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
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
Meeting point: in front of the Great Synagogue – 1074 Budapest, Dohany street 2. Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/KghwnTQ8vvr
Conclusion point: Tour ends near the meeting point
No tours on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Please check availability in our booking calendar.
41 € Adults
39 € Students
Full Tour Description: Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour
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 waiting to be explored. On our Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour you’ll learn about how, throughout the centuries, Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that they are almost inseparable as the Jews played an important role in the country’s economic, cultural and political life.
We take an interior visit to the stunning Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe, along with a guided tour of its Jewish Museum. This contains an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. A visit is paid to the Martyrs’ Cemetery where the thousands who died in the Ghetto are buried.
Our Budapest Jewish Heritage tour continues to The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with its Tree of Life. This is 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 World War II.
The Jewish Quarter
For a better understanding of Budapest Jewish culture, from the past to the present, we’ll stroll through the Jewish Quarter. This was a ghetto during World War II but 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 through 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 Budapest Jewish Heritage tour’s conclusion you will receive 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 cannot enter with a bare head.
English speaking guide. Entry fees to the Great Synagogue and Jewish museum. Public transport during the tour.
Food and beverages except where noted. Transport from the conclusion point. Gratuity/tip.
We are happy to organize your Private Jewish Budapest Tour
Groups over 15 people please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org