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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Experience the rich heritage and traditional cuisine of Budapest’s Jewish Quarter on this 4-hour walking tour. Your local guide will take you to see the World War II memorials, the Dohány Street Synagogue and the shops and restaurants of the Jewish Quarter, an area that has become a popular hotspot. You’ll sit in one of the hip ruin pubs and sample authentic local dishes over lunch, getting a flavor for flodni, an apple, walnut and poppy seed pastry, as well as palinka, a fruit brandy made famous by Hungarians.
  • 4-hour culinary and cultural walking tour of Budapest’s old Jewish quarter with an expert guide
  • Explore Budapest’s former WWII Jewish Ghetto, now an arty and food hotspot
  • See the Dohány Street Synagogue and other Jewish sites as you walk
  • Visit memorials to WWII’s Jewish victims and learn about the area’s sad history
  • Stop to sample Jewish treats such as flodni and turos taska (curd-cheese pastries)
  • Enjoy a typically Jewish lunch at a restaurant and down a kosher pálinka in a ruin pub
  • Benefit from a personalized experience on a small-group tour limited to six people
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Expert guide
Food tastings
Drinks tastings including pálinka
Lunch with wine
Entrance fee to a Synagogue
Entrance fees to Dohány Grand Synagogue
Gratuities

Departure Point

Budapest, Madách Imre tér, 1075 Hungary

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Join your guide in central Budapest and head toward the Seventh District, the epicenter of the Jewish community and a hotspot with locals and visitors alike. Your guide will discuss the history of the area as you go, from its medieval roots to its transformation into a ghetto during World War II. Hear how the remaining community set the foundations for the popular scene it is today, with lively bars, restaurants and myriad tributes to its previous generations.

Continue on to see Europe’s largest synagogue, the Moorish-style Dohány Street Synagogue. You’ll pause to view important Jewish monuments from the WWII that pay homage to the millions of lives lost.

Then discover the local cuisine, stopping at eateries for savory tastes of sausage and goose crackling or sweet treats like turos taska and flodni. The exact tasting menu for your tour will vary depending on the day. After satiating your palette, you’ll explore the street art of the neighborhood and chic shops that give the area its trendy reputation.

Then it’s time for a traditional Jewish lunch. Your guide will take you to a restaurant for a hot helping of solet, a Hungarian take on bean stew, and goose soup. Your meal will also be complemented with a smooth glass of wine. After a delicious meal and good conversation, you’ll head to a coffee bar to rejuvenate, followed by some kosher pálinka at one of the city’s hip ruin pubs or a local wine bar.

After this stop your tour will conclude, and your guide will provide additional recommendations for exploring on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Budapest
Meet your guide in Budapest’s Seventh District, a center of Jewish life that is currently undergoing a renaissance as one of its city’s hippest neighborhoods. Delve into this historical district as your guide explains its medieval roots and how it was home to a thriving Jewish community until WWII. Hear how, during the war, the area formed the Jewish ghetto, and how those who survived served as the foundations for the city’s present-day community and vibrant Jewish culture. Stroll the leafy streets past neoclassical houses and synagogues as your guide explains their role in today’s community. Make several different stops at eateries to savor some traditional Jewish specialities. Samples vary on each tour according to availability, but dishes you may try include turos taska, flodni and savory staples such as sausage and goose crackling.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)
Stop to view some of the Jewish WWII memorials and admire the Moorish-style exterior of the Dohány Street Synagogue, Europe’s largest synagogue. Additionally, check out some of the area’s street art and designer shops that attest to its hip-and-happening credentials.
Stop At:  
Tasting Table Budapest
We’ll visit a restaurant and enjoying a traditional Jewish lunch of specialities such as goose soup and solet (bean stew), accompanied by wine. Chat to your guide and companions as you eat, and round off your meal at this wine cellar with a taste of kosher pálinka!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Taste Hungary

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk.

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NYC Jewish girl in Budapest
jaye bea S
, Dec 2019
My guide was completely amazing. He is jewish young person raised in Budapest and he was extremly knowledgeable. jbs
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your lovely review. If you are interested in Hungarian Jewish culture & cuisine, let me recommend our Tokaj Jewish Heritage and Wine Tour for the next time you visit Hungary. Evi Faiola Reservation Manager
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Great esxperience!
68marshallb
, Oct 2019
Eszther was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledegable, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her as a guide. I didn't care for the lunch selection, but that's ok.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind feedback on Eszter, she is great! Please come back and visit us, perhaps you'll find your preference of food selection during another tour ;) Evi
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Outstanding guide
judyfr
, Oct 2019
She was knowledgable and so considerate. Information included not just Jewish history but also history of Budapest and Hungary. The best experience we could have hoped for.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you Judy for this nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour! If you are interested in Jewish culture, we would like to recommend our Tokaj Jewish heritage & wine tour, for the next time you are visiting Hungary. Evi
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Fantastic! Great experience and value
Linda B
, Jun 2019
This tour was spectacular. We did ours on a Saturday (Sabbath) so the main synagogue and museum, etc. was closed (we toured it a different day, knowing that in advance) but we walked around the area (which is filled with interesting places and historic markers, etc.), and our guide pointed out many fascinating and historic details. We ate different foods at a variety of Jewish-associated places (coffee, sweets, beers, lunch that included matzo ball soup, cholent, brisket, etc.) wine, etc. Our guide was great - very well informed, very fluent in English, completing graduate studies in Jewish history, very accommodating, spent extra time with us, etc.) A great value and a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend.
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Beautiful walking tour of the Jewish Qtr
Roam32425660353
, Jun 2019
Excellent tour with our guide Andrew. He was prompt, information and friendly. We would highly recommend this tour to travellers to Budapest.
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The tour was excellent. Our guide...
Robert F
, Jan 2018
The tour was excellent. Our guide was on time and very informative. We were shown many of the sites in the Jewish area. The food tastings were varied and very good food. It was the highlight of our stay in Budapest. We learned about the entire city not just the Jewish neighborhood. Our guide gave us feel for the people of Budapest.
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This Walking Tour, with our guide...
Donald M
, Jan 2018
This Walking Tour, with our guide Daniel, was a highlight of our 2 week holiday. He took us to some amazing spots and to one of our favorite restaurants, Fulemule Etterem. The food was very comforting and the history humbling. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in Budapest's Best!
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Great tour, great food. Ester was an...
rz1969
, Mar 2017
Great tour, great food. Ester was an excellent tour guide.
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The tour was excellent. Dora had an...
heidiaronson
, Jan 2017
The tour was excellent. Dora had an enormous amount of information to share with us and the food tastings were great. Definitely recommend as a way to see the Jewish Quarter with an added touch the food. We were a party of 3 and there was another person that was part of our tour as well. Definitely recommend.
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Anna was an outstanding guide. The...
Charlotte R
, Sep 2016
Anna was an outstanding guide. The tour lasted about 6 hours and included stops at different synagogues, historical sites and several charning authentic Hungarian restaurants, cafes and wine bar. Eat a light breakfast because you want to be able to enjoy all of the delicious food on the tour. Note that this tour does not include a tour of the largest/oldest synagogue in Budapest with the organ so plan that separately reviewed separately by me in Tripadvisor. Enjoy!
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