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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.


  • 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

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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

My focus for this vacation was to visit and learn about the Jewish culture in central Europe. I was not disappointed. The tour guide was helpful and knowledgeable. I appreciated the care taken to respect the Jewish history and culture. I took the grand tour because I wanted to learn about and experience the culture of the area.

Ann L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The guide was very knowledgeable about this area of Budapest and the experiences and history of the Jewish people. I am not Jewish but found the whole tour very interesting. Visiting the synagogue and seeing all of the different parts of the Jewish quarter was fascinating.

Barbara A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable and interesting. The only dull part of the tour was inside an ancient Jewish temple that was being restored. It was warm in there and the talk was long - heads were bobbing. The rest of it was amazing, and of course emotional.

Gary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable guide, express entry to the synagogue with our group and pre paid tickets

Scott K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The walking tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging and made the experience very enjoyable. We opted for the extended tour and visited an orthodox synagogue followed by dessert and coffee at a local kosher bakery. Would highly recommend this walking tour!

Donna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable!

Roshni V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is a must and our guide Fatima for so good and knowledgeable we loved her:

Kathryn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour. Guide had impressive knowledge of the history right up to the present of the Jewish community in Hungary. Rombach Street Synagogue was amazing and so sad that it is still in such disrepair.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was terrific made even better by our guide Orsolya Ursula. It worked out that the tour only had 4 guests. I am not sure if the rain and cold had caused the group to become smaller. We saw many sights in the Jewish Quarter and had a special docent guide us in The Jewish Museum. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. Try to get Orsolya!!

Elizabeth y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Petra was a wonderful guide, My husband and I took the extended tour and it covered everything. We really enjoyed this tour and she made sure not to loose anyone. The next day I took a tour with a different company and the guide was so bad, He lost us and the group left without us! Viator is a good company, They use young and enthusiastic tour guides. Take this tour you will not regret it.

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