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.
A Recent Review of this guide
Karina is a remarkable guide. She has a heart of gold and is so very knowledgeable about the Jewish history and the global history of Hungary from the pre WWI to the present. Her personal history adds a wisdom and soulfulness that is a blessing and gift. To know first hand what her family survived and how she has become the strong and compassionate and insightful and brave and noble present generation of Hungary is both humbling and inspiring. Choose Katrina to know Budapest.
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)