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Best Slovakia Tours Through Time

Follow our history to making Best Slovakia Tours the Best Travel Agency in Slovakia

2007 – 2023

13th September 2007

Best Slovakia Tours Founded

13 September 2007 – establishment of Best Slovakia Tours, s.r.o. (Ltd)
Travel agency & Tour operator based in Bratislava

Our very first tour from our travel partner
Tailor-made tour around Slovakia with special interest – eastern Slovakia, family meeting & wedding participation.

US family with Slovak roots Mrs. Lori B., her daughters Elisabeth & Alexandra… & Lori’s sister Juli & Lori’s mother.
And me, as an organizer, driver/guide, translator & entertainer 😉

Our very first reference
“Hi Peter, I think the trip went well. We probably could have used one more day. (In Slovakia) Everything went as I expected it to, even better I think. It was nice to accommodate us for the wedding.

You as a translator were very good and a very important part of the trip. We would have not enjoyed the wedding or the visit with the family if we did not have a translator. Thank you!!
All of the accommodations were satisfactory and even some very nice, everyone liked the pension in Bojnice. The itinerary was pretty good but another day would have been more relaxing I think. Although I really did not expect much relaxing as we were moving around quite a bit to see as much as possible. I like the town of Bardejov and I think others traveling from the US would also like to visit this town.” Lori B. & family from Pennsylvania.

Our 2nd tour, Diane from Canada wrote about us: “Thanks again for a memorable vacation – it is one that we will never forget and hopefully our paths will cross again some day.” 

(left: Lori, Bardejov and rented car, right: Diane with family



Website launched for Slovakia Tours and Day Trips

Website launched for Slovakia Tours and Day Trips.
Our First Family History – Ancestry Tours in Slovakia
Custom made, private tours where we helped people to discover their ancestors and

We organized our first re-unions for our clients. A huge success and life-long memories

Our First Jewish Heritage tour in Slovakia



We added new destinations to our offers

We added new destinations: Austria, Czechia, Poland and Hungary. Private tour in Austria and Slovakia with our Australian clients Bob and Helena. 






We successfully started cooperation with our partner

We successfully started cooperation with our partner – genealogist Michal Razus
We are proud to achieve a successful searching rate of 94%.

Michal – a professional genealogist, graduated from University of Presov holding a certificate of Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International as a regional representative, speaker on CGSI conferences in St. Louis in 2011, Lombard in 2013

Michal does archive researches for us and all genealogical help



The start of our Slovak – American cooperation

The start of our Slovak – American cooperation
Project – Slovakia Heritage Tour – created & designed by
Judith Northup-Bennett, an American with Slovak roots.
A lovely, enjoyable, small-pace tour around Slovakia


We started with Hiking tours in Central Slovakia

Hiking tours through Mala Fatra, Low Tatras, High Tatras and NP Slovak Paradise with 


We added Slovenia and Croatia

We added Slovenia (Ljubljana, Logar valley, Triglav National park, Piran), Croatia (from Istria up to Dubrovnik) and Italy (from Venice up to Neapol) 

We started cooperation with local specialized tour guides on Jewish Heritage and we started providing private guided Jewish Heritage Tours. Route: start from Warsaw-Krakow-Prague-Bratislava, end of the tour in Budapest. 

Again, private tour in Italy, from Venice up to Pompei. 

(left: Jan, Piran, Slovenia, right: Michael, Stacey and local guide in Budapest, Rudy and family in Venice)

Private Jewish Heritage Tours

We continue with Private Jewish Heritage Tours and among many other tours, a private tour in Italy, from Venice up to Pompei. 



We added Berlin & Dresden – part of Germany

SLOVAKIA HERITAGE TOUR celebrates its 5th Anniversary
This year, we have had a wonderful group of 18 travelers
We added private Fujara entertainment and private Folk Dance Entertainment


Trekking and Hut to Hut Tours

We started with Trekking and Hut to Hut Tours. Our lovely group of 4 US Travelers from Maine loved our mountains. 


10th Anniversary of our Travel agency

New travel ideas based on 8 years of travel experiences
New Amazing photos and comprehensive information

An easy-to-use, customer-friendly website
Greatest selection of day trips, tours, specialized tours

And absolute flexibility for tailor-made tours

We did an Extreme Winter Expedition in Scandinavia

Our longest tour we have ever made – 28days 😉
We started from Vienna>Prague>Berlin…and spent most of the time in the following countries – Denmark-Sweden-Norway-Nordkapp-Finnland-Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania-Poland-Vienna

Sept-Oct 2016 We organized a Romania Expedition, an 11day tour through Northern and Central Romania. More about this trip in our blog


Our busiest travel season

Busy Travel Season with Private Tours, Private Ancestry Tours, Hiking Tours and Central European Tours. 

We had a lovely small group of 16 travelers on our Slovakia Heritage Tour 2019 (September), in September, we had a group from Adirondack Architectural Organization. 

” Thanks to the incredible work of Peter and Jane at Best Slovakia Tours, Adirondack Architectural Heritage was able to bring 20 people to Slovakia for eleven days to explore its wealth of architecture, historic sites, communities large and small, amazing landscapes and to enjoy its food, music, people, and traditions. We could not have had a better experience. From the vitality of Bratislava, to the lofty High Tatras, to the riches of Banska Stiavnica, Bardejov, and Kocise, we had one day after another of deep learning, insights, connections, and memories that will stay with us forever. Peter and Jane were incredibly well informed, well organized, agile, and great fun to travel with. Absolutely THE BEST! “

We enlarged our fleet for 2 new personal cars Skoda Octavia Station Wagon for individual travelers (up to 3) and new model Mercedes Benz V class for luxury private tours (up to 7 travelers). We plan to add more destinations.  

Small Group Tour (left), Slovakia Heritage Group (right), Adirondack Group (down)



In January and at the beginning of February 2020 we have been preparing ourselves for the busiest travel season in the history of or travel agency with many Private Tours, Ancestry Tours, Central European Tours and many day trips and special trips. 

And then came the end of February with first information about the new virus quickly followed by worldwide lockdowns. In March-April-May we were busy with tour cancellations, then, we started with Virtual Tours, once a week we travelled to different places in Slovakia and did Live Streams – showing to our past & future clients our lovely Slovakia – through Facebook Live. Our clients loved it and it helped us to stay in touch. 

One of our main goals was to RESCUE our travel company we have been building so many years. 

From December 1, 2020 until December 31, 2022 me (Peter) i found a full-time job, i worked as a Sales manager for the company Boataround.com (successful Slovak startup, via their online platform you can book a boat worldwide. An interesting project, i was responsible for German speaking markets). Jane started Yoga lessons and all our tour guides found different part-time/full time jobs. 

In 2020, we had ZERO trips and tours, but, we successfully managed to rescue our beloved travel company. It was a combination of having spectacular travel memories with our clients (and we want these moments, these precious memories), my stubbornness (that’s what my wife Jane always says) and of course my attitude of working harder in tough times, but never give up. 

Best Slovakia Tours – Travel Company and their story goes on:)

Left: Peter on the top of Krivan, down: Mato – top tour guide in Kosice


Pandemic (from lockdowns to less restrictions and back)

We organized few shorter trips and only one, longer private 13 day Ancestry Tour around Slovakia & Poland, Czechia and Austria for our US client / September-October.

It was a successful, enjoyable and memorable tour, but, there were partly lockdowns and new rules every other day, especially as we travelled from Slovakia through Poland-Czechia-Austria. Border controls, queues and different rules.

Photos (from left to right) Stephen with his wife on a private tour. Peter as a skipper with Boataround.com Team on Team Building in Croatia. Precious time with my colleagues. 


15th Anniversary of Best Slovakia Tours – Travel Company

After previous turbulent seasons (pandemic), started a heart-breaking Russian-Ukrainian conflict which caused that most of our trips and tours had been cancelled  or postponed.  

We organized 3 private tours – a private Best of Slovakia Tours for a US couple. An interesting tour to Northern Italy (Trieste, Verona) for our Australian return clients and an amazing 6 day Ancestry Tour of Slovakia for 11 US travelers. 


Looks like travel is back on the track:)

Travel Season 2023 was a revival. We started the busy season in March with a 25 day tour for our Canadian clients, followed with 18 day tour (Italy-Croatia-Hungary-Slovakia) with our return clients. We did many day trips out of Bratislava and many private tours around Slovakia, Poland, Czechia, Austria and Hungary. In September, we had our first ‘after Covid’ Slovakia Heritage Tour (a lovely group of 14 travelers from the USA). Travel Season 2023 was really busy and we do believe that 2024 will be a great season too.

Traveling within EU countries is safe and enjoyable (we, local tour guides and guide-drivers, we say this because we were on the roads the entire season).

Do not wait for ‘better years to come’ and start making your travel plans for 2024.  

View on the Devin Castle

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