Peter GriffithsUnited States
Adam was extremely good. He was very well prepared with a wealth of local knowledge and history. His love for Budapest and Hungary and passion for his job made a memorable tour. Highly recommended
Sandra CallaghanUnited States
Thank you for posting this review. 5/5 Adam is an excellent guide. He is pleasant and knowledgeable and happy to adapt the tour to your interests. He not only shares the history but also provides a nice glimpse into Hungarian culture and life. I recommend a tour with Adam.
Georgia BrogdonUnited States
This was our first visit to Budapest. Adam made the history come alive for us as he lived through the communist regime. He took us to places we would have never found, much less read about. The views from the top of the mountain were simply stunning!
Ronald T.United States
We hired Adam for two days to tour Budapest. He arrived promptly both days and was extremely knowledgable and informative throughout. We learned a great deal about the history and culture of Hungary. Great guide!
Very informative and enjoyable tour with Adam. My wife and I were happy to hear about old and recent Hungarian history from a man who loves his country and has relevant interesting stories to tell. Adam has a relaxed style and is keen to support your interests. We liked our taste of the metro and bus transport in addition to strolling through areas of interest. We finished our tour in the castle precinct in Buda, and had sensational cakes and coffee in a renowned establishment. Highly recommended.
Frances R CurcioUnited States
Adam was extremely patient and accommodating. I finalized my plans rather late and he was very kind to hold the day and time for me. He was also extremely flexible and tailored the tour to meet my requests. His commentary and insights helped me and by travel friend to understand and appreciate the rich culture and history of Budapest. Thank you!
We had an excellent guide we saw many sites we would never have found and Adam's passion and knowledge of Budapest was much appreciated.
Tom BrewsterUnited States
Excellent; loved him very informative.
Ray PerdueUnited States
Adam provided a great tour for my wife and I and shared many stories that personalized our Budapest experience. I strongly recommend him to anyone who wants more than the typical "umbrella" tour. He is very knowledgeable and brings a great sense of humor to your experience.
Howard SomersCoronado, CA, United States
Adam was very easy to get along and very accommodating of our requests to change our itinerary a bit during the tour. He has a great grasp of Hungarian history and provided tidbits which kept the kids interested. He is also considerate in making sure all our questions are answered, and that we know how to go around town and get back to the hotel after our tour. Very very patient and kind. Definitely recommend Adam!
Pam BegueUnited States
My husband and I took my older mother and two teenagers to Budapest. We wanted to have a private tour guide who could accommodate my mother's slower pace and the attention span of teenagers while providing the history and highlights of this wonderful city. Adam B. was the perfect person for our needs! Adam met us at our hotel and proceeded to give us an in-depth and complete tour of both Buda and Pest in a manner that kept our teenagers interested and inspired us to return again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear May, thank you for your good opinion. It was an interesting task to make our ightseeing pleasant for your whole family including grandma and the teenagers. I am happy that you chose my service and feel inspired to return. See you next time!
Clark KellyUnited States
Adam, arrived at our hotel right on time. He talked with the three of us and we came up with a great plan. We used taxi and the metro to get around quickly to all the sites. Guide had a detailed answer to everyone of our question.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Clark, thank you for your feedback. It was my pleasure to guide you. My greetings to Lori and Travis!
Elizabeth Swanklouisville, CC, United States
Adam is knowledgeable about the history of Hungary, the art of Hungary, the neighborhoods, the local spots, and how to get around. He knows the restaurants, the gelato highs, strudels craved by locals, & private art gallery gems. Hired for 2 days, Adam presented possibilities & was flexible as we shifted the direction of our touring interests as the days evolved. His passion for his country is contagious. He is generous with his time & helped us outline a plan for our 3rd day on our own. A strong 5!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kent & Liz, Thank you very much for your good review. I am happy you enjoyed your trip. I hope to see you again one day, Adam
Rozely PenzkowskiUnited States
I received the very best tour I could have possibly dreamed of receiving. Adam had done extensive academic research along with personal interviews of his family and non-family people who were directly affected and involved in the Revolution. Adam even brought supplementary materials such as books and poetry which added to the heart-felt emotions of those people at that time and place. Five stars isn't enough; I would gladly give him more. I definitely learned so very, very much on this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rozely, thank you for your time and your interest in Hungarian history. It was my honor to share with you my knowledge and personal stories. As we agreed it is important to interview and learn from survivors of the revolution. I hope to see you again in the future.
Teresa GuessUnited States
We spent the entire day with Adam and loved every minute of it. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Budapest. We enjoyed walking the city with him and he taught us how to get around on the public transportation. And an added bonus was he knew where to find all the clean restrooms...I would highly recommend him as your guide!
Juan Pablo MontielMexico
Great, great tour!! We spent 2 days with a guide who is full of experience and knowledge. He knows every detail of the city and know the history of the country to perfection. The planning of the tour and all the suggestions he gave us were perfect. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pablo, thank you for choosing my service and your nice review. I hope you return one day. My greetings to Ana and Pepe! Viva México!
Robert BarnettUnited States
Adam was very good, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Budapest. Always on time - everything went smoothly
Beverley JonesUnited Kingdom
Adam was helpful and informative, he took us where we wanted and dropped us off where we asked. Budapest is a beautiful city and we look forward to exploring more.
Lisa DunnUnited States
I was extremely satisfied with Adam's knowledge, passion, and flexibility. He was exceptionally accommodating. He shared not only historical information, but cultural, making the whole experience worth while. I highly recommend Adam, you will not be disappointed.
David RancourtUnited States
Fantastic tour. Our guide was amazingly well informed and passionate about Hungary's history. His tour was filled with stories of his own family, which made it ever more personal and poignant. I highly recommend this tour if you have any appreciation of history and of freedom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David an Wyatt, thank you very much for your interest and time to listen my stories. I wish you happy new year!
Renata RozenfeldUnited States
Adam is very knowledgeable and passionate about Budapest. He was very flexible and adjusted the tour to our interests. I highly suggest Adam to anyone looking for a great tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renata, thank you very much for your nice feedback. My best wishes to you and Zak in the new year!
Shelley CharnoffUnited States
Adam was very pleasant, knowledgeable about Budapest history, and was willing to spend as much time with us as we needed to see all the sights we were interested in seeing. He had an interesting perspective as someone who lived through the communist era. Highly recommended.
Ingrid EakerUnited States
Adam was wonderful. He is knowledgeable and kind. He absolutely swells with pride when speaking of his wondrous city. I highly recommend Adam to anyone desiring a guide who is truly in love with the beautiful city he is introducing you to.
John LevertonGrand Bend, ON, Canada
Adam is bright, energetic, personable and knowledgeable, and it was like I was taking a tour with a good friend. Adam is not a 'clock watcher', and we saw everything (and more) that I asked to see. In addition to his own considerable knowledge, Adam shared stories about his parent's fascinating experiences during this period. I feel very fortunate to have been able to learn more about this important event in Hungary's history in Adam's company. Book with confidence!
Kathleen NultyUnited States
We spent two days touring Budapest with Adam. He was extremely informative, making sure we saw all the important sites and giving us an incredible amount of information about the rich history of the city. He was extremely accommodating and friendly. A highlight for us was hearing about his own experience growing up in Budapest under the communist regime. I highly recommend taking a tour with Adam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, it was my honor to guide you around Budapest. Thank you for your nice review. See you again one day! Adam
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Terry PhillipsUnited States
Adam was Great. We feel like we have a new friend in Budapest. His passion for and love of his country really impressed our group. His knowledge of history and art is amazing. We saw the best Budapest has to offer through Adam and were blessed by his presence. I would highly recommend him to all my friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terry, thank you for choosing me as your tour guide. I am verry happy about yourt good opinion. Best wishes, Adam
Stephen LoweUnited States
Excellent tour of cultural and historical sights of Budapest. Adam is knowledgable and conveys his love of his country admirably.
We were left puzzled by this tour. we have since found out we saw very little of interest at the castle, and we took so long wandering about up there on a very hot day, hearing the same myths and strange stories that we didn't get to see everything we paid for. Our visit to st Stephens church was plain boring as he talked at us, telling us the silliest stories, as if we were a couple of idiots. Adam offered to take us another time, but we were not interested in wasting any more time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Geraldine, I am very sorry that you didn't like the tour. Adam
Fred BergerGloucester Point, VA, United States
Adam is the ultimate tour guide if you want an insider's view of Budapest. He was professional, friendly, and totally knowledgeable. We could not have asked for more. We took two tours with him and he adapted them to meet our needs exactly. You cannot possibly find a better tour guide than Adam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Fred, thanks for your nice words. See you next time in Budapest!
Fred BergerGloucester Point, VA, United States
Unbelievably professional tour guide. He really knows the city and his background of the history of Budapest and Hungary is outstanding. He went out of his way to modify the tour to meet our needs and took us to places we didn't know existed. Best of all, he took us to a "locals" restaurant and it was great. Can't say enough good things about Adam.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred & Marylin, thank you for your kind feedback. I also enjoyed you company. I hope you will return one day. Adam
Julia R.Frisco, COLORADO, United States
Adam was able to switch up the tour after we told him we had seen a number of the sites the day before. He was very flexible and showed us some sites off the beaten path. He did not just spew the information that some tour guides seem to do. We loved it!
Anne ParkerUnited Kingdom
It was a pleasure to meet Adam and learn about his life in Hungary. He was very interesting to talk to, as well as being very informative and helpful. We enjoyed the tour very much. It was quite energetic and you would need to be reasonably fit to do it but we had some lovely views of Budapest and learnt a lot about the town and its history.
Douglas VaughanUnited States
Adam was VERY knowledgable about the history and culture of Hungary. He met us at our hotel and even found a Gluten Free restaurant that was safe for my wife to eat! I would thoroughly recommend taking his tour!
Adam provided me with a guided tour that had me understanding and appreciating the history of Hungary and also how it is it to live in Hungary today. Adam is passionate about his country and his culture and this helped me understand what is it is to be an Hungarian. Understanding others is a way to encourage tolerance and international co-operation - Adam is an agent in that important human mission. Thank you Adam.
Amanda SellersUnited States
We took this tour on our 2nd day with Adam and it's didn't disappoint! Adam shows and tells about some of the lesser known and mysterious sites and stories of Budapest. Just as he was the first day, Adam is warm, funny and interesting. It truly feels like you just have a local friend showing you around the city. This is the only way you should see Budapest!
Amanda SellersUnited States
Adam is fantastic! He was very informative in a fun and interesting way. The pace was perfect. We saw a lot of Budapest without being completely exhausted afterward. While in Budapest, a tour with Adam is a must!
Adam was a great guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Budapest. We enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot!
Lee SutorCzech Republic
My Mother and I visited Budapest for the anniversary of the 1956 Revolution. My Father, now passed away, participated as a young man and went into exile, never to return. As such, it was emotional for us. Adam was outstanding, showing us sites relating to these events. With a deep understanding of the matter he candidly shared his own thoughts, feelings and experiences of growing up in a Communist regime. Full of enthusiasm, passionate about his profession, I would recommend him wholeheartedly. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Paul. It was nice to guide you around the sites of the revolution just in the days of its 60th anniversary. It was a very interesting tour for me as we could compare the experiences of our parents who were participants of the event but then your father was forced to leave the country. I felt an honor that you chose me as your tour guide. Take care, Adam
Orlando GonzalezUnited States
Adam was spectacular. He gave us an excellent tours and took us to hidden gems in Budapest
Denise KoranekUnited States
Adam provided an excellent tour for our group! He is extremely knowledgeable and able to share his great love of country. We are still processing all that we learned. Travel changes you forever. Thank you Adam for the kindness shown & the wonderful experience provided.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Denise! It was my honor to be the tour guide of your friendly group. I am pleased to hear that you had such a good experience of Hungary.
Susan FagueUnited States
Adam was very informative and kind. We had a great introduction to Budapest with Adam. Thank you Adam!
Dani BcharaUnited States
The best tour guide I've ever had, hands down!
Tiffany WelterUnited States
Fantastic tour! Adam started our day by asking questions, so that he could tailor our tour to what interested us. He is extremely knowledgeable and flexible. For example, the day of our tour, the weather was absolutely awful and it could easily have ruined our time in Budapest. Adam, however, was able to adjust to the situation and still give us an incredible tour of Budapest. Best tour guide ever!
Nicolasa NevarezUnited States
Adam was extremely knowledgeable and presented the history clearly and effectively. The tour was fascinating and was even more powerfully presented because he shared personal experiences as he lived through that era. His information helped me appreciate the city, country, and people even more for all they endured and then created, making Budapest the remarkable city it is today.
Jerry HooperUnited States
Adam made history come alive as he guided us through Budapest. His passion for his culture and country is contagious. Sharing his family's personal history over the last century in addition to his own experiences growing up, the tour became more than a recitation of facts and viewing cultural/historical sights. We left Budapest with a deep appreciation of it's culture and people and what they've endured over time. Don't miss a tour with Adam!
Phil ZeitlerUnited States
Adam was remarkably knowledgeable about Hungarian history and his interest in art history added particular insight to many of the religious and historical paintings. His own family history of involvement with the various regimes of the mid-20th century were also fascinating. We covered a lot of ground during my half day with Adam and I felt that I had a very good grasp of the essentials of Hungarian history by the end. He was also very thoughtful about food, water, and toilet stops!.
Patrick SalonyUnited States
Adam was extremely personable. He gave us a good orientation to the city which was most beneficial. We took his advice and went to the thermal baths and Parliment. Both were great!
Alan MassaroUnited States
Adam was great. Extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of Budapest to life for us. Really came away with a strong understanding of the history and culture of the city and country. Highly recommend.
Melissa ShawUnited States
Adam gave us a very thorough walking tour of Budapest peppered with many historical and personal highlights. He taught us to use the public transportation, which made the remainder of out visit to Budapest very manageable (and affordable!!!) on our own.
Grahame RussellUnited Kingdom
Adam was a very tour guide - very passionate about his subject and very generous with his time. I'm surprised more people don't do this tour - it is fascinating as much because it wasn't taught in schools for a long time and many Hungarians remained ashamed they had gone along with a newer softer communism after 1956. The reality is, their sacrifices helped pave the way for the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989.
Keisha C.United States
Adam was awesome. He was on-time, very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a very cold night and I thought he would cancel but he didn't. He was happy to share with me the history and beautiful night views of Budapest. I was only in Budapest for a day, traveling from Vienna via train. I wanted a night tour and Adam happily accommodated my request (despite freezing weather). Very knowledgeable and passionate about his home country. I would highly recommend Adam. - Keisha
Kandace CampbellHouston, TX, United States
Our tour with Adam was outstanding...He made sure we were able to see everything we expressed an interest in seeing. He told us ahead of time how to go online to purchase tickets to see the Parliament in Budapest. He is a joy to work with!!
Graeme McNallyNew Zealand
We had been in Budapest previously -s owe wanted a tour more focused on "hidden Budapest.Adam was a great guide -and met our requirements .He has a huge Knowledge of Budapest as a long term resident. Highly recommended G & Q New Zealand
David ClarkUnited States
Our recent trip to Budapest was punctuated by a fantastic educational experience with Adam. Our personal interest in history attracted us to his tour which focused on the brave actions of the Hungarian people in 1956. Adam is a very knowledgeable and passionate educator ...and a patriot. His description of events coupled with the on location experience made history come alive. It was richly rewarding to spend time with him. We were so fortunate to have him as a guide and teacher.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Nikki, thank you! I feel also lucky I could be your tour guide. See you again in Budapest!
James McGookeyUnited States
Despite booking just a couple days before our arrival, Adam was gracious enough to add our request to his busy schedule for the day. We had a wonderful 4-hour tour with Adam who is very knowledgeable and passionate about his home town of Budapest. We learned much about the past, present and future of Budapest and enjoyed the side stories Adam shared. His command of English is excellent and it was simply a delightful morning.
Tamara F.United States
Adam was prompt and flexible with scheduling and rescheduling around a thunderstorm. He gave us extra time after we got stuck in traffic.
Charles H.United States
Adam was an outstanding guide. His 1956 revolution tour was both historically accurate and informed by the personal experiences of his family during 1956. He was willing to answer any and all questions from our varied group (ages 12-77) with very different groundings in the history of 1956. His English was excellent and we had no trouble understanding him, or he understanding us. Highly recommended!
Judith MillsapsUnited States
Enjoyed Adam's tour that brought us to the highlights of Budapest. We traveled by foot, metro and bus and really felt like we were experiencing Budapest as a local. Thanks Adam!
Robert MatrangaUnited States
Adam was the best. His knowledge of the area was impressive. I would highly recommend using Adam on your selected tour.
Larry KirvenPacific palisades, CA, United States
Great tour. Adam is very knowledgeable about Budapest. He is passionate about his city. He was able to show us a few things (like the old city wall) that we would not have been able to see on our own. I would recommend him to my friends without reservation.
Ray MentzerUnited States
Adam is very knowledgeable of Hungarian history and we covered the major sites during this tour.
Marcia ReynoldsUnited States
Adam was a great tour guide. His knowledge of history and the are was what we were looking for in a guide. We traveled by foot, bus and rail. We felt part of the culture and the community. We love history and Budapest was the perfect place for a great trip. Thanks, Adam.
Kenneth FischerFremont, CA, United States
Adam was wonderful. He has such passion for his country and we both learned so much on our walking tour of the Pest side. We walked all thru town even though the weather was not good he made the day very enjoyable including a very nice lunch at the end of the day. We will use Adam again when we return to Budapest.
Stuart BrunoUnited States
The tour by Adam of Budapest was great. He gave me a much needed orientation to the city. And he showed me how to use the metro, buses, etc. Most important was the content of the features we visited. He is well versed in history of the country and the specific area. I was very pleased to have someone who had knowledge, not just reading from a guidebook. Adam and I were able to have very good conversations about the subjects of the tour. Thank you Adam!
We had a very comprehensive and informative morning tour with Adam. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Budapest and shared many personal family anecdotes that helped bring the city to life for us and learn about a number of little-known things...especially the chimney cakes!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Don't forget Budapest, and come back again!
Excellent tour Adam showed me all the sires I wanted to see , talked about the period as someone who lived through it , also gave both good opinion on the period as well as looked at both positive and negative effects of communism in Hungary.Adam also discussed the effects in Hungary of current politics. Excellent visits to statue park and the terror house and good to see an old communist restraint as well as a cafe . Would use Adam again next time I visit Budapest
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark, see you next time!
Candace GroudineUnited States
Adam is one of the most knowledgeable and interesting tour guides I have ever met. In addition to being a wealth of information about Budapest, Hungary, and the history of the region in general, he has an enthusiastic passion for his subject matter and a distinctive ability to engage his clients in a way that leaves one not only immensely informed, but also, emotionally moved. He is definitely one of THE best tour guides I have ever had in nearly 20 years of international travel.
Adam, being born in Budapest and living all his life there,is an excellent guide for the stops on this walking tour. His personal stories about growing up in Budapest enhanced his description of the historical sites. We highly recommend Adam and this tour for future visitors to Budapest.
Anthony ChoyHong Kong
This was an excellent tour. Adam B. was able to show me many of the beautiful and very interesting sites in Pest during our walk. We also stopped for coffee in a beautiful art nouveau house. His stories of various members of his family made the tour so much more personal and brought history alive. It was a window into the soul of the city.
Raymond SiegelUnited States
We took the 1956 Revolution tour which I would have to rate at 5 stars. I found it very informative and the explanation of the landmarks and what happened at each place was fantastic. He also brings a lot to the table in terms of his family's stories. At the end of the day we also went to see the national gallery which was fantastic as Adam truly knows and loves art. His knowledge of Italian art is very impressive.