Witamy! Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the home page of J & D Tours, producers of specialty tours to Poland and Central Europe. None of our tours are "off the rack" but are carefully crafted, individualized travel offerings that provide participants with a wide range of high quality travel experiences at a reasonable cost. The best testimonial that we can provide for the quality of our work is the high number of tour participants who have traveled with us on multiple tours.

Jack Samuels and Dave Motak have been hosting tours for the past 13 years.

"We want you to show us Poland! We've heard you talk about Poland for so long, we want to see if for ourselves." That is how it all started back in 2004 when a group of Dave Motak's friends asked him to develop a tour to introduce them to Poland. Relying on his extensive experience managing special events and VIP travel for the University of Pittsburgh, Dave accepted the challenge and has been creating and escorting high quality cultural tours to Poland and Central Europe ever since.

We began by specializing in uniquely themed small tours for family members and friends, both old and new. Our tours are not "off the rack," pre-packaged affairs, but are carefully, individually crafted travel experiences. The quality of our tours can be evidenced that many tour attendees have returned to travel with us more than once, and some even several times.

Jack Samuels soon joined Dave in producing and hosting these tours.
An avid transportation buff, Jack served 33 years as an educator and is a volunteer at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, as a former Board Member, instructor and Manager of the Education and Interpretation Department, an operator of antique streetcars and dispatcher. He is currently associated with VisitPittsburgh, helping visitors enjoy their stay in Americaís "Most Liveable City." Jack enjoys sharing his love for travel, tourism and transportation history with our Tour Guests.

In creating unique travel offerings, Dave has relied on over 20 years experience in high-profile special events management, VIP travel and non-profit administration for various institutions including the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University and other major non-profit and cultural organizations. A meticulous planner who was educated in Poland and conversant in Polish language, history, folk art and culture, Dave brings a wealth of insight into each group travel experience. He enthusiastically shares this passion with our Tour Guests.

Jack and Dave host their tours under the name "J and D Tours" and have forged a strong working relationship with Wanda Grzesik of Toronto-based Chopin Tours, one of the leading travel companies specializing in travel to Poland and Central Europe.

Our web site has information on our upcoming Tour Offerings, as well as a brief look at some of our Past Tours. If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact us at 412-835-0539 or Email: contact@janddtours.net

Our Tour for September, 2018 sold out shortly after we announced it back in November. And we have had several inquiries since that time. We are currently planning our next tour for August 2019, which will be "The Many Tastes of Poland Tour" and will feature outstanding traditional and contemporary Polish cuisine, cultural excursions and visits to some of Poland's most memorable sites.

As there are already several inquiries, space on the 2019 Tour will be very limited, so, if you are interested, you may wish to get on our "early waiting list."

Save the date and plan to join us for what promises to be a very unique and memorable travel experience.



Final details, including color flyer and full itinerary will be available at the end of October. We will gladly send you the tour materials when they become available. To receive a copy of the materials and/or to make certain that you are placed on the waiting list, please click the link below to our Mailing List page. (All submitted contact material is kept confidential.)

We hope that you can travel with us in 2019!
Sincerely, Jack & Dave


Here's a look at our 2018 Tour Offering:


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Contact Us
Dave Motak / Jack Samuels: 412-835-0539 email: contact@janddtours.net

Wanda Grzesik, Chopin Tours: 1-800-533-0369 email: wanda@chopintours.com




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