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


Luxury Winter Wonder Land: A Ride Across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Luxury Winter Wonder Land: A Ride Across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Glide across seven time zones by luxury train between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Winter Wonder Land rail journey by private train. This fascinating Russian odyssey features tours of nine locations, including the charming city of Suzdal in Western Russia's Golden Ring and Siberia's Lake Baikal. Relax in the comfort of Russia's most exclusive private train, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express. Enjoy a stop at Siberia's Lake Baikal. Frozen in winter, it is the perfect location to experience the thrill of an ice ride. Choose a speedy snowmobile ride or opt to ride a dog sled. Try your hand at ice fishing and enjoy the freshly caught fish quick-smoked in a mobile smokehouse and served warm – delicious! Read More


Northern Lights in Luxury: Arctic Circle by Private Train

Northern Lights in Luxury: Arctic Circle by Private Train

Imagine indulging in caviar and champagne as you travel aboard a deluxe private train barreling through Russia toward the Arctic Circle for a rendezvous with Aurora Borealis. This romantic and festive evening is included in MIR’s new rail journey by private train, Arctic Explorer: Quest for the Northern Lights. Read More


What to Pack for a Trans-Siberian Railway Journey

What to Pack for a Trans-Siberian Railway Journey

Making travel dreams come true often has a practical element. For example, what do you bring when you take the plunge to travel on the Tran-Siberian Railway? It depends on what kind of train you’re riding: the luxurious Golden Eagle or Golden Eagle Danube Express private trains offer abundant amenities, while on other trains – the comfortable Tsar’s Gold and the local trains – you may need to take along a few more things. Read More



New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

Here’s an original suggestion for this New Year’s Eve: Spend it indulging in caviar and champagne aboard a deluxe private train barreling through Russia toward the Arctic Circle for a rendezvous with Aurora Borealis. This romantic and festive evening is included in MIR’s new rail journey by private train, Arctic Explorer: Quest for the Northern Lights. Read More