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Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

1. Jewish Budapest: 3-Hour Small Group Tour with Historian

Discover one of the most popular areas of inner Pest. The 7th district is where Jewish culture has bloomed for over 200 years and today hosts the largest and most active Jewish community of Eastern Europe. As a highlight of the tour, visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue and discover the neighborhood of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and one of the largest synagogues in the world.  Walk through the Jewish Quarter, on the streets of the former Ghetto, which hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and kosher shops. Hear local stories of this neighborhood and about Budapest. During your walk, visit the Carl Lutz Memorial, dedicated to one of the Righteous Among the Nations, who is also known as Hungary’s Schindler. Then pass by the lively Gozsdu Passage and visit the Rumbach Street Synagogue, built in 1872 by Viennese architect Otto Wagner. Apart from the largest Synagogue of Europe, and the other two most important Synagogues, hear local tips about the ruin pubs and nightlife. Learn about the street art and other secrets of Elizabeth Town.

Budapest: Memento Park Ticket

2. Budapest: Memento Park Ticket

Discover gigantic monuments of the communist dictatorship and learn the history of this era in Hungary. At the end of the communist era, all statutes were removed from the streets of Budapest and set up in this park as a reminder of the era. Memento Park portrays the fall of communism in a unique way. On arrival, you will see Stalin's enormous grandstand, a replica of the one that used to stand in the former Parade square where Socialist holidays were celebrated by the leaders of the party and the state. You can also learn about the historical background by exploring the photo exhibition and watching the documentary titled "The Life of an Agent." The park isn't all serious either. You can always pose for a selfie with the statue of Lenin or some Soviet Red Army soldiers.

Budapest: Street Art Tour

3. Budapest: Street Art Tour

Nothing gives you a better insight into the cultural undercurrents of contemporary Budapest than its street art. Dive into a scene that’s been boldly growing and consistently pushing creative boundaries over the last few years on a walking tour where you will gain an insider's perspective on the city's history, culture, and politics. The bulk of this tour will be spent looking at murals, graffiti, and other forms of street art. The more you explore, the more you’ll find, dotted around the otherwise bare walls of the city’s Jewish Quarter. But you're not just here to take photos. Benefit from a discussion of each piece, in which you will get familiarized with the themes, socio-political context, and artists behind the artworks. With local artists dominating the scene – and using their work to celebrate the ideas, values, and ways of life that locals are passionate about – you’ll find yourself getting an accidental lesson in history and culture. Our small group tours are limited to 8 people, so you’ll have plenty of chances to ask questions and get local tips. 

Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

4. Alternative Budapest Walking Tours

Explore Budapest through its alternative cultures on a 3-hour small group walking tour of the sights and historical landmarks that other tours rarely show you. Go deeper into Budapest’s underground music, fashion and art scenes, and explore the present and future, rather than the past. Head away from the main tourist hangouts to explore Budapest's Jewish district, where the city’s alternative culture is kicking off. Just like East Berlin after the wall, Budapest's uncared for districts are becoming the places to be. Learn about, and visit, squats, cultural centers, abandoned synagogues and art galleries. Stop for a coffee or beer at an art and coffee collective, or a ruin bar-cum community center, bike workshop and analogue photography gallery!

Budapest: Downtown and Jewish Quarter Tour in German

5. Budapest: Downtown and Jewish Quarter Tour in German

We start the tour at the Houses of Parliament with a short explanation of the hungarian history. Then it followes a walk through the Downtown with the old buildings from the 1890s: art niveau palaces, the Postal Saving Bank, the Hungarian National Bank and the St. Stephan's Basilica. After this, the walk continues in the famous jewish districht, where several synagogues and jewish monuments can be find. But not only: modern street art and ruin pubs are here too (you'll get many tips of good restaurants & bars, of course). The end of the walking tour is at the Kazinczy street, near to the Karavan Street Food court and the famous Szimpla ruin pub.

Budapest: Pubs and Street Food Walking Tour

6. Budapest: Pubs and Street Food Walking Tour

The best way to immerse yourself in the local culture is to go to the local pubs. And if you’re short of a Hungarian buddy who would take you out, we’ll give you one. In order to understand the ruin bar phenomenon and why the concept was born in Budapest (of all places on Earth) you need a local friend at your side – a person who is qualified and experienced enough to teach you about all the Hungarian drinking traditions. This won’t be your regular pub crawl, mind you. We like to call it an educational walk from bar to bar while one experiences Budapest’s greatest contribution to the world’s pub culture. And in the meantime we also drink. Strictly for educational purposes.

Budapest: Street Food Tour with Beer and Food Tastings

7. Budapest: Street Food Tour with Beer and Food Tastings

This tour will give you an opportunity to taste authentic local delicacies and the amazing food of Hungary’s ethnic minorities in the liveliest areas of the city. Communism did not manage to eradicate the cultural diversity that Hungary had accumulated over 1000 years and that is what we celebrate on our Budapest Street Food tour. Led by one of our expert foodie guides, you’ll learn about the local culinary traditions in our favourite street food haunts where everything has been tested and approved by our team (and when it comes to food, we can be very demanding, too!). We understand that you feel squeamish about booking an Eastern-European food tour, but don’t you worry: we’ll be there to show you what to eat and how.

Budapest: Jewish District Walking Tour

8. Budapest: Jewish District Walking Tour

After being picked up by your guide, you will visit Rumbach Street’s synagogue. The building has been recently restored to breathtaking beauty and maintains a detailed history. Next, you will continue on to the second synagogue visit on Dohány Street – the biggest synagogue in all of Europe. Continue to the Hungarian Jewish Museum with your guide. You will also see the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden and the garden’s famous Tree of Life monument.  Next, your guide will take you to Gozsdu Court, the food and beverage district. Afterward, you will visit the Kazinczy Street Orthodox Synagogue. This final synagogue visit shows off its Art Nouveau architecture, which you can also explore through the inside of the building as well.  Your guide will take you next to the bohemian side of the Jewish Quarter, where you will be able to try some of the drinks at the famous, so-called ruin bar, Szimpla Garden. Along the whole tour, you can take in the famous murals and street art of Budapest.

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What people are saying about Budapest

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 93 reviews

We had a superb guide, whose knowledge of Hungarian history was very impressive and was a great pleasure to talk to, both about matters relating to the reserved tour and about more diverse aspects of European history and more contemporary events. We would have enjoyed spending a further thrtee hours with him.

Aron was a terrific guide for the Jewish quarter tour. Informed, articulate and passionate about history, Aron brought life to many of the sites in the quarter and weaved politics and history to give a wonderful portrayal of Jewish life in Budapest. Awesome. Thank you

Excellent tour with Gabriel (Gabor). just 3 in the group which was brilliant as we were able to ask lots of questions. saw absolutely loads in the time and learnt a lot. The guide was amazing and very knowledge and also approachable and friendly

Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide Aron. He is passionate about the history of Budapest and shares his passion and knowledge freely. We enjoyed our tour and learned about Budapest’s rich Jewish history.

Gabor is a great guide! Lots of historical and actual inputs. Entertaining and informative. One of the best guided tours we had so far. Highly recommended!