European Ancestry & Genealogical Tours

Explore your ancestral homelands in Europe with Joel Bond Travels! Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of where your relatives lived and breathed. Let Joel help you discover those off-the-beaten path villages, historic churches, former landholdings, or departure seaports for your ancestors. You've done the research, now let Joel Bond help get your there!

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Search local registries & libraries

Explore your ancestral villages

Connect with local residents

 

At a Glance

7-day minimum

Trip Duration

Starting at $2600

Custom Pricing

Flexible

Dates

Any European Airport

Arrival point

1-4 people

Group size

Your choice

Departure point

 

Sample Itinerary

For example purposes only

Subject to changes and modifications, based on your research interests & local conditions at the time of tour.

Day 1:

Arrival

Arrive at the local airport and transfer to your accommodation. Enjoy an evening meal and discuss your tour program.

Day 2:

Discover the city

Take the day to explore the sights of the big city and place your family history in a cultural context. Whether visiting national monuments, exploring regional history museums, or immersing yourself in local art, understanding the bigger picture of your ancestral roots may uncover some interesting family history quirks!

Day 3:

Visit a registry

If you have specific names, locations & dates already uncovered, it may be possible to submit that information to a state/regional registry for further research, often located in the larger towns and cities.

An afternoon/evening of taking in some more local color can help enrich the information you already have!

Day 4:

Dig into the countryside

Escape some of the trappings of the 21st century and head out into the rural farmlands and countryside. Breathe in the country air as your forerunners may have done and catch a vision for Old World European life outside the modern cities.

A visit to a historic folk village can heighten your imagination for life in bygone eras. 

Day 5:

Retrace the route

As people departed for the New World, the often left from major sea ports. Retrace the possible route your ancestors followed from rural farmland to major coastal city.

Day 6:

Explore the port

Coastal departure cities often house a maritime museum recreating past economic glories of trading on the high seas. Or, an ethnographic museum may document the struggles of a particular people group.

Day 7:

Departure

Wrap up your discovery tour with a drop-off at a regional airport, or extend your stay for more on-the-ground research.

 

Details

Inclusions

  • Professional, personable guidance and support

  • Flexible itinerary

  • Accommodations

  • All ground transport between cities and sites (combination private & public transport)

  • Entrance fees to sites

  • Breakfasts, snacks en route, bottled water

Exclusions

  • Airfare

  • Visa fees

  • Trip insurance

  • Lunches/Dinners

Other info

  • Joel Bond Ancestry Tours does not conduct genealogical research on your behalf; rather, I will build an itinerary based on your existing knowledge of your own family history.

  • Ancestry Tours exists to promote a broader cultural understanding of your family heritage and may not guarantee visits to local archives, registries and records bureaus. Every endeavor will be made to include an afternoon of local research, but may be limited or non-existent depending on location.

 
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