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From Budapest: Gödöllő Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

1. 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.

From Budapest: Royal Palace of Gödöllő Private Tour

2. From Budapest: Royal Palace of Gödöllő Private Tour

Begin your day at your hotel in Budapest and enjoy a scenic, private drive to the charming town of Gödöllő for a visit and tour. Gödöllő is the site of the European Union Rotating Presidency Meetings of 2012, and the site of the spectacular, Baroque-style Royal Palace of Gödöllő, which formerly served as the summer residence of Queen Elisabeth. While you are exploring the beautiful palace, take a journey in the history of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and their connection to the beautiful palace, a favorite of Franz Joseph and the royal family, as well as of Empress Elisabeth (Sissi), who especially loved staying in Gödöllő.   After wandering from room to room and getting to know the life and times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, take a walk through the beautiful Palace Park, and enjoy a cup of coffee and piece of cake at the Confectionery of the Palace.

Budapest: Private 3-Hour Gödöllő Palace Tour

3. Budapest: Private 3-Hour Gödöllő Palace Tour

Get to know the former Queen Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, and King Francis Joseph I on this private 3-hour tour of Gödöllő Palace. Tour the baroque palace and enjoy learning about the beloved queen and the history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Depart from Budapest and relax on a 30-minute drive to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor and Hungarian King 1867-1916) in Gödöllő. Your visit will give you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Also become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, hidden doors, rooms, and lovers of the royal couple. After your guided tour through the Gödöllő Palace, have the opportunity to enjoy a coffee and to look around in the souvenir shop before heading back to Budapest.

Gödöllő Palace Full-Day Tour from Budapest

4. Gödöllő Palace Full-Day Tour from Budapest

The Royal Palace of Gödöllö is the largest baroque palace in Hungary, and the 2nd biggest by surface area in the world after Versailles. On this full-day tour from Budapest, you will drive to Pest county, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of Budapest city center. Built by Count Antal Grassalkovich, one of the most respected Hungarian noblemen of the 18th century, the complex served as a summer residence for Emperor Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) between 1867 and 1916, and for Governor Miklós Horthy between 1920 and 1944. Beautifully restored, you can now wander the richly painted rooms, such as the Grand Hall and Library. Admire the white and gold décor, red marble baths and wardrobe of Sissi, as well as a tiny baroque theater. Stroll in the 26-hectare English park. On request, and depending on the season, riding opportunities and horse shows can be arranged in nearby Lázár Park. You will also go to the Marian shrines of Máriabesnyő, a place of pilgrimage since the 18th century. Admire the enchanting baroque church, now a favored wedding location for Hungarian brides.

Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

5. Palace of Queen Elisabeth Tour

Queen Elisabeth tour: Details: Gödöllő is situated 15 miles away from Budapest.The palace was the summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor & Hungarian King. During our visit I will show the rooms that have regained their former splendour and make you familiar with the life of the royal couple.Than we can go for a stroll in the garden a have a cup of coffee in the palace. The tour ends in Budapest.

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What people are saying about Gödöllő Palace

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 40 reviews

We were very satisfied with our personal guide George Molar and our tour to Gödöllo. George is a very pleasant and competent guide and took us there and back safely and showed us around the castle in Gödöllo. A very successful day. GetYourGuide would like to recommend adding coffee to your cake feast at Schloiss Gödöllo. This would go with the very delicious cake and round off the stay. Overall, we were very satisfied and can highly recommend both the tour and especially George as a guide.

All very nice except that this time there was a problem with the pick up at the hotel, it was written and confirmed by phone the day before that the pick up time at the hotel was at 10, instead the taxi arrived at 9.30 urging us to hurry up rudely otherwise he would have left us at the hotel and we would have had to go to the bus independently, never happened on various excursions made with them, everything else was perfect

Beautiful experience, the palace deserved to be visited. Suggestive for both the exterior and the interior. Unfortunately we were unable to visit the gardens as the weather was bad but at Inter we were able to see the rooms of Sissi and the emperor reproduced with care. Superb our guide Marta

Very good visit. This monument is worth the detour and remember to have your photos taken in period costumes as you leave the site. It’s a paid service but it’s also a great souvenir 😉

It was great, more than was in the program and a great explanation from the guide.