Traveler Ratings 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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Catherine Durham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95524, Private tour of Budapest customized for Catherine Durham 26 March 2018, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 26/18

Melinda was informative, personable and punctual. The tour was catered to the needs of our group and we really enjoyed our morning spent with Melinda. I wish it could have been longer! Melinda made other recommendations for our stay in Budapest, which we explored later. Thoroughly recommended.

Margeau Dyer

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Mar 24/18

Do book Melinda when you tour Hungary! She is very knowledgeable and flexible. We spent 2 days with her, and when she saw that we really loved to visit state rooms in museums and castles, she altered the tour and took us to Goddollah, which ended up being one of the highlights! Melinda is a lovely, warm person who you will enjoy touring with--great with teenagers too!

Tadd Baker

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation_Tadd Baker, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 23/17

Melinda and our driver did an excellent job! We learned so much about the city of Budapest and the history of Hungary! We were only in town for one day and Melinda outdid herself to make sure we saw all we could! Our driver was always there for us, ready to take us to the next venue. Melinda even helped in booking an evening cruise on the Danube! We very much enjoyed our day and will want to come back to Budapest in the spring or summer! Such a beautiful city! Thank you Melinda!

June Barnett

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 5/17

Melinda was an excellent guide during our tour of Budapest. Her English was fluently spoken and her knowledge of the history of Budapest was outstanding. She was also very prompt. Melinda was kind and courteous and allowed us to go around the tour at our own pace without feeling rushed. We had a lovely coffee stop also. We always use tours by locals and Melinda made this tour so enjoyable and is highly recommended. Tomas the driver was excellent and the quality of car was extremely clean and comfortable.

Horacio Ortega

Mexico
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 3/17

Nice guide

Yoko Tanaka

Australia
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Nov 12/17

Melinda was just superb! We were a group of 6 business professionals from Australia visiting Budapest for the first time, with almost no prior knowledge of the city or history of Hungary. Melinda's tour covered most major sites, add her deep knowledge and friendly relatable way of describing history continued to attract our team's attention. We enjoyed so much we are still talking about it a week later. The luxury (optional) minivan we requested was tidy, comfortable, I can even recommend it to executives

Paul Deres

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation_Paul Deres, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 12/17

Melinda has a great knowledge of Budapest and Hungry. She spend a lot of time making sure that we totally understood the complex history of Budapest and Hungry, including its recent history and the path to independence. She has a relaxed way about her which allows you to really enjoy touring with her. Melinda has a terrific sense of humor and provided excellent recommendations for our hotel and dinner. We highly recommend Melinda to anyone want to experience the wonders of Budapest.

Lisa Maxwell

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 14/17

The private tour with Melinda was fantastic! It was first class all the way.?We felt like we really discovered the highlights of Budapest. She had a wonderful driver and great coach to take us around. Her knowledge about the history and all of sights was amazing! I would highly recommend Melinda and this tour to everyone who wants to enjoy a beautiful day in Budapest!

Carol Ketover

BOCA RATON, FL, United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 25/17

Melinda was fabulous. Our last visit to Budapest was in 1981. The city was sad, shabby and full of Soviet military. Today, the city is alive and vibrant with happy people. Melinda presented the best of Budapest and left us happy for the city and very pleased with her expertise and rapport. She is five star!

Garry Adel

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car - the highlights, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 11/17

John W.

Hilton Head, SC, United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 2/17

Carol Feinberg

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 23/17

Sudheer Tilloo

India
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 10/17

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Angelina Bingham

Whittier, CA, United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 7/17

Melinda met us at our Hotel with her driver Danny. The Mercedes van was very comfortable and Danny was a great driver. This tour was at the end of a Danube RiverCruise which we enjoyed. Since we had already had a day trip in Budapest, Melinda customized our tour to enhance our Budapest experience. The specific tour of "Buda" was superb - beautiful and informative. As a former English Lit teacher, Melinda was a great communicator; terrific history and politic info. Highly recommend Melinda!

Judith Caffentzis

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car_ customized tour Judy Caffentzis, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Apr 12/17

M, was amazing. Very easy and very knowledge. Looking forward to touring with her again.

Mark Pidgeon

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Feb 17/17

We were in Budapest for a day and Melinda was great. She picked us up in a Mercedes Van and had a driver. She knows her stuff. Would recommend.

Susan Wakefield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 21/16

Excellent. I am a professional Tourist Guide in London. Melinda spoke beautiful English, was both Historically and Artistically well informed bringing Budapest alive for a most enjoyable tour. We would fully recommend her to anyone seeking a tour of this fascinating city. Local Guides and Tours By Locals are truly lucky to have her on their books. Thank you.

Cheryl Adkins

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 20/16

Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Jennifer Sweezer

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 17/16

Melinda was a very energetic, fun, and knowledgeable guide. We did a three hour drive tour, and spent an hour on foot. I was concerned that the our limited time in Budapest was not going to allow us to see the city, but Melinda made sure that we saw everything that we wanted to, then made recommendations for sites on our own time. One person in our group has a very hard time with accents and is very hard of hearing to boot, so I was concerned he wouldn't understand, but that wasn't the case.

Dianne Urquhart

United Kingdom
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 14/16

Melinda communicated in advance so we felt comfortable with the arrangements, everything was exactly as promised and we all had a wonderful tour of Budapest. The car and driver were great, Melinda varied the itinerary to suit us and was extremely knowledgeable and insightful into life in and monuments of Budapest.I would have no hesitation in recommending her. Dianne Urquhart

Kelly Gowin

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 26/16

Melinda made our tour of Budapest feel intimate and like we were traveling with a friend. We had a wonderful day that exactly fit everything we had requested for our day. Her knowledge of history and significant monuments was superb! We couldn't have been more thrilled and grateful to have made a new friend in Budapest!

Chad Glanzer

United States
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Tour: #95524, 6 hour sightseeing tour of Budapest by private transportation, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jul 1/16

Had a great tour with Melinda. She was great for our family. Had very professional transportation for us. Melinda had a great knowledge of the city and customized the tour perfectly for us.

Paul Winge

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 20/16

Melinda and her driver met us at our hotel and after we loaded our bags in the van we were off for a four hour tour of Budapest. Having a driver meant Melinda could show us more sites in less time. We covered a lot of stops and saw a wide variety of places during our time with her. Melinda's knowledge of history really brings the sites to life. Being able to ask questions and discuss topics makes her tours so much more infomative than large group tours. We so enjoyed our time with her.

Jacek Rzucidlo

United States
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Tour: #95524, Customized tour Jacek Rzucidlo - 11 June 2016, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 11/16

The tour was very well prepared and coordinated.

Luigi (Lou) Losorelli

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 29/16

Melinda was absolutely terrific! We only had one day to see Budapest. She organized the time to take advantage of every minute. As promised, she was waiting for our party of five as soon as we arrived at the train station. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us just the right amount of history. We had a great time and we could not think of having anyone else give us the tour!

Steven Lynn

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 3/16

We saw everything we wanted to see and Melinda was wonderful. It was a perfect choice for a half day tour of Budapest.

Stan Bowers

United States
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Tour: #95524, Customized tour_Stan Bowers_23 Dec, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 23/15

Melinda delivered a very informative tour around the city under adverse conditions(fog everywhere). She filled our day with interesting sights and responded to our suggestions as to what we wanted to see. Would highly recommend her for a visitor to Budapest.

Paul Teo

Malaysia
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest highlights_customized tour for Paul Teo 14 dec, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 14/15

Melinda is a very knowledgeable guide. She's patient, flexible, friendly, accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended!

Maureen McCarthy-Weinstein Weinstein

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 23/15

A pleasure to be with, knowledgeable and open to suggestions. We would definitely book with the next time..

Joseph Micatrotto

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 21/15

Melinda was absolutely the best tour guide we have ever had and we travel the world regularly. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and energy is only exceeded by her love of her country and her fantastic knowledge. The hours with her made my wife and I put Budapest on top of our travels this year. In fact every American traveling to Europe should put this magnificent city on top of their lists. It is second to no world capital and deserves the accolades that we also give to Melinda!

Don Thompson

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Oct 19/15

Melinda did a great job of customizing our tour to our unique requests. Her English is first rate, and she is very knowledgeable about the city and history of the country. The van was very comfortable and the driver was also very accommodating .

Larry Leber

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 27/15

John Kopczynski

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car_customized tour John Kopczynski, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 25/15

Melinda is a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the history of Budapest and Hungary in general. She was flexible when I needed to push the tour start time 1 hour later and arrived at our hotel right on time. I really enjoyed our coffee break in the New York Cafe (she knows the "secret" way to avoid lines!) and also the orientation walk through the Great Market Hall was a highlight. Her English is excellent; I would not hesitate to use her services while in Budapest. Thanks, Melinda!

Tom Lang

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 15/15

Very pleasant and agreeable and a good driver and car.

Stacey Lawler

United States
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Tour: #95524, Customized tour for Stacey Lawler 12 Sep 2015, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Sep 12/15

Melinda provided a warm welcome for our Budapest visit. Budapest was our river cruise embarkation city and she truly helped us maximize our short time visiting. She was a font of knowledge and very keen to sensing our interests and tailoring our tour to those interests. Thank you!!!

Christopher Born

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Aug 22/15

Melinda was friendly, knowledgable, and patient. She went out of her way to provide the four of us with an outstanding tour; she arranged for a van that was immaculate and had the driver drop us and pick us up close to the sites. We could not have asked for a better experience. We had already had a couple of short tours through Tauck, so Melinda showed us some of the less visited sights. She is so personable and tuned in to the group's interests. Please thank her for us! HIGHLY recommended!

David Elwood

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Jun 13/15

Melinda was awesome. She tailored the tour just for me. I had found some out of the way places and she knew everything about them. I told I wanted the best photo spots and she knew exactly where to go. Fantastic tour and definitely worth going with Melinda.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David, I hope one day I will be able to take as beautiful pics as you did :-)

Ed Koplos

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 28/15

We had a handicapped individual in our group. I noted it when I made the reservation and again when I met Melinda. Both she and the driver went out of their way to make things as easy as possible. The tour was great, I told her we were taking a tour the next day as part of our cruise and she tailored our tour so we would see things they would not show us in a larger group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ed, I hope you had a wonderful holiday :)

Clair Carlson

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 15/15

Melinda was great!! Very informative and efficient with our time with her. She explained the history of Hungary in a way that was interesting and with a sense of humor. Thanks, Melinda Ray Carlson

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! I hope that you managed to take some more great photos finally in the sunset :)

Yvonne Carroll

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car Customized tour for Yvonne Carroll 8 May, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 8/15

Melinda is an adorable guide. We added four more people to our tour and she was most accommodating. She had hired a car and wonderful driver to take us around. Ask her to see the Bumble bee building. Someone else had told us about it and it was quite a sight. One of our fellow passengers was nicknamed Bee so it really was nice for her to see. Melinda is knowledgeable about Budapest and spends a lot of her time educating herself with other guides. The studying shows in her tours.

Charles Nunan

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: Dec 7/14

Great guide great tour

Kendall Simon

United States
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Tour: #95524, Half day Budapest by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    
Date: May 28/14

Melinda was fabulous! Her knowledge of English is exceptional, as is her knowledge of Budapest and Hungarian history. Melinda frequently checked with us to be sure we were getting the tour we expected. We were, and more! We told her it was our first time in Budapest, and she took us to the sites that helped us get an orientation to the city. She showed us how to navigate the transit system, and recommended things to do and see for the rest of the day. We followed her advice and had a great visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken and Beth, thank you, time went by very fast on our tour, you were a great company! :)