1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Gödöllő
  4. Royal Palace of Gödöllő

Sisi Tour: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

Product ID: 756
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.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
Full description
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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

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    4.3 / 5
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    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
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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

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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August 28, 2019

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Disconnected and meaningless. Poor guide

This tour could have been great but for the guide and a lack of good descriptions on items exhibited at the palace. Our guide had 2 French Canadians (who presumably also spoke English) and 5 English speaking tourists. Roughly 2/3rds of the time the guide spent giving descriptions of things in French and about 1/3rd of the time in English. She was very poor at giving us a meaningful hisorical context, so that we couldn't tell who Sisi was - was that Maria Teresa's nickname, or just where did these people all fit in with each other and historical events? The palace tour was "history lite" - not a 2 hour tour in one language that might have made sense. Fire the guide and rent tourists good headsets with recordings. That would be vastly better.

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December 5, 2014

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