MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

SEATTLE, WA — A recent issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine has highlighted 50 “places of a lifetime,” worldwide destinations that offer the best urban, cultural, or wildlife sights. MIR Corporation, a tour operator that has been taking travelers to the crossroads of Europe and Asia since 1986, is pleased to announce new independent travel package options called Flexible Essential Tours to several of these “places of a lifetime,” including a tour to Russia, a Silk Road tour that visits the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, a Siberia tour that highlights Lake Baikal and the sweeping scenery of Montenegro on a tour that combines the best of Balkans travel:

  • Essential St. Petersburg: A 7-day independent travel package

    No tour to Russia is complete without St. Petersburg, home of the czars and their courts and Russia’s richest cultural repository. Its fashionable boulevards and serene canals glisten in the “White Nights” of summer and dazzle on sunny winter days on this tour to Russia.

  • Essential Silk Road: A 10-day independent travel package

    Roam the great Silk Road oases of Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva on this Silk Road tour. Admire their mosques, madrassahs and minarets built of mudbricks and clad in ceramic tiles the color of the desert sky.

  • Essential Siberia & Mongolia: An 8-day independent travel package

    A Mongolia and Siberia tour from the wind-combed steppe of Mongolia to the shores of Siberia’s UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal. Overnight in a nomadic ger in Mongolia’s Gorkhi Terelj National Park, and spend two nights aboard the legendary Trans-Siberian railroad on its way to great Lake Baikal on this Siberia tour.

  • Essential Balkans: A 12-day independent travel package

    Visit seven Balkan countries in twelve days on this compact overland journey through history. A remarkably complex region, Balkans travel can be as simple as the region is complex with this pre-set itinerary.

More information on these tours and others is available at http://www.mircorp.com

Flexible Essential Independent Travel Packages are compact private tour itineraries – researched and ready to book on the dates a traveler chooses.

Call 800-424-7289 or email info (at) mircorp (dot) com for more information and a complete 2010 departures list.

About MIR Corporation

MIR whose name means “peace” and “world” in Russian, has specialized in tours to Russia (and neighboring countries) for 23 years. 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. The new Balkans travel options represent an additional group of countries MIR is excited to offer its clients. 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.

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: October 27, 2009