From the 19th century onwards, more and more Jews were moving to Budapest and becoming part of Hungarian society. They played a hugely important role in the transition of Hungary to capitalism, and the cultural revival of the capital city. On this 2,5 hour free walking tour you will visit Europe's largest synagogue, discover some hidden treasures of the Jewish quarter, get acquainted with their turbulent history, ways of life, traditions, and much more.
How do free tours work? It's simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms.
Booking is recommended to reserve your space, especially during high season & at weekends. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!
Groups of 7+ must book online 24 hours in advance. Please note, fixed rates apply for groups joining the tour.
Please note, groups of 7-15 people who book to join the tour are not guaranteed their own guide. Should your group require their own guide, we recommend you use our contact form to arrange a private tour exclusively for your group.
Tours usually require a minimum number of participants to run. In the unlikely event of too few participants, however, we will always endeavor to run a tour or provide an alternative, at our discretion.
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 with light-blue umbrellas, t-shirts and name tags.
Budapest is a very walkable city, and St. Stephen's Basilica is the biggest church in Budapest and, along with the Parliament building, is one of the highest buildings in the city so it is difficult to miss it. Just make sure you take our flyer or map from your hostel, or use our handy ‘view on map’ tab above.
You can download our city map from here.