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Dorosh Heritage Tours

#6 of 72 Tours in Lviv
Lviv, Ukraine
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Dale S. Calgary, Canada wrote a review Aug. 2021
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OUTSTANDING! Dorosh Heritage Tours arranged our tours of Lviv and Kviv and the tour guides selected by Andriy were first class and most accomodating since we had several personal points of interest that we did not want to miss. Andriy was our personal guide and translator for the portion of our visit where we had a meeting scheduled with the Ternopil National Medical University and Andriy's translation skills were flawless. The second part of our tour was to visit the village where my father was born and as a young man he emigrated to Canada. The main purpose of our visit to the village was to hopefully find documents pertaining to our Ukrainian ancestry. Unfortunately, we failed. After many years or research in Canada we were also not very successful in tracing our family's history since many of the immigration records are inacurate. After we returned to Canada., Andriy was most helpful in initiating the search of the records in Ukraine and with the able assistance of Olia Waldman they were able to establish our family history in incredible detail going as far back as the early 1840's. We were speechless and to say this was an emotional event would be an understatement. PURE GOLD! Since this information became available after we returned to Canada, Andriy made a special trip back to the area and personally interviewed our closest living relative that he found who lives in Chortkiv and the relatives that are living in the village. Since our first contact in June of 2019 we have been in regular contact with Andriy and Olia to continue the research on both family and other projects. Andriy recently completed a virtual video tour of the family'svillage which is extremely well done and it is now a valuable part of our Ukrainian family ancestry library. Andriy is a true Ukrainian patriot and as such recently established a virtual video project on Kickstart which we are proud to be part of and the goal is to record the history of Western Ukraine under Soviet occupation before the stories of the people that lived through this brutal period are lost forever. Andriy has become a true friend and we consider him as family. Experience is June 2019 to present.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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valerie wrote a review Jun. 2021
North Tonawanda, New York9 contributions
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If I could rate Dorosh Heritage Tours a 10 out of 5 I would do it in a heartbeat ! Andriy is genealogist, researcher, planner, tour guide, interpreter, videographer and becomes a lifelong friend ! My sister and I went on a three week tour in 2017 of Ukraine. It was a trip of a lifetime; emotional, fun, educational and we have met relatives that we never knew we had and remain in contact. He adapted to our needs and his presentation is top notch. He selected hotels that were extraordinary and tours that matched our interests. He has a team of people that he has carefully selected to maintain his impeccable business style. Our every need was met, a van that he cooled before our drives, a mini fridge in the van w cold drinks of our choice, restaurants that provided a variety of choices, luggage carried, doors opened … he is the ultimate gentleman ( never snickering at our middle age out of shape needs ). After this phenomenal experience, my sister then contacted him again in 2021 to do a virtual tour of our two ancestral villages that we visited in 2017. And you are probably asking yourself if you saw it in person why would you want a virtual tour ?!! Well, when we watched the video we cried and laughed and promised to visit again. Andriy and his team created a keepsake. Again, his attention to detail did not go unnoticed. He is an absolute treasure to the history of Ukraine and its people. If you ever have the opportunity or desire to visit Ukraine, Dorosh Heritage Tours will not fail you. I recommend Andriy without hesitation !
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Date of experience: June 2021
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kim wrote a review Jun. 2021
Buffalo, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Fortunately, we had two wonderfully planned and joyous experiences with Andriy! He planned a three week tour for my my sister and I including unforgettable stops in Poland and Ukraine and the ancestral villages of our grandparents. From the baptismal certificates he was able to bring us to the actual villages in western Ukraine that my grandparents were raised in before they immigrated to America. Andriy was our translator/driver/coordinator and also used a couple other tour guides in various areas. Because my knee got a little sore, he had no problem adjusting the itinerary. The transportation in his large comfortable van always included cold water bottles. We were traveling during a heat wave and this was just terrific. Andriy is an enjoyable , professional, knowledgeable and fun heritage tour guide. To call him a tour guide is such an understatement. We did not expect beautiful comfortable hotels and every stop. He limited the amount of driving per day so that we could enjoy ourselves. Andriy would accompany us wherever we went. We are two middle aged women and occasionally just wanted to sit and take in the beauty. From the top of the Tatra mountains to the beauty of Lviv and of course the villages….this was the best trip of my life and we are so glad we actually did it. Please email me at kchiodo@roadrunner.com if you need any questions. Please don’t delay your trip. After Covid had passed it will be the trip of your lifetime. We also asked Andriy to do a virtual tour of our ancestral villages. He sent it last week. He was able to find a relative that verified bits of information I heard as a child. The video brought me to tears, literally. It was professionally and beautifully done.. The hardships of our ancestors were clear and those that survived such circumstances are my heros. I have added people to “my family” that I will cherish forever. This is a nice time to ask Andriy to do his virtual tour option with covid. He also does genealogy and may be able to find ancestors. This trip and his virtual tour went way beyond our expectations !!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Ann M wrote a review Jan. 2021
Naples, Florida133 contributions34 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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