Budapest City Walk In Jewish Quarter

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter, 1/2/2022 - 1/1/2023Monday : 08:00 AM - 06:00 PMTuesday : 08:00 AM - 06:00 PMWednesday : 08:.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: In the lobby of your hotel or in front of your accomodation (rented flat etc.)
    Dates: Daily
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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 willtell you its past and present.

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Know More about this tour

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 Dohny Street Synagogue, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden with the touching Emmanuel tree, the Budapest Jewish Museum and the exhibitions of the Jewish Archives, The Vasvri Street Synagogue, the Carl Lutz Memorial, the stumbling stones of the quarters streets, the last remaining part of the WWII ghetto wallor 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 cafs, 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!

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities (recommended in some synagogues or in the mikveh)

Additional Info

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

Guide is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Dec-2022

    I absolutely loved my tour with Timea. She had wonderful insights on every little corner of the Jewish quarter. Very pedagogical in the way she storytells. I highly recommend this tour, it was worth every penny!

  • 21-Nov-2022

    We had the most wonderful experience with Timea. With her vast knowledge of Budapest and its Jewish community, both past and present, she was able to share a very colorful story of the rich history and cultural contributions that the Jews of Hungary made to the city and country as a whole. Timea was incredibly easy to connect with and was able to keep us engaged through storytelling and sightseeing the entire day. If we could have stayed with Timea for another few days, we would have done so! This is a great way to learn about the history of Budapest in a fun, exciting, and engaging way. Would absolutely recommend to friends, family, and colleagues as a full-day tour to maximize their time.

  • 04-Nov-2022

    We booked 4 hours with Timea to tour the Jewish quarter and the history of the area. The experience was superb. Timea is super knowledgeable and informative guide, and the tour exceeded our expectation. Highly recommend Timea to anyone who is interested in understanding history of Hungary and Budapest.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    I can not recommend this tour with Timea highly enough. She gave us an understanding of Budapest we simply wouldn't have had without her. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, warm and friendly, and in addition to sharing her in-depth knowledge of the city and its history, she was kind enough to share stories of her life as a Jew in Hungary today as well as tales of her own family's history. Timea understood the needs of our group and was open and able to answer all of our questions, She also showed us how to take the train, and tram, and took us to the best cafe for coffee and cakes along the way. This tour was the highlight of our trip. Her price is reasonable and fair. Don't hesitate to book her.

  • 26-Oct-2022

    This was truly the highlight of our time in Budapest. Timi is passionate, engaging, and full of stories that you will never forget. I will recommend to all of my friends who visit Budapest--Jewish and non Jewish--to take this tour. It was a spectacular experience with someone who cared about education, stories, and the people on the tour. Amazing, truly.

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Our day with Timea was the highlight of our time in Budapest. She met us at our hotel promptly at 9 a.m. and we began our Jewish Heritage Tour. Timea’s knowledge of history is enlightening. She entertained all of our questions. Her family’s story gives insight into Jewish life in Budapest both pre-war and post war. She was flexible and let us guide what we did and did not do. (For example we had already seen the Danube shoes so we skipped that part of the tour). After lunch we went to the Buda side and continued the Buda history tour. One of our favorite places was the Medieval Jewish Prayer House. Without Timea we would not have discovered it. She also gave us great tips, restaurant recommendations, and other day trip ideas. She sent us links and information after our tour based on our interests. If you are planning a Jewish tour or a Buda tour or both in Budapest book with Timea, she is the best!

  • 16-Oct-2022

    Our walking tour of the Jewish Quarter led by Timi was excellent. She is an outstanding guide. Her explanation of the history of the community was most informative. As a member of the Jewish community, Timi provided real insight of Jewish life In Budapest. Highly recommend!

  • 04-Oct-2022

    This Tour with our guide Timea was a wonderful experience! She shared with us a wealth of knowledge both historical and current and was more educational and enlightening than we could imagine. I would highly recommend her and this Tour to anyone visiting Budapest.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Timi is the gold standard of local tour guides. We felt very lucky to have Timi walk us through the Jewish Quarter and offer so many valuable insights and stories related to the area. She is a teacher by profession and these skills are evident as she talks and walks! I highly recommend this tour.

  • 22-Sep-2022

    We had such an excellent tour with Timi. She provided us great insight into Hungarian Jewish history as well as her perspective on Jewish life and challenges today. We explored the Dohany and Rumbach synagogues. She also followed up by sending us an email with more information. We are so glad we took this tour and met Timi!

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