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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $57.61

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Dive into Budapest’s Jewish history and heritage on this private walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. Learn about Hungary’s Jewish history as you visit important Jewish monuments, museums and synagogues including the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue, the Holocaust Cemetery and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the third-largest synagogue in the world. You’ll get a fascinating look at the plight of Jews throughout history while enjoying personalized attention from your private guide.
Your private guide will meet you at your hotel and lead you to the Jewish Quarter to begin your walking tour. As you’ll learn, the Budapest Jewish Quarter is home to the largest Jewish community in Central-East Europe and thrives with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage, which you’ll get to experience on your private tour.

Your guide will explain why Jewish history has been so entwined with the history of Budapest and Hungary as a whole, explaining how Jews have played an important role in the country’s economic, cultural and political life for centuries.

Enter the Dohány Street Synagogue -- the largest synagogue in Europe and the third-largest in the world -- and gain entrance to the Jewish Museum (ticket included) to browse an important and unique collection of art from Hungary and Eastern Europe. After your self-guided exploration of these attractions, your guide will lead you through the Holocaust Cemetery, where thousands were buried during the Jewish ghetto times of WWII.

Visit Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, which commemorates Wallenberg and others who protected many of Budapest's Jews from deportation to extermination camps during WWII. Here, see Tree of Life, a sculpture commemorating the 5,000 victims of the Holocaust buried nearby, and then continue to the Heroes’ Temple, built in memory of those who gave their lives during WWI.

You’ll then switch gears to present-day Jewish history with a walk to the newly rejuvenated Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during WWII. Now home to a host of synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants and shops, the Jewish district preserves much of its Jewish history and heritage with important memorials and synagogues. Visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, explore the interior of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue -- the center of Budapest's orthodox Jewish community -- and walk through the unique Gozsdu Courtyard.

Your tour ends here, leaving you to continue exploring the Jewish Quarter on your own with recommendations and directions from your guide.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from your central Budapest hotel
Departure Time:
2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour concludes in the Jewish Quarter

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Private Walking Tour: Jewish Budapest Including Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum

Enter important Jewish sites including the Great Synagogue

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to two synagogues and the Jewish museum
  • Guide will meet you at hotel
  • Public transport tickets during tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: P. C. B, October 2016

Our guide Tomas was informative, pleasant and led us on a nice walk through Jewish Budapest and the garden of the Synagogue. Inadvertently, we visited on 9 / 11. We were inside the synagogue and the designated guide in English had barely started to brief us when there was a security alert an unclaimed bag and we were obliged to vacate though allowed in the garden, where incidentally, a modern memorial sculpture stands, the work of Tomas's Grandfather !

Reviewed by: honey, October 2016

Thomas was a very excellent guide, with knowledge of the area, and the history of all that we saw.