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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Odessa Cruise Excursion. August 2013

We just got back yesterday from Istanbul. We loved the guide in Odessa, she was fabulous, we saw all the sights jewish and general sights, had a delicious lunch suggested by our guide. All was perfect.

Trip to Russia and Ukraine, May 2013

1. D'var Torah based on impressions from the trip2. We went on a Synagogue trip from May 17 to 31 to cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, and Odessa. This trip was originally suggested by some community members and was put together by Sophia from the Jewish Travel Agency. It was a ...

Trip to Ukraine, August 2012

I was very satisfied with the organization and punctuality of both guides and drivers in Kiev and Odessa. Without english speaking guides it would have been very difficult to navigate through such foreign language ( written and oral ).I think it was the right period of time for both cities. Perha...

Paris, Rome and Central Europe.

Arlene from OH, June 2005, Paris, Rome and Central Europe. (Editor's note: Alex is in Prague - our local support office) I would like to share our trip with you. It was fantastic. You did a nice and thorough job planning for us. Let's start with Paris. Evening illumination cruise which was l...

Tallin , Estonia, private tour, August 2005

The day in Tallin was a highlight of our Baltic trip and we are grateful to you for your knowledge and ability to have arranged such a meaningful day..Our guide Kaia was excellent and we had an amazing experience at the dedication of the Estonian Holocaust Memorial..There were only about 50-60 pe...

Private tour of Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg)

Thanks to you and your organizations our trip to Russia was without equal. Everything was organized perfectly and Adele and I will be happy to recommend Sophia's Travel in the future. Just one thought. We were not comfortable with the night train between the two cities. An airplane trip would ...

Trip to Prague and Budapest, May 2004

We loved the trip.  My mother did great.  Hope I have her energy and stamina when I am 86.  As promised, I will give you some specific feedback to help your future clients.   Prague is drop dead gorgeous.  Just a fabulous city to visit.  Budapest is also a fine...

Jewish Heritage trip to Latvia and Lithuania, May 2004

The trip went better than expected.  It is impossible to describe the last two weeks in a short email.  But, let me start by saying that we were completely satisfied with our guides.  Yulik, in particular, is a real find.  He is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in B...

Heritage trip to Germany and Poland, July 2003.

I just sat down to send you a thank you for a very well planned trip.  It was great. We enjoyed all the hotels, and their locations in the various cities!  The Selters visit was perfect!  We were met by Mr. Leyendecker and other people in the town, including the mayor and vice...

June 2003, trip to Turkey and Israel.

I'm happy returning back to the US. The trip was better than Marina expected (she was afraid of going to Israel).  In fact, the first part (Limra hotel, Kemer, Antalya) was nice. I would recommend this hotel/resort to people who want to relax and forget about everything. The sea beach is go...

Synagogue group trip to Russia and Ukraine

Impressions of our client’s congregation group who traveled in May to Russia nd Ukraine…. in May 2013 Parshat Pinchas D’var Torah The story of the Jews is marked by challenges to monotheism, internal political, religious and social divisions, and most significantly threats...