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Nikolett Csomós

+36 30 990 7026

csomosn@yahoo.com

Hello, I am Nikolett, a licensed Hungarian tour guide.

Though Budapest, the heart-stealing capital of Hungary is my place of birth and I grew up here, I have lived in Coventry, U.K. and New York, N.Y. for a while, where I learnt my English.

As a tour guide, I have 13 years of professional experience with travellers mainly from the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, India, Korea, and I hope YOU are going to be next!

Come with me and explore the best Budapest has to offer. From UNESCO world heritage sites, such as the Castle, the Parliament, Heroes’s Square and St Stephen’s Cathedral, through local music and art traditions to Hungarian food and drink specialties, I will ensure you get the most out of your Budapest stay.

I would be happy to show you Budapest’s hidden treasures as well, such as the atmospheric Jewish Quarter, the shocking memorabilia of Communism and Cold War, magnificent spas and some really unique shops – the quirky details that make a tour memorable as you discover Budapest’s past, present and future.

Travel like everyday residents of the city on the old underground, the legendary yellow trams or take walks – the best way to experience Budapest. However, if you prefer to explore the world in comfort, let’s discover the sights in a private car/minivan together.

All my tours are fully customized to your interests and flexible on the day(s) to take account of any special events taking place or the weather. With me, as your own private guide, you will have the time to fully experience Budapest, stopping to take the perfect photo or popping into one of the historical cafés, covered markets or wine bars we pass.

If you have an extended stay in Hungary, join me and explore some of my favorite places on a half-day or day tour near Budapest. Castles, impressive countryside and unbeatable hospitality are waiting for you.

Be my guest. You will get a lot more in Budapest than you have ever imagined!

My Tours

Budapest Top Attractions Tour

DESCRIPTION
This city sightseeing tour intends to show all of Budapest’S tourist landmarks within half a day.
Budapest’s most important sights are scattered around the city’s 200 square mile area. Therefore, in order to cover the distances fast, we will use a private car/minivan to travel around the city.
Photo stops and short breaks of 15-20 minutes for walk-arounds and further explanations will be provided during this tour at the highlights.
If you are in a hurry or simply want to get the most out of your visit within a short time – this is your tour!

ITINERARY
The tour starts on the emblematic Heroes’ Square – an open-air history book of Hungary.
On the edge of the City Park nearby, we drive past the Museum of Fine Arts, Vajdahunyad Castle and the world-famous historical Széchenyi Spa.
From here we continue our journey onto the 1. 4 mile long Andrássy Avenue, with dozens of UNESCO World Heritage palaces and the wonderful Opera House designed in the 1880s.
We check out the Roman Catholic St Stephen’s Cathedral as well as the Grand Synagogue – the largest ecclesiastical buildings of the city.
Crossing the River Danube on the Chain Bridge, we arrive at the Castle Hill Quarter. This World Heritage site is home to the former Royal Palace and charming medieval houses, as well as the impressive Mathias Church and Fishermen’s Bastion Viewing Terraces.
We will see the immense-size Hungarian Parliament on the Danube Embankment, too.
Finally, we drive up to a 771-feet high hill – standing on the terraces of the Statue of Liberty, the entire city lies at your feet.

MEETING LOCATION
I can meet you at your central Budapest hotel, your cruise ship port, or at any centrally located
address/intersection upon your request.

DURATION
4 hours

TRANSPORTATION
Car/minivan – modern, air-conditioned vehicles, with driver.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
1) My services as your Private Tour Guide
2) Transportation by a comfortable private A/C-d passenger car/minivan, with driver
3) Entrances to Mathias Church
4) Entrances to Fishermen’s Bastion Viewing Terrace

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Clients are responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour.

TOUR PRICE
1 person 210 euros/tour
2 persons 220 euros/tour
3 persons 230 euros/tour
4 persons 240 euros/tour
5 persons 250 euros/tour
6 persons 260 euros/tour
7 persons 270 euros/tour
8 persons 280 euros/tour
For larger groups please contact for further information.

DETAILS
Tour type: private car/minivan tour
Activity level: low
Wheelchair friendly: yes (but wheelchair user must be able to get in/out of the car/minivan)
Kid friendly: yes (for mature kids, teenagers)
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour start.

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Budapest by Night

DESCRIPTION
People who visited Budapest on a day tour generally say that it’s one of the most impressive cities they have ever seen in life. But I have to confess something: Budapest gets even more mesmerizing after sunset when the city is bathing in lights. Heroes’ Square, the Chain Bridge, the Castle, Mathias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Statue of Liberty… Striking in the day, they shine in the darkness, artfully lit to display their full splendor. Come and explore the stunning night lights of the Hungarian capital yourself after sunset.

ITINERARY
This night tour offers you to take inspiring panoramic views of the city in a comfortable way. The drive includes the following landmarks:
– the Castle Hill (Mathias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion);
– Gellért Hill (Statue of Liberty, Citadel Fortress);
– Danube River Embankments with the Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge and Liberty Bridge;
– the Houses of Parliament;
– Andrássy Avenue with the State Opera House and historical palaces;
– Heroes’ Square;
– the Grand Synagogue;
– St Stephen’s Cathedral.

This tour is especially recommended for night cityscape lovers and photographers. Photo stops are incorporated into the program at several important sights.

MEETING LOCATION
Your hotel or any other central location you define in Budapest in advance.

DURATION 2 hours 30 minutes.
For your information: sunset in Budapest takes place at around 9 PM during the summer and at around 4:30 PM in the winter. Please plan your tour start time accordingly or consult the guide for further information.

TRANSPORTATION
Private car/minivan – modern, air-conditioned vehicles.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
My services as your Private Tour Guide, and transportation by a comfortable private A/C-d passenger car/minivan, with driver.

TOUR PRICE
150 euros/tour. Maximum number of persons: 8

DETAILS
Tour type: private car/minivan tour
Activity level: low
Wheelchair friendly: yes (but wheelchair user must be able to get in/out of the car/minivan)
Kid friendly: no
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour start

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Gödöllő Royal Castle Tour

DESCRIPTION
Do you feel like going off the beaten track for a while? But not too far from Budapest? Are you interested in royals? Do you enjoy the greenery of the countryside? If yes, then join me and let’s visit the former summer Royal Palace of the Hungarian kings and queens in the tiny town of Gödöllő. Dig yourself into the splendor of the 1700s and the 1800s. Let me tell stories to recall the life of the Hungarian aristocracy and the legendary royal couple of King Francis Joseph I and his wife Queen Elizabeth (better known for her nickname as “Sisi”), who turned a smaller lodge into a true imperial summer residence. Learn more about Hungary’s pro-German governor Miklós Horthy who used the palace as a summer retreat between the two world wars and find out what the Soviet Red Army did here after 1945. Take a walk in the magnificent 26-acre English garden of the Palace – relax and enjoy the sunshine and your coffee and cake there.

ITINERARY
Situated about 17. 5 miles east of Budapest, the Royal Palace of Gödöllő is one of the most important and most elegant Baroque monuments of Hungarian palace architecture from the mid-1700s. It takes approximately 45-60 minutes to drive there. The palace itself has recently been restored to welcome visitors again in its full splendor. The interior includes more than 30 exhibition rooms, bringing back the atmosphere of Royal Hungary in the 18th and 19th centuries with historical accuracy. Our 2-hour visit there will include the Great Reception Hall, King Francis Joseph Wing & Exhibition, Queen Elisabeth Wing & Exhibition, Count Grassalkovich Wing & Exhibition and a walk around in the English Gardens. At the end of the tour we save some time to sit down in the Palace Café and relax before returning to Budapest.

MEETING LOCATION
At your central Budapest hotel, your cruise ship port, or at any centrally located address/intersection upon your request.

DURATION 4 hours

RESTRICTION
This tour is not available before 15th March.

TRANSPORTATION
Private car/minivan – modern, air-conditioned vehicles, with driver.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
1) My services as your Private Tour Guide
2) Transportation by a comfortable private A/C passenger car/minivan, with driver
3) Entrances to Gödöllő Royal Palace & Gardens
4) Coffee/tea & cake in Palace Café

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Clients are responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour.

TOUR PRICE
1 person 220 euro/tour
2 persons 240 euros/tour
3 persons 260 euros/tour
4 persons 280 euros/tour
5 persons 300 euros/tour
6 persons 320 euros/tour
7 person 340 euros/tour
8 persons 360 euros/tour
For larger groups please contact guide for further information.

DETAILS
Tour type: car/minivan tour
Activity level: low
Wheelchair friendly: yes (wheelchair user client must be able to get in/out of the car/minivan)
Kid friendly: yes (but more suitable for mature children and teenagers)
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour start.

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Communist and Cold War Tour

DESCRIPTION
If you wish to go off the beaten track and dig yourself into the exclusive sides of Budapest, follow me through the heart of the city to hear stories from one of the darker periods of Hungarian history and discover some of the heroes and villains of WWII, Nazism, the Cold War occupation, the 1956 Uprising and the entire Communist era, to the transition to parliamentary democracy in the late 1980s. My grandfather was born during the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy’s time more than a 100 years ago, my dad lived through WWII and the 1956 freedom fight, and I was born in an age when Hungary was still under the dominance of the Soviets – therefore I have a lot of personal experience and authentic stories to tell you during this tour.

ITINERARY
This walking tour starts at the Parliament at the famous Shoe Memorial and Tank Massacre Memorial of Budapest . These emblematic places were the main venues of several events during Hungary’s alliance with Nazi Germany in World War II and later during the Cold War period. A few steps away, Budapest’s government area at Liberty Square takes the visitor back in time to locations of Hungary’s 1956 Revolution against the Soviet oppression (Soviet Memorial, H. H. Bandholtz Statue, Carl Lutz Memorial, President R. Reagan Statue, Prime Minister Imre Nagy Memorial, F4 Bunker, US Embassy, etc. ). We walk along the city’s major roads where tanks rolled in WWII. The tour ends in the recently opened “House of Terror” Museum; a stunning exhibition on the crimes and atrocities committed by fascists and communists in Hungary. After a refreshing coffee and cake break, we proceed to the underground “Hospital in the Rock” WWII Hospital and Bunker Museum in the belly of the Castle Hill (optional).

MEETING LOCATION
The Hungarian Parliament’s Visitor Centre (at the Northern Corner of Kossuth Square, Budapest) OR client’s hotel, according to preliminary agreement.

DURATION 4 hours

RESTRICTIONS
This tour is not available on Mondays.

TRANSPORTATION
It is a walking tour that covers a distance of approximately 1,5 miles. Local public transportation is also used during the tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
1) My services as your private tour guide
2) Entrances to “House of Terror” Museum of Nazism & Communism
3) Public transport tickets
4) Coffee & cake break in a centrally located café

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
1) Clients are responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour.
2) Clients are responsible about purchasing tickets to the “Hospital in the Rock” WWII Hospital and Cold War Bunker Museum (optional, approximately 15 euros/person).

TOUR PRICE
1 person 145 euros/tour
2 persons 170 euros/tour
3 persons 195 euros/tour
4 persons 220 euros/tour
5 persons 245 euros/tour
6 persons 270 euros/tour
7 persons 295 euros/tour
8 persons 320 euros/tour
For larger groups please contact for further information.

DETAILS
Tour type: walking tour/public transport
Activity level: moderate
Wheelchair friendly: no
Kid friendly: no
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour start

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Jewish Heritage Tour

DESCRIPTION
Discover the vast Jewish heritage of Budapest from synagogues through holocaust memorials to “ruin pubs” during a half-day walking tour. Besides the must-see sights of the Jewish neighborhood, we will go into the details of the historical roots of Judaism in Hungary and I will cover the topic of the holocaust during WWII, too. I intend to show you a few less known gems of Budapest’s Jewish culture and you will have a chance to get a glimpse into contemporary Jewish life in the city, too.

ITINERARY This walking tour covers the 1. 5 square mile area of Budapest’s Old Jewish district. We start the tour at the crown jewel of the city: the Grand Synagogue. We visit the building inside, together with the Winter Temple and the neighboring Jewish mass graves from 1944/45, and the unique holocaust memorials dedicated to those who saved Jewish lives. We take a walk in the Jewish district together then. We will discover – the smaller “hidden” synagogues; – traditional streets, historical 19th century Jewish homes, courtyards and passageways; – the former Jewish market; – “ruin pubs” telling about life here during the Communist times; and – the “new face” of the Jewish district with impressive contemporary street art. During our walk we recall some famous Jews of Hungarian origin, too. Finally, we proceed to the New Jewish district to the moving “Shoe Memorial” on the Danube River. To freshen up, we sit down in one of the Jewish cafés during the tour and try “flódni” – a typical Hungarian Jewish dessert.

MEETING LOCATION
We start this tour in your hotel, your cruise ship port OR in front of the Grand Synagogue’s Main Entrance (Dohány utca 2, Budapest), upon your choice.

DURATION 4,5 hours

RESTRICTIONS
This tour is not available on Saturdays, Jewish holidays and other public holidays.

TRANSPORTATION
It is walking tour covering a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Local public transportation is also used during the tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
1) My services as your Private Tour Guide
2) Entrances to the Grand Synagogue, Jewish Heritage Museum & Holocaust Memorial Park
3) Entrances to the Orthodox Synagogue
4) Hungarian Jewish dessert + one drink in a café/bar in the Old Jewish quarter
5) Public transport tickets

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Clients are responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour.

TOUR PRICE
1 person 165 euros/tour
2 persons 195 euros/tour
3 persons 225 euros/tour
4 persons 255 euros/tour
5 persons 285 euros/tour
6 persons 315 euros/tour
7 persons 345 euros/tour
8 persons 375 euros/tour
For larger groups please contact for further information.

DETAILS
Tour type: walking tour
Activity level: moderate
Wheelchair friendly: no
Kid friendly: no
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour starts

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Budapest Highlights Walking Tour

DESCRIPTION
This tour intends to guide you through Budapest from the “must-see” sights through less visited places to some real gems that only locals know. During the walk you will be introduced into Budapest’s past and present in detail, and you will understand why it has become such an ethnically and culturally diverse place. While we discover Budapest’s rich architecture and vast historical heritage together, we will be mingling with locals in the streets, cafés, wine bars and at the food market, too – the best way to feel the incomparable hospitality and atmosphere of the Hungarian capital.

ITINERARY
– Walk on the Castle Hill (cobblestoned streets, 15th-century Mathias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion Viewing Terraces, former Royal Palace, outside only)
– Travel on the 160-year-old Castle Hill Funicular to the No. 1 symbol of the city: the Chain Bridge
– Walk on the Danube Promenade (introduction to top sights, i.e. Elisabeth Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Old Pest Concert Hall, Gresham Palace, Academy of Science, etc. )
– Inside visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral
– Travel on the 121-year-old subway (World Heritage)
– World Heritage Andrássy Avenue (19th century noble homes, State Opera House, Art Nouveau interiors, fancy shops) – Heroes Square and City Park walkaround
– Lunch break in a 19th century café
– Walk to the Jewish Quarter (WWII ghetto area, Grand Synagogue, Orthodox Synagogue and minor ones, ruin pubs, homes of the upper middle class)
– Travel to the Covered Food Market (World Heritage)
– walkaround, tasting, shopping with locals
– End of the day in a renowned wine bar with local wine tasting

MEETING LOCATION
We start this tour in your hotel/cruise ship port/any other address upon your request.

DURATION 7 hours.

RESTRICTIONS
This tour is not available on Sundays and on public holidays.

TRANSPORTATION
This is walking tour. Public transportation is also used during the tour to cover longer distances faster.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
1) My services as your Private Tour Guide
2) Entrances to Mathias Church
3) Entrances to Fishermen’s Bastion Viewing Terraces
4) Castle Hill Funicular tickets
5) Day tickets (24-h validity on all means of public transportation incl. bus, tram, subway)
6) Lunch including main course, sweets & drinks in a historical café
7) Wine tasting in a renowned wine bar

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Clients are responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour. Costs of food tasting/purchase at the local food market must be covered by the client, too.

TOUR PRICE
1 person: 265 euros/tour
2 persons: 320 euros/tour
3 persons: 375 euros/tour
4 persons: 430 euros/tour
5 persons: 485 euros/tour
6 persons: 540 euros/tour
7 persons: 595 euros/tour
8 persons: 650 euros/tour
For larger groups please contact for further information.

DETAILS
Tour type: walking tour
Activity level: moderate
Wheelchair friendly: no
Kid friendly: no
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour start

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Time Travel Hungary

DESCRIPTION
A Day Trip From Roman Times Through the Middle Ages to Baroque – Just 30 Miles Off Budapest! If you have an extra day and you are interested in something spectacular near Budapest, take a closer look at one of most eye-catching corners of Hungary and be part of a real time travel through 1800 years. Visit Budapest’s Roman ancestor, Aquincum first – a military camp and civilian town established on the Danube River in the 2nd century A. D. Take a walk among the ruins of ancient homes, shops, temples, Roman baths and the aqueduct. Then continue your journey to Medieval Times. The 13th century Castle of Visegrád, a former royal seat of the kings of Hungary overlooks the River Danube, and provides excellent views onto the lush green forests of the Danube Bend. Have lunch in a riverside restaurant on the Danube just like a king (queen). Finally discover Szentendre, an atmospheric 18th century Baroque small town established by mostly Serbian and Dalmatian merchants. See the incomparable Szamos Museum of Marzipan Exhibits and take a last break before returning to vibrating 21st century Budapest.

ITINERARY
– Start from your hotel/agreed pick-up point.
– 20 min drive to Roman Aquincum.
– 90 min visit at Aquincum Archeological Site. Walkaround.
– 30 min drive to Visegrád Castle.
– 70 min visit in Visegrád Royal Castle
– photo stop on the viewing terraces opening on the Danube Bend.
– 10 min drive to lunch place.
– 75 min lunchtime.
– 20 min drive to Szentendre Town.
– 120 min Szentendre walk, visit to Marzipan Museum, free time for shopping.
– 45 min drive back to Budapest.

MEETING LOCATION
I can meet you at your central Budapest hotel, your cruise ship port, or at any centrally located address/intersection upon your request.

DURATION 8 hours

RESTRICTION
This tour is available 15 March 31 October only, except Mondays. Bad weather conditions and heavy traffic may affect the duration and the timing of the tour.

TRANSPORTATION
Private car/minivan – modern, air-conditioned vehicles, with driver. Please bear in mind that this tour implies some walk, sometimes on uneven surfaces, with steps uphill and downhill to certain places. Travellers are also exposed to the sun at certain places.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
– My services as your Private Tour Guide
– Private A/C-d car/minivan with driver
– Entrances to Aquincum Roman Archeological Site
– Entrances to Visegrád Medieval Royal Castle
– Entrances to Szamos Marzipan Museum, Szentendre
– Lunch in a riverside restaurant by the Danube

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
– Drinks are payable extra during lunch.
– Clients are also responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour.

TOUR PRICE
1 person 450 euros
2 persons 500 euros/tour
3 persons 550 euros/tour
4 persons 600 euros/tour
5 persons 650 euros/tour
6 persons 700 euros/tour
7 persons 750 euros/tour
8 persons 800 euros/tour
For larger groups please contact guide for further information.

DETAILS
Tour type: car/minivan tour
Activity level: moderate
Wheelchair friendly: no
Kid friendly: yes
Language: English
Cancellation policy: 3 days before the tour start.

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