Come with us to visit the largest Baroque Palace of Hungary in Gödöllő! A 30-minute drive from Budapest will take us to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth, affectionately known as Sisi, and Francis Joseph, the Habsburg Emperor and Hungarian king from 1867 to 1916.
The visit of the interiors and gardens will give you a glimpse of life as a royal during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. With the help of our guide, you will become acquainted with the secrets, hidden doors, bedrooms and lovers of the royal couple.
Next, we will drive to Hollókő, an enchanting village designated as a UNESCO world heritage site located North-East of Budapest, where Hungarian pogácsa and our national drink, pálinka, will be awaiting.
While walking in the village, you will find strings of traditional, white-washed Palóc houses with verandas, wooden handrails and hipped roofs, located on narrow cobbled streets. Some are home to handcraft workshops, while others are museums and exhibition houses where you will have the opportunity to look around and shop for handcrafts.
The all day tour also includes a nice lunch with a tasty glass of wine.
A bus transfer will be provided for the programme.
You will be met at 9am in front of the National Academy of Sciences, where the bus will be waiting. The first stop is Gödöllő, which is a 30 minute drive from Budapest. We will be guided through the Palace, which was one of Queen Elisabeth’s (Sissi) favourite places in Hungary.
After a short drive we will arrive in Hollókő, where the group is going to have lunch at 1.30pm in a traditional Hungarian restaurant. After lunch a nice walk will lead you through the village, part of UNESCO World Heritage. The scheduled departure to Budapest is at 3pm, and arrival to the National Academy of Sciences is around 5pm.