Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours

Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours

Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours
4.5
Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Private Tours
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Budapest has the largest Jewish community in Central Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical Jewish heritage. Through centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been intertwined. Hungarian Jews played and are also playing today an important role in the country's economical, cultural and political life. Since 1995 we show to Budapest visitors the Hungarian and Jewish culture in our country. Our well trained guides have the necessary qualifications to help you understand the Jewish past and present in Budapest and in Hungary. Tours are organized in two languages (English and German). We try to keep the sightseeing tours with small groups of guests.
Budapest, Hungary

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Chaim Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands43 contributions
Jun. 2022
I am Jewish and I have to say if our guide Barbara didn't know something she fixed it with her kindness and that counts so much. When we joined her again after spending time with an "official" guide from the museum she provided all the details she didn't know, details we were asking about. She searched for it while we had a really, really poor experience in a group with a state guide repeating info we could read in the brochure! Budapest Jewish Heritage tours I will recommend to my friends because they are honest and try so hard to pass on our (Jewish) history. They recommended us a specialized Jewish private tour in Prague where we are aiming soon and we plan to take their advice. Thank you for your effort.
Written July 2, 2022
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skasbi
Paris, France71 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
We did the tour with the Jewish Heritage Tour and it was awful! The guide didn’t know anything about the synagogue or provided wrong comments.
Tour is free by the synagogue if you purchase the entrance ticket. It is in many languages and it is very good!!!!
Written February 22, 2022
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NormaJZ
Las Vegas, NV7 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Solo
Last Friday, September 13th, 2019 I took the Budapest Jewish Heritage Walking Tour and it is with disappointment, I have to give it a poor rating . The main guide Barbara was wonderful... knowledgeable, informative and with a warm personality. But the Jewish Museum guide the group of 11 was passed to, for a great length of precious time was terrible . She spent the entire time on the Jewish Calendar, ignoring all the articles on display. 5 out of the 11 tour members left her portion of the tour, and went downstairs to wait for Barbara to continue . When asked to describe the articles, she told me that she doesn’t do that on her tour ! She also skips the entire 2nd floor which I found by wondering off ... very important artifacts on that floor with descriptions!
Barbara was great ... Museum guide awful !
Written September 16, 2019
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Pam A
Lake Macquarie, Australia71 contributions
Sep. 2019
Interesting tour with knowledgeable tour guide. Started in the Synagogue where the histoyof the Synagogue was explained and then moved outside to the cemetery contains the remains of members of the Jewish population who died in the ghetto in Budapest towards the end of WW11. A great tour which is highly recommended. The inside of the Synagogue is beautiful.
Written September 13, 2019
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Dear Pam A, Thank you for your feedback. It is always a pleasure to read the satisfaction of the guests. Best regards, Gabriella
Written October 12, 2019
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Dkd5x
London, UK6 contributions
Sep. 2018
Guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Thoroughly recommend this tour to make your holiday meaningful.
Written August 7, 2019
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Travel723013
1 contribution
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful tour with Chilla. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the Jewish people in Budapest and Hungary up until present day. The tour was informative and interesting. It was the best tour we had in Budapest and one of the best tours we have had in any city.
Written July 2, 2019
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Meshulam H
3 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
I had an overwhelming tour instructed by Barbara (Barby) in english. She covered historical issues and mile stones in a comprehensive way that made events almost visual.
I have a warm recommendation on Barbara and her tour. Enjoy
Written June 3, 2019
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DCRE
Washington DC, DC85 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
When we were unable to secure tickets online for the tour offered on the Great Synagogue's website, the concierge at the Budaoest Hilton booked a prepaid tour for us with Jewish Heritage Tours. We were told that we should meet our guide at 9:45 the next morning for a tour commencing at 10 AM. When the guide had not arrived by 10:00 (and there were 10-15 people awaiting him), we called the company and were told the guide was running late. When no guide had apoeared by 10:30, we were told to "wait a little longer" while they checked on the situation. Upon calling again at 10:45, we were advised that the guide had called in sick and no replacement was available but our money would be refunded. Fortunately, we were able to ourchase tickets directly from the synagogue's ticket office. We would advise you not to do business with this company.
Written May 15, 2019
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Stephen K
Delray Beach, FL125 contributions
May 2019
We chose to hire though Trip Ad visor a personal guide . She meet us at the hotel (IHG) on the river and Suzy Szoke
began the tour. We did walk in all about 3 miles but every block was a new fact about the Jewish Quarter.Of course the high light was the Dohany Muzeum(Temple) and its history . Plus we visited two other temples. Stopped for coffee twice . Her knowlege and her Ipad were quite and education. It took 4 hours and she brought back to the hotel. The guides have to have a licence so facts are not op ions.
Written May 8, 2019
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Tony H
Buckhurst Hill, UK234 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Friends
If in Budapest you must visit to learn of the history. Let us never forget!

We booked our tour direct with the synagogue. There was the choice of a half hour tour of the Dohany Street Synagogue or the option to add a walking tour of the Jewish area including other Synagogues. It was amazing to see the difference between the different places of worship an the reasons why they are so different. Our tour inside was maybe 30 people but only eight for the much more personal extended walking tour which took maybe 2 hours. Take the extended tour.

Top Tip: Book directly with the Synagoue
Written April 28, 2019
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