Family history trip

Barbora

Thanks, we are back home in USA now.
We enjoyed our time with Katarina, and especially appreciated her willingness to make small changes in the itinerary to accommodate the bad weather; her insight in the nature of less traveled hiking paths in the area; tracking down the priest’s wife to see inside the church in Sulin; telling us about the local beer festival; and her intercession with the front desk at the Gurmen when they tried to charge us again despite presenting the voucher at check-in.

We would be happy to recommend your services, and hope to be able to return to Slovakia someday.

Thanks again,

Peter and Krista from USA

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Walking Holidays in Mala Fatra National Park

Hallo Lenka,
This is to say that we had a very successful and easy stay in the Mala Fatra, thanks to your excellent arrangements. The scenery is wonderful and the weather held up for most of the time, which meant we fitted in a couple more walks than you indicated to make the most of our stay.

Many thanks again.
Best wishes,

Matina from Germany

Cycling and family history tour

Hello Lenka and Martin,

It has been almost a month since our Family bike tour in the Tatras using TravelSlovakia. I want to take the opportunity before too much more time passes to send you a review of our trip that you are welcome to use in any advertisement or publicity.

All aspects of the tour met and exceeded our expectations. My wife had all the communication ahead of time with Lenka which was very professional. My wife initially inquired about one of your pre-set tours but after hearing the group's goals for the trip, Lenka quickly came up with a customized plan which worked out perfectly. The daily schedule and duration of ride vs. time visiting historic sites vs. leisure free time was very well planned out. The accomodations for the group and meals were first rate! Not a single logistic issue arose. The accomodations were well informed and prepared for our arrival. All scheduled times for transfers were met without delays. The bikes and gear were high quality and well equipped. With an accumulated 2100 miles of riding between 7 bicyclists not one mechanical issue arose with the exception of one flat tire. Big deal!

Our tour guide, Kamil, was OUTSTANDING. I don't have enough good things to say about him! Not only was he a high quality person to spend time around, but he offered historical and geographical information that we could not have known or experienced without him. Having now completed the trip, in hindsight, there is no way we would have had such a wonderful experience without his knowledge and professionalism. He was crucial to success of the family bike tour.

We'd like to thank Martin and express how nice it was to meet you at the end of our tour; to put a face with a name. Our experience with TravelSlovakia was positive from start to finish; flawless professionalism and logistics. It made our family trip a wonderful lifetime memory which we (and especially the children!) will treasure. We enjoyed the trip so much that we would be happy to recommend or direct any individuals planning a trip to Slovakia to go with TravelSlovakia. We have already passed your information on to the genealogist that assisted us who specializes in the Zamagurie region.

We wish you success with your company! Thank you for coordinating such a wonderful trip.

Gary, Andrew, Nina, Glen, David, Grace-Ann and Audrey

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Customized tour of the Czech Republic and Hungary

Dear Lenka,

I have arrived home safe and sound.
This has been a trip worth remembering. I am happy to see the most beautiful sights in Czech and Hungary and it seems visiting Czech first and spending more time at the country is a wise choice, as I love what I experienced in Czech more, making Hungary a bit pale by comparison.
I still miss the carp fries and I love the Bambas purse you recommended to me in Cesky Krumlov. In Hungary, I bumped into a spring fair and I bought great hand painted notebooks for my friends. It was a medium one and loads of interesting things to see and taste. I love it so much that I went there again the next day. The accommodations you arranged are great, with accessible locations and good breakfast. The private transfers were smooth and efficient. The driver Mary, sent me her pics via WhatsApp so it was easy to locate her on arrival. The group tours you enrolled for me are excellent to know my bearings. I am lucky to be in groups not more than 6 people, sounds like a "private" to me. Btw, I learned from my fellow tour mates the brand Tidsar and bought a pair of Hungarian "Adidas" sneakers back.
Last but not least, I want to thank you again for your meticulous arrangement when you guided and drove me round for 5 days. You are knowledgeable and informative and I see the passion you put into your work. My trip will never be as smooth and enjoyable without you. You are always at hand to help and attentive to details so though we missed out on visiting a castle as it was closed on that day, you replaced it with a nice boat ride, which is an excellent alternative.
I surely will recommend you to others if they want to do trips in the countries your service covers. Please feel free to post the above comments in your web or Facebook as you deserve to be more well known as a travel planner who offers trustworthy, reasonably priced, effective, efficient, safe, enjoyable and relaxing tours.

Amy from Hong Kong

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Best of Slovakia tour

We had a wonderful time. Jan was an excellent guide and a wonderful young man. We enjoyed his company as well as his knowledge and ability to share and guide us. Here are some pictures of our days.

Sandra and Cyrill from USA

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Customized family tour

Lucia byla vyborna. Super míla a trp?liva. Nem?li jsme problem vůbec komunikovat (Lucia mluvila anglicky. Napsal jsem česky. A mnoho ledí byli velmy zmatenych). Restaurace v Bratislavu (Klašter/Pivovar) byl absolut nejlepši (a ano, jedel jsem jako hladovy medved). Deki moc z všechno!! Excellent memory.

Matthew from USA

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Wooden churches UNESCO tour

Dear Barbora,

We are leaving Wien tomorrow for home. We had a great time in Slovakia, but I feel we would have an even greater time if we had the pleasure of your company on our trip.
Thank you for all the help and efficient service despite our almost last minute booking.

Regards

Patrick from Hong Kong

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Family History tour

Hi Barbora,

I want to let you know that our tour was perfect. We are very pleased with our total experience. I can tell that you and Lucia went above and beyond expectations to make our tour special. I am very pleased with the copies of the marriage records, etc. The one drawback we had was a non-English speaking driver for the trip to Vienna. Not only did we have communication problems, his GPS did not work properly so we got lost. Thanks to a nice Austrian family, we got on the right track again and to our destination. But it's all part of the adventure.

Thank you so much for everything. If I have an opportunity to recommend your company I certainly will. My husband is talking about taking our two sons back so that they can see your beautiful country.
Again, thank you for making a very special trip for us.
Sincerely,

Joanne and Bob from USA

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Family History tour in East Slovakia

Lenka,

Thank you very much.

Our trip in Slovakia was wonderful.

Judy and John from USA

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Family history tour

Lenka,
my wife and I would like to thank you for arranging a very nice trip. Lucia was a wonderful guide and helped me find some family I did not know about. She also was a very careful driver during the long hours she spent taking us everywhere. If we have the opportunity to return we will surely contact you again. Thank you and Lucia very much.

Dennis from USA

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Orava castle and UNESCO wooden churches day trip

Hello Barbora,

We had a wonderful time on our journey from Krakow to Zilina. Martin was perfect company and exceeded our expectations.

Dakujem!

Kelley from USA

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Banska Stiavnica walking tour

Dear Jana, Martin

Congratulates on organizing such a wonderful walking trip for me. I have really enjoyed myself with the weather and scenery exceeding expectations. The GPS was fantastic. It took all the worry out of deciding which trail to follow I’m in the right trail? Allowing me time to enjoy nature and beautiful scenery and to find my way easily to my accommodation.

Very best wishes,

Suzanne from Australia

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Best of Slovakia tour

We really loved our tour! We saw so many beautiful and interesting places we would never have thought to visit on our own. The lodgings were beautiful and comfortable. Our guide Robert was extremely kind and helpful. We would definitely recommend your services to any friends or family who may want to visit Slovakia in the future.

Tamara from USA

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From Vienna to Krakow tour

Good Afternoon Barbora

Yes thank you, our expectations where met and more than happy next time we are in Europe we will have you organise our tour.

Take Care and Once Again Thank You!

Our Kind Regards

Christine and John from the USA and Australia

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Slovakia and Budapest customized trip

Barbora,

I had a fantastic experience in Slovakia! What an absolutely beautiful country. Our guide, Lucia, was absolutely the best guide ever. She was so informative, accommodating, had great restaurant recommendations, and had such a pleasant demeanor. She was the perfect guide, leading us but being discreet enough to blend in. She made our trip all the more special.

Thank you so much for arranging all the details. We had no problems, and would highly recommend your tour and especially your tour guide, Lucia to anyone I know.

Thanks again.

Janet from USA

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Slovakia and Budapest customized trip

Dear Barbora,

The trip was fantastic!!! Everything that you organized went perfectly. Every driver and guide was on time and very helpful. Andrea even booked our Danube River cruise in Budapest and took us to a rooftop bar/cafe after our tour. I was worried that Slovakia had to follow Budapest. I had no reason to be.

I had read reviews on your site about Lucia before we left. She exceeded the reviews. She was pleasant, well organized, always provided us with time estimates, and made great recommendations on places to eat. With Lucia in charge we could just enjoy the trip and not give a second thought to the driving, or worrying about getting the tickets or being in the right line for an activity. It was stress-free. As I had told you we had not been on such a trip for 25 years. For 25 years we have been raising our family. This vacation is the first special thing that we have done for ourselves and it was wonderful.

Thank you for everything.



I agree completely with Amy's sentiments. It truly was a trip of a lifetime and we cannot wait to return. Your planning was outstanding, and Andrea and Lucia were the best! Lucia's patience, knowledge, personality and willingness to accommodate was so comforting. Not once did we have an issue in Hungary, Slovakia or our transfer to Poland. Thank you for making our visit so pleasurable!

Amy and David from USA

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Slovakia and Budapest customized trip

Hello Barbora,

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, especially Slovakia. What a beautiful country! There could not be a better guide than Lucia. She is so knowledgeable, friendly and so flexible when we asked to make changes to our trip itinerary. I don't know if a second visit to Slovakia is in our future, but if so, my first call or message would be to you to ask for your assistance again. I am happy to recommend both you and Lucia to anyone who is considering a visit. Have a wonderful evening. Thank you again for all your help, suggestions and assistance.

Patty from USA

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Best of Slovakia tour

Dear Lenka,

I have been away for a week again to escape the hot weather in England but intended to email to you anyway with a reply to your email. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip which you organized for us. It was fantastic, beyond our expectations.
The pension in Bianska and hotel in Levoca (excuse the lack of correct letters in those names) had spacious rooms and in particular the restaurant in U Leva hotel was excellent. The car was comfortable, we were grateful for its air conditioning. The guides were pleasant, courteous and very helpful. I enclose the paragraph which I sent as my feedback to Tomas to show my appreciation for the trip.
‘We are really grateful for your guidance during this trip around indeed the best of Slovakia. It was very interesting to see the fortresses and medieval mining towns, the wooden- and the fortified churches. Their history is striking but it was also good to have your explanations on present work and life. And finally some of the impressive mountains of the High Carpathians. So much wonderful impressions in a few days. We much appreciated that you and Patrik were adjusting the pace of the visit to our interest and needs, because we enjoyed it all the better this way. Despite the warm weather and some long rides, we always felt comfortable. Therefore, a big thank you for your time and efforts.’
A big thank to you and colleagues as well, Lenka, for the organization of this. It all went very smoothly and we will certainly recommend Travelslovakia to our friends.
We compared this trip to a similar arrangement in another country which was also very successful. There difference was that then the guide stayed with us at every meal, and we prefer the fact that with your organization we could have an evening meal in private.
There is just one suggestion I would like to give you. With our busy schedule we were not always able to purchase water during the travels, and the weather was hot. The guides had their own big bottle of water in the car and offered to share this with us. I had the impression that this was their own water, and was not sure how much we could accept. It would be good to provide your guests with individual bottles of water during the longer journeys, or to have one enormous bottle and individual cups for everybody.

I hope you are pleased with my feedback. I certainly was with the Best of Slovakia.

Kind regards,

Alja from UK

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Grand tour of Slovakia and Czech Republic

My wife and I spent more than two weeks covering both countries. They gave us a guide/driver in each country and arranged train travel between Poprad and Olomouc.
We didn't waste any time doing things that were boring, and their suggestions were very good. We hit most of the UNESCO sights and took time out for great dinners in most locales, even took a horseback ride.
Both Lenka and Katarina were easygoing, knowledgeable and accommodating. They adjusted both the itineraries and hotels to match our interest in quality. Thanks!!

Martin from USA

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