Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Budapest Hungary by Tour Guide Andrea (Guide #1071)


David Steinberg

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Pleasant and well informed. On time and sensitive to our schedule. Great resource and guide.

Fabien Serreau

France
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Andrea has been a great guide. She was accompagnied by a driver so that she was fully dedicated to us. We saw and learned more in a four hours tour than exploring the city by ourselves during a whole WE. Definitely worth the money.

Joani L.

United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour by MINIBUS and driver, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

Andrea was so knowledgeable! I had a group of 15 people and we did a minibus Jewish Heritage tour of Budapest. Andrea always had a a smile on her face and she was a treasure trove of information. I needed a vehicle because a few people in my group had walking issues and Andrea arranged for it. It made all the difference. This was my first experience with Tours by Locals and I couldn't have been more pleased. 5 stars for sure!

Karen Herbst

United States
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Tour: #8676, The Hidden Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

This was an outstanding tour, 5* plus, I would give more stars if I could. Not only was Andrea G totally knowledgeable, she was so entertaining, funny and charming. We knew immediately this would be a great tour and it was, she was also vert skilled in managing a group of women. She also introduced us to our driver, who was very nice. Again, a top notch experience

Brian Barkman

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre Private Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 6/18

This was day 2 with Andrea and she did not disappoint with this country tour. We again widely broadened our understanding of this region and its deep roots. The country town lunch spot was simply excellent, followed by wandering the streets of this unique and interesting almost "Mediterranean" themed town. She was never rushed and was so thorough and accommodating. Her driver and car were so comfortable. She should be at the top of your list. You will always enjoy a day with Andrea.

Brian Barkman

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

Andrea is so knowledgeable and has such personal history of Budapest that she will amaze you. Even her last name is translated to "Hungary". It adds so much to the depth of a tour when someone can relate real family history with all of the deep history that exists here. She also kept the day moving and covered more than we even expected. And then she went above and beyond by arranging a evening dinner cruise on the Danube with some people we were meeting later. We highly recommend her service.

Mitchell Sturman

Staten Island, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour by CAR/VAN and driver, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 24/18

We had the pleasure of taking the motorized tour of Jewish Budapest with Andrea. Andrea began with an in-depth explanation of our Hilton Hotel, Castle District and the local area. From the outset, you could tell that she has a genuine passion for Budapest and can skillfully convey the information in a clear and concise manner. On a personal level we shared some historical documents of Hungarian roots and Andrea was kind enough to interpret the documents with expertise. Great tour, Tours by Locals, a must!

Steve Schmuger

Miami Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #15346, The Secret Treasures of Budapest Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Spending time with Andrea was a treat. She went to university in the US and speaks English perfectly. Extensive knowledge of Hungarian history and the Jews of Budapest was expertly communicated in plain language with enthusiasm. We had a fascinating conversation about Hungary. She provided valuable insight into life during the Stalinist regime and the current political situation. Her information was based on first hand experience as well as thoughtful and accurate appreciation of recent history. THE BEST

Justin Kaskel

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

Fantastic tour. Andrea combines her vast knowledge of the city with a great sense of humor to make a memorable time. Highly recommended.

Sharlene Blau

Czech Republic
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Andrea was an incredible guide. The depth of her knowledge about Budapest and the Jewish community was impressive. She was engaging and very easy to be engaged with. Our many thanks to her for making our visit one to remember for a very long time.

Michael Solomon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

Andrea was an excellent tour guide. So informative about the history of the Jews of Hungary. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to understand the history of the Jewish community in Budapest.

Illana Wolff

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

Could have not asked for a better tour guide. Tour was most informative, guide very pleasant, full of knowledge and more than willing to accommodate our personal needs. Thoroughly enjoyed her tour of Budapest, especially the Jewish quarter, and would be happy to recommend her to anyone travelling in that area.

Michelle Klein

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Klein Family, Thank you for your kind feedback. Warm regards, Andrea

Suzy Meek

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 27/18

Absolutely amazing tour with Andrea! She had a great sense of humor, was engaging, extremely knowledgeable, and offered a personal perspective which kept our interest peaked throughout the entire tour! We will return and try to book even more time with her on our next trip! She has our highest recommendation!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzy, Thank you for your fantastic feedback. I throughly enjoyed touring with you and the girls. I loved your questions and special interest for Budapest. I hope you had a great time in Salzburg as well. In the future when ever you deiced to be back to Budapest just let me know. I'll be happy to meet you again and show you more hidden gems of Budapest. Thank you again. Warm regards, Andrea

Amelia Lim

Kilauea, HAWAII, United States
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Tour: #8676, The Hidden Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

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 McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #15346, The Secret Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

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 McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

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.

Elina Henkes

Germany
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 17/17

Bonnie Reeves

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest-Red Star Tour-Inner Pest - Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

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 Pacicco

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Elaine Pacicco

United States
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Tour: #43875, Szentendre with Wine Tasting, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 18/17

Morris Robinson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

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.

Arif Amlani

Canada
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Tour: Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Aug 31/17

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 Cushing

United States
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Tour: #43875, Szentendre with Wine Tasting, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

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 Cushing

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

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 Jacoby

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 20/17

Lisa Davis

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

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 Padowitz

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

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 Zimmer

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Great tour!! Loved Budapest!! Will be back

Shari Levitan

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 5/17

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 Jeffreys

United States
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Tour: #3732, Budapest Explorer with Hidden Treasures, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

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 Steele

United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour by CAR/VAN and driver, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

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 Kypta

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

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.

Graeme Wells

Australia
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

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 Burke

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 25/17

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 Carbis

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 23/17

Everyone should use tours by locals. Being with or guide Andrea was like visiting an old friend.

Becky Daniels

Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Andrea was very informative. she also adapted our tour accordingly on short notice. W really enjoyed her wealth of knowledge.

Marc Blakeman

Emeryville, CA, United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 10/17

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 Parra

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 1/17

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 Chaplin

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

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
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 13/17

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 Morgenstern

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 8/17

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 Beylin

United States
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Tour: #15346, The Secret Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 28/17

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 Roth

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 20/17

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 McCluskey

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 13/16

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 Popkin

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 25/16

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-Johnson

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

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 Rohde

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 3/16

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 Eckert

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

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 Winslow

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 28/16

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 Winslow

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer - Pest Highlights, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

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 Winslow

United States
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Tour: #3779, Culinary tour with Buda Highlights, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

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 Winslow

United States
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Tour: #3778, Inner Pest - walking tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 25/16

John Chase

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 23/16

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 acosta

Mexico
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Tour: Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 9/16

Andrea was a great guide on my fastidio tour on Budapest, and show me the city and really had a great inductĂ­on on the present life in Hungary. We had lunch in a great restaurant with the best strudel.

Mary VonWaldner

United States
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Tour: #43875, Szentendre with Wine Tasting, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

Jack Stoughton

United States
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Tour: #3732, Highlights of Buda, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 27/16

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 Stoughton

United States
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Tour: #3732, Highlights of Pest with Jewish Heritage, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

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.

Anthony Wood

Australia
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 26/16

My friend for whom I made this booking was extremely impressed with Andrea and her service throughout the day in Budapest.

Earl Yager

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 25/16

Mark Teears

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 29/16

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.

Jonathan Kantor

Canada
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 13/16

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 Kuzel

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 3/16

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 Gelb

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer with Jewish Heritage and 1956 Revolution - private tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 27/16

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 Kaplowitz

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 20/16

Heather Boardman

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest with Jewish Heritage, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 18/16

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 Cohen

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer with Jewish Heritage, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 17/16

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 Schneider

United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

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 Bird

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

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 Goode

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest with cave tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 28/16

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 Weinstock

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 17/16

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 Weinstock

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 16/16

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.

David Yawching

Canada
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 11/16

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 Miller

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 10/16

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
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 27/16

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 Morris

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 25/16

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 Morris

United States
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Tour: #3732, Communist Tour/Hammer & Sickle, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 24/16

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 Bogdan

United States
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Tour: Wander, explore, have a nosh and wander some more!, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Mar 26/16

Fun tour especially if you have kids who want to try new foods, highly recommend.

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: Budapest Orientation Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Mar 25/16

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 Shaw

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 19/16

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 Youngerman

United States
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Tour: #43875, Szentendre with Wine Tasting, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 23/15

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 Youngerman

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer with Jewish Heritage, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 22/15

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 Jones

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 5/15

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 Gant

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 27/15

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 Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #8676, The Hidden Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

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 Teske

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

She was superb, very knowledgeable, great personality, nice ride!

David Johnston

United States
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Tour: Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 30/15

Maurice Druzin

United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 21/15

Dorothy (Dottie) Stone

United States
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Tour: #43866, Danube Bend & Szentendre, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 5/15

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 Director

United States
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Tour: #15346, The Secret Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 22/15

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 Townsend

United States
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Tour: #3779, Budapest Explorer, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 21/15

Our guide Andrea was knowledgeable, engaging and very friendly. A definite high light of our trip.

Dave Drohan

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 12/15

Wonderful tour with Andrea. She was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. We would highly recommend Andrea to other tourists.

Hilary Isakow

United States
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Tour: #3478, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 10/15

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 Hoffman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 6/15

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 Taranto

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 25/15

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 Segall

United States
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Tour: #3732, Panoramic Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 13/15

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 Walk

United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest in WWII and in the Revolution of 1956 emphasising on the Jewish Heritage of Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 30/15

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 Sohier

United States
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Tour: #15346, The Secret Treasures of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 26/15

Mark Levi

United States
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Tour: #17225, Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 22/15

Very informative and when beyond agreed time to finish tour. Left feeling much more knowledgeable than before about the Jewish area of Budapest

Mark Levi

United States
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Tour: #3778, Panoramic Budapest on Foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 21/15

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.