Services Offered

Pergolam is a higher-end Budapest guiding business.
 
It provides insider knowledge and experience — what you can find below is by no means a comprehensive list — just a short list of appetizers.

 

 

 

 Tailor-Made Tours for the Uninitiated

— Introduction to the city, for maximum 10 people, a classic one, based upon a questionnaire, 2 hours, by car
— Introduction to the city, for maximum 10 people, a classic one, based upon a questionnaire, 2 hours, on foot
— Introduction to the city, for maximum 10 people, an eccentric one, 2 hours, on foot, improvised, designed with choices made all along

 

Special Interest Tours

— Budapest for the Architecture freak
— Budapest for the Antiques Lover
— Budapest for the Rare Book Lover

 

Very Special Interest Tours

— For the Let Me Happen Types Who Love Small Museums and New Cafés
— For the Methodically Minded, Who Wouldn't Miss Anything, especially not the Venues of 1956
— For the History-Minded with a Keen Interest in Art Nouveau Residential Interiors

 

Ultimate Combined Special Interest Tours

— Budapest for the Grandsons of Émigré Photographers who are Interested in Wine and Food, but also in World Music (open not only for grandsons of émigré photographers!)
— Budapest for the Classical Music lover, with a Bias for organ music and Baths of all Kinds
— Budapest for Contemporary Art Collectors, who Want to Eat Modern Hungarian Food, Touch Old tramways, and Enjoy Home Hospitality with some Artists with Insatiable Appetite.

 

Consultation

— Design of special tours for larger groups of tourists or travellers
— Design of special tours for spouses (during conferences)
— All Budapest-Visit-Related subjects

 

Lectures

— General Subjects on Budapest, pre-lunch or dinner lecture, any length
— Introductory Lecture for serious small groups
— Lectures in any aspect of Budapest, its past and present

Some of his successful lectures (with slides), given on various occasions to small and medium size groups:

— “The Budapest You Never See” (Homes of the Rich and of the Poor)
— “What Makes Hungarians Tick?”
— “Budapest Before and After (The Changes in 1990)”
— “Two Nostalgia Periods" (King Matthias and 1867-1914) — and what you can still feel about it in Budapest
— “Why Hungarian Photography Matters” (Mai Manó House and The Spectacular Careers of Three Photographers)

 

Fees, prices

No two commissions look alike, all services are negotiable. As a thumb rule, you can expect an offer of EUR 400+ for per day involving personal presence. For preparation you can expect an hourly rate of EUR 20. All costs are itemized in the offer sent within 24 hours.