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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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/

Russia and Ukraine

As you know, everything is connected. So what happens when you want to experience an adventure in Russia and the Ukraine combining Jewish heritage and Russian historical and cultural sites?Easy question to answer. You contact Sophia Kulich and give her the outline of your dream trip. Then sit bac...

Jewish Heritage tour of Odessa, Ukraine

Thank you for your message and excellent planning.  Yes, we did not show up.  We arrived at 2:30 pm.  I had confused September 2 with Day 2 of the cruise--my responsibility entirely.  However your contact in Odessa was wonderful and as it turned out, the next day she had a bus...

Jewish tour of Helsinki - with cantor!

Hello SophiaI have regards to you from the fascinating Andre. What a day we spent with him learning all about Helsinki's history, the cities major sites and of course the Jewish tour. The highlight was when we went to the synagogue and he sang a Finnish and Hebrew Song and ended with singing...

Trip to Germany

Dieter was a delight.  He went the extra mile in setting up interviews and finding whatever traces of Jewish life we could in Roedelhem,  Such a delightful man.  I thank you greatly!

Switzerland & Southern France (French Riviera).

This has been our second time booking with E & M Travel.  Sophia has been an excellent person to work with on our vacation plans, and we would continue to work with her on future tours.  We took a Tauck guided tour of Switzerland.  Our accommodations were superb, the hotels we...

Shakespeare trip to London

This was the second year that Sophia booked our trip to London and Stratford upon Avon for a group of eleven students studying Shakespeare. Of course, we returned to Sophia because of her professional and efficient abilities. Planning school group trips is hard because there are so many different...

Kosher B&B in Rome

hank you so much for finding us this VERY nice accommodation in Rome. We have had an excellent stay here - and the huge room and bathroom, plus the very comfortable communal area with balcony contributed to the enjoyment of our stay in Rome. Eva's husband told us that you had been insistent on th...

Trip to Russia

Dear Sophia,My husband and I very much appreciate all your efforts to make our trip to Russia a wonderful experience.   We had a great time! Excellent guides and drivers made it possible for us to see the entire itinerary we had scheduled before our visit.  (Luck with tr...

Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Paris

Hi Sophia, Our trip was wonderful with much credit and thanks to you. I apologize for not getting in touch with you sooner; but, in any event, everything went extremely well.  FYI: *The London people were excellent in correcting the Prague transfer.  * Drivers were prompt, profes...

Shakespeare trip to London

Dear Sophia,Thank you for the really wonderful job that you did arranging all of the details for our England Shakespeare trip. The itinerary was thoughtfully planned out and we had wonderful guides in all the places that we visited. My students learned tons about Shakespeare and London through fi...

Private Jewish Heritage Tour to Turkey

First we'd like to thank your for making all the arrangements, and for making sure that we had good guides who were able to enhance the experience. We had a very good trip.  Turkey is a remarkable place for tourists- it has just about everything one would want- history, entertainment, specta...

Jewish Heritage trip to Latvia and Lithuania.

The trip was great.  We looked forward to everyday and were never disappointed.  our guide 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 resourceful a...

trip of lifetime to Eastern Europe in Israel

Dear Sophia,Thank you for doing such a top notch job arranging the Eastern European trip for my parents and their friends.  My Mother reported that every leg of the trip went smoothly and was luxurious.The guides in each city were professional and knowledgeable.The drivers were courteous a...

Private tour of Russia

We are back from Russia, where we had a great time. I would first like to thank you for all your help. the trip was AMAZING and we all had a wonderful time. St. Petersburg is a beautiful city -- Peter the Great can be proud! And the Hermitage is an amazing place. (But you need a month and st...

Private trip to Russia

We had a wonderful time. I found the cities, people, food, etc all very inviting. Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable. With the exception of the Armory tour mishap, the trip went without a hitch. The weather was very agreeable too. I only lament that we did not have more time to see more o...

Athens Jewish tour, October 2013

The  day was wonderful and even though we know a lot of Jewish history, we learned so much from Haim. He is articulate and fun to be with. We want to thank you so much for all your help we will recommend you and Haim .

Heritage trips of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, August 2013

We are back and the trip was quite remarkable. I would be happy to do a detailed evaluation but here is the short version. I now have the contacts for further investigation of my family history and I have a clear understanding of what the situation is today for Jews in all three countries.I have ...

Black Sea cruise excursions, August 2013

We had an absolutely fantastic time. We can not thank you enough for arranging such great tours with such professional and enjoyable guides. Filitsa in Volos was wonderful. The hanging monastaries were magical.  Inna in Yalta was delightful, fun, energetic and a pure joy.  Odessa w...