Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary by Tour Guide Melinda K.

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Melinda K.
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Jay Carter-Coles

United Kingdom
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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!

Martin Vaughan

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

Mattias Lecorchick

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Elizabeth Jatczak

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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!

Jacklyn Sacco

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Alejandro Castillo

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 10/17

Alina is a young girl, despite her young age, she is extremely knowledgeable in the history of Russia and specially Moscow. Does her job with professionalism and dedication. Did her best taking us to places and trying to show us all she could in the short time we spent in Moscow. At the end, she provided us with tips and directions to go and see a few more things that our limited time did not allow us to visit during the tour. She is energetic, friendly and answered all our question to our satisfaction.

Harry A.

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 17/17

First rate tour with a wonderful, engaging and knowledgeable guide. Melinda really knows Budapest and she provided great detail and insight which we did not get from a river cruise guide the previous day. Highly recommend this tour and especially Melinda as your guide.

Tim Richard

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 5/17

Melinda was great at giving enough information about the sites without going overboard. She was able to elaborate if asked. She took us to a lovely place for lunch and customised the tour to meet our needs. It was very very enjoyable and I will recommend her to my friends and family!

Andy Buresh

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 10/16

Melinda's tour was a great way to start our visit. Very pleasant & knowledgeable.

Dorothy M.

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 7/16

Our group of four spent six hours with Melinda in Budapest. Everything was perfect from our first communications regarding the tour until we parted after a great day. She was very willing to tailor the tour to our specific requests, she was early meeting us at the hotel and was a thoroughly enjoyable guide. Her English is great, she's extremely knowledgeable regarding the city's history and also very willing to share and expound on a variety of topics when asked. We give her 10 out of 10!!!

Steven Simonsen

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 8/16

It is easy to see why Melinda is in such demand as a tour guide. She is very personable, articulate and speaks very good English. She let us tell her what we wanted to see, and then molded the tour to include our requests but with enough time and sequence to see most of the major features of Pest. We saw far more in our available day than we ever could have on our own, highly recommended. Thank you Melinda

Raj Kamdar

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 6/16

I thoroughly enjoyed the tours with Melinda. She is a friendly, very informative guide who takes the time to explain in detail the key aspects of the area with a personal touch which includes interesting historical facts and anecdotes. She is very knowledgeable and able to answer most questions in depth. Drivers were also friendly and informative. Melinda also went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and satisfied throughout the tour. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Sunita Banerjee

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 22/16

Cathy Meyers

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 18/16

Melinda was terrific. She guided us through the public transport system, to local eating spots and was very well informed.

Brian Elrod

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 3/16

Melinda was excellent. I travel a lot, and we always get a private tour in any city that we visit. Melinda was witty, entertaining, knowledgeable, and flexible. She arranged for a car to transport us around so that our time was used more wisely, and we could get more panoramic views. She also arranged transport from Vienna to Bratslavia then Budapest by a private car. Her sources were so much less expensive than anything that I could find. I would use her again in a heartbeat. Brian

Allan Shanberg

Laguna Beach, CA., United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 10/16

I would give her 6 stars if I could. Perfect guide, very knowledgeable, took the 4 of us at our pace, made many suggestions of what yo do on our own. One of best guides we have ever used in all Europe. Extremely pleasant personality

Kevin Page

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 29/16

5 out of 5. Melinda was excellent. She picked us up from our apartment and catered the tour to our interests. She was extremely knowledgeable about the city and she made sure we got the most out of our experience. We never felt rushed and she stayed with us for nearly 1 hour longer than our tour just to make sure we knew where to go and where we should return to for the evening. I highly recommend a tour with Melinda.

Philip Glennon

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 19/16

Melinda's tour was absolutely terrific. She has lots of energy and a great sense of humor. We went all over the city and as a bonus learn dhow to navigate the subway and trams. Besides the usual tourist stops she showed us some funky bars and high end coffee houses. A great time!

Diane Ostrosky

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 23/16

Melinda was a perfect guide. Knowledgeable and fun. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend her

Jason Peccia

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Feb 3/16

Making the difficult look easy is perhaps the highest compliment a professional can be paid. A tour of Andrassy Boulevard or touring Castle Hill becomes a walk with your new Hungarian friend. Melinda's easy manor and superior knowledge of Budapest help make the time go by without even noticing you were on a tour. She will leave you with a strong base knowledge that you can use when exploring on your own.

Dawn Ritz

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest_ customized for Dawn Ritz 24 Oct, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 24/15

Melinda was a wonderful guide through Budapest. She was so knowledgeable about the history of Budapest. We saw a great variety of sites and walked at a nice slow pace so we could keep up. Our lunch was wonderful in the castle district. We ended our tour with wine tasting at a very cute local shop. We would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks again Melinda for making our stay in Budapest so nice!

Rochelle ( Shellie ) Smith

Canada
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest customized for Shellie Smith 03 Oct 2015, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 3/15

We have recommended Tours By Locals to everyone we know who is, or may be, travelling in the near future. They have been an asset to every trip taken. They go above and beyond.....keep up the good work! Allan and Shellie Smith

David Clark

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 24/15

On a recent trip, we had the good fortune of spending the day with Melinda. The tour designed by her was the perfect introduction to the sights and history of this great city. Melinda was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Our conversations flowed easily as we learned and shared together. It was hard to imagine that we had just met because we felt so comfortable with her. We would highly recommend Melinda as a tour guide to anyone visiting Budapest. She took the experience to the highest level.

David Klacik

Mars, PA, United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 21/15

Melinda was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about her country and Budapest and her language skills made the tour a total pleasure. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a thorough tour of Budapest.

Ed K.

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest_customized for Ed Kelly, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 20/15

Melinda gave the best tour that we had while in Europe. We had a group of 8 and Melinda arranged for private transportation. It is the best way to tour Budapest !! Her knowledge of Budapest and Hungary's rich history was first rate. She is outgoing, fluent in English and willing to share her insights into her beloved city. Thanks for the day that was simply the best !!!

Michael Kraklow

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 21/15

Our tour guide, Melinda, was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable. She asked us what we wanted to see and she tailored the tour to our needs. Melinda was also very personable and during the full day tour, we saw a lot of the beautiful city of Budapest. If you are looking for a guide, we would very much recommend Melinda.

Patricia Tiller

Australia
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 18/15

Melinda is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We highly recommend her for a day tour in Budapest.

Bardin D.

Australia
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest walking, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 13/15

My husband and I decided last minute to go to Budapest for a day and we were recommended to find a guide from this website. Melinda took us for 7 hours - and she did a wonderful job of showing us as much as possible in a short period! Melinda was very friendly, helpful and so knowledgable about the city. It was also great to hear her experience growing up in Hungary as a true local! The day went so quickly and we had a fantastic day!

Hilda S.

Colombia
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 4/15

Gillian Munro

United States
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Tour: #111704, Customized tour Gillian Munro 28 June 2015, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 28/15

If you need a guide in Budapest you would be crazy not to go with Melinda. She put a tour together with everything we wanted to do - 1/2 day in Budapest, 1/2 day in Szentendre, and after a couple of hours to freshen up took us to try Langos and to a ruin pub. We had a wonderful day and evening with her and I could not recommend anyone more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gillian, thank you so much! I wish you many more great trips, you were such lovely company, we definitely had a fun day together :))

Karen Zachary

United States
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Tour: #111704, Customized tour Karen Zachary 25 May, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 25/15

Melinda set a tour for use to take us places where the tour bus couldn't. The first one was a short one which we requested a traditional Hungarian restaurant. It was perfect for our first night.

Paul Earnshaw

United Kingdom
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest for Paul Earnshaw, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 1/15

Melinda was very informative about all aspects of Hungary's history and we gained so much knowledge from a great day out seeing great sites. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, thank you, I wish you and your family all the best and I hope you will return soon :)

Frank Braccia

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 4/14

Melinda...Outstanding guide who gave our group(4 couples)a real life insight of the people, points of interest as well as areas within the city off the beaten path..Frank..New York

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank, thank you! You were a fantastic group, it was a pleasure to show you around! Welcome back any time! Melinda

Raajeev Sharma

India
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 1/14

Brad Baker

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 22/14

We would recommend Melinda as a guide to anyone, and would ask her to guide us again, should we return to Budapest. Melinda was extremely knowledgeable about Budapest,very friendly and easy to talk with, courteous to us at all times, even when we asked lots of questions, humorous, and highly professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brad and Cynthia, thanks a lot! Hope to see you back one day :)

Brad Baker

United States
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 21/14

Ditto our comments on the previous tour!

Leah Garhovd

Norway
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Tour: #111704, Grand Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 2/14

Our day with Melinda was wonderful. She was personable, easy to be with and sensitive to our needs. Her knowledge of Hungarian history and her ability to boil it down to explain the long long history in an understandable and interesting way made learning a delight. We especially appreciated her sharing some of her personal and family experiences with us. Her advice enabled us to make the most of the rest of our trip more enjoyable. Our driver was amazing and wonderful too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leah and Steinar, thank you, it was fun to spend the day with you. The goat cheese you brought me is really delicious ;) Hope to see you back one day! Warm hugs from Budapest