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“Gabriella knows the Jewish Budapest”

Gabriella's Private Tours Budapest
Ranked #44 of 298 Tours in Budapest
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Owner description: I will show you MY city, what I love about it, what I think is unique and special! My tours illuminate the history of Budapest and her people - I hope very much - in an unconventional and amusing way!
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Gabriella knows the Jewish Budapest”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

After making arrangements from at home, Gabriella met us at our hotel to start a tour in her immaculate SUV. Our first stop by the river was a sculpture of shoes running at least 300 yards symbolizing the execution of victims who were ordered to remove their shoes before being shot there and falling into the river. It was an eye opening start to a great tour. We were impressed that despite the road being closed for construction, she was still able to bring us to this area.

We were then taken to three different synagogues. The first was from medieval times. It had grave head stones from this era. The second was a beautiful construction with of all things Islamic designs. The third was the second largest synagogue in the world that was recently restored through the fundraising efforts of Tony Curtis, the actor. That had a Holocaust remembrance area outside that was quite lovely.

In between we visited Jewish areas including a stop at a well known bakery for some sweets, a drink, and a rest. This area is becoming a favorite hangout for drinking and grazing at night for the young. We also made a brief stop at the House of Terrors which tied into the Holocaust when people were arrested and tortured.

All in all our experience with Gabriella was very positive. With her guidance we discovered another side of Budapest after spending an entire day there of sightseeing without her She was very professional and happy to accommodate all of our requests.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best!!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Over the years, we have used many private guides...Gabriella was one of the best!! We spent two 4-hour days with her do both driving and walking tours. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and adapted the tours to our interests. She even included some wonderful culinary delights as we walked the city. As an English teacher, she was great for English speakers. She gave us many great suggestions to fill the remaining part of our time in Budapest. We highly recommend her services. Her website is http://www.privatetoursbudapest.com/

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“One of our favorite tours!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Gabriella made our short stay in Budapest amazing. We booked her for a 4 hour driving tour by minivan. She was incredibly knowledgable about history, sights, food, lifestyle, you name it. In the winter months she is an english teacher so she was excellent in relating to my teenagers. She kept them on their toes by including them in conversations and questions. She moved at a fast pace (which we wanted) and covered a lot of ground. We really fell in love with Budapest thanks to Gabriella If we could do it again we would have booked her for 2 half day tours instead of one. There is just sooooo much to see and learn about in Budapest

Visited June 2013
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st. louis
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful tour of Budapest and Szentendre”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We recently hired Gabby for a private tour of Budapest and Szentendre. It was a wonderful day. Gabby picked us up in her air conditioned car which we really appreciated due to the heat. She took us all over Budapest and then we drove out to Szentendre. She is very easy to be with, her English is great and she is incredibly knowledgable. We really enjoyed our day.

Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Fantastic Private Tour”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked a private tour with Gabriella on our visit to Budapest. We found her very knowledgeable and friendly. We were there during the Danube flooding (June) so the traffic was at its worst but we still managed to see all the sights. Gabriella takes your life experiences, beliefs and personal lists of what you want to see and customizes a fantastic tour. She makes you feel like you are friends and not strangers travelling in her city. Gabriella is a gem and we would highly recommend her. Her website is www.privatetoursbudapest.com She will give you a personal tour and make your trip to Budapest a memorable one.

Visited June 2013
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