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Learn the secrets of the royal family on this 4- to 5-hour tour of Gödöllo Palace, the summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and the beloved Hungarian Queen Elisabeth. Departing from Budapest, a guide will drive you 30 minutes northeast to explore this lavish Baroque castle. Then, stop at an authentic Hungarian farm to sample palinka, a popular fruit brandy native to Hungary, and savory scones before enjoying a carriage ride. Your tour will conclude with an equestrian show and transportation back to your hotel in Budapest.

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

Your guided tour will begin at your hotel in Budapest, where you will be picked up and driven 30 minutes northeast through the Hungarian countryside. You will then arrive at Gödöllo Palace, the opulent castle that hosted Hungarian Queen Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, and her husband Franz Joseph I, the Habsburg Emperor. With stunning gardens surrounding the property, the castle was presented as gift to the couple, who visited seasonally.

Take a tour of the exterior landscape before traveling inside to see the Grand Hall and Sisi’s private suite, adorned in her favorite shade of purple. Your guide will narrate the history behind the building, along with the juicer tales of the couple’s secret lovers and hidden doorways. You’ll also learn about the Queen’s ardent equestrian interests.  

Next, travel through idyllic countryside to an authentic Hungarian farm. You'll be offered a glass of Hungary’s famous plum brandy, palinka, upon arrival, as well as pogácsa, delicious savory scones traditional to the region. Then, take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to view the surrounding trails and fields of the property.

After, you’ll be treated to an impressive equestrian show, filled with fearless tricks and high-speed carriage races. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to your hotel in Budapest.

Customer Reviews

Mirka S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tämän voisi tehdä uudellen.

Attila P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The bus was on time for pickup. The Palace tour was great very informative. The horse show at the farm was also gret, my wife wasn't sure about it but them enjoyed it very much.

jmkrmvda

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very nicely done.

Sylvia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful. Guide was very friendly and informative. I had a great time!!!!

Jeffrey T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Godollo Palace was extraordinary! The palace is in excellent condition. Beautiful!
But the great pleasant surprise was the added visit to the horse farm. The horse show was outstanding! Fantastic exhibition of horsemanship!

William R M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

First class

Eva S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent entertainment - great guide and driver - highly recommended

shark

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

This tour was very enjoyable and it gave us the opportunity to see some of the countryside outside of Budapest. Both Godollo Palace and the horse show was worth it. The tour guide did an excellent job.

Corinne

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2016

The Palace was lovely and The Horse show was interesting with beautiful grounds. For the length of this tour, we should have had more then just a savory scone to eat.

Judith E L

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2016

I was collected from my hotel at 8.30am, making sure I was down in the lobby with time to spare. When we got to the meeting point, where the guide joined us, the rest of the group was waiting bar 2 people. We then waited 40 minutes for these people who never turned up. This was beyond annoying as that was 40 minutes we lost on a tour we had paid for. When we got to Godollo Palace we only had about 45 minutes to see it and as the guide had a group of English speaking and Italian speaking people everything had to be told twice so this held the group up further. We had to leave to get to the farm at 11am so basically the trip to the palace was a non event. The horse show was great and the cart ride fine, not very long. If you can get the train to Godollo go to the palace on your own. I certainly wouldn't recommend this tour to anyone.

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