Ronald SmithUnited States
Nikolett is a warm and gifted tour guide. My wife and I spent 8 hours with her. We saw so much, from the fabulous sites to landmarks from the period of communism to the impressive Budapest subway. We also had a lovely lunch at a local restaurant with her. She is a very good conversationalist and I left feeling that I had learned a lot about her wonderful country and the critical events in its history. I would strongly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Ron. It was my pleasure to be your local guide in Budapest. Hope you will be back one day! Take care!
Heather SieversUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Niki in Budapest!!! She was so great communicating with me pre-tour to let me customize our day. She covered everything we wanted to do and more. She was knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend a day with her, you won't regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Heather, for your lovely family's company for a day in Budapest. I am glad you had a good time and hope you all will be back one day. Take care and Happy New Year!!! :)
Robin LeinenUnited States
This was a comprehensive look at Budapest from World War II through the cold war. It was very informative and give a completely different look at Budapest. We learned so much and really enjoyed this tour a lot. We highly recommend it if you have any interest in World War II or the Soviet occupation afterwards. This gives you a whole new appreciation of what the people went through.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin for the review. It was my pleasure to be your local guide during this tour. Safe journey back to your home country!
Sarah PerkinsUnited Kingdom
Nicky was fantastic. She had such good knowledge and made the whole trip interesting the whole way round. She added personal experiences on top of the themed trip and went out of her way to make it flow seamlessly from start to finish. Even saw us safely back to our hotel. We would thoroughly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the review. It was my pleasure to be your local guide in Budapest. See you next time! ;)
Cheryl KaufmanUnited States
Niki gave a wonderful night tour. We were picked up at our hotel by a great driver in a very comfortable car. He was able to get us near many of the major monuments/churches while we got out to enjoy the sights and explanations given by Niki. She really knows the city and could explain what we were seeing in a very understandable way. She also was able to let me know the best places and angles to get some great photos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Cheryl! :)
Cheryl KaufmanUnited States
This was the first of two tours we took with Niki and we enjoyed it immensely. We were met at our hotel and took the tram to our first stop. We visited several of the sights important to the recent history of Budapest and enjoyed the personal stories and insights she was able to give. We received an excellent overview of a city more beautiful and interesting than I realized. It was surprising how much of the city we were able to see without feeling rushed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Cheryl. It was my pleasure to be your guide in Budapest. Hope you will be back!!
Dan DeBoerUnited States
Great historical walking tour that provided factual background from early Hungarian history through 1990. I would strongly recommend this tour with Nikolett.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dan! It was my pleasure to do this tour for you.
Harold (Steve) E.United States
Visiting Budapest for the first time, Nikolett was totally awesome at showing us the city, traveling through the city like a local, and providing us a lot of really interesting information about the city as well as Hungary and the wonderful people. This was an awesome tour to see a lot of the city and feel like we really got a great introduction to a huge part of Budapest. This is somewhere we plan to return. For a great introduction to Budapest we highly recommend a day with Nikolett, she was awesome !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Steve. It was my pleasure to be your guide in Budapest. Hope you will be back!!!
A full and busy day but you would not want to miss a minute of it. Nikolett had a deep understanding of the old history (from Roman times) to modern and was able to explain in detail the background of the sites we visited. She was able to always keep our attention because it was impossible not to maintain our interest in the subject matter as her delivery was so vivid. Although it was an "history tour" do not forget the lunch - a bit special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Barry. :)
Jill BrownfieldUnited States
Outstanding guide and tour. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jill. It was my pleasure to be your local guide today. Safe travels and have a great time in Hungary!
Neil NewmanUnited States
This guide was absolutely amazing, wonderful, brilliant and charming. Her range of knowledge of art, history, music, science, and cultures was ' off the charts'. This may be the first time that vast knowledge of all subjects that my husband stores may have met his equal. Nikolett responded immediately to any and all requests. And recommended a wonderful restaurant, too. Susan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Susan and Neil. It was a wonderful day with you and my pleasure to be your local guide in Budapest. Hope to see you soon again. Safe travels and take care!
Brenda HarrisUnited States
This was a great tour. All of our needs were met along with some amazing sightseeing. We even stopped at a wonderful restaurant with amazingly great goulash.....we still crave it! We had a great time with her and also a wonderful driver. Thanks for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Brenda. Take care and safe travels!
Vilma BeschUnited States
Your knowledge and explanation of the city was remarkable. Our stop for lunch at the market showed us how locals shop for their fresh produce. And just the experience was awesome. Your driver was also terrific. We never missed anytime for pick ups. We all felt safe, comfortable, and most of all we learned every detail of the most beautiful city in europe BUDAPEST. We would not hesitate to use you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vilma!!!
Carol MayersUnited States
Nicolette was everything we could have wanted and then some. She had an extensive knowledge of the city and all its sights. She was EXTREMELY accommodating in personalizing the tour for us (for example, scheduling a tram ride and stopping at a Kosher market for special foods). You could not find a better tour guide based on information and warmth of personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Carol for the review and your kind words. I enjoyed your company and it was my pleasure to be your local guide in Budapest. Hope you will be back!!!
Cliff T.United States
We had a wonderful time seeing the best of Budapest during our Viking river cruise. The only disappointment was that we did not have more time to spend in the city and with our wonderful guide, Nikolett.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words, Cliff. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you. Hope you will be back! ;)
David BonnetRichardson, TX, United States
Great tour We had rain and cold first day and Nikki adjusted for indoor and returned next day. combination of walking, tram, bus, and subway gave us a great feel for the city. Stories of her growing up behind iron curtain were incredible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, David! It was my pleasure to be your local guide. Take care!
Michael WhiteUnited States
Fantastic tour. I was able to capture some amazing night photos. Nikolett always knew where the best locations for photography was located. If you are looking for some amazing views of the city at night and a very informative guide about the city / country, this is your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Michael for choosing ToursByLocals and my private guide services. It was my pleasure to show you the night lights of Budapest. Enjoy the rest of the stay!
Denise D'OliveiraUnited States
We were immensely impressed by Nikolett's expertise, passion and professionalism. Despite some pretty miserable weather, her enthusiasm for her subject was not dampened. The tour was most informative and moving. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Denise. It was my pleasure to be your local guide in Budapest. I hope you will be back one day! Take care!
Betty HsuUnited States
Nikolett is very knowledgeable with history of Hungary and the public transportation of Budapest. We went to so many sites and learn so much. She has a lot of energy taking us all over town. Couldn't have done it without her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Betty! Hope you return with your family soon! Take care!
Kerri W.United States
Nikolett was very knowledgeable and informative with the history. The views at night were absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this tour, to learn so much in a little time and see the beautiful night views.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kerri.
James MuraUnited States
Had a great tour with Nikolett, I am a history nut, especially WWII history. Nikolett led me through Budapest and I really learned a lot. What I am not is someone who is good at writing reviews. But Nikolett was really fantastic and I would highly recommend her. She even treated me to a great piece of cake in a nice Cafe. Next time I am in Budapest, I would definitely book her again, I just hope it isn't another 11 and a half years! Thanks Nikolett!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, James. You are most welcome anytime you return to Hungary! The sooner the better. Take care!
Tina TkachUnited States
Nikolett was amazing! She was so knowledgeable of the city's history and her personal connections to the history is even more remarkable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tina! It was my pleasure to be your local guide in Budapest. Take care, safe travels to all of you and... come back! ;)
Micaela BeltrameSouth Africa
Nikolett is a fantastic tour guide, very meticolous in the descriptions and passionate about the history of her Country. She made our visit to Budapest an unforgettable experience!!!! Well done Nikolett you are a real star!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Micaela & Franco, Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to show you around. Be my guests next time when you return! I look forward to seeing you again. ;) Take care and all the best, Nikolett
Tom StorrsUnited States
Nikollet's tour was phenomenal even during a day long snow storm. She explained exactly what we were going to do in the hotel lobby before we left. We used every form of public transportation with the passes she had purchased to scoot all over the city. Her knowledge of the city and its history was extensive, and she was personable and fun to be with. And despite the weather, we accomplished everything she promised. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Tom, once again, for choosing ToursByLocals and my guide services. I myself enjoyed touring snowy Budapest with you and your lovely wife. I hope one day you will be back and we can further explore the city. Until then, take care and Merry Christmas!
From our first contact to the end of our tours in Budapest, Nikolett proved to be exceptional! She provided a detailed email initially with ideas on what to see and do during our 2 days in Budapest. Her responses were always prompt. As a tour guide, Nikolett was extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional as well as interesting and engaging and seemed to know exactly how much detail to provide on the sites visited. I would highly recommend her services - she is an excellent guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Sherry. It was my pleasure to be your guide and I hope you will be back!!! Take care!
Larry S.United States
Thank you, Nikolett, for your lovely presentation of Budapest. You clearly relayed historical high points and connected them with what we were seeing, and helped us start to understand your country. A lovely visit and we look forward to returning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Larry and I look forward to your return!
Frank OttUnited States
Nikolett perfectly 'nailed' everything we wanted. We communicated often via Tours and Email so she was familiar with our requests and was also ready with a couple nice surprises. She was on time and ready with a wealth of knowledge of her town as well as its Nazi and Soviet and current history, We wanted to walk and us subways and trams - perfect experience. Monuments, churches, strudel, food market, Baths, wine tasting, Chain Bidge, Fisherman Bastion and Buda Castle. Excellent lunch stop and dinner rec.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Frank! It was my pleasure to be your TBL guide in Budapest. Take care and all the best to you!!
Lani RaganUnited States
Had a fantastic tour with Nikolett. She is extremely knowledgeable, and her enthusiasm for her country is evident. Nikolett is very responsive via email, answered all our questions before and during the tour and provided plenty of detail. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nikolett as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the kind words and the review. It was my pleasure to be your guide and I hope you will be back one day. Take care and safe travels!
Henry Clifford BaggettUnited States
Nikolett's Summer Royal Palace Tour was simply outstanding in every way!!! Not only did she show us a beautifully restored summer palace, but she imparted such incredible knowledge of the history of the palace from its beginnings in 1774 through to its modern day renovation, along with the information about the personal lives of the palace's inhabitants. Not only was it a tour of a royal palace, it was an excellent lesson in Hungarian history. Many, many thanks, Nikolett, for a fantastic tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mary and Cliff! It was my pleasure to be your guide! Safe and happy travels to you!!
James PaluchUnited States
Nikolett is by far one of the most knowledgable tour guides I have been in contact with. She knows this city from front to back and practically answered any question I had about the city. She also was able to put a customized tour together for me. I would highly recommend her for her services and would use her again if I ever return back to the city. A+++++ all the way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, James! I look forward to your return and will be happy to be your guide again. :)