Budapest Jewish History and Culture Tour

Tour Budapest

Are you fascinated by Jewish history and culture? Are you interested in learning more about your religious heritage? If so, a tour of Budapest – one of the premiere Jewish destinations in Europe – might be the perfect choice for your next trip to Central Europe. Whether you book a stand-alone tour of the city or combine it with a trip to other destinations in the region, you can be sure that you’ll be both excited and touched by this experience, which also includes other notable cites in this eclectic city.

Start your trip with visits to a number of religious buildings that have long been an important part of Budapest past and present. While there are many synagogues in Budapest, some of those included on your private guided tour will include the Moorish-style Rumbauch Synagogue, built in 1872; the Kazinczy utca Synagogue, where the community’s Orthodox Jews gather for prayer, school, and other activities; The Leo Frankel Synagogue, constructed in 1928 and used by the Germans as a stable during the years of the Holocaust; and several others. Also of note is the Rabbinical Seminary, which houses an amazing collection of Jewish literature, some 150,000 volumes in all.

Tour participants will also view the “Shoes on the Danube Promenade”, an area near the riverbank of the Danube where the city’s Jews were shot as the Allies approached in 1945. Look for 60 pairs of bronze shoes that mark the event. Similarly, as you tour Budapest you’ll view lots of Stolpersteine (Stumble Stones) scattered throughout the city, situated in front of homes that are thought to be the last-known address of many of the city’s Holocaust victims. You’ll also view a number of monuments to Swede Raoul Wallenberg, who through his noble work saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Hungary and beyond.Optional side trips from Budapest will take you to synagogues and other sites in Esztergom, Szeged, and Kecskemet.

When you’re not visiting important icons of Jewish history in Budapest, you’ll enjoy the other attractions the city offers, including the famed Buda Castle District, Matthias Church, and Gellért Hill. You’ll also partake of an evening dinner cruise on the Danube, spend free time in beautiful City Park, and go shopping for local wares at the Central Market Hall.

Tour Overview

5 Days includes Budapest and surrounding areas

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  • Day 1 = Arrive in Budapest
  • Day 2 = Full-day tour of Jewish synagogues and other sites, free time in the evening
  • Day 3 = Optional side trips to Esztergom, Szeged, and Kecskemet
  • Day 4 = Half-day tour of general Budapest attractions, Danube River cruise
  • Day 5 = Depart for home or next leg of trip

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