MIR Plan Includes Sites in Ukraine

Reed Travel Features

SEATTLE, Wash. -- MIR Corp. created an off-the-beaten-path program combining Poland and Ukraine.

The 10-night journey begins in Kiev, Ukraine, where the group will tour the Kiev Percherskie Lavri and Mon-astery of the Caves, the ethnographic museum with its depictions of peasant life.

The tour then travels west through rich farmland and stops in Lvov.

Founded in the 13th century by the Prince of Galicia, Lvov was strategically placed at the crossroads of east-west trade routes.

The group visits Oleshiw Castle and tours a working glass factory.

Crossing the border into Poland, the tour takes participants to Krakow, the royal capital for 500 years.

Travelers will have time to explore the Old Town, with its impressive architecture, street-side cafes and underground pubs and nightclubs.

Other stops include Wawel Castle and Oswiecim, better known as Auschwitz.

The group then travels by train to the capital city of Warsaw. Here visitors can shop and explore the museums and historical buildings.

Departure dates are Aug. 21 and Oct. 16.

Group size is limited to 20 people.

The price starts at $1,595 per person, double; the single supplement is $450.

MIR Corp. also offers a variety of other programs to central Europe.

For more information or to make reservations, the number is (800) 424-7289.

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