MIR Announces More Economical Cabin Option on Board its Luxury Train Journeys
SEATTLE, WA — MIR Corporation has announced the availability in 2010 of a more economical cabin option on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express luxury train tour to Mongolia, starting or ending in Moscow called New Heritage. The journey glides over the Trans-Siberian Railroad tracks and then dips down to Mongolia’s capital city, UlaanBaatar for the Naadam Festival. The 13 day journey departs from Moscow in the Eastbound direction on July 1st, 2010 and departs from UlaanBaatar in the Westbound direction on July 10th, 2010. Both directions feature the New Heritage cabins, which start at $7995 per person. Special offers and discounts may be available for the Westbound departure as well.
The annual Naadam Festival is Mongolia’s favorite holiday, showcasing the country’s best in wrestling, horse racing and archery as well as uniquely Mongolian sports such as “ankle-bone shooting.” It originated many centuries ago, but now this celebration of courage, strength, dexterity and marksmanship commemorates July 11th, the anniversary of Mongolia’s independence from China.
This Mongolia train journey begins with a tour to Russia, starting in Moscow and heading east to Siberia’s great Lake Baikal on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Along the way, passengers disembark in some of Russia’s most fascinating cities to sample daily life in the biggest country on earth. On arrival in UlaanBaatar, the luxury train empties of passengers, who check in to a centrally located hotel and attend the Naadam Festival Opening Ceremony. Merry-making continues for two days of Naadam Festival competitions and celebrations.
Other Trans-Siberian Railroad Tours on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express luxury train include:
- Trans-Siberian Railroad Classic Route: Tour to Russia between Moscow and Vladivostok
- The Silk Road by Private Train between Moscow and Beijing via Central Asia: This journey includes a tour to Russia before traveling across Central Asia to experience travel across the ancient Silk Road aboard the luxury train.
More information about this tour and all of MIR Corporation’s other tours is available at http://www.mircorp.com or by emailing charity (at) mircorp (dot) com or by calling us at 800-424-7289.
Small overland group tours that attend the Naadam Festival are also available. Please visit http://www.mircorp.com to request a free catalog.
About MIR Corporation
MIR whose name means “peace” and “world” in Russian, has specialized in tours to Russia (and neighboring countries) for 23 years, since founder Douglas Grimes organized his first tour to Russia as a young volleyball player. Offering scheduled and custom journeys to the crossroads of Europe and Asia, MIR and its Seattle-based experts design imaginative trips and work closely with local affiliates to carry them out. MIR has unmatched expertise in tours on the Trans-Siberian Railroad by private Russian train and other luxury train tours. 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. For more information, please visit http://www.mircorp.com or call 800-424-7289.
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Seattle, WA 98104
PUBLISHED: December 4, 2009