Budapest City Walk In Jewish Quarter

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • 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.
  • Departure Details :
    In the lobby of your hotel or in front of your accomodation (rented flat etc.)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Mar-2018

    Timea is great! She is very knowlegeable and shared the history of the Jewish people in Budapest as well as guide us around the Jewish Quarter. She also showed us sights that we would have never seen unless we were with her. Our family really enjoyed her tour and highly recommend Timea!

  • 23-Jul-2017

    We absolutely loved our Jewish Quarter walking tour with our guide, Timea Tarjani. She was completely informed and knowledgeable, very amicable and friendly, willing to guide us to places that we requested to see, and a complete pleasure to get to know. She spent nearly the entire day with us and never made us feel rushed in any way. We also had the great pleasure to meet her husband and children - quite by coincidence. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. We highly recommend Timea!

  • 09-Jul-2017

    Time Tarjani was a superb guide-enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. She pointed out the interesting sights we were walking through on our way to the Jewish neighborhoods. Her knowledge of Jewish and Hungarian history was impressive. She included some interesting sights not usually visited by other Jewish tours like the remaining wall of the Jewish ghetto. I enjoyed the tour very much, Timea is very afable and friendly. I highly recommend her.

  • 25-Jul-2016

    My wife and I went on the walking tour with Timea Tarjani earlier this summer. Timea was extremely knowledgeable about the Jewish Quarter and events in the Jewish ghetto during World War II, as well as her general experience growing up under communist rule in Budapest. Her English is perfect and her stories are fascinating and sometimes heartwrenching. Timea had keys to locked, private areas that allowed us to see rare sights such as the last standing parts of the wall surrounding the Jewish ghetto during the Nazi occupation. Without Timea's guidance and access, we would have missed many of the most fascinating sights in the Jewish Quarter. I highly recommend making the walking tour a part of your Budapest experience.

  • 18-May-2016

    EXCELLENT GUIDE!
    My husband and I went on a private Jewish walking tour with Timi Tarjani. She is an excellent, extremely knowledgeable guide and a pleasure to be with. Her knowledge of Jewish Budapest, past and present, is extensive and she speaks with both intellectual insight as well as informed personal family history making the tour both informative and emotionally evocative. She goes at a perfect pace, efficient but relaxed, and gave us time to stop for Hungarian pastries, later sending us the receipe! Timi has a breadth of knowledge beyond Jewish Budapest- she also teaches literature- and I felt like I wanted to take her everywhere we went in Budapest to benefit from her wealth of information and insight into the past and current political and social scene. She is extremely flexible and responded graciously and efficiently to our informing her we would need an abridged tour because of a change in our plans. She piled as much in as possible, although there was clearly so much more we could have experienced. Timi is involved in current Jewish human Rights work and an activist working to preserve the history of the substantial presence of Jews in prewar Budapest and acknowledge the responsibility of the Hungarian citizens in their extermination. She is passionate about her work and her tour is all the better from this. Timi is comfortable and fun to be around, non-intrusive and not unnecessarily chatty. A perfect guide and we look forward to getting her more complete tour when we return to Budapest.