Save $500 Per Person on Select Rail Journeys by Private Train

Save $500 Per Person on Select Rail Journeys by Private Train

Effortless and efficient, yet brimming with Old World charm, rail journeys by private train allow you to roll across thousands of miles through fascinating destinations along the rails while still enjoying access to modern comforts and amenities. Each rail journey by private train departure is all-inclusive with onboard entertainment. You can choose to travel by the luxury Golden Eagle train or the comfortable, budget-friendly Tsar's Gold train — both feature all-inclusive amenities with onboard entertainment. And for those who choose to travel on one of the below select tours, we’ve made it a little easier with our $500 per person special offer.  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


Traveling Solo? Celebrate Summer on the Trans-Siberian Railway and Save!

Traveling Solo? Celebrate Summer on the Trans-Siberian Railway and Save!

Travelers on the Classic Trans-Siberian Railway Route travel from Moscow to Vladivostok, venturing to the southern tip of Lake Baikal and the charming Siberian cities of Irkutsk and Ulan Ude. From the comfort of the luxury private train, watch as the cities and industrial centers give way to little villages and miles of wilderness. For those who choose to travel the Trans-Siberian Classic Route solo, it has been made a little easier now that the cost of the single supplement has been waved (offer expires March 31, 2017). Read More


4 New Ways to Ride the Rails with MIR in 2017

4 New Ways to Ride the Rails with MIR in 2017

In an age when travel is often about finding the quickest way from point A to point B, rail journeys by private train provide a refreshing escape from the familiar. Effortless and efficient, yet brimming with Old World charm, these journeys allow you to roll across thousands of miles through fascinating destinations along the rails while still enjoying access to modern comforts and amenities.Our impressive roster of rail journeys can take you through many of MIR’s core destinations, from along the Trans-Siberian Railway to across the Silk Route and through the South Caucasus. And for 2017, we’re offering more ways to ride the rails than ever before with the addition of 4 new rail journeys by private train.From the complex Balkan chessboard to the wild Russian Arctic, the exotic cultural landscapes of Tibet and Western China and the sophisticated cities of Central and Eastern Europe, our new rail journeys can take youaaaRead More


Traveling Solo? Celebrate the Trans-Siberian’s 100th Anniversary and Save

Traveling Solo? Celebrate the Trans-Siberian’s 100th Anniversary and Save

2016 marks MIR’s 30th year of traveling to Russia and all its neighbors. The Trans-Siberian Railway will also be having a special occasion of its own this summer: its 100th year of rolling entirely across Russian soil. As part of the celebration, we’ve added a special one-time only rail journey aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express private train, the Siberia Discovery Route, to our roster of 2016 Trans-Siberian expeditions. And for those who choose to travel solo, we’ve made it a little easier by waiving the cost of the single supplement, helping you save while making your Trans-Siberian travel dreams a reality. Read More


Happy Chinese New Year: Save $300 on Travel to Western China & Tibet

Happy Chinese New Year: Save $300 on Travel to Western China & Tibet

February 8, 2016 ushers in the Year of the Monkey, the Chinese Zodiac sign that highlights the clever, curious and creative traits in us all. People born under the sign of the Monkey love to have adventures and go unusual places. But they can also be impulsive and mischievous, and may need a little structure to keep them from getting into trouble. Enter MIR’s adventurous and unusual small group tour to Western China and Tibet – with just the right amount of structure and expert guidance. Be clever like a monkey, and benefit from our special Chinese New Year offer. Reserve your space on the September 2016 departure of MIR's small group tour to Western China and Tibet, China’s Silk Road & Tibet: Route of Monks & Merchants, before March 31, 2016 and save $300 per person. Read More


Sip & Save $200: Experiential Taste Adventures to Georgia or Russia

Sip & Save $200: Experiential Taste Adventures to Georgia or Russia

Tasting local foods, learning to prepare local dishes, sampling regional wines and characteristic adult beverages, expanding your culinary capabilities – these are the hallmarks of Food Tourism. Entering into the local culture, meeting the local people and experiencing the natural heritage of an off-the-beaten-path location – these are attributes of Adventure Tourism. Mix them together on these delicious tours from MIR... Read More


Founder’s Five Favorites: Russia Collection Special Offer

Founder’s Five Favorites: Russia Collection Special Offer

I’ve been traveling to Russia for the last 30 years, and there’s simply no place that is as complex and rewarding. From the Russian Far East and Siberia to the West, Russia offers an amazingly diverse range of experiences, and the people are not just hospitable, they're wonderfully deep and soulful. It’s the largest country on earth, and though I’ve crisscrossed its great landscapes more times than I can count, I never tire of returning to Russia. Here are five of my favorite MIR Russia tours. Book your spot on one of these select departures of the Founder’s Five in 2016 by December 31, 2015 and save $300. Read More