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Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will begin at the Dohány street Synagogue, where your local guide will meet you. As you walk through the city streets, you’ll hear about the Jewish community in Budapest, both past and present.

    Essential Tour:

    This option offers a concise route for travelers on a stricter schedule. The Essential Tour will begin with a step inside the biggest synagogue in Europe, the Dohány Street Synagogue. While inside you’ll explore the Jewish Museum, which hosts an impressive exhibit of pieces from Hungarian and Eastern European artists.

    Your guide will then take you to Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, named for the man credited with saving the lives of thousands in the Jewish community. You’ll pass through the old Jewish Quarter, once a ghetto during the Second World War, as well as Heroes’ Temple, which pays homage to lives lost during WWI.

    Grand Tour:

    For a more comprehensive option, choose the Grand Tour, which picks up where the Essential Tour leaves off. You’ll make your way to the Jewish Quarter, where kosher bakeries and restaurants are located, along with other synagogues and memorials.

    Admire the Gozsdu Courtyard, an old passageway currently converted into bustling bars and restaurants and popular with locals and visitors alike. You’ll also visit Carl Lutz Memorial Park, named after another famous figurehead during WWII, as well as the Rumbach Street Synagogue.

    After a stop at the center of the orthodox community, the Kazinczy Street Synagogue, you’ll pause for some sweets at the kosher Frohlich Bakery and Café. You’ll also be given a 10% discount by your guide to the kosher restaurant, Carmel, to be enjoyed later in the evening on your own if you wish.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dohány Street Synagogue, Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074 Hungary
    Return Details
    1: Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, Budapest, Síp u. 10, 1075 Hungary
    2: Budapest, Dob u. 22, 1072 Hungary
    • Professional guide
    • Cake at Froehlich bakery or 10% discount card (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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent in every way. The guide was friendly and informative. The tour was well paced. The shorter tour was not too big. My party of 4 and another couple stayed for the longer tour of the Jewish quarter and the kosher restaurant and glad we...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Tina S
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our guide was well informed and gave a fine basic tour of The Grand Synagogue however we were supposed to receive an additional tour of the surroundings for an extra one hour and a half. We were given a brief tour of another synagogue and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Beezer5900
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We were met my Patricia outside the great synagogue, and discovered we had 5 in our group. As we waited to begin, others came up to Patricia asking about joining the tour, so we became a group of 11. Patricia was very gracious with everyone,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KyBoop
    GabriellaHK, Front Office Manager at Hungaria Koncert, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear KyBoop, Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed our program. Hope we will see you very soon again in Budapest!

    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    There are several parts to the tour. Alex our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Jewish people and presented in a way that was historic with acknowledgement of the antisemitism that led to the persecution and atrocities that are the history...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mamatung
    zsuzsanna_molnar, Front Office Manager at Hungaria Koncert, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Thank you for your review!

    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    Group of 9 which was a good size. Abel was a knowledgeable guide who talked through history around the area. Museum part of the tour had a different but also knowledgeable guide. Fairly priced for a 2.5 hour tour

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    zsuzsanna_molnar, Front Office Manager at Hungaria Koncert, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

    Thank you for your review!

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    6 July 2019|
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    Response from Retired2167 | Reviewed this property |
    I went with Generation Tours of Budapest. Should be able to find them online and book.
    18 March 2019|
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    Response from elizabethjX8303LH | Reviewed this property |
    The tour was in English.
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