Patrick SalonyUnited States
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 FriedmanUnited States
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 ShortUnited States
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 StedinaUnited States
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!
Alice MannUnited States
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.
William HudakUnited States
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 KlobnakUnited States
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.
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.
Linda WilliamsUnited States
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.