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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Dive into Budapest’s Jewish history and heritage on this private walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. Learn about Hungary’s Jewish history as you visit important Jewish monuments, museums and synagogues including the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue, the Holocaust Cemetery and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the third-largest synagogue in the world. You’ll get a fascinating look at the plight of Jews throughout history while enjoying personalized attention from your private guide.


  • Private walking tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter
  • Explore one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe
  • Get an in-depth overview of Jewish history in Budapest and throughout Hungary
  • Enter important Jewish sites including the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum
  • Visit the Holocaust Cemetery and Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, commemorating the tragedies and heroes during WWII

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What You Can Expect

Private Walking Tour: Jewish Budapest Including Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Enter important Jewish sites including the Great Synagogue

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel and lead you to the Jewish Quarter to begin your walking tour. As you’ll learn, the Budapest Jewish Quarter is home to the largest Jewish community in Central-East Europe and thrives with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage, which you’ll get to experience on your private tour.

Your guide will explain why Jewish history has been so entwined with the history of Budapest and Hungary as a whole, explaining how Jews have played an important role in the country’s economic, cultural and political life for centuries.

Enter the Dohány Street Synagogue -- the largest synagogue in Europe and the third-largest in the world -- and gain entrance to the Jewish Museum (ticket included) to browse an important and unique collection of art from Hungary and Eastern Europe. After your self-guided exploration of these attractions, your guide will lead you through the Holocaust Cemetery, where thousands were buried during the Jewish ghetto times of WWII.

Visit Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, which commemorates Wallenberg and others who protected many of Budapest's Jews from deportation to extermination camps during WWII. Here, see Tree of Life, a sculpture commemorating the 5,000 victims of the Holocaust buried nearby, and then continue to the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of those who gave their lives during WWI.

You’ll then switch gears to present-day Jewish history with a walk to the newly rejuvenated Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during WWII. Now home to a host of synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants and shops, the Jewish district preserves much of its Jewish history and heritage with important memorials and synagogues. Visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, explore the interior of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue -- the center of Budapest's orthodox Jewish community -- and walk through the unique Gozsdu Courtyard.

Your tour ends here, leaving you to continue exploring the Jewish Quarter on your own with recommendations and directions from your guide.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Thomas was fantastic and my 16 year old son really connected with him. Very helpful with other information as well. Would totally do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Wonderful private tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and it was a delight to have her total attention since we had such a small group on this tour. We learned so much about the synagogues and the history of the Jewish people in Budapest.

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