Hungarian-Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk in Budapest

Hungarian-Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk in Budapest

Discover traditional (and modern) Jewish-Hungarian cuisine in Budapest's Old Jewish Quarter

Tour type: Group , Duration: 4 Hours

Product ID: 24673
Description

Discover the fascinating neighbourhood of Budapest’s seventh district with this walking tour. You'll discover the area’s history and culture with a special emphasis on exploring and tasting Jewish-Hungarian cuisine.
 
Formerly a Jewish ghetto, today it is one of Budapest’s hippest neighbourhoods, known for its quirky bars, cool cafés, hidden art galleries, and cutting-edge design shops. Before World War II it was one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities, and it remains the centre of Jewish life in Hungary today.
 
The seventh district's winding back streets are not only filled with fine neoclassical buildings and old-fashioned artisan workshops, but with deep history, delicious food, and a contemporary buzz blended with the aura of the past. 
 
You will learn about the neighbourhood’s past, including its troubled more recent past. You will also walk past the neighbourhood’s four synagogues which have long been focal points of Budapest’s Jewish society. You will see the modern face of the district, including fabulous murals and street art, fun design shops, and great cafés.
 
Though the neighbourhood today can claim to...

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Discover the fascinating neighbourhood of Budapest’s seventh district with this walking tour. You'll discover the area’s history and culture with a special emphasis on exploring and tasting Jewish-Hungarian cuisine.
 
Formerly a Jewish ghetto, today it is one of Budapest’s hippest neighbourhoods, known for its quirky bars, cool cafés, hidden art galleries, and cutting-edge design shops. Before World War II it was one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities, and it remains the centre of Jewish life in Hungary today.
 
The seventh district's winding back streets are not only filled with fine neoclassical buildings and old-fashioned artisan workshops, but with deep history, delicious food, and a contemporary buzz blended with the aura of the past. 
 
You will learn about the neighbourhood’s past, including its troubled more recent past. You will also walk past the neighbourhood’s four synagogues which have long been focal points of Budapest’s Jewish society. You will see the modern face of the district, including fabulous murals and street art, fun design shops, and great cafés.
 
Though the neighbourhood today can claim to have some of the most diverse culinary offerings in Budapest, the focus of the tour will be on the dynamic Jewish cuisine found here. 
 
Do come hungry, as the tour will include several tastings of Hungarian-Jewish specialties. You’ll leave the tour with a full belly, as well as a deeper understanding of Hungary’s Jewish history, culture, and cuisine.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English
The meeting point
In front of the Dohány utca Synagogue (Dohány utca 2, 1074 Budapest)

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Includes
  • Food and drink tastings at 4-6 venues
  • Expert local guide
  • Admission and tour of the Great Synagogue

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Cancellation Policy

100% payment in advance is required to secure your booking.

In the event of cancellation, the fee is 75% refundable if cancelled within 14 days of the tour.

A credit for a future tour may be offered.  

Organized by

Carolyn

A boutique Budapest-based tour operator specialising in food and wine experiences for people who travel to eat and drink, and also want to learn about those foods and drinks. The tours are food and wine-centred, and are focused on top quality local products, education, people, and memorable experiences. Tours are offered in Hungary and Austria, with a passion for introducing the region to travelers (and helping them put it into context) via its cuisine and emerging wine regions.


Product ID: 24673

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