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Bucharest Jewish Heritage Private Tour (3 hrs)

Tour the major Jewish landmarks in Bucharest and learn the story of the Jewish habitation in Bucharest and Romania with a personal guide.

Tour type: historical, museums/culture, city tour
The Choral Temple, Bucharest


The Jewish history in Bucharest is as old as the city itself. Toward the turn of the 20th century Jews formed an important part of the city’s population, reaching as much as 11 percent in 1930. The once large Jewish community was scattered following the tragedies of the WWII, the hardness of the communist regime and the emigration to Israel.

Jews were never imposed restrictions of residence in Bucharest, and inhabited all areas of the city, living together with other ethnic groups and the local Romanian population. However, they naturally concentrated in the vicinity of the commercial heart of the city. This Jewish Quarter was heavily affected during the massive 1980s demolitions, when it was literally wiped out to make way for the new Communist Civic Center.


  • • The Great Polish Synagogue, major landmark of Bucharest’s Jewish Quarter and exquisite historical and architectural monument (visit)
  • • The Holocaust Museum (set up inside the Great Synagogue)
  • • The Choral Temple (visit; one of the most beautiful synagogues in Romania, recently reopened following thorough restoration works)
  • • The Holy Union Temple (“Ahdut Kodesh”), today The History Museum of the Romanian Jews (exterior look only, as it currently undergoes restoration works)


Tour Information

Duration 3 hours

Price 90 EUR/tour/1-4 people, provided on request for larger groups

What is included
– guide service
– hotel pick-up and drop-off, transportation by 2017 Volkswagen Golf, air-conditioned

Not included 10 Lei/person the admission fee at the Choral Temple, a small donation is expected at the Great Synagogue

Meeting location Your hotel/location in Bucharest 

Drop-off At your hotel/desired location

The Jewish Bucharest Tour is totally flexible and in addition to the above program it could be geared toward your specific interest.

If you have a more personal interest in visiting Bucharest, please let me know. I can try to help you in identifying specific sites, prior to your arrival.



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First stop at the History Museum of the Romanian Jews housed in the old Tailor’s synagogue. The museum various artifacts, documents, old photos and other exhibits on display explain about the life and history of the Jews not only in Bucharest, but on the whole territory of present-day Romania. [The synagogue housing the History Museum of the Romanian Jews currently undergoes renovation works, so we will only see it from exterior]

We continue the tour with the Great Polish Synagogue, once the center of the local Jewish community’s religious and social life. The Great Synagogue shelters the Holocaust Museum, documenting about pogroms, deportations and sufferings inflicted on the Jews in Romania during wartime.

Next, short walk to the iconic Jewish State Theater, known as Baraseum Theater. I will explain about the history and importance of Baraseum Theater, inheritor of a long and proud tradition of the Yiddish-language theater in Romania.

Your Bucharest Jewish Tour continues with a visit of the Choral Temple, recently reopened to the public after years of careful restoration. The Choral Temple, now an active synagogue again, is considered one of the most beautiful synagogues in Eastern Europe.


To request a guided tour or get more information, please use the form below. I will answer every message personally within the next 24 hours, providing details of availability, booking and payment. 

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