Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Budapest-Hungary by Tour Guide Melinda K. (Guide #9011)


Katherine McInnes

Australia
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Tour: #102864, Godollo Palace - half day private tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 12/18

A wonderfully restored palace, rich with history. Melinda gave a very detailed history of the palace and why it became such a special place. Definitely worth visiting.

Katherine McInnes

Australia
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 10/18

Great way to begin our visit to Budapest, seeing the main sights in the city really helps you navigate your way. Melinda was terrific, on time, easy to talk to and knew the history of Budapest. Great afternoon.

Richard Rowe

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 3/18

Melinda was wonderful. She made us feel welcome, listened to our desires & modified our tour to meet our expectations. Her overviews of history were excellent & her early career as a teacher stood out. Her pace was fantastic for us and she made sure we really understood the human side of Budapest, especially how the events of the last 20 years impacts life today. She & our driver got us quickly to an area & then spent the time needed walking. She was great fun and most interesting. Lunch was great.

Laura Mather

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

Melinda was wonderful! We chose this tour since we were going to visit the most visited places on a group tour the following day. She gave us thorough history of Budapest and the Hungarian people as we visited special sites in the city. The cave church, the synagogue, the market and more. We traveled like locals and learned how many times the people of Hungary have been persecuted yet fought to keep their identity - their freedom. We loved our day and would highly recommend Melinda.

Debra H.

United States
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Tour: #98623, Half day tour Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 24/18

Diane Deacy

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 9/18

(Part 2) Andrew is an exceptional driver....during our stay, Budapest was plagued with a visit from the Turkish president. The city was shut down for hours..trains, roads, bridges, etc. You could lose your mind! Despite it all, Andrew was calm, courteous to other drivers and somehow managed to help complete our 'bucket list' of things to see in Buda and Pest. Being handicapped, he assisted me constantly...parking nearby, close to curbs, etc. My husband and I are truly grateful to him. Diane & Jim

Diane Deacy

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 8/18

Melinda provided 2 half days of touring, info sharing and targeted the sights I selected, plus more! She personally selected sights to not only highlight Budapest but took my physical limitations into consideration.i could not have anticipated more. We experienced everyday life and key interest points. We cannot wait to return. We couldn’t be happier with her professional skills and expertise.

Alan Burgdorf

United States
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 29/18

We had 3 days in Budapest, and engaged Melinda for all 3 days. On this, the third day, Melinda and her favorite driver Andras met us at 9am at our apartment to begin our full day tour of the Danube Bend area. That tour is fully described in Melinda's description, so I will only say that it met our full expectations. I will use the remaining portion to praise and recommend Melinda (and Andras). We saw many large group tours (ugh!), but a private tour with a guide like Melinda is the only way to go!!!!!

Alan Burgdorf

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 28/18

We had 3 days in Budapest, and engaged Melinda for all 3 days. On this, the second day, Melinda and her favorite driver Andras met us at 9am at our apartment. Since we had had a private walking tour of the Pest central area the previous day, we were able to focus more on the Buda heights with the Citadel, Castle district, Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion, and the Parliament and Central Market in Pest. Melinda also arranged, and we enjoyed, a Silverline Dinner Cruise and Folklore Show.

Alan Burgdorf

United States
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Tour: #98623, 3 hour orientation walking tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 27/18

We had 3 days in Budapest, engaged Melinda for all 3 days, and she arranged our morning arrival airport transfer with her favorite, and very helpful, driver Andras. On this, the first day, Melinda arranged a custom 3-hour afternoon walking tour of the historic area, and met us at our apartment one block north of St Stephen's Cathedral. This walking tour was most helpful to acquaint us with the general area. Melinda suggested, and we enjoyed, a fine dinner at Café Kör.

Peter Bakalor

United States
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

Very knowledgeable guide, and very helpful driver too. Glad we got to see the Cathedral at Esztergom before they close it for renovations. Good to see some of the countryside, not just down town Budapest

Mary Runge

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation_Mary Runge, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Melinda was an excellent and engaging guide. She took us where I asked to go, as well as suggestions of her own. She impressed us with her knowledge of Hungarian and Austrian history. We had a great day with her in Budapest.

Desi Barroga

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

Ronald Rabkin

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Douglas Gibson

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 9/18

Super awesome guide! Very knowledgeable and incredibly flexible with scheduling. We cherished her tour a great deal...and it made the rest of our time in Budapest so much more enjoyable.

James Harper

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Melinda gave us a wonderful tour. Highly recommended!

Kevin H.

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

Melinda communicated regularly during pre-trip planning and was very flexible when we asked to modify the pre-planned agenda. She was informative and good at answering questions when we needed more. We went to some very unusual locations and being at the end of our trip appreciated some sites that not everyone would have seen. We would highly recommend Melinda for your next tour in Budapest.

Darren Vincent

United States
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Balinda was absolutely wonderful. Not only was she knowledgeable and professional but also very considerate of our needs for sustenance and rest rooms along the way. She regulated the time perfectly and promptly as promised returned us to the hotel. She and her driver were the perfect pair for a wonderful day in Budapest!

Tom Massey

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 30/18

the BEST guide EVER....extremely knowledgeable about sites AND history....WONDERFUL. Extremely pleasant personality and her English is great. Taking a car/small bus is the way to do this tour.

Sonya Cohen

Australia
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 29/18

Melinda was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Budapest.

Charles Smith

United States
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Tour: #98623, Half day tour Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Melinda was very professional and very knowledgeable of Budapest. I would use her again and suggest her to anyone that needs a Budapest guide.

Elizabeth Villegas

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

Melinda's tour was perfect for our one day in Budapest prior to embarking on our cruise. Melinda listened to what we wanted to see (primarily areas not included in our ship tour the following day). She delivered a great tour of the Parliament buildings, Jewish Synagogue, beautiful views from the top of the old (Buda) city area. She gave us a thorough history of the area. Our van was very comfortable, the driver excellent. Wonderful tour of a beautiful city by a very knowledgeable guide!!

Dania Saavedra

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation_Dania Saavedra 13 Aug 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Wonderful tour. Had a perfect day touring both Buda & Pest with Melinda. Very informative. Having both a driver and a guide made all the difference. Melinda got off with us and showed us all the sites around Budapest. Took us to a great cafe for some lunch and even a strudel at the Great Market. She also recommended nice places to eat and a river cruise so that we can experience Budapest by night. Highly recommend this tour and this guide.

Helen Mulcahy

New Zealand
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

Thoroughly enjoyed our specially customised tour. Highly recommend Melinda.

Charissa Kovin

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

One of the best tours we've ever taken! Melinda hired a professional driver who navigated the city perfectly. She was patient, passionate, knowledgeable, and highly engaging - we could tell she loved her city of Budapest. She gave us just the right amount of history and culture so much so that we fell in love with Budapest as well! We highly recommend Melinda!

Kym McKnown

Australia
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

What a wonderful day! Melinda was an incredible tour guide and she took us out into the beautiful countryside showing us how locals live. We achieved so much but there was nothing rushed and with Melinda's fabulous knowledge about all the places we visited plus Hungry's history, meant that we learnt so much. Melinda's driver Andrew, was an excellent driver and also such a lovely man. It was like travelling with friends so we would recommend this tour to anyone.

Jay Carter-Coles

United Kingdom
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Last month myself and a crew of 4 were filming in Budapest for a popular TV show in the UK. We were incredibly lucky to have Melinda as our tour guide when traveling around the city. She helped us get some great interviews with locals and was very knowledgable on all of our locations. Melinda was key in arranging transport from one location to another as she was able to book taxi's large enough to transport all the crew and kit! When I return to Budapest for leisure, I will certainly be booking Melinda!

Harvey Kostyk

Canada
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest by private transportation - customized tour for Alice McCaw 13 July 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

We booked this tour with a group of eight. Melinda was our guide who was very personal and very knowledgeable. Come hungry because you get to taste a lot of their local foods. All eight would recommend this tour.

Jeffrey Jordan

United States
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Melinda was extremely flexible and was able to accommodate some last minute changes for us. She was very nice and professional and focused on exactly what we wanted to see. It was a great day in Budapest!

Elliott Dale Rice

United States
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Tour: #95524, Budapest Jewish tour by car with airport drop off_ customized for Elliott Dale Rice 2 July 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Melinda was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to our interests.

Dan Ross

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 24/18

Melinda was an excellent guide for a full day Budapest tour. Her overview of Hungary's history was crystal clear and helped us put what she showed us for the rest of the day into context. Melinda was personable, sensitive to our interests and highly informative. Thank you!

Kevin Penwarden

South Africa
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Tour: 6 hour Tour of Budapest by private transportation Kevin Penwarden 19 June 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jun 19/18

Knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and passionate. Melinda structured an amazing tour for us over 2 days in Budapest. We learnt so much about the history, architecture and people's.

David Ferran

United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest by private transportation - customized tour for David Ferran, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

We had an amazing time with Melinda. It could not have been better and she could not have been nicer. She made everything fun, interesting and exciting. She was extremely well informed and yet delivered the information with laughter and enthusiasm that was contagious. The way that she customized the tour for us ensured that we saw everything we wanted to see without being dragged through things we did not want to see. A trip to the central market with her is a must! We have a new friend!

Mary Lou Byrne

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

We booked this tour for two, and then at the last minute added four new friends we met on our cruise. No problem, said Melinda, and she and her driver were friendly and fun and flexible and totally unruffled by the change. We had a great time hitting all the city's highlights and learning a lot of Hungarian history in the process. She was just terrific and accommodating and friendly and our day-and-a-half with her were the highlights of our trip. Highly, highly recommend!

Mary Lou Byrne

United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Fantastic tour! Melinda took us to both the Great Market Hall and some amazing out-of-the-way places we would never have found on our own. We were blown away by the food and by her knowledge and sense of adventure and fun! Her English is perfect and she's just so much fun! Can't wait to come back to Budapest and hang out with Melinda and eat more lángos!

Richard Maloy

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 3/18

Part of a two-day tour, which we've already rated.

Richard Maloy

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

If you enjoy encyclopedic knowledge of a city, one with a long and often tortured history, you will be enchanted by Melinda. Her intelligent, engaging presentation rolled effortlessly between Budapest's pivotal characters and events (including the consequences), architecture, dynastic successions, and even touched on cuisine. Our group of four finished the two-day tour with a deeper understanding of what went into creating this fascinating and beautiful city. We're past ToursByLocals users, and she's tops

Nihal Ponnamperuma

Australia
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour 1 June 2018 _Nihal Ponnamperuma, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

We wanted to see the Budapest that tourists didn't see and we were very pleased with the excellent tour Melinda provided. It was never boring. She provided us with lots of fascinating insights into the city - taking us through backstreets to hidden gems. Highly recommended.

Martin Vaughan

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #98623, Half day Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 16/18

Four of us (all seniors) booked Melinda for two days, one day Buda and one day Pest. She is an excellent guide, very professional, with detailed knowledge of her city. We had lunch with her both days and truly enjoyed her company. Melinda also went out of her way to help us with Budapest hotels and transportation to Prague, our next stop. She has our highest recommendation! M. Vaughan

Martin Vaughan

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Grant Oxner

Canada
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Tour: 6 hours Budapest walking tour customized for Grant Oxner, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: May 1/18

Melinda provided us with exactly what we were looking for, history, architecture, food, and ambiance. I had contacted Melinda long before our arrival to book the tour only to realize later on that I had gotten the date wrong. So, there we were, needing a tour on May 1, one of the main holidays. Melinda managed to rearrange things so we wouldn't be hampered by closed roads and huge crowds and arranged a private car to shuttle us around. It was one of the best experiences we've had in our travels. Book her!

Michael G.

huntington beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 30/18

Melinda is a wealth of information and very willing to change the scheduled tour based on our desires. She did an awesome job for us and was a lot of fun.

Cindy Schmoker

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

We had the best walking tour with Melinda. She is very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!

Cindy Schmoker

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Melinda was the best. She secured a wonder car for us to tour with. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!!!

Randall W.

United States
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Tour: #94427, Customized tour Randall Wright- April 23, 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 23/18

Great tour. Melinda put together two half day tours for us and it was excellent. It was the last day of our vacation to Eastern Europe and made a wonderful end of the trip.

Jennifer Barget

United States
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Tour: #98623, Half day Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

We really enjoyed our overview tour of Budapest with Melinda! She was delightful to spend time with and very knowledgable!

Tracy Allard

Coppell, TX, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

We liked Melinda so much that we booked a second tour with her! As this was our last day in Budapest, she filled in the gaps of the major sites that we'd already seen and definitely took us off the beaten path for some incredible experiences at the Synagogue, a rustic bar and local farmers market, eclectic memorials and statues throughout the city and more. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Hungary's history, something that our group really enjoyed as we have a couple of history buffs in our family.

Tracy Allard

Coppell, TX, United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Melinda was fantastic and we very much enjoyed our time with her. She was helpful in arranging this tour for us on the best day possible to maximize our experience with the facilities and vendors being available on our tour day. We tasted many local delicacies and learned about Hungarian wines and wine regions. This is a really fun tour that will whet your palette to dive into Hungarian food and culture. We also got a great restaurant recommendation for a traditional rustic meal.

Randi April

United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

The culinary tour was day 2 of our time with Melinda. We enjoyed the different foods we sampled and loved ending our time at the Ruins Bar. A great experience!

Randi April

United States
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Tour: #98623, Half day tour Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 6/18

We had a great morning with Melinda! She was very knowledgeable and gave us a great background of the history of the city. She also gave us a wonderful recommendation for a lunch restaurant.

Catherine Durham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95524, Private tour of Budapest customized for Catherine Durham 26 March 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Melinda was informative, personable and punctual. The tour was catered to the needs of our group and we really enjoyed our morning spent with Melinda. I wish it could have been longer! Melinda made other recommendations for our stay in Budapest, which we explored later. Thoroughly recommended.

Margeau Dyer

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 24/18

Do book Melinda when you tour Hungary! She is very knowledgeable and flexible. We spent 2 days with her, and when she saw that we really loved to visit state rooms in museums and castles, she altered the tour and took us to Goddollah, which ended up being one of the highlights! Melinda is a lovely, warm person who you will enjoy touring with--great with teenagers too!

Robert Lattie

United States
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Tour: #102864, Customized tour Robert Lattie - March 12, 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 12/18

We had visited Budapest last October while on a riverboat cruise. The stop was too short, so we returned to spend several days and booked Melinda for a customized private tour of Budapest and Szentendre to start this trip. It was perfectly arranged for us. Melinda is an expert at her craft. Friendly, knowledgeable and kind.

Adrian St Clair Burke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Melinda was an excellent guide. She made contact in advance to explore our requirements. The tour was most informative. I would recommend this guide and this tour.

Mattias Lecorchick

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Melinda the Magnificent! It would be next to impossible to find a better tour guide. Outstanding knowledge (a walking encyclopedia of Budapest). She knows all the great places to visit and spends the perfect amount of time at each site. Flexible if you need to devote more time to one specific area. Melinda's English is as fluent as any American or Brit speaking and she can translate conversations from Hungarian in a flash. Charming. A totally delightful tour guide.

Debbie Hanrahan

Epping, NSW, Australia
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

For our first time in Budapest, Melinda not only introduced us to wonderful food in interesting, authentic locations but shared with us the history and details of the city. We had an amazing experience and left confident that we could make our own way through the city and get the best from the remainder of our stay. I would not hesitate to book with Melinda again. It is so much better than some soulless hop on hop off tour on a bus!

Andrew Smiley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #102864, Half day Szentendre tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 31/17

Fabulous tour with Melinda. She is very knowledgeable and great fun to be with. It was like chatting with an old friend who we hadn't seen for a while . The highlight was our visit to the Marzipan Museum which she made come alive ! Her humour and enthusiasm are infectious. Because the traffic was so light we had time to visit St Matthias Church on the way back into Budapest. Her tour of the Church was outstanding !

Elizabeth Jatczak

United States
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Tour: #102864, Half day Szentendre tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

Another great day with Melinda! Took a tour to a small lovely town! Touring with Melinda is like sightseeing with a friend!

Elizabeth Jatczak

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Melinda is a fantastic tour guide! My family of 2 adults and 3 teens had a fun day seeing all of Budapest! Highly recommend using Melinda for all of your tours!

Tadd Baker

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation_Tadd Baker, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 23/17

Melinda and our driver did an excellent job! We learned so much about the city of Budapest and the history of Hungary! We were only in town for one day and Melinda outdid herself to make sure we saw all we could! Our driver was always there for us, ready to take us to the next venue. Melinda even helped in booking an evening cruise on the Danube! We very much enjoyed our day and will want to come back to Budapest in the spring or summer! Such a beautiful city! Thank you Melinda!

Barbara Vacketta

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 13/17

Our group of 7 arrived in Budapest ahead of our cruise. We were fortunate to have Melinda introduce us to the city. We covered a lot of the city by foot, tram and metro. She made it very easy for us to return to different locations later on our own. She was extremely well informed on the history of Hungary and Budapest and was a pleasure to meet. I have since recommended her to others visiting Budapest and will continue to do so.

Pamela Sirvio

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 12/17

Melinda was well informed and conscientious. We will cherish our memories from her tour. Thank you.

Denise Verdaguer Duch

Spain
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Tour: #98623, Half day Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 9/17

We had a really great tour with Melinda. She adapted the visit according to our wishes and gave us tips for the following days. She provided an excellent historical perspective to each place we visited. She is really knowledgeable and provide us with a great perspective for our first stay in Budapest. I would definetly recommend a tour with Melinda around the city.

June Barnett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #102864, Half day Szentendre tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 6/17

Our tour with Melinda to Szentendre was so beautiful. What an amazing place. We went to the Marzipan museum and the Micro museum both well worth the visit. Melinda was well informed with the history of this village. We also visited a beautiful Orthodox Church. If you want to visit this beautiful village, go with Melinda you will not be disappointed. She is a first class guide. Peter the driver for the trip was a great guy. His English was excellent and a very good driver, with a clean and comfortable car.

June Barnett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 5/17

Melinda was an excellent guide during our tour of Budapest. Her English was fluently spoken and her knowledge of the history of Budapest was outstanding. She was also very prompt. Melinda was kind and courteous and allowed us to go around the tour at our own pace without feeling rushed. We had a lovely coffee stop also. We always use tours by locals and Melinda made this tour so enjoyable and is highly recommended. Tomas the driver was excellent and the quality of car was extremely clean and comfortable.

Horacio Ortega

Mexico
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 3/17

Nice guide

Mike Greenfield

Riverside, NORTHLAND, New Zealand
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Tour: 6 hours Budapest by private transportation customized for Mike Greenfield, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Nov 25/17

This was our first visit to Budapest. Melinda gave us an excellent introduction to the city and left us wanting to return. She combined travel by car and walking which maximised our time. We never felt rushed and she chose a beautiful restaurant for lunch. As we were there another day without a tour she gave us recommendations of what to do. We experienced a lot in a short time and would recommend Melinda to all. This was an excellent city tour

Kaiting Chen

United States
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Tour: Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Nov 15/17

Yoko Tanaka

Australia
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 12/17

Melinda was just superb! We were a group of 6 business professionals from Australia visiting Budapest for the first time, with almost no prior knowledge of the city or history of Hungary. Melinda's tour covered most major sites, add her deep knowledge and friendly relatable way of describing history continued to attract our team's attention. We enjoyed so much we are still talking about it a week later. The luxury (optional) minivan we requested was tidy, comfortable, I can even recommend it to executives

Cesar D.

Valencia, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Peggy Poziombka

United States
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Tour: #98623, Half day Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Nov 2/17

We enjoyed our time with Melinda as she gave us an overview tour of her wonderful city. She also offered ideas of other things to do during our trip

Tina Coulter

Canada
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

We toured with Melinda for 2- half days, and it was a wonderful way to experience Budapest. Melinda is a very good guide, she knows and loves her city and clearly enjoys sharing it with her clients. Melinda was flexible in her tours allowing for more in-depth explanations when we wanted and needed them. She was very helpful with suggestions on everything from dinning recommendations to Shopping tips and where to find additional information on topics that were of particular interest to us.

Tina Coulter

Canada
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Tour: #98623, Half day Budapest on foot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

John Bongard

Canada
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Again, another wonderful day spent with Melinda exploring the area outside of Budapest. This was our second tour with her and it was just as good as the first. We enjoyed seeing the countryside and her descriptions of what we were seeing. She really knows what she is talking about and we would recommend her to anyone interested in a private tour.

John Bongard

Canada
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 26/17

We were very pleased with our tour with Melinda. She was informative and obviously knows her 'stuff'. I have a knee issue and she was very careful to pace the tour to make it comfortable for me. We would recommend her highly to anyway interested in touring Budapest.

Janice Knox

United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary & Szentendre tour Customized for Janice Knox, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

We had a wonderful time in Budapest and Szentendre with Melinda! Thank you so much! jan

Janice Knox

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car - customized for Janice Knox - 23 Oct 2017, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Cari Campbell

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour 22 Oct_Cari Campbell, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

My family really enjoyed the half day tour with Melinda. Half driving half walking allowed my elderly mom to participate. Melinda was very accommodating and knowledgeable and we saw great hidden gems of the city. Thank you!

Paul Deres

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation_Paul Deres, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Melinda has a great knowledge of Budapest and Hungry. She spend a lot of time making sure that we totally understood the complex history of Budapest and Hungry, including its recent history and the path to independence. She has a relaxed way about her which allows you to really enjoy touring with her. Melinda has a terrific sense of humor and provided excellent recommendations for our hotel and dinner. We highly recommend Melinda to anyone want to experience the wonders of Budapest.

Jay Lehman

United States
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Tour: #173762, Customized Tour of Budapest by private transportation_Jay Lehman, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 6/17

When I first read Melinda's other reviews I thought "wow, she has a lot of relatives" but no, she really is that good. Very knowledgeable in all things Hungarian but also a very charming personality. Fluent English. Highly recommend her for a customized tour as she really tries to find out what her clients are looking for in a tour.

Herb Smith

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour Herb Smith, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Melinda was an exceptional tour guide. My wife and I had a private tour with her. She was not the only tour we did in Budapest but she was by far the best. We sent her the itinerary of the other tours. She reviewed that information and designed a tour that did not have overlap. She was extremely knowledgeable and made our visit to Budapest with her extremely interesting. We highly recommend any tour Melinda would offer a visitor to Budapest.

Jill Rumberger

United States
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Tour: Budapest Nightlife, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 3/17

Melinda was the perfect guide. We had a wonderful time traveling to two wine bars and the oldest Ruin Bar. Along the way she described Budapest and Hungary, its rich history and its people. We were introduced to local delicacies at The Blind Cafe and wonderful wine. At the oldest Ruin Bar we sampled local spirits and enjoyed the ambience. I would highly recommend touring with Melinda. It was a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

Charles Grash

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

Melinda did a wonderful job showing us Budapest. We spent a full day with her and saw everything we had hoped for and more. We also learned so much about Hungary that we had not known. We would highly recommend Melinda for an in depth tour of Budapest.

Michael V.

Pleasanton, CA, United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Melinda was not just an excellent tour guide with a deep knowledge of Budapest, Hungary an the region but was extremely flexible in dealing with our group of 6 where there were many wants and desires. Her communication skills were excellent and was easily understood. She is a great representative for Hungary and I would recommend her without hesitation.

Michael V.

Pleasanton, CA, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Melinda was a rock star. The day we arrived on our Viking cruise the weather was terrible. Melinda worked with us to modify our tour tours in the next 2 days to really see all the things that we missed due to the weather as well as what was originally planned. Her knowledge of Budapest, Hungary and the region as a whole was extremely deep and communicated very well. I would use her again in a heartbeat.

Patrick Givens

United States
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Tour: Danube Bend tour - Szentendre, Visegrád, Esztergom, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 21/17

We had a great day with Melinda. While showing us the countryside outside Budapest, she gave us lots of information on the Hungarian culture. She picked a very neat restaurant for lunch that had delicious typical Hungarian food and an eclectic collection of memorabilia that covered the walls. Very pleasant day.

Patrick Givens

United States
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Tour: 4 hour culinary walk, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 20/17

Melinda, gave us a wonderful customized tour of the food markets. We wanted to obtain a feel for the local people by how they shopped and prepared their foods. Melinda gave us as much detail as possible during the tour so at the end we felt better connected to how the Hungarians lived.

Richard Shu

United States
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Tour: #104197, A romantic day in the Danube Bend, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

Melinda is a wonderful guide, my wife, my sister in law and I had a wonderful tour to the Danube Bend, she was on time, provided us with a very comfortable ride, she is knowledgeable on her subjects, she is patient and so accommodating! Our driver Daniel should also be mention, he is a great driver. We will definitely use and recommend Melinda to our traveling friends. Thanks to Melinda we saw a beautiful countryside of Hungary. Thank you Melissa, see you soon!

Lisa Maxwell

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

The private tour with Melinda was fantastic! It was first class all the way.?We felt like we really discovered the highlights of Budapest. She had a wonderful driver and great coach to take us around. Her knowledge about the history and all of sights was amazing! I would highly recommend Melinda and this tour to everyone who wants to enjoy a beautiful day in Budapest!

Gayle Madole

United States
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Tour: #106053, Culinary Budapest & Castle District, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 11/17

Melinda customized a wonderful culinary tour for us, adding additional places and things we wanted to see and do. She even bought us samples to try at the market. She was a great guide and our tour was just what we wanted. Thanks, Melinda, for making our time in Budapest perfect!

Dennis Crawford

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 2/17

5 Stars for Melinda! She is a professional, intelligent, articulate and interesting tour guide. Her perspective on Budapest as well as Hungarian history was fascinating which made absorbing a great deal of information during our tour enjoyable. Her sense of humor complimented her historical knowledge nicely. Our party of four got all their questions answered in a fun and satisfying way. We highly recommend Melinda to others who want an excellent memory of their time in Budapest.

Jacklyn Sacco

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

Melinda was a charming, informative tour guide. She remained enthusiastic throughout the long day, sharing her knowledge clearly and matching her pace to ours. She loves her city and it shows. Her English was excellent. We loved our day with her.

Maureen T.

United States
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Tour: 6 hours Budapest by private transportation customized for Maureen Trimm, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Aug 28/17

Melinda created a custom tour day for 4 seniors in Budapest, combining hidden gems tour and food tour. We had already taken the Viking riverboat included city tour and wanted to see other sites. Her van and driver were terrific, taking us to places not on the normal tour schedule. Melinda is very knowledgeable, accommodating to our needs, and generally fun to be around. We would highly recommend her and this tour as an addition to a more general city tour, or in place of such!

Carol Ketover

BOCA RATON, FL, United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Melinda was fabulous. Our last visit to Budapest was in 1981. The city was sad, shabby and full of Soviet military. Today, the city is alive and vibrant with happy people. Melinda presented the best of Budapest and left us happy for the city and very pleased with her expertise and rapport. She is five star!

John A.

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car 5 hrs_ John Arnold 23 Aug, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Shelia Moorman

Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

Melinda was the perfect guide for us. She provided us with a gentle walking experience, while also having a panoramic driving tour of Budapest. Melinda is knowledgeable, personable and a wonderful communicator. We recommend her without reservation. Our experiences with Tours By Local have been excellent.

Lynne George

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 9/17

Melinda was a wonderful tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. She tailored the tour to our interests and even assisted us in arranging other activities for our time in Budapest. Her driver was also excellent and we could not have asked for a better way to see a beautiful and unique city.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Melinda was a joy to be with. Knowledgeable, interesting and energetic. We had a wonderful day and only wished we had more time. Budapest has so much to see. Love walking and using public transportation.

Robert Mays

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Melinda was wonderful. As a traveler, your experience can only be as good as the planning and effort you put into it. Because Melinda and I communicated prior to our holiday in Budapest, she was able to lay out an itinerary that met and exceeded our expectations of what we wanted to experience on our excursion. It flowed and it was fabulous. A big "Thank You" to Melinda.

Franklin Nagy

United States
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Tour: #102864, Off the beaten track and Godollo Palace - full day private tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 4/17

We booked tours with Melinda for 2 days, one in Budapest proper and the other into the countryside around Budapest. Melinda selected a perfect cross-section of stops for us, and she demonstrated a deep knowledge of the history and geography of each. Melinda's command of English is excellent and she provided a first-rate driver and car for both excursions. Melinda was punctual, attentive to my wife and I, and was flexible in providing choices for the itinerary. Melinda is a true professional!