the Naadam Festival in July, New Year’s Eve at a St. Petersburg palace, or the Silk Route in the spring. We plan our scheduled group tour options around optimal weather patterns and feature local festivals when possible. Our Flexible Essential Private Journeys allow you to enjoy a pre-designed itinerary with dates that work for you. Search by date on our Trip Finder.


Search by Tour Experiences

Not sure where you want to go, but know what you want to do? Take a look at MIR’s list of signature experiences on our Trip Finder to find what travel option gives you what you want.


Search by Price

For most of our destinations, we offer a variety of price points to help you find the one best suited to your budget. You can search by price on our Trip Finder.