We created our private tours service for those people, who want to have an intimate experience about the Hungarian Jewish culture and the incredible amount of Jewish heritage the city of Budapest can offer. Your very own private tour guide will lead you through the most important and exciting parts of the Jewish district. This way you can have a more personal, insight look into the Jewish life and culture of Budapest, and have inward conversations with a professional local guide about the country’s history and their own, personal experiences.
You have the control! The tour starts whenever you want to and you can choose what to see or which destinations you want to skip from our existing tour routes. Feel free to share your preferences, and things you are interested in, with our guides and let them create the prefect experience, specially made for your taste. The Essential Tour is perfect for the people who want to know a more about the Jewish culture and history of Budapest and also interested in the area outside the centre of the Jewish Quarter. The tour is 2.5 hours long and starts from Deák Square, the main central square of the city. It also includes an outside visit of the Rumbach Street Synagogue, one of the three in the famous Synagogue Triangle.
- 1 – Deák Ferenc square – the history of the old Pest, the old Jewish market
- 2 – Gábor Sztehlo Monument – the statue of a Lutheran pastor, he was the first Hungarian who was awarded as righteous with the Yad Vashem honour by the State of Israel
- 3 – Madách Square – the history of the Orczy house, the first Jewish Center in Pest
- 4 – Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit)
- 5 – Jewish Museum with local guiding where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage through 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 Holocaust in Hungary.
- 6 – Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue which is the largest operating synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world.
- 7 – Martyrs’ Cemetery
- 8 – Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- 9 – Tree of Life Memorial
- 10 – Heroes’ Temple – (outside visit)
- 11 – Jewish Centre where you can visit the Family Research Center