Hello! My name is Jan Štim.
I'm the CEO of Driveczech - Your Personal Driver.
I live in Prague, Czech Republic and my passion is to be a personal driver.
Almost every family in the US has ancestors in Europe. Many people immigrated to the USA from Czechoslovakia or the former Austria-Hungary and settled in an American state. When you are old, your family is the most valuable thing you have.
Try to find out which village or town in the Czech Republic your ancestors came from and I will take you there on a day trip from Prague. If you know directly the house where your grandparents or even more distant relatives grew up, I will ring the bell and try to find out more information. If someone will be at home and they do not know English, I will translate from Czech what exactly they are saying and help you establish contact with someone who lives in this house, if they are a member of your family branch.
"I went to a tiny village where my family has roots, and Jan made the trip a truly magical one. I was able to make family connections that otherwise would have been impossible. 100% worth every penny, today was a day that I will never forget."
Jan was so lovely! I went to a tiny village where my family has roots, and Jan made the trip a truly magical one. He not only did extra research about the village, but also helped to translate for us, so I was able to make family connections that otherwise would have been impossible. 100% worth every penny, today was a day that I will never forget. He was also very comfortable to be around, very professional, and had a great sense of humor.
I can say for sure that hiring him is a great choice, and recommend it all the way!
Thank you, Jan!
- km0v / Tripadvisor review
Jan took us to the village of my great grandparents. The drive thru the country was beautiful. At the village he went to city hall and was able to obtain the address of someone with the same last name. Turned out they didn’t think we were related. But still great trip. He would stop for picture taking. He had even researched the history of the village. Jan was very professional, always jumping out to open doors. His car was very nice and comfortable.
Having a driver who spoke both Czech and English was a big plus. I would highly recommend this company and especially Jan. We also used his company for transfer to the airport.
Have to add we booked last minute and were very blessed to get Jan!
- Inspiration534019 / Tripadvisor review
Jan literally went the extra mile to help me find the house where my great grandfather was born! He met our expectations in all the usual ways: he was on time, polite, the car was beautiful and clean. He was dressed in a suit and provided snacks and water. What made him exceptional was that we could tailor our trip to Cesky Krumlov to include the towns and villages that my ancestors were from. In one instance where I had an address he actually took me to the house where my great grandfather was born! It was rural so he had to drive his Audi on rutted roads but he didn’t hesitate. Once he found the house, he found neighbors to speak with about my family’s descendants who still live in the area! Jan speaks very good English and is well informed. We learned so much about the Czech Republic! I’d give him 10 stars if I could!
- Kathryn D / Tripadvisor review
I’m so grateful for Jan and the unbelievable experience he provided my Mom and me. I wish I could give his service a 100-star rating. To say he went above and beyond for us doesn’t even begin to explain how awesome he truly is.
I was pumped Drive Czech was available for hire the day we needed it as they have excellent reviews and was even happier that Jan himself was able to drive us as he is personally mentioned in many of the reviews I found. He drove us around southern Bohemia to visit Cesky Krumlov and a few small towns our family called home prior to immigrating to America in the 1850s.
Jan knew the perfect spots to take the best pictures and knew the top sites, shops, and restaurants in each town. This is particularly impressive because most of the areas we went to weren’t tourist areas and we hired him 24 hours in advance. It’s not like he had time to prepare. He knew these things because he's a local who knows the area extremely well because he’s lived there his whole life. This guy is the real deal.
He was early to pick us up, was dressed nicely, had a nice, clean Audi, water bottles waiting for us, dual-temperature controls in the back seat to make sure we were comfortable, had umbrellas if we needed, the car was Wi-Fi enabled which is awesome and he had phone chargers for Apple and Android phones. Seriously, this guy thought of everything.
He opened and closed our doors and helped us with our things which was nice for me but needed for my mom as she struggles with back and joint pain and has occasional mobility issues. He made things very easy for her.
He was professional, knowledgeable, and entertaining - Jan was born to do this work. He’s excellent. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
- Andrea / Tripadvisor review
Rent me for 6 hours or for the whole day. Be my boss.
Traveling with a personal driver is a very convenient way to travel between cities.
Choose a package that fits your needs.
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Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 603 427 002
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Address: Otovická 401/63, 193 00, Praha 9 - Horní Počernice