- Jewish history tour of Budapest
- Enjoy a casually paced walk around Budapest’s important Jewish sites
- Visit the Jewish Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish quarter and more
- Enter the noteworthy Kazinczy Street Synagogue and enjoy cake from a local kosher bakery (Grand Tour only)
- Learn all about Hungary's Jewish history, heritage and culture from an expert guide
- Choose from several tour durations and itineraries
What You Can Expect
Essential Tour: (approximately 2.5 hours)
This option offers a concise route for travelers on a stricter schedule. The Essential Tour will begin with a step inside the biggest synagogue in Europe, the Dohány Street Synagogue. While inside you’ll explore the Jewish Museum, which hosts an impressive exhibit of pieces from Hungarian and Eastern European artists.
Your guide will then take you to Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, named for the man credited with saving the lives of thousands in the Jewish community. You’ll pass through the old Jewish Quarter, once a ghetto during the Second World War, as well as Heroes’ Temple, which pays homage to lives lost during WWI.
Grand Tour: (approximately 4 hours)
For a more comprehensive option, choose the Grand Tour, which picks up where the Essential Tour leaves off. You’ll make your way to the Jewish Quarter, where kosher bakeries and restaurants are located, along with other synagogues and memorials.
Admire the Gozsdu Courtyard, an old passageway currently converted into bustling bars and restaurants and popular with locals and visitors alike. You’ll also visit Carl Lutz Memorial Park, named after another famous figurehead during WWII, as well as the Rumbach Street Synagogue.
After a stop at the center of the orthodox community, the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, you’ll pause for some sweets at the kosher Frohlich Bakery and Café. You’ll also be given a 10% discount by your guide to the kosher restaurant, Carmel, to be enjoyed later in the evening on your own if you wish.
Petra was our guide. She has invaluable knowledge and is very pleasant.
Very good value worth doing.
Our tour guide was very kmowledgeable. Enjoyed the tour even in the rain.
Excellent. The tour guide was passionate so it made it all the more interesting, even for non-Jewish.
I went on this tour with 6 friends. Our guide, Joel, did an excellent job of making the past and present Jewish life in Budapest come alive. He is very well informed and relates very well to his audience. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Jewish life in Budapest.
Joel was brilliant! Very informative and we went to places that we probably wouldn't have seen if we had not been on this tour. It is nice to see these places but unless you have someone telling you the history it means nothing. I would highly recommend this tour.
Our tour guide Joel was absolutely brilliant. He was informative and compassionate and gave us a geniunely gently insight to the Jewish history of Budapest. He even remembered us the next day and took the time to come over and say hello.
Small 4 people group was great. The guide was very knowlagable and gave us a wonderful tour
Wonderful tour with a very knowledgeable guide, Joel. Small group made for an fast but easy pace. Excellent local guide within museum of Grand Synagogue. Other group tours but able to navigate around them. Recommend this tour highly.
Get ready for a lot of walking and learning. Great guide who managed to get us into a place that was closed though it shouldn't have been and the Jewish Museum tour guide was terrific and knowledgeable. Learned a lot about a community that we only read about but it came to life. we also got a feel for the neighborhood around the Jewish quarter.