Rashad was fantastic. A very knowledgeable and patriotic local who, along with our driver George, gave us a great tour of Budapest at short notice in the 4 hours we had. Thank you Rashad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Norma, Thank you so much for your kind words! It's really great happiness for me that you enjoyed the tour! It was my pleasure to met you! Best wishes and nice travel!
Kristine LeeSouth Bend, INDIANA, United States
What a wonderful and erudite tour guide! He spoke perfect English and was able to answer all of our questions. In addition to his immense knowledge he has a great personality. We ere able to see so much of Budapest during mourn tour! Rashad is a real sweetie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristine, Thank you so much for your sweetie review! :) I am so happy that you liked the tour. It was a great day together! Much much greetings for All of you. Best wishes and nice travel!
Jeffrey BerryFort Myers, FLORIDA, United States
Rashad made Budapest a blast! This guy really knows history. The tour touches on all of the highlights. It is a packed 8 hrs using the friendly public transportation system. Rashad was able to accomodate our youngest at 13 and the mother-in-law at 83. I highly recommend a tour with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was my pleasure to meet with you and your nice family! Thanks for the great day and I wish you very nice travel and holiday! I wish you all the best!
Kathy M.United States
Rashad did a wonderful tour of Budapest. We spent 2 days with him and it was amazing! He is so knowledgeable and proud of his country. He was flexible and allowed us to do everything we wanted to do and more. We can't say enough good things about Rashad and our time in Budapest. Also, he gave us a wonderful dinner recommendation by the cathedral.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for your great review and to join me for 2 days touring in Budapest! I am so happy that you enjoyed your time here! It was very nice to meet you! Best wishes for All of You!
Kathy M.United States
Rashad did a wonderful tour of Budapest. He is so knowledgeable and proud of his country. He was flexible and allowed us to do everything we wanted to do and more. We can't say enough good things about Rashad and our time in Budapest. Also, he gave us a wonderful dinner recommendation by the cathedral.
William DyerBluffton, SC, United States
Rashad was terrific in every respect in providing us a comprehensive historical perspective of Budapest. He was knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and was a congenial host, he exceeded our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Will, Thank you so much for your great review! It was my pleasure to be your guide in Budapest and I am so happy that you left with nice memories. Much much greetings for all of You and best wishes!
Bill WallUnited States
Rashad is the gold standard of tour guides!!! The very best we have ever had in our 50 years of travels. 5 Stars isn't a high enough rating for him! His knowledge of history was amazing! He gave us an excellent tour in every way having us see the most important sights and also made suggestions for other days. He will be as detailed as you like about literally any subject! His thoughtfulness and kindness about everything was exceptional and he even taught us how to use the transportation system.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy & Bill, Thank you so much for the great day and your kindness. I am so happy to met with such a nice couple, and it was really my pleasure to be your guide! Best wishes!!!
Melissa SutherlandUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Melissa, Thanks much for your rating! I am happy that you liked the tour! I wish you all the best! Greetings from Hungary!
Veronika MyersUnited States
Mr. Rashad was on time at our hotel and had prepared a most delightful tour for us. He is enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. We very much enjoyed this afternoon with him and learned a lot about the city and its history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Veronika, Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour! It was my pleasure to be your guide! Best wishes and much greetings from Hungary!
Craig LeeUnited States
Rashad and his driver picked us up at the conclusion of our Viking river cruise and gave us an excellent driving tour of Budapest's historical sites. We appreciated that Rashad had a designated driver so he could concentrate on providing the history of structures and answering our questions. He was very knowledgeable and spoke fluent English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thank you so much for your review! I am happy that you liked the tour and I wish you very nice travel! Best wishes! Rashad
Frank GuadagniniUnited States
Rashad showed up early, and was a perfect combination of professional and friendly. We had already toured Budapest on tuk tuks the day before, and actually learned a lot more about some sites from walking and using public transportation with Rashad. We give Rashad our highest endorsement, and encourage you to use his service, familiarity with the city and guiding expertise to fulfill your desire to get to know Budapest in a much more enjoyable and informative way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank & Kathy, Thank you so much for the great day and your kind review! It was very nice to meet you! I wish you nice travel! Much much greetings and speed recovery for Kathy!
RAshad was very nice. He si well documented. The best. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ana, Thank you so much! You are very nice people, and really it was my pleasure to be your guide! Wish you nice travel and wish you the best! Rashad
Jackie YamauchiUnited States
Rashad was a lot of fun, and at the same time very respectful. We had already seen a lot of Budapest so we were a bit of a challenge, Rashad quickly adapted his plan and showed us areas of Budapest we had not visited. He is knowledgeable about the city of Budapest, and history in general. We also liked his information on the history of the Catholic Church in Hungary. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jackie, Thank you so much for your kind words! You are very nice family! I am so happy that you enjoyed the tour! Best wishes for All of You!
Ann DurandUnited States
Our guide Rashad was amazing. In just 6 hours he took us to as many sites as possible. He is a wonderful storyteller and historian. We gained so many insights into the daily life as well as the history. One small minus was that a bathroom stop should have been incorporated earlier into the tour. We were a group of 6 women ages 52 to 82 after all. Also the pace at times was fast for some, but Rashad's intent was for us to see as much as possible in our short time together. For this aspect, Rashad was 5 plu
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann! Thanks much for your review and wish you very nice travel! I am happy, that you enjoyed the tour and I hope we will meet again! Best wishes for all the Girls! :)
Victor HaagUnited States
Excellent tour and guide was very knowledgable and I learned a lot of the history of Hungary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Victor! Thanks much for your review! It was very nice to meet you and I am happy that you liked the tour. Greetings from Hungary!
Katrinka ScaliseUnited States
He is absolutely a 5. He was very professional and polite. He was always concerned about our comfort and the comfort of others. He gave his seat to several strangers on the train and bus. His knowledge of history was impressive and his passion for his work showed when he was telling us about the Jewish camp. His stories were very detailed and we could visualize the events. He should receive a 10 if possible!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katrinka! Thank you so much for your nice words and giving me the chance to be your guide. Honestly it was a wonderful day for me also and I am so happy that you liked the tour. Best wishes!
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Richard ZornUnited States
Rashad is an outstanding tour guide! His tour is a bargain! He is a very likeable and enthusiastic person whose knowledge of his hometown is unsurpassed. If you are Jewish, just know that Rashad has your history covered. He enriched the time we spent at the Dohany Street Synagogue. We covered so much ground during the tour -- first on the Pest side and then finishing on the Buda side. You will be tired after 8 hours, but you will also know that Rashad's tour was comprehensive, as promised. Bravo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Zorn! Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy that you liked the tour and enjoyed your time in Budapest. Thanks much again for your kind words and to gave me a chance to be your guide! Best wishes and greetings from Hungary for All!
Margie NortonUnited States
I would like to convey my many thanks to Rashad for a excellent and wonderful tour today. Rashad is very knowledgeable in history and his presentation is in perfect English. I would rate Rashad at even higher than the 5 stars to at least 100 plus stars. I will recommend Rashad to my friends who come to Budapest and should I return, hopefully one day, Rashad would be my tour guide again. I am so happy that Rashad was my perfect tour guide and very attentive! Thank you so much and thank you again, Rashad
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margie! Thank you so much for your kindness! Really it was very nice day! I hope to meet again and of course till that time we keep in touch because as I said you have a friend in Hungary and really wish you the best and greetings to all your family! God bless You!
Claude CheneUnited Kingdom
Rashad was extremely knowledgeable and a good guide to the city. He took us on an 8 hour tour that covered all the key spots and was able to discuss both recent and more ancient history. A few knowledge gaps on more arcane matters but overall a very nice man to spend the day with, well prepared and very accommodating with what we wanted to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks much for your review! It was very nice to meet you! Best wishes!
Thanks Rashad ! We had a wonderful tour! We learned so much about the history of Hungary! We highly recommend this tour because it is a good introduction to Hungarian history and culture . We only had a short time in Budapest and this tour allowed us to see all the main sites. Rashad was very friendly and spoke English very well . He has a good sense of humour and he is very passionate about what he does .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurel! Thank you so much for your kind words and for the great day! Greetings to your sweet daughter! See you again in your motherland! :-)
David WrightUnited States
Having the privilege to travel again after overcoming a health challenge cannot be understated. Life is good! Rashad provided an amazing, flexible and informative tour of Budapest. We learned so much in a friendly, collaborative style that the time flew by and we left simply with a very positive experience. Thank you Rashad for doing a great job for my wife and I and ensuring we saw everything we could including places that very few will see! We'll remember this day for the rest of our lives!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Wright!, Thanks much for your nice words and thanks to give me the chance to be your guide. It was a pleasure to meet with you and I am happy that you liked the tour and you enjoyed it. Wish you happy new year full of success, joy and health!
Today we had a walking tour of Budapest. Our tour guide was Rashad. We have had many walking tours in many countries over the years. This was our first with ToursByLocals. We found Rashad to be an excellent guide. He was prompt, courteous, friendly and exceedingly knowledgeable. His English was impeccable. Of all the guides that we have ever had Rashad stood out as the best. We would recommend him to my friends and anyone else considering tours by locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Dimma, Thanks much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to be your guide and wish you nice holiday in Budapest!
Robert WillerUnited States
We were a little concerned setting this up over the net without really knowing who and what we were getting into. Our concerns dissolved when Rashad walked into our hotel lobby to greet us exactly on time. Our 8 1/2 hour tour was great. His historical knowledge of Budapest and Hungary was incredible. He did everything advertised for the tour and besides that is a very nice person. We loved Budapest and Hungary and will be returning again - next time will book two days with him. Rob and Stephanie in NH
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob and Stephanie, Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to be your guide. Hope to meet again. Much greetings from Hungary, Rashad
Bruce CoxUnited States
Rashad gave us a fantastic walking tour of Budapest. We wanted to learn about the city and the country, and Rashad was the perfect guide for this. His background as a teacher provided us with a wonderful introduction to his amazing country and city. He answered every question we asked! This was a last minute scheduling so we were lucky to get him! And thanks to Eszter for helping getting the tour booked!!! :-) Next time we visit Budapest, I will schedule two days of tours with Rashad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Cox, Thanks much for your kind review! Really we are so happy, that you enjoyed the tour! Best wishes and hope to welcome you again in Hungary! Regards, Eszter&Rashad :-)
Rashad was able to bring the history and culture of this area to life in a very sensitive and moving way.
Rashid was a fantastic guide who brought to life the history and culture of Budapest. The tour was perfectly paced, informative and fun. The tour exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend Rashid as your Budapest guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Penelope, Thank you so much for your review! I am happy that you liked the tour. It was a pleasure to be your guide! Best wishes!
Tom CooperPortola Valley, CALIFORNIA, United States
Rashad put together a wonderful walking tour for us today. His expertise and knowledge was only matched by his interest and enthusiasm. He made the sites come alive with lively stories and recommended what else to do that we did not have time to cover. We are still talking about what we learned!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Mary, Frank and Peggy! Thanks much for your review and for the great day we spent together! Wish you nice, happy vacation and hope we meet again!
Laila LindbladUnited States
Rashad was absolutely amazing! He gave my husband, two month old baby, and I a private tour of Budapest and the level of his knowledge regarding the history, culture, and society of Budapest left us all in complete awe. We walked away feeling great and with a much greater appreciation for Budapest and Hungary, and we can't wait to come back. Rashad was also friendly, engaging, and intelligent, and we recommend him to any and all English speaking tourists. Thank you very much, Rashad! -Lindblad Family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lindblad, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was much pleasure and good experience to be with you and Camilia, the smallest and the most beautiful guest I ever had. Much greetings for all the family and see you again in Hungary!
Anita SullivanUnited States
Rashad was wonderful! He was early to meet us at our hotel and stayed later to be sure we didn't miss anything he wanted us to see. We asked him to change the itenerary a little as we had already seen some of the sights, and he changed it without hesitation, so we were able to see many interesting things and learned a lot. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Budapest and Hungary. We asked many questions about current events and issues and he was very good at that also. Bravo!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anita! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was pleasure to be your guide. Best wishes for all of you and hope to see you again!
Mr. Rashad is an excellent tour guide. He tailored our tour perfectly to match our needs. He is very knowledgeable about Budapest and its history. Furthermore, he kept in mind the fitness of my family and constantly stopped for breaks and found places for my mother to sit. I highly recommend Mr. Rashad to anyone wanting to visit Budapest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Zaid, Thanks much for your kind words. You are really great people and wish to see you again. Thanks for the great time! I wish you the best! Rashad
Paula MichaudUnited States
Rashad as a former history teacher was a perfect tour guide for a full day in Budapest. His knowledge of the history of Budapest, Hungary and the context through time was extensive. He was sensitive to individual needs. He paced the day to our level of fitness and inquired about our interests so he could tailor his commentary. He demonstrated obvious love of his country and of his work as a tour guide. The day passed quickly, and Rashad remained energetic right to the end. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula! Thanks much for your dear comment. As you said the time went so fast with you, it was very joyable. Wish you the best! Rashad
Teresa SchlegelBountiful, UT, United States
Rashad was a delightful tour guide. He knew all the history and the stories to go with it. He was flexible and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Rashad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, Thanks much! I'm happy that you enjoyed the tour! Best wishes for all of You!
Raphael NagliUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Raphael and wish you very nice and happy vacation!
Rachel S.Columbia, SC, United States
Rashad was knowledgeable, professional, and personable, and he went to great lengths to make our day satisfying. He loves his city, and it shows. We recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachel and Rick, Thank you so much! It was great time together! Best wishes and hopefuly meet again!
As our chosen guide was unable to take us on our Budapest tour we were very pleased when Rashad was able to step in at the last minute. We were also happy for our day to become a full day tour rather than the original half day that we booked as there was so much to see. Rashad was enthusiastic, knowledgable and a great ambassador for his city. We are now really keen to come back to Budapest and spend more time in this lovely city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol and Peter, Thanks much for your sweet comment and it's good to know that you liked Budapest as much! I'm looking forward to see you again! Best wishes from Budapest!
Lynda MaestriUnited States
Rashad was an exceptional guide and a also a lot of fun. Our group of six enjoyed 4 hours with him and were amazed at his knowledge of the history of Budapest. He was flexible enough to accommodate our wishes of what we wanted to do, but managed our schedule so that we saw all of the most important sights. It was a most injoyable and informative morning. I would hire Rashad again and will recommend him to our friends who are visiting the city. Lynda, Baton Rouge
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynda! Thanks much for your great review and thanks much for all of you for the fabolous day! Best regards from Budapest for all the group!
Gila DerensteynUnited States
Rashad is exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating, and pleasant. He was very enthusiastic when showing us around Budapest and managed to educate and entertain our mixed group of 11. He presented the information with the appropriate amount of detail and maintained our interest throughout the tour. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gila! Thanks much for your nice review! I'm happy that you liked it! My best regards to the rest of the tribe!
Mark C.United States
Rashad was outstanding. His knowledge of the city and anything we asked was immense. He really made my son's day with this tour. I would highly recommend him as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks much Mr Mrak for your kind review , and wish you happy joyful travel. Greetings to you young gentlemen
Mathew MartinUnited States
Rashad deserves 6 out of 5 stars if we could give him that. Extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible, and generous, Rashad came to our rescue after another tour guide we had booked became unavaliable at the last minute. We ended up getting so much more than we had expected, and he even spent more than the allotted time with us. Thanks, Rashad, for a great and enlightening day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks much for your nice words, really it was pleasure to be with you. Wish you nice happy journey .God bless you all
Samantha MartinUnited States
Rashad was an incredible guide! His knowledge of the Budapest history was like a true storyteller. With my medical health he was so conscious of what we could do even providing an umbrella for shade. In 4 hours he made sure we saw what was important to us and filled in the time with great panoramic shots and more history. In the one day we had in Budapest he left us wanting to come back! Loved him!! He even gifted us a bottle of local wine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Samantha , and i'm happy that you enjoyed our beautiful city really wish to see you again in Budapest. Wish you the best
Mary BeattyUnited States
Rashad was very professional. Before we left he made sure we had the appropriate gear. He was flexible with our physical needs and individual preferences for places to see. His presentation of Hungarian history was engaging and linked to the historical sites we visited. We would hire him again for the 8 hours any time because his presentation style invited questions and discussion which made for a day of engaging conversation. He was kind, considerate and even took us to a grocery story. Five stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks much for your nice review, i was really good day for me too, wish you nice travel and happy holiday. And much greetings to Lee
Terri LanghansUnited States
Rashad customized and combined our two tours into one fantastic day of history, story and a passion for a country and people we knew little about. He went above and beyond to make sure we knew enough about Hungary and the city to love it almost as much as he does.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Terri, Thanks much for your kind words.happy to know that you liked it . my warm regards to everyone. God bless you
Terri LanghansUnited States
Rashad is a passionate, knowledgeable, delightful and great story teller. Rather than try and pick and choose what to see or not see in only four hours, suggested we combine the evening nightlife tour with the half day tour and make a day of it. And. We. Did! We fell in love with the city and learned so much more about Hungary and history than I ever imagined. Definitely book Rashad!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri, Thanks much for your great review! I'm so happy, that you enjoyed your day! Best wishes and warm regards for Everyone! I wish to see you again!
Ecellent guide, much historical knowledge, good English. Glad to give him highest rating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Inger! Thanks much! I wish you all the best!
Tyrell S.United States
History buffs please take note that Rashid will have an answer to every one of your questions! We booked Rashid in Budapest and had an amazing day filled with unique information. Rashid is an educator, in fact he is a history professor. There is so much to see in Budapest that it's a great idea to have a guide and separate driver which we had in this tour. Often it's hard to park in Budapest, so keep that in mind when booking your tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tyrell , Thanks much for your nice words,and i'm happy that you liked and enjoyed the tour, actually i also enjoyed being with you. And hope see you soon again in Budapest.Thanks much Warm regards Rashad
Tom KernsUnited States
Rashad is a very knowledgeable tour guide. We got to see all of the important sites in Budapest and his knowledge of Hungarian history is impressive. We had a mix up with the date of the tour (our fault, not his) and he was very accommodating with rescheduling. We like to take our time when we visit sites and he did his best to ensure we got to see all of the sites on the tour. He even stayed with us beyond the allotted time (for the driver) and allowed us to finish our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Kerns, Thanks much for your review and kind words. I am happy that you enjoyed your tour. I hope to see you again in Hungary! Thanks again! Kind regards, Rashad
Jane McKenzieUnited States
Rashad did an excellent job of stepping in for our previously scheduled guide when she became unavailable due to an accident. He worked very hard to show us Budapest, including little-seen sights such as the Roman ruins. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks much mrs mckenzie, and it was big pleasure to be your guide
Irina BeylinUnited States
Rashid knows the city and was attentive to our needs. He recommended good restaurant and covered the sites included in the tour well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Irina! Thanks much for your review! It was a pleasure to be with you!