Jerulita – The top notch tour vacations company
When we travel and experience the world, the marks left by other people throughout history influence us and inspire new ideas which help us leave our own mark on this world.
Jerulita is a tour operator company founded in 1999. Our mission is to help travellers learn about the culture, heritage and historical value which places around the world have.
Our tours are led by friendly passionate and knowledgeable tour guides. They are always happy to answer questions, make you laugh, tell local stories and little known facts. Whether you’re looking for a city tour, a bus tour or solo travel we guarantee your experience with us will be memorable.
Personalize your adventure
Tired of being stuck with a strict schedule, no time to rest and only a single predefined itinerary? Choose our modular tours and pick from a wide list of additional activities and local cuisines. Can’t find an activity you really want? Just message us and we’ll help you out.
Receive complete peace of mind
In a world with companies like Booking.com and Airbnb travelling has gotten much easier. However they only help you tick one of the many checkboxes in a big list of things to prepare. We simply take care of everything to ensure your complete peace of mind.
Experience the authentic culture and history
Our certified guides are history aficionados and dig deep into the stories to present you with the truth. We take you to places which best represent the authentic culture of that country and century.
Learn from local experts
Enrich your tour with local folklore, stories and hidden gem places by travelling with our local experts. People from foreign lands and their stories can be so different from our home towns. We love hearing their tales and sharing them with our fellow travellers.
Get a unique and unforgettable experience
We try to innovate and separate ourselves from the big list of tour bus companies out there by listening to our customers. You asked for Modular tours, additional activities, more local secrets and beautiful vistas in our tours and we listened.
Travel from anywhere in the world
Our happy customers come from all over the world. We often accommodate people from the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We hope you consider us when looking for “the best tour companies near me”.
The history is our story, the tour is yours
Everybody has their own style of travel, some enjoy sightseeing and learning about local culture, others like excitement and luxury meals.
We love guided tours, but our goal is to provide an experience that you will love too. To create your story which you will remember and share with your friends and family.
Guides of the Year
My friend Daniel from Jerulita called me if I could take around a family from Israel. I knew Hebrew well and I decided to get ready for a tour and to make the best outcome.
I was born in Vilnius and know it well, but it really took me a while to get ready to represent my city to a foreigner. I went on a tour with the founder of JeruLita – Yulik, this helped a lot, as I saw what should be done. It took me a few weeks to get ready. I have been reading books about things I have only heard of, and this was an exciting beginning of my own journey to the Jewish - Litvak world. The more I have dived the more interesting this appeared.
I was a manager of a small hotel, and I was happy with what I had, at the same time the offer was tempting. I could not understand why… Yes, here it is - I have made my first money by being а councilor of a youth movement. So I wanted to try myself in a different field.
I do not recollect much about my first experience, besides the fact that my clients were happy; they expressed it in an open way and gave me nice gratitude, and I felt suddenly that here I can get also positive feedbacks every day. So I have made a change and became a licensed guide.
I like guiding! I like meeting new people. Vilnius with its streets, houses, history, culture, and jokes is the same, but every time you meet different people and they make you work interesting.
I like guiding! I like perpetual learning. People ask questions, and this encourages me and sometimes even forces me to learn new things all the time. Questions can be about absolutely unexpected fields and this widens my horizon. When I was a “young guide” I was afraid to answer that I do not know… not the best feeling… while today I am self-confident and I can tell people that I do not know the answer. This means that I will learn something new that day.
I like guiding! I like being outside. Sixty – seventy percent of the tours are outside and with people who come to rest and enjoy. It makes the atmosphere fresh, positive and inspiring. We walk a lot – it keeps all of us fit and healthy.
I like guiding! I like the idea of the presentation of heritage to people. Somebody said –“ be an ambassador of your country” and I fully agree with it. In my work, I present the history, heritage, folklore, culture, cuisine and other things. It makes my work very meaningful to me and as a consequence to my clients.
I love my job, I am well-paid, I do what I know to do! It keeps me going!
Guides of the Year
Svetlana ShtarkmanTravel Consultant and Tour Guide
It could sound strange but guiding for me is like traveling around the world without leaving the doorsteps of your native house. Guides regularly meet new people of very different backgrounds and mentalities, so first of all thanks to this work I make sure again and again how enormous and amazingly various this world is.
I dare to claim that professional guidance is a complex combination of studying, teaching and acting on the stage at the same time: a perfect match for a person whose hobby since the young days is reading, and who likes nothing better but immediately to share this freshly acquired knowledge with the audience. So no surprise, that once upon a time JeruLita and I found each other.
Guides of the Year
Yulik GurevitchJerulita Owner and a Tour Guide
It all started in 1988, along with the winds of freedom and the premonition of independence in Lithuania. I have designed my first project called “Discover Lithuanian Jerusalem”. It works till now and contains journeys back into the highs and lows of the Jewish history of Eastern Europe combined with general sightseeing and acquaintance with the present-day vibrant Jewish Communities.
On this basis, I started to run a one-person travel company "JeruLita". I like very much art and music, especially classical music. Therefore I have designed one more project - "Art and Music Tours". We visit famous art museums and galleries, such as Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, Mauritshuis in The Hague, Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, Hermitage and Russian Museum in St.Petersburg, National museum in Stockholm, Royal Castle in Warsaw and others.
Guides of the Year
Daniel GurevichManaging Partner, Tour Director
"When you guide guests for more than a day, you become like a family. If you travel for a few days or longer you cannot speak about the country and its objects all the time, so you talk about life in general. I learn a lot from the clients, as everyone is an expert in his own field.I feel proud of the countries I guide in when I talk about the achievements of the local people and feel sad for them when I talk about their misfortunes. It is even more than empathy; it is like becoming a patriot of a country for a time of a tour."