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Our emigration-themed guided group tours in 2024:

Riverfront Bremen

3-day emigration-themed group tour in Bremen and northern Germany

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.

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:

Sonja Irani

Tour Guide for ancestry-inspired travel

Hallo! My name is Sonja Irani and I am a tour guide and a tour operator for ancestry-inspired travel based in Bremen, northern Germany.

I also 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 my upcoming online course or join me on one of my ancestry-inspired guided group tours from Bremen.

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

Travel Blog:
All you need to know about ancestry-inspired travel to Germany

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

5 emigration-themed things to do in Bremen, Germany

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As you start planning your German ancestry trip adventure, you will eventually ask yourself when to visit Germany. So in this guide, I will give you an overview of what the weather in Germany is like in spring, summer, fall and winter.
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