Reviews

 

We have been traveling with Yakov for well over ten years and can’t wait for our eleventh trip to Ukraine. Our travels have taken us to Russian and Uzbekistan.

Our Jewish heritage is of the utmost importance to us and these trips provide an opportunity to share this heritage with our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Yakov, his dedicated staff, accompanying academics and guides are of the highest caliber and provide an experience that is unmatchable.

—Alma and Burt K.
New York City
Trips organized and led by Yakov provide an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary mix of culture, history, language and customs that is, frankly, unique. Add to this the elements of conviviality, pure enjoyment, and first class arrangements and you have the recipe for a memorable experience. We have been on three trips (Ukraine, Italy and Germany) and are excited about an upcoming tour in Spain. In a world in which superlatives are often bandied about without meaning, we can genuinely say that Yakov’s trips are nothing short of exquisite.
—Fredrica P.
Bedford, New York
With great pleasure, we recommend traveling with Yakov_____ on any trip he leads. Organized, personable, caring, knowledgeable and a real scholar on Jewish culture, heritage and the Talmud. His sense of humor, joy in learning makes traveling with him an incredibly enriching experience. We look forward to many more trips with him at the helm. His staff (Jo & Sally) are first rate and are always able to solve and help with any issues that appear.
—Helen R.
Dallas, Texas
Yakov and the Jewish Heritage Travel staff create an outstanding, custom travel experience.  The itinerary is meticulously planned, the accompanying scholars and local guides are truly knowledgeable, engaging and inspiring, the accommodations are very well situated and deluxe and very importantly, the group is congenial and very enthusiastic about learning together through travel and study.  Each of the three trips we have taken under Yakov’s leadership have not only met but exceeded our expectations and we look forward to our next trip.
—Ruthe Ron G.
Great Neck, New York
My husband and I started traveling on Jewish-themed journeys organized and led by Yakov ___ in 2009 and I have continued on my own for a total eight excursions to 12 countries. The itineraries that Dr. Maidenbaum develops are meaningful, interesting and thought-provoking, especially for Jews. The scholars who accompany the trips are exceptionally knowledgeable as well as personable. Yakov’s friendly staff is helpful in facilitating arrangements, and his tour managers attend carefully to the details. The local guides are terrific as well. Further, the fellow travelers are homogeneously interested in the journeys’ Jewish focus.   All elements of Yakov’s programs coalesce to provide interesting and enjoyable experiences for all.
—Mary Alice D.
Great Neck, New York
Our many trips with Yakov have been absolutely fabulous. Informative, stimulating and most enjoyable. The leadership and staff are superb, We look forward to many more travels.
—Carol F.
Bay Harbor, FL