Russia

Design Your Own Trip to Siberia and the Russian Far East

Photo credit: Vladimir Kvashnin

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All Russia tours for 2022 have been canceled.

Plot Your Own Path

Overview

Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.

Want to take a boat ride across UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal in search of the nerpa seals endemic to the area? How about visiting a local Buryat, Yakut, Even, or Koryak indigenous family to learn about their unique history and customs?

To get started planning a Siberia and Russian Far East itinerary, take a look at our suggested Private Journey to the region, Essential Siberia, or read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Siberia and the Russian Far East. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Journey Specialists to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Sample Siberian culinary specialties, including fresh-caught fish unique to Lake Baikal, at the home of a family in the lakeside village of Listvyanka.
  • Take a helicopter flight over the dramatic landscape of Kamchatka to visit reindeer herders still practicing the nomadic lifestyle that was once the norm for this part of the Russian Far East.
  • At a rustic resort in the woods near Irkutsk, dash through the snow on a traditional troika ride. Troika simply means three of something – in this case, three horses pulling a Russian sleigh.
  • In Vladivostok, explore the massive artillery at the batteries on Russian Island that were once part of the city’s defensive fortification system.

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Traveler Reviews

  • "Siberia…was a world apart from everywhere else I have traveled or lived abroad…MIR maximised every instant in Russia. The mix of having a local guide plus [a tour manager] guaranteed there was always someone to ask a question, to translate, or to learn from. MIR, through the guides/tours/homestay etc, brought us as close to the local culture as possible considering our lack of Russian language. Excellent trip! "

    C.Courtheyn

    Aptos, CA

  • "MIR had everything so well managed that we were able to enjoy each moment with no worries!… Each day was a new, enriching experience…. Our top-notch guide welcomed us so strongly."

    K.Turner

    Albuquerque, NM

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    Trips to Russia (including the Trans-Siberian Railway), Belarus and Ukraine have been cancelled and new future trip sales to these destinations are presently suspended. We will continue to pray for peace in Ukraine and to support organizations providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine–we hope you will join us.

    Please explore our adventures in other destinations at the crossroads of Europe and Asia this season including the Silk Route, the South Caucasus, the Balkans or our new trips in the Middle East.