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Budapest Jewish Quarter Tours

Hidden Treasure Tours offers the visitors of Budapest tours that embrace vestiges of the past and give insight into the contemporary life in Budapest.
An absolute must is the tour of the Budapest Jewish quarter. You can discover with us the area of the former Jewish Ghetto of Budapest, its synagogues, the cemetery, memorials and unique architecture. The three major religious wings of the Hungarian Jewry are represented here by the Jewish Triangle; learn about the Neologue, Status Quo Ante and Orthodox wings of the religion. Rigtheous Gentiles, Theodor Herzl, Hanna Szenes and Tony Curtis are also met during the tour. Explore the history, culture and religious life of a community that plays an important role in the development of multicultural Hungary.

Dohany street Synagogue in Budapest

Dohany
Synagogue

Wallenberg Memorial Park

Wallenberg
Park

Rumbach Sebestyen street Synagogue in Budapest

Rumbach
Synagogue

Heroes Temple synagogue

Heroes'
Temple

Carl Lutz

Memorial
to Carl Lutz

Kazinczy street Synagogue

Kazinczy
Synagogue

Vasv�ri Pal street synagogue

Vasvari
Synagogue





Dohany street Synagogue & Hungarian Jewish Museum visiting options

The Dohany street great synagogue is a must see among the top sights of Budapest. We recommend visiting the synagogue to all those visitors of Budapest who wish to see Europe's largest and most spectacular synagogue, understand the once very large Hungarian Jewish community's history, learn about the Hungarian Holocaust and the most important Righteous Gentiles who helped save lives in the darkest part of the 20th century history of Hungary.



1. ADMISSION TICKETS & BASIC TOUR FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

Ticket includes:
- priority entry into the complex of the Dohany Synagogue
- optional 45 - 60 minute-long professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
Departure time: daily at 10:00 AM
Language: English (ask your guide for other available languages that day)
Price: 15 EUR/adults; 12 EUR/students
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for a basic tour & priority admission tickets.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.

2. PRIVATE TOUR OF DOHANY SYNAGOGUE

We recommend this program to those visitors who wish to have a personalized experience and avoid joining large crowds when visiting the Dohany synagogue's complex. This tour offers a great opportunity to understand the history of the largest Jewish temple of Europe, get an insight into the once very large Hungarian Jewish community's life, learn about the Hungarian Holocaust and the most important Righteous Gentiles who helped save lives in the darkest part of the 20th century history of Hungary.
The program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
Departure time: optional, upon request
Language: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew (please mark your language preference when submitting a reservation)
Price: 50 EUR + 15 EUR/person
Duration of program: approximately one hour
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for a private tour of the Dohany synagogue.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.

3. GROUP DISCOUNTED ADMISSION TICKETS

Ticket includes:
- priority entry
- optional and free 45 - 60 minute-long professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture. (PLEASE NOTE: only the guides who posess the permission of the Hungarian Jewish Community are allowed to guide in the synagogue!)
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
Departure time: optional, upon request
Language: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese (please mark your language preference when submitting a reservation)
Price: 12,5 EUR/adults; 9 EUR/students (prices available from minimum 10 participants)
Payment methods: PayPal, credit card, bank transfer, wire. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for group admission tickets.

Guided tour in the Jewish Museum: a 30 minute-long extension of the live guided tour is available in the Jewish Museum for 1 EUR/adult or student extra to the prices detailed above.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.





Dohany street Synagogue & Jewish District visiting options

This program is recommended for visitors who wish to visit the Dohany Synagogue and get acquainted with the Jewish district of Budapest that spreads around the Dohany Synagogue. This part of Budapest became an important commercial and trade town in the medieval times. By the 18th century it attracted hundreds of Jewish families also, from all over Europe to make a living and eventually settle here. By the 19th century one quarter of the population of the area was Jewish - with a strong Hungarian patriotic attitude. They established the Neologue Jewish Community, the movement that dominates the Hungarian Jewish religion even today. The community played a very important role in the development of the Hungarian capital and its members became outstanding figures of the Hungarian political, cultural, educational, sport and scientific life.
After visiting the Dohany synagogue, the Holocaust Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Park the tour continues with a walk in the Jewish district. Learn about the dark part of the history when this territory of Budapest became the ghetto and thousands of people have died here. Walk the path of history to understand the 20th century history of Central - Eastern Europe and see the streets that witnessed so much history but are now reviving into the coolest party district of Budapest, bustling again with commercial and cultural life with a great number of fascinating old buildings.
During the walk you can learn about Jewish memorials, experience the unique, special atmosphere of this multicultural district of Budapest. While walking among the ruined or wounded and already renovated buildings you get to learn about the Hungarian Jewry, the history of the Budapest ghetto and also the Hungarian holocaust. This is a stroll along narrow streets best explored with the help of a professional guide, expert in Jewish history.


1. DOHANY SYNAGOGUE & JEWISH DISTRICT - STANDARD TOUR FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

Program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
- walk in the Jewish district
- visit the street of the Kazinczy Orthodox Synagogue
- visit the Carl Lutz Memorial
- visit the Gozsdu Courtyard
Duration of program: approximately 2 hours
Departure of program: 10:00 AM daily from the Dohany Synagogue
Language: English
Price: 26 EUR/adults; 24 EUR/students
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for Dohany Synagogue & Jewish district tickets.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays.

2. DOHANY SYNAGOGUE & JEWISH DISTRICT - PRIVATE TOUR FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

We recommend this program to those visitors who wish to have a personalized experience and avoid joining large crowds when visiting the Dohany synagogue's complex and the Jewish district.
The program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
- walk in the Jewish district
- walk the street of the Kazinczy Orthodox Synagogue
- visit the Carl Lutz Memorial
- visit the Gozsdu Courtyard
Duration of program: approximately 2 hours
Departure of program: at requested time from the Dohany Synagogue or your accommodation
Price: 65 EUR + 15 EUR/person
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for a private tour of the Dohany Synagogue & Jewish district.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.

3. DOHANY SYNAGOGUE & JEWISH DISTRICT - TOUR FOR GROUPS

Program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
- walk in the Jewish district
- visit the street of the Kazinczy Orthodox Synagogue
- visit the Carl Lutz Memorial
- visit the Gozsdu Courtyard
Duration of program: approximately 2 hours
Departure of program: optional, upon request
Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew
Price: 18,5 EUR/adults; 16 EUR/students
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for Dohany Synagogue & Jewish district tickets.

Guided tour in the Jewish Museum: a 30 minute-long extension of the guided tour is available in the Jewish Museum for 1 EUR/adult or student extra to the prices detailed above.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.





Extended Jewish District visiting options

This program is recommended for visitors who wish to learn about the differences between the three major wings of the Hungarian Jewish religion and see the main synagogues representing these movements in order to have an insight into the Hungarian Jewry's past and present.
Jews lived in the Carpathian Basin already in the times of the Roman Empire. Learning about the Hungarian Jewish history is a wonderful travel back in time during which the whole, one thousand year - old European history of Hungary also unfolds for the visitor.
This program is meant to offer a complete, detailed tour of the Budapest Jewish district for those interested in learning about the Hungarian Judaism, or their Hungarian Jewish roots or are interested in understanding the Hungarian Jewish heritage.
After visiting the Dohany Synagogue, the Holocaust Cemetery and the Raoul Wallenberg Park the tour continues with the walk in the Jewish district, the visit of the Kazinczy Synagogue and the orthodox neighborhood. The higlight of this program is the Jewish History Exhibition of Pest, where we take visitors back in time to step into the homes of Jewish families and see real Jewish households from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.


1. EXTENDED JEWISH DISTRICT - TOUR FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

Program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
- walk in the Jewish district
- learn about the first Jewish settlement of Pest, the Orczy House
- entry to Kazinczy Synagogue
- visit the Carl Lutz Memorial
- visit the Gozsdu Courtyard
- highlight of the program: entry to the Jewish History Exhibition of Pest to visit Jewish family homes
Duration of program: approximately 3,5 - 4 hours
Departure of program: 10:00 AM daily from the Dohany Synagogue
Language: English
Price: 39 EUR/adults; 36 EUR/students
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for Extended Jewish District tour tickets.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays.

2. EXTENDED JEWISH DISTRICT - PRIVATE TOUR FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

We recommend this program to those visitors who wish to have a personalized experience and avoid joining large crowds when visiting the Dohany Synagogue's complex, the Kazinczy Synagogue and the Jewish district.
The program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
- walk in the Jewish district
- learn about the first Jewish settlement of Pest, the Orczy House
- entry to Kazinczy Synagogue
- visit the Carl Lutz Memorial
- visit the Gozsdu Courtyard
- highlight of the program: entry to the Jewish History Exhibition of Pest
Duration of program: approximately 3,5 - 4 hours
Departure of program: at requested time from the Dohany Synagogue or your accommodation
Price: 100 EUR + 20 EUR/person
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for a private, Extended Jewish District tour.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.

3. EXTENDED JEWISH DISTRICT - TOUR FOR GROUPS

Program includes:
- priority entry
- professional guidance by a guide authorized by the Hungarian Jewish Community, expert of the Hungarian history and the Jewish religion and culture.
- entry to Dohany synagogue
- entry to Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park
- visit the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial
- learn about the Heroes' Temple dedicated to the Jewish soldiers of WWI.
- visit the Righteous Gentiles Memorial
- visit the Holocaust Cemetery
- visit the Forced Labour Holocaust Memorial
- entry to Hungarian Jewish Museum and audioguide
- walk in the Jewish district
- learn about the first Jewish settlement of Pest, the Orczy House
- entry to Kazinczy Synagogue
- visit the Carl Lutz Memorial
- visit the Gozsdu Courtyard
- highlight of the program: entry to the Jewish History Exhibition of Pest
Duration of program: approximately 3,5 - 4 hours
Departure of program: optional, upon request
Language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew
Price: 23 EUR/adults; 21,5 EUR/students
Payment methods: PayPal or credit card. These tickets are NOT AVAILABLE at the Ticket Office of the synagogue.
Reservation: Please submit a request for an Extended Jewish District tour tickets.

Guided tour in the Jewish Museum: a 30 minute-long extension of the guided tour is available in the Jewish Museum for 1 EUR/adult or student extra to the prices detailed above.
IMPORTANT: the Dohany synagogue and the Hungarian Jewish Museum are closed on Saturdays and Jewish religious & Hungarian national holidays. Check the available dates in the reservation form.



Important information


How to book a tour? Just fill in a reservation form bellow please where you find all the necessary details or send us your request via mail.

How to pay for a tour? The tours must be prepurchased. After contacting us via email or sending a reservation form we send you our confirmation and the options for payment. You can use PayPal or purchase your tour with a credit card online (we will send you the link to our secure online payment interface) or send us a bank transfer.

What are the means of transportation used during a tour? The Jewish quarter tours are walkable. When taking a private tour extended to sights, synagogues that are outside of the Jewish district, then city public transportation is convenient and affordable or we can use also taxis or for maximum comfort we can help you have a private transfer by car, minivan or bus.


Departures & prices of the Jewish district tours

Please find the prices and other important information of the programs detailed at each tour here above.


These programs require special expertise that few professional guides possess, in order to make sure you get the maximum out of your Budapest Jewish experience please fill in a reservation form.
The Dohany street synagogue has to deal with a heavy visitor traffic daily, and there might be extremely long lines at the ticket office and also at the security checking.
Due to last minute changes in the opening hours for any reason by the synagogues, we can not take any responsibility.
The synagogues in Budapest are closed on Saturdays and Hungarian national and Jewish religious holidays. Please check your arrival date before booking a tour.

The prices include the admission tickets, where applicable.
Prices seen on our site are valid only until further notice.
Children under 6 are free.
Make a reservation.

Reserving a tour
Please send us your request by filling in a form bellow (please avoid special letters other than English). In case of private tours please mention where you want the tour to start from (for ex: hotel, front of Dohany synagogue, etc.). We respond to your request by email and give you the necessary details to proceed.

RESERVATION FORM FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

REQUESTED PROGRAM  

DATE OF PROGRAM  

PREFERRED TIME  

PREFERRED LANGUAGE  

ADULTS  

STUDENTS  

CONTACT PERSON  

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*PHONE  

Questions, special requests  

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Reserve a program for your group.
Please send us your request by filling in a form bellow (please avoid special letters other than English). We respond to your request by email and give you the necessary details to proceed.

RESERVATION FORM FOR GROUPS
(minimum 10 participants)

REQUESTED PROGRAM  

REQUESTED DATE  

REQUESTED TIME  

PREFERRED LANGUAGE  

ADULTS  

STUDENTS  

CONTACT PERSON  

BUDAPEST
ACCOMMODATION  

*E-mail  

*Phone  

Questions, others  

( * we need these information to confirm the booking and contact you)



Meeting point of the Jewish district tours
In case of regular tours the meeting point is in front of the Dohany street synagogue main gate, before going through the security check. In case of private tours guests will be met at the meeting point specified during the reservation procedure.

Getting there
Take subway M1 (yellow) / M2 (red) / M3 (blue) to Deák tér station, then walk on Károly körút towards Astoria square, or take subway M2, tram 47, 49 or bus 7, 78 to Astoria station, then walk on Károly körút towards Deák tér. The Dohány Synagogue is at walking distance from the Danube, from the downtown hotels in Pest and the pedestrian shopping street Váci utca.


The Jewish Quarter of Budapest

  • It is located in the 7th district of Budapest, on the eastern bank of the Danube, the Pest side of the city, roughly between the Kiraly utca - Karoly korut - Dohany utca - and Erzsebet korut. This part of Budapest belongs to the 7th district, and bears the name of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi), hence the name Erzsebetvaros. The 7th district is one of the smallest districts of Budapest, and it hasn't changed much since World War II. Some parts of it have changed a lot, not to their best. Investers have succeeded in obtaining permissions for demolation, and construction without involving the Ministry of Cultural Heritage or the Monument Protection Directorate. Watch this short movie and understand more: Legacy For Sale - Hungary.

  • Many do. However, after World War II many Jews have either left the country, or those who stayed have spread around in Budapest's other districts. Another district of Budapest, where many Jews live now is along the Danube bank, on the Pest side of the city. In Hungarian it is called Ujlipotvaros, Leopold's Town in English. Many of the Swedish protected houses were in this area, one of the streets here actually bears the name of Raoul Wallenberg.

  • The first thing visitors notice is how empty the streets get when leaving the corner of the Dohany synagogue behind. Hollo utca, Kazinczy utca, Rumbach Sebestyen utca, Sip utca, Nagy Diofa utca, Klauzal ter, Wesselenyi and Dob utca are full of hidden treasures of the once prosperous Jewish life in this part of the town. Faded remains of former shop-advertisements, imprints of the names of Jewish craftsmen-houseowners above gates, Jewish symbols and monograms of architects and houseowners on the cast-iron railings of staircases, menora decorations on balconies and entrance gates; synagogues facing the streets (Dohany synagogue), hidden behind dwelling houses in inner courts (Vasvari synagogue), attached to the community's office block (Rumbach synagogue) and


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