Seattle, WA (PressExposure) October 28, 2009 -- A recent issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine has highlighted 50 âplaces of a lifetime,â worldwide destinations that offer the best urban, cultural, or wildlife sights. MIR Corporation, a tour operator that has been taking travelers to the crossroads of Europe and Asia since 1986, is pleased to announce new independent travel package options called Flexible Essential Tours to several of these âplaces of a lifetime,â including a tour to Russia, a Silk Road tour that visits the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, a Siberia tour that highlights Lake Baikal and the sweeping scenery of Montenegro on a tour that combines the best of Balkans travel.
Essential St. Petersburg tour: A 7-day independent travel package
Essential Silk Road tour: A 10-day independent travel package Roam the great Silk Road oases of Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva on this Silk Road tour. Admire their mosques, madrassahs and minarets built of mudbricks and clad in ceramic tiles the color of the desert sky.
Essential Siberia & Mongolia tour: An 8-day independent travel package A Mongolia and Siberia tour from the wind-combed steppe of Mongolia to the shores of Siberiaâs UNESCO-listed Lake Baikal. Overnight in a nomadic ger in Mongoliaâs Gorkhi Terelj National Park, and spend two nights aboard the legendary Trans-Siberian railroad on its way to great Lake Baikal on this Siberia tour.
Essential Balkans tour: A 12-day independent travel package Visit seven Balkan countries in twelve days on this compact overland journey through history. A remarkably complex region, Balkans travel can be as simple as the region is complex with this pre-set itinerary.
More information about these tours is available at http://www.mircorp.com
Flexible Essential Independent Travel Packages are compact private tour itineraries â researched and ready to book on the dates a traveler chooses.