My sister, nephew and I took a day trip to Budapest from Vienna. My sister and nephew had taken a tour of Budapest with Zoltan 9 years earlier and had been so impressed with him that my nephew contacted him again to take us on a tour of Budapest.
Zoltan picked us up from the train station. First thing we noticed is that he has a very nice and comfortable car with a full length sun roof which was very nice . He suggested we go to the New York Palace hotel first for coffee and to talk about what we wanted to do for our day trip.
Zoltan's english was exceptional and his knowledge of history was exceptional as well. He took us around the city explaining the history of all the sights. It was very nice having someone with us from the city to tell us his first hand account of growing up in Hungary.
We had delicious goulash soup for dinner at a restaraunt that Zoltan suggested which happened to be located in one of the oldest buildings on the Buda side of Budapest. Afterwards he drove us right up to the Imperial Palace where the snow started falling. Looking out over the gorgeous city from the Imperial Palace with the snow falling made it feel so surreal. It was gorgeous.
Zoltan then took us to a market that sold everything from fresh meat to pastries to souveniers. Very interesting!
When it was time to go back and our catch our train to Vienna, Zoltan walked us back to the train station and made sure we got our train.
He was a great guide and great person to have with us this day.
I really enjoyed meeting Zoltan and would highly recommend to anyone travelling to Budapest to contact him for a guided tour of this gorgeous city.