My tour of Budapest with Ivan was the intellectual highlight of my two weeks in Central Europe. He was cordial, entertaining, smart and informative. The sights within the city were definitely among the hidden treasures. Ivan customized my tour to include Memento Park and it exceeded my expectations. The remnants of the communist era are erie and evocative.
We had the good luck to take Ivan's tour yesterday and it's been the highlight of our Budapest stay. Ivan is a mine of information, full of interesting spy stories and anecdotes that you won't hear anywhere else. He's also very personable and charming and made the tour most interesting. I highly recommend taking his tour if you get the opportunity. Thank you Ivan !
We had a great time with Ivan. Not only did he give us an insider's view to the war & diplomats involved, but also just every day life in Budapest (food, politics, music, etc.). What a perfect way to learn the history of a country -- he truly made it come to life. My teenage son soaked up too (esp when he and Ivan started talking about their favorite rock bands!). Great guy -- Highly recommend this tour. Can't wait for his book to come out!
Ivan is an easy and personable guide with whom you can walk Budapest. He shared many interesting stories, details, and photos that we would not have otherwise seen or known about. What I enjoyed most was that he had a plan for the morning, but the stories and information were tailored to our questions and interests. I really wanted to hear about the female spies which he eagerly told me about. We also just had a lovely morning of intelligent conversation, sharing of experiences, and getting to know each other.