Posted May 6th, 2014, 12:35 AM
We do not mind sharing at all. We were very thorough and hope they work out. We like to do more things in depth and spend less on hotels etc. But, we would not pick a low end hotel..but the differences go a long way. However, private guides are expensive. If you research you can ask to see specific things and they do a better job when they think you know something of the area. Their prices are high and non negotiable. So, do not be shocked. To us it is worth it.You've got mail
please tell them we sent you so maybe they will see we both network and do a superior job. I will private message you our name and email. Our guides are Prague: Martin Belhodoratsky (we took him after several others were booked). His website not that impressive, but our communication with him is excellent. Our guide office for Budapest is Andrea Makkey. She could not do it as booked but is sending someone who sounds great. Again she was booked. OUr two hotels are : In Prague the Maximilian, In Budapest: The Gerloscy. They both are small and charming. One actually recommended by Rick Steves. Both are central. I have arranged for each of them to pick us up by taxi..In Prague from the airport and in Budapest from the dock. When we get off in Budapest, the guide is meeting us at hotel at 10 am. and will review what Ama showed us on the 1/2 day tour and will not duplicate unless we want. for 1/2 day we are doing old city on foot..with emphasis on Jewish qrtrs. You may not want to spend us much time there. But old city has other stuff and is for doing by foot. Next day we are doing a huge amount of rest of city by van or car. We still are trying to find someone compatible to share the guides. But really all told if it adds up to Ama's price, I still think we have the best. We are not going back in the morning :-) and want to see as much as we can in depth without getting exhausted. I will private email you my email and name so you can ask me anything about this. If you remember, we will be back July 5 and you can email us and we will tell you about experiences, but guides book up very early. We are NOT the only geniuses who do this. Hope this helps.