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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

Aberman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Brilliant mornings touring with Fatima

HOWARD S E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely outstanding tour!! The best part of the tour was the enthusiasm and knowledge of our tour guide. She made the tour memorable beyond the obvious sites.

Robin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our August 16 Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour. Our guide, Petra, was outstanding. Her obvious passion and compassion for, and knowledge of the subject matter made the tour very enjoyable, and we learned a lot. We visited the Dohány Street Synagogue also known as the Grand Synagogue, the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue, and the Rumbach Street Synagogue.

A shout out too, to our docent at the Jewish Museum at the Dohány Street Synagogue.

jody g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour guide. Very clear and informative. Excellent tour.

sarahjvoros

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was a very informative tour. There were only 10 people in our group which made it very easy to hear our tour guide and ask questions.

Cindy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Petra was very informative and gave a fantastic tour.

dleff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Joel was vey knowledgeable and personable! We learned history and saw beautiful sites! A perfect tour!

Rona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We found the tour to be very interesting and worthwhile. Petra was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about Jewish life in Budapest. Although she was young she clearly had studied the history of Jewish Budapest.

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous tour of the Jewish Quarter of Budapest. Wonderful tour guide. Met all our expectations and even more.

barbaran53217

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our primary guide, Petra, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We walked in pouring rain but it did not detract from the experience. The guide within the Jewish Museum added significantly to our understanding of Hungarian Jewish history as he explained the artifacts on display.

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