Travel the Unfamiliar Corners of the World with MIR’s 2019 Tour Catalog & Special Offers!

Travel the Unfamiliar Corners of the World with MIR’s 2019 Tour Catalog & Special Offers!

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 a look at our exciting 2019 tour season.

View Our 2019 Catalog!

Flip through the pages of the online 2019 tour catalog now!

Or, check out our Trip Finder or Destination Map to view published dates and prices for the 2019 season, enjoy special savings offers, and get a jumpstart on your travel plans for next year. 

View our 2019 Tour Catalog now!

View our Special Offers now!


What’s New For 2019
A stop in Tajikistan that’s part of our new From the Heavenly Tien Shan to the High Pamirs small group tour. Photo: Yuriy Kim

A stop in Tajikistan that’s part of our new From the Heavenly Tien Shan to the High Pamirs small group tour
Photo: Yuriy Kim

While paging through our 2019 catalog, be on the lookout for these special departures, in addition to our current line-up of small group tours and rail journeys by private train:


  • New for 2019! Silk Road Backroads & Byways 
    Deserts & Diversions in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan
    This new tour led by favorite MIR Tour Manager Michel Behar offers a whole new way to experience the Silk Road.



  • New for 2019! Persia & the Silk Road by Private Train
    From Almaty to Tehran via Central Asia Aboard the Golden Eagle
    This remarkable rail journey by luxury private train follows the trail of caravan merchants and explorers through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as dazzling Iran. 


  • New for 2019! Venice to Istanbul by Private Train
    A Rail Expedition through the Balkans & Beyond Aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express
    Explore southern Europe on this nine-country adventure by deluxe private train through Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey.


  • Special Tour Host! A Taste of Georgia: Wine, Cuisine & Culture
    An Epicurean Adventure Across Georgia’s Wine Country with Carla Capalbo
    Join award-winning food and wine writer Carla Capalbo on a culinary and cultural caravan through gorgeous Georgia – a country abounding in hospitality. Discover the living traditions of this ancient country through its chefs, winemakers, artisans, and musicians. As a special treat, you will receive a complimentary copy of Carla’s latest book, Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus, to bring with you on your journey.


  • Special Tour Host! Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova (sold out, waitlist available)
    An In-depth Study of Three Unsung Countries and Transdniester
    The May 5-18, 2019 departure hosted by Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, is sold out, but there are some waitlist spots currently available. There are also two other 2019 departures of this tour that won’t be hosted by Patricia, but will feature one of our experienced and client-lauded tour managers on the same itinerary.


  • Plan Ahead for 2020! North Pole: Top of the World
    A Once-in-a-Lifetime Voyage to the Very Top of the Earth
    Experience life at its most remote and mysterious at the North Pole. Cruise aboard the world’s largest icebreaker, keeping a lookout for the astonishing array of wildlife in the Arctic and enjoying fantastic views of an endless, frozen icescape. This trip is so big that we’re planning two years in advance!


Special Offers & Savings
It’s a great travel season in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Bruce Jones

It’s a great travel season in St. Petersburg, Russia
Photo: Bruce Jones

Save money on your next small group tour or rail journey by private train with MIR by taking advantage of our special offers.

We have several special offers available for those ready to book now and save.

  • Early Booking Discount: Save $100 per person on the price of your tour when you sign up for any scheduled MIR departure of a 2019 small group tour or rail journey by private train on or before December 31st, 2018. (more info)
  • Multi-Tour Discount: Enjoy a $100 per person/per tour discount when you sign up at the same time for two or more 2019 scheduled group tour departures. This offer can also be combined with the above Early Booking Discount. (more info)


Why Travel with MIR?
A visit with a a winemaker in the little village of Koreti, Georgia on MIR’s A Taste of Georgia small group tour. In 2019 it will feature a special tour host. Photo: Kees Sprengers

A visit with a winemaker in the little village of Koreti, Georgia, on MIR’s A Taste of Georgia small group tour. In 2019, the tour will feature a special host – author Carla Capalbo
Photo: Kees Sprengers

MIR’s small group tours and rail journeys by private train offer great opportunities to join like-minded travelers on an exploration through uncommon, and ultimately rewarding, destinations far from the familiar. Our all-inclusive tours boast:

  • creative itineraries packed with world-class attractions
  • innovative cultural components and inventive extras
  • led by experienced tour managers who offer expert insights of our destinations

MIR’s knowledgeable in-house experts oversee all the details of your tour
, providing customized trip extensions, personalized airfare services and visa guidance as needed, while our on-the-ground overseas staff are there to make your travel experience as unforgettable as possible. These hand-picked professionals are all deeply passionate about our destinations, and endeavor to produce extraordinary experiences for our travelers.

Still wondering if traveling on a small group tour or rail journey by private train is right for you? Check out our 5 big reasons why small group tours are a great way to go, or see what it’s like to travel onboard a luxury private train.


Travel in 2019 with MIR
A waterfront view in Croatia. Photo: Chris Lira

A waterfront view in Croatia
Photo: Chris Lira

MIR has more than 30 years of experience connecting travelers to fascinating destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

Wondering which destination or itinerary is right for you? In addition to browsing the pages of our free catalog, you can narrow down your choices online using our Trip Finder and the Destination Map. Or chat with our Private Journeys department to have a trip handcrafted to your interests, pace, and budget.

Contact MIR today at or 1-800-424-7289.

(Top Photo: Jessica Clark captured some of the catalog pages as they came off the printing press. Catalog cover photo by Jeremy Woodhouse.)

PUBLISHED: September 20, 2018

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