SMALL GROUP TOURS of Europe’s “LITTLE BIG COUNTRY”

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NEXT TOUR: Sept. 4-14, 2014

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On our Slovakia Heritage Tours, you’ll experience the heritage of Slovakia and life today in one of the European Union’s newest members.  The art, music, crafts and deep-seated traditions of this ancient Slavic nation will come alive as you settle in to the comfortable and engaging pace of this personalized, small group tour.

While you’ll visit many lovely buildings and historic sites, the focus of these tours is connecting with the history, culture and people of Central Europe’s best-kept secret.

A short walk through the village of Spania Dolina.

SMALL GROUP TRAVEL WITH NATIVE, SLOVAK GUIDE

With our native Slovak guide, you’ll step back in time to medieval cities and castles, as well as to the cultures and traditions of early 20th century Slovakia when many of our Slovak ancestors left their country homes for new worlds.  You’ll see what life was like in the Soviet era in contrast with today’s transition to a modern democracy.

The  Tatry Mountains

TIME TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SIDE

Slovakia’s natural beauty will entrance you as you watch the plains of the Danube River rise to the rolling, open-sky grass lands of the Spiš region and on to the thick spruce forests of the low and high Tatry Mountains….visiting all without traveling long distances.


A lesson in making string cheese at a koliba.

ARRANGE TO VISIT YOUR ANCESTRAL VILLAGES AND FAMILY

There is time in the tours for you to arrange personal visits to meet family and see ancestral villages if you chose. (See options.)  We can also arrange genealogical research before the trip to help you locate people and places from your family’s history.

An outdoor traditional museum.

EASY TRAVEL PACE

Each trip will take you into Slovakia’s heartland as you visit small mountain villages as well as ancient walled cities all within a short distance; walk quiet mountain paths and cobblestone streets; become a part of lively folk celebrations;  and  dine in 16th century wine cellars and Soviet-era restaurants. The pace is yours to relax and observe the culture, or to immerse your self in many activities.

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Come explore Slovakia with our small group tour  this  September  to discover the history and traditions of an era when many of our ancestors left this beautiful landscape. Leave with a deep appreciation for the richness of the culture, the natural beauty, and the future that awaits this young vibrant nation with an age-old story to tell.

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