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Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter provided by Budapest Jewish Walk

Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter

Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
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From World War II ghettos to local eateries, travelers that want to uncover the cultural heritage of Budapest's bustling Jewish Quarter shouldn't miss this private walking tour. Known to locals as District VII, you can explore the neighborhood's narrow streets and historic landmarks as your guide tells stories of the historically Jewish area. Along the way, pass synagogues and prayer houses, residences and memorials, and even the famed ruin bars.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Uncover Budapest's Jewish history on this guided Jewish Quarter walking tour
  • See historic workshop spaces—Kazinczy, Rumbach, and Dohány Street Synagogues
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private tour, where you see what you want
  • Get around without hassles, with Budapest hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
  • During the tour you are going to see a huge variety of sights in a relatively small part of Pest. The Jewish Quarter of the seventh district is quite compact, that's why walking is the best way of exploring it. Whichever direction we choose to start our walk in the quarter, we are going to see a lot from the second largest non-Orthodox synagogue in the world to the smallest prayer houses, attractive residential buildings and memorial places of the area: astonishing, all with their own stories. Some of the gems of our itinerary you might already be familiar with but by taking part in the tour you will have the chance to build a new perspective towards them: the synagogues of the so-called synagogue triangle of Budapest such as the Kazinczy, the Rumbach and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden with the touching Emmanuel tree, the Budapest Jewish Museum and the exhibitions of the Jewish Archives, The Vasvári Street Synagogue, the Carl Lutz Memorial, the stumbling stones of the quarter’s streets, the last remaining part of the WWII ghetto wall or the iconic Shoes Monument on the riverbank of the Danube. I will also bring you to places mostly visited and used by the locals. You can peep into their everyday lives: courtyards just like the Gozsdu Courtyard, little shops, eateries, confectioneries, the mikveh in Kazinczy Street, art galleries, festival scenes, old and newly opened cafés, the unique ruin bars including the iconic Szimpla will all make you get closer to an insider's look. Just let yourself emerge in the atmosphere! Our itinerary can be highly flexible. If you have deeper interest in something and want to spent more time in a place or you would skip another, no problem. The aim is to give you a good overall picture with lots of stories rather than facts: Always trying to organise the tour as informative, integrating and fun as it is possible. Book a tour to enjoy, explore, learn and get the most out of your stay in Budapest in the company of a professional guide!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Uncover Budapest's Jewish history on this guided Jewish Quarter walking tour
  • See historic workshop spaces—Kazinczy, Rumbach, and Dohány Street Synagogues
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private tour, where you see what you want
  • Get around without hassles, with Budapest hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
  • During the tour you are going to see a huge variety of sights in a relatively small part of Pest. The Jewish Quarter of the seventh district is quite compact, that's why walking is the best way of exploring it. Whichever direction we choose to start our walk in the quarter, we are going to see a lot from the second largest non-Orthodox synagogue in the world to the smallest prayer houses, attractive residential buildings and memorial places of the area: astonishing, all with their own stories. Some of the gems of our itinerary you might already be familiar with but by taking part in the tour you will have the chance to build a new perspective towards them: the synagogues of the so-called synagogue triangle of Budapest such as the Kazinczy, the Rumbach and the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Garden with the touching Emmanuel tree, the Budapest Jewish Museum and the exhibitions of the Jewish Archives, The Vasvári Street Synagogue, the Carl Lutz Memorial, the stumbling stones of the quarter’s streets, the last remaining part of the WWII ghetto wall or the iconic Shoes Monument on the riverbank of the Danube. I will also bring you to places mostly visited and used by the locals. You can peep into their everyday lives: courtyards just like the Gozsdu Courtyard, little shops, eateries, confectioneries, the mikveh in Kazinczy Street, art galleries, festival scenes, old and newly opened cafés, the unique ruin bars including the iconic Szimpla will all make you get closer to an insider's look. Just let yourself emerge in the atmosphere! Our itinerary can be highly flexible. If you have deeper interest in something and want to spent more time in a place or you would skip another, no problem. The aim is to give you a good overall picture with lots of stories rather than facts: Always trying to organise the tour as informative, integrating and fun as it is possible. Book a tour to enjoy, explore, learn and get the most out of your stay in Budapest in the company of a professional guide!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25047P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional, licensed, local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off or restaurant drop-off for lunch/dinner
  • Recommending and booking a table at a local restaurant on the tour day or any other days of your stay if required
  • Arranging kosher meals/snacks if required
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended in some synagogues or in the mikveh)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: In the lobby of your hotel or in front of your accomodation (rented flat etc.) Dates: Daily
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved but you can always ask for a break
  • Dress code: be prepared with your own hat/cap and scarf if you do not want to wear the pieces provided by the synagogues
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional, licensed, local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off or restaurant drop-off for lunch/dinner
  • Recommending and booking a table at a local restaurant on the tour day or any other days of your stay if required
  • Arranging kosher meals/snacks if required
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended in some synagogues or in the mikveh)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: In the lobby of your hotel or in front of your accomodation (rented flat etc.) Dates: Daily
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved but you can always ask for a break
  • Dress code: be prepared with your own hat/cap and scarf if you do not want to wear the pieces provided by the synagogues
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 20, 2021
A note from Budapest City Walk in Jewish Quarter
Guide is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Judy K
Chicago, IL5 contributions
A Wonderful Day!
Oct 2021
Discovering Timea’s Jewish Walking Tour was indeed a lucky find before our trip to Budapest. Several years ago, we visited the Great Synagogue and thought we had learned something about Jewish life in Budapest. This visit, we saw Budapest through the eyes of someone who has lived her life and experienced her family’s history in this remarkable Jewish community. Timea bought to life the Hungarian Jewish experience by sharing stories about her family and other members of what was once a vibrant Jewish community. For the first time, we understood just how assimilated Jews were into Hungarian life in the century before World War II. As we toured the area of the former Ghetto, Timea guided us through three synagogues (in such a way that we avoided crowds and tours), pointed out important landmarks and shared stories. With a touch of humor and a recognition of reality, Tamea shared what it is like to live in Budapest today. At the end of the tour, Tamea drove us to the famous Old Jewish Cemetery on Kozma Street. It is unusual for a Jewish Cemetery because it is filled with sculpted figures and elaborate mausoleums in the art nouveau style. And, there, through Timea’s insights and our own eyes, we understood what we had seen during our tour: The Jewish Community of Budapest was remarkable before the War and, despite the effort to rid Hungary of its Jewish population towards the end of World War II, continues to be so today. Thank you, Timea, for a day we will always remember, and we highly recommend this tour.
Written October 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Morgan D
3 contributions
Highly Recommend Tímea for your group in Budapest!
Oct 2021
I highly recommend Tímea! She accommodated our student group of 16 and was very flexible. We saw the Great Synagogue, stumbling stones, the Gozsdu Courtyard, the last remaining piece of the ghetto wall, the Rumbach Synagogue, and the Kazinczy Synagogue (among many other things). After the official tour, she provided Budapest recommendations to our students. In addition, she provided further reading and resources for us to reflect on afterward. Her life, perspective & personal connection are invaluable! She welcomed questions and made the tour very interactive. She is extremely kind, personable, and approachable. We are grateful for the experience!
Written October 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joseph_F48
La Mesa, CA28 contributions
Highly recommend this tour and tour guide
Timmy was an excellent and very special tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a real pleasure to tour with her. I would highly recommend touring with her. A very special lady
Written August 15, 2021
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traveling girl
1 contribution
Exceptional tour with a Faboulous Extreemely Knowledgeable Guide
Dec 2019
We are so grateful to Timea for the incredible tour of the Jewish Quarter and other areas of Budapest. She gave our trip a much deeper meaning through her vast knowledge of the history of the city. This awareness comes from a deep connection to the city, as she grew up in Budapest, and generations of her family have been rooted there.
Written February 9, 2020
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JLC
4 contributions
Memorable Tour of a Lifetime
Sep 2019
We felt honored to take a private tour with Timea Tarjani. This choice was based on relatives recommendations and other positive reviews. Our purpose was a pilgrimage to learn about the Jewish history of Budapest. Timea's comprehensive tour did not disappoint. From the moment we met her we had an instant connection. Her passion and knowledge came from personal experience that was not biased. Her honesty, integrity, and kindness made her an ambassador for Budapest and her country. We can call her our friend. It was truly an enriching experience we will never forget.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FabVan00
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Excellent tour of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest
My husband and I booked a half day tour of the Jewish Quarter with Timea through the internet. She met us at our hotel and walked us through Budapest to the Jewish Quarter while telling us the Jewish history of Budapest. She brought us to synagogues and some Jewish highlights. We went inside some old buildings in the Jewish quarter that otherwise we wouldn’t have been available to. Timea is very knowledgeable of the current climate of the Jewish life in Budapest as well as their history. She grew up in Budapest during the Communist era and have grandparents who survived the concentration camps. She shared with us personal and meaningful stories. We also spoke about food, architecture, times during the Communism rule and she give us tips for our next three days in Budapest. At the end of the tour she took us to what has become our favorite restaurant in Budapest! We highly recommend Timea’s tour of the Jewish Quarter
Written December 7, 2019
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ronenozer
Haifa, Israel18 contributions
Nice tour charming an knowledgeable guide
Sep 2019
The tour was very enlightening and interesting the guide knew a lot and describe Jewish history in interesting way
Written November 4, 2019
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Tami C
2 contributions
Very interesting tour in Jewish Quarter with Timea
Oct 2019
We booked the tour in the Jewish Quarter with the guide Timea.
We had a fascinating morning. Timea is a honest and kind person. She shared with us her wide knowledge and her own family history. Do not miss this tour when you visit Budapest.
Written November 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben S
Delray Beach, FL9 contributions
If you’re in Budapest, then forget the rest!
Our ancestry is part Hungarian. The stories I heard from my parents, survivors of the holocaust, as a child, were confirmed by Timea whose knowledge, historical background and experiences were right on the mark. I was really blown away by her kindnesses, compassion and warmth as an experienced guide. I would highly recommend her tour(s) to anyone who visits this beautiful, cultural and historical city. If you take my suggestion and hire her, tell her Jill and Ben say hello. You won’t regret it.
Written October 29, 2019
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Divee55
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Excellent Tour with Extraordinary guide
Sep 2019
Our last day in Budapest and the end of a very special trip was wonderful because we spent it with Timea. As the other reviewers have said, she is warm, engaging and knowledgeable about the Jewish quarter and the history of the Jewish community in
Budapest.We discovered the major synagogue sites as well as hidden courtyards giving us historical insight into the community. She also shared her personal experiences so we connected with her on a personal level. We would highly recommend her and enjoyed every minute of our time with her.
Written October 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Highly recommended tour of pat and present Jewish Budapest
Timea was an amazing guide! Besides being extremely knowledgeable, interesting, well spoken and warm, her own life
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Budapest Jewish Walk
Excellent tour - well worth the time and effort in arranging this. Should be a must for all visitors to the city
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i will not pay money to enter a synagogue
i wanted to visit the biggest synagugue in europe but the charge 13 euros to enter. no way! i will not pay money to
Patrickgamar
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Timea is a gem
We spent a total of 9 hrs with Timea over 2 days. The first one in Jewish Budapest and the 2nd a broader view of Bu
danielfromNJ
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Fantastic for the whole family
We were a family of 5 with only a short amount of time in Budapest and wanted to really get an insider's view of th
lydias
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We found a hidden gem in Timea
We were a party of 4 who were privileged to have Timea as our guide. She is a passionate and knowledgeable narrator
Dorothy B
Dorothy B
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An Unforgettable Experience!
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend five days in Budapest this August. By far the smartest thing we did was
Isaac V
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Jewish Quarter walking tour with Timea
A must while you visit Budapest. Timea shares her deep and personal local knowledge to provide you the best walking
dsmajy
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Incredible morning with Timea
I’ve taken many walking tours, but none were as special as the one with Timea. Her knowledge, attention to detail a
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Fascinating tour
This was extremely interesting. Included a tour of the Dohány synagogue and jewish museum and memorial garden. The
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Enlightening Look at Jewish Budapest
Based on the reviews posted for this tour, we booked with Timea. Our entire group of four was impressed with Timea'
Aaron H
Aaron H
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Outstanding Budapest tours!!!!
Timea has so much knowledge about the Jewish history and general history of Budapest as well! She brought incredibl
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A passionate guide
Timea is very passionate about Budapest, its history, its charms and its food. We spent two wonderful mornings with
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One of a kind walking tour with outstanding guide
We spent half a day with Timea on a private walking tour visiting many sights around Budapest and it was by far the
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Two Wonderful Tours with Budapest Jewish Walk
Our family of five (three children ages 10, 12 and 15) were so fortunate to have taken two tours with Timea in July
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