Dive into Budapest’s fascinating Jewish history, culture and heritage on a walking tour led by a local guide. With one of the largest Jewish communities in Middle and Eastern Europe, Budapest is full of historic Jewish quarters, memorials and synagogues, each with their own unique story and significance. Visit the Jewish Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, the old Jewish quarter, Kazinczy Street Synagogue and more while learning about Hungary's complicated Jewish history over the centuries. A choice of times are available when booking.
Meet your guide at the Dohány street Synagogue at your chosen start time. On your walking tour, listen to your expert local guide and hear about Hungary's immense and complicated Jewish history, from the tragic events of World War I and World War II to the important role that Jewish religion and culture play in today's society.
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: (between 3.5 and 4 hours) Get a full overview of Hungary’s Jewish past and present on the Grand Tour. Start with the above Essential Tour itinerary and then continue to the Jewish quarter, home to many synagogues, monuments, and kosher restaurants and shops. View the exterior of Rumbach Street Synagogue, see Carl Lutz Memorial Park and view the famous Gozsdu Courtyard. A highlight of this tour is Kazinczy Street Synagogue, the center of the orthodox Jewish community in Budapest. At the end of your tour, enjoy some cake at Frohlich Bakery and Cafe, a local kosher bakery. Or, simply say your goodbyes to your guide and group and receive a 10% discount card to be used later at Carmel, a local kosher restaurant.