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Jewish District Free Tour Budapest

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Tour Facts

Meeting point

Start: Elisabeth (Erzsebet) square 
Near Budapest Eye Ferris wheel. 

(open in Google Maps)

Tour days


Daily @

10am

and

3:30pm 
(not available from 6.01 – 29.03)

(see booking page for exact dates)

Language


English

Duration


~ 2 – 2,5 hours

Price

FREE TO JOIN
Pay what you want at the end! 🙂

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

1
Local Guide

You will be shown around by a motivated, local guide.

1
Important Monuments

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. 

1
Awesome people

Get to know awesome people from around the world. The maximum group size is limited so you can easily understand the guide.

FAQs

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.

You can book the tour by going to our booking page and entering your details in the form. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation email with the date and time of your booked tour. Thats it! If you want to book the tour for groups larger than 8 people, please contact us via our contact form.

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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Reviews

What people say about their experience on this tour

Thoroughly enjoyed the Jewish District tour today with Edith. She is a very personable and informative guide and did a great job explaining the history of the area, both ancient and recent. She was very well prepared with maps and photos and obviously enjoyed sharing her knowledge of present day life as well. There was a wide variety of things to see from synagogues to the ruin bars and from street art to sculptures. Her recommendations for local restaurants are well worth trying as well. Do this tour..you won't regret it.
We went on two tours with this company, the general walk with Sultan and the Jewish district walk with Petra. The five stars go to Petra, as the Jewish district walk was extremely interesting. Petra is an excellent guide, so well informed and she enriched us with an entertaining and gripping history of the area. The tour ended in the szimpla ruin bar, which was an excellent way to end a fantastic few hours. We were less enthused by the general walking tour, we weren't given as much information about the area and it wasn't as interesting.

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