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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Richard Maloy

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 3/18

Part of a two-day tour, which we've already rated.

Nihal Ponnamperuma

Australia
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour 1 June 2018 _Nihal Ponnamperuma, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 1/18

We wanted to see the Budapest that tourists didn't see and we were very pleased with the excellent tour Melinda provided. It was never boring. She provided us with lots of fascinating insights into the city - taking us through backstreets to hidden gems. Highly recommended.

Cindy Schmoker

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 29/18

We had the best walking tour with Melinda. She is very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!

Randall W.

United States
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Tour: #94427, Customized tour Randall Wright- April 23, 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 23/18

Great tour. Melinda put together two half day tours for us and it was excellent. It was the last day of our vacation to Eastern Europe and made a wonderful end of the trip.

Tracy Allard

Coppell, TX, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 15/18

We liked Melinda so much that we booked a second tour with her! As this was our last day in Budapest, she filled in the gaps of the major sites that we'd already seen and definitely took us off the beaten path for some incredible experiences at the Synagogue, a rustic bar and local farmers market, eclectic memorials and statues throughout the city and more. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Hungary's history, something that our group really enjoyed as we have a couple of history buffs in our family.

Adrian St Clair Burke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 10/18

Melinda was an excellent guide. She made contact in advance to explore our requirements. The tour was most informative. I would recommend this guide and this tour.

Barbara Vacketta

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 13/17

Our group of 7 arrived in Budapest ahead of our cruise. We were fortunate to have Melinda introduce us to the city. We covered a lot of the city by foot, tram and metro. She made it very easy for us to return to different locations later on our own. She was extremely well informed on the history of Hungary and Budapest and was a pleasure to meet. I have since recommended her to others visiting Budapest and will continue to do so.

Tina Coulter

Canada
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 31/17

We toured with Melinda for 2- half days, and it was a wonderful way to experience Budapest. Melinda is a very good guide, she knows and loves her city and clearly enjoys sharing it with her clients. Melinda was flexible in her tours allowing for more in-depth explanations when we wanted and needed them. She was very helpful with suggestions on everything from dinning recommendations to Shopping tips and where to find additional information on topics that were of particular interest to us.

Janice Knox

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car - customized for Janice Knox - 23 Oct 2017, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 23/17

Cari Campbell

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour 22 Oct_Cari Campbell, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 22/17

My family really enjoyed the half day tour with Melinda. Half driving half walking allowed my elderly mom to participate. Melinda was very accommodating and knowledgeable and we saw great hidden gems of the city. Thank you!

Herb Smith

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour Herb Smith, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 5/17

Melinda was an exceptional tour guide. My wife and I had a private tour with her. She was not the only tour we did in Budapest but she was by far the best. We sent her the itinerary of the other tours. She reviewed that information and designed a tour that did not have overlap. She was extremely knowledgeable and made our visit to Budapest with her extremely interesting. We highly recommend any tour Melinda would offer a visitor to Budapest.

Michael V.

Pleasanton, CA, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 22/17

Melinda was a rock star. The day we arrived on our Viking cruise the weather was terrible. Melinda worked with us to modify our tour tours in the next 2 days to really see all the things that we missed due to the weather as well as what was originally planned. Her knowledge of Budapest, Hungary and the region as a whole was extremely deep and communicated very well. I would use her again in a heartbeat.

Dennis Crawford

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 2/17

5 Stars for Melinda! She is a professional, intelligent, articulate and interesting tour guide. Her perspective on Budapest as well as Hungarian history was fascinating which made absorbing a great deal of information during our tour enjoyable. Her sense of humor complimented her historical knowledge nicely. Our party of four got all their questions answered in a fun and satisfying way. We highly recommend Melinda to others who want an excellent memory of their time in Budapest.

John A.

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car 5 hrs_ John Arnold 23 Aug, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 23/17

Garry Adel

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car 6 hrs_ Garry Adel 12 July, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 12/17

Jeannette W.

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 29/17

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour with Melinda today. Melinda was on time, very personable and endeavored to take us to places we would otherwise not have known about. Melinda is very knowledgeable about the history of the country of Hungary, and sites to see in Budapest on both sides of the river. Having grown up here she has personal incite that she shared with us.

Carol Feinberg

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 24/17

We went on tour with Melinda for the 3 days that we were in Budapest. She is a knowledgeable guide. She is very personable and understands her audience. We would absolutely use her again. I highly recommend her.

Frederick Knauf

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 15/17

Very prompt and knowledgeable. Also very pleasant. She adapted our tour around our wishes and our schedule. Her driver was very professional as well

Annette Young

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 23/16

Melinda's was incredibly knowledable, informative and answered all of our questions. We saw so many hidden gems on this tour. We loved it so much we referred Melinda to friends who had her as their tour guide as well. We highly recommend her and will be back for another one of her tours.

Craig Apregan

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car - customized for Craig Apregan - 8 Dec 2016, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 8/16

Melinda customized a tour of Budapest for us to complement the short city tour provided by our cruise line. She was exceptional. We read the review before and the did not disappoint. She has excellent knowledge of the city and was easy to understand. We highly recommend adding a tour to the cruise provided offerings. Melinda and her driver enabled us to cover a lot of ground in a very short time. She was very flexible and responded quickly. We will definitely work with her again on future trips.

Jonathan Patten

Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_customized for Holly Kroncke, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 28/16

Created as a 1/2 day complement to Viking 1/2 day tour, Melinda with driver covered a great deal of territory by car and on foot. As tour progressed, we walked extensively as she provided history (cultural, artistic, geographic, social, religious) to give meaning to what we were seeing. She was articulate with excellent English. Her demeanor was pleasant and cheerful. Melinda listened to us and adjusted appropriately. Great tour. We added two tours outside of Budapest.

Donna Hunter

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track - customized for Donna Hunter - 27 Sep 2016, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 27/16

Melinda took care of our group of six women in their 70's for three days. Plus, we had our own van with same driver throughout. She was professional, fun, knowledgeable of her native Budapest, an sensitive to our abilities and interests. She more than met our expectations. She took us to many off the beaten track places, including a "ruins' bar". It was obvious that she loves Budapest, loves her job, and is very knowledgeable of her country. I highly recommend her and will request her on our next visit.

David DeHaan

Bozeman, MONTANA, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track_ customized for David DeHaan 15 Sep, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 15/16

A great tour guide. Melinda showed us just about everything on the Buda side of the river in one day. Would certainly recommend Melinda.

Richard Johnson

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 2/16

All guides we would rate with a Five star! Excellent. We highly recommend all of our guides in Prague, Pavel and Jiri! Melinda in Budapest also a five star! All were wonderful!

Barbara Duffy

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_customized for Barbara Duffy, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 1/16

Melissa is a dream of a tour guide. She devised a tour for us that exceed all of our expectations. Her English is perfect and she made sure that all of our needs were met! We were on a River Cruise and she met us in the lobby of our ship then took us to our private car and driver, George. They made a great team. We are so glad that we chose her for our private tour and will do so again should we be in Budapest! She is one of the best Tours by Locals that we have used. Do not hesitate to check her tours.

John Wilkes

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 18/16

Excellent tour with Melinda yesterday. We were particularly interested in the WW2 and communist era and Melinda took us to some parts of Pest that we hadn't seen on previous visits plus knew some great facts and stories to add to the experience. Very enjoyable and highly recommend for those wanting a more personalised and tailored tour. Thanks Melinda

Frazee C.

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track_customized _Frazee Cozby, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 15/16

Got to go places and see things the big tour buses can not get to. This was a great tour; it was part of the three days we used Melinda as a guide. We highly recommend her for her knowledge, easy to work with, great command of the English language, and just a nice person to be around.

Lori Auerbach

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track_ customized for Lori Auerbach 12 Aug, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 11/16

We were in Budapest for a very short time & Melinda gave us a thorough overview of Budapest . Melinda has tremendous knowledge of present day & historical Budapest.

Phill Harrison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 9/16

Melinda was very knowlegable and funny with it, really enjoyed the tour. Tour was modified to our needs. Very much recommended.

Kent Chilcot

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track_customized for Kent Chilcot, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 29/16

Our tour was exactly what we hoped it would be.... tailor-made for us so my wife and I we could see and experience sights that we would not be seeing on the first day of our river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Melinda was enchanting, knowledgeable, and informative... she made us feel like a family friend taking us on a very personal tour of her hometown! And our driver was a fine young gentleman too!

Loretta Mathison

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 3/16

Melinda gave us a wonderful tour to fit our requests. She was very knowledgeable, particularly of the history of Hungary and specifically Budapest. We couldn't have asked for a more informative and enjoyable tour.

James Maloney

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 26/16

Melinda was lively, witty, and put us completely at ease. We so enjoyed her taking us to some of the 'off-beat' places in Budapest.

David Fionn Clarke

Canada
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 18/16

Melinda was professional and yet passionate about her beloved city, I felt like I truly gained an insight into Hungarian attitudes and lifestyle.As a history buff she took me on a customized tour that was leisurely,scholarly and fun. A real treat and both tours highlights of a months travel through Europe.

David Moore

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 31/16

A very nice tour By Melinda.Well balanced, and exactly the kinds of things that we wanted to see, so well done Melinda.

John Bridle

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 29/15

A thoroughly knowledgeable guide and charming companion. Melinda conveys her enthusiasm for Budapest and her country and is both culturally and historically fascinating. Highly recommended

Paul Teo

Petaling Jaya, SELANGOR, Malaysia
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track customized for Paul Teo 15 Dec, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 15/15

Melinda made the tour enjoyable for all of us in spite of the freezing cold! If you need a private guide in Budapest, use Melinda!

Evelyne Drouin

Canada
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 22/15

We arrived in Budapest one day prior to the start of our River Cruise and wanted a different Budapest tour than the one offered by the cruise line. Melinda's Tour "Off the beaten track" turned out to be the perfect one! We truly recommend Melinda to anyone wanting to visit Budapest. Melinda is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. She adapted the tour to our needs. Her English is excellent. Köszönöm Melinda for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm! Ginette & Evelyne, Calgary, Canada

Sallie Lott

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 14/15

Melinda gave us A wonderful personalized day. She read us to a tea and everything we wanted came to fruition. We used Melinda the second day and were not disappointed. Highly recommend Melinda for any tour in or near Budapest.

Charles Bilello

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track _ Charles Bilello 2 Oct, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 2/15

We felt she was a very good friend in minutes. The information and her kindness made for an excellent tour. We would definitely ask for her again and recommend her to our friends. We hated for the tour to be over!

Larry Leber

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 28/15

Melinda was wonderful, energetic, knowledgeable, vivacious and spoke good english. We thoroughly enjoy our time together. Budapest is a lovely city and tour with the car gave us the opportunity to see more areas.

Linda Rohde

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track by car_ customized tour Lynda Rohde, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 19/15

Melinda was a delight. She made our tour fun and very informative. I would definitely recommend Melinda to friends when visiting Budapest. Thank you Melinda for making our stay in Budapest so interesting.

Henry Clifford Baggett

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track_ Customized Mary Baggett 05 Sep, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 5/15

We thoroughly enjoyed out "Off the Beaten Path" tour of Budapest with our wonderful guide, Melinda!!! We saw the thermal baths, strolling in the beautiful nearby park to get there. We also saw the Jewish synagogue and the ruin bars of the Jewish Quarter, as well as the lovely Citadel area. I highly recommend this unique tour, as well as our outstanding guide, Melinda!!! Mary

Vytas Kazlauskas

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 4/15

Melinda and our driver(I'm sorry we can't remember his name) were awesome. Our luggage was lost by the airlines but Melinda and our driver took us to the airport while giving us history and cultural info along the way. they were a tremendous help at the airport and then when we had 2 hours to kill at the airport they came up with a summer palace not far away to tour. We felt like we could not have been in better company. Would love to go back and continue our tour with Melinda some day.

Linda (Cindy) Notarainni

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 29/15

Melinda was excellent. Very knowledgeable and caring. We had a group of 6 people, all of us enjoyed the tour and especially our guide! We also had Melinda for Off the Beaten Track tour. It was great to have her as our guide for both tours

Stephen Westhoff

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 18/15

Melinda was great. She rearranged her schedule to meet our last minute changes. She was very knowledgeable, fun, and energetic. If you want to have a great experience in Budapest, see Melinda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, your little group was a great company!! I wish you a wonderful trip :-))

Alexander Kolupaev

Germany
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Feb 15/15

Matthew Reid

Australia
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jan 4/15

This was our second tour with Melinda because our first tour with her was so good! This tour is a natural extension to the usual introductory tours to Budapest. It allows you to see and learn things about Budapest that are not in guide books. After the tour, you will feel like you know Budapest inside and out. Melinda is the perfect person for this tour - young, friendly, heaps of knowledge and passion about her city.

Joseph Zotter

United States
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Tour: #94427, Customized tour for Joseph Zotter on 3 Nov., Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 3/14

Wonderful guide with all the knowledge that one could want from a guide. Knows the history of the city and the Jewish parts. Just a wonderful tour with a great guide.

Veronica Leisk

United Kingdom
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 13/14

Melinda arrived on time and was a perfect guide taking us to places we would not have found otherwise. She was very informative and knowledgeable and all together a very pleasant person to spend four hours with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Veronica and Sandy, thank you! I really enjoyed this tour with you and I am so glad to hear that you had a great time here :)

Dick Whittow

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 31/14

Roy Dotson

Texas, 77094, United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 20/14

Jeff Kadish

United States
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Tour: #94427, Off the beaten track, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 28/14

Melinda's "Off the beaten track" was exactly that, places we would have never seen or known about, that were not only interesting but gave us a more complete understanding of the city. Melinda obviously did her research and prepared a tour personalized for us. She was extremely pleasant and easy to speak to. We would highly recommend her to all travelers in Budapest and beyond.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff and Francine, it was a very nice day together, thank you for spending it with me, see you next time in New York :-)) Warm hugs from Hungary