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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

Take a 2- to 3-hour walking tour of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter and absorb the rich history of the area. Visit the Holocaust Cemetery, the Jewish Museum and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the third-largest synagogue in the world, among others. Your guide will discuss the important role that the Jewish community has played in the country’s economic, cultural and political life and why their history has been so entwined with the history of Budapest and Hungary as a whole.


  • 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

Budapest’s Jewish Quarter flourishes with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Your walking tour will begin at your hotel, where your guide will come to meet you.

Travel first to the Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe and the third-largest in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to peruse Hungarian and Eastern European works of art at the Jewish Museum (admission included) at your own pace. Then your guide will take you to the Holocaust Cemetery, where many were buried during the Second World War.

The next stop on your walking tour will be Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, which honors Wallenberg and others who protected many of Budapest's Jewish community from deportation during WWII. Here you will find the Tree of Life, a sculpture commemorating the 5,000 victims of the Holocaust buried nearby. Afterward you’ll make your way to Heroes’ Temple, memorializing those who gave their lives during the First World War.

You’ll then walk to the Jewish Quarter to visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, a tribute to the man credited with saving thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. You’ll also explore the interior of the orthodox Kazinczy Street Synagogue and walk through the beautifully restored Gozsdu Courtyard, now filled with shops and restaurants that are popular with locals and visitors alike.

Your tour will end here, and recommendations will be provided by your guide so that you can keep exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Informative and moving. The synagogue was interesting and the museum was well done. Our guide, Lazlo, was knowledgable and entertaining, and we learned a lot about the area. Glad we did it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was wonderful. He showed us the highlights of the Jewish area, but also some other interesting places to see in Budapest. He was knowledgeable and informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Budapest.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tamas was a superb guide-- enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. He provided us with an excellent overview of the city as well as the Jewish quarter. He helped us find a great restaurant for lunch and his love for his city and his ability to convey it were so admirable.

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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