Experience the BAM Route & the Naadam Festival on a Luxury Rail Journey by Private Train

Experience the BAM Route & the Naadam Festival on a Luxury Rail Journey by Private Train

The seldom-traveled Baikal-Amur Magistral, or BAM route, is an epic a railway journey. Rolling through some of the most remote, roadless taiga in the country, the BAM blazes a path through miles of glorious, unspoiled scenery, dramatic mountains, and out-of-the-way towns and villages that seem to have remained remarkably untouched by Russia's rapid, modern changes. Read More


All Aboard! 3 New Ways to Ride the Rails with MIR in 2018

All Aboard! 3 New Ways to Ride the Rails with MIR in 2018

Get ready to set your travel plans in motion! We've published dates for our 2018 rail journeys by private train, including two new routes. For a limited time: Book your 2018 rail journey by private train now and pay 2017 prices PLUS get an extra $500 off. Read More


2 More Reasons to Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway in 2016: Expert Lecturers aboard a Luxury Train

2 More Reasons to Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway in 2016: Expert Lecturers aboard a Luxury Train

In honor of the Trans-Siberian Railway’s 100th anniversary in 2016, two of our new Trans-Siberian rail journeys aboard a luxury private train will feature expert lecturers and, for a limited time, you can save $1,000 per person! Travelers aboard these new rail journey routes will ride in luxury over eight time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok, seeing remote parts of Siberia that most travelers don’t usually experience. They'll enjoy a variety of onboard amenities, including lectures by a train expert & author and a former British soldier & historian. Read More


The Trans-Siberian celebrates 100 Years of Rolling: New Tours and Ways to Save

The Trans-Siberian celebrates 100 Years of Rolling: New Tours and Ways to Save

To celebrate the Trans-Siberian Railway's historic centennial, we’ve added two new one-time rail journeys by private train to our roster of Trans-Siberian expeditions, both of them even more Siberian than our other offerings. They both branch off from the mainline and stop in little Siberian towns that travelers rarely see. And, for a limited time, enjoy a $1,000 per person special savings offer. 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