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
Richard SommersUnited States
Balint is an extremely knowledgeable and absolutely delightful tour guide. He is thoughtful, considerate and kind and is helping to make our first visit to Budapest an exceptional experience. We look forward to our second tour with him, which will be tomorrow. We highly recommend his tours to those looking to learn about Budapest from one of its locals; you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating and your recommendation! It is so good that you planned your visit to Hungary with enough time to tour the countryside as well. Most people have barely enough time for Budapest so I'm so glad we had the opportunity to take a day trip to see the nature and experience rural Hungary too! Best regards, 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
Jolayne TurnerUnited States
Oh man, we had an educational and fun day with Balint. Our group of 6 was very impressed with his knowledge of the city both past and present. He is such a nice and personable guy that we had absolutely no trouble getting quickly acquainted with him and his beloved city. We had a remarkable 3 hours of fun with him on the Buda side. He was kind enough to get us a lunch reservation as well. We had such a great time! Thank you, Balint!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jolayne, thank you very much for the 5 stars rating ! :) The pleasure was all mine, I enjoyed every moment with you. And I am more than happy that you had such a good experience with me! Many greetings, Balint
Alexandra CousinoUnited States
Balint was a great tour guide - he showed us much of the city in a short amount of time. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer and he provided great recommendations of what to do in the city before and after our tour. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Balint.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Alexandra! It was a pleasure meeting you and I'm very happy that you enjoyed the tour! Many greetings, 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
Anthony JohnsonUnited States
Balint was a highly knowledgeable tour guide that showed us the highlights of Budapest. It was our first visit to Budapest and he made us feel right at home. Balint makes a good impression as he dresses professionally, is very polite and accommodating and addressed us by name. He speaks perfect English (like a native), which I imagine is difficult since the Hungarian language is so unique and different from English. We learned a lot about the culture of Hungary, as well as, the architecture and history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Anthony! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your time in Budapest and that you found the stories and sights interesting! I hope to see you again in Hungary! Many greetings, Balint
John KirbyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you so much for your 5 stars rating! Best regards, Balint
Andrew TanUnited States
From the moment I booked the tour, Balint has been very responsive and courteous. Within an hour, he sent me an email to confirm my booking with him and had detailed plan for us. He was very punctual. We had an engaging three-hour walking tour with him. He was very knowledgeable about the city and was eager to share interesting "insider scoops" at various sites. We discussed politics and traded world views. What a way to enjoy the city through the eyes of a local! I highly recommend booking with Balint.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you very much for your detailed rating, I highly appreciate your time and effort writing your report! You are right, we had a truly exciting conversation about world views, history and politics. I found your thoughts very insightful and it is always a very heart warming conclusion that after all we as people have the same desires and hopes regardless where we come from. Warmest regards to you and Jonathan, I hope to see you again in Budapest! 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
Margaret DailyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the 5 stars rating! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour! Best regards, Balint
Therese ShadyUnited States
During this half-day tour to nearby Szentendre, we passed the Roman ruins and Soviet Block housing en route to this picturesque village with wonderful shops, street artists, and eateries. We visited Margit Kovacs sculptures and a fascinating microscopic art museum. We sampled a langos—a Hungarian specialty consisting of fried dough brushed with garlic butter, topped with sour cream. We took 3 tours with Balint--ALL AMAZING! He made Budapest come alive with his knowledge of Hungarian history & culture A+++
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Therese, thank you so much for your time and effort writing such an excellent, detailed review of our tour! It will be very helpful for visitors planning their trips. It was my greatest pleasure spending 3 days with you and I look forward to welcoming you again in Hungary! Fondly, Balint
Therese ShadyUnited States
Our 8hr tour with Balint was FANTASTIC !! He designed an itinerary that was comprehensive and perfectly paced. We saw all the major sites as well as going off the tourist trail to see how Budapest residents really live. The only way to see this wonderful city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Therese, you and your adorable company of the four American Princesses were a real treat to be with. I am so happy that you enjoyed your custom taylored citytour and that we could fit in so many sights in 8 hours. Say hello to your company from me please, and have a wonderful time on your Viking cruise. I wish you to enjoy every moment of your journey! Fondly, Balint
Therese ShadyUnited States
Balint is AMAZING. He is very knowledgeable about history,architecture, culture and everday facts which enhanced our visit to Budapest. His love for his native city is contagious !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Therese, thank you so much for the excellent rating! Your deep rooted knowledge of European history and your openness made it very easy and enjoyable for me to give you an insight to Hungary. I'm so glad that you loved the city as much as I do, you really made my day with that comment! Have a wonderful cruise and see you next time in Budapest!
Chester ZerlinUnited States
What a wonderful tour! Balint met us on time and with a bottle of cold water (Budapest was in the middle of a record heat wave). He made the necessary adjustments for the heat at each stage of our day with him. It is clear that he is not only incredibly knowledgeable about Budapest and its history but his pride in his city shown through in each narrative about the places we visited. He made sure to showe us many areas that were off the beaten path. We came away feeling that there was nothing we missed. A+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the rating, Chester! You have earned a medal today for not complaining about the 110 degrees F outside! :) It was a fun and enjoyable day and I wish you a great time for the rivercruise! Many greetings, Balint
James HolderUnited States
Balint was the perfect tour guide. It was evident from first meeting him that he is passionate about his job and his country. Balint is exceptionally personable yet professional. We highly recommend Balint, and he will be our only choice when returnting to Budapest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim, thank you so much for your rating! I'm so glad you enjoyed Szentendre! You are right, I like that town a lot and it's so great that you wanted to see something off of the beaten tracks of Budapest! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Hungary! I hope to see you again in Budapest! Warm Regards, Balint
Betsy M.United States
Pleasing 11 family members all at the same time isn't easy but our trip to Eger with Balint was rated 5 star perfect by each of us. The sights were gorgeous & interesting but Balint went above & beyond when he learned it was my birthday. Lunch was at an amazing, beautiful restaurant with our table surrounded by an arbor covered in grapevines. Food & wine were outstanding & he arranged a fabulous birthday cake for me, complete with a sparkler for the 4th of July! Then we had a BLAST visiting 2 wine cellars
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Betsy, our day in Eger was a real blessing! Having such an open-minded, upbeat and receptive audience is every tourguide's dream. Having your birthday, 4th of July and our final day together on the very same day gave us more than enough reasons to celebrate. And if there is a perfect place for celebrating: it is Eger with its wine cellars, food and scenery. I'm so glad it all worked out so perfectly and that you had a memorable birthday. It was my greatest honor and privilege to celebrate with you!
Betsy M.United States
Balint is a spectacular guide. He was attentive and concerned with what we were interested in and tailored the trip to us. The restaurant he arranged for lunch was wonderful, great view and outstanding food. The 3 towns we went to were delightful and the scenery gorgeous. Wish we could take Balint as our guide on every vacation we take in the future, he has spoiled us forever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your super kind feedback! I feel spoiled and honoured that I had the chance to spend 4 days with you and your adorable family! It truly was my pleasure! And my biggest reward is always when I read such feedbacks after a tour -- and I realize that you really had a fantastic and memorable time. Warm regards from Budapest, Balint
Betsy M.United States
Balint is wonderful, amazing, incredible.....there aren't enough superlatives. He did such a good job of tailoring his information to our interests. He even helped us with restaurant reservations for after the tour was over and extremely quickly responded to a question we sent him by email. We could not have asked for any better. We've traveled extensively, and Balint is the BEST GUIDE we have EVER had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Betsy, I can't thank you enough for your feedback! It made me blush. :) I'm very glad that you are satisfied with my services and that you enjoy your custom taylored tours and the exciting sights we saw! Fondly, 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
Betsy M.United States
Efficient and reliable airport pickup for our party of 7.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your positive rating! I'm glad it worked out well! :)
Dan ClagettUnited States
Balint customized an all day tour for our party of 4. Through emails before the trip we requested several sites that we were interested in seeing, Along with traveling to a small village, Szentendre. He made it happen. Balint was very knowledgable and answered every question we had. Our day was very well planned.. I highly recommend Balint as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan and Barbara, thank you very much for the kind words and the rating! We had a great time together indeed, I enjoyed every moment of it! I wish you an unexpectedly wonderful cruise on the Danube and hope to see you again back here in Hungary! Fondly, Balint
Dan ClagettUnited States
Balint took 4 of us on a nighttime tour of Budapest in lights. He was totally flexible and understanding when our restaurant meal ran over the time when we planned to meet him. After taking us to the top of a hill on the Buda side with a magnificent view of the Danube and the Pest side, he then took us to impressive sites around the city before delivering us safely to our hotel. Balint is proud of his city, is totally knowledgeable about it, speaks perfect English, and has a delightful personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the night lights tour!
Eric WoolfUnited States
Balint was fabulous! He was on time and very knowledgeable. Our tour began on the Pest side and included an explanation of the origins of the city, the set up of the city so we could locate ourselves, a stop by the opera house and hero square and more. After lunch, we went over to the Buda side to the castle hill section. We walked around almost the entire castle complex and the whole time Balint was receptive to questions and charming. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and the pacing was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind rating, Eric! It was a great day together! I wish you a fantastic time in beautiful Budapest for the next couple of days. Many greetings, Balint
Kathryn DiamondUnited States
Balint was exemplary! His knowledge and explanations exceeded our expectations. He tailored our tour to things we had not seen before. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and five stars rating, Kathryn! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the tour!
Susan ChrismanUnited States
One of the best tours ever
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!! :)
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
Henry MoneyUnited States
We all four thought he did an excellent job of showing us beautiful Budapest at night. He was very well informed and answered all our questions. We would highly recommend him and this tour. His driver was also helpful and courteous. Thank you and Balint for setting such a wonderful tour for our last night in Budapest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Henry! It was my pleasure! :) Very best, Balint
I found the tour to be interesting but due to having restricted mobility I don't think I could take full advantage of what was on offer. Appreciate our tour guide having a plan B and taking us for a ride through the mountains to appreciate the autumn colours on our return to the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, I truly wish you a full recovery from your knee problem! I know how bad it feels to be restricted by a physical issue. I'm glad on the other hand that we had such nice weather (thank you for bringing it with you from Australia!) and that we could add a little extra ride in the mountains instead of walking. Warm regards, Balint
The city tour was excellent found it to be very informative for a first time visitor of Budapest. Baliant was an excellent guide very professional and knowledgeable at the same time prepared to be flexible on what we were interested ion seeing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, John! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and that both of you liked my city and had a good time! Many greetings, Balint
Kim ThompsonUnited States
Balint accepted our business with just a few hours notice and we are so glad he did! He picked us up in his very nice BMW bearing gifts of water and chocolates, then drove us around Budapest accommodating our requests and suggesting "do not miss" stops. Our three hours with him covered more than we had seen/experienced in our previous two days in the city. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite, and conscientious. 5 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your response, Kim! I'm glad that you both had a good time in Budapest! Very best, Balint
Debra SpauldingUnited States
Balint planned the perfect day for first time visitors to Budapest. He was prepared for alternatives when the weather didn't cooperate. When we asked for a slight change in the day, he was accommodating. Balint's knowledge of the area is exceptional. He provided an interesting, relaxing, positive and fun day for our group of six.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind response and rating, Debra! I am so happy that you had a good time in Budapest with me! :)
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
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Balint knows the history of Hungary and is a very fine gentleman. Our party of 4 recommend him highly. Shirley Bangayan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 stars rating, Shirley!
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!! :)
Penny DicksonSouth Africa
I wish there were 200 stars - charming, knowledgeable, accommodating, interesting. Absolutely excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Penny, Errol, thank you very much for your kind rating! It was a great time together indeed!
Inga HimelrightUnited States
It was a rainy day in Budapest and Balint made it an enjoyable day of sightseeing! Wonderful guide and driver. Balint is extremely knowledgable and gave us the time we wanted to enjoy our stops. Never felt rushed, all questions were addressed and extremely flexible. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback, Inga! It was a great day together indeed! :)
Xbudapepst more beautiful by night. Sights are fabulous. Glad we took this tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback!
Cathy MeyersUnited States
Balint and our driver were great. We saw the beautiful city as a jewel in the night. This is truly a must see tour!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind response!
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
Was a great tour. Balint did a great job answering all our questions and going at the pace we wanted to. He is a great guide and would hire him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was a fantastic day indeed! :)
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. :)
Sharon UdkoffUnited States
Balint was great. He customized the tour to what we were interested in. Balint was knowledgeable, polite and a joy to be with. He really knows the city and the history of Budapest. I would recommend him to anyone going to Budapest. He responds to your questions by e-mail very quickly. Much faster that the concierge at our hotel.
Charles LavariniUnited States
Great guide, would recommend to everyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, it was great to get to know each other!
Simon BeckerUnited States
Good trip for children. They really enjoyed the castle
Jill H.United States
We all loved Balint! He was warm and friendly and he was a wonderful and informative guild! We really enjoyed Budapest!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jill!! The pleasure was all mine, it was a real privilege being with you. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour! I hope to see you again in Hungary! Best wishes, Balint
Lynn McNamaraUnited Kingdom
Balint was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable about Budapest and, extremely polite. We found it a pleasure to be in his company and thoroughly enjoyed Budapest by night.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn, the pleasure was mine! I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour and I'd be more than happy to see you again in Budapest! Wishing you the bests, Balint