Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Presov Slovakia by Tour Guide Michal R. (Guide #4619)


Cathy Ryan

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Michal has an excellent historical knowledge of the area and local customs. He found our family, which we thought was impossible. He formed a wonderful bond and rapport with them all. Because of him, my sister and I found our family roots, which cannot be measured. We can never thank him enough and plan to return next year and will definitely retain his services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cathy, it was a pleasure to have you here. See you hopefully next year :) Michal

Cathy Ryan

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Michal has an excellent historical knowledge of the area and local customs. He found our family, which we thought was impossible. He formed a wonderful bond and rapport with them all. Because of him, my sister and I found our family roots, which cannot be measured. We can never thank him enough and plan to return next year and will definitely retain his services again.

Patrick Salony

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Feb 26/18

Michal was better than we could have ever hoped for. He put everyone at ease and translated well while keeping the focus on the participants. He maximized the interactions we had in our originally scheduled program,then with only a surname and village, was able to lead us to an emotional meeting with a side of the family that had been waiting for 40 yrs. to reconnect! We hope to make a future visit and Michal will be required for it's success

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patrick, it was great to have you and your sibling here Michal

Bob Friedman

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Michal is a whirlwind guide with connections everywhere. It would have been impossible to get what we got without him. I only wish we had more time together but I would highly recommend him to anyone doing family or community research in the area. Bob F

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Michal is amazing. He does everything possible to help you find things to connect to your heritage. The day gave me a link to my father that I could not have imagined. I will treasure the memories of my day in Slovakia.

Mark Stedina

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

I cannot overstate how pleased we were with our Ancestry and Heritage tour with Michal. His knowledge, professionalism and personalitywere unparalleled. We booked this tour on very short notice (48 hours), and even with such a short time to plan, Michal arranged meetings with 2 different relatives. I would have not ben able to fill in these missing pieces in my family tree any other way, and the memories will last a lifetime for my children and I. Book a tour with Michal now, you will be glad you did

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for coming! You are always welcome to return!

Cassie Mignault

United States
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Tour: #32165, Spis Castle & Levoca, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Oct 23/16

Michal made efforts to make our tour special and personalized. Spis Castle was incredible, even in the rain, and Michal's knowledge and love for his country was evident throughout.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cassie, it was pleasure to meet you, your husband and friends. You are always welcome to come back :)

Alice Mann

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Oct 6/15

Michal was well-organized, friendly, and well-equipped to help me search for family clues. Real knowledge of history. Fluent communicator. Very responsive to email questions. Helpful in advance finding train schedules, and ensuring I got on the right train at the end of the day. He was the perfect guide. As a solo, mature, female traveler, I could relax for a great day.

David Walentik

United States
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Tour: #32546, Bardejov and Wooden Churches, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/15

Michal is a great tour guide. He is very knowledgeable, and was very accommodating with our group. The center of Bardejov is charming, and the spa resort just north of the city, with its nearby open air museum of regional rural architecture, was an unexpected bonus. We are glad we took the time to see Bardejov, and Michal's insights made our time there more meaningful.

Lenny Winsel

United Kingdom
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Tour: #32165, Spis Castle & Levoca, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

Michal was a great guide and he even went out of his way to assist us with our connection to Poland (when our taxi did not show up). Lunch stop was brilliant. Safe driver. Definitely recommend.

David Elwood

United States
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Tour: #32165, Spis Castle & Levoca, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/15

Michal was awesome. He is very knowledgeable regarding the history, the area, and the castle itself. He was also very entertaining and fun to deal with. On time and concerened about my welfare. Overall this was an exceptional tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much David, good luck with everything. Best wishes Michal

William Hudak

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: May 3/15

Michal was a great tour guide and was eager to assist in finding relatives. I was impressed on his knowledge of the area even though we where 80km away from Presov. He was friendly and charismatic, which helped open doors to locals we met to explore my heritage and get answers. Overall our trip was excellent. William H.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I am glad that you enjoyed our trip and learned more about your heritage. Michal

Robert Klobnak

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: May 6/13

Michal is highly motivated and enthusiastic; a good "ambassador" for his region. The day was well-planned. We were escorted to all the towns and villages of interest to us. He went out of his way to accommodate our travel schedule, picking us up and dropping us off at the train station. He even went in with us to make sure out ticket purchase went smoothly. He is to be commended and I highly recommend his service.

Judith Zilkowski

Slovakia
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Oct 1/12

My sister and I planned a trip to Slovakia hoping to better understand our roots. Michal met us in Presov and drove us to the birth town of my Grandmother in Bardejov. In Bardejov as our guide and translator he facilitated the discovery of the grave marking of our great-grandparents in a small cemetery near the rail station. We could never do that without his help. In addition Michal knows the history behind the migration to the US from Slovakia, and has many interesting facts to share. Thank you Michal.

Hayden Wetzel

Washington, DC, United States
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Tour: #32614, Tatry mountains, Tatry Mountains, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Jul 26/12

Completely professional and personable. All details handled perfectly, Michal tailored the day to my preferences and idiosyncracies. Left and returned exactly on schedule. Also Michal is extremely pleasant to be with and interesting. Can't see how to improve his performance.

Linda Williams

United States
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Tour: #32608, Slovak Ancestry & Heritage tour, Prešov, Slovakia    view tour
Date: Mar 2/12

Our tour with Michal was terrific and more than we expected. This was a last minute decision and he was incredibly resourceful and provided a lot of information about where our ancestors had lived. Even though we only had a few names to offer him, Michal showed us the town and area they were from and a recreated village that portrayed what our ancestors life was like. We ate a wonderful Slovak meal. Michal's knowledge of the culture and history of the area is excellent and we hope to return with family.