Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Budapest-Hungary by Tour Guide Balint T. (Guide #10752)


Ellen Lamb

United States
Rating

Tour: #578889, Private day trip to Eger, home of wines and site of an epic medieval castle siege (for up to 6 people), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 8/20

Extremely flexible and interesting! Balint was thoroughly knowledgable and entertaining. Eger was quaint and beautiful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your 5 stars rating, Ellen! I am very happy that you enjoyed our day trip to Eger. It was a pleasure having you with me! Warm regards, Balint

Gilbert Jackson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

Excellent and informative. Fantastic knowledge combined with personal experience made this an enjoyable day out.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Gilbert! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! It was a pleasure having you with me! Warm regards, Balint

Natalie Dalton

United States
Rating

Tour: #340251, Private walking tour of Budapest (3 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Balint is probably the best guide we have had through ToursByLocals to date. He took seven of us ranging from age 12 to age 77 on a three hour walking tour of the city. We spent time in Pest and then Buda and learned so much fascinating history. Balint is a native to Budapest and has a love and deep knowledge of the city, country and surrounding countries. He gave us great restaurant recommendations and helped booked a boat tour that evening. I highly recommend Balint. You will NOT be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Natalie, thank you so much for your feedback! I'm more than happy that you all had such a good time with me in Budapest! The pleasure was all mine though, I enjoyed every minute of our time together. Thank you for your feedback on the restaurants and the boat tour too. Say hello from me to your loved ones please, and I hope to see you again soon in Hungary! Best wishes, Balint

Debra Setzer

United States
Rating

Tour: Private half-day Beautiful Budapest city discovery tour by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 22/19

Absolutely the best guide. He was knowledgeable ,cute personality, flexible with our schedule, and kept us engaged the entire trip . Easy to understand and made our afternoon memorable. We walked away feeling like we had a perfect overview of the city in a 4 hour period.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your excellent rating, Debra! It was a memorable afternoon indeed and I'm very happy that you enjoyed the tour of Budapest. Best wishes, Balint

Kelly Scott

United States
Rating

Tour: Budapest Walking Tour, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Oct 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the 5 stars rating, Kelly! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour!

Laura Kelley

United States
Rating

Tour: #220484, Best Budapest Private City Tour by Van for 6 people Full Day (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Balint. He was very knowledgeable and informative. We had already visited a couple of places he had in store for us so he just changed the itinerary without hesitation. He showed us things that are not in the tour books. If we are ever back in Budapest we would not hesitate to book one of his other tours. Thank you so much Balint.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, thank you very much for your rating and for your feedback! I'm very happy that you had a good time in Budapest and that I could show you some beautiful sights that you hadn't seen before! I enjoyed every moment I spent with you and your family! Best wishes, Balint

Lance Lindeen

United States
Rating

Tour: #242518, Szentendre by private car - a charming town in the Hungarian countryside near Budapest (in 3 to 4 hours), Szentendre, Pest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 27/19

The tour was marvelous ... more than knowledgeable about the area, the history and locals ... guided us to places that matched our personalities ... hated to say goodbye ... great recommendations for tomorrow's activities ... Balint is definitely worth the tour cost ...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lance, thank you very much for your rating and for your feedback! I'm so happy that you enjoyed our time together as much as I enjoyed showing you around. I wish you a wonderful time in Budapest and hope to see you back here soon! Warm regards, Balint

Menlo Smith

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

The best tour guide!! Highest rating possible plus!! Courteous knowledgeable more than could be expected

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating, Menlo! The pleasure was all mine, I enjoyed every moment I spent with the two of you in Budapest. I hope to see you back in Hungary soon! Warm regards, Balint

Barbara Stern

United States
Rating

Tour: Daytrip to Miskolc, family heritage research, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Sep 11/19

I've been on many guided tours on my many years of traveling and I have to say Balint is a10+. He's extremely knowledgeable, very personable and was willing to accommodate everything and more of what we wanted to see. He made calls in advance for us to meet with specific individuals of interest to me. All six of us had a wonderful full day. Thank you so very much

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barbara, thank you so much for your feedback! I'm so happy that this very special trip worked out so well and that we managed to squeeze in so many things to see and do in one day! Both me and my driver had a memorable time with the six of you. Thank you for all your kindness and I hope to see you again in Hungary! Warm regards, Balint

Michael Taylor

United States
Rating

Tour: #220484, Best Budapest Private City Tour by Van for 4 people Full Day (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

Wonderful tour of Budapest with Balint - excellent knowledge and English pretty much flawless. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to know and fall in love with Budapest, it's people, history, and beauty. Thank you Balint!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mick, thank you very much for your rating! I'm very happy that you loved Budapest and the tour! It was a great day together. It was a pleasure showing you around in town! Enjoy your cruise! Best wishes, Balint

Chris Wadden

United States
Rating

Tour: Private Beautiful Budapest full day city discovery tour by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Date: Jul 29/19

Balint did an outstanding job answering our questions about history, culture, economic and daily life in Budapest. He had excellent command of all the relevant facts. He also utilized a solid sense of humor making the day fun. We recommend him highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chris, thank you so much for your rating and kind words! I also thorougly enjoyed the time we spent together and I hope to see you again in Budapest soon! Many greetings, Balint

Gerard Jones

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 13/19

Great guide, great tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Gerard! It was a pleasure to meet you! Best wishes, Balint

Charlie Lousignont

United States
Rating

Tour: #676186, Szentendre by private minivan for 4-6 people - a charming town in the Hungarian countryside near Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

5 out of 5 stars. Very educational, enjoyable, and personalized tour! Would definitely recommend this!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Charlie! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your tour in Szentendre! Best regards, Balint

Fran Olson

Canada
Rating

Tour: #340251, Private walking tour of Budapest (3 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

We thoroughly enjoyed Balint. He was knowledgeable and very easy to be with. I would highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Fran! It was a pleasure spending the afternoon with you! Best regards, Balint

David McCaslin

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

Balint was terrific. He is extremely knowledgeable and speaks with perfect English. Please note that there is a great deal of walking on this tour, some of which is on cobblestone. Also a suggestion would be to have plenty of cold water if it is hot like it was on our day. Overall, however, a great day seeing an amazing city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, thank you for your 5 stars rating! You are right, medieval cobbled streets are a blessing and a curse at the same time and the vicinity of the Royal Palace needs some repair indeed. I'm glad we could do and see so many things in one day thanks to your good mobility and curiosity inspite of the hot weather! Thank you for your kind words again, it was a pleasure having you in Budapest! Best regards, Balint

Lorie Glisson

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 31/19

This was a truly enjoyable way to see Budapest in one day. Balint has perfect English and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour and this guide. We hope to return to Budapest after our great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, Lorie! It was a great day indeed, I also really enjoyed touring beautiful Budapest with you! I'm so glad you are already planning to come back to see and experience more of the city! Best regards, Balint

Tom Yeager

United States
Rating

Tour: #220484, Best Budapest Private City Tour by Van for up to 6 people Full Day (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 27/19

Balint's tour was a highlight of a fabulous visit to the beautiful city of Budapest. His demeanor, pace, knowledge, insights and personality were outstanding. Working with a private driver - we had six in a minivan - was a perfect combination. We could not recommend Balint more highly. He is exceptional!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, thank you very much for your rating! I'm so happy that you enjoyed touring with me! The pleasure was all mine, I enjoyed every moment I spent with you and your super friendly and open company! We still talk about you with my driver, and even the ice-cream shop clerk asked about you a few days after your visit. I hope to see you again in Budapest! Warm regards and many greetings to you all, Balint

Deborah Taylor

United States
Rating

Tour: #121084, Half day private citytour of Budapest by Car (3 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Fantastic way to begin our visit to Europe. Balint customized a tour that perfectly fit our time constraints and interests. He is friendly, professional, intelligent, personable and knowledgeable- 5++ stars !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your warm words and for the 5++ stars rating, Deborah! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour! I wish you a memorable tour of Europe! Best regards, Balint

Nancy B.

United States
Rating

Tour: #303024, Private full day tour of the 'Danube Bend' area by private transportation for up to 3 people, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 21/19

If you are looking to tour outside of Budapest away from the crowds, then Balint is your guide. He was excellent...kind, knowledgeable, very much in tune with how you are feeling and paced the tour so that I could keep up. We saw so many places we didn't even know about! Balint went out of his way to make this day special for us! He even returned to the hotel later in the evening to return a sweater that i had forgotten in his car! A true gentleman in every sense! Thank you Balint!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, thank you very much for your kind words and for the 5 stars rating! It was a wonderful day together that I enjoyed at least as much as you did! And it was a pleasure to get to know you! I hope to see you back in Budapest soon! Best wishes, Balint

Elizabeth (Beth) Gigliotti

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Balint was a really great tour guide. He is very knowledgable and proud of his city and was happy to share that with us. I relayed our interests prior to arriving in Budapest and he tailored the tour to accomodate us. I would highly recommend Balint if you are ever in Budapest.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth, thank you very much for your kind words and for the 5 stars rating! I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour, we had a great time together indeed! I hope to see you again soon, Balint

Barbara White

Leland, NC, United States
Rating

Tour: #303024, Private full day tour of the 'Danube Bend' area by private transportation for people, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 10/19

We just finished our tour today with Balint. He took us to Szentendre, Visegrad and Esztergom. We had a wonderful time. He is the perfect balance of fun and knowledge! I can't think of a single thing I would have changed about the day. Josef was a great driver and Balint was the perfect tour guide. I highly recommend this tour!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, thank you so much for your rating and for the feedback! I'm very happy that you enjoyed the day with me in the Danube bend! The pleasure was all mine, I had a great time with you as well! Enjoy your stay in Budapest and I hope to see you again back here! Best wishes, Balint

Gordon Marks

United States
Rating

Tour: #303023, Budapest Extras: custom taylored private extension tour beyond the major attractions by car, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your 5 stars rating of my tour, Gordon! It was a great day together, I enjoyed being with you! Fondly, Balint

Jonathan Seidel

Atlanta, GA, United States
Rating

Tour: #340251, Private walking tour of the Jewish District and Budapest (in 4-5 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Great knowledgeable guide! We enjoyed our day with Balint in Budapest!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Jonathan! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! Best regards, Balint

Peter Jay

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Balint was a charming, intelligent, highly knowledgeable and articulate guide. We had a six hour tour of key sites in Budapest that began with the great synagogue and ended up at the Castle. He answered all our questions and added information about Hungarian political history. All was fascinating and showed a great love of the city and the Country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, thank you very much for your rating. I'm so glad you had good impressions of the city and that you enjoyed touring Budapest with me! The pleasure was all mine, it was a very memorable day! Best wishes, Balint

Joel Stone

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Full day private citytour of Budapest by car (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 22/19

Great tour to see areas that you normally would not experience. Very flexible and personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, Joel! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour! Warm regards from Budapest, Balint

Erica Patocskai

Canada
Rating

Tour: #340251, Private walking tour of Budapest (3 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Excellent tour for my 2 two teenage daughters and myself. Learned a lot about Hungarian history and received in depth information concerning all the major sites. It was an absolute pleasure to spend a few hours with Balint, who as a local maneuvers the streets and sites of Budapest with ease. He answered all our questions and was willing to tailor the tour to our needs. Was a great experience that my daughters and I will always remember. HIghly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erica, thank you very much for your rating! It was such a pleasure to have you and your two sweet daughters in Budapest! I have fond memories of the day we spent together! Best wishes, Balint

Kerri W.

United States
Rating

Tour: #303024, Kerri Wolverton's private full day tour of the 'Danube Bend' area by private transportation for 2 people, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Apr 7/19

Balint was great and made us feel extremely comfortable. He was funny and very informative, and has some great experiences to share. He made my 41st birthday the most memorable ever, surprising me with cake for desert with amazing views of Visegrad. I recommend taking a sufficient amount of spending money because shopping is early and they don't accept cards in Szentendre, we should have taken more. This tour was fun, relaxing, and he customized to what we preferred and conversation was easy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kerri, thank you very much for your rating! It was great to celebrate your birthday together in such a pleasant environment! I'm glad you enjoyed the trip as much as I loved spending time with the two of you. Many greetings from Budapest, Balint

James Rugh

United States
Rating

Tour: #340251, Two days private walking tour of Buda and Pest for James Rugh, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Balint was an excellent guide. He actually met us as we stepped off the train and over two days showed us everything in Budapest. He took us to his favorite restaurant, a wonderful place clearly a local favorite and quite reasonable. It was so good, we went back. We would never have found it without him, and is was just a few blocks from our hotel. His English was excellent and he really knows his city. If anyone is looking for a great guide in Budapest, look no further than Balint Tamas.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, James! It was great to have you in Budapest, I enjoyed every moment we spent together! I guess not only the good food but also the punching bag in the mens room made that restaurant a memorable one. :) I hope to see you again soon! Fondly, Balint

Norma Casabona

United States
Rating

Tour: #242518, Szentendre by private car - a charming town in the Hungarian countryside near Budapest (in 3 to 4 hours), Szentendre, Pest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Balint was kind, charming and supremely knowledgeable on all things Hungary & Budapest. Clean vehicle, good driving. Unlike many guides, he didn't drone on endlessly but rather was receptive to our interests and engaged us in conversations rather than lectures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your rating, Norma! It was a fun day together and I enjoyed our conversations as much as you did! It was great to have you here in Budapest and I hope to see you again!! Ciao, Balint

Jennifer Strickler

United States
Rating

Tour: #170375, Best Budapest private citytour by Car Full Day (6 hours), Budapest, Budapest, Hungary    view tour
Date: Oct 22/18

Bálint was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time with him. Great great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jennifer! I enjoyed my time with you very much as well. What a beautiful day we had with the trees turning into their fall colors. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Budapest! Fondly, Balint


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