Uncovering Jewish Culture and History in Budapest, Private Walking Tour

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API Provider: Rezdy and Redeam
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Location: Budapest
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Discover the fascinating Jewish culture of the 7th District
Visit the most magnificent synagogue in the world
Discover the history of Jews in Budapest since 13th Century
Learn about Raoul Wallenberg
See the oldest church in Budapest
Summary
Discover Budapest’s Jewish Quarter, home to a bustling city-scape of kosher cafes, Hebrew bookstores, bakeries, synagogues and ritual baths.
Description

Delve into Hungary's Jewish history in the Budapest's Seventh District.
 
 - Discover the fascinating Jewish culture of the 7th District 
 - Visit the most magnificent synagogue in the world - the Dohany Street Synagogue 
 - Learn about cultural significance at places of worship
 - Discover the history of Jews in Budapest since 13th Century
 - Pay your respects at the “Weeping Willow” memorial Learn about Raoul Wallenberg 
 - See the oldest church in Budapest- the Inner-City Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin 

Though small in size, the 7th District currently has Budapest’s highest population density, leading the streets a buzzing ambience, day or night. Plenty of historical remains, a cemetery, a memorial garden and a museum provide a poignant narrative on the Holocaust and the former Budapest Ghetto.

As Central Europe’s largest Jewish community, Budapest is home to around 90,000 Jews, of which ten thousand are believed to be Holocaust survivors. Since the fall of communism, the city has seen a revival of Jewish religious life in the city. Shops and businesses reopened and around 20 synagogues are now found throughout the city, representing a variety of movements including Orthodox, Chabad Lubavitch, Neolog and Liberal. Budapest also boasts many Jewish schools, cultural centres, monuments, historical sites, kosher restaurants, ritual baths, kosher butcheries, bakeries, and even a matza factory. Several museums are dedicated to Jewish interest.

On this fascinating tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter you will discover the Jewish Heritage of 7th District with a knowledgeable local guide. Hear centuries-old tales of Jewish history and gain first-hand insight on Jewish culture past and present. Discover Dohany Synagogue, the largest in Europe - with capacity for over 3,000 people, visit a memorial to heroic Jewish soldiers who fought in WWI. Your tour of Budapest’s Jewish Culture will take you to the “Weeping Willow” memorial, inscribed with the names of over 400,000 Jews killed in the Holocaust. You will also see a bronze statue of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat credited with saving tens of thousands of Jewish lives in Budapest.

Learn about the lives of the Jewish community under Soviet rule when Budapest became the only Soviet satellite country where an operational Rabbinical Seminary continued to exist. Learn about the beautiful Rumbach Synagogue, the Orthodox community within the Jewish Quarter and the story of Carl Lutz Memorial. Our captivating stroll will include plenty of interaction with local people both in the streets, and in an atmospheric Jewish cafe to enjoy a coffee and a slice of Kosher cake.

 Additional Notes pertaining to your tour in the Dohany Synagogue: Your tickets are for a specific time slot at 10AM. Tickets cannot be exchanged nor refunded for a different time slot.Please dress appropriately. Men must wear a kippah (available on-site)You will undergo a security check upon entryNo large backpacks are permittedOpening hours may be changed last minute due to services and events

Included Skip the line entrance to Dohany Synagogue (fixed entry time)
entry into Sasz-Chevra Orthodox Grand Synagogue
entry into the Inner-City Mother Church of the Blessed Virgin
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Gratuities (optional)
Know before you book This is a walking tour
No transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
Know before you go Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Please dress appropriately
No large backpacks are permitted
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Dress Code: Please dress appropriately - Men must wear a kippah (available on-site)
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:30
Monday 09:30
Tuesday 09:30
Wednesday 09:30
Thursday 09:30
Friday 09:30
Saturday

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 47.496614, 19.07001
Address: Corvin Plaza, Futó u. 37-45, Budapest, 1083
Notes: By the round fountain in Corvin Plaza
Start Location Notes Corvin Plaza, Futó u. 37-45, Budapest, 1083
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Corvin Plaza, Futó u. 37-45, Budapest, 1083
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Pricing

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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