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Jewish heritage Walking tour - The Grand Private Tour
Sun 20 November 2016, 10:00 – 14:30 CET
If you wish to receive all the knowledge about the Hungarian Jewish culture and its history, and wish to see the city from a different perspective, our Private Grand Tour is made just for you. Let us guide you through all the landmarks in connection with Budapest’s Jewish heritage while telling you all the facts and stories about its past and present in this 4.5 hour tour. The meeting point is at the Deák Square, the main central square of the city. Throughout the tour we will take you to all three of the city centre’s synagogues, the Gozsdu passage and the Orthodox Jewish Quarter among other places. At the end of the trip, be our guest for a cake in a famous kosher confectionary, or receive 10% off at a Jewish restaurant!
1 – Deák Ferenc square – the history of the old Pest, the old Jewish market
2 – Gábor Sztehlo Monument – the statue of a Lutheran pastor, he was the first Hungarian who was awarded as righteous with the Yad Vashem honour by the State of Israel
3 – Madách Square – the history of the Orczy house, the first Jewish Center in Pest
4 – Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit)
5 – Jewish Museum with local guiding where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage through a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life. A separate room commemorates the Holocaust in Hungary.
6 – Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue which is the largest operating synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world.
7 – Martyrs’ Cemetery
8 – Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
9 – Tree of Life Memorial
10 – Heroes’ Temple – (outside visit)
11 – Jewish Centre where you can visit the Family Research Center
After a short break we continue our walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Budapest Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. While your guide tells you important facts and local stories of this area, you also get basic information about Budapest.
Other main attractions of the Grand Tour:
12 – Carl Lutz Memorial Park dedicated to the Swiss diplomat who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler
13 – Gozsdu Passage
14 – Orthodox Jewish Quarter
15 – Interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, the only one built in Hungarian Folklore style
At the end of the tour (or in the break) you have two options: you can accept our invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.