Planning an ancestry trip to Germany, but not sure where to start? Start where your ancestors started!

Learn all about German emigration on one of our guided group tours through Bremen and Bremerhaven.

Our ancestry travel tours 2023/2024:

Riverfront Bremen

3-day Emigration-themed Group Tour in Bremen

Explore the emigration history of northern Germany on a guided group tour from your hotel base in Bremen.

Market square Bremen

2-hour Emigration-themed Walking Tour in Bremen

Join me on this emigration-themed 2-hour walking tour through 1,200 years of history in the city of Bremen.

Ships in Bremerhaven, northern Germany

Bremen and Bremerhaven in 1 Day Combo Tour

Combine an emigration-themed guided tour in Bremen in the morning with a visit to Bremerhaven’s emigration museum in the afternoon.

What our previous travelers say:

“We had always dreamed of visiting our German ancestors’ homeland, and Sonja’s expert guidance and planning made our bucket list trip a reality.”

Debbie, Duane, Bernice and Doug
from Illinois, USA


“Our ancestry-themed tour of Bremen with Sonja was extremely memorable, personalized and a highlight of our Germany trip.”

Olivier and Lynn
from Boston, USA


Meet your guide:

Tour guide Sonja Irani in front of the Roland statue in Bremen, northern Germany

Sonja Irani

Tour Guide specialized in German emigration history

Hallo! My name is Sonja Irani and I am a Bremen-based tour guide. As such, I specialize in ancestry-inspired and emigration-themed guided group tours in northern Germany.

In addition, I hold a Master’s degree in “Tourism Destination Development” from Dalarna University, Sweden. My Master thesis was about “the most memorable travel experiences of North American ancestral travelers to Germany”.

So when are you going on your next family heritage trip? Let’s plan it together with our upcoming online course or by booking one of our ancestry-inspired travel tours.

Upcoming Events:

June 2023: My Ancestor’s Journey goes USA!

From 9th to 11th of June 2023, my mom Elisabeth and I were at this years’ International German Genealogy Partnership conference. The conference was held both virtually and in-person in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.

Find out more about how you can connect with us virtually or in-person this year on our “Events” page.

All you need to know before you go:

The ultimate guide for your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany

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Plant your tree in Germany

We believe that making a contribution to protecting our nature today will make a difference for our descendants tomorrow. That’s why we have partnered with PLANT-MY-TREE® – a local organization that plants new trees for sustainable reforestation projects all over Germany. 

When you book a tour with My Ancestor’s Journey, we will automatically plant a tree in Germany for you (one tree per person included with every booking). 

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Coming soon: Plan your ancestry trip to Germany online course

Are you planning an ancestry trip to Germany to find out more about your German ancestors? If so, sign up for the non-binding waiting list for our new 7-week online course about planning a family heritage trip to Germany. Here is an overview of the 7 modules in the course:

Module 1: Introduction and Overview
Module 2: Your ancestor’s journey
Module 3: History and Culture
Module 4: Your ancestor’s journey
Module 5: Travel Research
Module 6: Create your itinerary and book
Module 7: Packing and last preparations

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Roland statue and town hall with German flag in Bremen, northern Germany

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