Field Notes: Connecting People From Afar – Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia

Field Notes: Connecting People From Afar – Turkmenistan, Georgia, Russia

For 35 years, MIR, whose name means peace and world in Russian, has had a singular purpose: connecting people through travel in destinations farther from the familiar. We know from traveler feedback, and as travelers ourselves, that what’s most memorable about a journey is the people you meet along the way—the guides, drivers, tour managers, behind-the-scene coordinators, local villagers in the bazaars, the friendly restaurant wait staff, the families who invite you in to share a meal…While we can only connect from afar at this time, our teams in our affiliated offices in Siberia, Western Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine together with our network of partners spread from Tbilisi to Tallinn to Tirana are doing their best to stay in good health and stay connected as we all look ahead to the future.We hope you enjoy learning about how MIR people in the field are spending theiraaaRead More


MIR Corporation Unveils First-time Culinary Tours in Georgia and Russia

MIR Corporation Unveils First-time Culinary Tours in Georgia and Russia

SEATTLE, WA -- MIR Corporation is thrilled to announce two unprecedented culinary tours to Russia and the Republic of Georgia. The A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine & Culture tour, led by a passionate local foodie, allows guests to eat their way through Moscow and St. Petersburg, visiting definitive cultural sites, and meeting famous chefs for hands-on cooking classes. A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture traverses a country of lush valleys and heart-stopping mountain vistas alongside an organic winemaker and a Georgian ethnologist. Read More


Experience Russia’s Wintertime Beauty or Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg

Experience Russia’s Wintertime Beauty or Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg

SEATTLE, WA -- Nobody loves New Year's Eve like the Russians. It's the most festive holiday of the year, with parties, presents, and vodka toasts. Russia is at its most beautiful in the winter, the crackling air burnished by fresh snowfall and residents sipping vodka, and luxuriating at a healthful banya bathhouse. MIR Corporation has specialized in Russia travel for more than 25 years and offers an array of exciting winter tours. One celebratory tour revolves around New Year's in glorious St. Petersburg, with Moscow merrymaking and a visit to 12th century Suzdal. 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 New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

MIR Announces New Independent Travel Package Options For “Places of a Lifetime”

SEATTLE, WA -- A recent issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine has highlighted 50 "places of a lifetime," worldwide destinations that offer the best urban, cultural, or wildlife sights. MIR Corporation, a tour operator that has been taking travelers to the crossroads of Europe and Asia since 1986, is pleased to announce new independent travel package options called Flexible Essential Tours to several of these "places of a lifetime," Read More


MIR Announces Special Offers on A Winter Tour to Russia and A Tour Along the Trans-Siberian Railroad

MIR Announces Special Offers on A Winter Tour to Russia and A Tour Along the Trans-Siberian Railroad

SEATTLE, WA -- Experience the splendor of a Russian winter for less with MIR Corporation, a US-based tour operator that has been taking travelers to Russia for over 20 years. MIR is offering two ways to save on a winter tour to Russia this season: Read More



Winter and Holiday Tour Extravaganza in Russia, Poland, and Central Europe

Winter and Holiday Tour Extravaganza in Russia, Poland, and Central Europe

Ever considered traveling to unconventional places during an unconventional season? It's time you did: both Russia and Poland are at their most regal in winter under a blanket of fresh snow, and other travelers are few. Read More


Six Reasons a Three-Year Multi-Entry Russian Visa is Right for You

Six Reasons a Three-Year Multi-Entry Russian Visa is Right for You

A little gets you a lot when it comes to Russian visas, but a little more gets you a lot more when it comes to a unique visa that not everyone knows about – the best-value, extremely generous, three-year validity, multi-entry, stay half-a-year-at-a-time visa that the Russian Embassy currently offers. Interested? Here’s what you need to know… Read More


Chills & Thrills: 7 Spectacularly Spooky Destinations for Your Next Adventure

Chills & Thrills: 7 Spectacularly Spooky Destinations for Your Next Adventure

Many people enjoy traveling the world to search for haunted hangouts and bewitching attractions. These incredible destinations counterpoint their scare factors with surprising history lessons and unique insights into the lesser-known facets of the local culture. From a cathedral covered in bones, to a mass of mysterious military bunkers, here are some of our favorite spooky places, perfect for Halloween and ready for you to explore on your next trip. Read More