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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Step back into Hungary’s imperial Hapsburg era and bygone rural life on this fascinating 4.5-hour tour! Leave Budapest behind to visit the Baroque country palace of Gödöllo, the beautiful summer retreat of Emperor Franz Joseph I and wife, Elizabeth (Sisi), in the 19th century. See its opulent interiors and learn the royals’ secrets from your guide. Next, continue to a traditional Hungarian farm to enjoy complimentary 'pálinka' and Hungarian scones, plus a horse-drawn carriage ride. As a finale, watch an exciting Hungarian horse show featuring daredevil stunts and equestrian contests.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour tour of the royal Baroque palace of Gödöllo and traditional Hungarian farm
  • Tour the rich palace interiors, once home to Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary and wife Elisabeth (Sisi)
  • Learn about the couples’ lives and secrets amid the opulent halls and chambers
  • Enjoy a welcome glass of pálinka and pogácsa (savory scones) at the farm
  • Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the farm
  • Watch an exciting Hungarian horse show featuring daredevil races and skills

What You Can Expect

Godollo Palace and Traditional Farm Trip with Horse Show and Carriage Ride

Watch a horse show with traditionally dresses riders

Start your experience with a pickup at your centrally located Budapest hotel, and enjoy the scenery as you travel into Hungary’s unspoilt countryside.

After roughly 30 minutes on the road, arrive at Gödöllo Palace, the graceful Baroque mansion that was the summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, otherwise known as Sisi, and Franz Joseph I, the Hapsburg Emperor and Hungary’s king from 1848 until 1916. Set in magnificent gardens, the 18th-century palace was presented as a gift to the royal couple who came here to relax and hunt.

Explore the park-like gardens and then head inside with your guide. Admire the Grand Hall resplendent in gold and white, see the ornate orangery, and visit Sisi’s private suite, still painted in her favorite violet color. Your guide will bring everything to life as you walk, with tales of the couple’s secret lovers, hidden doors and the Empress’ passions for travel and horseriding.

Next, continue through picturesque countryside to a traditional Hungarian farm. When you arrive, sip a welcome glass of Hungary’s national drink of pálinka (plum brandy) and enjoy some pogácsa — the country’s beloved savory scones. Then, climb onto a traditional horse-drawn carriage to clip-clop around the farm’s pathways and rolling fields.

Afterward, watch a horse show with traditionally dressed riders, featuring everything from carriage races, whip cracking and daredevil equestrian skills.

When the time comes, drive back to Budapest where your experience ends with a drop-off in the city center.
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