Postcard from the Road: A Photo Finish at the Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Postcard from the Road: A Photo Finish at the Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Tour Manager Tatiana Pokalova sent us this postcard from the road while on MIR’s Mongolia to Moscow: A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure small group tour. Find out what’s happening here and in other photos taken on the regularly scheduled Trans-Siberian train traveling over a dramatic and variegated route. Read More


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’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


5 Ways to See Naadam Festival in 2010

5 Ways to See Naadam Festival in 2010

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation, which has been offering small group, custom and private tours to the "crossroads of Europe and Asia" since 1986 is pleased to announce that in 2010 its schedule features 5 ways to get to the Naadam Festival, Mongolia's annual celebration of courage, strength, dexterity and marksmanship celebrated each year July 11-12. 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


MIR announces new tours to Russia, Mongolia, and the Silk Road

MIR announces new tours to Russia, Mongolia, and the Silk Road

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation, a tour operator specializing in destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia for over 20 years, is proud to announce three new small group tours for the 2010 travel season, including a new tour to Russia, a new tour to Mongolia and a new Silk Road tour: Read More


Festival time in Mongolia

Festival time in Mongolia

Mongolia is about open space, with its boundless grassy steppe and great red Gobi Desert; about a place in history, with Genghis Khan and his mounted warriors leaving their mark on two continents; and about the culture of the nomad, who created a coherent and organic life revolving around four-legged creatures. It is said that in Mongolia livestock outnumber people thirteen to one. Read More


MIR in the News: Conde Nast Traveler, Vancouver Sun, Sunshine Coast Daily, and more

MIR in the News: Conde Nast Traveler, Vancouver Sun, Sunshine Coast Daily, and more

As experts in travel to Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and beyond, it's always gratifying when word of our tours and destinations is noticed and shared. Here are some of MIR’s recent mentions in the press... Read More



Doug’s Travel Picks: 10 Places to Visit in 2019

Doug’s Travel Picks: 10 Places to Visit in 2019

No matter how many times I’ve explored MIR’s diverse and dynamic slice of the globe, I’ve always found myself surprised and excited to see how these once-overlooked destinations have evolved since we first began organizing tours. Every year has brought new discoveries and more reasons to return again and again, whether it’s new and noteworthy hotel openings, hidden gems, outstanding cultural opportunities, or unique and memorable experiences you won’t find anywhere else. It’s not easy to narrow down a list of travel recommendations to a manageable number, but I’m giving it a whirl in honor of a brand new year. From the majesty of Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square to the rugged mountain ranges of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, here are 10 of my personal picks for the most intriguing and exciting places to visit in the year ahead. Read More