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 availabilities in Hungary today, visit the Orthodox Synagogue and Community Center. Option for kosher snack or lunch break. Then walk to the Rumbach Street Synagogue, where we can learn about how and why within a few blocks can be found three such a big, one nicer than another synagogue. (history and background stories!)
After the Jewish Quater we drive to the Shoe Memorial and visit the Glass House.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
I provide comfortable car with driver for this tour.
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 is not the first time I have used Tours by Locals and again they did not disappoint. Andrea was not only a delight but informative and an encyclopedia of information. She gave an excellent tour with personal touches. She was in tune with our needs, answered all our questions and tailored the tour to our expectations. Having a car was also quite a plus, especially in the winter. I could not have asked for a more perfect fit. Anyone using her services is lucky indeed. We felt that way!