Gödöllő
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  • Godollo: The Royal Palace of Gödöllő Ticket

    1. Godollo: The Royal Palace of Gödöllő Ticket

    Travel back in time through three generations of the Grassalkovich family as you pass through the rooms of the Royal Palace of Gödöllő, built in the 18th century. Get a glimpse into the Habsburg Dynasty and all its splendor.  Explore the royal palace as it was when residence to Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph. See for yourself why it was the couple’s favorite summer residence. The elaborate baroque furnishings, private chambers, and myriad paintings on display promise to take you back to the time of the monarchy. There was also a time in history when the palace had a secret side. Explore this at the end of your tour — it’s up to you to discover the mysteries.

  • From Budapest: Baroque Palace and Horse Show Tour

    2. 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 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!

  • Budapest: Half-Day Private Magic Hungary Tour

    3. 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.

  • From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

    4. 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 o...

  • From Budapest: Royal Palace of Gödöllő Private Tour

    5. From Budapest: Royal Palace of Gödöllő Private Tour

    Begin your day at your hotel in Budapest and enjoy a scenic, private drive to the charming town of Gödöllő for a visit and tour. Gödöllő is the site of the European Union Rotating Presidency Meetings of 2012, and the site of the spectacular, Baroque-style Royal Palace of Gödöllő, which formerly served as the summer residence of Queen Elisabeth. While you are exploring the beautiful palace, take a journey in the history of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and their connection to the beautiful palace, a favorite of Franz Joseph and the royal family, as well as of Empress Elisabeth (Sissi), who especially loved staying in Gödöllő.   After wandering from room to room and getting to know the life and times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, take a walk through the beautiful Palace Park, and enjoy a cup of coffee and piece of cake at the Confectionery of the Palace.

  • 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

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Great experience. Royal palace and horse show both very good.

The Royal Palace was very interesting, enhanced by the good explanations from our guide. The entire visit to the horse facility very enjoyable from the welcome refreshments, carriage ride through to the excellent show showing the use of horses through the ages to the stable visit. This tour also gave us the chance to see a little more of Hungary than the city of Budapest. We recommend this tour to any others visiting the area if they have any interest in these topics.

Our guide André has a deep knowledge of Hungary. I learned a lot about the past and present of this beautiful country. His French is impeccable, to the point that I asked him at what age he arrived in Hungary, he replied with a smile that he was born in Hungary. The time spent with him was a great part of our trip to Budapest. He made the visit to this castle very informative. If you are offered their services, say yes.

Very well organized! Great car, responsible driver, very nice and well informed guide. Individual questions were answered and walked through the castle at our pace. Coffee and cake were delicious.

Beautiful palace, and kind staff.

We enjoyed the loan of a wheelchair that allowed our elderly parent to visit too. I had to help the person controlling the tickets to scan my ticket-mobil, but it was with a smile and good will.

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!