Budapest’s Jewish heritage is an expression of one of the largest Jewish populations in Europe. On this tour, you will visit the Great Synagogue of Dohány Street, the second-largest synagogue in the world. Constructed between 1854 and 1859, the Great Synagogue is a fine example of Moorish Revival style, with twin onion-domed towers. Dohány Synagogue has a rich but tragic history. Up to 20,000 Jews took refuge inside the synagogue complex during the Nazi occupation and establishment of the Jewish Ghetto, but 7,000 did not survive the bleak winter of 1944-45. These victims are buried in the courtyard, where you can also see a piece of the original brick ghetto wall. The complex also houses the Jewish Museum and Holocaust Memorial.
Please note: This tour may not operate on certain departure dates due to Jewish holidays. This tour is not available on Fridays or Saturdays. This tour only operates on the Amsterdam to Budapest direction of Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales for all 2017 departure dates.