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Discover Your European Roots with JayWay Travel

With our map covering a large expanse of Europe, particularly areas that saw a lot of emigration to the US, we are no strangers to arranging tailor-made family heritage trips. Whether that involves setting up transfers to and arranging accommodation in or close to ancestral villages that you have already identified, or putting you in touch with a local genealogist who can help uncover some of your family history, our expert trip planners can make your journey to discover your roots smooth sailing.

Jewish Heritage

Most American Jews can trace their ancestry to the Jewish communities of Central and Eastern Europe. With the help of guides who are experts in the Jewish history and their contacts in local Jewish communities, we can help you forge new connections with your family's old neighborhoods in places like Budapest, Vilnius, Lviv, and Krakow.

Expert genealogists

Over the years we've been operating in Central and Eastern Europe, we have developed an extensive network of contacts with expert genealogists. While our own dedicated staff on the ground in Europe can help you with the basics of visiting an ancestral village or a spot of translation, if you have questions that can only be answered by trawling archives and making lots of calls, you need an experienced genealogist. We've worked with many over the years and you can be certain that you're in good hands. Many genealogists will also provide interpreting services and accompany you on a day trip to visit towns and villages, and their churches and graveyards, ensuring that you're able to communicate clearly with everyone you meet. How moving would it be to meet up with long-lost relatives and share stories? Our genealogist partners are on hand to make that happen.

Just starting out?

If you're just starting out in the process of looking into your family history and aren't considering a trip yet then the best approach is to start working with a genealogist. We can put you in touch with the right person to look after your case. When you know where you want to visit and when, we can put a trip plan with time dedicated to visiting key places.

Know where you want to go?

If you've already made a lot of progress and know where you want to go, but need help making those last connections and breaking the ice (and translating) when you visit places of family interest, we’ll be happy to put together a plan for you. While making arrangements, we’ll be sure to connect you to a genealogist who can take care of all the finer details for you.

Feedback from our Guests

Review by Robert, Bonnie & Dillon

Robert, Bonnie & Dillon

New York

Loved walking around the "old" cities or villages just taking in the sights and people. Amalfi was breath-taking! I loved the trip to Capri, especially because I was able to swim. JayWay Travel also arranged for us to visit the sites where Bob's parents were born and baptized--a highlight of the trip for him and our son. JayWay Travel can layout a great itinerary for you that gives you the right amount of time in each place, allows you to sample local highlights and cuisine and enjoy the friendliness of the areas you travel through.

Loved walking around the "old" cities or villages just taking in the sights and people. Amalfi was breath-taking! I loved the trip to Capri, especially because I was able to swim. JayWay Travel also arranged for us to visit the sites where Bob's parents were born and baptized--a highlight of the trip for him and our son. JayWay Travel can layout a great itinerary for you that gives you the right amount of time in each place, allows you to sample local highlights and cuisine and enjoy the friendliness of the areas you travel through.

Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Naples, Positano, Naples, Sicily, Naples
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Naples, Positano, Naples, Sicily, Naples
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Dorothy, Dennis, Bret, Deborah, Jennifer, Kevin, John & Anthony

Dorothy, Dennis, Bret, Deborah, Jennifer, Kevin, John & Anthony

Washington

We loved getting to places where our Grandparents were born. JayWay Travel were great at getting to places we wanted to go and timed things great

We loved getting to places where our Grandparents were born. JayWay Travel were great at getting to places we wanted to go and timed things great

Year : 2018
Visited : Hungary, Croatia
Itinerary : Budapest, Zagreb, Pula
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Hungary, Croatia
Itinerary : Budapest, Zagreb, Pula
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Susan

Susan

Texas

Finding our grandparents' home villages was at the top of the trip, but the whole experience was fantastic. JayWay Travel was thorough, thoughtful, and flexible. They know how to make a trip enchanted.

Finding our grandparents' home villages was at the top of the trip, but the whole experience was fantastic. JayWay Travel was thorough, thoughtful, and flexible. They know how to make a trip enchanted.

Year : 2018
Visited : Lithuania
Itinerary : Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Lithuania
Itinerary : Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas
Rating :
5 / 5
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