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From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

1. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

Your 4-hour tour begins with a drive from Budapest to Gödöllö, site of the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, who was known as Sissi. This palace is the second-largest Baroque chateau in the world, and an estate that has preserved the atmosphere of 19th century royal splendor. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy a tour of the renovated castle, and walk along the same hallways, on the same staircases, and through the lovely park as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. At the end of your guided tour, you’ll be transferred back to your central Budapest hotel.

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From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

2. From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

Gödöllő is a town situated in Pest County, about 30 kilometers northeast from Budapest. This city is home to the Palace that was originally built for the aristocratic Grassalkovich family. Later Franz Josef, the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, along with his wife Elisabeth, used the Palace as their residency. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating historical site with transportation from Budapest. Guests can see the greatest Baroque castle in Hungary. Enjoy an exclusive tour through the impressive interior of the Palace. The area of the permanent exhibition includes the grand staircase, the entrance hall, the little dining hall, pantry and the rooms of the era of the Grassalkoviches and Royal Family. After touring the interior, guests can take a walk in the Royal Garden seeing the pavilion and landscaped gardens. Afterwards enjoy a coffee or a tea at the palace café (extra charge). After having free time in the garden you’ll be transferred back to Budapest City Center.

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From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

3. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

Just 30 minutes outside of Budapest, set in the lush Hungarian countryside, is the beautiful Royal Palace of Gödöllő, one of the extravagant residences of the former Austrian Emperors. The former residence of the Hapsburg emperors is the second largest Baroque Palace in the world and is one of the largest and most important examples of Hungarian architecture. Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, who was fondly called 'Sissi', and Francis Joseph I lived here in the late 19th century. The royal couple stayed in Gödöllő mainly in autumn and spring, and revived and invested in the agricultural town in which the palace is set. The elegant royal complex is now open to visitors, and this tour will take you inside the restored palace for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the emperors. You'll visit the palace museum and will be guided through the 26–hectare English garden of the palace. As you explore the immense and brilliantly decorated estate, your guide will let you in on the secrets of the private life, lovers, and hidden doors and rooms of the royal couple. You'll have the opportunity for a coffee break on the grounds before heading back to central Budapest.

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From Budapest: Baroque Palace and Horse Show Tour

4. From Budapest: Baroque Palace and Horse Show Tour

Visit the second largest Baroque Palace of the world in Gödöllő, only 30 minutes from Budapest. You'll be picked up from your hotel and whisked away to the favorite residence of Elisabeth Sisi and Francis Joseph, 19th century King and Queen of Hungary. Enjoy wandering through the opulent interiors as your guide tells of the secrets of the private life, the hidden doors, bedrooms, and lovers of the royal couple. Tour the huge leafy gardens of the Habsburg Chateau, as you imagine times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Next, relax and check out the scenery on a drive through the countryside to a traditional Hungarian farm. You will be welcomed with a Hungarian delicacy pogácsa, the special savory scone and with a shot of the national welcome drink, pálinka. Meet the horsemen and experience the landscape at a gentler pace onboard a magical Carriage Ride. Finally, watch a traditional Lipizzaner Horse show before you return to downtown Budapest.

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Budapest: Half-Day Private Magic Hungary Tour

5. Budapest: Half-Day Private Magic Hungary Tour

Enjoy the views of the Hungarian countryside on a 30-kilometer drive that takes you from Budapest to the Royal Palace in Gödöllő. This was at one time the summer residence of Habsburg Emperor and Hungarian King Franz Joseph and his beautiful and charismatic wife, Sisi. On this half-day private tour you’ll have the opportunity to see the interior of the palace, and experience the opulence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You’ll also visit a traditional farm, where you’ll be welcomed with a pogácsa (scone) and pálinka (a special Hungarian spirit). After enjoying a traditional horse show, you’ll take a pleasant carriage ride through the woods.

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Budapest: Private 3-Hour Gödöllő Palace Tour

6. Budapest: Private 3-Hour Gödöllő Palace Tour

Get to know the former Queen Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, and King Francis Joseph I on this private 3-hour tour of Gödöllő Palace. Tour the baroque palace and enjoy learning about the beloved queen and the history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Depart from Budapest and relax on a 30-minute drive to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor and Hungarian King 1867-1916) in Gödöllő. Your visit will give you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Also become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, hidden doors, rooms, and lovers of the royal couple. After your guided tour through the Gödöllő Palace, have the opportunity to enjoy a coffee and to look around in the souvenir shop before heading back to Budapest.

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What people are saying about Gödöllő

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 407 reviews

Fabulous ! Better than my expectation . I always take “get your guide “ cause it is a guarantee, but this was better . A taxi took us from our apt to the group meeting point where the best comfortable bus was waiting for us . Raws of 3 seats instead of 4 so they were large as in business class .heater on during the way and our path to the palace was matched with the guided explaining of the contexts we were passed throw . Once there all was easy and illustrated buy GILDA . A Lovely Ungheria lady who dedicated her full morning to us . At the end she left us free to buy souvenirs and a very good as cheap local cake in their patisserie . The tour is HARDLY RECOMANDED

Hotel pickup worked great, was even on time at the hotel. Very nice and competent guide. You can tell that he enjoys his job. We were very well informed with little jokes in between. The tour in the castle lasted almost 2 hours. Unfortunately there was no time left for a visit to the café or to take a closer look at the gardens. But all in all a highly recommended excursion. On the way to the castle you get a small view of some of the sights.

Everything very well organized. Pick up by taxi from the hotel worked great. The trip was very nice and interesting, since the sights that were on the way were also explained very precisely. Gödöllö, a must for all Sissi fans. In the footsteps of Maria Theresia, Sissi and Franz Josef.

Arrangement like transportation etc. good, punctual. The subject is suitably lively, not congested. Guided by excellent and pleasant; the guide knew a lot about things.

A wonderful trip, both the Palace and the Horse show were amazing. Our guide Attila was very knowledgeable and a great guy to spend the morning with!