A Magic combination: First explore Gödöllő Palace, the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth and Francis Joseph, then enjoy the carriage ride and traditional horse show with breathtaking elements.
Visit the beautiful Baroque Palace in Gödöllő. After only a 30-minute drive from Budapest we arrive to the former summer residence of Queen Elisabeth (Sisi) and Francis Joseph (Habsburg Emperor & Hungarian King 1867-1916). The interior visit of the Gödöllő Palace gives you a glimpse of times under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will become acquainted with the secrets of the private life, the hidden doors, rooms and lovers of the royal couple.
After the interior visit of the palace, we drive to a traditional Farm where you will be welcomed with Hungarian "pogácsa" and the national welcome drink, "pálinka". Horsemen will take you for a carriage ride and will invite you to a traditional Horse Show. The most unique part of the show is the so called "Puszta five formation" when a horseman is standing and balancing on two horses and conducting three more in front of him.
The tour ends in the city centre.
April - October: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday: 9.00November - March: No tour
We were a group of four and wanted to see something outside of Budapest, so we decided to take a guided bus-tour to Gödöllö - it was a good decision! So we've been picked up, went first to the main office and started then our tour. On our aproximately 45 minute trip the driver/guide already told us some interesting facts about the Gödöllö castle, Budapest and Hungary in general. When we arrived, we quickly strolled through the garden and entered then the castle. Our guidethrough the castle was our driver. As we walked through the rooms he explainef us in a funny way the function of the specific room and the things to look at. We then went to a horse riding show at the estate of world champions in horse-drawn carriage after we have been wecomed by some "palinka" and "pogacsa" - just delicious! After being invited to a ride on a carriage the show began and was pretty cool, showing mainly the old hungarian style of riding. Then we have been brought home. All in all a great half day trip, if You have seen everything in Budapest or if Your a royalist or just interested in castles!
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Very nice tour and a great horseshow. We really enjoyed ourselves- Gerda, Belgium
We were amazed by the skill of the riders and the beauty and training of the horses- Gerry, USA
It was a very interesting and entertaining day- Ida, Switzerland