Heartwarming Holidays: Spend an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Russia

Heartwarming Holidays: Spend an Unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Russia

There's no place more enchanting during this time of the year than Russia and no one loves the holidays more than the Russians do: with parties, presents and champagne toasts, it’s the moment everyone’s waited for the whole year long, and you’re invited to share in the festivities. 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


Put a Ring on It: Our Favorite Towns in Russia’s Golden Ring

Put a Ring on It: Our Favorite Towns in Russia’s Golden Ring

One of our Western Russia travel experts shares his tips for travel through the ancient Golden Ring towns that form an elliptical circle to the north and east of Moscow. He writes: “Don’t get me wrong, I love Moscow, but I really enjoy getting out into the regions for a change of scenery. A great way to get outside of Moscow and feel life in the more rural regions is by visiting cities in Russia’s Golden Ring.” Read More


Two Unforgettable Ways to Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg, Russia

Two Unforgettable Ways to Celebrate New Year’s in St. Petersburg, Russia

Letting loose and reveling in a bit of free-spirited fun is what makes the holidays feel so special — and it’s something that we often lose sight of during a typically stressful season. This year, why not reignite some of that celebratory magic and bid farewell to 2017 on MIR’s festive small group tour Russian Winter Wonderland? Revolving around New Year’s in glorious St. Petersburg, the tour also includes visits to Moscow and the ancient medieval capitals of Russia’s Golden Ring. Discover Russia’s warm hospitality and cherished holiday traditions at either a low-key New Year’s Eve party in a private St. Petersburg home, or an all-out opulent affair at the Czar’s Ball at Catherine’s Palace. Whichever option you choose is sure to make for an unforgettable evening. How will you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve? 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


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


Dashing Through the Snow: MIR Sleigh Rides (video)

Dashing Through the Snow: MIR Sleigh Rides (video)

From Finland to New England, horse-drawn sleighs are symbols of an earlier time when winter travel was more fun and adventurous than steering a four-wheel drive SUV over a paved road on studded snow tires. Read More