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Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

4.4 / 5

84 reviews

Jewish Heritage Guided Walking Tour in Budapest

From £25.44 per person

Discover Hungarian Jewish history and heritage with this fascinating walking tour in Budapest. Visit the Dohany Street Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Holocaust Cemetery, and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park.

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get an introduction to the sights and history of Jewish Budapest
  • View photos, artworks, and religious objects at the Jewish Museum
  • Admire the Moorish Revival architecture of the Dohany Street Synagogue
  • Pay a poignant visit to the Holocaust Memorial
  • See the exquisite Rumbach Street Synagogue from outside
Full description
See the most beautiful monuments of Budapest's Jewish district on this 90-minute guided walking tour. First, your guide shows you the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry’s history and the Elizabethtown. Meanwhile, walk on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, and explore the "status quo ante” Rumbach Street Synagogue (outside visit). As the highlight of the tour, visit the Dohány Street Synagogue (interior visit), which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. You also get a local guided tour in the Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough 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.  Beside these you will visit the Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple (outside visit). After the tour it is possible to visit the Jewish Quarter Exhibition in the Goldmark Hall and the Family Research Center.
Includes
  • entrance fee to the Jewish Museum
  • entrance fee to the Dohány Street Synagogue
  • entrance fee to the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
  • entrance fee to the Jewish Centre, where you can visit the Hungarian Jewish Archiv and an audio-visual exhibition about the past of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are required while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Dohány Street Synagouge, Dohány u. 2, 1074. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour's scheduled departure time.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 84 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.5/5
    • Organization
      4.3/5

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    An interesting hike with knowledgeable and pleasant guide Petra. The museum was informative and interesting. However, there was a lot of information and some time for questions from the group. The synagogue, Raoul Wallenberg's place and the Tree of Life were places where the guide told about the heritage the Jewish Hungarians carry. A walk through parts of the Jewish area gave more space to ask questions and talk about questions that arose during the walk. Very interesting and rewarding activity!

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    12 February 2020

    Very good tour, with a guide who knew the subject well. The jarring note was the transfer. They ordered a taxi to be picked up at the hotel and dropped off at the synagogue, without any explanation or information, almost two hours before the synagogue opened. The guide only arrived about 20 minutes before and in the meantime, I was alone and idly. I recommend the tour but not the transfer. Better to go directly to meet at the appointed time.

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    6 October 2019

    The tour was in English so I dusted it off. Our guide Barbara is very knowledgeable. My group was very small and therefore not very dispersive. In addition to a tour in the Jewish quarter, we entered the "new" Synagogue prox it will be possible to visit the old one which will be reopened and in the museum.

    27 August 2019

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