Judit - your private guide in Budapest, Hungary.

Dear Visitor!
Let me welcome You - as a private tour guide - in advance in Budapest! 'The Queen of the Danube' as our city is often referred to! These commonplaces are certainly based on truth. Budapest is a really unique beautiful city, due to it's geography, lying on both sides of the river Danube and due to the wonderful works of architecture. You'll certainly be impressed by the grandiosity of the buildings, by the variety of architectural styles in this city with so much history. I'm really pleased to show you all the treasures including the hidden secrets of my place and to tell you a lot about everyday life, how we experienced the changes and the times since then. I was born and raised in Budapest apart of the few years I spent abroad due to my father's work during the times before changes which gave me the opportunity to see the differences in those days. I did my final exam and studied here in Hungary. I've a Masters Degree in English and German and a licence as a tour-guide with these languages in Hungary. I've been working in Tourism for fifteen years for several Companies such as Tauck Tours, GCT, Uniworld, Blaguss, Eurama and Ideal Travel. I like to work for these companies, it is however always a pleasure for me to have a more personal tour for one person or a little company. This is a self-tailored option for you to organise your trip and for me to give recommendations, as much information as possible and to answer any of your questions. I take tours to other destinations as well. Our country offers a lot of attractions. Scenic countryside, hilly - the Danube Bend - or flat - the Great Plain. The largest warm water lake of Europe the Balaton we call it the Hungarian sea or Eger, with much history, beautiful sights and the famous wine growing region. Győr is also a wonderful town with the nearby Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma. I have a nice new car, an Opel Astra, air-conditioned. I can take 1-4 persons with the car. If you are a bigger company I hire a minivan (also air-conditioned and comfortable with a good driver). I'm looking forward to meeting you!

Judit Gresznáryk
your private guide in Budapest, Hungary

Tours in Budapest Online reservation

Tours in Budapest

Classical and special sightseeing tours in the hungarian capital
For all tours please note that since these are private tours, it's an option for you to arrange the schedule according to your demands. These are suggested schedules which are certainly based on experience and knowledge. The prices include the guiding and the transportation + parking fees, any other costs, entrance tickets have to be covered by you. Each tour starts and ends at your hotel except for other requests. If you are looking for a great selection of places to stay with discount prices, visit Hotel in Budapest for more information.

Budapest walking tour (4 hours)

Budapest walking tour (8 hours)

Budapest City tour
(4 hours)

Budapest City tour
(8 hours)

Jewish Heritage Tour
(4 hours)

'Dark Sides' of our recent history (4 hours)

Hidden Treasures of Budapest (4 hours)

Spa tour (4 hours)


Budapest by night
(4 hours)

Wine tour of Hungary in Budapest

Trips in the Countryside

Tours & Trips around of Budapest and in the hungarian Countryside
For all tours please note that since these are private tours, it's an option for you to arrange the schedule according to your demands. These are suggested schedules which are certainly based on experience and knowledge. The prices include the guiding and the transportation + parking fees, any other costs, entrance tickets have to be covered by you. Each tour starts and ends at your hotel except for other requests.

Szentendre 'the artists town' (4 hours)



Half day 'Puszta tour' in Domony valley
(4 hours)


Gödöllő Summer Residence of Franz Joseph and Sissy
(4 hours)

Eger the scenic town with the famous wine growing Region
(8 hours)

Danube-Bend Tour
(8 hours)



Puszta Tour
(8 hours)



Hollókő the village of Palóc people, World Heritage Site
(6 hours)

Lake Balaton 'The Hungarian Sea'
(8-9 hours)


Győr 'city of encounters' and the Abbey of Pannonhalma
(8-9 hours)

Programs in Budapest & Hungary

Some ideas to spend your free time in Budapest & Hungary

The three best Folklore ensembles in Hungary


Danube Symphony Orchestra with Cimbalom Show

Organ Concert St. Stephen's Basilica


Dinner & Cruise with live music

Dinner & Cruise
at 22:00

Operetta Ship


Experience Budapest by Boat

References

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Judit
I was fortunate to have landed on Judit's website when I began my research for a tour guide for Budapest. Judit was very helpful in the preliminary planning stages and provided prompt and thorough responses to my numerous inquiries. Not only did she provide extensive information on Budapest, she went out of her way to respond to numerous general questions about Hungary and provided excellent customer service. Judit was the saving grace for out tour of Hungary. She went out of her way to provide expert advice about meals for our group of 53 individuals. She made restaurant reservations, menu recommendations and she volunteered to be our liaison for our group meals en route to Budapest, which was critical as we did not have any Hungarian speakers in our group. Judit is truly a gem. She provided outstanding customer service and went above and beyond the call of duty. I was fortunate to have met her and would highly recommend her services. Her warm personality, good nature, understanding of travelers needs along with her flexibility to accommodate our group and ease with which she speaks English were acknowledged and appreciated. I wish Judit continued success and look forward to the possibility of working with her again.

Warmest regards,

Catherine Bacinski
Tour Coordinator
Verkhovyna Ukrainian Song & Dance Ensemble
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Judit,
Thank you so much for your guidance and your company during our visit to Budapest. Your knowledge of Budapest, aned Hungary is superb, and you share it with great delight in your country, which makes it so alive and present for those traveling with you. And your knowledge of all the most delicious places to eat, from sweet to savory, pastries to goulash was also wonderful. I can still remember each little spot you had us stop, or you recommended. Thank you for making our trip full of many different experiences and adventures, but for me the horses will always be my favorite.

Many thanks,
Very much a learning experience. We came home and spent 4 days aboard our boat in seclusion anchored off a small protected island.

Linnea Duvall

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We spent a day with Judith both touring in her car (she's an excellent driver and really knows the City) and walking around the major attractions (including the major market hall and the Parliament building). She is very knowledgeable, personal, and enjoys showing off her City to tourists. I would recommended her highly, and she will ensure that your visit to Budapest is enriching and fun."
Stu During, San Francisco

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Hello Judit,
Thank you for sending the photos. The trip was very much an experience of learning and discovery. It was very evident that you worked hard and enjoyed the work you've chosen. Also evident was the care for each of your clients on a personal level. I did put those comments in the follow up that was sent.

As Canadians I found it hard to understand how countries living so close together can take up arms and destroy their neighbours by following political leaders. With the U.S. sharing our huge border and the situation there I am not feeling so secure as I was before visiting E. European countries. More and more border controls are being suggested between us and the U.S. by the American leaders.

Very much a learning experience. We came home and spent 4 days aboard our boat in seclusion anchored off a small protected island.

Grand Circle cruise was absolutely perfect for our first small ship experience.

We are now off to Puerto Vallarta Mexico in 2 weeks...we are termed seasonal residents as we spend end of Oct. Nov. end of Jan to March in P.V. area or exploring Mexico. Their history is rich and it is a fast developing nation with its problems.

We were watching a documentary of our early W. Coast and related to the E. Orthodox priests who arrived very early among the native people. As we have toured Turkey and now E. Europe we understand and have more awareness of how our 'young' country has developed.

Our best wishes and thanks to you also

Sharon and Bob Vanderlinde

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Judit, Thank you so much for your guidance and your company during our visit to Budapest. Your knowledge of Budapest, aned Hungary is superb, and you share it with great delight in your country, which makes it so alive and present for those traveling with you. And your knowledge of all the most delicious places to eat, from sweet to savory, pastries to goulash was also wonderful. I can still remember each little spot you had us stop, or you recommended. Thank you for making our trip full of many different experiences and adventures, but for me the horses will always be my favorite. Many thanks, Linnea Duvall

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Hello Judit, Just a quick note to thank you again for the enjoyable tour yesterday. I appreciated your choice of sites and how knowledgeable you are. I also enjoyed the Legend boat tour that you selected for me.

I gave your business card to our program director, in case there is a desire to add a city tour to the program for our students in future.

Thanks again,

Wendy Rotenberg
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

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Hello Judit, Just a quick note to thank you again for the enjoyable tour yesterday. I appreciated your choice of sites and how knowledgeable you are. I also enjoyed the Legend boat tour that you selected for me.

I gave your business card to our program director, in case there is a desire to add a city tour to the program for our students in future.

Thanks again,

Wendy Rotenberg
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

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Liebe Judith,
es wird nun langsam Zeit, dass wir uns bei Dir bedanken. Wir hatten ein wunderbares Wochenende in Budapest. Die Stadtführung hat uns prima gefallen und es war sehr schön, dass wir diese Führung zusammen mit dem Busfahrer nur für uns allein hatten. Auch Dein Restauranttipp war super. Es hat rundherum alles gepaßt, sogar das Wetter. Bei Gelegenheit werde ich Deine Website besuchen und eine Nachricht hinterlassen. Viele liebe Grüsse auch von den anderen

Carola Liebe

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Greetings from Sarasota, Florida

Judit, We certainly enjoyed having you as our travel companion and Program Director during our September Prague to Budapest GCT river cruise. I took over 700 photos and thought you'd enjoy a few. In case you've forgotten, Paul and I traveled with my brother and sister-in-law, Dick Bragg and Val Murphey. Paul is taller than Dick and I'm the one with the brown/highlighted hair. Our friends, Lorry Larson and Dick Bleam, made it back home without a problem and the doctors have still been unable to determine what caused his problem. For future info, the doctors in Prague did everything right - at least according to Dick's doctors here. We had a wonderful time on our first GCT tour and hope to take another before too long. It would be nice to see you once again.

Take care.

Yvonne Lanphear

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Dear Judit,
Joe and I would like to thank you for the wonderful tour we recently took with you. Everything I suggested you accomplished and we do appreciate that. Normally we would do things on our own, but with our limited time you helped us tour the things we were interested in. Being able to tour Parlaiment, Godollo, synagogue and have a lovely lunch in one day was ideal. We also appreciate you helping us get the items our daughter needed. The discussions we had about Hungary were very insightful. Thank you again for a delightful day,.

Sincerely,
Janet and Joe Saunders

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Judit
I was fortunate to have landed on Judit's website when I began my research for a tour guide for Budapest.

Judit was very helpful in the preliminary planning stages and provided prompt and thorough responses to my numerous inquiries. Not only did she provide extensive information on Budapest, she went out of her way to respond to numerous general questions about Hungary and provided excellent customer service.

Judit was the saving grace for out tour of Hungary. She went out of her way to provide expert advice about meals for our group of 53 individuals. She made restaurant reservations, menu recommendations and she volunteered to be our liaison for our group meals en route to Budapest, which was critical as we did not have any Hungarian speakers in our group.

Judit is truly a gem. She provided outstanding customer service and went above and beyond the call of duty. I was fortunate to have met her and would highly recommend her services. Her warm personality, good nature, understanding of travelers needs along with her flexibility to accommodate our group and ease with which she speaks English were acknowledged and appreciated.

I wish Judit continued success and look forward to the possibility of working with her again.

Warmest regards,

Catherine Bacinski
Tour Coordinator
Verkhovyna Ukrainian Song & Dance Ensemble
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Just wanted to drop you a note indicating that our vacation was wonderful - providing an even better experience than we had expected.

Judit Gresznarik provided an excellent guide service to us - our first private guide service that we have ever contracted for.

She showed us portions of Budepest we would have never seen. Part of my luggage did not arrive - it showed up in Linz - so we had to skip the Viking River Tour provided on Monday to do some shopping in your lovely city. If we had not had the services of Judit on Sunday - we would have seen far less of your city. However shopping gave us our own experiences; dealing with a different language and finding 'aspirins' - which we now know are not found in a super market - we shopped in the basement of the Farmers Market. We would not have seen the Farmers Market if the luggage had not been AWOL for awhile - so even adverse situations work out.

Please pass on our THANK YOU to Judit when you get the chance.

Dennis Menard

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Dear Judit Thank you for your assistance during our recent crisis while in Prague.You were not only a tour guide but you were our Friend. I really appreciate all the help and support that you gave to Lorry and me.

We just know you had a very successful tour and we are truly sorry that we missed it.

We just hope that you do (did) not have any problems while in Budapest.

Take Care and enjoy a good life.

Thank You!

Richard Bleam and Lorry Larson

Some useful suggestions for your Budapest visit

General information, transportation and accommodation in Budapest & Hungary

General info

Hungary is a free democtratic republic, has 10.5 million inhabitants. Budapest the capital is far the largest city with 2 million people. Hungarians are predominantly Roman Catholic. We have also Protestants, Lutherans, Jewish and some minor denominations.
Hungarian is not related to any of the neighbouring countries languages, not Slavic, Germanic, nor Latin, it's a Finno-Ugrian language, related to Finnish and Esthonian. We had a very turbulant history, have lost many of our territories but are happy to be a free country now, being members of the EU since 2004. Our climate is temperate continental. We tend to have hot summers, usually July and August are the hottest month 80-95 Fahrenheit, our winters are quite cold, sometimes with temperatures below zero.
Our currency is the Forint (HUF) about 240 to 1 EUR and 150 to 1 USD. The rate varies slightly. Budapest is a very safe city, only thing you have to watch out for and be careful about are pickpockets like in every big city. Please take care of your personal belongings! Other than that you can strall around the city day and night any place.

Getting around in Budapest

From the Ferihegy airport we have shuttle busses to any hotel, you have to calculate with more time since these deliver guests usually to several hotels. The price is 2500.- HUF (10 EUR), return 4000.- HUF (18 EUR). Zona Taxi is much more convenient, it operates between the airport and the hotels, the price differs according to the 'zones' of the city it is about 4000.- HUF (18 EUR) - 5500.- HUF (25 EUR). If you are a company of two - 4 people it's certainly more reasonable and faster. Public transport is very well organised in Budapest. We have 2 metro lines, quick and running often, one of them M2 connects the two parts of the city Buda and Pest 30 metres under the Danube. We have the oldest Underground of the Continent running under Andrássy Boulevard, with stops at Opera House, Museum of Terror, Heroes' Square and City Park. We have streetcars, busses and trolleys. You need to buy a ticket each time you use public transport, for one ride it's 270.- HUF (1,20 EUR). You can however also buy a one day ticket 1550.- HUF (7 EUR) or a Tourist-ticket 3400.- HUF (16 EUR) valid for three days or a one week ticket 4000.- HUF (18 EUR). The advantage of these tickets is that you don't need to validate and by tickets, You just show your pass. If you like to explore the city properly, these are very useful. Taxis: a crucial issue - don't just get into any taxi you see or stop on the street. The prices differ a lot. To be on the safe side ask the place you stay at to call a taxi for you, if you are in a restaurant you can certainly have this request as well. Reliable taxi companies:
  • City Taxi: 211-1111
  • Buda Taxi: 233-3333
  • Főtaxi: 222-2222

    If you call from your mobile phone add +361 before the numbers!


    Accomodation


    Some websites where you have a nice choice:
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Spa Hotels
  • Reasonable Hotels
  • A choice of 3-4 star Hotels
  • Apartments in Budapest

  • Online Reservation Form

    Use the online form to reserve tours, trips & programs easily and quick
    You can call me: +36-20-968-9947 és +36-1-322-9997
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    Programs of your interest:
      Budapest walking tour (4 hours)
      Budapest walking tour (8 hours)
      Budapest City tour (4 hours)
      Budapest City tour (8 hours)
      Jewish Heritage Tour (4 hours)
      'Dark Sides' of our recent history (4 hours)
      Hidden Treasures of Budapest (4 hours)
      Spa tour (4 hours)
      Budapest by night (4 hours)
      Wine tour
      Szentendre 'the artists town' (4 hours)
      Half day 'Puszta tour' in Domony valley (4 hours)
      Gödöllő Summer Residence of Franz Joseph and Sissy
          (4 hours)
      Eger the scenic town with the famous wine growing
          Region (8 hours)
      Danube-Bend Tour (8 hours)
      Puszta Tour (8 hours)
      Hollókő the village of Palóc people, World Heritage Site
          (6 hours)
      Lake Balaton 'The Hungarian Sea' (8 hours)
      Győr 'city of encounters' and the Abbey of Pannonhalma
          (8-9 hours)
      Concert: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
      Concert: Danube Folk Ensemble
      Concert: Rajkó Folk Ensemble
      Concert: Danube Symphony Orchestra
      Concert: Organ Concert in the St. Anne Church
      Boat trip: Drink & Cruise
      Boat trip: Operetta Ship (with dinner)
      Boat trip: Operetta Ship (without dinner)
      Boat trip: Duna Bella
      Boat trip: Danube Legend
      Boat trip: Candlelight Dinner
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