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“Emily is the BEST”

Emily Guide - Day Tours
Ranked #29 of 292 Tours in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tailor-made tours based on YOUR interest - in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French and Hungarian. Let me know what I can do for you to make the best of your holiday in Budapest, Hungary. A comfortable, air-conditioned minivan also stays at your disposal for convenient touring. Having worked in schools I have experience with little kids, and being a university/college lecturer I can give you educational and fun tours. I am also happy to accommodate elderly guests with walking difficulties, as well as fit and sporty ones to discover the city on foot.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Santa Monica, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Emily is the BEST”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend two days with Emily on November 2 and 3, 2013. Her knowledge of everything in Budapest is phenomenal. Her English is excellent. She was with us as we toured both the city and the countryside. We did a Parliament and Jewish heritage tour as well as a Danube Bend tour and a Folkloric dinner followed by a night tour of city which was beautifully illuminated. All in all if you are looking for the best then Emily is the guide you should choose.
Alice and Ed

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bluffton, SC
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrific!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Found Emily on Trip Advisor using key words Private Guide Budapest. She promptly replied to my email inquiry with suggestions as to what to see along with cost. We chose a 4 hour auto tour and she showed us most of Budapest's highlights in that time. She spoke perfect English, drove safely and knew just where to park. She answered all our many questions about Budapest and Hungary. At the end of the tour we took her suggestion to see Parliament the next morning. She arranged tickets on line, picked us up at our hotel, drove us to Parliament and then got us past the long line right into a tour group that was just starting.
Highly recommended. Much better than any cruise tour we have taken (typically groups of around 30)...and less expensive.

Visited October 2013
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Seemed like touring with a celebrity !”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

My wife and I have found private local guides to be an excellent resource to enhancement our visits in foreign lands...after reviewing the multiple glowing tripadvisor reviews...we chose Emily. Not a mistake!!
Emily moved us about the city effortlessly and seemed to find a prime parking spot left for her at each stop. With considerable personal charm and obvious passion for Budapest, Emily provided excellent and easily understandable information at each stop.
Emily's intellectual gift becomes quickly apparent after a few interpersonal exchanges and quality of information provided at the stops. (In addition to her college level teaching, she recently has been awarded a postion in Germany to continue her Doctor of Philosophy requirements). She expressed her multi-lingual skills as she graciously aided a Spanish group at the Parliament ticket office. Emily was warmly greeted by a colleague or friend at literally every stop of the day making us feel as if we were touring with a "rock star". Though we didn't get to experience first hand, Emily loves dancing and must know every club dancer in Budapest--I am unaware if she offers a "dance club" tour. Several of the police or other attendants encountered seemed to know Emily and/or let her do whatever she desired
in respect to getting around a barricade, double parking, etc., which proved helpful on several occasions.
Since we had 4 AM wake-up next day for early departure flight, we had decided to not attempt a "night lights" tour, however Emily readily accommodated a 1 hour night tour shortly after sunset.
We readily recommend Emily as a delightful companion and guide for a wonderful tour of Budapest.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“excellent guide,friendly and informative.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Emily made our 8 day stay in Budapest most interesting and enjoyable.She speaks excellent English and was efficient and punctual. Among the highlights, of the tours Emily arranged for us was the trips to the horse ranch, the Sissi palace and the Hungarian Parliament building. Emily also arranged a luncheon with a private family who gave us some real insights into the lives they and their grandparents, led during the tragic history of Hungary over the last 100 years.It was a most fascinating afternoon. I can highly recommend Emily as your private tour guide when you visit beautiful Budapest.
Max Strahan Sept 2013

Visited September 2013
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Slingerlands, New York
1 review
“Excellent guide, excellent value - Memories for a lifetime!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Emily was amazing. As two professors from the U.S., we were looking for cultural immersion without the crowds. Emily did not disappoint. Excellent service, and I learned while talking with her that she is a teacher herself! She picked us up from the train station (with a sign waiting for us) at 5pm and then brought us on a tour of the city with excellent historical knowledge (and local knowledge of when/where to get the best pictures in the evening). She then met us for breakfast the next morning and brought us on a tour of the semi-exclusive Hungarian Parliament that she reserved for us prior to our arrival. She then arranged for transport for us to the airport, which was prompt and efficient. I can't imagine you will find Emily to be anything but delightful.

Visited September 2013
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