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Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

1. Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life.A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.

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Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

2. Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center). After a break, continue your walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. While your guide tells you important facts and local stories of this area, you also get basic information about Budapest. During your journey you will visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as "Hungary’s Schindler”, then you pass by the famous Gozsdu Passage. The third station of the Synagogue Triangle is the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you have 2 options: you can accept the invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.

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What people are saying about Rumbach Street Synagogue

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 104 reviews

Wonderful experience

Daniel and Esther were terrific and very knowledgeable guides. They made our tour very enjoyable. So glad we chose this tour. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Jewish religious practices and artifacts and the history of the Jewish population in Budapest and Hungary.

Fabulous your! Barbara was amazing!! She is so knowledgeable, personable, and very enthusiastic about sharing info about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest . Our best tour in Budapest so far.. -:) Highly recommend .

It was a great tour and experience. Would warmly recommend it to all.

This tour gives you an important insight to Budapest history and its everyday life today. I am very sure that I enjoy it as well a lot due to an excellent guide. One energetic, very young, knowledgeable, charming, young woman.

Highly informative and enjoyable small group tour. The very personable guide answered all our questions, and we had a lot! I would recommend it without hesitation.

This was such an informative and interesting tour. It had a personal touch and I would highly recommend.