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Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay

Budapest, Hungary
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About Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay
Private tours in Budapest/Hungary I am a native Hungarian, born in Budapest and have worked as a licensed, private guide since 1995. I have a University educational background in economics, but my real passion is guiding. I love my work and I am very enthusiastic to show people all the beauty in Budapest and Hungary, which was forgotten for almost 50 years! I was growing up during the communist regime, but by the time I grew up, it collapsed almost overnight. This gives me a special view on our recent history, but I am also a member of that generation that already had the chance to travel and see other parts of Europe and the world as well. I am very proud to be recommended as a private guide in Budapest and Hungary in Rick Steves' Travel Books! Let me be your private guide while in Budapest and discover much more with me than you would ever be able to do on your own!
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Laura S wrote a review Jan 2021
San Antonio, Texas222 contributions24 helpful votes
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Ms Makkay is an excellent guide, the one hour virtual tour she guided through the internet was very well though, interesting and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was in Budapest a few years ago, so I could associate the slides she showed with the places I had visited, I also loved the brief history of the country and its people she provided at the beginning of the program. Wish she had been my guide when I was there.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from AndreaM13197, Owner at Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear Laura, Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I am really happy to hear that you have enjoyed the virtual tour of Budapest. Stay safe & Take care! Andrea
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Adrienne McFayden wrote a review Jul 2020
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Andrea was full of hidden surprises and information one would not have discovered on one's own. She gave us an incredible 1/2 day tour, although we should have taken the whole day tour with her. You cannot put a price on knowledge of the city and it's history. Andrea gave us not only the most beautiful views, but recommended which bath to visit. We took her advice and it was a wonderful experience. My husband and I were already in love with Hungary as my late mother was from Budapest, but I had no idea how much world history was ensconced in Budapest. Andrea is so incredible knowledgeable that when we return we will take advantage of the full day guide. - Adrienne and Marc McFayden, Dallas
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from AndreaM13197, Owner at Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear Adrienne and Marc, Thank you so much for your kind words! It really warms my heart! Kind Regards, Andrea
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Bobolsonswim wrote a review Jun 2020
Oakland, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I hired Andrea as our guide for two half-day tours of Buda and Pest in August 2017. We found her in Rick Steves' Guide Book.She was great! On one of the tours, four friends joined us and she provided car and driver. She was knowledgable, informative, a delightful companion and spoke very good English. She did what a good guide does -- not only shown you the sights, but enhanced our appreciation and understanding her city by providing the insight of a native about her city. She also suggested places for us to explore Budapest on our own. We unqualifiedly recommend her.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from AndreaM13197, Owner at Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay
Responded Jan 14, 2021
Dear Bob, Thank you so much, it was wonderful having you! All the best to you! Warm Regards, Andrea
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cde@txtraveler wrote a review Jun 2020
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I found Andrea's name through the Rick Steve's Guidebook. Although Andrea was not personally available for our tour, she provided us with a fabulous guide, Susan! Andrea was very responsive, gave us lots of options and suggestions, payment was easy and her emails were very helpful. Budapest is a large city and without the help of a professional guide, we would have missed out on so many interesting sites! Don't hesitate to hire Andrea Makkay!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from AndreaM13197, Tulajdonos at Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words!
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DanandCarol_99 wrote a review Jun 2020
Clayton14 contributions5 helpful votes
Our tour of Budapest was excellent and the cost was very reasonable. Andrea is a knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic guide. Two people in our group of six had mobility issues, so Andrea arranged a van and driver for our half day tour. We took our tour before starting a river cruise which also included a tour of Budapest. We let Andrea know itinerary for that tour and she arranged a different itinerary for the tour she provided.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from AndreaM13197, Owner at Personal Budapest Guide - Andrea Makkay
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Dear Carol, Thank you very much! Take care! Andrea
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