Travel Resources

The information provided on this page is done as a courtesy to the membership. We know that the pinnacle of the genealogists work is traveling to their ancestor(s) native village(s). Listed below are the names and contacts of fellow members of CGSI who can assist you in making your visit to the ancestral villages a reality.

TREASURES TOUR

Immerse in the culture and glimpse the way of life your ancestors knew. We find ancestral villages and living relatives and have a 98% success rate even when no contact for 100 years or more. In addition to castles and onion-domed wooden churches, our unique trips feature festivals, village visits with local foods, crafts and music, folk weddings, Dunajec raft ride and a castle stay. Helene Cincebeaux has led 83 tours over the past 26 years and visited the Czech and Slovak Republics more than 100 times since the 1960’s. Helene is Director of the Slovak Heritage & Folklore Society International and Editor of “Slovakia” a quarterly magazine and author of books: “Treasures of Slovakia”; “Slovakia! Traditions Old & New”; “A Treasury of Slovak Folk Dress” and “Slovak Pride”, a 30,000 surname/village data base. Three Treasure tours are planned for 2015.

Contact: Helene Cincebeaux
151 Colebrook Dr.
Rochester NY 14617
phone 585 342-9383

e-mail: Helenezx@aol.com
Web page: http://www.our-slovakia.com; Facebook Treasures Tours and Twitter

Rev. Jan’s Genealogical and Travel Services

Trip planning, guiding, driving, and translating. Itinerary according to your wish. Jan can drive a couple in his car as well as take care of a bus-load. Jan served as “trip resource” and multilingual assistant during the CGSI Back to the Homeland – 2005 Conference in Bratislava and Prague.
References of clients available.
Address: Rev. Jan Dus, E. Vencovskeho 1141, Policka – 572 01, Czech Republic
Cell Phone: 011-420-731-842-248
e-mail: rev.jan.services@gmail.com
or e-mail: e-mail: jan.dus@evangnet.cz
Web page: www.revjan.com

Heritage Tours, Inc.

Czech and Slovak Heritage Tours – your trip, our passion – since 1992

For your trip of a lifetime, and a lifetime of wonderful memories, join us !

We specialize in out-of-way places and events. Unknown sights, local restaurants, folk artists – basically people who love their culture – ALL exclusive stops on a Heritage tour. You will see the real country, not just a few very touristy sights. Us use only a full time professional licensed guide on each tour with lots of individual attention. Avoid all that tiring repacking – we have two to four night stays in lovely hotels ( no one night stops ). We have MANY references you can contact.

Tour hosted by, Mark (Vasko) Bigaouette, CGSI founder and past president, author, and speaker
at numerous Conferences, festivals and events nationwide. Who has visited both countries over
100 times. We contact your relatives to meet, before you depart. Visit your ancestral village, researched by a professional genealogical service to assure accuracy.

Our average sized group is only 10-17 people!
We can also arrange customized trips for groups ( 10 people minimum, or the price is higher )

Email: 4cstours@gmail.com or call Mark at this phone number : 651-426-1222

Mailing address : Heritage Tours Inc.
13948 Square Lake Trail, Stillwater, MN 55082-9398

Web site : www.czechheritage.com for detailed tour programs and prices

Find us on facebook, search for Czech and Slovak Heritage tours
expect lots of wonderful pictures, updated country information, festival and events here,
and no sales pitch !

Dr. Miroslav Koudelka: Ancestral Trips & Just for Fun Tours

As your guide, interpreter, driver and companion with twenty-year experience, I will help you make a visit to the ancestral area the highlight of your genealogy endeavor. Personalized itinerary, quality lodging reservations, good food, airport or hotel pick-up and return, using my five-seat MPV or a rented van. Lots of fun, lots of practical information. Locating your living relatives and arrangements to meet them to really put a human face on the history. The schedule may always be modified by your immediate needs.
Besides, our country boasts with all kinds of tourist attractions. Our trip may be from one day up to six weeks long, covering the best known sites, as well as those not listed in every guide book but yet very enjoyable. Trips to other countries are possible too: I have already brought my clients to Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro.
Address: Dr. Miroslav Koudelka, Prichystala 43, 77200 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Website: www.czechfamily.com
Emails: mirekk@volny.cz
familyhistory@seznam.cz
mk@czechfamily.com
Home phone: (+420) 585-241-234; Cell phone: (+420) 603-326-285

P.A.T.H. FINDERS Intl.

We specialize in serving families who wish to conduct genealogical research, locate relatives, and visit the villages and regions where their ancestor once lived. Through local contacts and archival research we are able to arrange for family reunions and escort travelers knowledgeably to places not typically included on other tours. We also work closely with a number of group tour operators to provide independent day tours apart from their normal itinerary.
Contact: Tom and Marie Zahn
E-mail: info@pathfinders.cz
Alternate E-mail: pathfinders@gmail.cz
Web page: www.pathfinders.cz
U.S. phone/fax: (360) 450-5959
Prague phone: (420) 257 940 113
Mailing address: Na Homoli 5, 143 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Slovakia Heritage Tours

Offers September Small-Group Tour and Personalized Family Group Tours

With Slovakia Heritage Tours you can step into the heartland of Slovakia with our September, 10-day, small-group tour. You can connect with Slovakia’s intriguing history, beautiful countryside, and colorful culture, as well as visit ancestral villages and reconnect with lost relatives. You’ll explore the customs and traditions of your ancestors, while learning about Slovakia today and its place in the European Union.

We can also help you design a custom trip for you and your family or group complete with ancestral search services. Call or email Judith Northup-Bennett to discuss the possibilities of visiting Slovakia and reconnecting with your family roots.

For detailed information on this year’s tour see our web site:

www.slovakiaheritage.com or call or email Judith Northup-Bennett, (USA) 978-544-5144 and connectionswork4u@hotmail.com