Gödöllő Palace

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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.

Gödöllő Palace Full-Day Tour from Budapest

2. 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.

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.

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What people are saying about Gödöllő Palace

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4.4 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Great trip to Gödöllö

We had a great trip to Gödöllö and although there were only two of us, we got the full program. Our guide already started the tour in Budapest and since we had the meeting point in the city center, it was already a small, separate city tour. There was an extra stop shortly before the actual destination, we were taken to a beautiful park with a statue of Sisi. The tour of the castle was also correspondingly individual and personal, questions were answered in detail and individual time requests were also taken into account during the entire excursion including the return journey. We would book this excursion again at any time via GetYourGuide and can absolutely recommend the organizer. We also booked 2 other events, which also went smoothly and were well organized.

An absolutely first class tour with a guide who knew her subject inside out. It was a small group (7) in both English and German - which presented her with no problems at all. She brought together all the facts and figures we had no completely understood after a visit to Vienna a year earlier, plus all the additional information she provided on the bus there and back. We cannot compliment Clara enough! And of course the palace really is worth seeing - especially with snow all around!

Beautiful morning always well organized Our French-speaking guide kind a little in search of information but you are present Thank you for everything

Very nice guide. The castle is really worth seeing. Small group - 5. We can highly recommend.

Very satisfying

You would have to plan more time than the 4 hours given