Heritage & Culture Tours

2021 Guided TOURS – Sign up now for insider early access registration!


Photo: Modern Photographic by Dave Noonan

Heart of Italy
Lazio, Umbria & Tuscany
May 2021
■ Be inspired by the food, art, culture and traditions of three regions: Lazio, Umbria & Tuscany
■ Explore the ancient Umbrian hilltowns of Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoreggio
■ Savor local wine, cheese and olive oil
■ Connect with locals in Acquapendente, a hidden gem art town in northern Lazio
■ Learn about the ceramics and painting style of this area at a top supplier to Williams Sonoma
■ Experience the Festa dei Pugnaloni, a traditional event with origins back to 1066 AD. Teams from around the town create large scale artworks using flower pieces and parts and then compete and celebrate over a 48-hour period
■ Visit two Tuscan family-owned business: a leather artisan workshop and a winery near Montalcino
■ Live on the 500 acre agriturismo (family run working farm) Il Tesoro with beautiful accommodations, excellent food, and farm to table products Southern Italy Mysteries of Molise & Basilicata

Photo: Lisa Vogele

Southern Italy
Mysteries of Molise & Basilicata
June 2021

Optional Puglia Extension*
■ Explore villages, towns and cities that are off the beaten path
■ Savor tastings of local cheeses and honey in villages untrampled by modern tourism
■ Connect with local artisans
■ See the historic bell foundry of Agnone
■ Experience the ancient paths of the Transhumance paths rooted deep in Molisani history herding cows between their winter and summer homes in Puglia and Abruzzo
■ Take in the beauty of Monticchio with the two splendid lakes in the shadow of Monte Vulture
■ Marvel at the caves or “sassi” of Basilicata, a UNESCO world heritage site and learn about the ingenuity of the Palombaro Lungo cistern Optional Puglia Extension*:
■ Visit beautiful Alberobello, the Val d’Itria and white city of Ostuni
■ Meet artisanal food producers of Pugliese specialties
■ Adriatic Coastal towns

Emerald Isle Heritage
September 2021

Photo: Saad Chaudhry via Unsplash

■ Enjoy a walking tour of historic Dublin including St. Stephens Green, St. Patricks Cathedral and Trinity College
■ Experience traditional Irish music & dance
■ Savor traditional Irish food and experience pub culture
■ Visit the National Library of Ireland in Dublin and learn about its records of historic significance to Irish ancestry
■ Visit EPIC the museum of Irish Emigration in Dublin
■ Visit the Cobh Heritage Center and museum
■ Visit the Irish Emigrant Experience museum & Dunbrody Famine ship
■ See the famous County Clare coastline and the striking Cliffs of Moher
■ Join a local expert on a walking tour of historic Galway

■ More details to come!

Ancestral Footsteps Uncovered
September 2021

Photo: Adrian Degner via Unsplash

■ Guided tours of historic cities
■ Visit the BillinStadt Emigration museum in Hamburg
■ Explore charming German villages
■ Learn about the life of the German emigrants from their village to America
■ Visit the German emigration museum in Bremerhaven
■ More details to come!

Private Tours & Independent Travel

■ Do you have a group of family/friends that would like to travel together to specific locations? We can curate a custom itinerary just for you!

Additional services/enhancements (additional fee)*:

■ Pre-trip genealogy research & consulting – possibility of identifying ancestral origins and current day relatives
■ Pre/Post-trip custom ancestral journey itinerary – literally walk in your ancestors’ footsteps
■ Pre/Post-trip custom travel planning – explore your ancestral country or other locations in Europe