Jewish Heritage Grand Tour (3,5 - 4 h)


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Jewish Cultural Heritage in Budapest

Budapest has the largest Jewish community in Central Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical Jewish heritage. Through centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been intertwined. Hungarian Jews played and are also playing today an important role in the country’s economical, cultural and political life.

Since 1995 we show to Budapest visitors the Hungarian and Jewish culture in our country.  Our well trained guides have the necessary qualifications to help you understand the Jewish past and present in Budapest and in Hungary. Tours are organized in two languages (English and German). We try to keep the sightseeing tours with small groups of guests.

Grand Tour (3,5 - 4 hours)

An expanded Jewish Heritage Tour (3,5-4 hours)

This tour was created for those, who would like to get an overview of the past and present of Hungarian Jewry’s and would like to understand the differences between our main religious wings. With the help of our English/German speaking guides you will be acquainted with the most important chapters of the history and culture of the Hungarian Jewry.

We visit the Synagogue triangle, which shows different views of Jewry in Budapest. The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. You will see The Martyrs’ Cemetery where thousands were buried, who were killed during the WWII. Our next stop will be the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the Holocaust. We pass by the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of the Jewish soldiers who gave their lives for Austria-Hungary during WWI.

The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Madách Square, Rumbach Street Synagogue, Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center).

After a break we continue our 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 our journey we visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as „Hungary’s Schindler”, then we 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 two options: you can accept our invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant. 

 Further important information:

At the end of the tour you will be given a Jewish Centre entrance ticket. These tickets are valid for one entry during next 24 hours. If you would like to go back the next day to the Jewish Centre, please keep your ticket and show it at the entrance gate.

 

 

MAIN STOPS:
Sztehlo Gábor Monument
Rumbach street Synagogue (outside visit)
Jewish Museum with local guiding
Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue
Martyrs’ Cemetery - Holocaust Memorial Park
Raoul Wallenberg Park
Tree of Life
Heroes’ Temple – (outside visit)
Jewish Centre 
Carl Lutz Memorial Park
Rumbach Street Synagogue - (outside visit)
Madách Square
Gozsdu Passage
Orthodox Jewish Quarter
Interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue
Cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can have 10 % discount in the glatt kosher Carmel Restaurant.

PRICE INCLUDES:
professional guiding during the whole tour
entrance fee to the Jewish Museum  
entrance fee to the Dohány Street Synagogue
entrance fee to the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
entrance fee to the Jewish Centre, where you can visit the Hungarian Jewish Archiv and an audio-visual exhibition about the past of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest  
entrance fee to the Kazinczy Street Synagogue
a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or 10% off your order at the glatt kosher Carmel Restaurant

The dates of the Jewish Heritage Tours (essential and grand tour) in English language:
From May 1st to  October 31th 2015:
From Monday to Thursday at 10 am and 2pm and on Friday and Sunday at 10 am 
From November 2nd to 30th 2015:
Every day at 10 am except on Saturday

The dates of the Jewish Heritage Tours (essential and grand tour) in German language:
From May 1st to  October 31th 2015:
Every day at 10 am except on Saturday

We don't have tours on Jewish holidays, when the grand Synagogue is closed for guiding (Those dates can not be booked on the sites linked below).

Meeting point: Budapest, Deák Ferenc square, at the Sztehlo Gábor Monument

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Prices

Per person: 33 EUR

Reduced Prices (Students)

Per person: 31.3 EUR
 

Free date Gift Voucher 

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience!

We give you the opportunity to surprise your loved ones with a wonderful experience by purchasing a free date ticket for them to use whenever they like.

It gets harder and harder to smile when we unwrap the umpteenth pair of socks or some other similarly unimaginative gift. Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries shouldn't be about hastily purchasing a predictable gift for our friends and family. In the past few decades studies have suggested that the joy one feels when receiving material presents, even if they are the long desired smart phone or a super expensive pair of designer shoes, doesn't last very long, especially when compared to experience gifts.

We offer you the opportunity to give the gift of our program that the recipient may enjoy at a time of his or her choosing within in a year. We request that ticket holders let us know a short time beforehand when we can expect them!

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