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Budapest Essence

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Address: Andrassy Avenue, Budapest 1088, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 20 495 5802

The capital city of Hungary is likely to amaze or even dazzle you.Once you...

The capital city of Hungary is likely to amaze or even dazzle you.Once you have got to know the city you will see that it still is a real traveller's treat and "breath of fresh air" among other European capitals more in demand. A foreign friend of mine can hardly believe how underrated this city still is, so she has become an ardent "advertiser" of the Budapest overseas.As for the personalized walks offered to my visitors;I have opted for organizing highly personalized sightseeing tours. While the routes may also lead to well-known sights or "Unesco World Heritage Sites", they may eventually venture into areas located off-the-beaten path - just to give you a chance to glimpse behind the touristic scene. The walks are thus tailored to your interests and needs which are discussed in detail before your arrival via e-mail. The walks enable you to gain insight into everyday life, the arts, architecture, cuisine and history of Budapest or any aspect of the city you may be interested. You will be able to explore the most authentic aspects of Budapest, as if shown around by a local friend.Besides English, guiding is available in Italian and Spanish.Welcome to Budapest and have an enjoyable stay.

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Andras recently showed me several neighborhoods in Budapest with the aim towards showcasing the incredible art noveau architecture there. We took a relaxed time about it, even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Andras recently showed me several neighborhoods in Budapest with the aim towards showcasing the incredible art noveau architecture there. We took a relaxed time about it, even had lunch together. At the tour's end I felt like I had a new friend! I highly recommend Andras.

1 Thank Ellen D
Cullman, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

My wife and I spent 3 days with Andras during our recent stay in Budapest. We enjoyed every minute we spent touring the city with Andras as well as a full day visit to Eger to sample the great Hungarian wines. He went out of his way to help us with itinerary suggestions before our arrival and with a train... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

Andras is the best guide there is. The perfect person to show you Budapest. His warm demeanor made us feel like we were meeting a friend. My husband and I had three days of touring our first trip to Budapest, and when we returned to Budapest we toured with him again. He gave us such an insight to not only... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

We loved Budapest and were completely blown away by its awesomeness. What a beautiful and exciting city – great people, great sights, great food in atmosphere cafes. We have Andras to thank for making our visit to Budapest such a memorable experience. We spent a day and a half seeing the city with him, and we had the greatest time.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

I recently visited Budapest with my wife and some friends, and took an afternoon tour of Buda with András. As most other people have noted, he is very knowledgeable and informed and speaks English like an Englishman. He answered all of our questions and discussed at length with us about the political changes in Hungary over the past 50 years.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

Andras Urszan gave my spouse and I a private tour over three days and was terrific. We learned so much more than we would have with headsets or on canned tours. For us, going off the well travelled paths made Budapest even more interesting. We walked for many hours a day (our choice) and Andras was always flexible to our... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

My suggestion is to contact a walking, informative tour company ( Budapest Essence and Andras Urszan are highly recommended) when first coming to Budapest. Having an overview of Budapest and Hungarian history and current affairs allows you to hone in on your interest areas (museums,design,culinary,architecture etc.) in a more sensical way. Andras was the complete guide with an extensive knowledge... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Our guide Andras was excellent and we had an amazing tour. I had really good professional communication with Andras prior to our visit and he advised us to do some things before our tour on Sunday morning. Andras showed us so many historical buildings that we would have missed on our own. He gave us so much information about Budapest... More 

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East Marion, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Our guide Katalin Meszaros was very knowledgeable and provided an insider's guide to the many sights of Budapest. She was interesting and extremely generous with her time. We learned many things about this lovely city that many people can walk right by and not notice. We enjoyed our outing with Katalin immensely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

First and foremost. If You are in BP You DON'T need a taxi, the public transport is cheap and You can get anywhere. At the Art'otel turn let after leaving walk past the large brick church, will Arrive at Batthanyi ter, at the metro station buy a 1 wk, 3 days 2 days or 1 day ticket. The 1 wk... More 

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