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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

Avi A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour. Our guide Fatima, was very knowledgable and delivered the tour in an extremely interesting way. We learned a lot and didn't feel how the time passed.

Sandra K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

our tour was in the rain - our guide was friendly, nice and easy to understand. She took care of all our group with professionalism!

Jeremy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

informative and interesting. I highly reccomend!

Mark T A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent tour, guided by the very knowledgeable and personable Petra. The itinerary was well organised and nicely paced - not too fast and not too slow. We selected the extended grand tour, which proved very worthwhile giving a great overview of the story of Jewish Budapest. It was also very useful to have included a guided tour of the Jewish Museum, in which the museum guide explained the stories behind a selection of the museum's objects. The grand tour lasted four hours 10am-2pm, with still plenty of time to explore other great features of this lovely city.

Jerrold L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Petra was very knowledgeable about all sites on this tour. Very well done.

Ellen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fatima was an excellent guide for the Grand Tour. She had a vast amount of information to give us, well organized and could answer any question that we had. She was also extremely personable. There were only 7 of us on the tour so we each had a chance to talk to her during our walk. Each synagogue was amazingly beautiful. We were very glad we took the tour rather than seeing it all on our own. We could get a better understanding of what we were seeing.
Our mini tour within the Jewish Museum was not quite as good. It was very difficult to hear the soft spoken museum guide. It might have been more worthwhile to walk through it on our own.

Ronni R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was great. Lots of interesting things to learn about. Terrific guide. The synagogue was amazing!

Anita B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Really enjoyed our Jewish cultural walking tour on Sunday July 3. We did the extended tour. It was interesting, lots of information about the area, synagogues, architecture.

Agnes J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great guide, very interesting!

Howard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent informative tour

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