Ahoj! (pronounced ahoy!) That’s hello in Slovak – the way good friends greet each other in my country.
My name is Jozef (Joseph) and I’m looking forward to showing you everything I know and love about my city, Bratislava, plus other cities and areas nearby. I was born in Bratislava, am a certified tourist guide and have worked in tourism since I was a student. I lived in New York for several years and still have friends in the USA.
What’s your passion? Choose from a selection of private tours:
Two basic tours in Bratislava that take in major and little-known sights and experiences of this city.
You can also pick one of the special interest tours like markets, food, wine, beer, preparing and eating local dishes together, antique shopping, quirky museums, Devín Castle, music, nightlife…
I can put together a private tour custom-tailored just for you. Just tell me how much time you have in Bratislava, what your interests are, and whether you’re traveling alone or with one other person or a larger group.
And we can go beyond Bratislava. Let’s talk!
We’ll explore with all our senses: seeing quirky and beautiful places; listening to concerts, opera and street musicians; smelling – and tasting savory and sweet specialties of Slovak cuisine – and let’s not forget coffee, beer and wine! You’ll touch the fresh produce in the markets, fine antiques in flea markets, handmade fabrics and metalwork in artisans’ shops.
If you have a special interest I haven’t covered here. Contact me. Almost anything is possible!
There’s so much to see and do in that city is just one hour ride from Vienna but a world away.
I have been involved in tourism since I was a student. For 4 years I was a tour guide with the Youth Tourism Agency, working both in incoming and outbound tourism. Later I took guiding courses on Czechoslovakia (1991) and a specialized course on Bratislava (2001) to deepen my knowledge.
In 1994-2000 I became the Honorary Representative of the Slovak Tourist Board for Central America and Latin America (based in Mexico City), as well as co-owner of the Ginart travel agency specialized in outgoing tourism to Czech Republic and Slovakia. Then I served for almost 3 years as the representative of the Slovak Tourist Board in the US in New York City and another 3 years, mostly in Istanbul.
After returning to Bratislava, I worked in tourism legislation area de until I decided to be my own boss and become a guide once again. I love meeting interesting people from other countries! I am a certified tourist guide, member of the Association of Tourist Guides of Slovakia (SSSCR).