Many travelers ask us to customize private tours that explore religious heritage and family history and cultural traditions. Whether you're interested in learning about Jewish history and family roots in places like Poland or Hungary, or taking a spiritual tour that visits Japan's most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, our tours can be customized to perfectly suit your interests and requirements. Sample activities we arrange in our private luxury heritage tours include: Tours of some of the world’s most important and memorable religious-oriented destinations Exploring your family history with local experts at national archives and other local institutions dedicated to genealogy Private touring of important Jewish sites, such as historic ghettoes, synagogues, cemeteries, yeshivas, and mikvehs Meals that reflect religious traditions, such as dining at kosher restaurants, Shabbat meals, Buddhist vegetarian temple cuisine, and special dishes that celebrate local religious holidays Visits to important Christian historical and pilgrimage sites, including significant churches and biblical locations Meetings with local rabbis, priests and other religious leaders and historians Tours coinciding with major religious events and festivals Attending local religious services according to your interests and affiliations All tours are private, depart daily and can be customized to suit individual interests and schedules. We also work closely with religious, cultural and spiritual organizations, institutions and groups to create extremely specialized tour programs for their members.
A journey changes your world view forever. By striving to assemble the best packages in lifestyle travel, we at Sophia’s Travel make sure your trip will be worth remembering. Our knowledge and areas of specialization are the direct result of successful years since 1992 in the travel industry and based on our personal travel experiences having significant world-wide travel knowledge. This enables us to supply valuable and resourceful information to our customers. What makes us different from other agencies is our approach: Not only do we book your complete vacation, we offer objective advice and concierge level service every step of the way. And, we take the time to get to know you so your vacation dreams really do become reality. Our recommendations are based on your preferences, the character of the destination, and the reviews about the properties. Our goal is to discover the right destination and the finest accommodations, that offer you the best value. We work hard to make each travel experience stimulating, memorable and trouble free so that you can think about more important things-like having your dream vacation! We know the world and all the ways for you to discover it. We are passionate about travel and assuring the happiness of our customers. We don’t just fulfill your expectations, we take them beyond what you thought possible. Your personal consultant will work with you to offer informed recommendations and tailor the perfect trip to fit your individual style. We are unbiased professionals, whose top priority is looking out for your best interests. Our unique personalized approach to vacation travel brings you a world of possibilities. Don’t waste another minute trying to put together the details of your vacation.
We're proud to offer a collection of itineraries that enable you to explore Jewish history and culture with our Jewish Heritage Program, the only one of its kind on the rivers. Our in-depth itineraries dive into Central Europe's enduring Jewish legacy with visits to museums, memorials, synagogues and more. The 2,000-year-old history of the Jewish people in Europe is an inspiring one, rife with tragedy and discrimination, as well as the endurance and profound sense of community that survived it all. Uniworld’s Jewish Heritage cruises pay homage to this legacy. Our distinctive program showcases Jewish communities, highlighting positive developments and locals who are helping Jewish culture grow and thrive in the modern day. While visits to Holocaust memorials, Jewish museums, and WWII sites are an important part of this journey, our aim is to tell the whole story—the story of a culture that flourished for centuries despite the odds. We’ve designed our Jewish Heritage theme cruises to serve as cross-cultural “bridges of understanding,” both for those looking to explore their roots and anyone who would enjoy an immersive journey through an integral aspect of European history.