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Budapest Empress Sissi Royal Tour from Vienna

Product ID: 200209
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Enjoy a day trip to Budapest from Vienna and see the unique culture and history of Hungary and its capital. Learn about the famous Austro-Hungarian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, known as Sissi, as you follow in her footsteps.
About this activity
Duration 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Royal Palace of Gödöllö, surrounded by romantic gardens
  • Visit Budapest's most beautiful tourist attractions
  • Learn more about personal life of Empress Sissi
  • Marvel at the imperial heritage of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy
  • Admire Heroes’ Square, the Opera House, and St. Stephen's Basilica
Full description
Learn more about the famous Austro-Hungarian, Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, who became an eternal legend of Hungary. Look behind the curtains of the pompous edifices to learn some hilarious details about the personal life of this mysterious fairy-tale princess. Follow in Sissi's footsteps and admire the most beautiful tourist attractions of the city.

Start with a stroll through the romantic park of the Gödöllö Estate, Elisabeth's private residence in Hungary. Learn the secrets of Budapest Castle, feel the hint of the Belle Époque on the splendid Andrassi Avenue, and the dust of centuries in the Old Town on the Buda Hill. The guided tour includes passing by Heroes' Square, the Opera House, the magnificent St. Stephen's Basilica, the modern Elisabeth square, the Chain Bridge, the Fishermen’s Bastion with the Matthias Church and the best view to the biggest Parliament building in Europe, as well as the other sightseeing spots.

Enjoy a delicious Hungarian pastry at a traditional cafe and learn about Sisi's favorite dessert, Dobos Cake. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up from central hotels in Vienna (postcodes 1010 to 1090), if the hotel is stated a minimum of 24 hours prior to tour departure
  • Walking tour through the garden of Royal Palace of Gödöllö
  • Combined walking tour with a professional local guide in Budapest
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or van with professional driver-guide • Guided tour on the way from Vienna to Budapest and back
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Pick up from apartments
  • Hotel drop-off, tour ends at the Vienna State Opera, Albertinaplatz

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Meeting point

Albertina Platz, A-1010 Vienna. Beside the State Opera House, in front of the Albertina Museum. Nearest underground station: 'Karlsplatz' on the U1, U2, and U4 lines.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Not recommended for infants
• Operated by a multi-lingual guide in English and Russian
• A valid passport or ID card and health insurance are compulsory for this tour
• Depending on the group size, this tour will be conducted by minivan with a driver-guide or by bus with a licensed guide
• Please note, the drive takes approximately 6-hours with 2 30-minute stops
• You will spend approximately 30 minutes in the Garden of Royal Palace of Gödöllö and 4.5 hours in Budapest for a 3-hour combined walking tour and 1.5 hours of free time
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Product ID: 200209