Sip & Save $200: Experiential Taste Adventures to Georgia or Russia

Sip & Save $200: Experiential Taste Adventures to Georgia or Russia

Food Adventures: You can find this contemporary concept at the cutting-edge intersection of Food and Adventure Tourism.

Tasting local foods, learning to prepare local dishes, sampling regional wines and characteristic adult beverages, expanding your culinary capabilities – these are the hallmarks of Food Tourism.

Entering into the local culture, meeting the local people and experiencing the natural heritage of an off-the-beaten-path location – these are attributes of Adventure Tourism. Mix them together on these delicious tours from MIR:

Sip and Save:And, for a limited time, celebrate MIR’s 30th year of cooking up creative and adventurous tours with a $200 savings per person and a special gift for each traveler who reserves their space on one of these tours before December 31, 2015. (more info)


A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture
A toast in Signagi, Georgia Photo credit: Mariana Noble

A toast in a vineyard in Signagi, Georgia with winemaker John Wurdeman
Photo credit: Mariana Noble

On MIR’s small group tour, A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture, discover the history and living traditions of this ancient country through its chefs, winemakers, artisans and musicians, as you taste your way from cities to villages and vineyards to mountains. (more about this tour)

Feast, Toast, SaveExplore gorgeous Georgia on a culinary and cultural caravan that traverses a country entwined with grapevines, overflowing with wine and abounding in hospitality. In the company of local hosts, discover the history and living traditions of this ancient country through its chefs, winemakers, artisans and musicians.

Special Offer, PlusSave $200 per person when you reserve your spot before December 31, 2015. PLUS, we’ll have 2 bottles of wine from the award-winning Pheasant’s Tears Winery delivered to you on the tour – personally signed by winemaker and Pheasant’s Tears co-founder, John Wurdeman. (more about this special offer)

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A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture
A lunch at LavkaLavka, where a meal of seasonal classic Russian ingredients is served Photo credit: Lavka Lavka

A lunch at LavkaLavka, where a meal of seasonal
classic Russian ingredients is served
Photo credit: Lavka Lavka

MIR’s delectable journey, A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture, is led by a passionate local foodie and lets you eat your way through Russia’s greatest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, while taking care to touch on all the definitive cultural sites. You will learn that Russian cuisine goes far beyond borscht and blini. (more about this tour)

Eat and Greet in RussiaExplore the enduring open-air markets and their new organic relatives, the czarist and nouvelle cuisine restaurants, and the retro Soviet cafés and vodka bars of modern Russia. Meet famed chefs for hands-on cooking classes and dine in a smorgasbord of restaurants, family homes, and a country dacha, where home-cooked cuisine and traditional Russian culture come together. This small group journey was honored as a Tour of a Lifetime,” by National Geographic Traveler when it was introduced in 2014.

Special Offer, PlusSave $200 per person when you reserve your spot before December 31, 2015. PLUS, we’ll reserve a souvenir bottle of Cristall Vodka in your name to pick up during the tour. (more about this special offer)

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Chow Down with MIR

MIR has 30 years of unrivaled travel expertise in creating momentous journeys.

Chat with Joanna, Amy or Devin on our team to hear more about these culinary adventures in Western Russia and the South Caucasus.

You can also travel independently. There are endless custom and private travel possibilities that MIR can combine to build a culinary and cultural trip tailored to your specific interests and pace.

More Ways to SaveAs a part of our 30th Anniversary celebration, we have a variety of ways to save on all of our small group tours and rail journeys by private train. Check out our ever-growing list of special offers.

Top photo: Posing with the goods at a hilltop fortress near Pheasant’s Tears. Photo credit: Mariana Noble

PUBLISHED: November 6, 2015

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