Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour

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Overview

Discover the interesting history and heritage of the Jewish Community of Bucharest. Explore the former Jewish neighborhood, one of the most beautiful and charming areas of Bucharest. Relive the past of a minority that truly influenced the fate of the city: from interwar greatness, to WWII Holocaust and finally to Ceausescu's demolitions and mass exodus to Israel, in the Communist times.
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Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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During this tour you will discover the most important Jewish monuments that survived Ceausescu's demolitions and learn the history the people that raised them. 

Bucharest had one of the most prosperous Jewish Community, almost 11% of Bucharest Population was represented by Jews in the inter-war period. The events of the Second World War but also the migration to Israel transformed the community starting with the 1950s. Today the community is pretty active and started to take care of the heritage that survived till today.

The tour will start in Unirea Square in front of Manuc Inn, the oldest inn in town. From this point we will enter the small Jewish quarter. Our first stop is the Holy Union Temple that hosts the History Museum of the Romanian Jews. You will have the chance to see the Great Polish Synagogue, one of the biggest synagogues in town. This was build in the second part of 19th century by the Polish- Jewish community and today hosts the Holocaust Museum. Another stop will be  the Jewish State Theater, one of the first professional Jewish theater in the world. You will also discover the freshly renovated Choral Temple, that had its public reopening just this year. 

For architecture lovers, we have prepared an exploration into Art Deco, Modernist and Bauhaus buildings built between the wars by famous Romanian-Jewish architects such as Marcel Iancu or Jean Monda.

But perhaps the best part of this tour is the walk on the charming streets of the Jewish quarter. No other part of the city has the charter and the nostalgic feel of this beautiful but often forgotten neighborhood.
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Inclusions for Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour

  • Admission ticket
  • Local guide
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Exclusions for Bucharest Jewish Heritage Tour

  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Our trip was wonderful .... many sights and insights. Tudor was an expert guide - courteous, informed and thoughtful.

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