Jewish Budapest Tours

Budapest’s Jewish heritage looks back to centuries of history and forms an essential part of the city.

No visit to Budapest is complete without immersing yourself, even if it’s on a short tour, in the past and and present of the Jewish community.

We offer two guided tours all year round to do that, a

  • Shorter 2-hour tour and
  • a longer one (3.5h).

See dates, prices and other details below.

The domed, grey building of the Heroes' Temple with the silver Tree of Life memorial sculpture in front of it.

Tour Dates In 2023:

  • 31. October – 01.May: Every Friday and Sunday at 10 am
  • 01. May 31. October: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 10 am
  • Except: Jewish holidays and Saturdays

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Basic Tour (2 Hours) – Budapest’s Jewish Heritage In A Nutshell

If you want a quick but thorough way to learn about Jewish Budapest’s tumultous past this is the tour we recommend you to take.

During the 2-hour walk you will cover all the essential points of the city’s Jewish history with stops at the most significant and symbolic monuments.

Main Stops During The 2-Hour Tour:

  • Dohány Street Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum,
  • Martyrs’ Cemetery – Holocaust Memorial Park
  • Tree of Life,
  • Heroes’ Temple (exterior visit),
  • Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, and
  • The Jewish Centre & Archives (you’ll be given your entry ticket at the end of the tour with which you can entre the Centre once during the next 24 hours and view the audio-visual exhibit about the history of the Jewish Quarter).
front view of the twin-tower Dohany Street Synagogue on a clear summer day

Grand Tour (3.5 Hours) – A Detailed Tour of Jewish Budapest

This is the longer, more detailed tour we offer to explore the Old Jewish Quarter of Budapest.

You will visit 3 synagogues, a museum and archives, the Tree of Life and other famous monuments.

During the 3,5 – 4 hrs your professional guide will tell you all about the

  • Story of the Jewish community
  • the history of the ghetto, pointing out
  • Famous as well as less-known landmarks in the area.

During your exploration you will see the

  • Carl Lutz Memorial,
  • Rumbach Street Synagogue (exterior visit),
  • Walk along Király Street a bustling avenue packed with cafes, bars, street food joints, exhibtion centres, and quaint shops.
  • Visit the Gozsdu Courtyard, that is the hub of the city’s orthodox Jewish community, as well as the
  • Kazinczy Street Synagogue (interior visit).
A photo of two middle-aged orthodox Jewish men dressed in traditional balck suit, white shirt and wearing a black hat walking in kazinczy Street in Budapest. The red-bricked synagouge of the same name as the street can be seen in the background.

At the end of the tour you can enjoy a cake and coffee in a kosher confectionery (included in the price).

Main Stops During The Grand Jewish Budapest Tour

  • Jewish Museum with local guiding
  • Interior visit of the Dohány Street Synagogue
  • Martyrs’ Cemetery – Holocaust Memorial Park
  • Raoul Wallenberg Park
  • Tree of Life
  • Heroes’ Temple – (outside visit)
  • Jewish Centre
  • Carl Lutz Memorial Park
  • Rumbach Street Synagogue – (outside visit)
  • Madách Square
  • Gozsdu Passage
  • Orthodox Jewish Quarter
  • Kazinczy Street Synagogue – (outside visit)
  • Cake in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery or you can have 10 % discount in the glatt kosher Carmel Restaurant.
A photo showing the Carl Lutz memorial, a dramatic, abstarct sculpture composition, from the side.


The Grand Jewish Budapest Tour lasts approx. 3,5 – 4 hours.

Meeting Point:

In front of the Great Synagogue in Dohany Street, Address: Dohány utca 2. Budapest, 1074

Getting there: M1 (Deák ér station), M2 (Astoria Station), M3 (Deák ér station) metro lines, tram 47, 49, buses: 9, 16, 105


  • Professional guiding during the whole tour
  • Entry fee to the Jewish Museum
  • Entry to the Dohány Street Synagogue
  • Admission to the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
  • Admisison to the Jewish Centre, where you can visit the Hungarian Jewish Archive and an audio-visual exhibition about the past of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest
  • A cake and coffee in the glatt kosher Fröhlich confectionery