Danke für die Vermittlung der Budapest- Silvesterreise. Sie war prima. Ihr erstmaliger ungarischer Vertragspartner Hr. Ferenc Joo´ ist sehr zu empfehlen; er hat klasse, fundiert und mit Fingerspitzengefühl erklärt, bestens organisiert. Die gesamte, süddeutsch geprägte Gruppe hat es genau so gesehen wie wir.
Mit freundlichem Gruß

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Eberhard Krug

As we are specialized in cultural tours we were looking once for a capable, competent, and reliable local tour operator for Budapest and Hungary. We found in »Fine Art Tours«, and with its manager Ferenc Joó, an excellent partnership since a couple of years now. Ferenc Joó is not only skilled in history, and fine arts. He has got excellent conditions and contacts concerning concerts, festivals, opera – as well as competitive terms with hotels and other touristical needs. His consolidated knowledge of his country (and of course,especially, of his »home-base« Budapest), as well as his very good German language makes it very easy for us as partners to cooperate smoothly, without any doubts whatsoever. And, besides all his professional competence, Ferenc Joó is very popular within our groups as an excellent tour guide. Therefore we highly recommend him, and his company for both groups-, and individual arrangements in every respect.

Bernd Havenstein

"We sent a full and well researched itinerary prior to our visit in August of this year.
This fully utilised our two days in the City, our guide was competent, professional and very informative throughout.
We would have no issues recommending Frank for any tour in Budapest.

The Taylor Family from the UK."

My family and I had the good fortune of spending a day with Ferenc when we visited Budapest in October, 2019.  To say that it was an "all encompassing"' tour would be an understatement!  It is clear that Ferenc loves his city and takes great joy and pride in introducing it to visitors.  His knowledge of Budapest (and Hungary) is fantastic and there was not a question that he could not answer, whether it pertained to history, architecture, politics, and anything else we could come up with.  We finished a long 8 hour day with him thoroughly exhausted but thoroughly pleased.  I don't think it could be possible to learn more about the beautiful city of Budapest in one day!

I highly recommend Ferenc as a wonderful resource in discovering Budapest.

Larry Shanbrom
Milford, CT USA

"Dear Ferenc,
I would like to thank you for the wonderful tour you organised between June 14 and 23 rd for
myself and Dr Jane Lomas Smith and her husband.
We enjoyed immensely the Wagner’s Days in the Palace of the Arts and the great tour you
organised around Hungary.
It was such a pleasure to be driven around without the hassles of using taxis and public
The jewel in the crown was the pick up to and from the concert hall without having to wait
for a taxi.

Thank you so much for your interesting comments and we hope to come again when other
Wagner operas will be produced in Budapest.
With Best Wishes,"


"The best way to visit 1 country is to travel it with a native local.  Feri was recommended by a German tour operator and an American couple as my private guide for my glorious 10 day phototour of amazing  Magyarorszag.  Feri worked  very hard to get my Budapest-Vienna rail ticket during the Budapest Syrian refugee crisis and also took me to the Budapest Exchange Bureau for the  best foreign exchange rate.  Being multilingual and  an art historian, Joo Ferenc will be an asset to ToursbyLocals."

Joo Ferenc was a most delightful and informative guide to Budapest

We visited in March 2016 and had a wonderful time under his guidance

Theo Laub
20 Exeter Rd
London NW2 4SP