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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

Our tour of Aquincum was one of the best guided tours I've ever experienced. Daniel, our guide, was very knowledgeable about Roman life, the town of Aquincum, the excavations, and museum and lapidary artifacts. He answered questions, he helped us see and figure out what we were looking at and how things worked. The town itself allows you to see and experience walking through an ancient Roman town, and along with the artists' renditions Daniel showed us along the way really brought the town to life.
Steve Hein

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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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Private tour guide Katalin

Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What,...

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405 USD per tour

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Following the River Danube in Hungary,...

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492 USD per tour

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Lake Balaton & Herend Porcelain

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Where Hungarians spend their holiday!

457 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

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Driving tour in Jewish Budapest

See Jewish Budapest today, and the stories behind!

307 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

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Budapest Communist Tour

What was life like during communist time in Hungary?

185 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Budapest Walking Tour

Follow me in the magnificent center of Budapest, and in the old town,...

191 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

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Airport pick-up and Budapest orientation,...

Combine arrival with a short but delightful guided tour!

243 USD per tour

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Lake Balaton & Wine Tasting in Hungary

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This is where locals spend their summer!

405 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

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