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Dorosh Heritage Tours

#5 of 68 Tours in Lviv
Lviv, Ukraine
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Ann M wrote a review Jan. 2021
Naples, Florida132 contributions28 helpful votes
We met Andriy Dorosh in 2013 through a trip advisor review on a Ukraine forum. What a wonderful find that was! When we visited Lviv that fall , he arranged a guide to escort us to Bavoriv looking for my husbands maternal grandfather’s family. Without any prior research or knowledge we amazingly managed to find family nearby in Grabovets. Andriy had impressed us with his friendliness , professionalism and enthusiasm . Since then I have followed him on FB in hopes of returning to Ukraine and touring with him. This summer when Andriy posted about doing virtual tours due to the pandemic, I had the idea to look for my husbands maternal grandmother as a surprise 70th birthday gift. Andriy’s professional researcher, Olga , did an amazing job researching 270 people from 80 families to potentially locate living relatives. Andriy and his team visited Grabovets and Bavoriv filming the surrounding landscape and ancestral villages. With the use of an old map that Olga had researched, they located the ancestral plot of the family. Then miraculously, they even located 6 living relatives there and interviewed some of them. One cousin cried “she had been waiting for her family to find her”. Andriy presented us with the most beautiful and emotional video of his visit there. Now we have even made contact with some of the family through Facebook and video chat! Truly amazing experience all thanks to the interest and perseverance of Andriy and his team at Dorosh Heritage tours. We will be forever grateful and now Andriy is a part of our family story. We will definitely plan to return in 2022 to travel and visit our family with Andriy. We so highly recommend he and his team for one of the most memorable experiences in our lives. If you have potentially lost family in Ukraine, look for them it is so worth it!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Andriy_DHT, Owner at Dorosh Heritage Tours
Responded Jan. 29, 2021
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It has been a great pleasure to work and communicate with you! I definitely look forward to seeing you again in 2022 and vising your family. Greetings from all of our Dorosh Heritage Tours team!
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Noela M wrote a review Dec. 2019
Gold Coast, Australia1 contribution
In September 2019 my cousin and I visited Ukraine on an organised tour with Dorosh Heritage Tours. What a marvellous time we had. The itinerary which Andriy had put together for us covered many aspects of this very interesting country. From history, culture, politics, cuisine, industry, agriculture and everything in between. The guides were very knowledgable. The hotels in Kyiv and Lviv were first class. They were centrally located and VERY comfortable. The staff spoke perfect English and were more than happy to meet every need we might have. We were met personally by our guide at the airport. We were driven to our hotel. We were picked up each morning at a realistic time and driven around the city to our destinations that day, then delivered back to our hotel. When travelling between the cities of Kyiv and Lviv by train, we were again picked up at the hotel and escorted to our correct seats, in the correct carriage, on the correct train. So important when one cannot speak the language. We were then met by Andriy himself at the Lviv station and driven to our hotel. Such wonderful personal service. We have never had better. The whole tour was exceptional. Safe, comfortable, interesting and fun! What more can I say but, DO IT!! GO THERE!! Contact this wonderful young man who runs this amazing tour company. You won't regret it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Andriy_DHT, Owner at Dorosh Heritage Tours
Responded Dec. 29, 2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am really happy we were able to help with your trip!
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AnnaMaria1950 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Uniontown, Ohio21 contributions9 helpful votes
After taking a Viking Cruise from Odessa to Kiev along the Dneiper River we thought we had seen all that Ukraine and Central Europe had to offer. But then we met Andriy Dorosh of Dorosh Heritage Tours and our unique experiences really began! Andriy and I communicated for about a year before we arrived in Ukraine. His individualized itinerary to take my husband and I back to the villages of our grandparents and my father took a great deal of planning on his part as it encompassed Western Ukraine, Eastern Slovakia, and Southern Poland. Many of the areas we visited were remote where English was limited and he was able to communicate in all the languages - we would have been lost without him! He additionally introduced us to unique cultural experiences and regional cuisine which we may have been hesitant to try on our own (beef tongue is delicious and Slivovitz quite tasty!) We learned so much history of the areas from him, and spent many hours talking about everything as we travelled through the countryside. Andriy is one special young man whom we have come to think of as a son. He is so kind and considerate and went far and above to attend to our comfort and well-being. His attention to detail made our trip seamless, relaxing, and most of all made us feel that we were being welcomed “back home.” I highly recommend his services without reservation. I hope I can return again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Steve Jaksic wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Many thanks to Andriy Dorosh for organising the tour to my mother's village in Ukraine. My daughter and I were able to meet relations from my mother's side that we never knew existed until we came to her village. Andriy arranged the trip for us, drove us to the village, did all of the translation and carried out some investigations into birth records of my mother's family. I cannot speak highly enough of Andriy, his knowledge, professionalism and warmth. Our trip was was wonderful and Andrij made it a special and unforgettable experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Dorosh Heritage Tours and Andriy if you are considering in travelling to Ukraine. Regards, Steve J
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Andriy_DHT, Owner at Dorosh Heritage Tours
Responded Oct. 21, 2019
Thank you so much, Steve!!!!!!!!
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Deb Yastremski and Pat Williams wrote a review Oct. 2019
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My Aunt and I had the pleasure of traveling to Lviv, our Ancestral Village of Ozerna and Ternopil, Ukraine with Andriy Dorosh from Dorosh Heritage Tours in September 2019. Andriy meticulously planned our trip itinerary that included not only our tour schedule but accommodations and transportation for the entire trip. Traveling abroad was a new experience for both of us and we had some apprehensions that were quickly put to rest when we met Andriy at the airport in Lviv. He has the type of personality that makes everyone who meets him feel comfortable. Andriy was not only our tour guide, translator, and wonderful driver, but he also took time to educate us on local Ukrainian traditions and the history of our ancestors. Our primary goal on this trip was to visit our Ancestral Village of Ozerna. This trip far exceeded our expectations. We met family and had a traditional home cooked Ukrainian meal with them and with the help from Andriy translating, we were able to get to know them. Andriy’s research team located a map of the village allowing us to walk the property my Aunt’s Mom, (my Grandmother) and her family lived on and reminisce about stories that they had told us about their time living there. We visited the railroad that they would have taken to board the ship on their journey to America. We went to both Churches in the village that they attended. We visited the cemetery, local businesses, village offices and a kindergarten school in the village. Andriy drove us to the district office in Zboriv and we were able to obtain confirmation of birth, marriage and death for some family members. Andriy went above and beyond to accommodate us on this trip of a lifetime. He was flexible and gave us as much time as allowed to visit our Ancestral Village and family and for that we are forever grateful. Thank you Andriy for an unforgettable trip and helping us to understand the hardships that our family went through in the past and the hardships facing them now and for helping us to resolve some of our family mysteries. Our only regret is that we did not schedule more time with our newfound family and to explore in our Ancestral Village. We will definitely contact Andriy for further research on our family in the near future and would not hesitate to travel with Dorosh Heritage Tours again. Andriy you have earned our friendship and if this site could give you more than 5 stars, we would give them to you.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Andriy_DHT, Owner at Dorosh Heritage Tours
Responded Oct. 12, 2019
Dear Deb, thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, we will be able to help you with your family research and I am very happy that your trip was so successful!
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