Free Jewish Legacy Tour says

The impact of Jewish communities in Budapest throughout history is pretty phenomenal, a legacy that has made the Jewish quarter in Budapest a UNESCO world heritage site which includes Europe’s largest synagogue, the second largest on the planet, the largest Jewish community in Eastern-Central Europe and a prominent, rich heritage and Jewish culture. This free walking tour takes in the area in and around the enchanting Jewish district in Budapest and is great for learning more about Jewish traditions and their way of life, the impact they have had on the city, hidden treasures of the Jewish district, the tragic history of the Holocaust in Budapest & Hungary and much, much more. A very interesting and at times emotional tour with an engaging local guide, making seeing and understanding the Jewish district easily accessible and at a relaxed tempo. Overall, it is a very worth-while experience to get more from your time in Budapest.

Tour information

At the turn of the 19th Century the numbers of Jews in Budapest increased dramatically, heavily influencing Hungarian society. They were hugely influential as they introduced Hungary to capitalism and sparked a cultural revival in Budapest. Despite the terror of the Holocaust, the Jewish community is still very much alive today. Come join us on our free 2.5 hour tour as we show you around Budapest’s Jewish District, share with you the tales of its people, discover its hidden treasures and visit Europe’s Largest Synagogue!

This tour includes:

Synagogue Triangle — Rightous among the Nations — Budapest ruin pubs — Famous Hungarian Jews — Europe's largest synagogue — Jewish traditions & everyday life — The Martyr Cemetary — Hungarian Hollywood stars — Miklós Radnóti, a Hungarian Holocaust writer — Shoes memorial

Traveler Reviews

  • “Three very good tours”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June1, 2016

    We went on the general walking tour and the red tour with Regi and the Jewish tour with Andris. All three tours were funny, informative and enjoyable. The guides were local and spoke very good…

  • “Great tour by a great guide”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June1, 2016

    Regi did a great job at guiding us through Budapest, not only did she mention alot of small interesting details, but she also tried to make us feel good by making alot of jokes. Great job!

  • “Fabulous City, fabulous guide.”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 30, 2016

    The tour with Erika was fabulous. Her enjoyable explanations about Budapest made history come alive before us. Although we were a large group she was very patient with all our inquiries. Furthermore…

On arrival

By Metro:
The closest metro station to St. Stephen’s Basilica is Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út Metro station (yellow line). This would leave you at Andrássy Avenue which is one of the main streets of Budapest, from there you can easily see the back of the Basilica (It is the highest building in town, can’t miss it babe!) So just walk there and you’ll find us in front of the Basilica. Look for the guides in light-blue HostelCulture T-shirt!

On foot:
Budapest is a very walkable city, you can get to the main attractions in 15 mins walking and St. Stephen’s Basilica is the biggest church in Budapest and also the highest building of the city (together with the Parliament) so is difficult to miss it out. You can walk to St. Stephen’s Basilica from your Hostel, just make sure you take our flyer-map.

Things to note

Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!

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From 14:30 to 17:00
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