6 Ways to Explore the Silk Road by Private Train

6 Ways to Explore the Silk Road by Private Train

During our 30 years of operation, we’ve seen interest in travel to Central Asia skyrocket, and we couldn’t be happier that one of our longtime favorite regions has grown in popularity. The Five ‘Stans are rich repositories of treasures waiting to be discovered. And MIR has mined years of expertise and insider knowledge about them. 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


Welcome the New Year in St. Petersburg with MIR’s Undisputed Access to the Best of Russia

Welcome the New Year in St. Petersburg with MIR’s Undisputed Access to the Best of Russia

SEATTLE, WA — St. Petersburg invites guests through MIR Corporation to meet the New Year Dr. Zhivago-style by waltzing at the Czar’s Ball in Catherine’s Palace or dining in a private Russian home after days full of sleigh rides and, of course, strolling awe-struck through the Hermitage Museum. Travel via express train to Moscow and experience the capital city at its most graceful and serene before heading to tour the Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. The Russian Winter Wonder Land: New Year’s in St. Petersburg small group tour runs December 29, 2011 – January 7, 2012 and is priced from $5,095, per person. A second way to enjoy this country that makes an art of winter is to take a Trans-Siberian winter rail journey on Russia’s most exclusive private train, the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, on one of two departures: Eastbound: Moscow to Vladivostok February 18 – March 3, 2012 or Westbound Vladivostok to Moscow MarchaaaRead More


MIR Announces Train Travel Discount on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

MIR Announces Train Travel Discount on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

SEATTLE, WA -- Seattle-based tour operator MIR Corporation is announcing a special train travel discount on tours aboard the Tsar's Gold private train in 2010, the first time they have offered a discount on tours aboard this Trans-Siberian Railroad train. The Tsar's Gold train is a comfortable, though not luxurious, private train that features a spectrum of five different cabin styles, some en-suite and some not. Choose your style of Trans-Siberian Railroad travel - the most deluxe option aboard the Tsar's Gold is Bolshoi Platinum Class, and the best value is Standard Plus Class. Read More


Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy an Unconventional Winter in Russia, Poland & Europe

Our Favorite Ways to Enjoy an Unconventional Winter in Russia, Poland & Europe

Remarkable Russia, Poland, and the fascinating countries of Central Europe are wonderful destinations to visit during the height of summer, when sun-drenched climes, al fresco dining, and fantastic festivals are in full swing. But those willing to brave the chill and travel here in the winter months are often rewarded with magnificent marvels and unconventional experiences all their own. Make this the year you celebrate an unconventional and adventurous winter holiday with MIR. With more than 30 years of specialty travel experience, we know how to do winter right in Russia, Poland, Central Europe, and beyond. Read More


Trans-Siberian Spotlight: Our Favorite UNESCO-listed Experiences on the Rails

Trans-Siberian Spotlight: Our Favorite UNESCO-listed Experiences on the Rails

One of the world's greatest train routes, the Trans-Siberian is chock-full of UNESCO-listed treasures and traditions. Take a deeper look at our favorites. 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


Ten New Tours for 2018 + Three Ways to Book Now and Save

Ten New Tours for 2018 + Three Ways to Book Now and Save

If you've dreamt of travel to the unfamiliar and under-explored corners of our world, or if you've been thinking about which destinations to cross off your bucket list next, then wait no longer — MIR is here to help you narrow down your travel choices and plan ahead with an exclusive sneak peek at next year's exciting tour season, splashed all across the pages of our brand-new 2018 catalog. Our new 2018 tour catalog will be arriving in households in the coming weeks for those on our mailing list, but you can flip through the pages of the online catalog now. It’s easy to request a free catalog, if you haven’t already. Or, check out our Trip Finder or Destination Map to view published dates and prices for the 2018 season, enjoy special savings offers and get a jumpstart on your travel plans for next year – before MIR’s 2018 catalog becomes available this fall.  While paging through our 2018 catalog, be on the lookout for NINE NEW tours and special departures, in addition to our current line-up of small group tours and rail journeys by private train. View our 2018 catalog now! 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