8 Kolobrzeska, Bydgoszcz, Poland

There are various reasons to travel to a given country. One of more original ones is a sentimental tour to see the places where some family members lived or had some personal meaning. In Poland, most of sentimental tours are performed by Jewish people, searching for their family roots or discovering their family history. We are very happy, when we can help to unravel the past. Sometimes we are even able to help to obtain some historical documents. One of such tours, which we were able to organize, took place between the 6th and 14the of June 2017 and was performed for our Belgian client. There were 12 people in the group. The aim was to discover family roots and places important for Jewish people in Poland. The tour lasted for 9 days and involved finding and booking accommodation in 5 major Polish cities: Warszawa, Łódź, Poznań, Toruń and Gdańsk. Apart from standard sightseeing highlights, it involved visiting in Warsaw: Warsaw Uprising Monument, Warsaw Uprising Museum and POLIN Museum, Monument of Getto Heroes (next to POLIN Museum) and the Memorial Route of the Jewish Martydom and Struggle on Zamenhofa Street; in Łódź area: the Jewish Cemetery and memorial and Robert Schweikert Palace. Apart from that the group also had an interesting and unusual sightseeing program, including discovering of Poland’s not so often chosen sites such as opencast lignite mine in Bełchatów, moving dunes in Słowiński National Park, Frombork Castle and Biskupin prehistoric settlement. All in all the whole tour was very original, something we really deeply enjoy doing.