MIR News and Views: February 20, 2009

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Russia, the biggest country in the world, offers an abundance of cultural treasures, a richness of detail and a largeness of spirit that can make a devotee out of even a seasoned traveler.  

Explore the distinctive realm of Western Russia, the region that includes Moscow, St. Petersburgand the Golden Ring, whose iconic onion-domed churches, kremlin fortresses, world-renowned museums and lavish palaces dazzle and delight.  From its Czarist past – described by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky and set to music by Tchaikovsky – to its present-day political intrigue, Western Russia is complex and immensely rewarding.

“Have and will continue to recommend MIR to those interested in traveling to Russia and the former Soviet states.  MIR always does a superb job.  Tours are well organized and conducted by very knowledgeable guides.”
– D. O’Hare, North Syracuse, NY

And now there are three more great reasons to travel with MIR to Western Russia:
  1. NEW Essential Russia Trip and Other Private Journeys

  2. Great access and airfares to Russia this spring

  3. Great small group tours with expert leaders and lots of extras 

MIR’s NEW 7-Day Essential Russia private journey features the classic sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg in an elegant, compact format, and great prices this spring mean there’s no better time to travel to Russia.  Take advantage of excellent rates for packages starting April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 2.  

Spend two nights in Moscow, the energetic capital; then, travel by train to St. Petersburgfor a three-night stay in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Choose your level of hotel, from three to five star. Packages, including private transfers and private guided tours, start at $2,295 per person/double for travel on select dates. More…
Good news for international travelers: more and more carriers are adding non-stop flights to Western Russia from U.S. gateways. It’s not just Aeroflot anymore.

For example, airfare departing from JFK April 2 to Moscow, returning from St. Petersburg April 10 (to coincide with theEssential Russia trip) starts at $684 (plus tax and fuel)economy class and $3,778(plus tax and fuel) business class.  

Rates are available for purchase together with MIR land travel packages only and subject to availability at the time of booking.  

These rates won’t last. Call for more details.  More…

3. Small Group Cultural 

All-Inclusive Land Tours with Lots of Extras
Led by wonderful native MIR Tour Managers, these signature MIR journeys of discovery feature all the usual inclusions, but also extras like evening cultural events, dinner in a private Russian home, gratuities to guides & drivers, private arrival/departure transfers, bottled water with all included meals, and more!  More…

A few of MIR’s Western RussiaSmall Group Tours:

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For more information on journeys to legendary destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia with MIR, contact our team of experts at 800-424-7289 or info@mircorp.com.

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                               Photos: Helge Pedersen, Lithuanian Tours, MIR Corporation

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