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“Jewish synagogue tour”

Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours
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Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour
Ranked #28 of 298 Tours in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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“Jewish synagogue tour”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Via Hungary Koncert Day Tours, you can book a guided visit to the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum and the Wallenberg museum. Depending on the time and the money you want to spend, an essential and a grand tour are available. You sure can book via other ways too but I don't know, consult trip advisor or the net. I guess the guides are independently working for
one or another internet buro.
Ask anyway for the guide named "Blonda", a very enthusiastic young business student, pretty well informed and "involved" with the jewish history of Budapest. She's very fluent in english, very friendly and has the gift to make alive what happened during world war II. Not a summary of historical places and data but a real movie bringing you back to the thirties and the forties.
During the visit to the jewish museum, guides of the museum accompany the visitors. A must
if you want to understand something of the jewish culture and reasoning and their very explicit views and insights on life and death and history. I quickly understood I will never understand them perfectly : almost another planet. Walk around with Blonda in the old jewish ghetto and
try to convince her for lunch or some beers in the many restaurants and hidden places you
can discover. A must to go.

Visited October 2013
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“Expanded Grand Tour”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I took the Expanded Grand Tour and Fatima my tour guide really made the history of the area come alive with small facts and anecdotes. The tour included a private tour through the Jewish Museum with a museum tour guide who was able to tailor the information on the group's existing knowledge and expand upon it. The Duhany Street Synagogue is just stunning in it's architecture and size and unlike other places, you can take pictures. The tour included entry into a synagogue that has not been restored to really see and appreciate the damage WWII and communism did to this neighborhood. And the yummy local pastry at the end of the tour was fantastic.

Visited August 2013
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