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Gödöllő

Gödöllő:
Visit of the marvelously restored Baroque Castle, the Hungarian Versailles, favorite hiding place of Queen Elisabeth (Sissi).

Count Antal Grassalkovich, one of the most respectable noblemen in Hungary started the construction of a family-mansion in Gödöllő in 1733. The unique "Hungarian Baroque" style served as a model for other Hungarian mansions of the Baroque period. The double U form and the huge garden of the castle were targets of several expansions and alteration works. After the compromise of 1867 with the Habsburgs the Hungarian state purchased the castle and gave it to Emperor Francis Joseph and Queen Elisabeth (Sissi) as a coronation present. Queen Elisabeth particularly liked to stay here.

Main sights: the main staircase gala hall, the Queen''s reception salon, her writing and dressing rooms, her bedroom, Franz Joseph''s study and smoking salon, the Rococo Chapel, and the Baroque Theatre.
Pleasant coffee-house and gardens.

Classical Budapest

Heroes’ Square, Andrássy avenue, Opera (outside), St. Stephen Cathedral, Parlament (outside), Margaret Bridge, passing by Margaret Island, Fishermen''s Bastion, Matthias Church and Gellért Hill.

Standard city tour, half day by car

With a half day to discover Budapest, the Sightseeing Tour makes an introduction for the first time visitor who can see all the key sites on my comfortable car or minibus. We take you to the Heroes’ Square, where we have a closer look at the statues representing the most outstanding figures of the Hungarian history, then we continue along the elegant Andrássy avenue, pass the Opera and St Stephen Cathedral - here we stop depending of the cultural interest of the group. Our tour goes through the bank- and administration district and we show you the “3 Parliaments”. Crossing the Danube on Margaret Bridge, passing by Margaret Island we drive to Buda side, where you visit the Royal Castle Area with the Fishermen''s Bastion and the Matthias Church and finally you can admire the sights of the most impressive view-point over Budapest, the Gellért Hill.

Szentendre

Szentendre (St. Andrew) Trip to the jewel of the Danube, a Baroque town of artists and artisans, half an hour bus ride from Budapest.

The artistic village is the most frequented and charming place, rich in Baroque buildings, picturesque houses, museums, Serbian orthodox churches, lovely cafés, colonies of artists and galleries, and offers numerous cultural programs throughout the season.

What we do there?

Walk on the main street, we will see the Center of Serbian Orthodox churches, the museum of marzipan (I invite you to coffee and cake). We will also have free time to shop, to relax a bit in one of the many bars, to stroll along the bank of the Danube or to see the museum of the famous ceramist Margret Kovács. To return to Budapest you can choose: by car or boat.

Duration: 4 hours by private car or minibus and with private English-speaking guide.

Katalin's choice: Visit to the open-air Village-Museum.

Complete Budapest

THE FULL DAY BUDAPEST CITY TOUR IS JUST PERFECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN IN ONE DAY!

FULL DAY BUDAPEST CITY TOUR BY CAR OR MINIBUS

BUDAPEST is one of the most attractive cities of the world. It is divided by the Danube River into 2 parts: the hilly Buda with the medieval Castle District and the plain Pest, center of political, industrial and commercial life, with charming Art nouveau and eclectic buildings. Centuries-old architectural and cultural heritage combined with the newest features of modern life. Beside the most known highlights you will see hidden treasures too. Depending on your own interest we visit some of these beautiful sights inside: the Széchenyi Bath, the Royal Palace’s courtyards, the Dohány street Synagogue, the Central Market, etc. And we will stop for a tasty gulyás at lunchtime!