Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
A private, personalised, walking tour to the Budapest Jewish Quarter revealing the heritage area which was actually a ghetto during WWII and is one of the most popular places of the city with the still perceptible, beautiful past. In spite of the the terrible history of the 20th century Hungarian Jewish communities, Jewish culture has a revival in Budapest with the largest Central and Eastern European Jewish community living here. Budapest Jewish Walk brings you exactly to the heart of this district and will tell you its past and present.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Professional, licensed, local guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off or restaurant drop-off for lunch/dinner
- Recommending and booking a table at a local restaurant on the tour day or any other days of your stay if required
- Arranging kosher meals/snacks if required
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (recommended in some synagogues or in the mikveh)
- During the tour you are going to see a huge variety of sights in a relatively small part of Pest. The Jewish Quarter of the seventh district is quite compact, that's why walking is the best way of exploring it.
Whichever direction we choose to start our walk in the quarter, we are going to see a lot from the second largest non-Orthodox synagogue in the world to the smallest prayer houses, attractive residential buildings and memorial places of the area: astonishing, all with their own stories. Some of the gems of our itinerary you might already be familiar with but by taking part in the tour you will have the chance to build a new perspective towards them: the synagogues of the so-called synagogue triangle of Budapest such as the Kazinczy, the Rumbach and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden with the touching Emmanuel tree, the Budapest Jewish Museum and the exhibitions of the Jewish Archives, The Vasvári Street Synagogue, the Carl Lutz Memorial, the stumbling stones of the quarter’s streets, the last remaining part of the WWII ghetto wall or the iconic Shoes Monument on the riverbank of the Danube.
I will also bring you to places mostly visited and used by the locals. You can peep into their everyday lives: courtyards just like the Gozsdu Courtyard, little shops, eateries, confectioneries, the mikveh in Kazinczy Street, art galleries, festival scenes, old and newly opened cafés, the unique ruin bars including the iconic Szimpla will all make you get closer to an insider's look. Just let yourself emerge in the atmosphere! Our itinerary can be highly flexible. If you have deeper interest in something and want to spent more time in a place or you would skip another, no problem. The aim is to give you a good overall picture with lots of stories rather than facts: Always trying to organise the tour as informative, integrating and fun as it is possible.
Book a tour to enjoy, explore, learn and get the most out of your stay in Budapest in the company of a professional guide!
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: In the lobby of your hotel or in front of your accomodation (rented flat etc.)Dates: Daily
Departure Time :9am or 10am
Different departure times can be arranged, if required.
In Summer the latest departure time can be 2 pm, in winter 12 am.
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved but you can always ask for a break
- Dress code: be prepared with your own hat/cap and scarf if you do not want to wear the pieces provided by the synagogues
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.