Judy Tullywarren, MB, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, Judy!
Bálint is an amazing guide! On short notice he and I undertook an all day family history sleuthing journey to multiple small towns scattered about an hour outside Budapest. With his exceptional translation skills and finesse with town officials and local townspeople alike, we solved the longstanding mystery of the location of my great-grandparent's home and we found living relatives that my family never knew we had. Bálint made this a trip of a lifetime! I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kim, thank you very much for your rating! It is so great that we managed to trace back your history, found your old family home and even living relatives! Our journey felt like a road trip movie: following the clues until the last scene with the reunion. What an experience! Fondly, Balint
Richard SommersUnited States
I'm so saddened to say goodbye to Balint and the wonderful experiences we had with him and his tours. Today's full-day tour of Buda and Pest was every bit as outstanding as our experience with Balint yesterday on a Danube Bend tour. His attention to planning and to detail provided a truly exceptional tour of Budapest, even to the point of timing our view of the Parliament Building to the exact timing for the changing of the guard! His kind, intelligent, delightful manner was the icing on the cake!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating! I'm so happy we had two such great days together and that you enjoyed your time in Hungary! I wish you a memorable rivercruise and I hope to see you again in Budapest! Fondly, Balint
Kenneth CarmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating, Kenneth! It was a pleasure spending time with you! Fondly, Balint
Loren PannierUnited States
Our tour with Balint was superb in every way. Punctual, knowledgeable, great personality, eager to answer any and all questions about history and culture, etc. He "read" his clients well and tailored the tour to our interests. He selected a lovely restaurant for lunch and joined us to continue our learning experience. Ten/ten, this is a tour to be remembered. He left us wanting more. We would give him the highest rating possible. Any travelers would be fortunate to have a day with this guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loren, thank you so much for your 5 stars rating! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your tour in Budapest. It was a great day together, thank you for your open mindedness and willingness to learn about our culture and history! It was a pleasure being with you! I hope to see you again. Best wishes, Balint
Daniel HeathUnited States
I have been fortunate in my life to have traveled to over 90 countries but for whatever reason, this was my first visit to Budapest and Hungary. I can say, unequivocally, I had the best & most engaging learning experience with Balint than I've ever had with others. Ever. For the basics, his knowledge & presentation skills flawless, English perfect & unaccented 100%. His BMW great. His skill in the narrative of tying historical info to today's Hungary & the world was spellbinding. 1000% go with him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daniel, thank you so very much for your kind feedback and your rating! What a great experience it is when two people from half the world apart from each other have the chance to spend a day together and we both come to the realization that we have much-much more in common than how much separates us. I enjoyed every moment of our time together, I wish we had some more days to share thoughts and insights with eachother. I hope to see you soon again! Fondly, Balint
John KirbyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you so much for your 5 stars rating! Best regards, Balint
Bradford HildebrandtUnited States
Balint is a great tour guide. I would highly recommend him. He made our last day in Budapest memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Brad, thank you very much for your kind feedback! I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour and your last day in Budapest was memorable! Have a safe and relaxing flight back home and enjoy your well deserved Tokaji wine! Many greetings, Balint
Betsy M.United States
Balint was incredible! He arranged every detail perfectly. His English is outstanding and his accent is very easy to understand. His knowledge is exceptional and he is a joy to be around. Our family of 11 had such fun with him and we are thrilled that we have booked him for 3 more tours during our visit to Hungary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Betsy, thank you so much for your feedback! I'm more than happy that you all enjoyed the tour! In fact I'm also having a great time with you and your charming family! I can't wait for our tours to the countryside, there is so much beauty awaiting you there to see and experience! Many greetings, Balint
Jospeh TwistUnited States
Balint gave the most wonderful personalized tour of Budapest I could ever imagine. If there was something worth seeing in Budapest, we saw it. I told him in advance that I had a special interest in the architecture of churches, so he made a special point of including these. He was so knowledgeable about everything. He made the city come alive. If I asked the year a bridge opened, he could tell me the month as well. At the end of the day I felt as though I was saying good-bye to a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joe, thank you for your very kind rating! :) I am so happy that you enjoyed Budapest. It was a great day together indeed and I hope to see you again soon! All the very best, Balint
Cathie MannHouston, TX, United States
Balint was a delight and so accommodating. He is very knowledgeable and gave us such great incite into your fabulous City through his interesting narrative. He answered a million questions and provided such a clear historical picture. But a special bonus for us - he drove politely and not too fast!! Balint also gave us great advice on a restaurant and was very willing to deal with our schedule and our frequent stops for photos, etc. We highly recommend him to all!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cathie, many-many thanks for your very kind response! I'm so happy that you had a good time in Budapest with me! :) All the very best, Balint
We are so happy that we were lucky enough to have Balint as our tour guide! Balint not only took excellent care of us and catered to our every need and interest but he also went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful time. If it were not for Balint we would not have discovered so many interesting places such as the market at ruin bar and the hospital in the rock and we would not have seen so many beautiful views. Because of Balint, Budapest is now one of our favorite cities in the world!:)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ronnie!! Enjoy the rest of you stay in Budapest! I hope to see you again! :)
Robert Waldbaum Mdmanhasset, NY, United States
he was a great guide 5 star he picked up us in a nice car and took us all over buda and pest we had lunch in the ny grill where we had lunch 10 years ago he called and made the arrangements he took us to tha hospital under the rucks he was knowledgeable and organized recommend him most highly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating!! :)
Theresa McConvilleUnited States
If it were possible to give more than 5 stars, I would do so. I communicated with Balint, prior to our tour, so he was aware of our interests and physical strengths and weaknesses. This enabled him to create an itinerary (very flexible itinerary) to accommodate not only those things, but the weather. His English was so good, I assumed he had studied abroad in an English-speaking country. Although not the case, he spoke fluently and clearly. He was thoughtful and considerate and he clearly LOVES his city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Theresa for your feedback!! I'm very glad that you and Ron enjoyed the tour! It was a fantastic day indeed and I also had a great time being in your company! :) Warm Regards, Balint
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Balint is very nice and took me to see so many things in Budapest. All the best picture taking spots and the weather was beautiful. I am thankful that I got to see many things today. Budapest is just so beautiful, the architecture and the history is fascinating. Balint also knew some quick shortcuts along the way which was very helpful. I would highly recommend Banlint as your tour guide for Budapest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deno, many thanks for your very kind comment! :) It was an awsome day together, I really enjoyed your upbeat, friendly attitude! Thanks for the cool slang terms you thaught me! :) Hope to see you again and enjoy the rest of your stay in Budapest!
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
Great experience. Balint was our guide and was superb. Great wealth of knowledge, fun, experienced. Would recommend without any reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind feedback! I'm very glad that you enjoyed our day together. It was my pleasure getting to know you and I hope to see you again soon! :)
Kathleen PeppardUnited States
Balint was flexible, resourceful, and considerate. He was able to take all of our individual places of interest and create a wonderful full day tour. Balint also was able to suggest other places we might be interested in seeing and when we still had time in our day just add it on. One of our favorite spots was a last minute tour of the opera house. I highly recommend Balint, he is extremely knowledgeable historically and artistically about the city of Budapest. Big Thank You!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kathleen, thank you so much for your kind feedback! I'm very glad you both enjoyed our day together! And indeed it was great to fit in the Operahouse visit. :) Enjoy the rest of your vacation! All the best, Balint
Lara NusbaumUnited States
Budapest is an amazing city, but Balint made our trip. We travel a lot for my husband's business and I have hired a lot of different tour guides and I would rank Balint as one of the best I have ever had. Professional, accommodating, full of information about not only the big tourist attractions, but the less known things. We will be back and we will hire him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind feedback! I am very happy that you enjoyed your time in Budapest so much! I'm looking forwart to meeting you again, I'm already loaded with ideas for you. :) Best Regards
Lara NusbaumUnited States
We hired Balint for a full day in Budapest and enjoyed him and the tour so much we hired him again to take us out of Budapest to see the countryside. Was a fantastic tour specialized for us and our 9 month old child. He is a great guide and will hire him again when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Lara! I also enjoyed every moment that we spent together. And Caroline is a real little angel, it was great to have her around. Say hello to Ed please! All the best to you all, see you next time! :)
Doris GordonUnited States
Balint went far and above the expectations of a tour guide. He was so considerate! He was enjoyable, knowledgeable and shared the love of the country he was born in. I highly recommend Balint for your experience in Budapest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback and also for the fun day together! I am very happy that you enjoyed our time together in Hungary as much as I did. :)