Amelia LimKilauea, HAWAII, United States
We had an insightful 4 hours with Andrea and Josef. Being Christmas Day, many of the popular attractions were closed, but Andrea skillfully planned an itinerary which provided the overview of Budapest that we were looking for, and provided context for important historical events. We saved a lot of time using a car, and Andrea provided a late model Mercedes which was in impeccable condition. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Pamela McCarthyUnited States
Outstanding tour. Andrea was wonderful. Couldn't ask for a more knowlegable guide.. took two tours with her on the same day.. Great fun
Pamela McCarthyUnited States
I had back to back tours with Andrea on Oct 29, 2017. What wonderfu tours she presented filled with historical data, personal insights and sharing her love of Budapest. One of the best tour guides I have ever had. If you want to tour Budapest, touring with Andrea is a must.
Bonnie ReevesUnited States
We had three half days with Andrea and enjoyed them thoroughly. She is a wealth of knowledge. Five stars--I know so much more about this country and its history than I thought possible to absorb in three days.
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
Morris RobinsonUnited Kingdom
We were a group of 8 people, all in our 50's and in Budapest for the first time. I have used toursbylocals for many years and in many cities around the world. 90% of the tour guides have been excellent worthy of 5 stars, however every so often you come across a jewel in the crown , both as a tour guide and as an individual. Andrea was that exception. Her insight; knowledge and perspective was next to none and delivered in perfect English with a passion that electrified our tour.
We visited Budapest from Calgary, Alberta. Andrea is very knowledgeable about the history and politics of her home country and City. She has lived, studied and visited many parts of the US and Canada. This was helpful in comparing and contrasting our different ways of life, politics, economics, and views of the world. She provided knowledge of all the positive aspects of Budapest and Hungary and was not afraid of also providing honest information on some of the shortcomings. We highly recommend her.
Frank CushingUnited States
Was our second day of touring with Andrea. She is a real pro--quick witted with such a sunny disposition. The vehicles she arranged for both days (1 a huge & very comfortable Mercedes Sprinter type van) were luxurious & extremely comfortable. Only wish we had more time to stop, shop & enjoy the cutest village area full of cafes & local shops after our 1st class, local hungarian lunch @ Gold Dragon (really fine restaurant--so authentic with 1st class wait staff. No one knows Budapest better--great insights
Frank CushingUnited States
Andrea is a FABULOUS tour guide and an even better person. Extremely knowledgeable, informative, friendly and she has a great sense of humor. The customized itinerary she set up was perfect. Her tours were the highlight of our 12 day European vacation. If you are in Budapest and don't book with Andrea, you will have missed a tremendous opportunity to learn about and experience Hungarian culture and sights in a short time with the best guide in the area.
Ari JacobyUnited States
Lisa DavisUnited States
Andrea was a fantastic guide! We learned so much about both the history of Jewish Budapest as well as more current events. She tailored her comments to the interests of my family. Our 3 children were not excited about a 4 hour Jewish history tour, but they ended up loving it and saying they wished we had more time with Andrea. I would highly recommend her as a guide.
Joel PadowitzUnited States
Andrea was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! She took my family (kids ages 4-17) on a Jewish heritage tour of Budapest and kept them engaged, fascinated, and entertained for 3 whole hours. We all loved her and learned so much! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Stephen ZimmerUnited States
Great tour!! Loved Budapest!! Will be back
Shari LevitanUnited States
We transferred to Budpest on the morning of our late afternoon tour with Andrea. Our four hour orientation tour (in a chauffeur driven, luxury car!) was the perfect way explore and learn about the history and sights of both Pest and Buda. Andrea's extensive knowledge and personal family stories made our tour even more meaningful, particularly when she spoke about the periods of anti-Semitism, WWII, and the Communist era in her hometown.
John JeffreysUnited States
Andrea and her driver Josef were punctual and delightful. They both spoke excellent English. Traffic was heavy due to all of the upcoming events but Josef knew how to maneuver through Buda and Pest efficiently so we could complete the tour. Andrea took us to places the average tourist would not have seen. She provided an excellent insight into Hungary, its history, culture and everyday life. She was very patient in answering our questions and had a good sense of humor. We highly recommend them both.
Miriam SteeleUnited States
We had an amazing tour with Andrea. She was extremely knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting for the entire 4 hours. We can highly recommend her.
Richard KyptaUnited States
Andrea was very knowledgeable and provided a tour with an excellent mix of major historical sites and areas frequented by the locals. The vehicle and driver were also excellent and the tour had a good ratio of walking to driving.
Andrea was punctual and ready to go. She discussed the points of interest my wife had previously mapped out and we set off. As we proceeded she provided interesting and informative commentary, in excellent English. At each stop she knew exactly what we wanted and ensured it happened. Photo opportunities and interior visits where requested were no trouble. Her driver was also excellent, with a very good knowledge of where we needed to go. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andrea to anyone.
Virginia BurkeUnited States
Andrea was the best. My daughter and I had just arrived in Budapest a day early for a Danube River cruise. We were severely jet-lagged from our red eye flight, but Andrea kept us alert and happy for our 4 hour private tour, with a car and driver. She tailored the tour to our interests and gave us so much information in a friendly, conversational style. It was absolutely the best way to get introduced to Budapest. I recommend Andrea to anyone who wants a professional,personable tour guide.
Ronald CarbisUnited States
Everyone should use tours by locals. Being with or guide Andrea was like visiting an old friend.
Becky DanielsAmsterdam, Netherlands
Andrea was very informative. she also adapted our tour accordingly on short notice. W really enjoyed her wealth of knowledge.
Marc BlakemanEmeryville, CA, United States
Andrea was amazing. I hired Andrea to take myself and my 69 year old parents on a tour of Budapest and she could not have been more knowledgeable and accommodating. My mother has mobility issues and Andrea made sure to pace things perfectly for her. It was a great tour!!!
Richard ParraLos Angeles, CA, United States
Words can really never do justice to a genuine human encounter. Andrea is a brilliant person but a much brighter soul. I will never forget Budapest because of this special woman of vigor and passion. We learned, we laughed, and we are better people for our meeting. I discovered that under that genius mind of her's is a soul that feels at ease with the impact of communism as well as the 13th century Persian mystic poet Rumi. I will always remember Andrea, she is Budapest at its best.
William ChaplinUnited States
Informative and interesting tour. Andrea is bright and knowledgeable. She took The time to explain not only the Jewish history in Budapest, but current events as well.
Thomas H L.Stavanger, Norway
Great tour. Great guide - who gave us such a nice background on the people and the city. One of our very favorite tours (out of dozens taken). Would recommend either any time.
Alan MorgensternUnited States
Andrea was full of both knowledge and life. She maximized the entire 8 hours. We really enjoyed getting to learn about her country and well as hearing about her anadonatal comments about how her heritage played from her own family's experience.
Irina BeylinUnited States
Andrea is a great proffesional with superb people skills. She tailors her tours to provide the most of this beautiful and history rich city. Budapest history, culture, archtecture become live and meaningful as you walk with Andrea. We had a perfect day exploring the city thanks to Andrea.
Fred RothUnited States
An absolutely wonderful experience. Andrea was very knowledgeable and informative. And a nice person to boot. This is a tour that shouldn't be missed. She is a gem!
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
We had a great day tour with Andrea (we changed it to a tour of Budapest and the nearby area). I would recommend this tour for a great orientation of Budapest. If you do this tour your first day in the city you can go back to the areas you want to see. Budapest is a beautiful city and 3-4 days would go quickly here.
Leslie PopkinUnited States
Andrea was prompt, personable, knowledgeable, open to as many questions as we had and helpful in providing us with information to help us with our remaining time in Budapest. We recommend highly
Scott Iekel-JohnsonUnited States
Andrea gave a very interesting and informative tour, with a good mix of history and current politics and events in Hungary. Her English was excellent and easy to understand. Our group all had a great time.
Caitlin RohdeUnited States
Andrea was a great tour guide. She accommodated our group when we ended up being an hour late for the tour, and even paid to use the restrooms before we had gotten out money! This is the perfect tour if you want to get a general overview of the whole city and are tired of doing full walking tours. This tour definitely made we want to visit Budapest again. Andrea and her driver were great! I would recommend them to friends.
Scott EckertUnited States
Andrea was fantastic. She is full of knowledge about Budapest and Hungary and all its history. She speaks excellent english and understands Americans well. I highly revommend Andrea!
Dana WinslowUnited States
Andrea took us to places we would never have found on our own, and she always added insightful comments that brought the location to life. Great experiences!
Dana WinslowUnited States
We particularly enjoyed the private house tour on the Buda side where we saw an example of a villa built by a wealthy entrepreneur with wonderful style and taste.
Dana WinslowUnited States
Always fascinating to learn about a foreign culture through the foods they eat, and Andrea has a wonderful sense of joy about Hungarian foods!
Dana WinslowUnited States
John ChaseUnited States
Andre gave a great tour,despite having a family emergency. She quickly adjusted and helped salvage the rest of the day. This tour seems expensive, but after doing it, having the separate driver gave us much more time to see the city rather than finding parking all day. Well worth it. She was knowledgeable and congenial and we had a great day.
Martha Rosas acostaMexico
Andrea was a great guide on my fastidio tour on Budapest, and show me the city and really had a great inductíon on the present life in Hungary. We had lunch in a great restaurant with the best strudel.
Mary VonWaldnerUnited States
Jack StoughtonUnited States
Outstanding. Andrea is very obviously proud of her country and her home town of "Pest-Buda" and demonstrates it as she weaves her stories as a young girl growing up here with the present. There were new adventures for us at every turn - and yet Andrea would be greeted by or greet friends everywhere. It really made you feel like you were part of this rich culture, at least for the day.
Jack StoughtonUnited States
Amazing tour, Andrea did not miss a beat, sharing the historical story of Budapest (Pest side) while weaving her own personal account into the story of her native country and city. Cannot wait to get back home to recommend her to others.
My friend for whom I made this booking was extremely impressed with Andrea and her service throughout the day in Budapest.
Earl YagerUnited States
Mark TeearsUnited States
If you're looking for someone that knows Budapest and specifically it's history Andrea is your gal! We had a whirlwind tour as we were only in town for the day and I felt as though we now have a Doctorate in the history of Hungary and Budapest in particular.
Andrea and her driver were friendly, courteous and on time. Andrea is a walking encyclopedia and historian. A fabulous morning. She made everything so interesting. The narrative did not stop for four hours. She knew the answer to every question thrown at her.
Randy KuzelUnited States
Andrea did a awesome job. She gave us insight into the lives of the Hungarian people, their cities, and political situations. We had 4 on our tour and all where very impressed, and we all confirmed at the end of our vacation, that Andrea by far was the best.
Veronika GelbUnited States
Daniel was knowledgable about the history, politics and architecture of this beautiful city. He is a fluent English speaker. Our transportation was comfortable. Daniel was personable and was able to relate to all in our group from the kids to our 79 year old mother. He arranged for us to have lunch in an excellent and reasonably priced restaurant. Overall a wonderful experience
Seth KaplowitzUnited States
Heather BoardmanUnited States
What a delight! Extremely knowledgeable and extremely flexible, Andrea made the most of our time in the beautiful city of Budapest! It was a magical day and one that will always be remembered. Andrea will be part of our family history forever. Can't wait to go back!
Harvey CohenUnited States
Andrea and her driver did a wonderful job. She was very thorough with the tour and went into wonderful details. She is a very pleasant woman who has an in depth knowledge and passion for Budapest. We were very pleased with all aspects of the tour. The driver was very professional and courteous. We would not hesitate to take another tour with Andrea.
Charles SchneiderUnited States
Andrea was wonderful. We did not know what to expect on this tour and she blew us a way with her knowledge, humor and true caring of her country and its relationship with the Jewish people. She provided both a history as well as a present day perspective. She is experienced as a guide and was able to engage adults as well as two teenage girls. She arrived in a beautiful brand new Mercedes van which was very comfortable. We have had many guides in our time in Europe. She was by far the best.
Drew BirdUnited States
Andrea was fantastic. This was the best part of our trip to Budapest. She is incredibly smart, insightful, interesting and really brought Budapest to life for us. I would recommend her tour to anyone.
Eliza GoodeUnited States
Andrea was a phenomenal tour guide who showed us all in just about 3 hours and then took us on a caving tour. She picked us up at our hotel with her great drivers, and customized the tour to our interests and time constraints. We loved that she talked the whole time because we learned so much about the history and lay out of the city! The information she shared was very interesting and really resonated with us. She dropped off us at one of her favorite restaurants at the end of the tour which was lovely.
Alan WeinstockUnited States
We had the pleasure of having Andrea as our guide for an all day tour of Budapest. It was one of the best tours we have been on. Andrea covered Budapest with us from the hills of Buda to the flat plain of Pest. Her English is excellent, and her fund of knowledge extraordinary. She has a passion for her work and is able to clearly impart a complicated history to you in an understandable fashion. You couldn't pick a better guide to see the most beautiful city of Budapest.
Alan WeinstockUnited States
We had the pleasure of having Andrea for our guide for our Jewish Heritage tour. She was absolutely terrific. She has a passion for what she does, excellent English and a extraordinary fund of knowledge which she clearly imparts to you. You could not pick a better guide for this tour.
Andrea is a lady who knows her city and her country and their history and is able to convey this information clearly in a way that holds your interest and makes you want to know more...and guess what..she can answer any questions asked of her. We got insights into current affairs and the impact of historical events on a resilient country. There is nowhere in the city that we did not see or visit. I cannot imagine a more effective way to see and learn about such a beautiful city than this tour with Andrea
Margaret MillerUnited States
Andrea knows so much history and is able to explain it all. We toured all the major sites and covered slot of ground in 7 hours. The car was immaculate and very comfortable for 4 guests. I would highly recommend Andrea! She was fantastic !!
Karla D.Asheville, NC, United States
What a way to start a great adventure! Thanks, Andrea, for sharing your wit and wisdom with us. Your patient explanations and examples brought a complicated history into much better focus. But, of course, the tour wasn't just history, you shared your thoughts about life in modern Budapest, let us experience some of the unique cafe culture and so much more. Mazel tov on your daughter's wedding! Would love to see the pics!
Barbara MorrisUnited States
Andrea is very knowledgeable and we saw quite a bit with her in the Jewish quarter and much of the city. In a short time we covered alot of ground and learned quite a bit. She has an extensive knowledge of Hungary, past and present and her love for the culture and the country are quite evident. Her Jewish heritage and her deep links to the Budapest Jewish community are a plus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, It was a pleasure introducing our rich and colorful Jewish heritage to you. I hope I was able to add a little extra to your visit to Budapest and took good memories from Hungary. Thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Andrea
Barbara MorrisUnited States
Andrea is very knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic. She is passionate about Hungary, but also wants visitors to have a clear understanding of the history as well as current political climate. The tour of The Terror House was a huge highlight. Very sobering, and without her we wouldn't have really understood what was going on. The visit to the Memento Park was well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for thanking the tour with me on that very windy and clod day to the Memento Park and to the House of Terror. After this communist tour we can appreciate our freedom. Thank you for your feedback. Best regards, Andrea
Jeff BogdanUnited States
Fun tour especially if you have kids who want to try new foods, highly recommend.
Jeff BogdanUnited States
Andrea, thank you so much for the tour and all of the information. The kids really enjoyed the foods. Thanks again and congrats to Panka and your family on the upcoming wedding. Jeff
Melissa ShawUnited States
Andrea and her driver Zoltan were extremely professional. We had a lovely day in the countryside filled with history, amazing scenery, a traditional hungarian meal, and time for shopping. Andrea was flexible and adjusted our tour to meet the interests of our three children. She even stopped at a bobsled park so they could give it a try. Highly recommend!
Jay YoungermanUnited States
The wine was great, the town quaint and untouched after centuries. The visit was very interesting and lunch was great. Andrea gave a very thorough and complete overview of this small but interesting village
Jay YoungermanUnited States
Taking a tour with someone who is truly interested and involved and who lived through the history gives one an understanding of your surroundings that is truly unique. Andrea is emotionally involved, seems to know everyone and shares her opinions as well as the public political opinions of those in power. It was a very full and interesting day.
Andrea JonesHenderson, NV, United States
Andrea was fantastic,she is a walking history book, we saw so much, I learned so much and we had a fun and great day. I highly recommend Andrea for anyone who wants to know and see Budapest in a short period of time Thanks so much ANDREA
Peg GantUnited States
My sister and I decided to forego the traditional Texas Thanksgiving hooplah and travel to a place we've never been - we picked Budapest and are more than pleased with the choice. We only had three days to see the sights and opted to go with Tours by Locals. Our choice was Andrea Because of her great tour choice. We hit a gold mine! Andrea filled our four hours with history, beauty, humor, and political and social insights. She loves her country but is candid about past missteps and bad judgments.Loved it
Janette SullivanUnited States
We toured amazing Budapest with Andrea and her driver Joseph yesterday, and we couldn't be happier. Andrea is absolutely the best! First, we were chauffered in a comfortable -passenger Mercedes. She shared her deep knowldge of her country's history and presented it clearly and with humor when appropriate. She showed us both Buda and Pest as we traversed the main bridges of the cities. We weren't limited to bygone days but she showed us popular culture. We saw monuments but also a fun pub. Terrific!
Milton TeskeUnited States
She was superb, very knowledgeable, great personality, nice ride!
David JohnstonUnited States
Maurice DruzinUnited States
Dorothy (Dottie) StoneUnited States
The Danube Bend is a beautiful day trip, and Andrea's background and knowledge made it especially interesting. She shared stories of her family and childhood which really added to our understanding of the region and its history. She was good about selecting destinations that would interest us, and route/walks that we could easily handle....very considerate.
Mark DirectorUnited States
In a word, Andrea was "excellent". We could not have asked for a better guide to provide our Secret Treasures of Budapest tour. Andrea was both very personable and very knowledgeable, and took us to both the major sites and many smaller although still interesting and important sites. She also provided details about the buildings and life throughout the period. Excellent experience; highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for your beautiful comment. You made my day!!! This is exactly why we all love meeting our guests from all over the world and showing you around in our cities, homes and sharing our history, culture and personal stories with you. Mark, Resa, Susan, Susan I truly enjoy spending the Saturday morning with you. Any time when you are back to Budapest please look me up and then we can continue with our walks. Thank you again. Warm regards, Andrea
Kevin TownsendUnited States
Our guide Andrea was knowledgeable, engaging and very friendly. A definite high light of our trip.
Dave DrohanUnited States
Wonderful tour with Andrea. She was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. We would highly recommend Andrea to other tourists.
Hilary IsakowUnited States
Andrea was knowledgeable, interesting and we really enjoyed our time with her. She shared some personal stories that made it more special and gave us a better understanding of the country. Would highly recommend her.
Barry HoffmanUnited Kingdom
I booked a tour with Andrea very last minute (48 hours before) on the internet and wasn't sure what to expect. I needn't have worried - it was excellent. Andrea was friendly, informative and a short email exchange beforehand meant she covered my particular interests (photography) by showing me the real Budapest. She met me punctually at 9am at my hotel and from there we walked for 4 hours exploring Budapest - the familiar and the not so familiar. It was a brilliant tour and the highlight of my week.
Catherine TarantoUnited States
Our tour with Andrea was fantastic and gave us a great appreciation for the city. We loved that Andrea had us use mass transportation—it was the fastest way around and really helped us understand the city. Andrea's pride in Budapest came through and made the tour that much more special. I would recommend her and Tours By Local to anyone.
Wendy SegallUnited States
Andrea was beyond perfect for us and our tour. We had requested MANY different things and She was beyond accomodating... We loved the day with Andrea and would recommend to anyone who asked. She is smart, fun, speaks perfect English and gave us a very memorable tour...thank you Andrea!!!!
Paul WalkUnited States
Andrea was amazing. We had her for 2 days and were thoroughly engrossed the entire time. Total knowledge of all that we were interested in and adding touches all the time. Highly recommend using her. Paul Walk
Peter SohierUnited States
Mark LeviUnited States
Very informative and when beyond agreed time to finish tour. Left feeling much more knowledgeable than before about the Jewish area of Budapest
Mark LeviUnited States
Got a call at last minute that another associate would give tour. Panka gave us a great tour and was very good. Got plenty of information.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute - in this case Panka, the guide's daughter, and another ToursByLocals guide.
Pat MillerBluffton, SC, United States
Andrea was very prompt and knowledgeable; however, we felt she was overpriced for the time she spent with us. The first day was a half day walking tour, but we only saw the Parliament Building, Liberty Square, and the Great Market Hall. The second day we were to see other sights in Budapest by car & driver. The highlight was the small Jewish market near the Synagogue. We drove to the country to see the summer palace of Franz Joseph. Spent most of our time at lunch. She dropped us off at the Opera.
Danielle de BruijnNetherlands
We were on a business trip and had a private tour with Andrea. Everything was perfectly arranged! She knows a lot about the city and its history and she will tell you everything about it. She knows the nice hotspots of the town. Everyone liked the tour, it was just perfect!!
Patricia SykesUnited Kingdom
This was an excellent tour covering a wide variety of places and spectacular scenery, making it great value for money. Andrea's in-depth knowledge and humour made the day unforgettable. The car was exceptional and made travelling throughout the day an absolute pleasure. The itinerary was very flexible, with no time constraints on how long we had to stay in one place. I would thoroughly suggest this tour to anybody who has a day to spare and I would most certainly recommend Andrea as a guide.
Patricia SykesUnited Kingdom
This is great little half a day overview of Budapest. Andrea's knowledge was outstanding and her personality made everything come alive. This is a brilliant tour to take, if time is limited and you would like to see all the major sights. The transport was exceptional, with a very courteous driver. All the places Andrea recommended e.g. to eat and sights to see not covered on the tour, were spot on. We would thoroughly suggest Andrea as a guide to anyone who would like to see Budapest.
Ed KoplosUnited States
Wow! We learned so much and she was so engaging. We had just travelled 20 hours, had 30 minutes before she arrived to get ready. She kept us awake and showed us much more than we expected. Could not have asked for a better introduction to Budapest.
Trudy TeyesUnited States
Our tour of Budapest became more interesting and informative through the eyes of our tour guide Andrea G. She is very knowledgeable with the history of Budapest and impart those information to us very well. We appreciate her time and patience with us.
Chris MeiklejohnUnited Kingdom
Andrea was very knowledgeable. Our 4 hour tour was delivered in perfect english and full of interesting facts and stories. we would not hesitate to recommend her. we will visit again and Andrea will be our guide.
Andrea was a great guide. She was knowledgeable and explained about the history of the sites and what life was like today. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Jean Luc M.French Guiana
In some countries you're invited to spend the night at the indigeneous's but when you have explanations & testimony from the inside living native, you're on a step higher! Enriching, a panel of focuses, we realy found the tour useful & interesting during a short stay.
Jerome SchacterUnited States
Andrea was a wonderful guide. A friend of ours reccomended her, and we were very happy.
Alvin SchoenbergerUnited States
Andrea was excellent. She gave us a great introductory tour as we had just arrived. She was able to give us an objective interpretation of the Hungarian view of history, politics and culture but mixed in with her own opinions and often accompanied by a keen sense of humor. Our group of 4 all give her our highest ratings.
Jeanne SheltonUnited States
She was great and so thorough. Andrea picked us at the ship and did a fabulous job of finishing our Budapest experience. We tried to get tickets to the parliament and when she met us she had already anticipated our wants and had tickets for all of us. I would highly recommend her and her van driver.
Andrea was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, very easy to understand, and a really nice person! She made the tour interesting for us and in spite of the downpour when we started our day, she was able to make the day a really good experience for us. I highly recommend doing a tour with Andrea!!
Judy DeutschUnited States
We engaged Andrea for a tour highlighting jewish sites and history, as well as other significant Budapest sights. She was extremely knowledgeable on all history surrounding Budapest as well as Hungary as a whole. We covered a lot of ground in our one day tour and enjoyed her company as well as her stories about Budapest and life here. We would highly recommend her to any group that would like to hear about Budapest history, see significant Jewish sights and hear some anecdotal stories as well. Thank you!
Andrea was very helpful in explaining the varied history of Budapest and how it got to its present culture.
Andrea really knows her city and her English is superb. She really helped us get a great overview of Budapest. She showed us some really interesting obscure locations as well as the popular highlights.
Stephen SolotUnited States
This was the best tour I've ever taken. Andrea, was WONDERFUL!!!. My wife and I came away with a tremendous knowledge about the Jewish community and Budapest in General that we never knew before.
Debra SpencePrairie Village, KS, United States
We enjoyed Andrea's insights of Budapest and the long jewish history of the region. With Tours by Locals, it's like you make a new friend who helps you experience a part of Europe you never learned about in school.
Simon BeckerUnited States
Wonderful experience Andrea was great with her knowledge and we really enjoyed the interaction with her.
Byron ThompsonUnited States
A delightful 2days was spent with Andrea. Her choices of locations and places was spot on. Her knowledge of history and present was very informative and interesting. Would not hesitate to recommend her her to anyone!!!!!
Meir KehilaUnited States
Andrea was fantastic. Very knowledgable and spoke great English. We learned so much from her about the Jewish history in Hungary. I would definitely recommend her toy friends!!! The highest rating 5 stars! Meir & Norine K.
John DayUnited States
Andrea was very knowledgable and let us direct her to some of the places of interest. Excellent review of the old Jewish quarter but also a trip over to the Buda side. Also, she provided us lots of ideas for our own tours and information about various places. Budapest was excellent!.
James CrossUnited States
Great way to see the city in only an afternoon. Saw more than we expected. Great guide and very good English. Inside the parliament is a must see. It was really amazing !!
Bonni BaronUnited States
Andrea was fantastic ! She is very easy going, extremely knowledgable and personable. We would highly recommend her for any tour you'd like to take in Budapest!
Joseph KernerUnited States
Juditt was our tour guide for Budapest, and she is excellent. She is very knowledgeable about Budapest, very interesting, and packed a terrific tour in 4 hours. We had a great sense of the city after her tour. Juditt is very friendly and communicative. This tour was well worth the price.
Larry GrunfeldUnited States
Andrea spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable about the history of the region. We customized a tour to visit my parent's hometown. Our driver was excellent. Andrea called ahead to get special access to some closed sites. The trip was very meaningful thanks to Andrea's efforts.
Terri KookUnited States
Great tour! Our group of 4 adults spent the afternoon on the Jewish Heritage walking tour with Andrea. She is very knowledgeable(she is like a walking and talking Hungarian history book)and gave so much interesting background information. She answered our questions and listened to our comments which she used as a guide of what to show us and talk about. She is very friendly and her English is great. Would recommend Andrea as a tour guide!
Sheryl S.United States
Andrea was so informative about the past history and more recent history of Hungary. The walking pace was good and I was amazed at how much ground we covered in our time together. She continually pointed out architectural details we would not have noticed on our own and was excellent at linking these details to their significance in Hungarian history. Andrea also gave us tips on navigating Budapest on our own enabling us to explore the city safely and with a solid background of the city and people.
Thomas KreilickUnited States
A very good/nice driving and walking tour with focus mostly on Buda and the Government area. Informed and knowledgeable with the area/government.
Marsha WheelerUnited States
We enjoyed a very interesting and informative morning touring the Jewish sector of Budapest with Andrea on June 18, 2014, after we completed a river cruise on the Danube. She was easy to understand, very thorough, and it gave us a good understanding of Jewish heritage in Budapest; the history and the present day situation. We recommend this tour. Thank you, Marsha and Jonathan Wheeler
Jules BlackmanUnited States
The two days spent with Andrea gave us an excellent detailed introduction to the sights and history of Budapest and Szentendre and could not have been more interesting nor informative. We had a wonderful time touring with her as our guide and learned so much about the wonderful city of Budapest.
Nancy S.United States
Excellent!! Andrea is extremely knowledgable, articulate, personable, organized, thoughtful. Our four hours with her were truly informative and a real pleasure. I recommend her most highly.
Joan SchwartzUnited States
Great tour!!! Andrea was very knowledgable and was people friendly. Managed the time well. Great driver and a comfortable van. Well worth the cost.
Carol FlesherUnited States
Andrea was fantastic! We went on a half-day "hidden treasures of Budapest" tour that she customized for our interests and a full-day tour to Szentendre and the outdoor museum Skansen. She was incredibly knowledgeable and went out of her way to make our experience memorable. Her tours included a driver and lovely car as well. We highly recommend her!
Jeremy F.United States
Our tour with Andrea was PHENOMENAL! We were beyond impressed with what Andrea was able to show us and teach us in 8 hours. Her knowledge of Jewish life in Budapest went much beyond the main Jewish sites. She was an expert on how Judaism helped to shape Budapest's culture, people, and everyday life. Additionally, we saw many sites and areas that would have been difficult to see/know about without her guidance. I would not let any friends or family travel to Budapest without booking a tour with Andrea!
5 Stars for Andrea and the above fine tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment and rate on my tour. Warm regards, Andrea
Charles GardnerRochester, NY, United States
All six were happy with Andrea's knowledge. Although her comments about local government policies were interesting, I felt she spent too much time on some of her personal problems with them - not that they weren't of interest - just too long. The main problem was with the start time. In spite of several emails verifying our pick up time of 9:30 she did not arrive until 10:00AM
Carol BruggerUnited States
A wonderful day with a very knowledgeable and energetic guide! Andrea and the very courteous driver did a great job of customizing the itinerary and the pace to suit me and my interests. We covered a lot, but it still felt like we were taking the time for me to really explore and learn about the places we visited. A truly memorable experience and a fabulous way to explore a new place in pleasant company.
Michelle BrowningUnited States
Andrea was fantastic! She really knew the city and the culture. Andrea gave us amazing recommendations and tried to customize the tour as much as possible to what we wanted to see and our schedule. She has children, so she was aware of what young adults would like and places that are popular. Even with the rain, she was absolutly fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle, I hope you are doing great. It is already becoming spring here that we really appreciate. Thank you for taking your time sending your comment on our tour. Although it turned to be a rainy day we could cover a lot of Budapest. I am glad to add a little extra to your stay here. Thank you again. I am looking forward to seeing you again on an other occasion. Warm regards, Andrea
Marina DavidovichUnited States
Very informative,personal, and emotional tour, thanks a lot!
Lisa Gleim-JonasUnited States
Andrea was superb! We enjoyed her knowledge of the city and kindness to our 8year old. Budapest would not have been as beautiful had we not had Andrea's knowledge to guide us.
Tobie AbzugUnited States
Andrea was fabulous. She spent extra time with us than was supposed to be. She took us to the extra places than were preplanned. Her explanations were more than I expected. Her english is perfect. I wish I could have spent at least another day or two with her but time did not permit. I will definitely recommend her to anyone interested in touring in budapest.
We had a great tour with a very knowledgable tour guide. We thank her for her time. I'm sorry we didn't have the same experience in Prague. I would recommend her and your company highly. A memorable experience. Ralph Gurevitch
John F.United States
Thanks to Andrea's in-depth knowledge of Budapest, we were able to tour the magnificent Parliament building. Because of the extensive construction under way around the building, it would have been very difficult if we had tried it on our own. She also showed us a number of interesting places off the tourist track and was very knowledgeable about all of them. Highly recommended.
Linda ButtwinickPacific Palisades, CA, United States
Lovely person. Excellent tour. Thank you
Monica M.United States
This tour with Andrea is perfect for anyone with a limited time to explore the Budapest area. We would have never found this wine cellar on our own and Andrea has a thorough knowledge of the sites and history of Budapest.
Joanne Del GiganteUnited States
Andrea was an excellent guide. The Danube Bend & Szentendre with Andrea was a great experience. Her knowledge of the area and Hungarian culture along with her lovely personality afforded us a wonderful day in the Hungarian countryside. We highly recommend Andrea and the Danube Bend & Szentendre Tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanne, Thank you for taking your time and writing your about the Danube Bend Tour that we took together at the other day. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with your family. I had such a great time with you and a laughed a lot. Enjoy the delicious wines back at home and think of your visit to Hungary! Warm regards, Andrea
Robert HillUnited States
The best. Very accomodating. Asked if we could bring another couple with us. No problem. Asked if we could make time to tour Parliment. Made calls, reserved us tickets and made that happen. Easy to understand and has a world of knowledge which she eagerly shares. This was easily our best tour and tour guide.
Paulette KochUnited States
Andrea did an amazing job of giving us great insights into Budapest's history and current daily living. We enjoyed her affable yet professional way and highly recommend her to others looking for a wonderful experience.
Harry SchwarzUnited States
Andrea did an excellent job and showed us Budapest that was both informative and enjoyable. We would highly recommend her.
Frank HamiltonUnited States
Well informed. Spoke very good English. Very personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hamilton's party, Thank you for sending your feedback on our morning tour yesterday. I hope you still enjoy your time in Budapest with your ship company. Warm regards, Andrea
Robert GorenUnited States
Andrea is very knowledgeable about the Jewish history and current situation in Hungary, eager to share this understanding and engage with you, adapt the tour to your preferences, perfectly fluent in English, and a real pleasure to spend several hours with. Perfect tour with excellent guide. We learned and saw far more with her in 3 hours than we could ever have done on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Goren family, Thank you for taking your time and looking back on you visit in Budapest. I really enjoyed touring with you, it was a very moving experience for me as you shared your family's history with me. Thank you again. Warm regards, Andrea
Theodore SeitlesUnited States
Friendly, professional and knowledgable. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Theodore, Thank you very much for sending your feedback on our Jewish walking tour. Please say hello to your wife for me and your beautiful family. SHALOM! Andrea
Michael ManheimerUnited States
She was a special lady. Accommodated our needs in the heat. Gave us the information we needed. Made us feel at home in this beautiful city. Highly recommend her. This was our first time using tours by locals. We will use again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: A big hello to the Maheimers, I hope this finds you well. Budapest is still boiling, actually it has been the way ever since you visited here. In spite of the heat I hope you took good memories from our beloved city, Budapest. Warm regards, Andrea
Phyllis FeinblumUnited States
Andrea is a bright,knowledgeable, warm and friendly tour guide. She included a lot of Hungarian history, in addition to information regarding the tour sites. She made the tour very enjoyable. The pace was lively, but not taxing. I heartily recommend her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Phyllis, I hope you had some time to relax and see other sights in Budapest during your busy days here. I wish I was able to add a little extra to your visit to our Capital. Thank you again for taking the Jewish Heritage tour with me. Warm regards, Andrea
Don FeinsteinUnited States
Another 5! Andrea was terrific in all aspects of guiding-----an interesting person with a great knowledge oh history and good recommendations for our spare time. Her English was excellent. She brought the Jewish Quarter to life for us. Thanks, Andrea. Jackie&Don Feinstein Pasadena, CA
James ThompsonUnited States
Andrea was an outstanding guide. She gave us great insight into the areas outside of Budapest and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Szentendre (St. Andrews) which was fantastic.
Ellen GloodUnited States
Very nice lady. Fuan and knowledgeable. Thanks Andrea!
Tish CreechUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Andrea today as she showed us the many beautiful sights of Buda and Pest along with great historical information. She is very professional, yet very personal as well. We were able to see and learn so much and the pace of the tour was great. Thank you to Joseph for driving us and to Andrea for a very memorable day!
Saunders McDonaldUnited States
Andrea was great at tailoring our tour based on what we had not yet seen in Budapest - we were there for 2 days before taking her tour. Super use of our time! She also used a driver, which allowed us to get out at one location and be picked up at another. Highly recommend her to anyone wanting to really understand what they are seeing in Budapest! Very friendly and accomodating!
A marvelous experience! What a delightful, knowledgeable person! Highly recommend her tour
Rebecca LeibowitzUnited States
Andrea is a wealth of knowledge and an excellent guide! We learned so much and got the opportunity to appreciate Budapest on a much deeper level than we expected. Andrea took us not only to the Jewish sites, but also taught us about broader Budapest history and relations with the USA. We got much more than expected, and she was flexible with our changing needs (we kept changing the number of people and had some walking issues, but she adjusted the tour to meet our needs). I highly reccommend Andrea!
Vicki BeanUnited States
Loved the tour and Andrea was wonderul
Vicki BeanUnited States
David TysonBolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
Andrea was the perfect guide- knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We deviated significantly from the standard tour and that caused her no problems at all. She turned a good stay in Budapest into a great one
Bill DeyoUnited States
Andrea was great! A native of Hungary who was both knowledgeable and passionate about her country. She provided an intelligent and candid view of Budapest's and Hungary's past and was able to put it all into context with todays'events/politics. Your time with Andrea will be well spent and you will come away with a better understanding of Budapest and it's troubled past.
Patricia DorseyUnited States
Andrea truly added to our understanding of Budapest, including but beyond Jewish history. She organized the tour so that we had a broad view then gradually showed us the smaller pieces. We were very pleased with the service, and the kindness shown by Andrea and our driver, Joseph.
Karen KormanUnited States
Andrea went above and beyond the tour description. She was a wealth of knowledge and we only wish we had more time to spend with her. She brought the history and the current time in Budapest together in an intelligible and captivating way. We would highly recommend that anyone interested in the Jewish Heritage, or just in Budapest itself, book with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you for your kind comments and feed back. I need your help. Please confirm your departure time to the railway station today. Thank you and regards, Andrea
Natalie WeinbergUnited States
This was literally the best thing I have done while in europe the past 3 months. The guide was amazing. Setting up the tour could not have been easier. the guide was extremely accomodating in working with my group and answered all my emails instantly. the tip through budapest along the way was beautiful. the caves were crazy and my group had the best time. everyone said it was the best thing they had done hwile studying abroad. highly highly recommend it!!!!!!!
We have never encountered with a guide that is so passionate about her country and her work. Andrea as a guide and as a person was something out of this world. She really took care of us and enjoyed her company as well. Congratulation to Tours by Locals to have a tour guide like Andrea. Keep the good work. Dorothy and Rafael Sing
The tours handled by Andrea were excellent. We "loved" her the minute we met her at the airport. Her knowledge of Hungary was amazing. In such a short time we learned so much and her passion for her country is incredible. We enjoyed very much lunch at her mothers house. The typical food of Hungary was superb and they made us really feel at home. We highly recommend Andrea and if we return to Hungary in the near future, for sure we would contact her again. Dr. and Mrs. Eugenio Lowe
Maggie FisherUnited States
Andrea was a good guide. Over the course of 2 days, she showed us many wonderful things about Budapest; many things that weren't listed in our guidebook. I messed up on our meeting location, but Andrea immediately adjusted our schedule in order to accommodate the change. We would definitely use Andrea on another tour.
Roberta SchwartzUnited States
Andrea was wonderful! This was my first trip to Hungary with family and friends and I wanted to see where my late father, a holocaust survivor, lived. She found where he lived, the synagogue near his home, and the schools he attended. It was indescribable, seeing that part of his life. She also showed our group around Budapest for the entire day and really made the city come alive for all of us. Her intimate knowledge of the history of the neighborhoods, the people and each location we visited was great
Michael JarvisUnited States
Andrea was fantastic! She was very friendly and provided a very personal touch to the tour. Through her connections, she was able to provide a seamless experience and assist in bypassing long lines at popular sights. She is a gem.
John DavisUnited States
This tour was a delight. Panko was filling in for an other tour guide and she did a great job on showing my family Budapest in a short time. We came over from Vienna for the day and she met us at the train with a smile. Both her and her driver were great with my elderly mother and really were able to cut down on the amount of walking for her yet still see many sites. She has also had a great knowledge of the history of the sites and city. Her English is very good.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: It is ToursByLocals policy that in the unusual case where the guide actually giving the tour cannot be the person shown on our website, the customer is told before booking and agrees to the change.
Er Luen LimSingapore
Gives interesting and humorous commentary. Knowledgeable and answers questions candidly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Er Luen Lim and family, I thank for taking the tour around in Budapest with me at the other day. I loved the company of the youngest, little member of your company. I wish I was able to give you a small sample of the spirit of our city and culture. I also hope you had a great experience at the dance event in spite of the weather conditions on Thursday night. In was nice meeting you all. I wish you all the best. Warm regards, Andrea Magyar
Robert FranklinUnited States
Very knowledgeable and great personality. Enjoyed the tour
Edward PollockUnited States
Andrea is the best guide with whom we have ever traveled. She went way beyond expectations, tirelessly helping us see as much of Budapest as we could in the one day that we had available; she was great. We visited significant sites in the city, but we also saw the subtle and "hidden" places that we would never have seen without her. She conveys her encyclopedic knowledge of the city as only someone whose family has lived there for generations. Being with her was fun as well as educational.
Candace GroudineUnited States
The Budapest Jewish Heritage tour given by Andrea was one of THE best tours I have taken in nearly 20 years of international travel. Andrea is the consummate professional, extremely knowledgeable and astute, an excellent communicator, sensitive to the interests of her clients, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She is one of THE most interesting and delightful tour guides I have had the pleasure of meeting. She greatly enriched our visit to Budapest.
David R.Purchase, NY, United States
David R.Purchase, NY, United States
Christopher TurneyUnited States
It was a great tour. We highly recommend having Andrea as your guide if you are in Budapest!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Christopher, Thank you for your complimentary words. Enjoy your next few weeks in Europe! Cheers, Andrea
David RobsonUnited Kingdom
We had a tour of Budapest with Andrea and it was superb in all respects. Andrea made the tour so very special for all six of us in the party. She made it all so very interesting with so much background and history and all delivered with her excellent English and lovely humour. The four course lunch at her mothers apartment was a real treat and most enjoyable and she is a lovely lady too. The tour was the high spot of our visit and we all hope to return again one day to your lovely city.
William GewinUnited States
Andrea was excellent. She met us at our hotel on time. The driver was very pleasant and the car was very comfortable. We were in Budapest 2 days before a river cruise and she was able show us the highlights of her city and include many things that were not included in the offered city cruise tour. On the first day of the cruise we opted for a tour of the Parliament and to our delight Andrea was our tour guide. She was wonderful on that tour also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you for your kind and complimentary words. I also enjoy touring with you and your wife. It's a small world after all. We had the double pleasure for the Parliament tour as well. I hope to see you again in Budapest in the future. Kind regards, Andrea
Nancy AndersonUnited States
There were 5 of us for a 4 hour tour of Budapest. Andrea was fantastic - not only did she teach us so much about the city and it's history, she was fun to be around! We appreciated her willingness to show us things that our riverboat company did not, such as inside the Parliament Building. And the extra touch of stopping at the chocolate factory was special. Thanks, Andrea, for a great introduction to your city, and for giving us such good memories of Budapest.
Nigel SquibbUnited Kingdom
Andrea was extremely knowledgeable and friendly - a great guide.
Andrea gave our family of 6 a van/walking tour thru Budapest. It was excellent. Andrea gave us information for all age groups stopping at monuments, markets, castle area etc. She even recommended a cave tour in the hills the next day which was very fun for the kids. Very informative and well worth the time. It allowed us to go back to places and explore after our tour. Her restaurant suggestions were also appropriate.
Paul HowardUnited Kingdom
Our walking tour was everything we expected and more. Andrea was knowledgeable, informative and charming. She gave us sufficient information without overloading us. The length of the tour (about 4 hrs) was just about right. I have already given her details to my sister who's visiting Budapest in September and would happily recommend Andrea to anyone else. Regards Paul S Howard
Harold SteigerwaltUnited States
Andrea is an outstanding tour guide. Highly knowledgeable in every area of the tours. All 8 of my associates commented that her tour was the highlight and best of all tours on the Prague-Danube-Budapest trip. Great knowledge, great personality, great tour management. It would be difficult to ask for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harold and your associates, You just got back home from you trip and you already find the time to send your comment. Such a complement! Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot to me. I really enjoyed showing Budapest to your very international group and our quiet day at the equestrian park. Thank you again for booking your tours with me. Please say hello to everybody for me especially to your lovely wife. 'Happy gardening and don't kill the plants!' Warmest regards, Andrea
Jorja FeldmanUnited States
We found Andrea's tour very informative and enjoyable. She is both professional and easy to spend the afternoon with. She also was flexible when my husband wanted to take time to stop for a pastry and coffee. We would definitely recommend her.
Ronald ParkerUnited States
Andrea was absolutely wonderful. She was very knowledgeable of the Jewish quarter and a very pleasant individual. If my wife and I come back to Budapest we would surely use her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear RIP, It is nice to hear from you especially having your comment on your tour with me in the Jewish quarter in Budapest.I enjoyed having a refreshing conversation with you meanwhile tasting the delicious gefilte fish. I hope you had a pleasant cruise on the River Danube and you are ready to plan your next visit to Hungary. When ever you come back I would be happy to continue touring with you. Kind regards, Andrea
Julie ChristopherUnited States
Andrea is perhaps the best guide we've ever had. We had a great day with her Andrea is extremely knowledgeable and shares that knowledge in an understandable way. We felt Andrea went the extra mile for us. The next day we had a lovely picture she had taken of us waiting at our hotel front deck. She made the city and it's history come alive. Julie
Neil HollowayUnited Kingdom
Andrea is amazing. Cheeful, helpful, flexible. Budapest is a wonderful city but Andrea's guiding made this a very special visit. There were four of us on the tour and she was able to cope with all our needs, including that one of our party has limited walking abaility. We shall cerainly be looking for her on our next visit in January.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil, Thank you so much for taking your time and writhing a nice comment about your tour to Budapest. I take it as a complement for Budapest, my home and for myself as well. I am looking forward to meeting you in the future again. Kind regards to all of you, Andrea
Linda WestallUnited Kingdom
Wonderful tour with Andrea last year. We really enjoyed our time in Budapest and having Andrea alongside to explain her countrys culture, history and architecture made all the difference. She is warm and pleasant company and we would highly recommend her. Even our 11 year old daughter was kept entertained throughout the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, I hope this note finds you and your family in the best of health. It's been a year this week you visited Budapest with your family. I really appreciate your comment on our walking tour. You were my very first guests through ToursByLocals so I would never forget meeting you and of course your lovely daughter. I wish you had great travel plans for this summer. When ever you plan a visit to Hungary again I would be happy to show you more of our country. Have a great summer! Warm regards, Andrea