Gödöllő Guided tours

Our most recommended Gödöllő Guided tours

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

1. From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Sissi Guided Tour

Your 4-hour tour begins with a drive from Budapest to Gödöllö, site of the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, who was known as Sissi. This palace is the second-largest Baroque chateau in the world, and an estate that has preserved the atmosphere of 19th century royal splendor. Led by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll enjoy a tour of the renovated castle, and walk along the same hallways, on the same staircases, and through the lovely park as the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. The tour ends at Hotel Intercontinental Budapest, in the city center.

From Budapest: Gödöllő Royal Palace Tour

2. 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 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.

From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

3. From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

Gödöllő is a town situated in Pest County, about 30 kilometers northeast from Budapest. This city is home to the Palace that was originally built for the aristocratic Grassalkovich family. Later Franz Josef, the Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, along with his wife Elisabeth, used the Palace as their residency. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating historical site with transportation from Budapest. Guests can see the greatest Baroque castle in Hungary. Enjoy an exclusive tour through the impressive interior of the Palace. The area of the permanent exhibition includes the grand staircase, the entrance hall, the little dining hall, pantry and the rooms of the era of the Grassalkoviches and Royal Family. After touring the interior, guests can take a walk in the Royal Garden seeing the pavilion and landscaped gardens. Afterwards enjoy a coffee or a tea at the palace café (extra charge). After having free time in the garden you’ll be transferred back to Budapest City Center.

Budapest: Half-Day Private Magic Hungary Tour

4. 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: Horse Show & Goulash Soup

5. From Budapest: Horse Show & Goulash Soup

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 traditional Lipizzaner Horse show before you return to downtown Budapest.

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What people are saying about Gödöllő

A taxi picked us up directly from the hotel and took us to the meeting place outside the Intercontinental hotel, where the excursion departs from. The guide Cristina speaks Italian well and was very good she knows the history of Budapest and Sissi well, it was not a mere exposition of facts, which were told to us in a participatory way, even with anecdotes that the official history often ignores. In 30 minutes you arrive in Gödöllo, after a tour of the park the visit of the Castle began at 10 and lasts about 2 hours. The castle for Sissi lovers is a must! A must see.

Very nice tour, a must for Sissi fans. Very small group of 4 people, great tour guide, everything works great. Great

Phenomenal tour by a very charismatic and knowledgeful tour guide, would recommend 100%!

Klara was a wonderful guide with so much passion for Sissi. Well spent tour.

Very interesting activity for those interested about history.