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Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours

Presov, Slovakia
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About Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours
Slovak Tour Guide is a specialist for the day trips in Slovakia. Our main focus are ancestral, heritage and genealogy trips for individuals.You can also explore UNESCO sights such as charming medieval towns Levoca and Bardejov, Spis Castle or the wooden churches. Or you can discover wild beauty of the Tatry mountains with us. Make your own plan.
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Lin P wrote a review Jun 2019
Laramie, Wyoming54 contributions19 helpful votes
Michal Razus did a wonderful job of helping us visit our great-grandparents' village. Luckily he was able to fit us in for a guided day trip.He taught us a lot about the region in general, and also helped us focus directly on our own family history. He also did some follow-up genealogical tracing for us. As a tour guide, he is an excellent combination of knowledgeable, interesting, and client-oriented (able to target what we wanted to see and do). Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Michal R, Owner at Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours
Responded Jun 18, 2019
Thank you Lin
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JohnAnnColumbia_MD wrote a review Sep 2018
Columbia, Maryland1,684 contributions711 helpful votes
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All my grandparents immigrated from Slovakia between 1901 and 1903. I had several old documents giving their birth dates, villages of origin and immigration dates. I mainly wanted to visit the three villages, see the countryside that they knew, explore the headstones at the local cemeteries and visit the village churches. We got in touch with Michal Razus through the Slovak Tour Guide website and booked both the Ancestry Tour and Wooden Churches Tour for 11 & 12 Sept. 2018. We also wanted to see Kosice (recommended), so we booked three nights at the Bristol Hotel in Kosice and took the 0836 train to Presov each day (arrives at 0920) to avoid paying Michal an extra $47/day for pickup/return in Kosice. The train only cost a few dollars round trip (seniors over 70 yr.s get a steep discount) and is only a 10 min. walk from the hotel. Michal is a gregarious history and language major, re-constructs family trees and gives talks at international genealogical conferences. He did an outstanding job. He showed us the three villages, acted as translator, contacted town hall staff and looked up possible relations in old land records, met the local mayor who personally drove us to cemeteries, unlocked the town church and told us about the town and local families (he was quite possibly a distant relation). Michal identified the homes of possible relatives and knocked on doors for us to briefly meet a possible in-law. We found the rolling hills near these villages to be strikingly beautiful and stopped for photos many times. Michal has a rare talent for connecting with the local people and for making things happen on the spot. However, at times things move fast, and you have to engage these people through Michal and direct their attention to the specific families names you came to explore. We received a sincere warm welcome and kind help from everyone we met. The next day we did the relaxing Bardejov Medieval Town and Wooden Churches Tour. It allowed us to see the countryside and towns of northeastern Slovakia and learn some of its history. We highly recommend this tour service, and Michal Razus in particular, for making your short visit fruitful, memorable and satisfying. To obtain open dates favorable to your schedule, try to book as far ahead as possible. Did this review earn a “Thank you” vote?
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Michal R, Owner at Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours
Responded Sep 20, 2018
Hello John and Ann, thank you for coming, it was a great trip for me as well. Best wishes Michal
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Cindy V wrote a review Aug 2018
7 contributions5 helpful votes
My one-day journey in Slovakia was a genealogical adventure. Michal knew right where to go to help me locate records for my family, and introduced me to the village where my ancestors were from. He is very knowledgeable about the country. He also located a cousin living in that village and acted as translator so that I could learn about the family. Should I ever be lucky enough to visit Slovakia again I will most definitely be contacting Michal!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Michal R, Owner at Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours
Responded Aug 14, 2018
Thank you very much for coming.... and come again!
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LLRBWH wrote a review May 2018
Oakland23 contributions8 helpful votes
We had the good fortune to have Michal Razus as our tour guide while in eastern Slovakia. We started our day with a walking tour in Kosice followed by a drive north to the historic city of Bardejov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Michal is everything one could hope for in a guide - smart, organized, well informed, personable, pereceptive and cognizant of client needs and interests. Our day with Michal was one of the highlights of our trip to Central Europe. He gets our highest recommendation. For those interested in tracing their ancestral roots, Michal also has extensive experience conducting genealogical research.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Michal R, Owner at Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours
Responded May 17, 2018
Thank you :)
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Whitney C wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
What an indescribable feeling to find family on the other side of the world! Michal was an integral part in making this a most memorable trip. My sister and I made the trip to Slovakia to try and find family in the small farming village of Mlynorovce, Slovakia. Michael drove us through the small village to a local church to try and find family grave sites. As we approached the church, we noticed a group of villagers working a field next to the church. Michal approached them and, to our surprise, we found that they were related to us (we think 1st cousins) Because of Michal, we were able to communicate our emotions and feelings to our newly discovered family and immediately felt a strong connection with them. We were welcomed into their homes and enjoyed a meal with them. Michal's formed an immediate bond with our family and his excellent translation skills were effortless for him, making us all feel comfortable. Michal also arranged for us to visit a local cultural heritage site which had not officially opened for the season. He took it upon himself to make some calls and find an official who agreed to come and give us a private tour. One of the highlights of our trip! He also gave us a tour of the beautiful town of Bardejov and with his incredible knowledge of the history and culture of the area he shared many wonderful insights. Both my sister and I feel a strong and enduring connection to this beautiful area of Slovakia and plan to visit again next year. We will definitely request Michal's services again!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Michal R, Owner at Slovak Tour Guide Day Tours
Responded May 2, 2018
Thank you :) Yo will be more than welcome to return Michal
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