Can anyone recommend a fun and engaging private guide in Budapest?
JamesE, are you looking to make an extra dollar or two?
I don't understand the reply about JamesE
Sorry, Melissa. James is our forum Budapest expert and I was making a joke. I apologize for doing that on your thread. I hope someone will know of a good guide for you. Again, sorry.
It was supposed to be a joke, James. Backfired, though.
Hey, I laughed, Norma.
James E, thanks for the recommendations. We don't usually use guides, but this might be a good time to try one
I hope I am not responding too late to your question but I do know a GREAT guide for Budapest: Peter Polczman. He was our Rick Steves guide this past October on the Eastern Europe Tour which was absolutely fantastic.
Peter lives in suburban Budapest and has a great historical understanding of Hungary and all of Eastern Europe that he can communicate to you in a simple, understandable way that is as good as any college professor could. You are definitely working with a member of the "Home Team" when you work with Peter!
I am sure Peter could tailor a tour to suit your needs and that you would enjoy your experience with him very much. He has received five star reviews on Trip Advisor as well. Here is his web site: budapestyourself.com
Have a great trip! --Dan
I hear nothing good about the guy. I met a guide about 12 years ago and I have used him several times a year, every year, either personally or for some of our VIP Charity guests with nothing but good results. So if you strike out on the RS main guy you might google "Andrew ILLES, Guide in Budapest" I have a couple of other backups as well if both these guys are busy. Also, if you don't need a guide, just transportation you might check with Laszlo at "Silverwings Budapest". Pretty outstanding gentleman and reasonable rates.
And Norma, for you I would work for free.