The 2018 Slovakia Heritage Tour (September 7-16) offers Lively Harvest Festivals, Folk Arts and Music, Beautiful Countryside, and Medieval Cities…
On this fall’s Slovakia Heritage Tour, travelers will enjoy Slovakia’s beautiful culture and countryside through its lively festivals, charming small cities, picturesque country villages and mountain peaks, music, and food with plenty of time to meet the people and discover your own family roots.
We had a wonderful energetic and fun group of 16 travelers this September. They were into all things Slovak….music, history, walks into the countryside, and, of course, good Slovak food. We had almost a 100% success rate in reconnecting our travelers with their Slovak families.
Read all about it on page 19 of the Dec. 9 issue of Jednota. You’ll read about tour member Ken Petrus’ lucky discovery in finding his cousins.
I’ve just returned from a wonderful wedding/Easter visit with my family in Slovakia. In addition to reliving all the Easter traditions from my childhood, we welcomed a new baby, Mishka, born the day after Easter, and a new married couple to the family, Stanka and Tono. I’d like to share with you some photos of our visit. More photos can be found on the Slovakia Heritage Facebook page:
Through the ages, the shifting borders and national boundaries left a common culture in Eastern Slovakia and South Eastern Poland, on either side of the Carpathian Mountains. Under the old Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867-1918, the regions were unified. While exploring the Tatry Mountains in Slovakia or rafting down the Dunajec River you will see Poland a stone’s throw away just as your ancestors did. Why not visit?
Consider beautiful medieval Krakow with its lively ten-acre Market Square, Renaissance Cloth Hall, and Wawel Castle on the banks of the Vistula River and you understand why Krakow is the perfect choice.
Krakow lies a short, 2 hours, drive north of the Slovakia border. It was an important medieval trading and academic center for today’s regions of Southern Poland and Eastern Slovakia. Because of this prominence, Krakow today is a bustling city of winding streets filled with exquisite architectural monuments chronicling this history.