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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:Varies

Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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.


  • 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 Deák Ferenc square, at the Sztehlo Gábor Monument 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 2 and 2.5 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 3.5 and 4 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 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 October 2015

Excellent tour. Our guide Petra was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We really enjoyed this walking tour which included both a short tour of the Jewish quarter and the Dohany Synagogue with all the history of the once large Jewish community in Budapest. Our guide Petra was excellent. The courtyard cemetery and Holocaust memorial including the beautiful weeping willow memorial were very moving. The only glitch was our fault. We assumed the tour met at the Synagogue and it actually started at a memorial statue in a square a few blocks away. We dashed around trying to find it as it's not well marked and just made it in time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was an outstanding value.....the young guide was exceptional easy to understand as she shared an abundance of information and history. Access to the synagogue and museums made this a most complete tour. Highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I had been on this tour 6 years ago with another provider. This was much better, a better informed guide and a better walking tour with loads of explanations of where we were along the way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic. Petra was amazing in her knowledge. She is vibrant, helpful, interested in being the best guide.
Great tour, very interesting, sad but compelling.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our Jewish Hwritage Tour was fabulous. Fatima was our young and very pretty guide , who had an unbelievable wealth of knowledge about Budapest's history, and Jewish history. She made our morning's tour into a history lesson, and an experience to remember. I highly recommend booking tours with Viator, and particularly requesting Fatima. My husband and I loved every minute of our time with her.

Joanne and Bruce
Hillsdale, NJ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Petrta was very knowlegeable and tour was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Guide was excellent, knowledgeable, and interesting!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fatima did an excellent job and she was partcularly helpful with special need we had my wife is blind and travels with a guide dog which could have posed access problems

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour. I was hoping for a more linear historical narrative of the Jews in central Europe but the sites are worth seeing and the guide was knowledgeable.

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