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Sophia - Private Guide in Helsinki

Private Guide in Helsinki
 Member Since 2009  Country: Finland City: Helsinki Airport Transfer: NO Hotel Reservation: NO Translation Service: NO Languages: English

Languages: English

Anyone who has read or seen the cinematic adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated, a tale of Jewish ancestral detective work that creatively weaves through multiple generations, cannot help but recall those hilarious moments when the main character (also named Jonathan) navigates rural Ukraine in a tiny car with his translator, a smelly dog, and a blind old man who happens to be the driver. Like Jonathan, many of us yearn to uncover the lost stories of our Jewish Heritage in distant lands, to trace the footsteps of our ancestors, to inhabit the space where they once stood. But unlike Jonathan, we choose not to travel in unsafe and unsanitary conditions.

Sophia, a Ukrainian-born travel consultant has just the solution. While Sophia is a well-seasoned veteran of all-things-travel, her true passion is customizing tours for individuals, families, and groups wishing to personally experience their Jewish ancestors’ cultural and physical landscapes. Working with a network of expert in-country guides and local tour operators, Sophia is able to conduct family-specific research, providing an unparalleled customizable experience for this type of travel

Sophia’s Jewish Heritage Tours include, but are not limited to, countries throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Morocco, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. In addition, she provides kosher private tours and trips to countries with notable Jewish immigrant populations such as Peru, Argentina, South Africa, and China. Each tour has its own itinerary with room for customization.