Welcome the New Year in St. Petersburg with MIR’s Undisputed Access to the Best of Russia

Welcome the New Year in St. Petersburg with MIR’s Undisputed Access to the Best of Russia

SEATTLE, WA — St. Petersburg invites guests through MIR Corporation to meet the New Year Dr. Zhivago-style by waltzing at the Czar’s Ball in Catherine’s Palace or dining in a private Russian home after days full of sleigh rides and, of course, strolling awe-struck through the Hermitage Museum. Travel via express train to Moscow and experience the capital city at its most graceful and serene before heading to tour the Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. The Russian Winter Wonder Land: New Year’s in St. Petersburg small group tour runs December 29, 2011 – January 7, 2012 and is priced from $5,095, per person. 

A second way to enjoy this country that makes an art of winter is to take a Trans-Siberian winter rail journey on Russia’s most exclusive private train, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, on one of two departures: Eastbound: Moscow to Vladivostok February 18 – March 3, 2012 or Westbound Vladivostok to Moscow March 1-15, 2012. 

The itinerary includes Red Square, the Kremlin and a tour of the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow; two of Russia’s oldest cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Golden Ring cities of Vladimir and Suzdal; Ekaterinberg, the place where the last czar, Nicolas II, was executed; an exploration of Irkutsk and Lake Baikal with classic Siberian wooden architecture, ice fishing and dog sledding; multi-ethnic Ulan Ude and a village home experience; UlaanBaatar on the Mongolian steppe where Genghis Khan once roamed and then Vladivostok, Russia’s Pacific Rim port. The 15-day program starts at $13,795 per person, double occupancy, and includes two nights in five star hotels and 12 nights aboard the Golden Eagle Trans_Siberian Express. 

“MIR has the inside access to Russia, as we have been running programs in this country for 25 years,” says Douglas Grimes, MIR founder and president.

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 18, 2011