MIR Announces Fall Tours

MIR Announces Fall Tours

SEATTLE, WA – While travelers might find themselves in the midst of the scorching heat wave of July, autumn will be here in no time and trudging through the “dog days” of summer is easier when there is an exciting adventure to look forward to in the fall. Whether riding a camel over a desert dune, sampling exotically-spiced delicacies and robust wine, traveling in style through Russia’s imperial splendor, or experiencing the flourishing New Europe, MIR Corporation has something to offer every travel enthusiast. For more information on fall and winter travel options, call 1-800-424-7289 or email Charity at charity@mircorp.com.

“If you like to avoid the summer crowds, fall and winter are great times to travel,” said founder of MIR Corporation Douglas Grimes. “We are also accepting reservations for selected 2013 scheduled group tours at 2012 prices for a limited time.”

September and October is a fabulous time to explore Central Asia and Iran, with comfortable average temperatures of 60* to 80* during the fall months. The blue-tiled Silk Road oases will still reflect the blue of the desert skies, and the hospitable locals will be emerging from their shaded homes to shop and chat at the boisterous outdoor markets. These two trips embody this relatively mysterious region.

Inhale the fragrance of Bulgaria’s Valley of the Roses and venture backstage at a Romanian theater to meet and dine with the actors. Or opt to traverse seven Balkan countries in 16 days, from the Dinaric Alps down to the blue Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, lying warm under the sun’s slanting rays. Or you can do both: These trips are scheduled to fit back to back and flow seamlessly together.

After the summer holidays are over, experience off-season travel in Russia. The halls of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage feel roomier and Moscow’s Red Square offers wide open space to wander. The street fair atmosphere of the Arbat is more intimate. The opera and ballet season begins and Russian cosmonauts prepare for launch.

September in the Caucasus Mountains balances on the cusp of summer and fall. This is a perfect time to appreciate the South Caucasus countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Fall foliage is at its peak, and in the valleys it’s getting close to harvest time. The grapes for the famous Georgian wines are almost ready to be picked, and tables are overloaded with fresh produce and warm breads.

  • American Friends of Georgia
    Go beyond the renowned tourist sites to visit some of the humanitarian projects that American Friends of Georgia supports.
    September 9-18, 2012
  • Treasures of the South Caucasus
    Classic Survey of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
    September 23-October 7, 2012

About MIR Corporation

MIR Corporation, whose name means “peace” and “world” in Russian, has specialized in Russia (and neighboring countries) since 1986. Offering scheduled and custom journeys to Russia, along the Trans-Siberian and across the Silk Route, MIR’s Seattle-based experts design imaginative trips that take travelers far from the familiar, and work closely with local affiliates in Western Russia, Siberia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to carry them out. MIR has twice been named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth,” and is a preferred operator for museum, alumni and special interest organizations across the country.

Press inquiries should be directed to:
Liz Riley
MIR Corporation
liz (at) mircorp (dot) com
85 South Washington St Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104

PUBLISHED: July 20, 2013