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Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

1. Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center). After a break, continue your walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. While your guide tells you important facts and local stories of this area, you also get basic information about Budapest. During your journey you will visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as "Hungary’s Schindler”, then you pass by the famous Gozsdu Passage. The third station of the Synagogue Triangle is the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you have 2 options: you can accept the invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.

Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

2. Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life.A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.

Budapest: Half-Day Small Group Jewish History Tour

3. Budapest: Half-Day Small Group Jewish History Tour

Explore the history of the Jewish settlements in Budapest on a half-day tour of the Jewish Quarter, and learn about a history that dates back to the 13th century and covers the Mongolian invasion. Tours are conducted by air-conditioned minivan for up to 6 passengers, and can be tailor-made on request. You will visit Europe's largest synagogue, the Great Synagogue on Dohány Street. Located within the Jewish Quarter, the complex is also home to the Jewish Museum, Heroes' Temple, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, and Jewish Cemetery. Admire the Byzantine-Moorish architecture and onion-shaped domes of the synagogue’s twin towers. Next, head to the historical confines of Pest to see the Moorish Revival style Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in the style of the octagonal Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Continue to the orthodox Kazincy Street Synagogue to experience a more intimate place of worship. Your journey through Jewish heritage ends at the Shoes on the Danube Promenade memorial on the banks of the River Danube, where you can honor the Hungarian Jewish victims of World War 2.

Budapest: Introductory Sightseeing City Walking Tour

4. Budapest: Introductory Sightseeing City Walking Tour

We start the program at the river Danube with an explanation of the history of Budapest, the structure of the town and the must-see sights. Then we start a short walking tour through the city center, where you can explore well-known and secret restaurants, cafés & pubs, shopping areas, photo-spots nad free time activities. We explain you how you can use the public transport, how you can pay / change money in Budapest, which termal bath are the best, what you can do in your spare time and how you can avoid to be riped off. At the end you get our digital issues: an Insider Budapest Restaurantguide (with dozens of good restaurants, cafés, street food an bars) and the "Budapester Sparfuchs" with a few advises which would help you save hundreds of Euros in Budapest.

Budapest: Jewish District Private Walking Tour

5. Budapest: Jewish District Private Walking Tour

After being picked up by your guide, you will visit Rumbach Street’s synagogue. The building has been recently restored to breathtaking beauty and maintains a detailed history. Next, you will continue on to the second synagogue visit on Dohány Street – the biggest synagogue in all of Europe. Continue to the Hungarian Jewish Museum with your guide. You will also see the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden and the garden’s famous Tree of Life monument.  Next, your guide will take you to Gozsdu Court, the food and beverage district. Afterward, you will visit the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue. This final synagogue visit shows off its Art Nouveau architecture, which you can also explore through the inside of the building as well.  Your guide will take you next to the bohemian side of the Jewish Quarter, where you will be able to try some of the drinks at the famous, so-called ruin bar, Szimpla Garden. Along the whole tour, you can take in the famous murals and street art of Budapest.

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What people are saying about Rumbach Street Synagogue

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Our guide Petra gave a detailed history of Hungarian Jews and a very respectful account of the holocaust and the horrific attricoties experienced by hundreds of thousands Jewish people. There wasn't a huge amount of walking involved so don't be put off by the title 2 hour walking tour. It's very manageable for all abilities

Benyamin was THE BEST guide!! So young but so knowledgeable and so passionate about the history of the Jewish community in Budapest both before the war and after. We learned so much from him. He is wise beyond his years! Highly recommend!!

A very interesting morning. Benjamin is very knowledgeable about Jewish history and told us all about the history of the hungarian Jews in a very professional and interesting manner.

Benjamin is the best. His knowledge of the history of Jews in Budapest was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. If I ever get back to Budapest I would take it again

Very well done!! Benjamin was young but very knowledgeable. Not to be missed!!!