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From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

4.3 / 5

82 reviews

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

From $44.56 per person

Visit the stunning Baroque palace and former royal residence of Elisabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, just 30 minutes from Budapest. Explore the lavish lifestyle of the Hapsburg Emperors, and walk in the extensive palace grounds and gardens.

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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Baroque details in the stunning former royal residence of the Habsburgs Emperors
  • Explore the extensive Gödöllő Palace grounds, set in lush Hungarian countryside
  • Learn about the Austrian Emperors as your guide shows you secret rooms and doorsin the royal palace
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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.
Includes
  • Transport from Budapest to the Royal Palace
  • Guided tour
  • Palace entrance fee
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
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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.

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August 28, 2019

Great!!

We choose an Italian speaking guide who was excellent. She told us a lot of stories about Sisi and the history of Hungary. Furthermore she gave a lot of tips about where to go and what to do in the city. Very friendly and we had a lot of fun together. The tour was very nice, and is not that far from the city. We enjoyed a lot.

November 14, 2016

Nice tour

Gödöllö was very interesting castle. The guide was rather good. Two languages mixed was a little bit disturbing. The loudspeaker in minibus was quite poor: guide's voice was not properly heard.

September 30, 2014

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