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Budapest Jewish Heritage Grand Tour

Tour price: from 41€

DURATION: 3.5 - 4 hours hours

WHEN:
May to November
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Get to know the Jewish history of Budapest!
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Highlights and Themes

  • The history of the old Pest and the old Jewish market
  • Deák Square and the Gábor Sztehlo Monument
  • Visiting the first Jewish Center in Pest - Király street and Madách square
  • Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue and Jewish Museum with local guiding
  • Martyrs' Cemetery – Holocaust Memorial Park and Raoul Wallenberg Park, Tree of Life
  • Heroes' Temple – (outside visit)
  • Jewish Centre
  • Carl Lutz Memorial Park
  • Rumbach Street Synagogue – (outside visit)
  • Orthodox Jewish Quarter
  • Interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue
  • Cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery

Tour Price

2017 Rates

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41 € Adults
39 € Students

When

1 May - 31 October
Every day except Saturdays - 10 am, 2 pm

1 November - 30 November
Every day except Saturdays - 10 am

No tours from December to April.

Inclusions: Entries to mentioned sights, English speaking guide, stops for photos and questions.
Exclusions: Entry fees to additional sights and museums, food and beverages, gratuity/tip.

Child Policy

3 years and older are charged at student price
Student rate will requre a valid student ID card when joining the tour

Meeting Point

In front of the Great Synagogue - 1074 Budapest, Dohany street 2.
Tour ends in the Jewish District, in the downtown of Budapest.

 

Full Tour Description

Jewish Budapest ToursDuration: 3.5 - 4 hours
Jewish Cultural Heritage in Budapest

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in central eastern Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Through centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. Jews played and play an important role in the country's economic, cultural and political life.

We visit the Synagogue triangle, which shows different views of Jewry in Budapest. The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. You will see The Martyrs' Cemetery where thousands were buried, who were killed during the WWII. Our next stop will be the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the Holocaust. We pass by the Heroes' Temple, built in memory of the Jewish soldiers who gave their lives for Austria-Hungary during WWI.

To understand the past and the present of the Budapest Jewish culture, we continue our walk through the Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and today hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. We will arrive for a few minutes from the main synagogue to our second Memorial Park, which is dedicated to Carl Lutz, „Hungary's Schindler”. Then we will walk along the Rumbach Street, where we will stop by the Rumbach Synagogue and by an another historically important place for the Hungarian Jewry, Madách Square. After a short walk trough the famous Gozsdu Passage we arrive to the center of the orthodox Jewish community in Budapest, where we visit the interior of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue. After our tour, we will invite you to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery.

Important notice: Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogues. Male visitors can not enter with bare head.

Booking Terms, Conditions and Cancellation Points:

  • Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogues. Male visitors can not enter with bare head.
  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking with short breaks. Tour goes in all weather conditions, not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents.
  • Supplier reserves the right to make changes without prior notice when necessary.

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