Explore the Royal Palace of Gödöllő, and visit the protected village of Hollókő on an 8-hour private sightseeing tour from Budapest. Immerse yourself in Hungarian traditions, authentic Palóc tastes, and typical Hungarian rural houses.
What to Expect
Discover the former summer residence of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria and Hungary, on this 8-hour sightseeing tour from Budapest to the historic towns of Gödöllő and Hollókő.
Drive to Gödöllő, approximately 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Budapest, and tour inside the Baroque Gödöllő Castle to learn about the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the legend of Franz Josef and Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) of the Hungarians.
The second largest Baroque palace in the world, see magnificent suites and ballrooms. Then pass through the beautiful park before driving to Hollókő, a protected village in the low-lying Cserhát Mountains.
Here you will see masterpieces of 17th-century vernacular architecture, enjoy panoramic views from Hollókő Castle, and sample authentic Palóc cuisine in the heart of the village. Wander down narrow streets to see typical houses that reveal rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century, including 58 buildings that have been protected by UNESCO.
Continue to the ruins of Hollókő Castle, a 13th-century fortress that was abandoned at the end of the Ottoman occupation, and enjoy panoramic views of the village from the crest of the hill. Finally, taste delicious Hungarian food at a local restaurant, and round off your journey back in time with gastronomic fervor.
- Personal guide
- Transportation by private vehicle
- Entrance fee to Gödöllő Castle and live guided visit
- Entrance fee to Hollókő Village Museum
- Lunch, soft drink and coffee in Hollókő
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes