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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Alan Burgdorf

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

James Harper

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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    
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.

Sonya Cohen

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

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

Helen Mulcahy

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

Thoroughly enjoyed our specially customised tour. Highly recommend Melinda.

Dan Ross

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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!

Mary Lou Byrne

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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!

Richard Maloy

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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

Pamela Sirvio

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

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

Cesar D.

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

John Bongard

Canada
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Jay Lehman

United States
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Tour: #173762, Customized Tour of Budapest by private transportation_Jay Lehman, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Charles Grash

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Shelia Moorman

Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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    
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.

Robert Mays

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
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.

Mont Ringer

United States
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Tour: #173762, 6 hour Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation Mont Ringer 29 July 2017, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 29/17

Melinda was very knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions and moved at a pace that was comfortable for our group. I would recommend her without any reservations. Besides all that, she is a really nice person!

Vicki Boone

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 18/17

Gordon Pearce

United Kingdom
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 16/17

We spent a wonderful day with Melinda who proved to be great company and for whom nothing was too much trouble. She really knows her subject and her English is excellent. Melinda was constantly concerned that we saw the things that we had picked out as well as the more usual sites. We were able to sit and talk about many aspects of the city's culture and history, and at the end of the day felt we had learnt a great deal in the most enjoyable way. Her driver George was charming and they made a great team.

Sandy Lipkin

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 22/17

Janet Murphy

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 18/17

Melinda is a fantastic tour guide! She is very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible and spoke fluent English! We were very lucky that Melinda had a great driver George because we woke up to rain and it was windy and rainy much of the day. Melinda really knew how to let us see and experience the major sites around and pest despite the weather. We learned a lot and also had fun. We went to a great restaurant in Budapest that we all enjoyed. I would definitely recommend Melinda for a tour!

Thomas Grant

United States
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Tour: #173762, 6 hour Tour of Budapest by private transportation Thomas Grant, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 19/16

Melinda was a wonderful guide who gave us great insights into Budapest. She was very understanding of the cold conditions, and made sure we were comfortable. By the end of the tour, she felt like an old friend. And as a professor myself, I deeply appreciated her ability to teach us about the history of the city and nation in an entertaining yet careful way. We would certainly hire Melinda again.

Thomas Gusdorff

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation_Thomas Gusdorff, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 23/16

Once again Toursbylocals comes through. We had a crammed full, wonderful day in Budapest with Melinda. We had only a limited time in the city and Melinda did her best to show us the highlights. Her vast knowledge of history and culture was much appreciated and we got a great insiders look at the city

Lance Lim

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 2/16

This is a late post. Melinda and our driver were great. We had a 1 day tour and I think we covered all of Budapest's must sees. She answered all questions and was very informative. Our driver was never far away. Guided private tours are best way to go if you have limited time. Our lunch together at a restaurant of her suggestion was also excellent. I will highly recommend her.

Jeanne Arcelle

United States
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Tour: #173762, Tour of Budapest customized for Joan Follmann, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 20/16

Melinda was awesome! She customised our tour for 15 people. She is very knowledgeable of Budapest. She was very accommodating and flexible during the tour (and we are not the easiest group of tourists, ha!) She spent a lot of time prior to our arrival getting to know who we were and what we wanted from the tour. I highly recommend her for your tour of Budapest! All 15 of us were very pleased with her as a tour guide and with all of the tour! Thanks Melinda!

David DeHaan

Bozeman, MONTANA, United States
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Tour: #173762, 6 hour Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation David DeHaan 14 Sep, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 14/16

Melinda is the perfect guide to show you the best of Budapest in a day.

Paul Firestone

Canada
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation_Paul Firestone_25 August, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 25/16

Our guide, Melinda, was absolutely wonderful. We had high expectations about Budapest and what we hoped to see in our full day tour. Melinda made sure that not only were our expectations met but were exceeded. She is knowledgeable of the city of Budapest and was flexible to our needs and what we wanted to see. It proved to be a wonderful day.

Phil Erli

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 23/16

Melinda is an excellent guide who takes pride in her work and is obviously well prepared to bring Budapest to life for her guests. My wife and I were impressed and felt the tour was time well spent and well worth the cost. I would highly recommend Melinda to other visitors Her English is excellent.

Frazee C.

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation_ Frazee Cozby, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 14/16

Excellent guide; easy to understand. Shared so much history with us and showcased her lovely city. We used her for three full days, incorporating other tours she offered. Can highly recommend her.

Allan L.

Sacramento, CA, United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 18/16

Melinda is an excellent host and guide to Budapest. She is very knowledgeable, fun, and sensitive to her guests interests and needs. I informed her ahead of time that I use a walker and have difficulty with cobblestones. She arranged a special van for ease of access and controlled the pace quite well based on my ability. Her enthusiasm for her City is contagious and made for many special memories for us to take home regarding this amazing place. We heartily recommend her.

Suzanne McMahon

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 12/16

Melinda and her driver, Leslie, were most professional both in their appearance and their handling of our tour. Melinda kept in touch with us before the tour and ensured that she knew what we wanted. She reconfirmed our tour the day before and was at the appointed place 15 minutes early. She gave us exactly the type of tour we wanted by showing us the more local side of Budapest. She left us with a list of recommendations on what to do for the rest of our stay.

Fred Luevano

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 16/16

Melinda was outstanding! She is very skilled in guiding principles, knows her history very well, is very skilled in customer satisfaction, and always willing to do whatever it takes to meet customer requests. We really appreciated her support during our Budapest Tour and recommend her highly!

Barry Pemsler

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 12/16

Melinda was a joy to spend the day with, seeing and learning about the major and most scenic areas and edifices in Budapest. She was extremely knowledgable, offered extensive basic history and arcane information that really added to our appreciation of this fascinating city. She provided a comfortable large motor coach for the four of us, took us to a wonderful restaurant (not a tourist joint) serving excellent local specialties. She was eager to make sure we got the full measure of this great tour.

Liz Peterson

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation_customized for Liz Peterson_8 May, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 8/16

Melinda was outstanding! Our last day in Budapest was spent touring with her. As asked, she showed us a different side of the city, parks, monuments and a number of places we were unable to visit with our larger cruise ship group. After spending a wonderful day with her, we felt we had truly experienced Budapest. She is knowledgeable and her love of the city and its history comes through. She took us to a wonderful local restaurant in a charming neighborhood for lunch, an experience we loved. Outstanding!

Deno Barroga

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 7/16

Melinda was really nice and kind. I had a very good time visiting the different areas of Budapest. I would highly recommend Melinda as your tour guide. She was also on time and the city of Budapest ifs beautiful.

Suzanne Joyce

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 5/16

Melinda was wonderful. The car and driver was perfect since Budapest is so spread out. Ny recommendation is "do your homework" before tour. I didn't and I know I would have had many more questions about this great city. Melinda is very knowledgeable and charming.

Jolayne Turner

United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 10/15

Melinda is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide and more importantly a nice and interesting person. We went on a private tour of Budapest by car and it was great. We learned a lot and we had one of our best meals of our trip at a restaurant she took us to. We saw everything we wanted to see plus a few bonus things that were not touristy- I appreciated that. She is a lovely person and a great guide and the driver she had was also very nice and helpful. Thanks for a great tour of beautiful Budapest!

Larry Nebel

Laguna beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #173762, Grand Tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 11/15

Great day and saw many things we would never have found on our own - Melinda is knowledgeable and pleasant and flexible - We are very pleased with our day