Huge Discounts on 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

Huge Discounts on 2014 Trans-Siberian Railway Tours

SEATTLE, WA - MIR Corporation is offering 2013 pricing for early birds targeting 2014 travel on select eastbound Trans-Siberian Rail Journeys and Silk Road by Private Train tours aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Savings range from $1,000 per couple in Gold Class up to $7,800 per couple in an Imperial Suite, with higher per person savings available for singles. The tours must be booked before March 31, 2013. For more information, contact MIR at 800-424-7289. Read More


MIR Unveils New Departure of its Silk Route Caravan

MIR Unveils New Departure of its Silk Route Caravan

SEATTLE, WA - The ancient trade routes that linked Europe and China exposed Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs, and religions. Now, more than 2,000 years later, the award-winning travel specialists at MIR Corporation have created an epic, 21-day journey to five exotic countries along the old Silk Route - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan - that visits eight awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way. Read More


MIR Announces 2011 Kyrgyzstan Tour Dates

MIR Announces 2011 Kyrgyzstan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Kyrgyzstan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Kyrgyzstan. Read More


MIR Announces 2011 Kazakhstan Tour Dates

MIR Announces 2011 Kazakhstan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Kazakhstsan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Kazakhstan. Read More


MIR Announces 2011 Tajikistan Tour Dates

MIR Announces 2011 Tajikistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Tajikistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Tajikistan. Read More


MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates

MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Turkmenistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Turkmenistan. Read More


MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates

MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation Announces 2011 Uzbekistan Tour Dates - More than 2,000 years ago, the great trade routes that linked Europe and China opened Central Asia to foreign cultures, customs and religions. Join a modern-day caravan on an epic journey to five of these exotic countries - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Today MIR Corporation announces departure dates for their 5 Stans tour featuring Uzbekistan. Read More


A Thousand Apples: Almaty, Kazakhstan Celebrates a Special Birthday in 2016

A Thousand Apples: Almaty, Kazakhstan Celebrates a Special Birthday in 2016

Almaty, the cultural, educational and financial heavyweight of Kazakhstan is celebrating its 1,000th birthday in 2016. No, it’s not the country’s capital anymore – not since 1997 when President Nursultan Nazarbaev signed a decree moving the capital up to Astana (“the Dubai of Kazakhstan”) on the northern steppe. But it’s still the largest, most diverse, most stimulating, exciting and wealthy city in the country. Happy birthday, Almaty! May you live 1,000 more years! Read More


What To Know Before You Go: Kazakhstan

What To Know Before You Go: Kazakhstan

Nearly five times the size of France, surprising Kazakhstan lays claim to soaring mountains, boundless steppe and abundant natural wildlife, attracting attention from adventure-seekers and European elite (like Prince Harry). Enjoy MIR’s Insider Tips on Travel to Unconventional Destinations: MIR founder and president Doug Grimes shares a collection of his insider’s tips on what to see, do, and eat in Kazakhstan. Read More


Active Adventures: 6 Hikes We Recommend in Siberia, Ukraine, Romania and along the Silk Road

Active Adventures: 6 Hikes We Recommend in Siberia, Ukraine, Romania and along the Silk Road

“There’s always a great hike in or near any of MIR’s destinations,” says tour manager extraordinaire Martin Klimenta, who has been leading tours for MIR since the 1990s. An active guy who loves to hike, bike and climb, Martin often explores on foot after his MIR travelers have retired to their hotel rooms for the night. “Sometimes on a tour there will be a client who loves to walk, too, and after dark we’ll head out together, just walking around a city for hours until we get hopelessly lost. Then we’ll call a taxi to take us back to the hotel.” Check out a few more formalized hikes recommended by some of MIR's adventurous destination experts. Read More