Budapest Jewish Heritage Grand Tour

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Central Eastern Europe so, if you’re interested in exploring Jewish heritage in Europe, this city has a lot offer. 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
  • Learn about the history of Pest and its old Jewish market
  • Walk down Király Street – the original Jewish center of Pest
  • Visit the Jewish Museum with a local guide
  • Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue
  • See the Martyrs’ Cemetery, Holocaust Memorial Park, Raoul Wallenberg Park and the Tree of Life
  • See the Heroes’ Temple from the outside
  • Check out the Jewish Centre
  • Visit Carl Lutz Memorial Park
  • See the stunning Rumbach Street Synagogue from outside
  • Check out the Orthodox Jewish Quarter
  • Go inside the Kazinczy Street Synagogue
  • Enjoy cake in the Glatt Kosher Fröhlich

Duration

3.5+ hours

Dates & Times

1 May – 31 October
Every day except Saturdays – 10 am, 2 pm

1 November – 30 November
Every day except Saturdays – 10 am

No tours from December to April.

Meeting Point

1052 Budapest, Deak Ferenc Square, Sztehlo Gabor Monument.
Tour ends in the Jewish District, in the downtown of Budapest.

Tour Prices
41 € Adults
39 € Students

Private Groups

Walking Tour

Tour Guide

Coffee Stop

Best Sights

Stops for Photos

Full Tour Description

Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in central eastern Europe, and there is an active religious, artistic and historical heritage just waiting to be explored. On our Jewish Heritage Essential Tour you’ll learn about how, throughout the centuries, Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. You’ll also hear how Jews played an important role in the country’s economic, cultural and political life.
The tour includes an interior visit to the stunning Dohány Street Synagogue – the largest in Europe – and a guided tour of its Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. After the synagogue, we’ll visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery where thousands who died in the Ghetto were buried.

Next, we continue our tour in The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with its Tree of Life, a striking yet sombre reminder of the terrible human loss during the Holocaust. We will also pass by the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of the Jewish soldiers who gave their lives for Austria-Hungary during the WWI.

To understand Budapest Jewish culture past and the present, we’ll stroll through the Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and today hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. We’ll stop at the Carl Lutz Memorial Park – “Hungary’s Schindler” – and then walk along Rumbach Street, where we’ll marvel at the stunning Rumbach Synagogue and another historically important place for the Hungarian Jewry – Madách Square. After a short walk trough the famous Gozsdu Passage we’ll arrive at the center of the orthodox Jewish community in Budapest, and go inside the Kazinczy Street Synagogue. After the tour, you’re invited to have a cake in the Glatt Kosher Fröhlich confectionery shop.

At the end of the tour, you will be given a Jewish Center entrance ticket. These tickets are valid for one entry during next 24 hours. If you would like to go back the next day to the Jewish Center, please keep your ticket and show it at the entrance gate.

Our walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips on where to go and what else to do.

We reserve the right to alter and change the tour program without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.

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

Inclusions

English speaking guide, entry fees to Great Synagogue and Jewish museum, public transport during the tour.

Exclusions

Food and beverages except where noted, transport from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.

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