5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  Varies
Dive into Budapest’s fascinating Jewish history, culture and heritage on a walking tour led by a local guide. With one of the largest Jewish communities in Middle and Eastern Europe, Budapest is full of historic Jewish quarters, memorials and synagogues, each with their own unique story and significance. Visit the Jewish Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, the old Jewish quarter, Kazinczy Street Synagogue and more while learning about Hungary's complicated Jewish history over the centuries. A choice of times and durations are available when booking.

Highlights

  • 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

Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

Visit beautiful Jewish synagogues on your Budapest walking tour

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The bus tour gives a brief, informative overview of the city's major sites. The best part is in the middle with the tour of Prague Castle.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The guide was great. He was informative and flexible. His knowledge of the area was amazing. Would definite recommend the tour. The only suggestion I would make is that he should of had a sign informing us he was there for our tour.

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