Highlights and Themes
- Private walking tour with Kosher coffee break included
- Jewish history in Budapest
- Entry ticket to the Great Synagogue
- Entry ticket to the Jewish Museum
- Holocaust Cemetery and Tree of Life
- Jewish District Walk Through
At centrally located accommodation or meet your guide in Absolute Tour Center - 1065 Budapest, Lazar Street 16., located right behind the Opera House.
Conclusion point: City center, close to transport links.
- English speaking guide
- Accommodation pick-up
- Entry fees to Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum
- Coffee and cake in a Kosher Cafe
- Public transport tickets during the tour
- Transport from the conclusion point
Know before you go
- Please wear modest clothing (covering shoulders and thighs) when visiting the Synagogue. Male visitors can not enter with bare head
- 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.
- Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
- 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.
Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Central-East Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Throughout the centuries Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. Jews played, and still play today, an important role in the country's economic, cultural and political life.
The tour includes: an interior visit to the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe, 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 the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war. We also pass by the Heroes Temple, which was built in memory of those who gave their lives during WWII.
Then - to understand the present - we continue our walk to the newly rejuvenated Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. We will see the Carl Lutz Memorial and you will walk through the gate of the ghetto on Madach Square. We'll also take a break with coffee and cake in a nice kosher Café of the Jewish District.