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Dohány Street Synagogue

Dohány Street Synagogue

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Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

1. Budapest: The Great Synagogue Skip the Line Ticket

Take a guided tour of Budapest's Great Synagogue to hear about the history and architecture of the largest synagogue in Europe and the second-largest in the world, as well as the fate of the Hungarian Jews before and after WWII.  Skip the lines and head straight to the security check to start your tour of the Great Synagogue. Visit the Heroes’ Temple, the graveyard, and the Jewish Museum. Honor Holocaust victims at the Emanuel Tree in the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park. Then use your ticket to enter the Hungarian Jewish Museum next to the Synagogue. Admire its red and yellow brick facade combining Romantic style with Moorish elements. Learn about the life of the Jewish people in Hungary through everyday objects.  See the famous Emmanuel Memorial Tree in the Synagogue's backyard. Admire this magnificent weeping willow's small metal leaves engraved with a name of a Holocaust victim and plaques honoring non-Jewish rescuers.  Then, finish your visit the graveyard in the backyard of the Heroes’ Temple, the burial site of those who died in the ghetto during WWII.

Budapest: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

2. Budapest: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Get a perfect introduction to Budapest on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Cruise around in style, hopping on and off at the more than 20 stops along carefully designed routes. See the magnificent Basilica, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue, Chain Bridge, and much more. Listen to the audio commentary provided in 16 languages, visit the city's most famous landmarks, and join an optional walking tour of Pest. Experience Hungary's capital in all its glory with the Danube River cruise and witness Budapest from a different perspective. Ticket holders will also enjoy a guided walking tour through the stately Pest side of the city. All of the buses are air-conditioned during the summer and heated during the winter, providing you with the most comfortable and convenient way to explore Budapest.

Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

3. Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

Explore, visit, and taste the best of Budapest with the official city pass. Enjoy unlimited public transportation and free entry to more than 30 attractions included. Take a guided sightseeing tour of Buda and Pest, freshen up at St. Lukacs Thermal Bath, and enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent at attractions, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Museums that can be visited free of charge with the Budapest Card: • Hungarian National Gallery • Hungarian National Museum • Museum of Fine Arts • Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum • Memento Park – Statue Park Museum • Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center • House of Hungarian Photographers – Mai Manó House • Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art • Budapest History Museum – Aquincum Museum • Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts • Vasarely Museum • Budapest History Museum – Kiscell Museum Other attractions included in the Budapest Card: • Free visit at Budatower • Free visit at Pálvölgyi Cave • Free Official Budapest Castle Bus • Free Pest and Buda guided walking tours • Free admission to St. Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool • Free ride on Zugliget Chairlift Discounted experiences with the Budapest Card: • 50% discount at St. Stephen's Hall - Buda Castle • 25% discount on Legenda city cruises • 25% discount at Hospital in the Rock - nuclear bunker museum • 20% discount at City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off • 20% discount at the Széchenyi Bath, Rudas Bath, Aquaworld Resort, Lupa Beach • 20% discount on door-to-door airport transfer by miniBUD • 10% discount at Dohany Street Synagogue • 10-20% discount at Molnár's Kürtőskalács, Halaszbastya Restaurant, Zsolnay Café, Parisi Passage Cafe, Cafe Astoria, Hard Rock Café Budapest Card 72 Plus With the Budapest Card 72 Plus, you’ll get access to the 100+ services included in the Budapest Card and: • Door-to-door airport transfers by MiniBUD airport shuttle • Danube river cruise with Legenda Duna Bella • Return ride on the Buda Castle Funicular • Admission to Matthias Church • Hungarian dessert (Molnár’s kürtőskalács)

Budapest: Guided City Discovery Bike Tour

4. Budapest: Guided City Discovery Bike Tour

Cycle through Budapest past the most important and significant sites of the city on this fun and relaxing half-day bike tour. Instead of overloading your mind with dates and numbers our tour guides will bring the city alive with interesting anecdotes and tales of Budapest. The tour will begin by bringing you to Szabadsag Tér (Liberty Square). Here you will see a huge monument remembering the Soviet Army. You will feel the spirit of revolutions, riots and history. The tour continues to the Hungarian Parliament, a huge neo-gothic building with 28 staircases, which are more than 20km long. From here you will get your first view of the beautiful Danube. Continue to Andrassy Street, the boulevard of Budapest where you will find the most beautiful buildings and exclusive shops of Pest. The tour will pass Nagymezö Utca, the Broadway of Budapest. This street is full of bars, clubs, and theaters, and we will advise you on the best places for a night out in Budapest. Next the tour will take you through Hôsök Tere or Heroes Square, then walk to the city park Városliget, where you will have the chance to relax in the Vajdahunyad Castle, with its gardens and green areas. When we hop on our bikes again you will see the world famous Szechenyi Thermal Bath, the Fun Park, and the Budapest Zoo. The tour will return to the Basilika through small winding streets where you will get a real sense of old Budapest. You will see old buildings, damaged during the civil war, and discover the hidden corners of this wonderful city. You will pass The Big Synagogue, Nagy Zsinagóga, which is the biggest in Europe.

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

5. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

Budapest: Jewish Heritage Guided Tour with Synagogue Ticket

6. Budapest: Jewish Heritage Guided Tour with Synagogue Ticket

See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district with this guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough 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 Hungarian Holocaust.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.

Budapest: Guided Downtown Electric Bike Tour

7. Budapest: Guided Downtown Electric Bike Tour

Explore Budapest, the so-called "Paris of the East," on a comfortable and innovative e-bike. You will either use our bikes with wooden frames from my-esel or Kalkhoff Berleen e-bikes. Please note that an e-bike means a bicycle with electric support and still requires you to pedal. First up, take in the full length of Andrássy Avenue passing the Hungarian State Opera House, the House of Terror, and arrive at Heroes' Square. You can be sure your guide will have all the stories along the way. From Heroes' Square, continue into City Park where you’ll be surprised by a fake castle and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest and most popular in the city. The trip continues with highlights like the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and the Jewish Quarter before diving into the downtown area.  See and learn about St. Stephen's Basilica, the largest church in Budapest. In the heart of the financial district lies Liberty Square with a bloody history and a disputed Holocaust memorial. From here it is not far from the Hungarian Parliament Building, a landmark in Budapest. Next, reach the Danube River with a breathtaking view of the Buda side of the city. You will pass the Monument of the Shoes, but please note that direct access cannot always be granted. Cross the newly renovated Chain Bridge now closed for private cars and arrive at Buda, from where you will start to climb Castle Hill. Here the electric support of your bike will show its strength. Admire Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion before returning to the Danube Bank and passing the historical Rudas Bath. At Gellért Hill, see the famous Gellért Thermal Bath cross back to Pest via Liberty Bridge, the most popular bridge in Budapest. Do not miss the Central Market Hall and the Hungarian National Museum before you reach the Dohány Street Synagogue, the final stop on the tour before you return to the starting point of the tour.

Budapest: Festive & Jewish Quarter Self-Guided Walking Tour

8. Budapest: Festive & Jewish Quarter Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover at your own pace the old Jewish quarter of Budapest, known today as the festive but also cultural and artistic district of the city! The only thing you need to explore for 1 hour? Your smartphone! The voice of a local guide will guide you throughout the visit and the stories will be triggered automatically as you go along. Start your tour whenever you want, alone or with friends, far from tourist groups... During this 1h30 audio-guided tour, start your walk on the elegant Andrassy Avenue. Sometimes called the "Champs Élysées" of Budapest, it’s been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2002. Then discover the communist period of Budapest by passing in front of the House of Terror. You will then continue on your way along Andrassy Avenue where many must-see places, stories and anecdotes await you. You will pass the first Budapest Department Store, admire the magnificent City Opera House and walk along the Hollywood Boulevard of Budapest. Continue your journey by entering the Jewish quarter of Budapest to discover the largest Synagogue in Europe! You will understand why this district has nowadays lost part of its identity... You will pass by buildings such as the Monument of the Righteous or the Memorial Park which bear witness to the tragic history of the Jews in Budapest. You will then discover why today this district is especially known as a place for festivities and artistic and cultural events. You will learn for example the history of the famous ruin bars in Budapest! Many anecdotes will enrich your walk in the city. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. It's impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time! customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Castle district, at your own pace. As all good things must come to an end, you will finish your visit with the most famous ruin bar of the city: the Szimpla Kert. A unique place to discover absolutely if you come in the district.

Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

9. Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

The first part of the Grand Tour includes the whole Essential Tour (Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, Jewish Center). After a break, continue your walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former 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. During your journey you will visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, who is also known as "Hungary’s Schindler”, then you pass by the famous Gozsdu Passage. The third station of the Synagogue Triangle is the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you have 2 options: you can accept the invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.

Budapest: Sightseeing Tour by an Electric Tuktuk

10. Budapest: Sightseeing Tour by an Electric Tuktuk

You will participate in an about two hours long tour, and I am going to show you both the main attractions, and the cozy local specific places in the city, that are must see if you would like to get to know the real Budapest. There will be time to take photos during the tour as well. First, we are going to visit the Heroes’ Square, Fine Art Museum, Hall of Art and Vajdahunyad Castle, then we will go along Andrassy Avenue, and see the House of Terror and the Opera House. Then, you will see the St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Parliament. After that, we will take a circle around the Jewish Quarter, where you will feel the vibe of the city in the narrow tiny streets, and we will pass the Great Synagogue too. On the Buda side, I will show you the Gellért Hotel, Rudas Thermal Bath and then go up to the Buda Castle area, to see the Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and the Buda Palace. You will hear about the history, interesing legends and stories of Budapest. Furthermore you will recive recommendations about restaurants, pubs and bars. (The itinerary can be change, up to the traffic and the weather conditions.)

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Very interesting and instructive introduction to the Jewish cultural heritage in Budapest and at the same time also a good perspective on the history of Hungary. Our guide was very passionate, knowledgeable and a lively storyteller who himself has spent his entire 22-year life in the environment. It made the experience personal and a very moving impression.

Daniel was the most tour guide, who went above and beyond to to make our tour around Budapest very informative, and enjoyable. We were able to take regular stops en route to take photos. We were given valuable advice on places to eat/drink, sightseeing, etc. We would highly recommend Daniel to anyone travelling to this wonderful place. Carole & Christine

This was completely worth it! I used public transport the whole 2 days, went to 5 art museums, checked out the bath house included in the Budapest card, and so much more. I will def. be purchasing again next time I'm in Budapest in April. Thanks!

we were fortunate that Andrew looked after us, it was three hours of sheer enjoyment, his knowledge and enthusiasm were brilliant, thank you

Amazing trip and we used our card everywhere. It was great value and I’d recommend. We loved the baths too