Budapest, Hungary

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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Jewish Budapest and Hungarian history
  • Entry ticket to the Great Synagogue
  • Entry ticket to the Jewish Museum
  • Holocaust Cemetery and Tree of Life
  • Jewish District Walk Through
  • Shoes on the Danube bank Memorial
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.

Reviews

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E
, Jul 2018

The tour was everything we expected from Viator and more. The guide spoke excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable. A great choice!

P
, Feb 2018

This was the highlight of our tour...got to see the Jewish side of a former communist country. Great guide with knowledge of the area.

J
, Jun 2017

Tour guide was very good and gave us insight into the past and present Jewish communities.

P
, Oct 2016

Our guide Tomas was informative, pleasant and led us on a nice walk through Jewish Budapest and the garden of the Synagogue. Inadvertently, we visited on 9 / 11. We were inside the synagogue and the designated guide in English had barely started to brief us when there was a security alert an unclaimed bag and we were obliged to vacate though allowed in the garden, where incidentally, a modern memorial sculpture stands, the work of Tomas's Grandfather !

h
, Oct 2016

Thomas was a very excellent guide, with knowledge of the area, and the history of all that we saw.

l
, Aug 2016

This tour is a must do if you want to learn about the Jewish part of Budapest.
The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke English well.

A
, Jul 2016

Our Tour Guide Viki was the best. Truly knowledgable and worked to make sure the tour was made to fit our needs.

G
, Jun 2016

Our tour guide was so knowledge. He was young
, Enthusiastic and was willing to show us all the sights. This was such an important part of Hungry history and I would recommend it to all that come to Budapest not only Jews.

K
, Oct 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.

J
, Oct 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.


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