Jewish Budapest Private City Walk

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Flexible
  • Departure Details :
    Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer hotel and port pickups upon request.
    Ports
    Dock #11 Szatta, Budapest, Jane Haining rkp. .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Shoes on the Danube Bank, Budapest, Id. Antall József rkp., 1054 Hungary
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Lets walk around in the 7th District Jewish Quarter of Budapest and explore the rich history of the Hungarian Jewish Community. We also show you the changes that took place in the district since the 1990s and how it has become the bohemian quarter of the city regaining slowly its old character as well. On this tour, we visit the three historical synagogues: the Dohny street, the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue and even the recently renovated Rumbach Street Synagogue. The tour will take you to other sites as well related to the turbulent history of the Jewish community living in this part of Budapest. We even take you down to the Shoes on the Danube Memorial near the Parliament building. Also, to introduce you to other parts of the Jewish heritage we won't miss tasting our special and traditional Hungarian Jewish pastry.

P.S: Please note that if you would like to book a tour on Fridays or Saturdays, we cannot enter the Synagugoes due to their religious function.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

To start the tour, meet your private guide at a previously arranged place (your hotel, apartment, or any other spot in the city). Since it is a customized tour, the route may vary according to the meeting point, nevertheless the tour in all cases includes all of the following sights:

Most part of the tour takes place in the 7th District. We visit several attractions, starting with the Dohny Street Synagogue, the second biggest synagogue in the world. We enter the building (tickets are included in the price) and we spend there about 50 minutes. Our guests receive a guided tour inside, and have the possibility to visit the Jewish Museum that is part of the complex.

Leaving the Synagogue we walk the small and cosy streets of the district, getting an insight into the contemporary, bohemian-artistic nature it has acquired since the 1990's.

We visit the abandoned Rumbach Synagogue then reaching Kazinczy street we also visit the beautiful Orthodox Synagogue built in Art Nouveau style.

During the tour we have a stop in a typical Jewish caf where our guests are offered a drink and they have the chance to taste the most famous Hungarian Jewish cake (also included in the price).

We end the tour at the riverside near the Parliament at the Shoes on the Danube Memorial.

You will get a very authentic and detailed picture of the history of the Jewish Community in Hungary from the very beginning to the present and will also get the chance to discover the hidden secrets apart from the main sights.

The duration of the tour is 3-4 hours, but that may also vary according to your request.

Inclusions

Local guide

Professional guide

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Synagogue entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Entry/Admission - Rumbach Street Synagogue

Entry/Admission - Kazinczy Street Synagogue

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

The tour is not recommended on Saturdays because due to the Jewish holidays the synagogues are closed.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Face masks are required for travellers and guides indoors.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Aug-2022

    Suzy was so knowledgable! She made the tour meaningful and memorable - particularly the history of the Holocaust and the story of Carl Lutz. Of course, the stop for coffee and cake was also a highlight!

  • 20-Jul-2022

    Learned a lot about the Jewish population in Budapest that I did not know. We felt we were learning important history.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Suzy Szoke was our guide. As soon as we signed up for the tour, Suzy reached out to us to find out more about us, our interests, and our capabilities. Ms. Szoke was very knowledgeable and took us to all the places we requested and more. She made the experience very meaningful and memorable. We would highly recommend Ms. Suzy Szoke as your tour guide in Budapest. You will not be disappointed.

  • 22-Dec-2019

    Ho soggiornato nel quartiere ebraico di Budapest, è vicinissima al centro e come zona è ricca di locali. Assolutamente da visitare la gtande Sinagoga con ingresso a pagamento ma ne vale la pena e al cui intorno si trova un museo

  • 02-Sep-2019

    Suzy is an excellent tour guide. She was flexible about when and where to meet to begin our tour. But it is clear she had a plan and a narrative she wanted to share, and was quite knowledgeable about her subject. She supplemented her comments with images she has stored in her iPad, beautifully complementing her history. The walking was not vigorous so all ages should be fine on this tour. And all will also enjoy the stop she makes at one of her favorite pastry and coffee shops for a treat she includes. I feel very rewarded for having taken this tour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    You need a good 4 Hours and help to see everything and understand the history of this tour.This was a lot of walking and listening to our guide who was fabulous and knowledgeable . The Dohany Zsinagoga was amazing and understanding the reason why everything is placed where it is now. Our guide Suzy Szoke could not have been more serious in her explanations of the true history.

  • 13-May-2019

    You need a good 4 Hours and help to see everything and understand the history of this tour.This was a lot of walking and listening to our guide who was fabulous and knowledgeable . The Dohany Zsinagoga was amazing and understanding the reason why everything is placed where it is now. Our guide Suzy Szoke could not have been more serious in her explanations of the true history.

  • 22-Jun-2018

    On a 4 day visit to Budapest, my wife and I took several walks around the city. For a 4 hour tour, Suzy was our guide, and an excellent one she is. When one of our first questions revealed a giant gap in our knowledge of Hungarian history, Suzy launched right off with an organized overview. Her English is excellent, with an unnoticeable accent and an extensive vocabulary. She knows the streets of the city well, took us on a well balanced tour, explained each of the stops in detail, and dropped us off at a very good restaurant for lunch.

  • 13-Oct-2016

    Suzy gave us an amazing of the Jewish section of Budapest. The walking tour was very informational and sensitive to a very difficult and somber part of Budapest history. The tour was from 10:00 AM until 2:00 and she picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. We could not recommend this tour more highly!

  • 13-Oct-2016

    Suzy gave us an amazing of the Jewish section of Budapest. The walking tour was very informational and sensitive to a very difficult and somber part of Budapest history. The tour was from 10:00 AM until 2:00 and she picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. We could not recommend this tour more highly!

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