Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk
Budapest has one of central Europe’s largest Jewish communities and this 4-hour walking tour spotlights its rich Jewish cultural and culinary heritage. With a food-loving guide, explore the old Jewish quarter, once World War II’s Jewish Ghetto and now a hip neighborhood. Admire the neoclassical streets, see Dohány Street Synagogue and WWII memorials, and taste Hungarian-Jewish staples such as ‘flodni’ (apple, walnut and poppy seed pastry). Enjoy a Jewish lunch and finish with a kosher ‘pálinka’ (fruit brandy) at a trendy ruin pub. This walking tour is limited to eight people for a small-group experience.
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What's included :
- Expert guide
- Food tastings
- Drinks tastings including pálinka
- Lunch with wine
- Entrance fee to a Synagogue
What's excluded :
- Entrance fees to Dohány Grand Synagogue
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Budapest, Budapest, Central Hungary
Meet your guide in Budapest’s Seventh District, a center of Jewish life that is currently undergoing a renaissance as one of its city’s hippest neighborhoods. Delve into this historical district as your guide explains its medieval roots and how it was home to a thriving Jewish community until WWII. Hear how, during the war, the area formed the Jewish ghetto, and how those who survived served as the foundations for the city’s present-day community and vibrant Jewish culture. Stroll the leafy streets past neoclassical houses and synagogues as your guide explains their role in today’s community. Make several different stops at eateries to savor some traditional Jewish specialities. Samples vary on each tour according to availability, but dishes you may try include turos taska, flodni and savory staples such as sausage and goose crackling.
Duration: 4 hours
Pass By: Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga), Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074 Hungary
Stop to view some of the Jewish WWII memorials and admire the Moorish-style exterior of the Dohány Street Synagogue, Europe’s largest synagogue. Additionally, check out some of the area’s street art and designer shops that attest to its hip-and-happening credentials.
Stop At: Tasting Table Budapest, Brody Sandor utca 9 Corner of Brody Sandor and Szentkiralyi Streets, Budapest 1088 Hungary
We’ll visit a restaurant and enjoying a traditional Jewish lunch of specialities such as goose soup and solet (bean stew), accompanied by wine. Chat to your guide and companions as you eat, and round off your meal at this wine cellar with a taste of kosher pálinka!
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary
Departure Time :11:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.