At European Jewish Heritage Tours, we create customized private tours, travel programs and events all over Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
We also offer many à la carte services that you can select and purchase according to the specific needs. European Jewish Heritage Tours has partnered with a number of outstanding service providers that will enhance the quality and uniqueness of your Jewish heritage tour. Following an initial complimentary phone or Skype call to determine both your budget and needs, we can then arrange a turn–key program that covers your entire stay abroad.
You will find that we also offer many à la carte services that you can select and purchase according to the specific needs. French Chic Shopping has partnered with a number of outstanding service providers that will enhance the quality and uniqueness of your shopping tour
Following an initial complimentary phone or Skype call to determine both your budget and needs, we can then arrange a turn–key program that covers your entire stay in France.
A Sample of our A la Carte Planning Service
- Book accommodations for you and your guests (châteaux, villas, hotels, apartments)
- Arrange transportation and VIP airport or train station greeters
- Propose venues that address your particular event and negotiate the best possible price to accommodate your budget
- Do site inspections of event venues and menu tastings
- Book kosher restaurants including pre-payment of shabbat meals
- Hire Gentile guides for walking and museum tours during shabbat
- Arrange pre-paid tickets and passes to local museums and attractions, especially such hard to get admissions as to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam or sporting events such as Euro 2016
- Book kosher hotels and resorts with tailor-made accommodations and synagogue access
- Booking tickets to services and meals during the High Holidays including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Pesach.
Travel & Event Planning
We create extensive travel itineraries throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe for both independent travelers, and families, as well as institutional/synagogue groups who require orientation and timely information that is not available either on the internet or in guidebooks that are often out of date. We let you know about current and upcoming art exhibitions, music and opera performances, and sports-related activities, including soccer, tennis, and racing cars.
Assistance with Kosher Meal Preparation
Whether you choose to stay at an apartment or hotel, we assist with the purchase of kosher meals including for picnics and catered Shabbat lunches and dinners. We can arrange for a hostess to help you shop for your entire stay in Paris or on the French Riviera, as well as arrange for a kosher chef on a private yacht for a major event, such as a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah or wedding. We also work with Beth Din and Rav Rothenberg-approved kosher caterers who guarantee quality and a diversity of both Sephardic and Ashkenazic dishes as well as French gourmet menus that include foie gras, kosher lamb, kosher turkey, and kosher beef. Nor do you have to limit yourself to these cooking styles: we can also organize kosher sushi and kosher Chinese food.
Prestige Vehicles, Minivans, Yachts, Helicopters and Private Planes
Imagine touring in an air-conditioned Mercedes S Class sedan or Viano minivan with bottled water and candies. And being met by a VIP greeter who expedites your arrival by bypassing passport control. All that is possible when you book your trip through European Jewish Heritage Tours. But don’t feel you have to stop there. We provide guided helicopter tours both in Paris and on the French Riviera, and can arrange for you to fly for the day to different destinations in a private plane, whether it’s a kosher wine tour in Bordeaux or a short stay at the Festival de Cannes. Perhaps you would prefer for us to arrange a private yacht for you and your friends and family in the Mediterranean—you can also rely on our team to set this up.
Expert Local Guides
At European Jewish Heritage Tours, we take pride in selecting outstanding Jewish and Gentile guides who understand the importance of discovering Jewish heritage on European soil. Whether you are visiting the Sephardic routes of Jews in Spain and Portugal, or the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau, we want to make sure that your tour is handled with the utmost in professionalism. Many of our local guides are Jews themselves, and therefore bring a uniquely personal sensibility to your travel program.
Organization of Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Weddings
For those of you who wish to organize a meaningful Jewish-oriented occasion in Europe, please note that European Jewish Heritage Tours is able to assist you in this endeavor. We can arrange Jewish weddings in Paris and on the French Riviera, as well as bar and bat mitzvahs in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Since this type of arrangement takes some advance planning, it is advisable to contact us as early as possible to set this up. We pride ourselves on handling everything in great detail—whether it’s a bat mitzvah in the footsteps of Anne Frank or a Jewish wedding in the Villa Ephrussi-Rothschild on the French Riviera.
A Turn-Key Approach
We pride ourselves on a turnkey operation from start to finish, so that you never have to worry about a single detail. This is critical when you are planning from far away and haven’t the time to meet your service provider.