During the tour you will not only see the most important and some hidden Jewish heritage sights in the Jewish Quarter but you will also learn the history of Hanukkah, traditions, rules of dreidel game and you can taste traditional Jewish cake. Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most beautiful and popular Jewish festivals around the world. This year begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 22 and lasts until sundown on Monday, Dec. 30.
Jews light 8 candles on their Hanukkah Menorah, do you know why? Would you like to know why Jews eat fatty food and a lot of cheese during Hanukkah? You can get the answers for these questions too, if you join my Hanukkah Walking Tour.
At the end of the tour we join one of the candle lighting ceremonies in Budapest. Let's celebrate together the Festival of Lights!
Main highlights: Synagogue triangle (Dohány, Rumbach and Kazinczy Synagogue, the Mikvah, Carl Lutz Memorial, tasting of a traditional Jewish cake, joining the candle lightening ceremony)
Important information: Tours are available every day at 15 pm from 22th until 30th December, except for the 24th and 25th December. During the program we will walk outside, please wear warm clothes, hat, gloves and boots, this time of the year can be very chilly!
EUR 130 / one person
EUR 20 /for every additional person
Please contact me for an offer for more than 6 people.
Duration: ca. 4 hours
The price includes:
Two public transport tickets for each person
Guiding in Jewish Quarter
Tasting of traditional Jewish Cake
Joining the Ceremony of Hanukkah Candles Lightening
Available tour dates: 22th-23th and from 26th until 30th December. Starting time: 15 pm
Discover Budapest with me, a certified personal guide.
We can start at any time convenient for you.
I can pick you up at your hotel if it is located in the city centre.
Important to know before you go:
The Hanukkah Tour will be light continuous walking for up to 4 hours.
Tours will go under all weather conditions, it can be chilly in December, please dress up warmly!