MIR’s new Trans-Siberian Railroad brochure

MIR’s new Trans-Siberian Railroad brochure

SEATTLE, WA -- Seattle-based MIR Corporation is pleased to announce the publication of an exciting new brochure, Experience the Tran-Siberian Railway, Your Route - Your Way, detailing an extensive selection of journeys on the legendary Tran-Siberian Railroad. Described as "The world's longest continuous rail line and one of its greatest train journeys," in the best-seller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the Trans-Siberian Railroad is an experience that many people only dream about. Read More


MIR Announces More Economical Cabin Option on Board its Luxury Train Journeys

MIR Announces More Economical Cabin Option on Board its Luxury Train Journeys

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation has announced the availability in 2010 of a more economical cabin option on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express luxury train tour to Mongolia, starting or ending in Moscow called New Heritage. The journey glides over the Trans-Siberian Railroad tracks and then dips down to Mongolia's capital city, UlaanBaatar for the Naadam Festival. Read More


Traveler Spotlight: Golden Eagle Luxury Train across Russia in ITN

Traveler Spotlight: Golden Eagle Luxury Train across Russia in ITN

Two MIR travelers recently spent two weeks living it up as they rode the luxurious Golden Eagle private train from one end of Russia to the other on the Trans-Siberian Railway. In their ITN tour diary, they share the details of the rail journey and their time on the train. Read More



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


Experience the Most Luxurious Way to Travel on a Rail Journey by Private Train

Experience the Most Luxurious Way to Travel on a Rail Journey by Private Train

All luxury rail journeys by private train in MIR's extensive menu provide chic and comfortable accommodations in every cabin category. But the most luxurious cabins on the most exclusive private trains in our collection — the Golden Eagle and the Golden Eagle Danube Express — offer that extra special "first class" touch that makes for an even more memorable travel experience. Here's a peek at what it's like to experience the best of the best aboard two of the world's finest private trains: the Golden Eagle and the Golden Eagle Danube Express. Read More


Three Ways to Explore Europe by Luxury Train

Three Ways to Explore Europe by Luxury Train

Central Europe, East Europe, and the Balkans are wonderful destinations, dotted with UNESCO Sites, handsome medieval churches and city centers, ancient ruins, and rustic villages. Hidden from view for much of the 20th century, these fascinatingly cosmopolitan countries claim a wealth of distinctive landscapes and unique cultural heritage. Trying to tackle all of these lesser-known locales can be tricky to accomplish on your own. Luckily, MIR makes it easy to discover Europe's uncommon and incredibly diverse destinations aboard the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express private train, allowing you the freedom to explore celebrated classic cities and unexpected treasures while traveling with comfort, efficiency, and style. We have three all-inclusive luxury rail journeys by private train that can take you through the heart of Europe, including two NEW journeys ready to book for 2017. Read More


5 Ways to Travel the Legendary Trans-Siberian by Private Train

5 Ways to Travel the Legendary Trans-Siberian by Private Train

There’s a reason the Trans-Siberian Railway has been called one of the greatest journeys on earth. Rolling briskly across seven time zones and 5,772 miles of taiga, steppe, and mountain, it’s the longest railway line in the world, and after more than a century of revolution, wars, and calamities continues to be a vital lifeline for millions of Russians living and traveling across the largest country on earth. How will you choose to ride the rails? Read More


Traveler Spotlight: A Caspian Odyssey Thumbs Up

Traveler Spotlight: A Caspian Odyssey Thumbs Up

International Travel News (ITN) has a regular feature called Travelers’ Intercom where people write in to give either a thumbs up or a thumbs down to tours they have recently taken. MIR traveler Nyckle Wijbrandus of East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, used the forum to recommend one of our rail journeys by private train, the Caspian Odyssey. He enjoyed the luxury Golden Eagle train, as well as the six countries it made its way through on either side of the Caspian. MIR’s air department was characterized as “…an excellent air department very willing to work with travelers. They came up with better prices than I could find…” Mr. Wijbrandus wrote... Read More


Crossword Puzzle: Test Your Trans-Siberian Railway Knowledge

Crossword Puzzle: Test Your Trans-Siberian Railway Knowledge

A trip along the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is a thoroughly relaxing journey with an old-world flavor. There's a reason it's on the list of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. MIR's 25+ years travel experience is why the best-selling book recommends MIR as the company to talk to about a Trans-Siberian journey. Whether you go by regularly scheduled train or by chic and comfortable private train, a Trans-Siberian rail trip is an experience to remember for the rest of your life. PUZZLE TIME: Test your knowledge of this legendary rail line with MIR's Trans-Siberian Railway crossword puzzle. If you prefer, here's a PDF for you to download and print to play along at home. Read More