Design Your Own Trip to Western Russia

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Russia tour sales suspended

Plot Your Own Path


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 visit Star City to get an insider’s look at the Russian space program and train like a cosmonaut? How about a visit to the countryside to experience Russian dacha life at a local family’s country cottage? Need suggestions?

To get started planning a Western Russia itinerary, take a look at our suggested Private Journeys to the region – Essential Golden Ring, Essential Moscow, Essential St. Petersburg, Essential Russia –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 Western Russia. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Journey Specialists to craft an itinerary that’s uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Attend a ballet master class, where dancers run through their warmup routines and practice pieces from ballets.
  • In Sergiev Posad, Russia’s great toy-making city, tour a workshop where nesting matrioshka dolls are painted by hand.
  • Hear a private talk about the Russian space program from a cosmonaut at Moscow’s Museum of Cosmonautics.
  • Take a vintage Soviet car to a kitschy, retro-Soviet café and dine with locals who share stories of life during the Soviet era.

Private Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers private itineraries that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore trips: Essential Golden Ring, Essential Moscow, Essential St. Petersburg, Essential Russia


Traveler Reviews

  • "The guides were wonderful and gave us deeper insight into the places we were visiting than we would’ve gotten on our own. Having the transfers and hotels set up took the stress out of the trip. Each day was well planned with interesting variety. I wouldn’t have known where to start without our guides. They gave us the essence and were so informative. I am so grateful for your service!!!"

    M. Hanson

    Lynnwood, WA

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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.