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Just finished the June tour to the Czech Republic.  It was my second time to travel with the group...   In a few words,  well organized, well run, well taken care of, well coordinated.   Had VERY few bumps (unlike sweet Steavy) and bumps were handled quickly, efficiently and as Pavel would say "no worry, no stress"  A great trip. Classy and accommodating folks.   It needs to be on your bucket list!  Dr. Malcolm Sumbera  Victoria, Texas

 

How does one begin to describe their first experience in Europe and their first experience with a guided tour group? EXTRAORDINARY comes to mind immediately!  I cannot imagine having made this trek with any other guided tour group, as Czech Heritage Tours does it just right from beginning to end…Steavy and Renee are superbly organized, take you off the typical beaten path and into the countryside (which is a must see, as the Czech Republic is truly a beautiful country!), use only the best tour guides that provide a deep dive into the history and culture, and are extremely warm-hearted, fun-loving, knowledgeable, and accommodating towards all their guests.  The accommodations, food, and entertainment were wonderful and unique. This trip was an experience of a lifetime…one I would gladly take again and again! I look forward to my next adventure with Steavy, Renee, and the most awesome tour guide ever, Pavel! Please, don't retire any time soon...Tracey C. Bergstrom, CPA

My husband and I enjoyed the June 2017 Czech Heritage Tour with Steavy, Renee and Tim!  My husband's family came to Texas from Moravia, Czech Republic.  Steavy, Renee and Tim brought to life my husband's heritage and we will always be very grateful to them for the wonderful experience!  We had the most well organized tour I have ever experienced! We had great food, experienced wonderful historical stories from Pavel, the tour guide, and I must say the wine and slivo was delicious!  If you are looking for a great vacation where you can relax and meet great friends, I would recommend this tour!  Pam P-Silt Colorado.

 

Susan and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Czech Republic and Germany with you last month. Beginning with a memorable tour of Vienna upon our arrival and all the way up to our final beers and sausages at the Hofbrau House in Berlin, we were “all-in”.  Each one of the sites and activities that you had planned for us as we toured through Moravia and Bohemia in the Czech Republic were so diverse and so much fun it is hard to describe them all.   Our Czech Republic part of the trip culminated with a visit to Prague, what a fantastic time we had there. We can’t wait to go back!  The trip to Germany certainly kept up the pace beginning with the Spring Beer Festival in Nuremburg.  I don’t see how Octoberfest in Munich can be much better!  The visit to Potsdam and Sans Souci was a perfect opportunity to see the lifestyle of old German aristocracy, it was interesting and beautiful.  Our final destination of Berlin was also a highlight with all its history.  The Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and on and on. 

Your tour crew of Pavel, Mirro and Jerry were very professional and attentive at all times.  We appreciated everything they did for all your tour guests. (There was surely no lack of spirits and Slivovich either).  Pavel was very interesting as his wealth of knowledge including history and the various cultures along with his interpersonal communication skills were appreciated by everyone.

We look forward to a future opportunity to join you again.  We highly recommend your tour to anyone that has an interest in Czech heritage and enjoys having a terrific experience.  You guys are the best!   Thanks again.   Mark and Susan Potter     Dallas, Texas

I just wanted to let you know how much Peggy, Carla, Holly and I enjoyed the trip. We had an absolutely wonderful time and it was over the top as far as we were concerned. It was so nice to meet you!  We enjoyed meeting the people in our group. It was a perfect size. We will never forget Pavel, Miroslav and Jiri. They were all part of the charm of the trip, not to mention quite entertaining. I personally loved the historical background that Pavel gave us. We were so fortunate to have Tomas as a driver and interpreter the day we visited our cousins. We learned a lot from him!  B. Moses

"This was our second European tour with Steavy and Renee. It was fantastic!!! They have a great narrator who is knowledgeable about the countries and their histories make the journey educational but also fun. The highlight of this trip was being in St. Peters Square in Rome and seeing the Pope up close and personal. The tour is well organized with the planning of daily tours to castles, historical sites, wine cellars, cathedrals, etc. and nightly entertainment. Most of the meals are planned in advance and are excellent. Although the tour has a set schedule Steavy and Rene are flexible in adjusting to meet individual interests. It was a fun two weeks. Gene & Evelyn Knize

"Blahopreji k dalšímu úspešnému zájezdu a ke spouste spokojených klientu :) Rudolf (Translation: Congratulations on another successful trip and a lot of satisfied clients :) Rudolf


“Steavy & Renee, I can't begin to express how very much this trip meant to us.  I've told so many people about it.  The places we stayed - the food we ate - the adventures we had - were amazing.  But, more importantly, I know that through spending those two weeks together, we've made lifelong friends.  Sometime after the first of the year, I'll be making a Shutterfly book with our photos, and I'll be sure to send you a link.  Thanks so much for all your hard work that made this trip of a lifetime possible!  Hank and I look forward to joining you again on another adventure.”

"I want to thank you for the marvelous trip. I had a wonderful time and appreciate all the effort you put into it. You dealt with a lot of personalities and provided for all our needs. I’m sorry it ended so soon – and am ready to go again. I learned a lot about your heritage and history, loved the countries and the food. Just can’t say enough about the whole event. You ladies are remarkable and I’ll recommend you to others. Thanks again for the great memories.” B. Sullivan

"I wanted to express my sincere pleasure on the opportunity to join you and the Czech Heritage Tour group this past two weeks. It was truly an exciting time. From our association of the very interesting group that gave us many laughs to our all time favorite guides, Pavel, Mirek and the bus driver that were so very delightful and full of information and history, the unbelievable agenda and exciting places that we visited. Seeing the Pope was extra special. You both did a magnificent job. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you better! Thank you! Thank you!” G. Jackson

A trip of a lifetime! Thank you Steavy and Renee for making our trip so memorable! (And I cannot leave out Pavel, Milo "the $ man", and our bus driver). You all made everything happen perfectly, we as guests had no worries! The places we visited were incredible and Pavel is like a walking history book, he makes your experience at each site come to life! All the restaurants and hotels we ate and stayed at were so off the beaten path and were excellent. Thank you for a wonderful time, we look forward to our next trip with you! Bob & Kim Woods, Ennis, TX

"Richard and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Europe with Czech Heritage Tours of Ennis in September. Renee and Steavy had everything so well planned and organized, from sights to see, bus and hotel accommodations, to local parties and dining in the evenings. We visited many places and partied hardy that we needed a few more vacations days just to rest up when we got home. It was the most organized vacation we have ever taken and the group on tour with us was great. We can’t wait to go again."

"Sharon and I can’t say enough about the excellent service and the wonderful tour we had with Steavy and Renee of Czech Heritage Tours. They are truly a team in their own way. They were forever smiling, professional in every way, easy to understand and just a gem to be around. The itinerary was well thought out and a good balance between travelling and sight seeing, and organized activities or free time. The tour is packed with great historical sites and dramatic landscapes. Our tour manager and guide did an excellent job with good humor in making certain that all activities ran smoothly and efficiently." Marvin and Sharon Sulak

"The June 2014 Czech Heritage Tour was a wonderful experience. Renee and Steavy are gracious hosts and are accompanied by two of the best Czech tour guides Miro and Pavel. Between the four of them and help from Renee's beautiful daughters, we were treated like royalty as we traveled across the beautiful European Countryside. Every hotel was clean and comfortable, the meals are all delicious, and the itinerary allowed us to see an outstanding amount of history, culture, and Slivo! I fully recommend this tour as it is truly a once in a lifetime experience."

"Our trip to the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland was wonderful.  It was well planned in every way.  We enjoyed the trip to the family farm as well as to the many sites that were also planned.  Every evening we had excellent entertainment, and the hotels were charming and clean.  The meals were delicious, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable and engaging.  We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we recommend it highly.  Renee and Steavy know their business very well."  - Gary and Erna Lee Dunkerley, Missouri.

"My family and I went on a tour of Germany and the Czech Republic from June 4-19, 2011 using Czech Heritage Tours as our guide.  In these two weeks, we saw numerous places that you wouldn't find in any brochure.  All the sites were absolutely beautiful, the accommodations were magnificent and the food was superb!  But most of all, the knowledge of our English speaking guide from the Czech Republic was incredible!  For every site we visited, he knew the complete history of that region and by him sharing that information with us made the trip much more enjoyable and interesting!  I would highly recommend Czech Heritage Tours for your next trip to Europe!

"Speaking on behalf of my past experience, working with Renee, Steavy, and the Czech Heritage Shoppe was a very pleasant experience.  I, along with several other family members and friends, went to Europe with the CHS in 2010!  I cannot tell you how much we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would definitely recommend to others.  Renee and Steavy took care of every detail!  Their knowledge of the countries and their willingness to share that info before we actually left on the trip only enhanced the traveling experience.  In conclusion, our trip was really a once in a lifetime event and I can't wait to go with them in the future!"  - Paula Call, Texas

"I have taken two trips with Czech Heritage Tours and they were wonderful.  Everything was so well planned and enjoyable.  If a change of plans was necessary, everything happened in a smooth and orderly fashion.  Renee and Steavy have a very good knowledge of the areas they include in their trips and are very accommodating.  I would take a trip with Czech Heritage Tours again."  - Dorothy Rejcek, Texas

"Renee and her mother, Steavy, provide a first-class tour service.  They not only speak Czech, but also know the culture, the people and the sites to see.  Guests of all ages will treasure and remember their trip for a lifetime.  The Czech-native tour guide for our trip was extremely knowledgeable and personable.  Each year, to make the trip even more memorable, CH Tours includes at least one other European country.  If we ever have the opportunity to travel abroad again, we would have no reservations calling on Renee." - Ed Marhanka, Texas

"We were so very pleased with our last European visit that was planned by Renee... We had an awesome good time!  I recommend her and her firm for planning your next European trip.  We have been on two of her excursions and enjoyed them both immensely!" - Dan and Dee Hrncir, Texas

This trip was wonderful, and I am still thinking about the great memories.  Although I have spent months in Europe, most of the stops on this trip were new to me.  I mean, how many people can truly say they have gotten to ride a 100-year-old trolley car through the streets of Prague while being served glass after glass of wine?  Looking forward to the next adventure with your group." - D. Bush, Austin, TX

"Your tours are the greatest!    Thank you for a fun trip which showed great planning, attention to detail and being fun people to travel with.   I’m privileged to have traveled with Czech Heritage Tours twice and loved every minute.  You have chosen excellent sites, been inclusive in your fees and provided excellent value for monies.  I recommend Czech Heritage with no reservation and will continue to share my enthusiasm with friends who love to explore the world!  Again, the best!"- Linda Smith, Austin, TX

"Thank you for making Czech Heritage Tours a wonderful travel partner!  There were three thoughts I had prior to deciding to travel with your company.  There were: value, care, and the making of positive memories.   Traveling with you and your team exceeded my expectations in all categories.  The value was totally experienced in having so many wonderful excursions in addition to the wonderful hotels, meals and transportation requirements.  The care you took of everyone was complete and seemed so personal.  I really felt like I was traveling with extended family not a travel company.  Last but not least, thank you for all of the wonderful memories of the picturesque locations and my wonderful new friends which I will remember forever." - S. Sepehri, Rockwall, TX

"This is my third time to travel with Steavy, Renee, et al.  Each tour is packed with adventure, site-seeing, surprises, fun........ and those evening parties........WOW!   Everyone must experience it at least once.  You just couldn't get a better crew to lead a group.  You become family.  Thanks, Czech  Heritage Tours, for another great trip."  Millie,  Lubock, TX

"I don’t get to hear the Czech language at home much anymore, and the best take-home for me was being around it again and getting free tutoring from Pavel and Miroslav.  The tour affords one the opportunities to sight-see, explore on one’s own, or actively participate in the cultural element.  I chose all three, especially the third."  R. Marusak, Denton, TX

"Thank you all for the trip of a lifetime!!! You all made me feel so comfortable and well taken care of. I raved so much about everything, that I finally convinced my husband of 34 years to come with me on one of the upcoming trips in 2017!!! Can’t wait to travel with you all again!"  C. Homesley


"Steavy, Renee, and the European crew,  thank you so much for a memorable trip.  I was amazed at the friendly efficiency during the entire trip.  The travel, the food, the hotels as well as the points of interest couldn't have been any better.   Peter is a master driver navigating the European streets and highways.  Miroslav knows no strangers and is liberal with the Slivovice.  (Thanks to him for arranging our side trip!). Pavel was a friend from the start.  I really enjoyed his guided tours and stories told with facts and heartfelt emotion!  I walked in the steps of people long gone.  I viewed the ceiling of a church over 1800 years old.  I viewed the world from the top of a mountain.  I walked through the woods to become an honorary member of the Wallachian Kingdom.  I met family I never knew existed.  I will go again!  I will do it all over again!  I am looking forward to traveling with Czech Heritage Tours.  Thank you,"  Chuck Hanzelka, Hallettsville, Texas

"The trip was fabulous.  This was my third time to Europe and it was by far the best trip.  I have already recommended your tour group to several friends.  My husband and I will definitely be using your tour group in the future."   T. Heinrich, Rockwall, TX

"I just wanted to take a moment and express my appreciation for all the wonderful hospitality during last month's trip to Europe.  It was my first time in Europe and I am so happy that I decided to take the opportunity and travel and experience lands and experiences that were so different and wonderful.  As if Europe alone wasn't enough, the bond that was formed by the group was immediate and lasting throughout the trip and the knowledge and background on the different countries provided by the Czech Heritage Tours crew was enlightening and educational.  I am very fortunate to have taken the trip and hope to do it again." Andre' D'Aversa, Waco, TX

" I for one had a ball on the June European trip.  It was so simple and easy, the way Czech Heritage tours handled the arrangements, including airfare, hotel, meals, and attractions.  I wouldn't even know what attractions to try to see, or which hotels to try to book, so having you all do that for me is a huge plus.  And yes, new friends that I feel I have known all along.  And I especially appreciate the special arrangements Czech Heritage Tours made for me, arranging for an English speaking driver to allow me to visit my ancestral hometown."  Frank K., Ferris, TX

"I want to extend my gratitude for such a lovely trip this summer.  No vacation will ever compare to the opportunity that you provided for my family on this last Czech Heritage Tour.  It has always been my dream to travel with my mother to the Czech Republic, and to enjoy that experience with my brother made it even more special for us.  To visit the Vatican, see Pope Frances only a few feet away, and look upon the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s Pieta with my mother at my side was profound.  The beauty of  Cinque Terre, Lake Como and the Swiss Alps stole my breath away, and the shopping in Innsbruck, Austria was too much fun!  Even so, the true delight for me was the land of my forefathers.  Being able to visit the beautiful churches, especially those of St. Cyril and St. Methodius and the Infant Jesus of Prague, were spiritual experiences I will never forget.  Prague was full of so much beauty and history, I can only hope that one day I will be able to return and spend more time there.  Perhaps next time, my husband and I may join you! "   A. Cabrera, Ennis, TX

"Just wanted to thank you for putting together such a lovely trip!  Mark and I really enjoyed it!  It was so well planned out.  We enjoyed all the places as well as people on the trip.  It was also such a treat to have Tomas drive us to villages and homes of ancestors from both my mom and dad's side."  G. Joines, Lakewood, TX

"Dear Renee,  It's been a month and every day I think about our trip of a lifetime! We had such a great time. Thanks to you and your mother. We are so glad we chose Czech Heritage Tours. Nothing to worry about-just sit back, eat, drink and enjoy the sights!  Thank you for the picture at the tent party  and thank Tim again for the dance he made my day.  Best to you all."  Georgie Herman, Shiner, TX

"Just wanted to say a huge thanks for all that you set up before the trip and during.  A great trip and very interesting.  The worst thing was the long plane ride to and from, but how else can you get to see and experience what we did.  Your patience and advice during the trip was a great help!  What a fantastic and interesting experience!"  Al Kotrola, Thomasville, Alabama

"Thank you, Renee, for all the help you gave us on this wonderful tour!  If you had not helped us with finding an English-speaking driver, we would not have found our family in the Czech Republic.  This was a trip of a life-time for us and we enjoyed every minute!  So thanks for the fun, the food, the places and our tour guide, Pavel, for arranging such a wonderful trip!"  Debi and Ken Mikulencak, Taylor, TX

"I had a great time on your tour and have passed the info on to all that would listen.  It was very well organized and a great trip to entice one to return for more.  Hopefully I can make another one soon.  I know your next trip will be lots of fun drink a beer for me!"

"This memorable tour was not only a lot of fun but also educational.  Steavy and Renee organized a very well-planned tour, answering all questions and making sure everyone’s needs were met.  They went out of their way to help people connect with their relatives.  It was heartwarming to see the sites of our ancestry in the Czech Republic with Pavel’s narratives bringing them all to life.  Pavel’s knowledge of history is amazing and he and Miro were exceptional guides.  All the sites, folklore, accommodations, etc. were top notch.  We enjoyed this tour tremendously and can’t say enough good things about it. We highly recommend touring with Steavy and Renee as we hope to do so again in the near future."

"The trip was GREAT!!  Hosts are well organized, fine-tuned, and very responsive to the needs of the tour members.  If a problem would pop up, It was handled in a quick, efficient manner.  Tour ran smooth with just enough of free time for a guest to explore on their own.  I highly recommend this tour.   Best I have ever been on.  Great group of people."

"Renee/Steavy:  We want to thank you for the wonderful trip.  Jennifer and I had a great time and enjoyed all the sites that you had lined up for us to see.  The tent festival, private parties, entertainment, tours of wineries, churches, and the Vatican were fabulous.  The hotels were very nice and comfortable and the selections of restaurants was over the top!  Everything we did was so well planned out which made the trip ""stress free"" - which we can truly say made it a ""Dream Vacation"" for us.  It was more than we expected and well worth it.  We appreciate everything you did and are highly recommending you guys to everyone.  We look forward to going with y'all again next year!"

"Seeing the Sept. 2014 pics of Pavel, Paula, Bev, and Kim just excites me again as to how much we saw and did during that tour. A trip of a lifetime with Pavel narrating the places and dates of happenings from years ago. Every inn and meals were excellent choices along with entertainment. Tour bus was very comfortable along with the treats and the money exchange. Steavy & Renee have selected only the best for the tour and all was very enjoyable and interesting. Loved it."

"The Czech Heritage Tour was the experience of a lifetime.  Everything was so well organized and the tour guides were exceptional.  Pavel is a walking talking history book! I still get emotional discussing my visit to Celadna, C.R. where my great great grandfather lived.  The venues were so much fun and the group we had was a super group of fun-loving people.  I have never had so many delicious versions of sauerkraut and sausage. I am looking forward to another visit which includes Poland and another set of ancestral visits."  E. Brooks, San Antonio, TX

"The June 2014 Czech Heritage Tour was a wonderful experience. Renee and Steavy are gracious hosts and are accompanied by two of the best Czech tour guides Miro and Pavel. Between the four of them and help from Renee's beautiful daughters, we were treated like royalty as we traveled across the beautiful European Countryside. Every hotel was clean and comfortable, the meals were all delicious, and the itinerary allowed us to see an outstanding amount of history, culture, and Slivo! I fully recommend this tour as it is truly a once in a lifetime experience." 

 

"Richard and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Europe with Czech Heritage Tours of Ennis in September. Renee and Steavy had everything so well planned and organized,<br /> from sights to see, bus and hotel accommodations, to local parties and dining in the evenings. We visited many places and partied hardy that we needed a few more vacations days just to rest up when we got home. It was the most organized vacation we have ever taken and the group on tour with us was great. We can’t wait to go again."  Jeri Kopecky, Dallas, TX

The trip to the Czech Republic, Germany and France taken in June 2013 is a trip I still think about.  The friendly guide, bus driver, and owner of the company were interactive with travelers and made the whole experience very special.  The cost and quality of sightseeing we did far exceeds any trip provided by other travel agencies.  Accommodations and food were excellent.  The group on the tour were friendly and fun.  I definitely will recommend Czech Heritage Tours to anyone - you can't go wrong with Steavy, Renee and the guides who have been with Steavy for 12 years.  Thank you for a memorable trip!  M. Acrey - Texas


"A trip of a lifetime! Thank you Steavy and Renee for making our trip so memorable! (And I cannot leave out Pauvel, Milo ""the and man"", and our bus driver). You all made everything happen perfectly, we as guest had no worries! The places we visited were incredible and Pauvel is like a walking history book, he makes your experience at each site come to life! All the restaurants and hotels we ate and stayed at were so off the beaten path and were excellent. Thank you for a wonderful time, we look forward to our next trip with you!" G. Jackson, Dallas, TX

"I wanted to express my sincere pleasure on the opportunity to join you and the Czech Heritage Tour group this past two weeks. It was truly an exciting time. From our association of the very interesting group that gave us many laughs to our all time favorite guides, Pavel, Mirek and the bus driver that were so very delightful and full of information and history, the unbelievable agenda and exciting places that we visited. Seeing the Pope was extra special. You both did a magnificent job. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you better! Thank you! Thank you!”B. Sullivan, Dallas, TX

“I want to thank you for the marvelous trip. I had a wonderful time and appreciate all the effort you put into it. You dealt with a lot of personalities and provided for all our needs. I’m sorry it ended so soon – and am ready to go again. I learned a lot about your heritage and history, loved the countries and the food. Just can’t say enough about the whole event. You ladies are remarkable and I’ll recommend you to others. Thanks again for the great memories.” Suzann Madeley, Austin, TX

Steavy & Renee, I can't begin to express how very much this trip meant to us.  I've told so many people about it.  The places we stayed - the food we ate - the adventures we had - were amazing.  But, more importantly, I know that through spending those two weeks together, we've made lifelong friends.   Thanks so much for all your hard work that made this trip of a lifetime possible!  Hank and I look forward to joining you again on another adventure.”

"This was our first tour to the Czech Republic and we feel we made the right decision in booking with Czech Heritage Tours.  Renee and Steavy are personal, accommodating and patient hostesses.  They provide a complete tour to include a very knowledgeable and interesting tour guide, Pavel; sights and stops that are of historical and genealogical interest and value; comfortable hotels accommodations; additional fun activities; and the exchange money on the bus is a great convenience.Renee was especially helpful making arrangements for our extended trip to Poland prior to meeting the tour group in the Czech Republic.  She arranged for our personal guide (Alex) in Poland who met all our expectations and was very attentive in providing us with an outstanding tour of Karkow and additional places of interest.  Renee also made provisions for Alex to drive us to the Czech Republic. He was particularly instrumental in helping us locate the town of Ledico and the church our grandfather and his family attended and then down the road to the village where our grandfather grew up and the house (#10) where he and his family lived before he came to the USA. The sights and stops in Moravia were wonderful as well as the remainder of trip. Lots of delightful memories!" 4 from San Antonio, TX

“Awesome, awesome, that is what these trips are.  My wife and went on our first one in 2013 (which we found through their advertising in the Texas Polka News) and had no idea what a great time we would have.  Having Pavel, our guide, who has such great knowledge of Europe and his great personality, makes the trip even more fun.  Not to mention our tour master Miroslav, who is fantastic and funny.  In 2013 Renee and Steavy made arrangements for my wife and me to find my great, great grandfather’s home up in upper Bevca.   Very emotional for me.  The food is fantastic in all the countries we visited, especially the soup you get with your meals in Czech Republic.  If you are of Czech descent, going to Frenstat to visit the museum dedicated to immigration from the Frenstat area to Texas will help you find relatives.  I found several relatives who did immigrate to Texas.  Visiting the different towns in the Czech Republic is interesting, but when you go to Koliba Vlcina for Moravian wine, music, and great grilled chicken, a night you will remember forever.  This trip was so good we decided to go back in 2014.  Again Renee and Steavy did an amazing thing.  They arranged for a genealogist to find four different Fojtasek families living near by.  Our guide took us to every house that our family members lived before coming to America, and then we had dinner with the four families at the grilled chicken dinner.  What a night to remember.  This year we went to Italy.  Our trip to Italy was a once in a lifetime event..  We went to Venice, Rome and The Vatican and saw Pope Francis close up in person.  Every year is different, but the fun is never absent.  Be prepared to do a lot of walking, but at our age we need it.  Looking forward to another trip in the future.  Never gets old.  One thing is you do not have to be of Czech descent to enjoy a great time.“  Bill and Dianne Fojtasek, Blanco, TX


"This was our second European tour with Steavy and Rene. It was fantastic!!! They have a great narrator who is knowledgeable about the countries and their histories which makes the journey educational but also fun. The highlight of this trip was being in St. Peters Square in Rome and seeing the Pope up close and personal. The tour is well organized with the planning of daily tours to castles,historical sites, wine cellars, cathedrals, etc. and nightly entertainment. Most of the meals are planned in advance and are excellent. Although the tour has a set schedule Steavy and Rene are flexible in adjusting to meet individual interests. It was a fun two weeks." Gene and Evelyn Knize, Ennis, TX


"My wife and I had the trip of a lifetime! Our tour to the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany was delightful in every way. The tour was so varied and I experienced many facets of my Czech heritage: The music, dancing, food &amp; drinks, language, history, customs &amp; dress. The journey to both Bohemia and Moravia included magnificent Prague, but then smaller towns and cities with their beautiful town squares were so much more than we expected. The wealth of experiences such as seeing cathedrals, castles, museums, mountains, a crystal factory, a wine festival, and going on river cruises made it special. Prior to leaving on the trip, Czech Heritage Tours put me in touch with a geneologist in Moravia who translated several birth certificates, and then while on the tour, Steavy and Renee made arrangements for my wife and I to visit the birthplaces of my parents and grandmother, which was so meaningful. Our tour guide Pavel never stopped bringing the countries to life for us. Paul Michalik, Ft. Worth, TX


"It was one of the best trips we have taken. The Czech Republic was phenomenal, historical and absolutely beautiful. It was great to see where our ancestors came from. We loved the music, dancing and the good beer! We would go again in a heartbeat." Mike & Carol Kozelsky, Winters, TX  

I thought the tour was great.  Our accommodations, entertainment, and food was outstanding.  The side trips we did were great.  I can't think of anything I would change.  R. Pitts- Texas

"This tour definitely exceeded all expectations. I've been on organized tours before and liked them so I knew that's what I wanted to do again to Czech Republic but this tour was so much better than other tours for a variety of reasons. I liked that most meals were provided and really liked that it was unlimited alcohol during the meals. Previous tours I have been on alotted one drink per meal. The group was a ton of fun, I don't think that the tour organizers can really control that but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to travel with 30-40 new friends every day for 2 weeks. The best part of the trip: Renee and Steavy were so incredibly accommodating in helping us connect with relatives in Czech. The most amazing day of the whole trip was the day I got to spend with distant cousins seeing their homes, ancestors' homes and grave sites. It was an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience that I'm so thankful they organized."

"Wonderful experience. Steavy is the perfect hostess. Everything was first class. Probably one of the selling points for this particular tour was all the special treatment we had doing the various things: river dinner cruise, museums, Rhine cruise, Eagle's Nest, etc (all of our meals). No fuss, no waiting - felt like VIP's throughout the entire tour. Compliments to Steavy and Renee, etc. Excellent tour guide - Pavel. He never stopped teaching! The map of the entire trip with our particular journey highlighted was a special treat." Tony Jaronek - Colorado

“This tour was exactly what I was looking for. There were so many exciting things to see and experience the culture of the Czechs. The tour was for only two weeks but we sure did see a lot in those two weeks. I enjoyed staying at the quaint remote hotels. The food was great every place we stayed. The Eagles Nest was especially beautiful. We lucked out and had a beautiful day. Nuremberg is a great historical place to see. Especially if you are interested in WWII history. All I can say about Pavel is he is a walking history book on the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. When I got home I had to go and do some more history research. The money exchange on the bus was a plus because you did not have to spend extra time outside the tour."September 2013 Traveler

"Super trip---a trip of a lifetime and at a great price. The scenery was fantastic and the tour guide (Pavel) was very knowledgeable. Activities were varied and would be good for a person of any age. For me, this trip was especially nice in that my sister and I were able to meet some relatives in the Czech Republic who we had never met before. L. Beere - Texas

 

Varied activities, great group of people who got along very well---very friendly and courteous. Hotels were very nice and food was good everywhere we ate. Pavel, Mirek, David, Steavy, Renee and Sara were all top notch and very knowledgeable and caring."Yvonne - September 2013

"This was a great trip! Very well organized. Great group to travel with. Enjoyed traveling in the country and not only the city. Truly enjoyed the time also spent in Austria and Munich. A fun filled enjoyable vacation!! Looking forward to another trip!"September 2013 Traveler

We enjoyed this tour tremendously - the information, sights, and entertainment were what a tour should be! Our guide Pavel was great and very patient with anyone who had questions - he always had the answer! Would recommend this trip to all my friends and family. Steavy and Renee put together a really wonderful trip. Thank you.  D. Fojtasek – Texas

 

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