Summer Royal Palace Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

281122


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

Hungarian (fluent), English (fluent)

A comfortable half-day tour outside Budapest


Do you feel like going off the beaten track for a while? But not too far from Budapest? Are you interested in royals? Do you enjoy the greenery of the countryside?

If yes, then join me and let's visit the former summer Royal Palace of the Hungarian kings and queens in the tiny town of Gödöllő.

Dig yourself into the splendor of the 1700s and the 1800s. Let me tell stories to recall the life of the Hungarian aristocracy and the legendary royal couple of King Francis Joseph I and his wife Queen Elizabeth (better known for her nickname as "Sisi"), who turned a smaller lodge into a true imperial summer residence. Learn more about Hungary's pro-German governor Miklós Horthy who used the palace as a summer retreat between the two world wars and find out what the Soviet Red Army did here after 1945.

Take a walk in the magnificent 26-acre English garden of the Palace - relax and enjoy the sunshine and your coffee and cake there.

Itinerary

Situated about 17. 5 miles east of Budapest, the Royal Palace of Gödöllő is one of the most important and most elegant Baroque monuments of Hungarian palace architecture from the mid-1700s.

It takes approximately 45-60 minutes to drive there.

The palace itself has recently been restored to welcome visitors again in its full splendor. The interior includes more than 30 exhibition rooms, bringing back the atmosphere of Royal Hungary in the 18th and 19th centuries with historical accuracy.

Our 2-hour visit there will include the Great Reception Hall, King Francis Joseph Wing & Exhibition, Queen Elisabeth Wing & Exhibition, Count Grassalkovich Wing & Exhibition and a walk around in the English Gardens. At the end of the tour we save some time to sit down in the Palace Café and relax before returning to Budapest.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you at your central Budapest hotel, your cruise ship port, or at any centrally located address/intersection upon your request.

End location: We will end this tour at your hotel, at your cruise ship terminal, or at any other central location in Budapest upon your request.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Private vehicle. Car/minivan types used: Mercedes E Class, Mercedes Viano, Mercedes Sprinter. Recently purchased, modern, air-conditioned vehicles.

What’s Included

1) My services as your Private Tour Guide
2) Transportation by a comfortable private A/C passenger car/minivan, with driver
3) Entrances to Gödöllő Royal Palace & Gardens
4) Coffee/tea & cake in Palace Café

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 Hungarian forints - For purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, etc.
N.B. Credit cards are accepted for payment, as well.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for the purchase of items of a personal nature, souvenirs, or items that are incidental to the tour.

Restrictions

My tours are either light/moderate walking tours or very comfortable tours by private car/minivan. In the latter case, since I am not a driver, clean & comfortable A/C-d private cars/minivans with driver are organized for the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Guide's knowledge of Hungarian history is good. Some rooms of palace are "replicas", but tour of Palace is very interesting. Guide's effort to place tourist at ease- noted.
Nancy Saxer (Barry Pope) S.

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