Private tour by car in Budapest
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.
This tour is for all those who would like to see besides the highlights, the hidden Jewish treasures, as well.
My tour goes through the Jewish sights of Budapest in chronological order.
Covers the Castle District Medieval Jewish Sights, the Old Buda Section functioning and flourishing Communities, the Pest Jewish Quarter. Visit Europe biggest Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, Memorial garden, Orthodox Synagogue etc.
Learn about the Holocaust, how the Jewish Quarter turn to the ghetto during WWII, how was the rescue and resistance movements outside of the Ghetto, visit the "Glass House" see the Shoes Memorial on the River Danube and many more.
Meet you at your Hotel.
We see grand Budapest thru Jewish interest in chronological order.
Start in the mid 13th cent. - Visit the Castle District, learn about the Medieval Jewish life, see Medieval Sy (Mo, Tue only from outside) after it continue to Old Buda, to the center of the 18-19th Jewish life
Then get to Pest, visit the Golden Era Jewish Quarter, which become the ghetto in WWII. Interior visit in the Dohany Synagogue- the best evidence of the Golden Period-, 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, and 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 Quarter we complete our tour with a short drive to the Shoe Memorial and visit the Glass House.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel, Cruise ship port, or any other location in the city just pls advice.
If you wish to meet me at the airport, pls let me know and I will send you an offer accordingly.
End location: We can finish the tour at your hotel or any other place in down town Budapest.
If you wish to finish the tour at the Airport, pls let me know and I will send you an offer accordingly.
Duration: 7 hours
The duration of the tour might be longer, depends on your interest or wishing to have lunch break etc.
I drive my own, new big luxury station wagen, comfortable for up to 3 people, double air-conditioned.
Upon request or for more than 3 people for additional cost I can provide bigger vehicle.
Professional guiding, comfortable private car for transportation and all parking fees.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6800 Hungarian Forint - Entrance fees to the Synagogues and Jewish Museum
Entrance fees, drinks and meals.
Minibus rental in case if you are more than 3 people.
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Andrea was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved her tour. Thank you Andrea for spending time with us and showing us Jewish Budapest.