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Patricia and Vaclav are a super combination! Vaclav knows his history and even was able to explain it to our grandchildren, ages 9 through 14. He is always finding new places to take us. Patricia handles all the details, never forgetting a thing. With their van and car they were able to easily handle our group of ten. Thanks to the both of you.

Ann Vojta Cramer, December 1, 2017


Incredibly informative and educational. Amazing knowledge of the area and its history.

Garry & Marci Willis, November 7, 2017


What we like the most: The depth of knowledge that Vaclav brings. He makes history come alive. Vaclav and Patricia are so much fun and enjoyable. You both made Prague an unforgettable experience once again for us. Thank you for sharing your country with us. We hope to see you again.

Carlene Murphy, Tom Mapes, November 3, 2017


We give 5 point of 5 for the transport, guide and back office!

InfoScience, z.s., June 2, 2017


Vaclav is a fantastic guide! To the point and very informative. Excellent! Knows how to deal with pax' needs

Richard Munning, May 27, 2017


The Anthropoid tour was a powerful experience - seeing the city through they eyes of Vaclav who knows its history as if he himself lived it, stepping inside the church crypt, and then seeing the Anthropoid film directly after impacted me in a deep way.

Spencer Davis, October 03, 2016


The Czech program was wonderful and Vaclav is just an incredible guide and his wife is very lovely.

Mindy and Solomon, June 07, 2016


Vaclav did an excellent job. He gave good and balanced information with a nice touch of humor.

Rachel Najar / Ger van den Munckhof, May 31, 2016


Hello, Mr. Lojka, I would like thank you for everything. Concerning myself I'd like to tell you , that your comentary on the boat was really amazing. I had a lot fun. Thank you, I hope that we can count on you in next season as well. / Dobrý den, pane magistře, chtěla bych Vám za všechno poděkovat. Za sebe Vám chci napsat, že Váš komentář na lodi byl vážně báječný. Náramně jsem se bavila. Děkuji a doufám, že s námi budete počítat i v příští sezóně.

Klára Foglarová, Summer Session of Prague (knihovníci), May 30, 2016


Our only wish is that we could have spent more time. Vaclav and Patricia please do not change a thing :). We had a great time. What I like the most: The guide having the ability to inform us of the history, the stories, and the patience shown as we traveled with 3 elderly persons. The driving was excellent.

Glenda Blazek, May 17, 2016


We do not really have any idea of how you could make it any better. Arranged for everything we asked to see, and took us many places we had no idea even existed. Because we are old and remember WW2 all of the actual effect it had on the people who lived and died in it was very impressive. To see the country side in Beautiful Austria and Czech Republic was also very nice. Thanks to the good driver that took us safely through all the narrow road and streets. We loved all the nice hotels and good breakfast. "Darling" especially like all the assistance out of the car!! Keep up the good work and we will see you in Fl.

Ted and Corinne Roscoe, May 12, 2016


I like the most Vaclav's informative history lessons, The friendliness of the staff. After 1 day they seemed as family.

David Blazek, May 02, 2016


Our trip designed by Empire Tours was great. I like the most always the excellent history explanations. The small group is perfect. The driver is soooo good.

Sally, April 27, 2016


I think empire worked with us to correct and adjust everything to make this an unforgettable trip. The walking tours in Prague and the hockey games were the highlight for the group.

Vail international hockey, February 03, 2016


you all were EXCELLENT and super helpful. THANK YOU!!!! Vaclav was SUPER -- we learned the history, culture and context of what we were experiencing.... his history lessons were FABULOUS!! The accommodations, the immersion in the area of Domazlice and the overnight stay there ..... all of it was perfect! Vaclav also was extremely important as our interpreter, as our knowledge of Czech was minimal ... and he was a lot of fun to be with too! I learned an extraordinary amount about the places and the historical times of my family ancestors ... and what it meant for them to leave this beautiful land for Manitowoc, Wisconsin -- this trip was the trip of a lifetime.... And Patricia, in the office, was wonderful ..... ALL the details were set up and covered. There was never any worry about not knowing any detail, as Patricia always made sure we knew all the details for all aspects about our trip. THANK YOU!!!

Bert Zipperer and Laurie Frank, December 01, 2015


Vaclav is an excellent guide. We learned so much about the history of Prague, only hope we can retain some of it! Vaclav is professional, knowledgeable, punctual and speaks perfect English. I highly recommend his tours, you will miss so much of beautiful Prague unless you have a fantastic guide. Thank you Vaclav!

Elizabeth Spittler, November 17, 2015


Having everything planned out for me. Breaking the language barrier and suggesting places of interest.

Mark Steeber, November 09, 2015


Nothing could have been better! Vaclav is a truly fantastic guide and a very fun person! He escorted us from Prague to Cesky Krumlov for a one night trip. On the way we stopped at Hluboka Castle - an extra treat that we did not know about! On the way back, we stopped in another small, interesting city. Vaclav has an extensive knowledge of Czech history, which made his tours so interesting and enjoyable! He was also very willing to share his experiences of life in the Czech Republic, so that our tour was both historical and current. Vaclav was an excellent driver and host - he arranged for all of our museum tickets and made sure that we were settled in our hotel. We would not hesitate to recommend Vaclav to any person or group wishing to tour the Czech Republic!

Linda and Dominic Bruno, October 06, 2015


I give 5 points from 5 for transport, back office and guide services. What I like the most? That guides are knowledgeable.

Merv Lapin, September 15, 2015


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August 07, 2015


The variety of tours and unique places we go that might be out of the scope of other tours. Kitz and Pfeil is especially good at that. I also like staying a beautiful 4 star+ hotels. Makes the trip more comfortable.

Joanne Leonard, June 30, 2015


going to the Czech Republic was a life long dream of mine. By booking my travels to fulfill my dream with your company was one of the decisions I have made. Everything went smoothly, from the very first day to the last. The Guide and Chauffeur went above and Beyond to make our dream trip perfect. I was very impressed the first day at our hotel, Vaclav called and asked if everything was going ok, and if we needed anything, to do not hesitate to call. And the guided tour thur Prague with him excellent. Answering our many questions, suggesting restaurants, and places to see. I am more than happy with everything about the trip, and would highly, highly recommend them for other people wanting to fulfill their life long Dream.

Faye Willems, June 25, 2015


We had a wonderful time with Vaclav and would recommend him to all. Empire is very flexible and accommodating. Our tour was comfortable and paced for us. Vaclav is very knowledgeable and enjoys his work. The office was helpful and always got back to us concerning any issues. Thank you Empire. And congratulations to Vaclav and his bride.

Sy and Carol Dubrinsky , June 24, 2015


We've worked with Vaclav for about 20 years and he always provides an excellent tour experience for our groups. I highly recommend him and his company. Vaclav has great skills working with people (as well as organizational skills!)--he tells you what you need to know and then stops and sees where YOU want to go. With his experience and degrees he can answer questions to any depth you want--but also knows that you can only take in so much. Vaclav also has a gift for finding you the unusual experiences so that while you see all the "must sees" on a tour, you also get a feel for everyday life and many things off the beaten tourist track. I look forward to the next group we have with Vaclav.

Jim Stapel -- Kitz & Pfeil True Value - Travel Division , June 03, 2015


Vaclav! He is very knowledgeable! Loved hearing the history of the Prague. It was a wonderful tour.

Michael Merjanian , May 28, 2015


"Vacaville did a great job giving us the history of Prague. We saw a lot on our tour and then knew where we wanted to revisit or go visit."

Jim Sterritt, May 25, 2015


A few months ago, we took a trip of a lifetime to the Czech Republic. The first day was spent with our Slovakian family, we had a great visit while walking the streets of Prague, seeing the sights thur people that lived there. We wanted to visit the village my ancestry was from, so We hired Empire Tours to help plan the trip. It was an excellent choice! The owner, Vaclav Lojka took us on a guided tour of Prague. Each day we had a hired driver and a knowledgeable tour guide, they took very good care of us. I would highly recommend Empire Tours if you are planning a trip to the Czech Republic . My family, Larry Willems, Dennis Melnarik, Julie Marie & Lisa Lee had a trip of a life time. Thank You Vaclav Lojka and Empire Tours!!

Faye Willems, December 17, 2014


October 12, 2014


Just want you to know we went with Ivana today she was okay. We think you are the best ever!! Thank you for wonderful memories!!!

Judy Lipsky Horowitz, October 08, 2014


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