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Budapest: Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk

1. Budapest: Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk

These days the seventh district is one of Budapest’s hippest neighborhoods, known for its quirky bars, cool cafés, hidden art galleries, and cutting-edge design shops. Before World War Two it was one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities, and it remains the center of Jewish life in Hungary today. By the early 18th century the neighborhood had become a melting pot of religions and ethnicities. During the war Jews were herded into these streets, walls were put up, and a ghetto was created where the majority of Jews survived the war. This walking tour focuses on the area’s history and culture, with a special emphasis on exploring and tasting Jewish-Hungarian cuisine in several styles. We will discuss the neighborhood’s past, including its more recent past during which many historic buildings were demolished, altering the fabric of the neighborhood. You will see the neighborhood’s four synagogues, which have long been focal points of Budapest’s Jewish society. You will also see the modern face of the district, including fabulous murals and street art, fun design shops, and great cafés. Though the neighborhood today can claim to have some of the most diverse culinary offerings in Budapest, the tour will focus on the dynamic Jewish cuisine found here. Do come hungry, as the tour will include tastings of several Hungarian-Jewish specialties which could be (depending on the day): sausages, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, Jewish eggs, cholent, roasted goose, and flódni. You’ll leave the tour with a full belly, as well as a deeper understanding of Hungary’s Jewish history, culture, and cuisine.  

Budapest Private 4-Hour Photography Tour

2. Budapest Private 4-Hour Photography Tour

See Budapest in a different light on a 4-hour private photography tour and start your journey to master photography to rival famous Hungarian photographers, such as Robert Capa, Martin Munkácsy, Andre Kertész, and more. Your guide will teach you new tricks as you discover architectural gems, secret city scapes and portraits of Budapest characters. Explore the functions of your camera before putting things into practice. Start with a drink in one of the city’s legendary ruin bars in the Jewish District. Then, stroll the Budapest streets to learn how to capture Danube panoramas, street art, majestic Andrássy Avenue, and medieval Pest. If you are a complete beginner, your guide will focus on the most important settings of your camera. The more advanced can choose to focus on a specific field. Learn how to use shutter speeds, ISO settings, flash, and white balance in manual mode. Get tips on composition and framing, and learn when to utilize equipment such as tripods, external flash, lenses, and filters. You can also look into editing functions, such as raw or jpeg formats, pixel size, and even how to develop and exhibit your photos if you want to take things further.


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What people are saying about Jewish Quarter, Budapest

5 star tour by a 5 star guide

We met our guide, Zsuzsa, as arranged and after a brief chat about what we wanted from the day we set off. She brought us on a walking tour of Budapest all the while pointing out subjects to photograph. She quickly came to terms with our standard and pitched the photography at our level. She also kept the "techie" stuff to a minimum, while showing us what we need to check before taking a photo. She was very knowledgable on the history of Budapest and Hungary but didn't overwhelm us with facts. We covered all the main sights of Pest and across the river towards Buda. After every photo stop Zsuzsa would advise us on how we could improve the shot and we had a chance to correct mistakes. We finished by having a drink (included in the price) in one of Budapest's "Ruin" Bars, where Zsuzsa went back over what she had shown us. If you are interested in a tour of Budapest while at the same time learning what all those settings on your camera are for book this tour. Great tour - great guide.

Zsuzsa was very knowledgeable, passionate and fun!

Zsuzsa contacted us before our tour to determine our interests, expectations and levels of camera proficiency. When we met, she sat down with us to review camera skills and plan our route. Zsuzsa's knowledge of the history and architecture of Hungary and Budapest added a great deal to our tour, and she suggested interesting interesting site lines while helping with camera settings. She showed patience and a good sense of humor. We would highly recommend her as a photo/tour guide.

Excellent, friendly and professional

My partner and I were very impressed with our guide. She was friendly, approachable and patient. Both of us are beginner photographers and wanted to explore the city at the same time so the tour was perfect for what we wanted. We were very comfortable with our guide who understood our needs and also spoke good English so communication was easy.

Night photography

Absolutely perfect. Everything I wanted and great company.