Jewish Heritage of Budapest - Private Tour

Embark on this Jewish heritage walking tour and discover 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.


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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • A notebook
    • A souvenir pen
    • Handouts
    • Coffee or a soft drink
    • A special piece of cake at the Fröchlich Confectionary
    • Entry/Admission - Dob Street
    What's excluded :
    • Public transportation tickets
    • Entrance tickets
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Fungarian, Dohany utca 1., Budapest 1074 Hungary

    • Expert insight on the history of Jews in Hungary
    • Herzl Square and the Great Synagogue: the roots of

    Zionism,the concept of ‘neolog’ Jew
    • A guided walk in the Jewish Quarter, including major

    landmarks of the city’s World War II ghetto of 1944
    • Jewish cultural revival after the fall of Communism
    • Flódni, the iconic modern Jewish delicacy at the Fröchlich


    Stop At: Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga), Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074 Hungary

    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.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rumbach Street Synagogue, Rumbach Sebestyen utca 11-13., Budapest 1075 Hungary

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Carl Lutz Memorial, Dob utca 10, Budapest 1072 Hungary

    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.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kazinczy Street Synagogue, VII. Kazinczy Street 29-31, Budapest 1075 Hungary

    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.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dob Street, Dob utca, Budapest Hungary

    Frőhlich Confectioner's is a true kosher pastry shop in the 7th district, evoking the atmosphere of the old time cafés. Here you can sample a delicious flódni (a must!), chanukkai donut, Purim Haman’s ears, and other Jewish pastries.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Castle Garden Bazaar, Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6, 1013 Hungary

    Here on the Buda side of the city, you can find the oldest traditional Jewish baths, used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism to achieve ritual purity.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Centre of 7th district, Budapest 1074 Hungary

    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.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kamara Café, Budapest, Dohány u. 1a, 1074 Hungary
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet you at whichever hotel you are staying in Budapest, or from a central point we agree upon.This Itinerary is a basic outline to our tours which may be subject to change. Changes may be made in order to personalize the experience. However minor alterations may be made without notification, to ensure the smooth running of the tour.
    Departure Time :
    7/2/2015 - 12/1/2020
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    12/2/2020 - 12/1/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Fungarian

Activity ID: V-7353P9

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