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Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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Overview

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 two routes 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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Professional guide
Cake at a kosher bakery or 10% discount card (Grand Tour only)
Entrance to the Great Synagogue
Entrance to the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (Grand Tour only)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Dohány Street Synagogue , Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary

In front of Dohány street Synagogue, Address: Budapest, 1074 Dohány street. 2

10:00 AM
This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park , Budapest, Síp u. 10, 1075 Hungary

    Concludes at Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park (Essential Tour)

  • Dob u. 22 , Budapest, Dob u. 22, 1072 Hungary

    Concludes at Frohlich Bakery and Cafe (Grand Tour)

  • Your tour will begin at the Dohány street Synagogue, 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:

    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:

    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.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours
    Follow the footprints of the Hungarian Jewry with our well-informed guide
    Duration: 3 hours 
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
    First, we will visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives
    You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you see the Hungarian Jewish heritage through a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life. A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    Stop At:  
    Gozsdu Udvar
    Only with Grand tour option! Pass by the thriving Gozsdu passage.
    Duration: 5 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Carl Lutz Memorial
    Only with Grand tour option! During our journey we visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz.
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    Stop At:  
    Kazinczy Street Synagogue
    Grand tour only! Explore the main synagogue of the Hungarian Orthodox Jewry. It is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you have two options: you can accept our invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Hungaria Koncert Kft.
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour.

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    Reviews

    4.5
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    209 Reviews

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    star-4
    Interesting and I...
    Pierre_A
    , Jun 2022
    Interesting and I strongly recommend to visit the Holocaust Museum that helps to understand what happened precisely from mid 1800s to the tragedy.
    star-1
    Bad PR
    Ian_C
    , Jun 2022
    I booked (or tried to book) the short tour. For some reason I was charge double the price for the longer tour. The app (or website) did not give me the option to pay for the shorter tour. Without realizing exactly what was happening I paid for the tour thinking it was for the short tour. So I paid $160 instead of $80. Even if I made the mistake my intention was always to do the short tour. Nobody has bothered to contact me to find out what happened or to offer me some sort of compensation. Pathetic. We had to get to our ship for the river cruise we had booked so I would never have opted for the longer tour. The guide Benjamin was excellent by the way!!
    star-5
    Memorable and Meaningful Tour
    jimtuck
    , Jun 2022
    As we have learned with other tours, the guide can make the excursion truly memorable. Benjamin is one such guide. Absolutely try to request him on this tour. His knowledge of the history coupled with his personal experiences made this one of our best guided tours. Not sure the grand tour is worth it.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Dear Jim, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed our tour.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Fantastic tour, don’t miss it!
    Marilyn_M
    , May 2022
    Abel was an excellent tour guide! His stories and extensive knowledge were fantastic, and his overall personality and delivery were delightful! We really enjoyed this tour and would highly suggest it to anyone visiting Budapest. It was by far the best guided tour we took in Budapest.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you soon in Budapest. Have a lovely summer, Anna
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Great tour
    baldylocks
    , May 2022
    The tour was very interesting. She gave us time to use the restrooms and take pictures. She was helpful and polite
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you, we are very happy you enjoyed the tour and our guide's work!
    star-5
    One of the best excursions and guides we ever had!
    Mikhail_G
    , Mar 2022
    This was one f to he best tours we had. The tour guide Petra is the best guides we ever met. We came to the meeting point 15 minutes early and right away she started the excursion. It was amazing! A lot of information and explanations, she didn’t skip anything. Never looked at her watch and a few hours passed like a few minutes. After the mandatory program she spend with us an other 30-45 minutes just to show the way around that area. Thank you very much Petra!
    star-5
    Highly recommend the guide & tour
    Ramki_K
    , Mar 2022
    Very knowledgeable guide who walked us through the Jewish museum and 2 synagogues explaining significant events and providing us very relevant and interesting information. Highly recommend this guide for this guided tour.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Very much recommended
    Zlil_D
    , Nov 2021
    My guide Orshi was so nice and knowledgeable! I had a great time with her seeing many of the important sites of Jewish heritage
    star-5
    Take the tour!
    Brett_P
    , Mar 2020
    Patricia was amazing. It was a fantastic tour filled with history and information about an important time, place, and people.
    star-5
    Great guide!
    K5318SCmattb
    , Nov 2019
    Patricia was very knowledgeable tour guide and showed us through the major synagogues and other Jewish sites of Budapest. She was very friendly, answered all of our questions and led a very thorough tour. Would highly recommend it.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you for your feedback we are glad to read your satisfaction
    star-5
    We very very happy with the Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour
    Sdr46a
    , Nov 2019
    We enjoyed the Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour very much. We were able to see all the major Jewish sights in the city, and get a greater appreciation of the history of the Jewish people in the city. I highly recommend this tour.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you for your kind words!
    star-5
    Very informative and well worth the tour
    Blinded
    , Nov 2019
    The facilitator did a phenomenal job to tell us all about the heritage of all three temples the history was well defined in the tour as well as any questions that we had asked
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you for your review. We are glad to read you enjoyed our tour. Gabriella
    star-4
    Very informative
    Lucy M
    , Nov 2019
    Great tour, I did the grand tour which included a second synagogue. The tour guide, Petra, was really knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into Hungarian life.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you for your kind words. Gabriella
    star-4
    Jewish quarter in Pest
    Richard_S
    , Nov 2019
    Petra, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the Jewish Quarter and its history. She patiently answered questions about the past and present Jewish community,. She related parts of the history to experiences of her family.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to read you enjoyed our tour. Gabriella
    star-5
    Must see in Budapest
    Janise_K
    , Nov 2019
    Our local guide was very professional and really knew her stuff. Her English was very good which it made it very easy to understand the information that she provided during the tour. We took the Essential Tour, found it to be exactly as described. Money well spent
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    Thank you for your feedback. It is a pleasure to read you find our tour interesting. Gabriella
    star-5
    Excellent Walking tour
    Eve_K
    , Oct 2019
    Our leader Barbara was knowledgeable and caring. She made sure our little group successfully navigated entrances and exits and had all of our questions answered. She handed us over to local specialists at the museum and then seamlessly continued our tour of the neighborhood. We made our final delicious stop for a pastry and coffee, and then she even made sure we had a taxi to our next destination. Highly recommend this intense and emotional walking tour of the historical Jewish area and synagogues.
    star-5
    Budapest synagogues tour was great.
    Ronald_J
    , Sep 2019
    Sandor was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and really helped us put the history together. Also he is a really nice person
    star-5
    Extended Jewish Walking Tour
    joyces12003
    , Sep 2019
    We recently visited Budapest with a general tour but wanted more of a Jewish experience so we booked this tour through Viator. There was a larger group for the Basic Tour but only two of us continued on for the Extended Tour. Our guide Barbara was excellent and very personable. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Jews in Budapest and really all of Hungary. We thoroughly enjoyed spending the time with her.
    star-5
    Highlight of our trip to Budapest
    pnng
    , Aug 2019
    Our wonderful guide Abel, was amazing. The tour was comprehensive, moving, sad and gratifying. We also learned a lot about Hungarian history and how the Jewish community was affected during different periods. We highly recommend this excellent tour.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
    Thank you for your kind words! Hope you enjoyed your holiday in Budapest!
    star-5
    Wonderful morning
    Malka E
    , Jul 2019
    Guide was great. Quite young, but nonetheless, very professional. He did a great job keeping a very diverse group engaged.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
    Dear Malka! We appreciate your review!

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