Discover Budapest’s Jewish Heritage

Budapest is home to the largest Jewish community in Eastern Europe. Explore their rich cultural, historical, and religious heritage as Hungarian and Jewish cultures have been intertwined for centuries and continue to be so.

84.22 $

Budapest’s Jewish Heritage

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Included in the price:

  • Entrance fees to the Jewish Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Kazinczy Street Synagogue
  • Professional guide throughout entire tour
  • Cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or 10% off your order at the glatt kosher Carmel Restaurant
  • pick-up

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Duration 4 hours: Check availability to see starting times.

Skip the line through a separate entrance: English

Budapest Grand Half-Day Jewish Heritage Tour

Discover the vibrant Jewish heritage in Budapest, home to the largest Jewish community in Eastern Europe. Delve into the intertwined history of Hungarian and Jewish cultures, spanning centuries and still thriving today.

About this Activity

Embark on a journey through Budapest's rich cultural, historical, and religious tapestry. Experience the deep connection between Hungarian and Jewish traditions, witnessing the enduring legacy of this community.


Explore iconic landmarks such as Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum Budapest, Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, Rumbach Street Synagogue, and the Jewish Quarter. Immerse yourself in the narratives of the former Ghetto, featuring synagogues, monuments, kosher establishments, and more.


Marvel at the grandeur of Dohány Synagogue, take a guided tour of the Jewish Museum, and visit the poignant Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park. Wander through the New Jewish Quarter, exploring the Kazinczy Street Synagogue and other gems like Carl Lutz Memorial and Gozsdu Courtyard.

Full Description

Begin with the Essential Tour covering Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Martyrs’ Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, Tree of Life, Heroes' Temple, and Jewish Center. After a break, venture into the Jewish Quarter, uncovering its synagogues, monuments, and cultural spots.

Visit the Memorial Park dedicated to Carl Lutz, traverse the famous Gozsdu Passage, and explore the grand Kazinczy Street Synagogue. Conclude your tour with the option to indulge in glatt kosher treats at Fröhlich confectionery or enjoy a 10% discount at Carmel Restaurant.


Your journey is guided by a professional throughout, with entrance fees to key sites included. The experience extends to a delectable treat at the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or a discount at the Carmel Restaurant.

Meeting Point

Dohány Street Synagogue, Dohány u. 2, 1074. Open in Google Maps ⟶

Important Information

Remember to bring your passport or ID card and wear comfortable shoes. Pets and large bags are not allowed. Familiarize yourself with the tour stops, including Dohány Street Synagogue, Jewish Museum, Raoul Wallenberg Park, Tree of Life, and more.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8/5 based on 51 reviews. Visitors praise the knowledgeable guides, the value for money, excellent service, and efficient organization.

Europe's Largest Synagogue: Dive into the Culture and History of Budapest's Jewish Quarter

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is not only known for its stunning architecture and rich history but also for its vibrant Jewish Quarter. At the heart of this quarter lies Europe's largest synagogue, a symbol of the city's diverse cultural tapestry and historical significance.

Constructed in the mid-19th century, the Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue, stands as a testament to the thriving Jewish community that once flourished in Budapest. Its architectural grandeur combines various styles, blending Moorish, Romantic, and Gothic elements to create a visually striking and unique structure.

Visitors to the synagogue are not merely observers; they are participants in a journey through time, delving into the culture and history of the Jewish people in Hungary. The synagogue houses a museum, memorial garden, and the Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park, providing a comprehensive experience that extends beyond the walls of the synagogue itself.

As you step inside the synagogue, you are greeted by its impressive interior adorned with intricate details. The vibrant colors, ornate patterns, and awe-inspiring architecture all contribute to an atmosphere that invites reflection and appreciation for the cultural heritage preserved within.

The Jewish Quarter surrounding the synagogue is a vibrant and lively neighborhood, filled with eclectic cafes, charming shops, and street art that reflects the contemporary spirit of Budapest. Exploring the narrow streets, visitors can feel the pulse of this historic district, where the past and present intertwine.

The Jewish Quarter Today

While the Dohány Street Synagogue stands as a historic landmark, the Jewish Quarter has evolved into a dynamic and culturally rich community. Beyond its historical significance, the area is a hub of creativity, with a thriving arts scene, innovative gastronomy, and a welcoming atmosphere that embraces diversity.

Local initiatives and community efforts have contributed to the revitalization of the Jewish Quarter, making it a destination not only for history enthusiasts but also for those seeking a contemporary and authentic Budapest experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I visit the Dohány Street Synagogue without a guided tour?

A: Yes, visitors have the option to explore the synagogue independently or join a guided tour for a more in-depth experience.

Q: Are there any specific dress code requirements for entering the synagogue?

A: While there is no strict dress code, visitors are encouraged to dress modestly out of respect for the sacredness of the site.

Q: What other attractions are there in the Jewish Quarter?

A: The Jewish Quarter offers a range of attractions, including the Jewish Museum, Kazinczy Street Synagogue, and unique ruin bars that are popular among locals and tourists alike.

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51 reviews

We intended to visit a second synagogue, but it was closed for maintenance. It's unfortunate, but the price remained the same. However, it was a letdown during a period with many tourists.


The tour around the neighborhood was enjoyable, and the guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Some general history about Jewish life in the city/neighborhood was missing.

Gilles – France

The museum tour, lasting almost one and a half hours, felt too lengthy. There was an excessive amount of detail discussed.


Excellent job! Benjamin was young but incredibly knowledgeable. A must-not-miss experience!

traveler – Germany

A fascinating morning. Benjamin possesses extensive knowledge of Jewish history and presented the history of Hungarian Jews in a professional and engaging manner.

traveler – United States