Celebrating New Year’s in Russia: St Petersburg

Celebrating New Year’s in Russia: St Petersburg

The Director of MIR’s St. Petersburg affiliate office, Katya Boyarskaya, is a native of St.Petersburg, a city that – along with the entire country – loves to celebrate New Year’s. Katya does, too. We asked her to share some of her favorite holiday memories and tips. 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


Travel to St. Petersburg or Siberia?  Cultural Capital or the Great Outdoors?

Travel to St. Petersburg or Siberia? Cultural Capital or the Great Outdoors?

There’s so much to choose from between St. Petersburg’s world-class museums and the reindeer herds of Kamchatka, with the endless miles of Siberian taiga thrown in for good measure. Both these destinations have their own superlatives ­– and more in common than you might think. 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


New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

New Tour: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Caviar and the Northern Lights aboard a luxury private train

Here’s an original suggestion for this New Year’s Eve: Spend it indulging in caviar and champagne 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


MIR Spotlight: Katya Boyarskaya

MIR Spotlight: Katya Boyarskaya

MIR’s Katya Boyarskaya was destined to take the stage, born into the legacy of a prominent Russian theatrical family in St. Petersburg. But Katya’s stage is far beyond a theater interior: it’s the world stage of travel, beginning in Soviet times. Katya shares her struggles and successes to do what she loves most. Read More