Customized tour of Slovakia and ancestral village

Hello Barbora,

Our ancestral trip to Eastern Slovakia vastly exceeded our expectations. Thanks to your planning and structuring the itinerary we had a wonderful trip. Thanks to Lucia's persistence she found my second cousin Helena in Liptovsky Mikulas. As a result of Lucia's additional research we found the church cemetery and several Durica grave sites, and then located a distant cousin in Brezovica who provided additional information on Helena. Everyone we met was very friendly. Sheila and I were both exceedingly pleased with the trip.

Dave and Sheila from USA

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Walking Holidays in Banska Stiavnica UNESCO Heritage

Lenka,
Thank you for a great experience in Slovakia. We did use your GPS two days when we got a bit lost when unable to find the appropriate markers.

Patricia and Vilma from Canda

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2 day trip to ancetral villages

Dear Lenka, Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Slovakia! Our guide Lenka was so very helpful, and a true delight to be around. I will always treasure my visit. I will be happy to recommend your agency to anyone! Please feel free to use this email as my testimonial. :) Thank you so much for the wonderful memories.

Susan from USA

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1 day trip to ancestral villages

Yes indeed I enjoyed my visit in Slovakia. The day trip that you provided to the towns where my ancestors lived made my visit very special. My driver, whose English was very good, made it possible for me to communicate with people in the towns. As a result one lady had us in for tea and cookies. She then took us to the grave site for some members of the Dusa family when she learned that some of my ancestors in that town also had the last name of Dusa/Dusova. Thank you for making my trip special,

Lesli

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Customized tour of Prague, Slovakia and Vienna

Hi Lenka,
Catherine and I had a wonderful trip to Slovakia, and I would like to thank you and Jan for making it possible. You have a beautiful country, clean and green, and we were delighted to enjoy it for a few days. Everything worked out nicely, our connections were seamless, and we felt well cared for along the way.
Best regards,

Jim from USA

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Grand tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Peter and I really enjoyed our 13-day tour of the Slovak and Czech Republics. Your ability to tailor-make a tour to fit our requirements was greatly appreciated. Starting in Prague gave us a bit of time to get over the long flight from Australia, knowing we would return at the end of the tour, and also gave us a feel for the Czech Republic .
We would have preferred to be in one of the small “Business Class” front facing parts of the train for the 6hour train to Poprad, rather than in a large carriage. Katarina met us at the station and drove us to Kezmarok. What a delightful town (and hotel) as a base for our exploration of the Spish region and the High Tatras. We took the cable car option to the top of the mountain, hoping to see the view, but were enshrouded with mist and snow, but a great experience to see the mountains close up. Due to the Easter holiday we were unable to visit some churches, but were delighted to manage a visit to the beautiful mountain village of Vlkolinec and the Hronsek wooden church, where the lady with the key, played the organ for us!
Katarina was very knowledgeable, filling us in on the history that is almost unknown for those brought up with English and Western European History, as well as having a great list of restaurants for cheap and yummy Slovak food.
Banska Stiavanica, with it’s long history of silver mining from the (?)14th century and Bratislava were equally interesting, although we were unable to get into some of the galleries and sites due to the Easter Monday holiday. The icing on the cake was that Katarina insisted on driving us to Brno in the Czech republic as she said the trains would be too crowded with people returning after the break.
Lenka, our guide in the Czech Republic, met us the next morning and we set off to visit the Punkva caves in the Moravian karst – fabulous scenery, and a very well organised and safe underground visit. We returned to Brno and walked around the many historical sights, although I chose not to visit the underground Nazi /Communist caves that are now a museum under the castle.
Brno is a fascinating town, with so much history, closely related to the surrounding Czech villages. The next two days, based from Brno allowed us to explore (thanks to Lenka) regions to the north and west of Brno. Fabulous castles, the history of which gave us an understanding of a culture we really didn’t know. What a pleasure it was to visit castles and gardens (with plants just poking their spring greenery out of the ground).
Cesky Krumlov, for our last 2 nights before returning to Prague, was a very different town with the castle perched on a cliff and the town snuggled around the river Vltava and much more touristy. Despite the stairs, the Castle Apartments had wonderful views over the rooftops, and was very close to the Castle.
By the time we arrived back in Prague after 5 days with Lenka, we felt as if a whole new part of our brains had opened up to a fantastic new part of the world.

Kate and Peter from Australia

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Customized tour of Slovakia

Hello Lenka..

Thank you very much for arranging our tour. We enjoyed it very much and would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone contemplating a trip to Slovakia.
Yes, we certainly have wonderful memories to take home with us..

Jill from USA

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Day hike in the High Tatras

We had a great day. Thank you for all of your help. The High Tatras are beautiful. We will stay longer next time. Best wishes.

Jessica from UK

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Grand tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Dear Lenka,
We surely enjoyed the Grand Tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We were impressed by the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the two countries, and the depth and significance of their histories. And we now have a great appreciation for the natural beauty of their forests, lakes, rivers and majestic mountains. Not only was it a cultural experience, but a culinary one, as well, with a variety of delectable and affordable menu items, not to mention the excellent beers and fine wines. Everywhere we went, people were friendly and helpful, but most importantly, we're grateful for the excellent care we received from our knowledgeable tour guides. Hopefully, many others will take advantage of this wonderful trip, or some of the other offerings from Travel Slovakia. Thanks for the memories -- you exceeded our expectations!

Rochester family from USA

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Grand tour of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

We wanted a vacation to learn about the Slovak and Czech Republics, and we wanted it to be varied. We wanted to see not only the big, important cities, but also the small, rural villages. We wanted to learn about both the historical and the current cultures. We did not want to spend many hours riding in a bus; we wanted to do some hiking in the natural countryside.

The two-week Czech and Slovak Grand Tour offered by TravelSlovakia seemed to match our needs, and so we requested a slightly customized itinerary that would fit our schedules. Our guides (Lucia in Slovakia and Lenka in the Czech Republic) were outstanding -- educated, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. They were flexible, and they anticipated and adapted to our pace and interests. The hotels and accommodations, and the activities they arranged, were excellent, varied, and great fun.

There are very many wonderful things to see and do in both of these beautiful small countries. The tour exceeded our expectations, and we recommend it with great enthusiasm.

Ellie Ehrenfeld and Rob Shirey from USA

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Day trip to Trencin town

Hello Lenka and all

I would like to thank you all for organizing an interesting and goal fulfilling trip for me to visit Horne Srnie and the Trencin area. Janko was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. We never felt rushed, although now, I wish I had budgeted an extra day or two in Slovakia.

The first photo is of my sister and me near the river which runs through Horne Srnie and the other is my sister and Janko at the grocery store. I would love to visit again and should it work out, I will contact you. You all did an outstanding job.

Kathy from USA

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Customized tour in the High Tatras

Dear Lenka,

thanks for your email. Adam was a great guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Slovakia. It is a very beautiful country.

Graeme and Louise Smith from Australia

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Hut to hut self-guided tour in the High Tatras

Hi Barbora,

We both absolutely loved the trek, the weather was gorgeous and the organisation was impeccable. Martina was delightful, the huts were welcoming and we were incredibly well fed throughout. My boyfriend had never experienced mountain trekking before, and he walked away wanting more and with the promise of returning to the High Tatras one day. For my part, I was reminded of home in the Swiss Alps, and enjoyed discovering this new range. I would like to thank you for all your help and organisation; I can assure you that we will be recommending your company to anyone who will listen, and will be back (soon, I hope) to continue exploring the Park.

Many thanks and best regards,

Astrid from UK

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Walking Holidays in Banska Stiavnica UNESCO Heritage

Hi Barbora

We are safely back in the UK now - we were very sad to leave Slovakia. Thank you so much to you and Jana for helping us have a great holiday - we enjoyed every minute of it! It was really well organised and we loved how each of our hotels had something special about it. The pace was really good too - just the right amount of walking for us. The highlight was staying in Stary Hostinec; that was a really special place. We also loved swimming in all the lakes.
Thanks again for all your help.

All the best

Helen from UK

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Hut to hut self-guided tour for advanced in the High Tatras

We really enjoyed the hike and it was quite challenging and nice at the same time. We hiked 143km over the 6 days. It would have nicer to do it Hut to Hut, but at the end the Hotels were nice and not that far, and the last one in Strbske Pleso had a wellness center, which was really nice after hiking and walking long distances on Wednesday and Thursday.
We took hundreds of pictures and I will definitely suggest the High Tatras to friends and family. From Poprad we went to Bratislava for a few hours, my uncle lives there so we shortly visited him and his family. Then from there we went to Prague, where we stayed for the night, and Sunday we had to drive back to Belgium.
We also met other hikers from Europe, English was an issue for a lot of Czech and Slovak people, but anyway we learned some basic words so it was all good at the end :-).
Martina's debrief was really nice and useful. We had some snow at some parts, a bit of fog, and we were really lucky, no rain at all.

Thanks for everything!

Dardan from UK

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Hut to hut in the High Tatras self-guided tour

Barbara

Yes thank you. Great trip. The briefing was a little rushed.The route is well marked and the hostels were nice, even if the staff were not the friendliest or most welcoming, especially the first one. The timings on the maps were very ambitious, and I would warn future walkers on that issue. Overall a great trip and thank you for setting it up and I would recommend Travel Slovakia again.

Mike from USA

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Hut to hut self-guided tour for advanced in the High Tatras

Hi Barbora,

We are home safe!
We enjoyed the Slovak mountains very much. They were very beautiful. The tour was also excellent. All the huts were nice and the walks were challenging with many options to either make the walks easier or harder. We also thought that the transfer service worked out splendidly and Martina provided us with all we needed; both maps and information.
Someday we will definitely return to the lovely Tatras mountains!
Thank you for a fantastic trip!

Kind regards

Jeppe from Norway

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