Explore the jewish district of Budapest on this Free Walking Tour
Hungary has the largest Jewish population in East-Central Europe and the second largest synagogue in the world. The Jewish quarter is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list of sights. The tour shows you not only the religious traditions but also other cultural art-, and scientific contributions, as well as the mutuality with the Hungarian history and evolution. It covers the history of the largest synagogue in Europe, leads through the cemetery and the memorial garden, as well as other precious places of worship and the hidden Jewish symbols of the neighborhood. We also pop in to the most authentic local pubs and cultural centers which are the top meeting points for party people.
During this walk you will learn about the significant events happened before WWII and about the Holocaust history of Hungary. You will also learn about the culture of the most influental Jewish communities along with their lives, traditions, cuisine and music.
What you´ll get in this free tour
You will be shown around by a motivated, local guide.
Not only will you experience our picks for the top street art pieces in this part of the city, but also hidden gems and interesting stories.
Get to know awesome people from around the world. The maximum group size is limited so you can easily understand the guide.
Frequently asked questions
Follow this Google Maps link. If you have arrived at the meeting point, your guide will be holding up the FREE BUDAPEST WALKING TOURS maps and leaflets and will be in uniform blue T-shirt.
Following sights will be included in your tour:
- Dohány street Grand Synagogue
- Kazinczy street Ortodox Synagogue
- Rombach street Synagogue
- Gozsdu Courtyard
- Wallenberg Memorial Park
- Last piece of ghetto wall
- And many more…
The tour does not include entrance into the Temples, but you could go back afterwards and pay the fee to enter. If you wish to visit Dohany street Grand Synagogogue or Kazinczy street Synagogue please book a fully customized private Jewish District walk with us.
You can join the tour without any admission fee. At the end of the tour you decide how much you would like to pay for the tour. If you are not happy with the quality provided, please give feedback to the guide after the tour has ended and tell him your concerns.
No absolutely not. Guides depend 100% on your generous tip after the tour. So please always talk to the guide if you were not happy with the quality of the tour, otherwise the guide can´t improve the tour.
It always depends on your happiness after the tour. We recommend between 8-15€, but there is no limit to the top! 😉
This tour will be provided in English.
We recommend always to book the tour in advance.
That can be easily done through our booking page.
Each tour starts on time so please try to be punctual. The tour leaves the meeting point in about 10-12 minutes after the start time out of respect for those who did arrive on time. Our logistic assistant however is waiting for the late comers for another 5-8 minutes after he tour has started.
If you are running late or missed the meeting point location, please contact us +36209605295
Yes, we have a scheduled toilet break during our 10.30AM & 2.30PM walking tours. We would recommend bringing a bottle of cold drink in the summer, that you can refill at the public drinking fountains while walking.
Free Budapest Walking Tours are held rain or shine. Wet weather gear is useful. We do some route adjusments to accommodate poor weather conditions.
By agreeing to participate in our tours, our guests accept that they are fully responsible for any injury, damage, loss or theft sustained by them during course of the tour, and by joining the tour, the customer waives all rights to make any claim against the tour guide and/or the operators of the Free Budapest Walking Tours in connection with any such events. Accordingly, the Free Budapest Walking Tours does not accept any responsibility nor does it assume any liability for any such events. The Free Budapest Walking Tours reserves the right to deny participation of any individual in the tour, for any reason whatsoever, should our guide feel this is necessary prior to or during course of the tour.
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