Kensington Tours Partners With AncestryProGenealogists® to Provide Personalized Heritage Travel Experiences | Associated Press


Today, Kensington Tours and AncestryProGenealogists® announced they have partnered to offer an exciting new travel experience called Personal Heritage Journeys, designed to provide people with the most personal, in-depth and privately guided exploration of their family’s roots.

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Kensington Tours and AncestryProGenealogists® announced a partnership to offer a new travel experience called Personal Heritage Journeys, designed to provide the most personal, in-depth and privately guided exploration of your family’s roots. (Photo: Business Wire)

Each once-in-a-lifetime travel experience is built through the close collaboration of a Kensington Tours’ Destination Expert and a dedicated professional genealogist and family history expert from AncestryProGenealogists. Working with the Ancestry genealogist and their detailed research of each unique family tree, the Destination Expert creates a personalized itinerary around the most meaningful places and moments of their past. With the individual’s goals as the top priority, the entire trip is privately guided by local experts in history and culture. The AncestryProGenealogists expert will even accompany the trip for an added depth of knowledge and a richer experience.

The goal is to make each person’s family story come to life in a unique and powerful way, based on the strengths and values of two exceptional brands. For over 30 years, Ancestry® has been a trusted partner to millions of people on their journeys of personal discovery. With the world’s largest collection of online records, cutting-edge DNA ethnicity testing, and world-class ProGenealogists researchers, Ancestry is the industry leader in family history. For well over a decade, Kensington Tours has been crafting custom private-guided travel for tens of thousands of clients. Their award-winning team of Destination Experts create memorable experiences with exceptional attention to detail, earning industry-leading satisfaction scores. They passionately believe in the power of travel to change lives.

“We want to connect people to their roots in a profound way,” said Helen Giontsis, President of Kensington Tours. “Personal Heritage Journeys let clients bring their family’s past to life. Combining the expertise of AncestryProGenealogists and Kensington Tours’ Destination Experts and local private guides, as well as unbeatable 24/7 support, clients will be able to vividly explore the world of their ancestors. They’ll touch the same stones, walk the same streets, hear their stories, and feel their heritage in a meaningful way.”

In crafting the itinerary for each Personal Heritage Journey, the Destination Expert carefully works with AncestryProGenealogists to ensure that each important site gets the full attention it deserves. They also continually consult the client throughout the process, to make sure that their needs and wishes are met around the pace of travel, thoughtful accommodations, and private transportation.

“We’re thrilled to offer a richer, more authentic experience of discovering your personal family history in partnership with Kensington Tours,” said Danamichele Brennen, General Manager of AncestryProGenealogists. “The detailed family tree that our expert ProGenealogists carefully develop can evoke so much curiosity. Retracing the steps of our ancestors to gain a deeper understanding of their stories and culture can strengthen our sense of belonging and shape our future.”

The final element of each unforgettable journey is an unparalleled level of service with a single point of contact. Every detail is arranged upfront by the Kensington Tours Destination Expert, so that clients never have to worry about any additional details while they travel – they can simply relax and enjoy their incredible heritage experience.

Personal Heritage Journeys can be created for any destination globally, but specific countries – Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Poland, Italy, Ghana, and Japan – have thought-starter itineraries pre-developed to inspire clients and help them plan their own journey. Other destinations, such as New York, Quebec and more, will follow.

To start a Personal Heritage Journey, or to find out more, contact a Kensington Tours’ Destination Expert by calling 1-888-903-2001 or by visiting The Destination Expert will manage the entire process, including connecting them with AncestryProGenealogists to begin the research on their family’s past.

Introductory Special Offer: The first 15 people to book a Personal Heritage Journey with us will also receive a complimentary 12-month World Explorer Membership to Ancestry, a regular value of $298.

Kensington Tours’ objective is for their clients to always feel confident and safe on their journey. They have implemented a new set of Safe Travel standards – specific and stringent precautions that ensure a positive travel experience for their clients, and a safe working environment for local teams and hotel partners. See website for more details.

Risk-free booking guarantee: Clients who book before March 31, 2021 have the flexibility of knowing that, for any reason, they may postpone their trip or cancel it for a 100% future travel credit. Their travel investment is always fully protected, including airfare. No strings attached. See website for more details.

About Kensington Tours

Kensington Tours has created award-winning private-guided trips for discerning travelers for over a decade. The company maintains a large team of knowledgeable Destination Experts who can tailor any of its 600+ itineraries to clients’ specific needs. Kensington Tours runs trips in more than 100 countries worldwide offering handcrafted itineraries, expertise and local insights. For more information, visit and follow Kensington Tours on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About AncestryProGenealogists ®

AncestryProGenealogists is a division of Ancestry and serves as Ancestry’s professional research arm, bringing together a team of expert researchers and professional genealogists to conduct research around the world, trace family trees, and help clients connect with their past. For more information visit

About Ancestry ®

Ancestry®, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With our unparalleled collection of 27 billion records and over 18 million people in our growing DNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness. For over 30 years, we’ve built trusted relationships with millions of people who have chosen us as the platform for discovering, preserving and sharing the most important information about themselves and their families.

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CONTACT: Christopher Sherman

Senior Director, Communications, Travelify – on behalf of Kensington Tours

+1 647 943 8998 x2541

christopher.sherman@travelify.comKyle Betit

Senior Genealogist & Travel Program Operations Manager, AncestryProGenealogists

+1 801 990 5605



SOURCE: AncestryProGenealogists

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