Easy
Difficulty
4 hours
Duration

Budapest has always been proud of the rich culture and architecture of the Jewish quarter. Jewish people living in our capital has always played a significant role in the flourishing of arts, trade and business, especially in the 19th century. Join the Jewish quarter walk in order to discover the famous synagogue triangle and the monuments commemorating the Budapest ghetto.

The Budapest Jewish quarter is not limited to the Great Synagogue and to the ruin pubs. Jews have been living in the actual territory of Hungary for almost 2000 years. The most beautiful buildings and the undisclosed mysteries of Jewish history and culture are located in the city center, in the 7th district of Budapest.

During our walk we are going to see the famous “synagogue triangle” (which actually is a rectangle) including the Great Synagogue, the second largest synagogue of the world. We’ll also see poignant monuments commemorating the Budapest ghetto. I’d like to tell you more about how local people could survive the most terrible period of our history.

I’ll tell you and show you how and why the Jewish quarter has become the most important center of Jewish religion and culture. We’ll walk around the magnificent buildings so that you can also admire the unique street art, the quarter’s amazing murals. I’ll show you some of the greatest examples of the Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture.

Let’s discover the stories and secrets hidden behind the unique atmoshpere of the district filled with ruin bars, galleries and little vintage shops. I’ll of course tell you more about the transformation of the old ghetto to a new, hip, multicultural neighborhood of Budapest.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel pick-up
INCLUDED
Tour guiding in English
Public transportation tickets
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

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I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
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We’ll start our walk in Király street, the main street of the Jewish quarter filled with design ateliers and art galleries.
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I’ll show you around Kazinczy street, I’ll take you to the Orthodox Synagogue, the Mikvah and the famous ruin bars.
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Let’s discover the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe.
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We’ll see the names in the mortar joints, a very touching monument commemorating WW2 victims.
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Let me show you around the Gozsdu Courtyard, the most famous passageway of the district which inspired many movie makers, “Sunshine” was filmed here by István Szabó.
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We’ll see the Rumbach Sebestyén street synagogue.
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We’ll return to your hotel.
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Tour Reviews

5 based on 14 reviews
July 4, 2016

Julia is absolutely first class. Her english is impeccable. She is charming and very enthusiastic. Julia has an incredible knowledge of history and architecture that adds so much colour to any time spent with her. She showed us places that most tourists would not find on their own, a charming little bakery in the Jewish quarter for example. We had some personal business to do. Julia was a tremendous facilitator and we accomplished what we wanted to with her help. I feel as if I now have dear friend in Budapest. I am looking forward to returning to Budapest and learning more about this beautiful city with my friend Julia.

November 11, 2016

Interesting tour in Budapest with Julia, We went to the market which was awesome and bought some local products at very reasonable prices. Had an in depth tour of Jewish ghetto which was very informative and learned historical facts which we never would have had on a large tour. Julia was delightful and very well informed.

March 23, 2017

Had a fantastic personal tour with Julia, who is very nice and extremely knowledgeable. Felt like walking around with a friend.

August 12, 2017

After disembarking from our river cruise ship, we had a tour with Julia who was recommended by a friend. Extremely glad we did. After 8 days of tour along the Danube with Emerald (also excellent), Julia gave us an incredible tour of in Budapest we would otherwise not have seen. The Jewish Quarter was particularly interesting and Julia gave a history of the horror that occurred there. She also gave an excellent account of the post war era and its continuing influence on Hungarian culture. Without this our visit to Budapest would have been quite superficial albeit quite beautiful architecturally. Thank you so much Julia!

November 3, 2017

Julia is a really knowledgeable guide and a very cheery person to spend a few hours with. Her valuable insights into all things Budapest are obviously informed by being born and brought up there, but she also retains a true passion for the city, its history and its people.

April 26, 2018

We hired Julia to lead us on a Jewish tour of Budapest and we were not disappointed. Julia was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. Our grouped loved her. She met us at hotel with a small bus and spent 6 hours walking and driving through the Jewish area. We visited three synagogues and a number of “hidden gems” in the Jewish quarter. We ended the tour with a spectacular view of Budapest from the top of a hill. It was beautiful. We also visited the Shoe Memorial on the banks of the Danube River which was very powerful.

We would absolutely use Julia again and strongly recommend her for either a group or private tour when visiting Budapest. It was a great experience and a great end to a wonderful visit to Budapest.

May 18, 2018

We had the most wonderful tour with Julia! To start with, she is very personable and warm so we felt comfortable immediately! Julia is very knowledgeable about all things Budapest and shared so much information with us; from Jewish history to overall Budapest/Hungarian history to life in Budapest today. We walked alot and felt invigorated with every step! Julia was open to our every request & took us to a few off the beaten path places. It was our pleasure to share such a memorable day together.

June 8, 2018

Our family was extremely fortunate to have Julia as a guide for our Jewish walking tour in Budapest last week. Julia immediately established an easy rapport with all members of our group. She is an extremely knowledgeable guide, and passionate about Budapest. She conveys the beauty, history, tragedy, and vitality of the city in an unforgettable way. Although she individualizes the tour to your interests and needs, she instinctively knows what will work best and prove most memorable. The very poignant aspects of our tour were wonderfully balanced by her enthusiasm, humor, candor, patience, and the incredible insight that she provides. I can’t imagine a better way to be charmed by Budapest!

August 16, 2018

Julia is a very informative and knowledgeable guide. She is very personable and good company. This is a very interesting tour which, given the sad history, Julia handles sensitively. Highly recommended. Gary & Dolores

August 24, 2018

Julia was a fantastic tour guide. Our group of 8 would highly recommend her to anyone coming to Budapest.

August 30, 2018

Julia is an excellent tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Hungary. She explained things carefully and in a very organized way. We would recommend her because we think any tour she does would be a wonderful learning experience.

September 2, 2018

Julia is a knowledgeable professional guide who is passionate about the history of her hometown. Julia forthrightly described for us the tragedy of Hungarian Jews’ treatment during WWII and made certain to include all significant locales in what was the Jewish ghetto. She also included more recent historical perspective of the Russian occupation and its impact on the city. Julia was on time meeting us at out hotel and returned us there exactly four hours later. We two Canadians have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Julia as a down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is guide for your time in Budapest. She is a fantastic guide!

September 7, 2018

Julia was great. We walked throughout the city to the Jewish ghetto and then throughout the ghetto. She was informative, interesting and enjoyable. The great synagogue, cemetery and museum were moving especially with Julia’s commentary.

November 7, 2018

Julia took my wife and I on a Jewish Budapest tour. She was fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and informative. Not only did she show us the Jewish section and sights but also art and culture that is now in that area. We saw the ruin pubs and learned more about them then going on our own. She also took us to an amazing bakery for a coffee and snack- dont miss the Flodni!

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