Client Spotlight: Traveling in style aboard Luxury Trans-Siberian Express

Client Spotlight: Traveling in style aboard Luxury Trans-Siberian Express

MIR traveler Karen Ofsthus traveled on the Trans-Siberian rail journey from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar and shared all her experiences in an illuminating travel journal. Enjoy this excerpt, her description of what it’s like to go “luxury class” from Western Russia to Siberia and Mongolia. 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




MIR Moment: Sipping Tea in a Mongolian Ger

MIR Moment: Sipping Tea in a Mongolian Ger

Meaghan Samuels traveled with MIR as an Assistant Tour Manager on the Mongolia to Moscow: A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure program in 2011. In Mongolia, she had a wonderful opportunity to experience ger life up close, including this treasured memory of sipping tea with a Mongolian family in their traditional ger. Read More


Naadam Festival: Opening Ceremonies

Naadam Festival: Opening Ceremonies

Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies 'wow' us with athletes, fireworks, movie stars, and a price tag of $50-100 million, more or less. Mongolia’s Naadam Festival of ancient athletic games has its own opening ceremonies as well, with a ‘wow’ factor that's priceless. Read More


Siberia and Mongolia: A Perfect Pairing

Siberia and Mongolia: A Perfect Pairing

MIR's Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads small group tour travels by train, hydrofoil and plane into the heart of Mongolia and Siberia, including a trip to the Gobi Desert and visits to Old Believers, nomads, and Buddhist monasteries. Because it shows Siberia and Mongolia at their most beautiful and exotic, this tour is a favorite among our travelers, usually selling out year after year. Read More