National Geographic Traveler Awards MIR a 2014 “Tour of a Lifetime”
Award-winning tour specialist MIR Corporation is honored to announce that its new culinary and cultural tour, A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture, has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s 2014 “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” The tour is featured in the May 2014 issue, as well as listed on a special Tours of a Lifetime web page.
The delectable 10-day MIR journey, led by a passionate local foodie, lets travelers eat their way through Russia’s greatest cities – Moscow and St. Petersburg – while taking care to touch on all the definitive cultural sites. Each year since 2006, National Geographic Traveler has searched through the expanding field of guided trips for “the most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours” on the market.
“The tours we selected go beyond destination to add meaning and context,” said Norie Quintos, executive editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine. “They open the mind to new possibilities, new connections, new ways of thinking—all critically important given the world’s complex issues.”
Other MIR tours picked in past years by National Geographic Traveler as “Tours of a Lifetime” are:
- 2012 Inside the Russian Space Program
- 2011 Eastern Turkey & Georgia: Legacy of Empire
- 2008 Georgia & Armenia: Mountains & Monasteries
- 2006 Chinese Turkestan & Central Asia
- 2006 Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova
(Top photo credit: Katya Boyarskaya)
PUBLISHED: June 10, 2014