The palace is often referred to as the Hungarian Versailles and was the summer residence of Emperor Franz Josef and his wife Queen Elizabeth. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy coffee and cake at the palace café on this sightseeing tour to Gödöllo.
01 Nov - 31Mar: Wednesday and Saturday
01 Apr - 31 Oct :Tuesday, Friday & Sunday
4 hoursStart time
Start time: 1400h (2:00pm)
From centrally located Budapest hotels (Please mention your hotel and its address at the time of booking for pick up. Kindly re-confirm pick up upon arrival in Budapest.) In case of no pick up, the meeting point is PROGRAM CENTRUM office (Budapest 1051, József Attila utca 24.)
The tour returns to Erzsébet Square
You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in a coach/mini bus to Tour of Gödöllo Palace.
We will drive to Gödöllo (30 km from Budapest) and visit the impressive former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth of the Habsburg Dynasty, honoured and commonly known as "SISSY"- and walk through the interior of the second-largest Baroque palace in the world (magnificent suites, ballrooms and a chapel, the royal gardens and bower).
The main building was built in the 1740s and later was expanded (two more wings, riding hall, theatre) in stages by the famous Hungarian aristocratic family the Grassalkovich.
From 1867 the building worked as a royal summer residence of Franz Joseph I and his wife Queen Elizabeth of the Habsburg dynasty.
After the destruction of World War II and the decades of socialism, the buildings have been beautifully reconstructed to their original condition.
Guests will be invited for a fine coffee or a soft drink in the Palace Bar.
The tour ends at the Erzsébet Square.
Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Great tour even though there was only myself and my friend on it. Personal driver and tour guide - very informative :)...Emma Maudsley, , 04/May/2017
The tour guide supplied was excellent and very knowledgeable about the Palace. He was very accommodating and eager to answer questions. He took more time than comparable guides...William Arthur Paquette, United States, 04/Jul/2013