NEW! $0 Germany Trip Planning MINI GUIDE

Feeling overwhelmed when planning your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany?

Simply start planning your trip with these 18 ancestry-inspired activity ideas that we gathered for you in our new Germany Trip Planning MINI GUIDE PDF.

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Our emigration-themed guided group tours in 2024 / 2025:

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.

Coming soon: The Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS

Are you planning an ancestry trip to Germany to find out more about your German ancestors? If so, you don’t want to miss our upcoming Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS, which will open for enrollment in the summer / early fall of 2024!

The Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS is a self-learn online course with monthly live calls via Zoom and a private Facebook group for all course participants. It is designed to plan your trip within 12 weeks (3 months), but you will access to the course for 12 months.

But, the online course only opens its doors for a few days. If you join the non-binding waiting list, you will get an email reminder when the course opens for enrollment.

Here is an overview of the 9 modules in the course:

Module 1: Your journey begins: Introduction & Overview
Module 2: Willkommen in Deutschland (Welcome to Germany)
Module 3: Your journey to Germany
Module 4: Your ancestor’s journey
Module 5: History & Culture of Germany
Module 6: Refine your travel options
Module 7: Create the perfect itinerary
Module 8: Get ready for boarding
Module 9: Create memories that last a lifetime!
Plus many more bonuses to help you plan your trip, such as checklists, ebooks etc.!

Don’t miss the opening date and your exclusive waiting list discount!

What our previous ancestral 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

Are you planning an ancestry trip to Germany, but don’t know where to start? Start with this helpful checklist! Get it straight to your inbox if you sign up for our newsletter. We will send you our weekly newsletter with plenty of tips for planning your very own ancestry-inspired adventure. You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.

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

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