Meet your guide at Dohány Street Synagogue in central Budapest at your chosen start time. On your walking tour, listen to your expert local guide and hear about Hungary's immense and complicated Jewish history, from the tragic events of World War I and World War II to the important role that Jewish religion and culture play in today's society.
Essential Tour: (between 1.5 and 2 hours)
Ideal for those with a shorter amount of time, the Essential Tour hits all the must-see sites. Be wowed as you enter Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest in Europe, and then take a tour of the Jewish Museum to see an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe.
Spend time in Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, seeing the graves of thousands of Hungarian Jews killed in WWII. Pass by the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of those who gave their lives during WWI, and wander through the eye-opening Jewish quarter, which served as a ghetto in WWII.
Grand Tour: (between 2.5 and 3 hours)
Get a full overview of Hungary’s Jewish past and present on the Grand Tour. Start with the above Essential Tour itinerary and then continue to the Jewish quarter, home to many synagogues, monuments, and kosher restaurants and shops.
View the exterior of Rumbach Street Synagogue, see Carl Lutz Memorial Park and view the famous Gozsdu Courtyard. A highlight of this tour is Kazinczy Street Synagogue, the center of the orthodox Jewish community in Budapest.
At the end of your tour, enjoy some cake and a drink at Frohlich Bakery and Cafe, a local kosher bakery. Or, simply say your goodbyes to your guide and group and receive a 10% discount card to be used later at Carmel, a local kosher restaurant.