National Geographic Traveler Awards MIR a 2014 “Tour of a Lifetime”

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.

Pastries, pies and cakes are sweet essentials on MIR's Russian culinary tour Photo credit: Jonathan Irish

Pastries, pies and cakes are sweet essentials on MIR’s Russian culinary tour
Photo credit: Jonathan Irish

Small bites: It's the art of presenting – and eating – Russian caviar <br>Photo credit: Ian Felstead

Small bites: It’s the art of presenting – and eating – Russian caviar
Photo credit: Ian Felstead

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.”

Cheese is a key component in this Russian cooking lesson <br>Photo credit: Katya Boyarskaya

Cheese is a key component in this Russian cooking lesson
Photo credit: Katya Boyarskaya

No instructions necessary in eating what you've just learned to cook in Russia! <br>Photo credit: Katya Boyarskaya

No instructions necessary in eating what you’ve just learned to cook in Russia!
Photo credit: Katya Boyarskaya

Other MIR tours picked in past years by National Geographic Traveler as “Tours of a Lifetime” are:

(Top photo credit: Katya Boyarskaya)

PUBLISHED: June 10, 2014

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