Guided tour

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Activity provider: Budapest Explorers

Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Activity provider: Budapest Explorers
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Discover the Jewish heritage of Budapest with a passionate historian guide. Learn about the Jewish district and its turbulent history from the late 1700s. Explore the interior of the Rumbach Street Synagogue.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know the centuries of Hungary's turbulent Jewish history
  • Visit the historical Rumbach Street Synagogue
  • Discover prime examples of Budapest's street art
  • See the exterior of the Dohány Street Synagogue
  • Learn about the heroes who saved Jewish lives during WWII
Full description

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest.

During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

Includes
  • Historian guide
  • Entry ticket to the Rumbach Street Synagogue
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, located by Deák Square at Erzsébet tér 7, 1051.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 26 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5

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    I really enjoyed this tour with Daniel - it was a fantastic introduction to the Jewish history of the city. Although there was a fair amount of focus on the WW2 era, we also heard a lot about the earlier history of Jewish people in Budapest. I found the tour engaging and informative and I’d recommend it to anyone looking to learn about a different side of the city’s history.

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    September 8, 2022

    My tour with Aron was incredibly informative, interesting, and far ranging. He geared the tour to my interests, which he asked about when first meeting. He is a historian and professor and so possessed much knowledge and insight into Hungary's past and present. It was a highlight of my trip to Budapest.

    August 13, 2022

    We had a superb guide, whose knowledge of Hungarian history was very impressive and was a great pleasure to talk to, both about matters relating to the reserved tour and about more diverse aspects of European history and more contemporary events. We would have enjoyed spending a further thrtee hours with him.

    December 1, 2021

    Product ID: 192363