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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Janet B
America3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
My daughter and I visited Markušovce, Slovakia, the village where my mother was born 98 years ago. Branio spent one (long) day helping us to get information, meet relatives, and even found us a lovely place to stay! Branio did his homework, and ours, and had a great day planned for us at the church, meeting with the priest, at the town hall, and visiting relatives. He sent us additional genealogical information he had researched prior to our meeting. He was prompt, organized, polite, fun, interested and interesting. We hit the jackpot with Branio as our guide. He is a pro.
Written 13 October 2018
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fchristi
Petoskey, MI1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Family
We flew to Slovakia to see where my ancestors were from and to learn about them. Not knowing a lick of Slovak nor where to go for information, we thought we'd better find a guide. We were fortunate enough to find Branio.

We didn't know what to expect having a guide as we'd never done this before! But Branio was amazing. He was knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and seemed truly to enjoy his work. We were both very impressed. Not only did he help us find valuable information about our family (and current family members in Slovakia, which was such a treat), but he was also very pleasant and fun to spend the day with.

10/10 Thank you Branio!
Written 13 October 2018
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Iftakh B
2 contributions
Sept 2018 • Family
We came to Presov area to get to know the home towns of my father & his parents. 
My father & his patents were of the very few lucky ones who survived the annihilation, the Holocaust.
My father was very young when he left Slovakia and his parents passed away few yers ago.
There are no family and/or friends left in Slovakia to talk or ask about the years our family lived there. 
So traveling without a guide would be somewhat meaningless.
Branislav took us to the right places, gave us plenty of explanations about the past, about Jewish history and about present issues. He even took us to an excellent restaurant...
He helped us a lot communicating with locals in Giraltoce, and thus we were able to find old pictures of our grandparents in the town's library.
And he had done all with a lot of commitment and without limiting us on time.
So if you need a guide, search no more. Branislav is the one!
Written 27 September 2018
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Richard B
Sellersville, PA29 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
On our recent first trip to Slovakia on August 22, 2018, we were guided for the entire day by our wonderful friend Branio. He was tireless, and very patient in helping us find the villages of our Slovakian ancestors in the towns of Janovce and Zdiar, eastern Slovakia. He was integral in helping us communicate with the local people (as our own knowledge of the Slovak language is basically non-existant). His fee was very reasonable for the amount of time he spent with us, which was from 9:00 AM, untal after 7:30 PM that day. He is a very intelligent and hard-working young man who is definitely a credit to his country, and a great help to us foreigners. We would highly recommend him if you are in need of a local guide in Slovakia. When we visit there again, we will be sure to engage his services. Thank you, Branio, for contributing to the wonderful experience we had in Slovakia!
Written 23 September 2018
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Dear Richard & Mary Beth! It was my pleasure to be a part of your visit of Slovakia. Hope to see you soon!
Written 24 September 2018
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Cynthia S
Dover4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I went to Slovakia to find where my mother was born, to visit cousins from all four grandparents, and to explore and experience the Slovak culture. Branio was my tour guide for exploring the Slovak culture and he did an excellent job. We spent one day visiting the historic wooden church at Brezany, the UNESCO town Bardejov, and recreated historic village at Bardejov Spa. Branio's knowledge of history, command of the English language and love of his country made the exoerience one to remember and treasure. He also suggested dinner in Presov at Sarisska Chiza, a restaurant specializing in Slovak cuisine. The food was just like 'grandma's' - delicious, and the decor was a mixture of Slovak traditions.
Written 4 September 2018
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Dear Cyndi, thank you very much for a very nice day we spent!
Written 5 September 2018
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Gerald W
Woodbury, NJ2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
My wife and I met Branislav Svorc at the recommendation of his colleague Michal Razus. From the moment he met us at the Kosice train station, I felt we made a great choice. Branislav or Branio as he preferred, was our chauffeur, interpreter and guide for our two full days in Slovakia. He had tracked down some info on the villages of my grand and great grandparents from some info I sent him from my records. We met for the first time a cousin, my mother's step brother's son and had a wonderful afternoon with him and his wife. I can't say enough about Branio's skills as interpreter and guide for those two days. He was congenial and so pleasant, I only wish I had more time to spend. Slovakia was beautiful. It is something I will never forget.
Written 14 August 2018
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Jerry, it was my pleasure to be a part of your trip in Slovakia. Hope to see you soon in Slovakia!
Written 15 August 2018
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Jim P
Santa Clarita, CA2 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Branio spent a couple of afternoons with me, my wife, and our traveling partners touring eastern Slovakia, and his guidance and assistance in our travels was invaluable. Branio first provided us with a tour of Levoca, along with the historical background of the area. Next, we went to a small town to meet with family, and Branio's assistance with translation and reviewing our family tree with an 88 year old member of the family helped to make this part of the trip unforgettable. While we weren't able to fully link the family tree, we had a very special experience with our Slovakian family. We spent time reviewing family history, visited a church that my great grandfather and grandfather attended over a hundred years ago. Then, our Slovakian family laid out meats, cheeses, pastries, and drinks, and Branio stayed with us and provided translation so that we could connect with family. He was outstanding in making this a special experience.

The next day, Branio brought us to Bardejov and provided us with the history and background on this medieval northern city. We then went to see a Rusyn wooden church, and a small village area that has buildings that are set up in the same design as my grandparents would have experienced in the late 1800's. It was very rewarding to experience the same type of environment that my grandparents experienced.

Branio was outstanding throughout the touring and family adventure, and he really made the trip a memorable experience. I would strongly recommend Branio for tours and meeting with ancestral family members in Slovakia.
Written 22 July 2018
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Dear Jim, it was my pleasure to assist you during your trip in Eastern Slovakia! I hope you will have only the best memories!
Written 23 July 2018
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macola60
Chester Springs, PA1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Slovakia. We were lucky enough to spend two days with Branio. He was assigned as our tour guide/translator through an agency. Although a different tour had been previously arranged, Branio was willing to change the itinerary to help us find a relative. Although I knew only my relative's name, and the city where he lived and worked, Branio was not daunted by the challenge. With only 3 phone calls over 30 minutes, Branio found my relative and arranged for us to meet that afternoon.Unbelievable! Branio accompanied us and served as translator during a very enjoyable visit. Branio also took us on an impromptu tour of Humenne, my maternal grandparents' town, and Prešov.
I cannot speak highly enough of Branio. In addition to being very flexible and accommodating with our plans, he was extremely knowledgable and professional. He thoroughly answered all our questions and offered his own insights and stories. His English is excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with him. We plan to return to Slovakia and will definitely work with Branio again.
I would give him the highest recommendation possible.
Thank you, Branio!!

Mary Anne
Chester Springs, PA
Written 12 May 2018
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It was my pleasure to be part of your visit of Slovakia! Thank you and see you soon! (-:
Written 13 May 2018
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ifmorse
1 contribution
Sept 2017 • Family
We met Branislav Svorc through a friend of his, Michal Razus. Michal was doing research for us on our grandparents who were born in Slovakia. We were touring Slovakia and wanted to visit the towns our parents lived (for a period of time) and where our grandparents lived and were buried. Michal was not able to take us on this tour so he introduced us to Branislav. Even though he wasn’t the one who did the research he was very well prepared to spend the day finding out about our ancestors. We started out at the Humanne Town Registry. He called ahead so they had the records.ready for us to review. He was able to explain who we were and what information we were looking for. We spent the entire day going to the towns our parents and grandparents lived before they returned to the US where they were both born.
Branislav was well versed in Slovakian history and made our day very exciting, informative and interesting. He was able to answer all our questions and it was a pleasure spending the day with him.
He was personable, professional and extremely knowledgeable in all areas. We would highly recommend him for all services you might be looking for during your time in Slovakia. It is a beautiful country and a wonderful place to visit.
The Three Sisters
Marian, Lorraine, Irene
Georgia, Florida, California, USA
Written 14 November 2017
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yitz66
2 contributions
Sept 2017 • Family
In September 2017 Branio led our one-day family roots tour. We had a very full schedule for our day in Presov and Bardejov and two other locations. The whole tour led by Branio was done very professionally. We were in touched with Branio beforehand and even with our very packed schedule due to Barnio's planning we were able to cover all our sites on the schedule. He was very informative of our Jewish background and was able to engage our entire group in fluent English. It was very special to have a native who spoke in English and Slovak so we could speak to locals through Branio as we had many questions.
We strongly recommend Branio and he has been a big help in our filling in our family tree with our family origins in Preshov and Bardejov..
Everything he advertised on his website was true to his word.
When you chose Branio you get the real deal!

Yitzhak Feigenbaum
Kibbutz Merav, Israel
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Written 10 October 2017
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