Jewish Heritage of Budapest - Private Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Budapest, Budapest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Embark on this private, personalisable Jewish heritage tour and discover the past and present of the Jewish culture in Budapest.

It is a beautiful tapestry dating back centuries, with the community’s contributions visible in the architecture and lifestyle in of many places citywide today.

Our tour provides an exclusive guided walking excursion with detailed insight for those who want to get a comprehensive picture of the roles of the Jews in 19th-century Hungary, and to identify causes of 20th-century anti-Semitism culminating in the Holocaust.

While walking through Budapest’s historic and lively Jewish Quarter, an expert historian will brief you on the very complex subject of the Hungarian Jewish identity, and highlight how and why Jews integrated into Hungarian society over many centuries, while explaining attitudes of the Hungarian majority toward the Jewish population over time.

What's Included

Coffee or a soft drink


What's Not Included

Entrance tickets

Food and drinks, unless specified

Public transportation ticket

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • We follow the safety measures in compliance with the Hungarian government's latest regulations.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

From Herzl Square and the Great Synagogue we begin the guided walk in the Jewish Quarter, including major landmarks of the city’s World War II ghetto of 1944.

• Admission Ticket Free

Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
Stop at the Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue is a historical building in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest, Hungary. It is the largest synagogue in Europe, seating 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.
You will discover not only why this synagogue is unique architecturally, but also find out about the fate of Hungarian Jewry at the time of the Second World War, as well as learning how many internationally famous personages were Hungarian Jews.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Rumbach Street Synagogue
Stop at the Moorish Rumbach Sebestyén utca Synagogue was built in 1872 by Austrian Secessionist architect Otto Wagner for the "moderate Conservative" community. The interior decorations shine in their old, graceful light after the long-overdue facelift.
Come with us and see this unusual and beautiful synagogue and find out how it differs from the others in the area.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Carl Lutz Memorial
During the war, Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz helped save tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest from persecution and deportation. Located in the area of the former Budapest ghetto is a monument dedicated to his memory.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kazinczy Street Synagogue
In a small side-street you can find Budapest's Orthodox synagogue.
The Orthodox Synagogue was built in 1913 in what was at the time a very modern design. It has late art nouveau touches and is decorated in bright colours throughout. The stained-glass windows in the ceiling were designed by Miksa Róth.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Jewish Quarter
Towards the end of WWII, the Jews of Budapest were herded into a ghetto, and a small section of the ghetto’s wall still stands in the heart of Budapest.
Come with us and find out the secrets of the ghetto, the life of its inmates and their eventual fate.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wrap up session in a nearby Café.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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