Half day private Budapest tour by car
This is not just a slogan for me. Since I come from local Jewish family and grew up during Communism, I can give you much more than pure facts learnt in history books.
My tour includes a walk in the old Jewish Quarter, interior visit of the Dohany Street Synagogue (Europe's biggest), the Jewish Museum, the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Sy and the Rumbach Street Sy, also see the Holocaust Memorial.
After it drive to the "Shoes Memorial" on the River Bank. This is the memorial place from where the Nazi Hungarians shot the Jews into the Danube River in winter of 1944-45. Then continue to the "Glass-house". This is a remarkable place that, on the one hand, served as a shelter and hiding place for about 3, 000 Jews saved by Carl Lutz, the Consul of Switzerland in late 1944 and, one the other hand, was also the center of the underground Zionist organization in Hungary.
Meet you at your Hotel.
Visit the Dohany Synagogue, Jewish Museum, see the Holocaust Memorial, then continue to the Orthodox section. See the Mikvah building from outside, the kosher stores (Pizza & Bakery, Butcher's Shop), learn about the kosher avaibilities in Hungary today, visit the Orthodox Synagogue and Community Center. Option for kosher snack or lunch break. Then walk to the Rumbach Status Quo Ante Synagogue. What does it mean?? Do not worry, we will talk about it!
After the Jewish Quater we drive to the Shoe Memorial and visit the Glass House.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I meet you at your hotel, Cruise Ship port, or any other location in the city.
If you wish to meet me at the Airport, pls let me know and I will send you the offer accordingly.
End location: We can finish the tour at your hotel or any other place in the downtown of Budapest.If you wish to finish the tour at the Airport, pls let me know and I will send you the offer accordingly.
Duration: 4 hours
I drive my own, new big luxury station wagen, comfortable for up to 4 people, double air-conditioned.
Upon request for additional cost I can provide bigger vehicle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5500 HUF - Three Synagogues and Jewish Museum entrance fee.
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This was a wonderful tour of Jewish Budapest. Andrea was so knowledgeable and so in tune to what we were wanting to learn. We would absolutely recommend her as your tour guide. We met two lovely ladies on our ship that coincidently also used Andrea for their tour of Jewish Budapest. She had been recommended to them and she had been recommended to us. We live in Florida and they live in California! So from one end of the US to the other, she is known and highly recommended. That says it all.