1. Warsaw-Krakow-Prague Study Tour
"Even from our first conversation, Dana and Corvinus demonstrated that they had on-the-ground experience in the places we were visiting, which gave us confidence as we set up the itinerary. Dana was highly engaged throughout the process and helped us watch the cost, too. We didn't get slick brochures, but we did get the personal and local service we were looking for."
(David Clayton, Stanford Graduate School of Business)
2. Hiking in Slovakia
Some people have asked me, how was your holiday. Short answer is “The best holiday ever.” I already filled in the feedback blanket which Anneli gave. For you my feedback is that you have so nice touch to your work that do not change anything. You are a friend, entertaining personality and professional mountain guide and historian in the same person. And of course a chauffeur.
(Ilkka Lahti, Finland)
3. Central Europe Pilgrimage Tour
Dana, thank you very much for everything. You have been blessed by God with such beautiful disposititions. You are caring, supportive and very sensitive to others needs. I could not asked for a better tour guide, you have excelled. I will never forget your hearty and sencere laugher. I thank you especially for the attention you gave me. You kept your cool in difficult moments.
The program you pull together was well researched inspite of your limited knowledge of who we were. My problem was my own disability, but with your support I was able to manage.
Keep up the good work you are doing. I am extremely grateful for all you have done. I know it was extremely hard work. You have fed us well and looked after us well.
God bless you.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP/ Liz Balm, Western Australia)
good luck for your interests by other parishes... they would be crazy not to go with you on such a fun and blessed journey. Much love jude
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP/ Jude Rutter, Western Australia )
Come with an open mind, most interesting places was Hallstat, Eagle Nest and salt mine, but enjoyed all the places. I wish we had a free day at the major cities to relay and do some shopping. I will come again in a few years. Thank you for all your hard work and though put into this trip to make it enjoyable and to have good memories. Food was too much.
I am very happy to be on this trip.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP Shirely Hopkins, Western Australia)
Just a short note to thank you for organising such a fantastic trip and for taking such good care of all of us for 3 weeks. I'm sure there were times
when we tried your patience. But your good humour always put things right. Besides the beautiful buildings and scenery I got some insight into the
customs of the people who live in those beautiful countries. Hopefully I can visit again.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP/ Colleen Ellis, Western Australia)
Accommodation: Very happy with all accommodation. Even when lift not working.
Bus/drivers: Both very helpful and pleasant. Bus comfortable.
Food: Too much. Serves too big.
Whole trip: Wonderful. I would do it again. Maybe if I had more warning of the amount of hill climbing and stairs, I could have prepared better. But maybe I would not have come! And I am glad I came!!There are so many interesting parts that I find it too hard to differentiate. I loved every minute of the whole trip. I loved Mariazell even with all the steps!I think maybe you tried to fit too much in a short. Another couples of days as to overall would have been sufficient, and I/we would not have left rushed.But I loved every minute of the trip and I would do it all again!I would love to hear more about Russia.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP/ Marie Mosca, Western Australia)
3.6 The whole trip was excellent, totally outstanding. The most interesting was Eagles Nest and Salt mine.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP/ Anonymous questionnaire )
Bus drivers were excellent, courteous and every ready to help.
Dana, thanks for organising such a wonderful pilgrimage for us. You showed us places we would otherwise not visited on a normal pilgrimage. Your love, care and thoughtfullness showed in everything you did for us, the drinks on the bus, the food along the way, you carried luggages, etc. We highlight the Eagles Nest, Salt mine, Divine mercy and Black Madona, Infant Jesus and visiting Fr Pavol's family- tag the luggages in the future with the name of your company or an easily indentifiable stickers or ribbon- Bata canal can be excluded. Thanks again for making this pilgrimage so memorable, we will always remember this trip with fordness because of you. This has been our best trip ever and it because of you.
We will definitely recommend you to the others and we hopre that some day we can do another pilgrimage with you.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP/ Anonymous questionnaire)
It is so nice to hear from you. We were all thinking of you at the reunion, with many reminiscences of you and our whole trip.
On looking back, for me, it was by far the most beautiful coach trip I have ever done, thanks to you, and all the care and passion you put into it. Some of us, like Liz and Jude, say that it was like being in heaven. The trip did have its rewards, both socially and spiritually.
(AUSTRALIAN GROUP Dagmar Barnes, Western Australia)
4. Pilgrimage tours to Central Europe and Medjugorje
4.1 Dear Dana, it was lovely to have met you. I have enjoyed your interesting tour. (Teresa Khoo from Singapore)
4.2 Dear auntie Danka, thank you for such a nice trip, buy. We will miss you. See you next time if we meet again. (Alex & Angela from Malaysia)
4.3 Thank you for a memorable trip & we wont forget your dumpling. You must come & try the Chinese dumpling (Lian, Pauline & Tee from Australia)
4.4 Dearest Dana, will miss u!!! (Florida from Malaysia)
4.5 Thank you for the exemplary service (Anthony and Stella from Singapore)
5. Sightseeing in Slovakia
They are more than satisfied. They loved Arcadia and the whole VIP treatment. The rafting was the BEST in their opinion. Everyone enjoyed it a lot!!!! And their favorite meal was the goose feast!!! He said that almost all agreed that it was the best food they have ever eaten. That in the end they were eating with their hands and just mumbling how good it was. And that the wines before the food were fantastic…. That Slovakian wines are great. This is from Calle, the big wine lover! I can’t wait to open my first bottle. They all arrived safely. They liked Backhus and other meals a lot too, but it’s the goose feast they remember the most (besides the rafting that was everyone’s favorite). And of course the Harley Davidson club. My husband said they had the best time at this “hillbilly” club.
(Anna Maria, Sweden)
6. Wekkend in Bratislava, Slovakia
Thank you very much for all the effort you put to make our group´s trip successful.The hotel was very nice and the personal was very helpful. Our guided tour was interesting and we learned quite much of Slovakia´s history The consert was enjoyable and had an interesting program. The seats were fine. Only high up we were quite warm. Boris Godunof was a very good performance. All the soloists were real professionals and the choir sang well Going up to the TV-tower was a good idea. The scenery was very much worth seeing. What a surprise it was to see so large areas of forests close to Bratislava.
(Armi Mauranen, Finland)
7. Group Lexmark Sweden
They are more than satisfied.
They loved Arcadia and the whole VIP treatment.
The rafting was the BEST in their opinion. Everyone enjoyed it a lot!!!!
And their favorite meal was the goose feast!!! He said that almost all agreed that it was the best food they have ever eaten.
That in the end they were eating with their hands and just mumbling how good it was.
And that the wines before the food were fantastic…. That Slovakian wines are great. This is from Calle, the big wine lover!
I can’t wait to open my first bottle. They all arrived safely.
They liked Backhus and other meals a lot too, but it’s the goose feast they remember the most (besides the rafting that was everyone’s favorite).
And of course the Harley Davidson club. My husband said they had the best time at this “hillbilly” club.
You were of course cherished my dear. They liked your sense of humor and that you were not “afraid of the bottle” as my husband puts it. Haha.
My biggest thanks Dana for all your help. You’ve been wonderful.
I am so happy that everything went smoothly and they really appreciate the effort and the planning we put into this group.
So I THANK YOU for all your time, effort and help Dana.
This is the beginning of a beautiful cooperation. And I will try to keep the groups coming.
(Anna Maria, Transylvanien Resor Sweden)
8. Pilgrimage Tour, Central Europe
First of all, we reached home safely after the very long hours of waiting at DOHA and long flight to Perth. I just want to say, many, many thanks for the wonderful pilgrimage you have set up for us. I can’t thank you enough. I enjoyed the places we visited as well as the hotels and the cultural food you introduced to us. Hope this message finds you and your family well same with your sister. Speedy recovery for her. See you next time or you might want to cone and visit Australia.
Again, thank you and all the best.
Cheers from Leticia Craig XoX
9. Slovakia Hiking
9.1. The group was VERY PLEASED!!!
We would like to do this again next year with the small changes Anneli and you talked about.
(Sanna Elvin, ReseSkaparna event & resor AB, Sweden)
9.2. The last hike was fantastic! So well organised – the whole trip! Thanks!
9.3. I really liked that we were travelling around the whole Slovakia. It was for the first time I visited this part of Europe.
(Responses from the Swedish group)
10. Hiking and culture across Slovakia - Alavuden Tervajalat group