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Private Tour: Jewish Bucharest Walking Tour with Holocaust Memorial

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    What to Expect
    This tour will take you to the former Jewish quarter of Bucharest, which was partially demolished during the 1980s. We will begin our tour in the Jewish Museum housed in a beautiful former synagogue from 1836, the Holy Union Temple. The museum covers the history of Jews in Romania, including a small collection of paintings by Romanian Jewish painters and a collection of ritual Jewish objects.

    Our tour takes us further to the Great Synagogue from 1845, a historical monument. The synagogue features beautiful decorations and an exhibition about the Holocaust in Romania. You will have the opportunity to find out more about this chapter of Romania's history. Close to the Great Synagogue lies the State Jewish Theater. It was founded some 140 years ago as a theatre. You will see inside the theater and hear the story of this great cultural institution. During the war, when Jewish actors were not allowed to play in Romanian theaters, they were allowed to play here in the so-called 'Barasheum', under certain conditions.

    The walk continues on towards the Jewish Community Center, where you will meet some members of the Jewish Community of Bucharest. You will then visit the center and find out more about the cultural activity of the community.

    After a further stroll through the former Jewish quarter, you will visit the Choral Temple, the main synagogue of Bucharest. It was built in Moorish style between 1864-1866. The Leopolstädter Temple, once the greatest synagogue of Vienna, which was destroyed during the Kristallnacht on November, 10th 1938, served as a model for the Choral Temple.

    At the end of the tour, the tour guide will give you further information about other Jewish sites that you may want to go and visit in your own time, but that are hard to reach on a walking tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located Bucharest hotel
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    Return Details
    Tour concludes in Union Square.
    • Hotel pickup (escorted on foot)
    • Local guide
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Christina provided a very good tour. Knowledgeable, communicative and friendly, highly recommend her on this tour. Well paced too, with chances to sit from time to time. Appreciated.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank David G
    Reviewed September 23, 2018

    Great way to understand the city and the beautiful area, we had a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable of the area with suggestions on where to visit after our tour.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank klm2al
    Reviewed November 11, 2017

    I recently went on a tour of the Jewish community in Bucharest. My guide Andrei was helpful, informative, and really seemed to love Bucharest. Although Andrei himself was not Jewish, he conveyed a respect for the Jewish community. The tour lasted over four hours in...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    1  Thank AES305
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