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.
David FerranUnited States
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 ByrneUnited States
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!
Tracy AllardCoppell, TX, United States
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 AprilUnited States
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!
Debbie HanrahanEpping, NSW, Australia
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!
Janice KnoxUnited States
We had a wonderful time in Budapest and Szentendre with Melinda! Thank you so much! jan
Michael V.Pleasanton, CA, United States
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.
Gayle MadoleUnited States
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!
Richard B.United States
Melinda is both a thoroughly professional guide and a warm, personable human being. She is attentive to your personal needs, shows very good grasp of Budapest the city and of Hungarian history. Also, we asked for a culinary focus in our tour, and she gave us a very personal insight into two of the main public markets. Melinda and her driver colleague gave us a terrific experience in Budapest. Highly recommended!
Sandy LipkinUnited States
Melinda did a great job showing us several culinary food items of Budapest. We first went to the Central food market and she introduced us to several specialty items e.g. local hams, salami, studel. Melinda then organized a special wine tasting when she found out my husband was a sommelier. Our group was impressed to learn so much about Hungarian wines.We were running a little late due to our inquisitive nature about new things. However, Melinda found time to take us to a local "cave bar". Great Tour!
Susan WauerGeneva, ILLINOIS, United States
If you are a foodie; the Budapest Market Hall is for you! Melinda customized our tour to include public transportation so with a little hand holding we confidently found our way just like a local. Staring our day at the Market Hall Sausage shop, then onto strudel with a little shopping thrown in. Then off to a local wine cellar for a tasting and a cheese platter. Melinda's tours fill up quickly so plan ahead and you won't be disappointed!
Very knowledgeable guide who was able to answer any questions we had. Took us to a local restaurant to try local Hungarian food, rather than a tourist spot. Price was well worth the money and driver was excellent.
Scott KocurekUnited States
This tour is great for getting a taste of the local flavors. The market is interesting and fun to walk through. We tried a few of the local salamis, at a typical Hungarian lunch, enjoyed an apple strudel and then did a little wine tasting. The wine tasting was off the "beaten path" and the owners were very knowledgable about the local wines. All the wines were great.
Jason PecciaUnited States
Budapest has so much to offer in the world of quality eats and delicious wines. Of course the Great Market is an amazing collection of all the rich, deep flavors that make up Hungarian cuisine. Melinda was extremely deft at navigating the market and melting down the overwhelming selection into perfect bite size experiences. Melinda also contrasted the Great Market with a smaller market and a local grocery store where we sampled the cake of the year! Perfect tour for the traveling foodie.
Stan BowersUnited States
Melinda is very knowledgeable and presented a well orchestrated tour.
Ashley RigterUnited States
Melinda was wonderful! She showed us some amazing stalls at the Grand Market and a great ruin bar as well! She knows a ton about the history of Budapest and met us promptly at our hotel, wonderful way to start our trip!!
Melinda was an excellent guide! She was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and we enjoyed taking local transportation, meeting people in the market and visiting a quirky bar to try local palinka! We highly recommend this tour to others. Great to be able to have a current look at life in a big city like Budapest!
Natalie OwensUnited States
We had a wonderful first afternoon in Budapest. Melinda was very flexible with our schedule allowing us to schedule our tour in the afternoon after our arrival flight. She picked us up at our hotel and helped us get a lay of the land. We took the tram and underground as well as walking thought the city to the market and to the ruin bar. We certainly saw more and tasted local food than we would have on our own. Would certainly reocommend Melinda for another tour.
Mike ThompsonCharlotte, NC, United States
Melinda was great! We very much enjoyed our visit to Budspest, and had so much fun with our wonderful guide. We will definitely come back to Budapest and would love to spend more time with Melinda!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it's so nice to hear from you, and good luck with the gulyas recipe ;-)
Katherine LloydUnited States
Melinda was an outstanding tour guide. It was a pleasure to spend the day touring Budapest and sampling all the great food Hungary has to offer. She was kind, smart, and really flexible. I highly recommend Melinda as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katherine, I also enjoyed the time soent with your group! Cheers :-))
Brooke KaineUnited States
Melinda did a wonderful job of showing us around in Buda. She had strong working knowledge of local history including where to eat. Brought history alive for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brooke and Ann, thank you, hope to see you back one day :)