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Tour Central Europe offers small and custom group tours to select countries in Central Europe including the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, Poland, and Hungary.

Czech Ancestry Tour of Central Europe

Tour Details

 Tour Central Europe - Central European Destinations We personally design, develop and guide your ancestry and heritage tour with your and a local historian/genealogists' cooperation. It will be private, comprehensive, educational, and emotional.

Your Tour Guide... Frank Fristensky.

This special tour has been designed with these important considerations on our minds:

  1. Visitation of places where your ancestors came from according your and our research.
  2. Convenient day trips without moving from hotel to hotel.
  3. Personalized service from the very beginning to the conclusion of the tour.
  4. Spectacular itinerary that combines experiencing the villages, castles, cities, country and historical sites, local music and culinary treasures, and more in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
"My feelings are in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who were gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves"..... Anonymous.

Sample Itinerary | Photo-Gallery | Reservations

Sample Itinerary

Day 0:
Leaving from your port of departure for Prague, Czech Republic.

Day 1:
Arriving in Prague, transfer by bus to Plzen (Pilsen) and to your hotel (1 1/2 hour drive). Welcome dinner and tour orientation.
Overnight in Pilsen hotel Slovan

What a unique experience Frank and Mike prepared for us. The trip fulfilled all the promised components very well. But the "surprises" they built in were fantastic. Two in particular were beyond outstanding. Thanks to the great attention to details by Frank and Mike, the great choices of restaurants, the personalized stops in little villages and Kamil capturing it all was way beyond my expectations. Frank and Mike made our family feel very special. You are tour guides extraordinaire!
- Don and Jan Haasl
Madison, WI

Day 2:
Sunday morning celebrate Catholic Mass at St. Bartholomew Church.
After the Mass, you will have some time to look around the church and its surroundings. There will be lunch followed by 2-3 hours guided tour of Plzen (Pilsen). Also we will visit the Franciscan monastery and museum and, we will conclude the day visiting the Pilsner Urquell Brewery for a dinner.
Overnight in Pilsen. (B-L-D)

Day 3:
Tour of ancestral villages according to your family history: Vevrov (of Haasl's ancestry), Horsovsky Tyn - the castle where the Haasls were serfs working the surrounding lands, Zelezna Ruda (Eisenstein).
NOTE: The visiting order of the hamlets/villages will be determined at a later date. The distances between the places are relatively short. In order to maximize your visiting time at the villages, we will combine the visits so that driving time can be shortened.
Overnight in Pilsen. (B-L-D)

Day 4:
Tour of ancestral villages: Domazlice, Mrakov, Nemcice, Chastrovice (villages of women who married Haasls), and Svata Katerina (Santa Katharina on the German border).
Folklore musical entertainment with dinner.
Overnight in Pilsen.

I want to thank you for the wonderful and thoughtful tour that you and Michael put together for us. It was great seeing where we came from and touring the Czech Republic as well. What a beautiful country and culture!! Until Sister Cecilia started this genealogy trip, I never knew that my heritage included Czech lineage. I always thought, I was half German, but now I want to know more about the history of the Czech lands.
- Sheila Radabaugh, TX

Day 5:
In the morning departing for Bremen. The driving time from Pilsen to Bremen will be 7-8 hours. There will be several stops on the way (pit stops), however, we will decide on the way to Bremen where a longer stop may be (Leipzig/Magdeburg or somewhere else).
Overnight in Bremen.
Day 6:
We will take the Weser River Cruise from Bremen to Bremerhaven. Upon arrival there we will visit the German Emigrant Center. Following the visit there, the bus will take us back to the hotel in Bremen.
Overnight in Bremen.

Czech immigrants on S.S. President Harding to N.Y. 1935
Czech immigrants
Day 7:
In the morning departing for Prague. We may stop at some interesting sites along the way (if time permitting).
Again, we will make several stops along the way to Prague.
Overnight in Prague.

Day 8:
Morning guided tour of Prague that will provide you with information on Prague and Czech history. The guide will take us to some of the most important parts of old Prague. For the rest of the day, we will provide you with additional information for you to visit that may be of your interest.
Evening performance at the theater or opera.
Overnight in Prague.

Day 9:
Attend the Catholic Mass in Prague in Church of Our Lady Victory.
Afternoon visit of Terezin - WW II Concentration - 1 hour driving time.
Farewell dinner on the boat on the Vltava River.
Overnight in Prague.

Day 10:
Transfer to the Prague airport and departure for the USA.

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"This trip was by far the best of our visits to Europe, where we travel often. I think it was because of Frank, Mike, Kamil, along with their multitude of contacts all knowing how to reveal the interest of the group. We were able to enjoy culture, history, personal histories, current atmosphere, and still keep enlightening on our ancestry. We experienced numerous surprises along the way including, a Horsovsky Tyn mayoral greeting, along with a private visit to the castle, Mrakov group folklore performance, and the candle light Gregorian chant at the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady. There were many other surprises and personal touches too numerous to mention here. You did an amazing job! "
Ken and Bonnie Feltz, WI



Tour Specifications and Pricing

We will be traveling in a private modern, air-conditioned bus. The tour price includes all accommodations with all breakfasts, lunches,  dinners (buffet style breakfasts, complete lunches and dinners with salad or soup, a main course, desert, coffee and water on the tables; other drinks are not included), all land transportation, tickets for all planned events, transfer from/to the airport (only on the official dates of arrival and departure), guided tours and special events, and services of the Tour Central Europe's tour directors. Round-trip air transportation from your port of departure is not included.

Your Price Includes:

Your tour cost (all land arrangements as described above):

• Double room occupancy: Varies/per person
• Single room occupancy: Varies

Accommodations are usually in locally owned hotels (middle/upper class) in order to maintain contact with the local culture, to support the local economy, and are centrally located in the the city/town. It is our goal to select accommodations that offer the best combination of quality, atmosphere, value, and location. Please note, however, that European hotel rooms tend to be smaller and air conditioning is not as common as in the United States.

The program and accompanied activities were carefully selected to provide our travellers with as complete insight in the Czech music history and culture as possible. Many concerts and performances will be in a private setting staged just for our group and/or with VIP preferences. Complimentary programs and visiting places will represent the various regions of the Czech Republic with its natural, culinary, and architectural gems.

Deposit of $700.00 per guest is due with registration.

We would like to suggest arranging your own round trip air travel from your port of departure to/from Prague. Please contact us first prior making your flight reservation. If you are not able to make your own travel plans, we will assist you.

Please consult the “Reservations” and “Terms & Conditions/Travel Insurance" sections for more pertinent information concerning this tour.

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Custom Tour Arrangements

Since this is a 'Custom Tour' we will personally work with you and your group to design, develop and guide your destination requests. Look over the 'Sample Itinerary' above and modify as you feel you necessary.

You'll then want to contact us at your earliest to further secure your travel requirements for this Custom Tour and reserve the dates, destinations and pricing you desire.

Contact Frank Fristensky directly to secure your Custom Tour.

Phone: 970-749-5824