Unconventional Interactions: Moscow’s Kid-Friendly Experimentanium

Unconventional Interactions: Moscow’s Kid-Friendly Experimentanium

You can be a kid again at one of Moscow’s newest and most fun museums. In every hall there are exhibits that you can and should interact with. Meaning – touch, pull, yell, listen, push, keep your balance, float and let yourself be tricked by optical illusions. Read More


Russian Cat Professionals: In the Home and at the Library

Russian Cat Professionals: In the Home and at the Library

Here on the MIR blog, we have been discussing cats in Russia, specifically in St. Petersburg. Previous entries have highlighted the hard-working “Hermitage Cats” who protect the world-famous museum from mice and other intruders, and the first cat cafe in Russia, the St. Petersburg “Cats' Republic” cafe, where visitors can commune with over two dozen cats for an hour at a time. Now our examination of cat culture in Russia takes us further afield, to Moscow, the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk, and beyond to discover Russia's growing class of proletarian cats. Read More




Luxury Rail Journeys: New 2015 Brochure Hot Off The Presses

Luxury Rail Journeys: New 2015 Brochure Hot Off The Presses

Luxury rail journeys by private train combine nostalgic Old World rail travel with modern amenities, abundant food and wine, and onboard entertainment – all while easily and efficiently covering thousands of miles and transiting multiple time zones. 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




Cuisine and Culture: Epic (and Epicurean) Travel in Russia and Georgia

Cuisine and Culture: Epic (and Epicurean) Travel in Russia and Georgia

Table traditions are built up over centuries. They are the “best practices” that give shape to a culture, born in a time when meals brought a family together to tell stories and pass on knowledge. Feasts are like meals on steroids. Read More


Luxury Rail Adventures: New Routes and Special Offers

Luxury Rail Adventures: New Routes and Special Offers

Epic luxury rail adventures begin and end in comfort and stellar service, combining nostalgic Old World rail travel with modern amenities, abundant food and wine, and onboard entertainment – all while easily and efficiently covering thousands of miles and transiting multiple time zones. Each luxury train departure is all-inclusive, first-class, and first-rate in comfort and ease, from beginning to end. And for a limited time, we have a variety of special offers on each departure. Read More