Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Budapest Hungary by Tour Guide Katalin D. (Guide #1493)


Laurie Silver

United States
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Tour: #11697, Jewish Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

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

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurie, Thank you for your encouragement. I also had a wonderful time with you, and also, you made my year, being my first guest in 2018! Have a great year, keep in touch, Katalin

Kristine Busse-Dohm

United States
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Tour: Following the river Danube (Danube Shore Tour), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 20/17

Katalin was a fantastic guide to the country side of Hungary. She was on time and adjusted the tour to accommodate my husband who wasn't feeling well. It was so nice to get out of the city and see the trees changing colors. It more than met our expectations. I highly recommend this tour. We had a great day.

John Kirby

United States
Rating

Tour: The Queen's Palace - Hungary's Best Preserved Royal Home, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 5/17

Nancy Saxer (Barry Pope) S.

United States
Rating

Tour: Following the river Danube (Danube Shore Tour), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 29/17

Budapest has more interesting sites. Roads in Budapest can be problematic.

Nancy Saxer (Barry Pope) S.

United States
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Tour: Herend visit, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 28/17

The guide was unremarkable. She did not tailor the tour per our request made months in advance.We specifically requested a private tour to Herend Porcelain Factory only, one which was NOT bundled with Lake Balaton & lunch. She insisted in taking us to other sites after Herend's & then brought up overtime" issues.The tour vehicle used was SO uncomfortable & substandard. Herend employees, provide the plant tour & this part was great.Advice: Buy a ticket to see the Herend factory & buy a driver to take you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: As I consider every one of my visitors as a new personal friend – no matter how temporary our encounter is - I am indeed very sorry that the Herend trip turned out to be a bad experience for you.

Anne Stevenson

United States
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Tour: #56000, Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What You Don't See from the Ship, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Kati was absolutely better than we could have imagined for our tour of Budapest. She was personable, well organized and knowledgeable in many areas including music, history, architecture, cuisine, etc. I would highly recommend her to friends and other tourists with wide ranging and intense interests. Thank you.

Randy Billing

Canada
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Tour: #56000, Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What You Don't See from the Ship, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

Katalin asked right up front the kinds of things we were interested in such as inside churches, museums, major sites, architecture etc. It allowed her to taylor the tour to what really interested us. The use of a private car to get from one major site to another was very helpful from a use of time perspective. Her english was very good without any heavy accent.

John Goddard

Canada
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

Very personable, articulate, knowledgeable. As well as the public history, she shared some personal perspective on Budapest and Hungary which helped in our understanding of the country. We ended the day as friends.

Nelson Thomas

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Outstanding guide. Would have gotten 90% less understanding and appreciation of Budapest without her. A must for the city. Friendly, engaging and warm.

Natalie Fay

United States
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Tour: #11697, Jewish Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 19/17

I highly recommend this tour, or any tour with Kathy. She is fantastic!! It turned out that one of our party was unable to walk and she instantly took care of the situation and got us cabs. She gave us an extra hour and we learned so much. She is honest about Hungary's past, informative, enthusiastic and willing to share her own story. We took the Jewish tour, but I would take any tour with her.

Mary Beatty

United States
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Tour: #11697, Jewish Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

Katalin was very knowledgable. She was able to give us an honest and compassionate view of the tragic history of the Jews in Budapest and Hungary. I feel a much greater understanding of the Hungarian people and their beautiful country. We would use her again.

David Simone

United States
Rating

Tour: #9631, Big Budapest Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 7/17

We were so lucky to have Kathy as our guide. Not only was she so knowledgeable but also very flexible with our difficult schedule We would have liked Budapest without a tour but Kathy made us love it. We cannot recommend Kathy highly enough Five stars or Six if we could give them!!!!

Julia R.

Frisco, COLORADO, United States
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Tour: #11697, Jewish Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 19/17

Wonderful wonderful tour with Kathy. So informative and the knowledge she has of the area is outstanding. I can't say enough good things about our experience.

Robin Hochstatter

United States
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Tour: #11697, Jewish Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 17/17

Katalin was marvelous. She gave us a tremendous amount of information and connected this information to her own family's experiences. This really brought the topic to life. We'd highly recommend her.

Ann M.

Dansville, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: Lake Balaton, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Apr 12/17

Katalin couldn't have made our day more informative, enjoyable or inclusive of sites. She has more than ten years of experienced knowledge and was most generous with her time. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and her flexibility in planning with us. We only wished we had more time and tours with her. She is a gem.

Alan Morgenstern

United States
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Tour: #151972, Driving tour in Jewish Budapest: 3 Synagogues, including the second biggest Synagogue in the world, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 7/17

Katy was a wonderful and warm person who knows and lover her country. She gave us great insight into both great as well as the tradjectic history of the Jews of Budapest. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn about the relisance of the Jews from this land. My wife and I both cryed and laughter at time. The food was good too!

Mark Hogan

United States
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Tour: #56000, Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What You Don't See from the Ship, Pestiúti Kültelek, Pest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Katalin was an excellent guide and we had a great tour. We asked to make a couple of last minute changes and Katalin was very flexible and happy to do so. Katalin was superb in every way, her knowledge of Budapest was extensive and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her.

Rosalind Myers

United States
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Tour: #9631, Big Budapest Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 24/17

Katalin was wonderful. She went above and beyond to ensure I would enjoy my tour and see and experience everything on my list. AAA plus!! R. Myers Los Angeles, Calif.

Jeff Spencer

United States
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Tour: Lake Balaton, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Mar 14/17

Katalin was an excellent guide. I enjoy talking with guides about not just the scenery and history but also about social and economic issues concerning their country. Katalin was very knowledgeable about all of these topics. My wife and daughters enjoyed her enthusiasm and narratives. She planned the trip well and suggested an excellent local restaurant for lunch. Highly recommend.

Dmitry Feld

United States
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Tour: Private piano recital!, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Nov 22/16

Very unique tour to visit and to have private piano recital in Budapest. thanks Katalin. D

Dmitry Feld

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

Katalin Decseni is an awesome guide. Budapest is her home and she knows everything about. Highly recommended by me and my wife. Thanks Katalin, Bernard and Karen

Gabriela Hall

New Zealand
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 9/16

Fist thing we did in Budapest was the wonderful 5 hour walking tour with Katalin. Our highlight! She broght Budapest alive and made it incredible interesting and energetic. Katalin showed us Budapest in a way we could never have discovered ourselves. Her own fascinating family story brings history alive. Beside the wonderful tour we got a large list of recommendations ( resturants and places to visit ) wich we followed the next few days. Definetly the best way to start in a new city. Enjoy.

Virginia Rowden Wright

Canada
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Tour: Budapest Communist Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 25/16

Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and intuitive, Katalin provided a wonderfully narrated history of Hungary through a decade of turbulent history. Her interpretation was balanced and thoughtful, helping us to build on our limited understanding of history and gave us many other perspectives to consider. She tailored the tour to our Interests and needs. Above all, Katy was kind, patient and friendly. We have toured many countries and have had the benefit of many wonderful guides. Katalin is the best.

Virginia Rowden Wright

Canada
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Tour: First time in Budapest Driving Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 24/16

Beyond excellent. Katalin tailored this trip for us, as my husband has mobility issues due to MS. She arrived early, helped us with details related to a completely unrelated matter and then we started the tour. She is enthusiastic, energetic and informative. She brings history to life, telling a story and illustrating through the tour. Were able to see Budapest in daylight and at night. She was genuine in wanting us to love this city as much as she does. And we do. Katalin is the best.

John Peacock

Australia
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

A fabulous way to explore Budapest. Katalin is a very experienced guide and tailored the tour to suit our interests. Her insights into Hungarian history and her willingness to share personal stories made this a very enjoyable 5 hrs. It really helped us gain an overall appreciation of Buda and Pest, and it Katalin also recommended 'homework' for us - other areas of interest within the city that we could enjoy without a guide. Highly recommended and worthwhile.

Debra Spaulding

United States
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Tour: Handicraft village: Szentendre, Szentendre, Pest, Hungary
Date: Oct 7/16

It was a pleasure to have Kathy direct our tour of Szentendre. This was her recommendation for the half day that we had available prior to boarding our river cruise ship. It was the perfect way to spend the morning. Kathy is extremely knowledgeable about the area and provided an interesting tour for our group of six.

Diana Setzer

United States
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Tour: Following the river Danube (Danube Shore Tour), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 4/16

Excellent! Katalin does her homework, researching. We were impressed with her knowledge of Budapest and Hungary. We had one member of our group that had some physical limitations. Not a problem. Katalin was patient and taylored the pace to meet our needs. If we were interested in a particular place, Katalin gave us the time and information to satisfy our interest. Thank you Katalin for an excellent experience.

Diana Setzer

United States
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Tour: Budapest by Boat with Panoramic Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 3/16

Katalin exceeded our expectations as a tour guide. Every minute was filled with information that broadend your appreciation of Hungary. Her research prepared her to share her love of Hungary. We left feeling like we had truly made a friend. Thank you Katalin for your dedication towards being the best guide you are.

Russ Kemerer

United States
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Tour: Following the river Danube (Danube Shore Tour), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 29/16

Katalin has a wealth of knowledge of Budapest and conveys it to you in an interesting,entertaining and factual way that makes you want to know more. Easy to be with and very accommodating.The day flew by.

Russ Kemerer

United States
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Tour: #9631, Big Budapest Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 28/16

Katalin has a wealth of knowledge of Budapest and conveys it to you in an interesting,entertaining and factual way that makes you want to know more. Easy to be with and very accommodating.The day flew by.

George Overend

United States
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Tour: The Queen's Palace - Hungary's Best Preserved Royal Home, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 26/16

We five thoroughly enjoyed our half day tour with Katalin. She was very knowledgeable and showed us the things that most appealed to us. Although this was not the "full tour" of Budapest, she covered a lot of the history and supplemented what we had learned the previous day from another excellent TBL guide. We recommend her without hesitation!

Pauline McMeeking

United Kingdom
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Tour: Budapest Communist Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 13/16

Kataline is entirely engaging, knowledgable and entertaining. A perfect morning in Budapest with someone who created an enlightening experience for us.

Serge Gagnon

Canada
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Tour: Budapest Communist Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 12/16

Vicki Robichaux

United States
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Tour: Budapest by Bike, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Aug 12/16

We did a 6 hour bike tour with Katalin and had a wonderful time! She was extremely knowledgeable about Budapest and its history. She was able to incorporate some of our interests in the tour as well as answer the large number of questions we had. Budapest is a very bike friendly city and she made sure we were safe. Thanks for an amazing day Katalin! Vicki and Skip

Nathan Nachlas

United States
Rating

Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

Cathy Meyers

United States
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Tour: #151972, Driving tour in Jewish Budapest: 3 Synagogues, including the second biggest Synagogue in the world, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 17/16

Kati was fabulous. She customized our tour with a few special requests. We really enjoyed our time in Budapest, getting to know this beautiful city.

Alan Wulkan

United States
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Tour: #56000, Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What You Don't See from the Ship, Pestiúti Kültelek, Pest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 13/16

Katalin was wonderful and made sure we saw everything we asked for in a very short period of time. Her driver was also excellent. I highly recommend these folks!

Jane Conway

United States
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Tour: #56000, Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What You Don't See from the Ship, Pestiúti Kültelek, Pest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 13/16

Katalin was absolutely fabulous! We enjoyed every minute with her. She is very knowledgable about her country and its history. She showed some amazing things we never would have seen by ourselves and gave us a very good picture of what life in Hungry has been like during the years since WWII. She has a great sense of humor as well as a great sense of people and relates well to everyone. I highly recommend her!

Patricia Papernow

United States
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Tour: #56000, Pre or Post Cruise Budapest Tour - What You Don't See from the Ship, Pestiúti Kültelek, Pest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 6/16

Katalin was flexible, incredibly knowledgeable, and very friendly. We had already seen quite a bit and my husband has bad knees. Also, I am very interested in Jewish history and culture but my husband is not. Katalin easily accomodated all. At the end, she pointed out a great breakfast place, told us how to take the tram to where we want to go tomorrow, and dropped us at a lovely restaurant for dinner. She's terrific.

James Maloney

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 25/16

Katalin was so helpful and informative. This was our first visit to Budapest and she helped us enjoy every minute. We'll be back!

Carol G.

United States
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Tour: #9631, Big Budapest Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 19/16

Our tour guide Katalin arrived at our hotel lobby promptly at nine. Sh asked what our wishes were. She contracts with a local taxi to navigate the streets of Budapest. Katalin says she has been a tour guide for many years and this is evident in the wealth of Knowledge she possesses. We visited grocery stores, The Gellert Thermal Baths, Lady Liberty , The House of Terror, a Ruin Bar, a Trabant car, St Stephen's, at tours end I couldn't believe how much I had seen. Tours with locals is appreciated

Jay Lieberman

United States
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Tour: #11697, Budapest Jewish Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 16/15

The tour with Catalan was excellent. She has an understanding of the Budapest Jewish people's lives before World War II, during World War II, and after the war based on her own family story that made the tour information come alive.She also provided information about contemporary Budapest culture in the old Jewish areas that was really, really interesting. I highly recommend this tour.

John Salas

United States
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Tour: #54467, Airport pick-up and Budapest orientation tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 2/15

David L. Miller

United States
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Tour: Budapest by Night, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 28/15

Katalin did a wonderful job showing us her wonderful by night. Provides a perspective do not get during day time tours.

Maureen McCarthy-Weinstein Weinstein

United States
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Tour: #11697, Budapest Jewish Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 22/15

Excellent tour by an excellent individual ....

Diane Belci

Australia
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Tour: #9631, Big Budapest Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 13/15

Katalin was a wonderful guide, arriving propmtly and not in a rush to finish, ensuring we concluded the tour taking in the magnificent lights of Budapest from Gellert Hill. It was so cold waiting for the city lights to come on so she even loaned me her jacket to keep warm. She has wonderful knowledge of Hungarian history and really showed us much as she possibly could in a one day tour. Thank you Katalin for a memorable day, we loved Budapest. Diane and Juio Belci, Adelaide, Australia. Oct 13th 2015.

Paul Gluck

Key Biscayne, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #151972, Driving tour in Jewish Budapest: 3 Synagogues, including the second biggest Synagogue in the world, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 30/15

Not only a comprehensive view of the Jewish sites but a delightful person full of insights about living under Communism and her hopes for the future. She also showed us other sites in Budapest

Carole F.

Canada
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

Katalin was a wonderful guide. Her knowledge of the history of Budapest was impressive. In particular, for those of us who have studied the history of the war and politics, she made it more of an emotional connection. Not just history.

Allan Tannenbaum

United States
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Tour: #151972, Driving tour in Jewish Budapest: 3 Synagogues, including the second biggest Synagogue in the world, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 28/15

Excellent we would recommend Katalin to our friends. Very engaging and knowledgeable

Kelly Crouse

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 22/15

Katarin is a fantastic guide and we truly loved our tour! She helped us plan out the rest of our trip in Budapest and taught us how to use the public transport. You can't help but smile with Katarin! I would definitely recommend Katarin as a tour guide to everyone.

Dorothy (Dottie) Stone

United States
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Tour: Hungarian Palace, Gödöllő - Hungary's best preserved royal home!, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 7/15

Godollo Palace is a Habsburg "hidden gem"....a relatively little palace full of interesting history and lovely things to see. Katalin's tour gave us a very thorough understanding of the building, its various "lives", and its fascinating inhabitants. She was warm, friendly and very competent.

Michelle H.

United States
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Tour: #9631, Children's Railway in the morning, city tour of Budapest in the afternoon, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 28/15

Excellent guide! Highly recommend using Katalin.

Anthony Lame

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Tour for Anthony Lane, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 22/15

Cathy is a wonderful guide. She picked us and our luggage up from our Viking ship at 9 a.m. and took us for a full day tour of the highlights of Budapest that we wanted to see. She is very friendly and knowledgeable and a delight to spend time with. She took us to a great local restaurant and regaled us with fascinating stories of her life under the communists and after. She is the best and we recommend her highly.

Cathleen Jacobson

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: #151972, Driving tour in Jewish Budapest: 3 Synagogues, including the second biggest Synagogue in the world, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 13/15

Amazing, informed, insightful guide who provided us with an excellent overview of Jewish Budapest,both historical and present day. Very accommodating and flexible..helped us set up taxi service for our next destination.

John Moore

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 23/15

Katalin was superb! Of course she was on time, compltelt fluent in english and so very knowledgeable about Hungarian history, Budapest itself and current politics. Moreover, when she learned we were going to be getting a city tour from Grand Circle prior to our cruise down the Danube, she tailored our tour with her whereby we wouldn't be covering the same city atractions. We highly recommend Katalin!

Keith Marton

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 17/14

Katalin was knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. She taught us not only about Budapest, but about Hungary as well. For anyone wanting to see this city, this is the way to go.

William Muldoon

United States
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Tour: #11697, Budapest Jewish Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 7/14

Katalin was excellent! Her knowledge and insight added enormously to our visit to Budapest. We very highly recommend her tours!

William Parker

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 22/14

Katalin was an absolute angel. Everything was perfect and she even escorted us to our riverboat following the tour. She couldn't have done anything to improve on our outing. Just a delightful, well informed guide.

Martyn Abbott

United States
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Tour: #18373, Budapest Train Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 19/14

Katalin gave us a wonderful tour with a trip to the children's railway. The railway gave us some fascinating insights into the history of Hungary. Her knowledge of both Budapest and Hungary was as interesting as the tour itself.

Andrew Bradmore

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 12/14

Myself and two friends were visiting Budapest for three days and had booked Katalin for a full day part driven and part walking tour to get a good insight into the history and highlights of the city. From the start, Katalin's friendly and professional nature shone through. Our day was readily adapted to our style of sightseeing, nothing rushed and plenty of opportunity for discussion and explanation. Despite that we still covered a great amount of ground and had a thoroughly great day. Many thanks Katalin

James Masterson

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 4/14

Katlin was excellent. Can't say enough good things about her. You can't do any better than her.

Thomas Kreilick

United States
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Tour: Budapest Half Day Driving Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jun 19/14

Excellent tour with a very informed/interesting guide - Covered marvelous historical sites, the Jewish quarter, and the Market! The biggest and best I've seen after visiting more than 20 countries world wide!

Craig Ludin

United States
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Tour: #11697, Budapest Jewish Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 13/14

She was excellent. Tour was better than expected. Answered all our questions. Made valuable suggestions as to what to do and where to go after the tour was complete. Was very friendly with excellent English.

David Miraldi

United States
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Tour: Budapest Half Day Driving Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jun 2/14

Kathy was a very enthusiastic and informative guide. She is a delightful person. We would give her six stars out of five if we could. One of the best guides we have ever had.

Bill King

Canada
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 30/14

Katalin was friendly and very knowledgeable when it comes to the City of Budapest. We saw many things that the cruise line tour did not touch. Especially the little "out of the way" spots hidden in the back of establishments. Very nice. Thank you Katalin.

Gloria Levine

Longwood, FL, United States
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Tour: The best of Budapest in 4 hours, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: May 21/14

Katalin was excellent and we highly recommend her. Her English is excellent and she was as excited to show us Budapest as we were to see it. Katalin didn't show up to just do her job. At the very end of the tour, she went out of her way to make sure we boarded the correct train to get us back to our hotel, which showed she cares. Our tour was amazing and we experienced every site on our list. We couldn't be happier and truly enjoyed Budapest. The people are wonderful and it is indeed a fairytale city.

Chris Prudhon

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jan 31/14

Katalin was excellent! Knew all of the hidden spots of Budapest and gave a very informative tour. Can't wait to come back to Budapest!

Leslie Haas

United States
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Tour: Budapest by Boat, Bubiktanya, Pest, Hungary
Date: Oct 17/13

My Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed out time with Katalin. She met us at the hotel and showed us her home. The boat tour was informative and while it was a tad cold (it is October!), we learned about the city and saw sights that you can only see by the water. After the boat tour, we explored the Capital District and she shared wonderful stories about St. Mattias and his Church. The place recommended for lunch was yummy, our best meal. If you can, book this tour or any other one she leads!

Gillian Galloway

New Zealand
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 8/13

Kathy was a great guide. She was friendly, well informed and very pleasant to be with. Our stay in Budapest was so much more interesting for having spent the day with her. Thank you Kathy.

Leslie Fenczsik

United States
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Tour: #9631, Holly Kroncke tour, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 23/13

Katy went above and beyond on her tour. She found so much that was personal to our family and gave us a tour that we would never have been able to have otherwise. She was fun, and made a special effort to recognize the star of the trip, my father in law, who was returning after 50+ years to Hungary. Katy, thank you for your patience and all the wonderful stories that you shared.

Gerard W.

Penfield, NY, United States
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Tour: Gerard Walter, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Aug 3/13

Kathy, our guide, and Gabor, our driver, were both knowledgeable and accommodating. They made our trip even more special!!

John Scotellaro

United States
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Tour: Following the river Danube (Danube Shore Tour), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jun 18/13

Cathy was tremendous; cheerful, knowledgeable, energetic, willing (anxious) to climb towers and castles. We had a delightful time with her and recommend her highly.

John Scotellaro

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 17/13

See comment on Danube Bend tour.

Everett Bird

United States
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Tour: #62753, Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 31/13

Cathy was a terrific tour guide. She made our visit to Budapest insightful and interesting. We enjoyed her explanations of the history, life and politics of Hungary. Her help obtaining a return ticket, hotel room, public transportation and changing money gave us the time to see more the her beautiful city.

Anna Hipkiss

United Kingdom
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Tour: Anne Hipkiss, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: May 27/13

Katalin was an interesting and informative guide - particularly good on history and culture - we enjoyed being with her. We booked three tours with her, and the booking process was not easy. You seem to have changed your website, which may improve things. The boat tour did not meet our expectations in promising: "this tour also takes you out of the boundaries of a "normal" city tour. You get to places, where no tourist has gone before. . . !" We didn't! We note this tour is no longer availabl

Millicent Mnookin

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 24/13

Katalin was wonderful!!! She arrived promptly at our hotel and was very flexible with what we wanted to do in Budapest. She was extremely knowledgeable about Budapest, didn't rush us through any one spot and was very personable. Would not hesitate to recommend her!!!

Fred Butts

United States
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Tour: #54467, Airport pick-up and Budapest mini sightseeing tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 13/13

Thanks Katlin was great we enjoyed her company, everyone should have her airport pick up tour

Roger Schroff

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 19/13

We enjoyed this tour greatly. Having a driver allowed us to see much more than we would have seen were we to have relied on public transportation. Katalin deserves special credit for handling our three boys. It takes a singular talent to describe historical events in a way that can be appreciated by children. She repeatedly chased down our children, sat them in the same place, and made them think about the same thing at the same time. A remarkable feat!

Fatima Weakley

United States
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Tour: Budapest by Boat, Bubiktanya, Pest, Hungary
Date: Oct 9/12

Our guide was wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone wanting that special tour experience.

Fatima Weakley

United States
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 8/12

Our guide was wonderful. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting a complete introduction to Budapest and wanting a satisfying tour experience.

Donald Lehman

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 4/12

Kathy did an outstanding job! She is extremely knowledgeable about Budapest. She tailored our day to match exactly what we wanted to see. We highly recommend her.

Lewis Seiler

Louisville, KY, United States
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 21/12

Katlin was wonderful, even made reservations for concert in St. Michael's Basilica, took me to interesting places plus the market, really enjoyed being with her, wonderful personality!

Raj Sivananthan

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 14/12

Katalin is an excellent guide. She is very knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant. Her tours of the Jewish Quarter and the Synagogue were very special.

Erika Kar

India
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 3/12

Katalin was a wonderful guide as per our passengers Mrs Kunda Vijayakar x 5 .The tour was excellent.They had a wonderful Budapest City Tour being informed all details about the places visited by them. They would like to refer her to their friends visiting Budapest.

Peter Flatter

United Kingdom
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jul 19/12

Because of time constraints this was a short Jewish History tour which only took us to the main Synagogue before we were driven to the airport, but we would give Katalin 5 out of 5, even though her enthusiasm is a little overwhelming at times.

Monica Aa. Hansen

Norway
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Tour: Budapest by bike!, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jul 13/12

Katalin has it all. She is knowledgeable, warm and flexible. I told her when we met that I was particularly interested in Art Nouveau architecture and she easily put in such buildings in our tour around Budapest. She has the ability to incorporate what we see with the Hungary's history and main events and make it come alive before your eyes. I can give her my warmest recommendations and her guiding is one reason to return to Budapest.

David R.

Purchase, NY, United States
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Tour: Private piano recital!, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jun 17/12

Lorraine Canter

Auckland, New Zealand
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 19/12

Our family of three had a lovely day in Budapest with Katalin. She arrived promptly and showed us all the sights. We chose a driving tour as this fitted in with our needs. The day was beautiful and sunny and Katalin was very friendly. We enjoyed the children's railway and spectacular views over the Danube.

Gabrille Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jan 20/12

Very knowledgeable and informative without giving too many little details and dates. Kept a good pace and made sure all the areas we wanted to visit were completed. Recommend highly

Adeline Koo

Singapore
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Tour: Tour in the Danube bend & wine tasting in an old-fashioned vineyard – day tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jan 1/12

This is our 2nd tour with Katalin, we enjoyed her first so much, we arranged to have her take us to other places. Katalin is a very knowledgeable guide, and she goes out of her way to make our day trip a very memorable one. Thank you Katalin!

Adeline Koo

Singapore
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Tour: Tour in the Danube bend & wine tasting in an old-fashioned vineyard – day tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jan 1/12

Katalin is very accommodating and professional. We enjoyed our tour with her tremendously. Definitely will recommend her to friends visiting Budapest.

Beth Renstrom

United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 5/11

Katalin is a wonderful tour guide. We did a full day tour of Budapest and it was fantastic. The day was rainy, a bit cold, and overcast and we were a family group ranging in age from 13 to mid 50's - Katalin catered the tour to the weather and the various ages. She was friendly, full of tidbits of information, and gave us a good feel for the people, history, and culture of Hungary. I would recommend Katalin in a heartbeat.

Alexander Yenyo

United States
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Tour: Private tour for Al Yenyo, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 27/11

Katalin was SUPER!!! All the work she did with the recorder of Felsovadasz was outstanding. Information was already available and accessible when we arrived at the village. I got a lot more out of this trip than I actually anticipated, thanks to Katalin's effort. I would recommend Katalin to anyone for any kind of trip they would like to take, I am positive they would not be disappointed. I like to think of Katalin now as a personal friend. She really made my trip to Hungary a very personal experience.

Lisa Mcgee

United States
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 17/11

Katalin was a wonderful host during my short stay in Budapest. She was prompt and extremely knowledgeable about the Hungarian history. I enjoyed my tour very much and I felt like I was sightseeing with an old friend. I only had a few hours between flights but Katalin made the most of my time and I feel that I got to see a lot of the city in the short time I had there. I look forward to returning to Budapest one day soon.

Marilyn Lantor

United States
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Tour: Budapest Highlights full day tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 6/11

Katalin was very personable and provided us with a wealth of information.

Rita Bengyel

Hungary
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 31/11

Katalin is a lovely guide and person. Her guiding is very informational yet simple enough for anybody to understand. She gives information in a way that all of us will remember for a long time to come. We would recommend her for young and young at heart alike. We had immensely enjoyed our day with her.

Kenneth Köves

United States
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jun 15/11

Kati was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. She was flexible and able to accommodate my sister who does not walk well. She has a very balanced and healthy view of Hungarian history. We would be glad to use her as a guide and translator again.

Farida Kbar

Miami Beach, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #9631, Full day tour of Budapest for Farida Kbar, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 30/11

I cannot express enough my satisfaction with what Katalin provided me with in this tour. She customized it based on my interests. In addition to seeing and learning about the places everyone needs to see, she helped me enjoy the city's local flavors: from taking a nap in the park to sipping coffee in an off-road cafe in the old city to taking me to a local market. She did it all with a fun, and friendly attitude. So, for everyone who wants to experience Budapest at its best, I highly recommend Katalin.

Jeanettte Behrens

United States
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Tour: Budapest City Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Apr 9/11

Kathy met us as planned and off we went in her car. We were certainly impressed with her knowledge of the city and its history. We drove to a lot of the sites, the citadel, the old town of Buda, walked its streets, The Church, went over the chain bridge, past the Gellert Hotel and its baths. Getting a "lay out" of the city, before we were to explore it on our own the next couple of days. Then we went to the farmers market for some snacks at home. Thanks Kathy, Jeanette :)

Eva Redei

United States
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Tour: Tour of Budapest for Eva Redey, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Dec 28/10

An Excellent tour.