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PolishOrigins. Genealogy, History and Cultural Tours.

#184 of 444 Tours in Krakow
Krakow, Poland
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About PolishOrigins. Genealogy, History and Cultural Tours.
PolishOrigins is a licensed tour operator that specializes in Genealogy, History and Cultural Tours. Since 2004 we have facilitated hundreds of private tours dedicated to uncovering our guests’ roots in old Poland and witnessed as many family reunions. We mix genealogy research with visiting ancestral towns and villages of your family. Each tour is uniquely tailored to guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We are genealogists, historians, tourist guides and we all share a deep love for what we do. All of our guests want to return to Poland and many of them do. Plenty of them shared their testimonials on our website. There are still hundreds of stories like this to be written and we are here to make all of this happen! Uncover your family history with us. Uncover real Poland.
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travelerandpackerfan wrote a review Dec 2019
Green Bay, Wisconsin2 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked a 3 day tour Oct 22-24, 2019. This was our first trip to Poland and first time ever booking a customized genealogy tour. Zbigniew was our driver, genealogist, tour guide, and translator. The trip exceeded our expectations. Not only did we see the towns where my grandparents were from and expanded the family tree, we also met relatives on both my grandmother’s and grandfather’s sides of the family. The families were surprised and happy to see us and all were kind and welcoming. None of the family members spoke English and we don’t speak Polish, so we were grateful to have Zbigniew translate. We accomplished a lot in 3 days. I wish we would have booked a longer tour because 3 days wasn’t enough. I would highly recommend this company. Katarzyna was great working with us to setup the tour and Zbigniew was an amazing guide.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Carol J wrote a review Oct 2019
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Our Polish Origins customized family history tour was very successful. This was because of the skill and hard work of our genealogist Zenon, and the organization and understanding of our tour manager Aga. After I toured Poland to learn more about its culture and history, I visited the civil and church archives and small towns where our ancestors lived. With Zenon's help, I met all of my family history research goals. I would definitely use this company again
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Date of experience: October 2019
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3nozel wrote a review Oct 2019
Lakewood McHenry County, Illinois12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wanted to get a feel of what our Grandparents' Homeland was like as well as see modern day Poland. Thanks to the sites we saw and the experience of walking through homes like our Grandparents probably lived in during the turn of the 20th Century - the Polish Origins Galicia Tour did this to a tee!. The museums, exhibits and presentations were great. Presentation staff all spoke English and the full size reproductions were amazing. Additionally our wonderful Guide, Pawel, provided addition insight, as well as answered questions regarding living conditions back then. Then we would have a wonderful local meal each evening at a different restaurant to enhance the experience. If your ancestors were from Southern Poland this is the tour for you. Then there were the churches, castles, town squares - absolutely wonderful tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Pouncie127 wrote a review Jun 2019
Ann Arbor35 contributions9 helpful votes
There were 9 of us that went to Poland on our geneology adventure. Polish Origins was awesome from planning to completion. Kasia was our contact and she did a wonderful job communicating with me as I planned our trip. Our tour was divided into two parts of Poland - 1 day in western Poland, where my husband's father's family was from and 2.5 days in eastern Poland where his mother's side of the family was from. Mateusz was our guide for the western portion of the search. We visited parishes, cemeteries and the small towns that the family was located. He was very organized and made sure that we were happy with the results. Ula was our guide for the eastern portion of our trip. I had more information for that side of the family, so we were able to do and find more. We found parishes, old homesteads, relatives that we didn't know we had and got to meet! It was truly an amazing trip. We were able to bring some new information with us that I had not sent earlier and Ula and Kasia were able to do some research while we were on our way to a targeted location. Though we don't speak Polish, Ula and Mateusz could seamlessly go between English and Polish so communication was never an issue. We would never have experienced what we did without the great planning and leadership from Polish Origins. I would use Polish Origins again as well as refer them to anyone who is considering a geneology adventure!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Roam516181 wrote a review Jun 2019
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I personally have used them for genealogy of my Polish family. Our genealogist Zbigniew is amazing and I have found cousins there. My husband and I highly recommend Polish Origins for your Polish adventures.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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