Private Jewish Budapest Walk With Great Synagogue & Kosher Dessert

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please give us your accommodation details at the time of booking. If no pick-up info is provided 72 hours prior to tour time, the guide will wait for you in Absolute Tour.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends in downtown close to public transportation links.
  • 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

Dive into Budapests Jewish history and heritage on this private walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. Learn about Hungarys Jewish history as you visit important Jewish monuments, museums and synagogues including the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue (outside only), the Holocaust Cemetery and the Dohany street synagogue, the third-largest synagogue in the world. Youll get a fascinating look at the plight of Jews throughout history while enjoying personalized attention from your private guide. Get to know the Jewish culture and heritage of Budapest! One of the largest Jewish communities in Europe!

Know More about this tour

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Central-East Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Throughout the centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. Jews played, and still play today, an important role in the countrys economic, cultural and political life.

The tour includes: an interior visit to the Dohny Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe, a ticket to the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe; a visit to the Holocaust Cemetery where thousand were buried during the ghetto times; and the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war. We also pass by the Heroes temple, which was built in memory of those who gave their lives during WWII.

Then - to understand the present - we continue our walk to the newly rejuvenated Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. We will see the Carl Lutz Memorial and you will walk through the gate of the ghetto on Madach Square. We use public transportation to the conclusion of our tour: the moving memorial of the Shoes on the danube bank. The sixty pairs of shoes commemorates the victims were shot into the Danube during WWI.

Inclusions

Hotel pick-up

Coffee and cake in a kosher Cafe

Private English speaking guide

Entry fees to Great Synagogue and Jewish museum

Public transport during the tour

Exclusions

Transport from the conclusion point

Gratuity/tip

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Important notice: Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogue. Male visitors can not enter with bare head

Due to the restrictions set by the Synagogue, our guides are not allowed to fully guide or talk loudly inside. Guides will give full descriptions before entering the Synagogue and be on hand throughout the visit to answer questions discreetly

Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3,5 hours. Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Jul-2019

    Anita arrived at our hotel to take us on our Jewish Waking Tour and we have to say our tour with her was the HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP. Our day was filled with emotions as she took us on a train to the Jewish Quarter and walked the area to the Great Dohany Street Synagogue. She talked about the history of the neighborhood and all the other areas we walked through. On our tour in the Great Synagogue it was an emotional one for me and I started to shed some tears so she knew how deep this went. She gave us our time to regroup and then continued to talk about the history in detail. We saw the Emanuel Tree or Tree of Life Sculpture which has the victims names inscribed on each leaf. She told us of the artist and how to this day they still come out and engrave names on the leaves when they learn of a new victims name. We went to the memorial cemetery. She then took us to Kazinczy Orthodox Synagogue, Szabadsag Square memorial park, Shoes on the Danube and more. We saw so much in the one day it was truly amazing.

    We went to a little kosher pastry shop and sat with her and chatted while eating a delicious FLODNI pastry and coffee which was included in tour. I asked her questions on her heritage and she said she was a Hungarian and studied History, but truly was drawn to Jewish History of her country and has a passion to always increase her knowledge and share that with others.
    We walked quite a bit and learned so much more than expected. She has passion for what she does and meant so much to me.
    We were taking a Jewish Heritage River cruise with Uniworld after our Budapest visit which we did on our own.
    In all of our travels throughout our Jewish Heritage trip with the river cruise, their own tour guides could not hold a candle to Anita.

    Anita surpassed all our expectations and she was lovely young lady, She went above and beyond what we expected. She gave us an experience of a lifetime which we always remember and cherish.
    You must take this tour and ask for Anita !
    Perfect to take your children on this tour and show them so much in a day.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    Our private guide Edit was most pleasant and very knowledgeable. She gave us a comprehensive history of the Jewish community through the centuries, without overwhelming us. She brought the whole area of the Jewish Quarter to life with her vivid descriptions. We were able to visit every landmark (synagogues, museum, monuments etc) at our pace, (without queues), taking in her interesting narrative. She was also eager to answer all our questions. We enjoyed the interaction very much.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    The tour was everything we expected from Viator and more. The guide spoke excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable. A great choice!

  • 20-Feb-2018

    This was the highlight of our tour...got to see the Jewish side of a former communist country. Great guide with knowledge of the area.

  • 11-Jun-2017

    Tour guide was very good and gave us insight into the past and present Jewish communities.

  • 02-Oct-2016

    Our guide Tomas was informative, pleasant and led us on a nice walk through Jewish Budapest and the garden of the Synagogue. Inadvertently, we visited on 9 / 11. We were inside the synagogue and the designated guide in English had barely started to brief us when there was a security alert an unclaimed bag and we were obliged to vacate though allowed in the garden, where incidentally, a modern memorial sculpture stands, the work of Tomas's Grandfather !

  • 01-Oct-2016

    Thomas was a very excellent guide, with knowledge of the area, and the history of all that we saw.

  • 29-Aug-2016

    This tour is a must do if you want to learn about the Jewish part of Budapest.
    The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke English well.

  • 28-Jul-2016

    Our Tour Guide Viki was the best. Truly knowledgable and worked to make sure the tour was made to fit our needs.

  • 02-Jun-2016

    Our tour guide was so knowledge. He was young
    , Enthusiastic and was willing to show us all the sights. This was such an important part of Hungry history and I would recommend it to all that come to Budapest not only Jews.

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