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The history of Budapest cannot be told without the story of its Jewish inhabitants. Jews, brought by Romans, were here even before Magyars arrived at the end of the ninth century. Throughout turbulent history the relationship between the two was turbulent, with ups and downs, but ultimately Jewish numbers swelled, and, at the beginning of the 20th century, Budapest was the third largest Jewish city in the world, after New York and Warsaw. And, at the heart of it all was Jewish Quarter – most vibrant, energetic, alive part of Budapest. Then came the darkness of Nazism and Hungarian Jews were almost completely wiped out.

On our tour you will learn about all of this and much more. We’ll see many traces of Jewish heritage, led by majestic synagogues, which rival any in the whole world with their beauty and grace. This part of the city is also well known for its street art and ruin bars. This whole mix today makes Jewish Quarter the coolest part of Budapest.

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Meeting time: 1o:00AM

Meeting point: In front of Budapest Info kiosk Varoshaza park on Kiraly korut, Budapest, 1052

 

Language: English

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Free tours as a concept are getting more and more popular every day. The idea is simple: don’t charge people fix amount of money upfront, but let them tip, at the end of the tour, depending on their budget and, most importantly, how much they enjoyed the tour. That way, everybody can join, and guides are eager to do the best job they can. So, everybody wins!

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  • Daniel Chan
    17. November 2021 at 12:19

    George! My man!

    For all of you reading this, George is an EXCELLENT guide!

    He’s funny, friendly, professional, and highly knowledgeable of the Jewish Quarter and its history.

    George lead the tour at a relaxed pace, while stopping to point out and explain things that I would have never noticed in a million years.

    George was also an excellent resource for nearby restaurants to eat at after the tour, all at reasonable prices.

    I HIGHLY recommend anyone to take this Budapest Jewish Quarter Tour with George; you’ll have a great time!

    PS. George, I’m still awaiting the coordinates and password for the nuclear missiles. 😀

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  • Akiro Finnoka
    3. November 2021 at 16:59

    Classic places. Great job to the tour organizers and our guide, George. He is amazing with the histories and fun trivia. Enjoyed the tour overall. Fun, more learning, and great sights.

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  • Cai Smith
    3. November 2021 at 16:56

    Didn’t know something like the Jewish Quarter exist in Budapest, thanks to this tour I knew about a=it and thanks to George for introducing and explaining everything about the place in the other. Had fun listening to his stories and fun facts. Overall great tour and definitely a good one!

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  • Maddox Brown
    3. November 2021 at 16:54

    A mystery unfold tour for me! Didn’t know Budapest have so many sacred places hidden the in the heart of Budapest. Very classic and very deep histories with modern surroundings. Just amazing. Our guide really did a great job leading us and sharing all his knowledge about the place. Excellent tour!

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  • Dianna Maide
    29. October 2021 at 17:17

    Really like this tour! Budapest is a home of classic monuments. It was expected by how they look that it has heavy histories but it’s way different hearing and seeing it personally. It’s a lot of shivers. Then you get to experience the culture and a glimpse of the Hungarians way of life, their local products like food and drink are actually good. People are also nice so it was even enjoyable.

    Jewish Quarter tour is a proof of well manage tour. Informative and fun guide, great itinerary, good service and very considerate, they listen well to the travellers and attend our concerns. It’s a great tour! So will recommend Budapest tours for a well planned tour you are looking for.

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  • Iya Amanda
    29. October 2021 at 17:01

    If you search Budapest on the internet the first thing that will pop out is either the Chainbridge or the Budapest Castle. Imagine being bale to step foot on that famous places? Giddy, right? Yes, the butterflies in my stomach are alive and active until now. Just wanna thank Be Original Tour for this amazing experience and thanks to our fun but very knowledgeable guide who took really good care of us the whole tour. Budapest is one of my favorite place now!

    I recommend for you to try this Buda Castle tour by Be Original Tour! Very satisying!!

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  • Dale Myers
    28. October 2021 at 19:31

    Locals of Budapest must be really happy because aside from the beautiful and extravagant structures, they have affordable products and great cityscapes. I’m kinda envy them but I was fortunate to experience touring the city especially this Jewish Quarter. Thanks to our guide who has a lot of information and fun facts. The tour was enjoyable and good. It’s complete and fun.

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  • Apikos Karn
    28. October 2021 at 19:27

    Rare to see something like this. A significant quarter in a community with landmarks that embarks deep history and is showcased by the city with living locals around. It’s refreshing. Our guide George is great, he knows everything so we are will feed with information, also with fun and different experience. The churches are mystical, i love it. I enjoyed it so I recommend this tour!

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  • Braden Burked
    27. October 2021 at 18:30

    The city of Budapest itself is a a beau but if you seek deep within, there are still a lot of historical sights undiscovered or is it just me. If it wasn’t for this Jewish Quarter tour wouldn’t have known about it. Classic and historic but not boring at all. George has a lot of ways to lift the vibe up. Surrounding stores and establishments are good too. Food, drinks, and rest stops are nice same with locals. Got another addition to my travel diary and I enjoyed it enough to share my experience and you should too so book one now!

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  • nickamana@hotmail.com
    27. October 2021 at 13:26

    I followed up from my tour yesterday of central Budapest with George to go along to his tour about the Jewish Quarter in Budapest. Like yesterday, all I can say is that this was time well spent.

    George again demonstrated that his extensive knowledge about Budapest in general, also extended to his knowledge about the Jewish community that lived in Budapest throughout the centuries. It was very thought-provoking and powerful, connecting you both to the positive contributions the Jewish people gave to Hungary, as well as the tragic experiences they had to endure during the 20th century.

    The street art, Jewish Synagogue, monuments, heroic tales were all richly covered. There were also fantastic recommendations about where to eat and drink within the Jewish Quarter, places a visitor would in all likelihood miss if not for this tour.

    Thanks once again George for taking me on another journey through a unique chapter of Budapest’s history!

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  • Lewiss G
    26. October 2021 at 18:48

    Just grateful that our guide is like George. All tour should be like this. Fun, informative, and memorable. Tourists came from different and far places so their travel must be well spent. Glad I found Free Budapest Jewish Quarter Tour of Budapest tours. They’re amazing! We had a very good experience and great memories to carry. Thank you, guys!!! You are the best!

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  • Lance Allen
    26. October 2021 at 18:43

    Two words. VERY FUN. Informative and fun guide, great places, good food around, nice people, and nice weather. GREAT TOUR!

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  • Sam
    26. October 2021 at 16:42

    Free Budapest Jewish Quarter Tour is awesome. Nice guide and nice places! Must try!

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  • bashirallafn@gmail.com
    26. October 2021 at 16:39

    Nice tour! George is a great guide, informing us of all the histories of the sacred places. Highly recommended!

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  • Elle S
    26. October 2021 at 14:04

    Thank to Budapest Tour to have discovered this part of Budapest. Jewish quarter is deep and meaningful. George is really good, he knows all the places. It was an overall great experience. For keeps!

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  • gravesshugo@gmail.com
    26. October 2021 at 13:14

    It was very fun and informative tour. Budapest is must have in your bucket list and when you plan tick it off your list, try this Free Budapest Jewish Quarter Tour. It’s an amazing tour they have here. Our guide George is the best. Highly recommended!

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  • Tala
    25. October 2021 at 18:25

    I forgot to check the five star so I’m doing a part 2! More power Budapest Tour! Everyone should see the Jewish quarter. Love it so much! :)))))

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  • Tala
    25. October 2021 at 18:22

    I would personally recommend this tour to my friends and families. We grew up with religious beliefs thought to us and this tour was a prefect one for us. Sacred places with historic stories are our cup of tea. The guides are amazing for sharing everything about all the places and they’re fun too. I just love it! Great job, Budapest Tours. Jewish Quarter is magnificent. Nothing but amazement for this tour! Till next time! Love lots!

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  • Timmy R
    25. October 2021 at 18:16

    I randomly chose a tour just to have fun. I was seriously praying that I will land the right one. Well, the tour was serious as serious as the structures we visited but it was great. It’s not a time and money wasted, it ‘s worth it. Glad to discover Jewish Quarter through this Budapest tour. Good job!

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  • Caroline Carr
    25. October 2021 at 18:02

    Great tour! Definitely recommending Jewish quarter tour to my friend who will be visiting this part of budapest. The guides are great and funny, and really great for sharing the stories of the historical places. Good expereince!

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  • Eloise
    25. October 2021 at 10:26

    My friends and I decided to wander the city for the first time after pandemic and were glad we chose Free Budapest Tours for this. It’s great to see the amazing landmark and hear its deep histories from our nice and fun guides. Fortunate to be able to wander like this again. We had so much fun. The Jewish Quarter is a great place to visit so please do so. Thank you, Be Original Tours, I will definitely recommend you tours to my friends. 🙂

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  • Sean
    24. October 2021 at 21:17

    Great tour, definitely recommended!

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George Schalm

I have been doing walking tours in Budapest for more than 5 years. I love history, architecture, art, good food and wine. I love meeting people from different countries and backgrounds. I adore this city and if you join one of my tours, you'll find out why.

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