Private Jewish Quarter Tour with Great Synagogue and Kosher Cafe Stop

THIS TOUR DOES NOT OPERATE IN 2020

This private tour is your chance to explore the Jewish Quarter, see the main sights and hear about its history.

Highlights and Themes

  • Explore Budapest with your group only with a private certified guide
  • Understand the Jewish heritage of Budapest and Hungarian history
  • Entry ticket to the Great Synagogue
  • Entry ticket to the Jewish Museum
  • Visit the Holocaust Cemetery and Tree of Life
  • Walk through the diverse Jewish Quarter

Duration

3.5 Hours

Dates & Times & Prices

Please check our booking calendar.

 Meeting Point

Private tours can start from your accommodation. If this is not possible, meet your guide in: Absolute Tours – 1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 16, behind the Opera House.

Private Groups

Walking Tour

Licensed guide

Jewish Heritage

Best sights

Full Tour Description

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Central-Europe, and had an important role in the city’s history throughout centuries. During the tour you will visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior), Europe’s largest, and the world’s 3rd largest Synagogue. You’ll also see the Jewish Museum, which has a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and all over Europe.

The Past

During WWII many were deported to concentration camps and killed. There were also heroes, like Raoul Wallenberg Swedish diplomat, who saved the lives of thousands. You will see the memorial park named after him, and the Tree of Life that commemorates those risking their own life to save others. Your guide will give details about these dark days of history, and show you the area where the Jewish ghetto was

The Present

In order to understand the present, you continue your walk to the newly rejuvenated Jewish Quarter, nowadays it accommodates synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, shops and the famous ruin bars. You’ll see the Carl Lutz Memorial and walk through the gate of the ghetto on Madach Square.

You’ll also take a break with coffee and cake in a comfy kosher Café of the Jewish District.

Know before you book

  • Due to the restrictions set by the Synagogue, our guides are not allowed to fully guide or talk loudly inside. Guides will give full descriptions before entering the Synagogue and be on hand throughout the visit to answer questions discreetly.
  • Please wear modest clothing (covering the shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogue. Male visitors cannot enter with a bare head
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately
  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No show or non-participation on the tour will not be refunded

Included

Private English speaking guide, guide pick-up, entry fees to Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum, coffee and cake in a kosher cafe, public transport during the tour

Excluded

Drop-off

Groups over 15 people please email us