Guided tour

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

Guided tour

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

From US$ 42.30 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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  • 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.
  • Transport from Budapest to the Royal Palace
  • Guided tour
  • Palace entrance fee
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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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.

March 29, 2023

In einem Kleinbus mit insgesamt 6 Touristen wurden wir zum Schloss gefahren. Dabei wurde von unserer herzlichen Tourguide schon einiges interessantes auch zu Budapest erzählt. Im Schloss konnten wir die Warteschlange umgehen und sofort mit der Führung beginnen. Diese war sehr informativ und man bekam durch die geringe Größe der Gruppe alles mit. Das Englisch war für uns als Deutsche sehr gut verständlich. Nach der Führung hatten wir noch etwas Zeit im Souvenir-Shop und bekamen danach noch eine kurze Führung in den Park des Schlosses. Insgesamt ein gelungener Halbtagesausflug den wir nur weiter empfehlen können!

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March 29, 2023

Notre guide André a une connaissance profonde de la Hongrie. J'ai beaucoup appris sur le passé et le présent de ce beau pays. Son Français est impeccable, au point que je lui ai demandé à quel age il était arrivé en Hongrie, il m'a répondu en souriant qu'il était né en Hongrie. Le temps passé avec lui fut un excellent moment de notre voyage à Budapest. Il a rendu la visite de ce château très instructive. Si on vous offre ses services, dites oui.

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March 29, 2023

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