Brian BarkmanUnited States
Andrea is so knowledgeable and has such personal history of Budapest that she will amaze you. Even her last name is translated to "Hungary". It adds so much to the depth of a tour when someone can relate real family history with all of the deep history that exists here. She also kept the day moving and covered more than we even expected. And then she went above and beyond by arranging a evening dinner cruise on the Danube with some people we were meeting later. We highly recommend her service.
Elaine PaciccoUnited States
Morris RobinsonUnited Kingdom
We were a group of 8 people, all in our 50's and in Budapest for the first time. I have used toursbylocals for many years and in many cities around the world. 90% of the tour guides have been excellent worthy of 5 stars, however every so often you come across a jewel in the crown , both as a tour guide and as an individual. Andrea was that exception. Her insight; knowledge and perspective was next to none and delivered in perfect English with a passion that electrified our tour.
Ari JacobyUnited States
Andrea was punctual and ready to go. She discussed the points of interest my wife had previously mapped out and we set off. As we proceeded she provided interesting and informative commentary, in excellent English. At each stop she knew exactly what we wanted and ensured it happened. Photo opportunities and interior visits where requested were no trouble. Her driver was also excellent, with a very good knowledge of where we needed to go. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andrea to anyone.
Ronald CarbisUnited States
Everyone should use tours by locals. Being with or guide Andrea was like visiting an old friend.
Marc BlakemanEmeryville, CA, United States
Andrea was amazing. I hired Andrea to take myself and my 69 year old parents on a tour of Budapest and she could not have been more knowledgeable and accommodating. My mother has mobility issues and Andrea made sure to pace things perfectly for her. It was a great tour!!!
Richard ParraLos Angeles, CA, United States
Words can really never do justice to a genuine human encounter. Andrea is a brilliant person but a much brighter soul. I will never forget Budapest because of this special woman of vigor and passion. We learned, we laughed, and we are better people for our meeting. I discovered that under that genius mind of her's is a soul that feels at ease with the impact of communism as well as the 13th century Persian mystic poet Rumi. I will always remember Andrea, she is Budapest at its best.
Thomas H L.Stavanger, Norway
Great tour. Great guide - who gave us such a nice background on the people and the city. One of our very favorite tours (out of dozens taken). Would recommend either any time.
Dana WinslowUnited States
We particularly enjoyed the private house tour on the Buda side where we saw an example of a villa built by a wealthy entrepreneur with wonderful style and taste.
Dana WinslowUnited States
Always fascinating to learn about a foreign culture through the foods they eat, and Andrea has a wonderful sense of joy about Hungarian foods!
John ChaseUnited States
Andre gave a great tour,despite having a family emergency. She quickly adjusted and helped salvage the rest of the day. This tour seems expensive, but after doing it, having the separate driver gave us much more time to see the city rather than finding parking all day. Well worth it. She was knowledgeable and congenial and we had a great day.
My friend for whom I made this booking was extremely impressed with Andrea and her service throughout the day in Budapest.
Veronika GelbUnited States
Daniel was knowledgable about the history, politics and architecture of this beautiful city. He is a fluent English speaker. Our transportation was comfortable. Daniel was personable and was able to relate to all in our group from the kids to our 79 year old mother. He arranged for us to have lunch in an excellent and reasonably priced restaurant. Overall a wonderful experience
Harvey CohenUnited States
Andrea and her driver did a wonderful job. She was very thorough with the tour and went into wonderful details. She is a very pleasant woman who has an in depth knowledge and passion for Budapest. We were very pleased with all aspects of the tour. The driver was very professional and courteous. We would not hesitate to take another tour with Andrea.
Alan WeinstockUnited States
We had the pleasure of having Andrea as our guide for an all day tour of Budapest. It was one of the best tours we have been on. Andrea covered Budapest with us from the hills of Buda to the flat plain of Pest. Her English is excellent, and her fund of knowledge extraordinary. She has a passion for her work and is able to clearly impart a complicated history to you in an understandable fashion. You couldn't pick a better guide to see the most beautiful city of Budapest.
Andrea is a lady who knows her city and her country and their history and is able to convey this information clearly in a way that holds your interest and makes you want to know more...and guess what..she can answer any questions asked of her. We got insights into current affairs and the impact of historical events on a resilient country. There is nowhere in the city that we did not see or visit. I cannot imagine a more effective way to see and learn about such a beautiful city than this tour with Andrea
Margaret MillerUnited States
Andrea knows so much history and is able to explain it all. We toured all the major sites and covered slot of ground in 7 hours. The car was immaculate and very comfortable for 4 guests. I would highly recommend Andrea! She was fantastic !!
Jay YoungermanUnited States
Taking a tour with someone who is truly interested and involved and who lived through the history gives one an understanding of your surroundings that is truly unique. Andrea is emotionally involved, seems to know everyone and shares her opinions as well as the public political opinions of those in power. It was a very full and interesting day.
Andrea JonesHenderson, NV, United States
Andrea was fantastic,she is a walking history book, we saw so much, I learned so much and we had a fun and great day. I highly recommend Andrea for anyone who wants to know and see Budapest in a short period of time Thanks so much ANDREA
Kevin TownsendUnited States
Our guide Andrea was knowledgeable, engaging and very friendly. A definite high light of our trip.
Jerome SchacterUnited States
Andrea was a wonderful guide. A friend of ours reccomended her, and we were very happy.
Jeanne SheltonUnited States
She was great and so thorough. Andrea picked us at the ship and did a fabulous job of finishing our Budapest experience. We tried to get tickets to the parliament and when she met us she had already anticipated our wants and had tickets for all of us. I would highly recommend her and her van driver.
Judy DeutschUnited States
We engaged Andrea for a tour highlighting jewish sites and history, as well as other significant Budapest sights. She was extremely knowledgeable on all history surrounding Budapest as well as Hungary as a whole. We covered a lot of ground in our one day tour and enjoyed her company as well as her stories about Budapest and life here. We would highly recommend her to any group that would like to hear about Budapest history, see significant Jewish sights and hear some anecdotal stories as well. Thank you!
Simon BeckerUnited States
Wonderful experience Andrea was great with her knowledge and we really enjoyed the interaction with her.
Jeremy F.United States
Our tour with Andrea was PHENOMENAL! We were beyond impressed with what Andrea was able to show us and teach us in 8 hours. Her knowledge of Jewish life in Budapest went much beyond the main Jewish sites. She was an expert on how Judaism helped to shape Budapest's culture, people, and everyday life. Additionally, we saw many sites and areas that would have been difficult to see/know about without her guidance. I would not let any friends or family travel to Budapest without booking a tour with Andrea!