• Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Experience the rich heritage and traditional cuisine of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter on this 4-hour walking tour. Your local guide will take you to see the World War II memorials, the Dohány Street Synagogue and the shops and restaurants of the Jewish Quarter, an area that has become a popular hotspot. You’ll sit in one of the hip ruin pubs and sample authentic local dishes over lunch, getting a flavor for flodni, an apple, walnut and poppy seed pastry, as well as palinka, a fruit brandy made famous by Hungarians.

Highlights

  • 4-hour culinary and cultural walking tour of Budapest’s old Jewish quarter with an expert guide
  • Explore Budapest’s former WWII Jewish Ghetto, now an arty and food hotspot
  • See the Dohány Street Synagogue and other Jewish sites as you walk
  • Visit memorials to WWII’s Jewish victims and learn about the area’s sad history
  • Stop to sample Jewish treats such as flodni and turos taska (curd-cheese pastries)
  • Enjoy a typically Jewish lunch at a restaurant and down a kosher pálinka in a ruin pub
  • Benefit from a personalized experience on a small-group tour limited to six people

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Budapest Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walking Tour

Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk

Join your guide in central Budapest and head toward the Seventh District, the epicenter of the Jewish community and a hotspot with locals and visitors alike. Your guide will discuss the history of the area as you go, from its medieval roots to its transformation into a ghetto during World War II. Hear how the remaining community set the foundations for the popular scene it is today, with lively bars, restaurants and myriad tributes to its previous generations.

Continue on to see Europe’s largest synagogue, the Moorish-style Dohány Street Synagogue. You’ll pause to view important Jewish monuments from the WWII that pay homage to the millions of lives lost.

Then discover the local cuisine, stopping at eateries for savory tastes of sausage and goose crackling or sweet treats like turos taska and flodni. The exact tasting menu for your tour will vary depending on the day. After satiating your palette, you’ll explore the street art of the neighborhood and chic shops that give the area its trendy reputation.

Then it’s time for a traditional Jewish lunch. Your guide will take you to a restaurant for a hot helping of solet, a Hungarian take on bean stew, and goose soup. Your meal will also be complemented with a smooth glass of wine. After a delicious meal and good conversation, you’ll head to a coffee bar to rejuvenate, followed by some kosher pálinka at one of the city’s hip ruin pubs or a local wine bar.

After this stop your tour will conclude, and your guide will provide additional recommendations for exploring on your own.

Customer Reviews

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was excellent. Our guide was on time and very informative. We were shown many of the sites in the Jewish area. The food tastings were varied and very good food. It was the highlight of our stay in Budapest. We learned about the entire city not just the Jewish neighborhood. Our guide gave us feel for the people of Budapest.

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour was excellent. Our guide was on time and very informative. We were shown many of the sites in the Jewish area. The food tastings were varied and very good food. It was the highlight of our stay in Budapest. We learned about the entire city not just the Jewish neighborhood. Our guide gave us feel for the people of Budapest.

Donald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This Walking Tour, with our guide Daniel, was a highlight of our 2 week holiday. He took us to some amazing spots and to one of our favorite restaurants, Fulemule Etterem. The food was very comforting and the history humbling. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Budapest's Best!

rz1969

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Great tour, great food. Ester was an excellent tour guide.

heidiaronson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The tour was excellent. Dora had an enormous amount of information to share with us and the food tastings were great. Definitely recommend as a way to see the Jewish Quarter with an added touch the food. We were a party of 3 and there was another person that was part of our tour as well. Definitely recommend.

Herbert D R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Tour and tour guide were both outstanding.

Charlotte R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Anna was an outstanding guide. The tour lasted about 6 hours and included stops at different synagogues, historical sites and several charning authentic Hungarian restaurants, cafes and wine bar. Eat a light breakfast because you want to be able to enjoy all of the delicious food on the tour. Note that this tour does not include a tour of the largest/oldest synagogue in Budapest with the organ so plan that separately reviewed separately by me in Tripadvisor. Enjoy!

Moira M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. It is expensive, but you get great value from an experienced and knowledgable local guide and lots of good food thrown in. We were the only two booked on the day we went, so it was in effect personalised and tailored to our interests. The history and the cultural narrative is fascinating and it was a treat to see the Orthodox synagogue complex. The entrance fee for the Great Synagogue is not included in the price, but we were so inspired by the tour that we went back to visit it on another day. And the tips about other places to visit, things to eat and books to read were much appreciated. Thank you.

Adam G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was amazing! Elza was an amazing, warm, and friendly guide who'd I recommend to anyone. She went above and beyond to show us a side of Budapest we would have missed if we hadn't gone

tim b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide Anna was terrific. Easygoing, informed and informative, fun. Learned a lot about Jewish food and culture. Food wa terrific too

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