Discover Slovakia with Dr. Branislav

Discover Slovakia with Dr. Branislav

Discover Slovakia with Dr. Branislav
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It doesn´t matter whether you want to spend your 2-month-long holiday in Slovakia or you are coming here just for a 1-day business trip. Me and my services will always match your requirements. Tell me about your ideas and I will create a tailored schedule for you. Do you need only transportation? I will be your personal driver. My name is Branislav A. Svorc (Branio/Brian) and I am a travel consultant, tour guide and young entrepreneur in tourism and concierge services in Central Europe. Since 2006 I have held licence to guide people and to work in tourism. Since then I have accompanied dozens of satisfied clients and have driven many hundreds of kilometers. I keep working hard on improving my knowledge. In 2014 I finished my dissertation and got Ph.D. (Management of Tourism and Hotel Management).
Presov, Slovakia

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Hugh Q
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Nov 2023 • Couples
In doing family genealogy research of my maternal great grandparents, I knew they came from Posa, Slovakia. I found Dr. Branislav Svorc through the city of Presov, Slovakia's website. He works as the director of tourism for the city. Posa has about 987 residents and an hour east of Presov. Presov has about 90,000 residents. We stayed in Presov at the Poetika apartments, a delightful lodging arrangement, right in the center of town on the main street.

My ggf emigrated to Vancouver Island, British Columbia around 1890 to work in the mines. My ggm came a year or two later. They were married there in 1893, had 7 children and eventually relocated to the Trumbull, CT, USA, area. My maternal grandmother was always a very special person in my life and I wanted to visit the birthplace of her parents. Thanks to Dr. Branio, he did more research before we arrived and then took us on a day trip to Posa. We first went to the Posa Village government office and met the Mayor. He and his staff were very helpful in identifying the three families still there with the same last name as my great grandparents. We knocked on their doors and they talked to us. Since I do not speak any Slovak and they no English, Dr. Branio was key to learning more about our distant family. They were so welcoming and delighted that we had come over. The Mayor was also pleased to know that we wanted to reconnect with family. We also visited the village cemetery and found many with the same last name.

Dr. Branio is a very personable, skilled professional who we thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with in our trip to Posa and Presov, Slovakia!
Written 29 November 2023
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Valarie G
Rowayton CT10 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Family
Dr. Branislav was an amazing guide for our trip to Slovakia and onto Vienna. He used our genealogy report to take us to all areas and villages of significance in Slovakia where our maternal grandfather was born. Through his investigative skills and his own curiosity he took us to the amazing village of Dhle Straze Slovakia where he discovered our first cousin twice removed... He inquired with neighbors and local people on our adventure until we made the connection. Miracles do happen in unexpected ways and Branislav did it !!! If you want any amazing personal experience reach out directly.
Written 6 July 2023
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Milan K
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Oct 2021 • Business
Dr. Branislav gave us (a group of 20 on a business trip) an hour long tour of Prešov historical city center. He was absolutely flexible with our delays caused by previous programme and picked us up at our hotel downtown. The guide was very well prepared with posters depicting important regional historical symbols, items and milestones. Great level of English and insight into the topic. All around a wonderful experience that our group appreciated very much!
Written 25 October 2021
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Stephanie A
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Nov 2019
Branislav is an absolute treasure and I’m so incredibly grateful to him for making my trip as amazing as it was. I was traveling to Presov by myself to try and learn more about where my great grandparents came from and I had no idea where to even begin. Branislav showed me around the city, gave amazing history about the city, took me to the opal mines (which I know I would have never been able to see if it were just me) and even went as far as to lookup my last name to help me track down possible relatives in town.

He is such a kind, generous soul with an amazing passion for his city. A trip to Presov is not complete without having Branislav show you around. You will not be disappointed. It was by far the best tour I’ve ever been on in my years of traveling. Branislav, thank you so very much for such an incredible trip to Presov. I can’t wait to return! My heart is so full!
Written 3 December 2019
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g james k
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Nov 2018
Our children gave us the gift of a trip to Prague and Slovakia. My husband's maternal and paternal grandparents immigrated from Slovakia to the United States so we were interested in visiting the villages where they grew up.. Not knowing the language or familiar with the area we searched the internet for a guide and found the most amazing person...Dr. Branislav. From his first email to our final goodbye, Branislav was all (and more) than you could ever ask for in a guide. He took us to meet a cousin we knew about in Trocany who then took us to meet his parents and other cousins. It was a long day but Branislav was so patient and helpful, filling out family trees with all the information the cousins were able to provide. The next day we visited the villages of Babie and Koprivnica to locate the grandparents homes. Branislav knocked on the doors at these addresses, asked about the family connection and we were thrilled to find a few more cousins and learn more family background. Branislav made this trip so meaningful for us. His enthusiasm and love of Slovakia is contagious. With his patient and pleasant personality he is easy to work and travel with. I would highly recommend Branislav to anyone traveling to Slovakia. Your trip will be so enhanced seeing Slovakia through his eyes.
Written 17 August 2019
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Jordan G
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Jul 2019 • Family
Branislav truly made our trip to Presov and Ladomirova special. He did research before to track down information and set us up to cover all the spots we wanted to hit in just two days. He is thoughtful, well informed and genuinely fun to be around. He even trekked through the forrest with us for miles in search of an old Jewish cemetery! Furthermore, he left us with a ton of great recommendations for where to eat and drink as well as great places to stop on way to Poland.
Written 22 July 2019
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Robyn B
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Jul 2019 • Couples
Branislav did an amazing job researching my grandfather’s roots and mapping out his history to show us when we visited earlier this month! He was a pleasure to be with for two days and not only gave us the history of Presov but also gave us a taste of what life is like there today. He had great food recommendations and we truly enjoyed our time wit him!
Written 21 July 2019
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Kathy
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Jul 2019 • Couples
While on a ten day tour of Slovakia, an excursion was set up for July 10th with Dr. Branislav to take my boyfriend and I to meet a cousin, whom I didn't know existed until the trip. With Dr. Branislav's expertise at navigating and with his excellent communication skills, he was able to transport us and translate for us everything that was said. His patience and guidance enabled us to not only visit with family but also to search the cemetery for deceased family members and to find the house where my grandmother was born. Dr. Branislav was so patient and helpful and made us feel like he was as excited as we were to find out about our family. We would highly recommend Branio to anyone who is interested in finding their ancestors.
Written 19 July 2019
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RebeccaK20152015
Houston, TX3 contributions
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May 2019 • Friends
I had the most amazing ancestral tour thanks to the competence, kindness, and dedication of my tour guide, Dr. Branislav. He served as an interpreter when I met some relatives, and he helped with finding the gravesites, checking out the civil registry office, and getting directions to my relatives. He also paved the way by introducing me to my relative. Had he not been my guide, I would have missed out on this amazing opportunity. Also, Dr. Branislav saved the day for me when I inadvertently left my telephone in the WC of a restaurant in the southern part of Trebisov County. He went out of his way to come up with a solution that not only worked, but enabled us to continue our trip without missing a beat. This brilliant man contacted the mayor, had my phone retrieved, and then the mayor sent it along with a worked who was driving into Presov the next morning. I had my phone back ready to use by 8:30 the next morning. That was an amazing feat and Drl Branislav is a superhero in my eyes. Dr. Branislav also helped us find our ancestral villages, helped us look for the graves of our ancestors, and also kept us fed and supplied with amazing snacks as we journeyed along on with a long list of villages. His amazing personality and dedication to detail and accomplishing our goals transformed my trip from a great one to an amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will never be forgotten. What was a personalized tour for me became his personal tour and he worked to the best of his ability to ensure success and happiness at the end of our visit. Dr. Branislav is now more than a tour guide to me - he is like family now. I highly recommend him and his services.
Written 9 June 2019
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Dear Rebecca, I had a great time with you and Bob too! Thank you for your time you spent in Slovakia and I am looking forward your next visit!
Written 10 June 2019
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Fun_traveler
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May 2019 • Couples
My husband and I traveled to Presov, Slovakia to find the villages where all 4 of his grandparents were born. I was able to find the birth records and the four villages before the trip, but was worried we'd only be driving through the villages because we don't speak Slovak and would be unable to communicate. I found Dr. Branilsav on Trip Advisor, read the raving reviews, and decided to take a chance. What a GREAT decision that was!! I sent the birth records I found along with a pedigree for him, and he not only helped us communicate, but found a cousin of my husband, who was also the mayor in the first small village of 68 people! He even had the same last name as my husband's mother! We would have NEVER been able to do that without Dr. Branislav! He set up another appointment with a historian in the next town, whose mother was also related to my husband's family.

Dr. Branislav's experience and knowledge of Slovakia are wonderful, and he described landmarks and places to see on our travels. He even brought us popular Slovakian snacks for the trip! He also knew the history of the villages we visited and helped us walk through the church cemeteries (even in the rain!) to find possible family members! He has a PhD in Hotel Management and Tourism and is the Tourism Director for the city of Presov. Very impressive young man!!!!

If you are looking for a translator and tourism professional who knows the areas of interest and historical information in Slovakia, you should hire him for your next trip!
Written 13 May 2019
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Thank you Cathy and Mark for your visit and I hope to see you soon!
Written 15 May 2019
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