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Budapest: Festive & Jewish Quarter Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. 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: Jewish District Walking Tour

2. Budapest: Jewish District Walking Tour

After being picked up by your guide, you will visit Rumbach Street’s synagogue. The building has been recently restored to breathtaking beauty and maintains a detailed history. Next, you will continue on to the second synagogue visit on Dohány Street – the biggest synagogue in all of Europe. Continue to the Hungarian Jewish Museum with your guide. You will also see the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden and the garden’s famous Tree of Life monument.  Next, your guide will take you to Gozsdu Court, the food and beverage district. Afterward, you will visit the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue. This final synagogue visit shows off its Art Nouveau architecture, which you can also explore through the inside of the building as well.  Your guide will take you next to the bohemian side of the Jewish Quarter, where you will be able to try some of the drinks at the famous, so-called ruin bar, Szimpla Garden. Along the whole tour, you can take in the famous murals and street art of Budapest.

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