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Tour code: 5808JEWISH
Travel through Budapest’s historic Jewish Quarter on a walking tour and learn about the community that remains active there today. See the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, the Jewish Museum and more, as your guide discusses in-depth the Jewish heritage behind the streets that you pass. With a 2-hour and 4-hour route to choose from, you’ll hear about the community’s past and the important role that the Jewish culture plays in contemporary Hungarian society.

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

Your tour will begin at the Sztehlo Gábor Monument, where your local guide will meet you. As you walk through the city streets, you’ll hear about the Jewish community in Budapest, both past and present.

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. 

Customer Reviews

OkinawaTexan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was very informative and interesting. Fatima is a young, personable guide with a great passion and knowledge base regarding the subject matter. The tour was well paced and Fatima answered all questions our small group presented to her. Compared to the cost of the same tour offered through Viking River Cruises, we paid only 1/2 price per each of us. I would highly recommend this tour to my friends.

Bonnie J K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was excellent! Fatima was knowledgeable, friendly and just a pleasure to spend a few hours with. The group was small, 8-10 people, so it was easy to have conversations with the other members of the group as well as Fatima. I would highly recommend this tour!

Sherry V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

excellent. lots of interesting information
well informed guide

Joanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an excellent tour. I highly recommend it. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Budapest, the Jewish history, and the holocaust as it effected Hungarians. The 2 synagogues we visited were well worth visiting. And the tour through the streets very interesting. I wish I had done this tour on my first day and not my last day in the city.

rosalyn l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour was wonderful. We never would have learned and experienced as much as we did on our own.
I would recommend the tour to all.

Arlene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Petra was our guide. She has invaluable knowledge and is very pleasant.

Philippa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good value worth doing.

Cheryl F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was very kmowledgeable. Enjoyed the tour even in the rain.

PENNY H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent. The tour guide was passionate so it made it all the more interesting, even for non-Jewish.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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.

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