Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in central eastern Europe and the rich culture and heritage that comes with this. 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
Dates & Times
Year Round – Daily 10:00
Except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
Private tours can start from your accommodation depending on where you’re staying in the city. If this is not possible, the tour will start at our office listed below.
Absolute Tour Centre – 1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 16 or in previously agreed meeting point.
Conclusion Point: Tour ends in downtown close to public transportation links.
Full Tour Description
Duration: 3.5 hours
Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Central-East Europe. They enjoy an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Throughout the centuries Hungarian and Jewish history has been entwined. Jews have and still play an important role in the country’s economic, cultural and political life.
Amongst other things, the tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe. Also included is a ticket to the Jewish Museum, which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. A visit to the Holocaust Cemetery where thousand were buried during the ghetto times. And a trip to the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life. This was created to remind us of those Jews who perished during the war. We also pass by the Heroes Temple, which was built as a memorial of those who gave their lives during World War II.
In order to understand the present, we continue our walk to the newly rejuvenated Jewish Quarter. This was used as a ghetto during the World War II. Now it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. We’ll see the Carl Lutz Memorial and you’ll walk through the gate of the ghetto on Madach Square.
We’ll also take a break with coffee and cake in a comfy kosher Café of the Jewish District.
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
Inclusions: Private English speaking guide, entry fees to Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum, coffee and cake in a kosher cafe, public transport during the tour
Exclusions: Food and beverages except where noted, transport from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip
Groups over 15 people please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org