Budapest, Hungary
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Overview

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.
  • 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
Your tour will begin at the Dohány street Synagogue, 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.

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s
, Oct 2018

Visiting the Jewish Museum, Dohany Synagogue and cemetery was a highlight of our Budapest stay. We are Jewish, but learned so much that we didn't know.

J
, Oct 2018

Petra was our guide, and she was outstanding !!! Personalized the tour, with personal stories of her own heritage, which made us feel very special.Enthusiastic and very willing and patient to answer any questions.

S
, Sep 2018

This was a great addition to our full day walking tour of Budapest. Our guide, Patricia, was terrific--very warm, energetic, informative, helpful, and full of information about the district and history of the Jews in Budapest. We originally signed up for the essential tour, but added the extra hour and a half and we are so glad we did because we saw more, had more undivided attention, and learned so much more about the Jewish quarter. Patricia even made sure we got a daytime peek into a Ruin Bar. She was terrific!

J
, Jul 2018

Part of my family was from Budapest, and i wanted to see where i came from. It was well worth the time and the money.

A
, Jul 2018

The tour was full of information and the guide was very interesting. It was a small group of 5 which make it easy to see and hear everything. The gentlemen that tour us on the second floor with all the different items that were given, was extra special because he lived through this time in 1945. Even through he was only 4 he remembers what happened to his Father and family.

v
, Apr 2018

Knowledgeable guide and a very informative tour

L
, Jan 2018

The best tour ever. The tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the history of the Jewish people in Hungary. At the end of the tour we enjoyed hot chocolate and dessert. Would definitely recommend.

m
, Nov 2017

Excellent tour - the guide was very informative and helpful.

d
, Nov 2017

Knowledgeable guide, tour was a good length and learned a lot

D
, Nov 2017

Another must do in Budapest. We initially had doubts about this one, but it turned out to be fantastic. Don’t cut yourself short and schedule the extended tour. It was well worth it.


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