Best Ancestry Tour Company (2019)


With the growing popularity and accessibility of DNA testing kits, more and more Americans are taking trips to their ancestral homelands. Ancestry travel companies, like these 10 voted as the best in the U.S., offer services like personalized genealogy research or custom itineraries to the countries, towns and villages where your ancestors once lived.

  • European Focus

    European Focus

    European Focus offers customized private tours throughout Europe, taking guests to the places their ancestors would have frequented in their daily lives. Those who’d rather not spend a lot of time planning can opt for a Favorite Tour to destinations like Ireland, Italy, France, England or Spain.
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  • EF Go Ahead Tours

    EF Go Ahead Tours

    One-of-a-kind genealogy tours from EF Go Ahead Tours are conducted in partnership with Ancestry. Each tour includes an AncestryDNA kit, pre-trip family history review, and an AncestryProGenealogist guide throughout the trip. Popular destinations include Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland.
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  • Family Tree Tours

    Family Tree Tours

    Those with ancestral roots in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, England or Ireland who’d like to know more about their family history can choose a guided private or group heritage trip, or an independent tour with Family Tree Tours.
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  • Ancestral Attic

    Ancestral Attic

    Ancestral Attic specializes in genealogy research and heritage tours to Poland and Eastern Europe. Specialty guides can take tour goers to archives, civil offices, parishes or other repositories to research family history, or Ancestral Attic can perform research for customers in advance of their trip.
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  • My China Roots

    My China Roots

    My China Roots, a leader in Chinese genealogy tours, helps visitors locate their ancestral homes and relatives, conducts onsite research to uncover family stories, and offers an online platform empowering the global Chinese diaspora to discover their place in history.
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  • My Ireland Family Heritage

    My Ireland Family Heritage

    My Ireland Family Heritage can help those with Irish ancestors track down records of note in Ireland, as well as determine the exact house location from the 1700s and 1800s. Customers enjoy personalized genealogy research and help planning an ancestral tour.
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  • Spector Travel

    Spector Travel

    Spector Travel helps travelers plan the perfect trip to Africa, complete with cultural experiences that connect travelers with the history, heritage and cultures of their ancestors. Popular destinations include Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and the Gambia.
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  • Cunard


    Cunard has partnered with Ancestry for their Journey of Genealogy cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2. This crossing, made by English Puritans in 1620, includes talks by Ancestry experts and the chance for passengers to trace their own family trees through the centuries.
    Photo courtesy of Cunard Line

  • Your Travel Services

    Your Travel Services

    DNA Journeys from Your Travel Services feature itineraries customized around your unique heritage, including stops at your heritage home town, visits to archives and records offices, and excursions that bring family stories to life.
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  • Road Scholar

    Road Scholar

    Road Scholar invites curious travelers to Discover Your Family’s Roots during retreats to the Allen County Library Genealogy Center, the nation’s largest genealogy library, in Michigan. These six-day experiences include the help of expert researchers, lectures and workshops, and the chance to create a family scrapbook of photos and memorabilia.
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The top 10 winners in the category Best Ancestry Tour Company are as follows:

  1. European Focus
  2. EF Go Ahead Tours
  3. Family Tree Tours
  4. Ancestral Attic
  5. My China Roots
  6. My Ireland Family Heritage
  7. Spector Travel
  8. Cunard
  9. Your Travel Services
  10. Road Scholar

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning travel companies!

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