We picked Barbara Szabo as our tour guide after reading wonderful reviews, and we were not disappointed.
We found Barbara (and her driver Ferenc) to be warm, kind, interesting, and extremely knowledgeable about Budapest and its history, its architecture, and its many interesting stories! Barbara is a very energetic guide and has great knowledge about the culture of Budapest. She also seemed well versed in the history of each site we took in.
The private tour gave us so much more detail about life in Budapest and Hungary than we could have garnered in any guidebook. She was very kind in answering all our questions (and we had many) and kept us interested throughout the day.
If you are interested in seeing Budapest – whether the standard sites or on a customized tour, a private tour with Barbara is the way to go.