Today can explore the beauty of Central Pest with your guide. Prior to visiting the Jewish Quarter,
your guide will take you to the Budapest Market Hall. Built by Eiffel in the 19th century, the covered
market boasts soaring metal columns, high walkways and beautiful produce shops. More than being a
place where one can purchase some handcrafted and typical Hungarian souvenirs, it’s a market where
locals go to purchase their produce and meats – a meeting place for many and a place where you can
enjoy authentic local flavor.
Next, your guide will take you to the Great Budapest Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and the
Holocaust Memorial. Since the 19th century, Budapest’s Jewish community became well integrated into
Hungarian society and three synagogues were built. In 1944, a ghetto was created in Pest, which was
later followed by the deportation of thousands of Jews. You can walk through part of the former
Jewish neighborhood to see an old synagogue on Rumbach Street.
From here, your guide will take you to the Great Synagogue, the largest of the three previously
mentioned and impressive in its Byzantine and Moorish style architecture. You can also visit the Jewish
Museum that is part of the synagogue, and afterwards, walk over to the Holocaust Memorial. The
sculpture of a weeping willow was designed in memory of the 600,000 Hungarian Jews who died under
the Nazis in World War II.
Enjoy this afternoon at your leisure to explore independently.
Exeter International Extraordinary Experience
This evening your driver will meet you for the short journey to the river port. Tonight you will see
Budapest at its most beautiful – from the waters of the Danube with all the monuments lit in thousands of white lights. Enjoy all of this from a luxury private boat with your own skipper.
Exeter Services: Vehicle, Guide & Driver (3 Hours)
Hotel: Aria Hotel