Budapest Jewish Essential Heritage Tour

With the biggest Jewish community in Central Eastern Europe, Budapest has a lot to offer if you’re interested in exploring Jewish heritage in Europe. We’ll take you around the Jewish Quarter, show you the main sights and tell you about the history.

Highlights and Themes

  • Explore Budapest with a small group and a knowledgeable guide.
  • Hear the history of  Old Pest and the old Jewish market
  • See Deák Square and the Gábor Sztehlo Monument
  • Visit the first Jewish Center in Pest as well as Király Street and Madách Square
  • Go inside the Dohány Street Synagogue and Jewish Museum with a local guide
  • See the Martyrs’ Cemetery, Holocaust Memorial Park and Raoul Wallenberg Park, Tree of Life
  • See the Heroes’ Temple from outside
  • Entry to the Jewish Centre included


2-2.5 hours

Dates & Times

1 May – 31 October 2018

10:00 & 14:00 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

10:00 – Friday, Sunday

1 November – 30 November 2018

10:00 & 14:00 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

10:00 –  Thursday, Friday, Sunday

No tours from December to April.

Meeting Point

 In front of the Great Synagogue – 1074 Budapest, Dohany street 2. Directions:

Please show up 15 min minimum prior to program time!

Conclusion point: Tour ends near the meeting point

 No tours on Jewish holidays. Please check availability in our booking calendar.

Tour Prices
25 € Adults
24 € Students
3 years and older are charged at student price
Student rate will require a valid student ID card when joining the tour

Private Groups

Walking Tour

Tour Guide

Best Sights

Stops for Photos

Full Tour Description

Duration: 2 – 2,5 hours

Jewish Cultural Heritage in Budapest

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Central Eastern Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Through centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. Jews played and play an important role in the country’s economic, cultural and political life.

Those who are short of time can take our 2-2,5 hour Jewish Heritage Essential Tour. With the help of our English speaking guides you will be acquainted with the most important parts of the history and culture of the Hungarian Jewry.

The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohany Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. After the synagogue we visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery where thousands were buried, who were killed in the ghetto. We continue our tour in The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those, who perished in the Holocaust. We will pass by the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of the Jewish soldiers who gave their lives for Austria-Hungary during WWI. After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Centre with exhibitions about Jewish history.

Important notice: Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogues. Male visitors can not enter with a bare head.

Inclusions: Entry to mentioned sights, English speaking guide, stops for photos and questions

Exclusions: Entry fees to additional sights and museums, food and beverages, gratuity/tip

We are happy to organize your Private Jewish Budapest Tour

Groups over 15 people please email us:

Please note that this tour is not organized by us directly.

The program is provided by a reliable partner of Absolute Tours.