Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Middle - Eastern Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Through centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. Jews played and play an important role in the country’s economical, cultural and political life. Our company was created in 1995 and since then we try to show our visitors the Hungarian and Jewish culture in our country. Our English speaking guides are well trained, and have the necessary qualification to help you understand the Jewish past and present in Hungary and in Budapest. Our tours are in one (English) language, and we try to keep the sightseeing tours with small groups of people. To customize your needs we prepared three types of heritage tours.
This tour was created for those who would really like to understand the differences between our main religious wings. With the help of our English-speaking guide you will be acquainted with the most important chapters of the history and culture of the Hungarian Jewry. The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány synagogue, which is the largest in Europe. Guided tour in the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. The Holocaust Cemetery where thousand were buried, who were killed in the ghetto times. The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war. We pass by the Heroes temple, which was built in memory of those who gave their lives during the World War II. To understand the present we continue our walk to the old – new Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. You will see the Carl Lutz Memorial, than we have an interior visit of the statusquo movement, the Rumbach Street Synagogue, the Király Street, the famous Gozsdu Courtyard and the center of the orthodox Jewish community, with an interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue. After our approximately 3,5-4 hours-long tour, we will offer you a cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary. You can chose this tour with a lunch too, in that case with our ticket you will get 15% discount in Carmel a kosher restaurant.
10:00 on weekdays (Monday - Friday), on Sundays at 11:00
Main stops of the EXPANDED GRAND TOUR:
- Interior visit of the Dohány street Synagogue– entrance fee included
- Jewish Museum with guiding
- Wallenberg park
- The Tree of Life
- The Temple of Heroes
- Interior visit of the statusquo Rumbach synagogue– entrance fee included
- Carl Lutz memorial
- Interior visit of the ortodox Kazinczy street synagogue – entrance fee included
- Cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary, or lunch in a kosher Carmel restaurant – with our ticket you get 15% discount