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Katalin D.

Budapest, Pest, Hungary

Welcome! I'm Cathy, and tour guiding is my passion and chosen profession.

I want to show you how we live our life in this great (but small) country: Hungary.
Born and raised in the capital Budapest, I used to be a professional musician (classical music) and played the cello in many orchestras. With my string quartet we performed, toured, and did recordings in North America and Europe. Having spent 7 years in Canada, I settled again in Budapest. Since 1993 I have been guiding individuals and groups in four languages: English, French, German, and Hungarian. I stayed faithful to art, so I guide theme-tours on fine arts: music, painting, architecture. I am happily married and the mother of two sons, so family life inevitably taught me how to put together a fun program even for your 6 year old kid. . . !
Visitors are usually astonished by the splendid beauty of bustling Budapest, and the contrasting peacefulness of the countryside.
While showing you "the best of" Hungary, I will tailor your tour to your particular interests. So, if you take a tour with me, please, let me know any interests and hobbies, like: history, pictures, cats, cooking, modern art, music, engineering and Hungarian inventions, science, food, train, boat, embroidery, Hungarian economy, ice-hokey, etc, so we can plan your tours accordingly.
All my tours can be done by bus, car, bycicle, or using public transport and walking. My car is an Opel Astra, it can take 4 people. If you are a big group of friends, family, or colleagues, I can arrange a minivan or bus.

Yours, Kati

A Recent Review of this guide

We had a very good half day tour with Katalin. She guided us with a good itinerary that lasted a full 4 hours. She was tireless and made sure that we were comfortable all the way in the tour.
Kay Chee Cheung

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Credentials

Licensed guide in English, French, and German, national certification in 1993. Master in Music (McGill University, Montreal, Canada,1991), Tour Leader Certificate (Canada, Montreal,1992). Guide certificate in the Museum of Fine Arts, (Budapest, Hungary, 1996). BMA in teaching of English language and literature, (ELTE University of Budapest, Hungary, 2005)

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