Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour
from USD $36.76
Dive into Budapest’s fascinating Jewish history, culture and heritage on a walking tour led by a local guide. With one of the largest Jewish communities in Middle and Eastern Europe, Budapest is full of historic Jewish quarters, memorials and synagogues, each with their own unique story and significance. Visit the Jewish Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Raul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, the old Jewish quarter, Kazinczy Street Synagogue and more while learning about Hungary's complicated Jewish history over the centuries. A choice of times are available when booking.
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In Brief

Budapest, Hungary
3 hours
Daily ecxept Saturdays
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours, Zrinyi Street 5 Duna Palota, Budapest Hungary

Follow the footprints of the Hungarian Jewry with our well-informed guide

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga), Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074 Hungary

First, we will visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, Dohany u. 2, Budapest 1075 Hungary

You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you see the Hungarian Jewish heritage through a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life. A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gozsdu Udvar, Kiraly utca 13 Dob utca 16, Budapest 1075 Hungary

Only with Grand tour option! Pass by the thriving Gozsdu passage.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Carl Lutz Memorial, Dob utca 10, Budapest 1072 Hungary

Only with Grand tour option! During our journey we visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kazinczy Street Synagogue, VII. Kazinczy Street 29-31, Budapest 1075 Hungary

Grand tour only! Explore the main synagogue of the Hungarian Orthodox Jewry. It is one of the largest operating orthodox synagogues in Europe, built in art-nouveau style. At the end of the tour, you have two options: you can accept our invitation to have a cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can receive 10% discount in the glatt kosher Carmel restaurant.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Hungaria Koncert, Duna Palota, Budapest 1051 Hungary

Meeting point at the Herzl Tivadar sqr.


  • Professional guide
  • Cake at a kosher bakery or 10% discount card (Grand Tour only)
  • Entrance to the Great Synagogue
  • Entrance to the Kazinczy Street Synagogue (Grand Tour only)
  • Entry/Admission - Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
  • Entry/Admission - Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary

Returns To

1: Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, Budapest, Síp u. 10, 1075 Hungary
2: Budapest, Dob u. 22, 1072 Hungary

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Patricia was very knowledgeable tour guide and showed us through the major synagogues and other Jewish sites of Budapest. She was very friendly, answered all of our questions and led a very thorough tour. Would highly recommend it.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
The facilitator did a phenomenal job to tell us all about the heritage of all three temples the history was well defined in the tour as well as any questions that we had asked
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
Our local guide was very professional and really knew her stuff. Her English was very good which it made it very easy to understand the information that she provided during the tour. We took the Essential Tour, found it to be exactly as described. Money well spent
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
Sandor was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and really helped us put the history together. Also he is a really nice person
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We recently visited Budapest with a general tour but wanted more of a Jewish experience so we booked this tour through Viator. There was a larger group for the Basic Tour but only two of us continued on for the Extended Tour. Our guide Barbara was excellent and very personable. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Jews in Budapest and really all of Hungary. We thoroughly enjoyed spending the time with her.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Our wonderful guide Abel, was amazing. The tour was comprehensive, moving, sad and gratifying. We also learned a lot about Hungarian history and how the Jewish community was affected during different periods. We highly recommend this excellent tour.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
Guide was great. Quite young, but nonetheless, very professional. He did a great job keeping a very diverse group engaged.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Great tour. The tour guide had a lot of information new to us. She was very kind also. We learned many things about the jewish religion and culture.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned so much! Our tour host was great. The graveyard was sobering.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A very young man welcomed us to our tour, he was our tour guide. His English was perfect even though he was born and raised in Hungary. His knowledge and his passion about the history of the Jews in Budapest is also amazing. Definitely a must if you visit Budapest! We have done Jewish heritage tours in Poland and Prague and this is definitely one that you should take!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The guide was very knowledgeable and approachable. Very interesting. I would have liked it to be more extensive.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Visiting the Jewish Museum, Dohany Synagogue and cemetery was a highlight of our Budapest stay. We are Jewish, but learned so much that we didn't know.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2018
Petra was our guide, and she was outstanding !!! Personalized the tour, with personal stories of her own heritage, which made us feel very special.Enthusiastic and very willing and patient to answer any questions.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2018
This was a great addition to our full day walking tour of Budapest. Our guide, Patricia, was terrific--very warm, energetic, informative, helpful, and full of information about the district and history of the Jews in Budapest. We originally signed up for the essential tour, but added the extra hour and a half and we are so glad we did because we saw more, had more undivided attention, and learned so much more about the Jewish quarter. Patricia even made sure we got a daytime peek into a Ruin Bar. She was terrific!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2018
Part of my family was from Budapest, and i wanted to see where i came from. It was well worth the time and the money.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
The tour was full of information and the guide was very interesting. It was a small group of 5 which make it easy to see and hear everything. The gentlemen that tour us on the second floor with all the different items that were given, was extra special because he lived through this time in 1945. Even through he was only 4 he remembers what happened to his Father and family.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Knowledgeable guide and a very informative tour
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
The best tour ever. The tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the history of the Jewish people in Hungary. At the end of the tour we enjoyed hot chocolate and dessert. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2018
Excellent tour - the guide was very informative and helpful.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2017
Another must do in Budapest. We initially had doubts about this one, but it turned out to be fantastic. Don’t cut yourself short and schedule the extended tour. It was well worth it.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Our guide Petra was wonderful. Enthusiastic, keen to share the history of the Hungarian Jews, their synagogues, the impact of the First and Second World Wars, the people who helped them during times of conflict and hardship... So interesting. We did the extended tour, and really recommend it. Walking the streets of the former ghetto area and seeing the other synagogues was fascinating.
• Submitted 23 Nov 2017
Excellent!!! the tour guide spoke English, Greek and German was FABULOUS opened our eyes to so much. No regrets even in cold weather!! MY DH and I knew much about the history but learned so much more. Take the grand tour - it is worth the extra money and time. We had 6 people in tour. Take it if you are in Budapest- A must!!!!
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
Great tour,we had amazing tour guidePetra,she was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information about Jewish history in Budapest.We visited the most beautiful synagogue and Jewish museum in Budapest,had delicious traditional cake , walked around Jewish quarter and learned a lot about the holocost.It was the best tour we had and Ill strongly recommend this to everyone.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
I recommend this informative tour.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017

In Brief

Budapest, Hungary
3 hours
Daily ecxept Saturdays