Routes to Roots

All Jewish Heritage Tours focus on the rich and inspiring Jewish traditions of Eastern Europe, they are gone, but not forgotten world of the "Shtetl", on the scholastic heritage of the many Yeshivas and centers of Rabbinic learning and on meetings with the Jewish communities still surviving in these historic areas. In addition, we can arrange special visits for groups or individuals to places of familiar interest as part of our "Routes to Roots" program. Jewish Heritage Tours offers personalized tours for individuals, groups and study missions on request.

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Brussels Chocolate tour

FANTASTIC.................... Mr and Mrs G. returned with accolades for the tour, off the beaten track with no tourists, the tasting, the wonderful, knowledgeable guide ... PERFECT. Your guide even has bottles of water, not just one brand but three different brands..just in ...

Copenhagen Jewish Tour Cruise Excursion

We saw wonderful sights and certainly got a lot accomplished in the one short day we had. We learned a lot about the Jewish community in Copenhagen and got a lot of personal perspective.  I hope you will pass this feedback to the appropriate guides. Thank you Sophia for the giving us won...

St. Petersburg, Russia cruise excursion June 2015

We just returned from our cruise and tours of the Baltic and I would like to let all of you know our feedback from our St. Petersburg  tours.Everything would have been checked off as excellent for both Marianna and Archie our driver. We feel we must give them some extra words. U...

Belarus Feedback June 2015

Hi Sophia,trip in Belarus went very well- Just about flawlessly.  Our guide, Irina, was very helpful and on target and stuck to the itinerary.  She was also very knowledgeable about Jewish history. The driver was reliable and pleasant.  There was a lot of preparation on our part...

Moscow and St. Petersburg

have just returned from Russia and want to thank you for assisting my travel agent, Netti Russo, up here in New Jersey, arrange private tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg for me.  I wasn't sure what to expect and the tours were a very valuable part of my 2 wks of travel with Viking Rive...

Trip to Prague, Vienna and Budapest

When planning a heritage trip to central Europe, we had contacted several agents by email. Only Sophia responded and wrote, "Didn't I plan your trip to Italy and Switzerland 15 years ago?" What a great coincidence, since that trip was fantastic. On this trip we met our recently married daughter a...

Trip to Ukraine

How was the trip? I guess we would say "fantastic". We saw everything we wanted to see--the synagogues, Jewish cemetaries, Jewish day schools. We spoke at length with the Rabbi at the progressive shul in Kiev, Jewish leader at a Chabad shul in Odessa, had an interesting time in Uman. We...

Trip to Ukraine

Sophia, the trip went very well and we were very glad that we added in Kiev.  Our guide was lovely and we enjoyed the day with her as well as the touring in the city.Odessa is a hidden gem, isn't it?  Most people only get there from here if they go by ship, I guess, and that is a p...

Trip to Spain

Our family returned back home from Spain, bringing home so much excitement,  beautiful memories and pictures to share with friends and family !The trip was so well organized by your company. All details, including transfers, guides arrangements were so well thought in advance. ...

Trip to Russia, Ukraine and Poland

The trip was amazing.  It was also an emotional roller coaster – as we knew it would be.  We saw incredible palaces and beautiful art along with memorial sites of horrific atrocities.  The guides were very good at pointing out the good along with the bad and being sensitive to our ...

Trip to Baltics

We returned from our trip on Saturday. Everything was perfect, and the trip was magnificent. Yulik was much more than a guide. He was a historian and chronicled the history of the Jewish people in Lithuania (most important for us) and Latvia and Estonia. We visited the shetyl where my father was ...

Baltic States

This was a well-planned, well-organized trip that surpassed our expectations. Much of this was due to the brilliance of our guide, who is not only spectacularly knowledgeable, but is an absolute genius at handling a crew of tourists like ourselves.

Trip to Latvia and Lithuania

The trip was great.  We looked forward to everyday and were never disappointed.  Our guide Daniel was amazing.  He made the trip a journey of a lifetime for all of us.  His passion for guiding and sharing is something that was contagious.  He is extremely resour...

Jewish Heritage trip to Vilnius

Our trip overall was wonderful. The guide in Vilnius, Yulik, was fabulous! He was so knowledgeable and so accommodating that our stay in Vilnius was as perfect as we could imagine. The Hotel Conti was also fabulous. The accommodations and staff were simply wonderful. I think the hotel deserves mo...

Trip to Central Europe

Dear Sophia:   We have now been home for two weeks from our 2-1/2 months of traveling in Central Europe.  I  am far from finished dealing with everything on the to-do list  that accumulated during our absence and the few months we were distracted while planning the trip.  ...

Baltics and St. Petersburg

C.F   This was a well-planned, well-organized trip that surpassed our expectations. Much of this was due to the brilliance of our guide, who is not only spectacularly knowledgeable, but is an absolute genius at handling a crew of tourists like ourselves.A.H. .  We had excellen...

Tallinn, Estonia

Luba was lovely and very knowledgeable. Having a Jewish guide gave us an added perspective of her trials and triumphs. Visiting the synagogue, we met the Rabbi – who coincidentally is related by marriage to the Rabbi & his wife at the Chabbad at the University of Rochester – where our daughter ha...

Poland Experience

Warsaw, Poland -  August 28, 2010It was the first day of the 7th Annual Warsaw Jewish Culture  Festival, which continued through September 5, 2010.  Our guide made  us aware of a Symphonic Concert which was taking place that evening which she thought we might enjoy. ...

Ukraine (Kiev,Lviv, Malyn, Komarno) Poland

Thank you so much for organizing the trip for us. Every piece of the puzzle fitted perfectly together.Kiev: A very interesting city. We had a well-informed guide. We were greeted at the airport - which was very helpful.  The guide was very knowledgeable and patient. The driver was a perfect ...

Trip to Poland

Our whole trip went perfect, our guides were first rate and the drivers were excellent. The  hotels were great. It was a fantastic well planned experience! I cannot wait to book another trip!  Details in Jonathan's blog  http://yiddishroots.blogspot.com/