Excursion to Gödöllő by bus to see the Royal Palace and a spectacular horse show

period dress
period dress
the  Gödöllő palace
the Gödöllő palace
the royal palace
the royal palace
horse show
horse show
the show
the show
the palace in winter
the palace in winter
inside
inside
one of the chambers in the palace
one of the chambers in the palace
Languages:
English
Tour type: Architecture
History
Horse program
Activity level: High
Length: 6 hours
Transportation: Minivan
friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes
Currency: EURHUFUSD
Price per Tour: 300 300,00 EUR
   
Max. travellers: 6
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Tour to the Gödöllő Royal Palace the favorite place of queen Elisabeth known as Sisi and a visit to the Lázár Equistrian Park nearby where you can enjoy an exciting one hour spectacular horse show. Then you can take part in a pleasant horse-drawn cart-driving trip around the farm and besides you can get to know the indigenous Hungarian horses and domestic animals

Gödöllő is a pleasant small town situated in Pest county about 30 km (20 mi) northeast from the outskirts of Budapest. Its population is 34 000 and is growing rapidly. It can be easily reached from Budapest with the suburban railway (HÉV). Gödöllő is home to the Szent István University, the main education institute of agriculture in Hungary. Its sorrounding is very pleasant, the town is situated in the hilly country at the closeness of the Formula One car race track organized annualy and the biggest slide-park in Hungary in Mogyoród.

In Gödöllő the 250-year-old Royal Palace is one of the largest palaces in the country and is a significant work of Hungarian Baroque architecture. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy's ruling couple, Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Queen Elizabeth (known as Sisi) frequently stayed here. Most of the building has been restored to its former glory. Classical concerts and major festivals are organized in the banquiting room and the ceremonial court of the palace.
You can see the palace in the course of an about one hour tour, where you can see the residences of Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Elizabeth and their children and besides paintings and relics from the time of Empress Maria Theresa and the Hungarian Grassalkovich family who had the palace built.

The Lázár Equistrian Park

The park is named after the famous Hungarian Lázár family whose members won 19 times the horse-drawn coach-driving world championship.

Some words about the program:

On arrival the guests are welcome with tasting of fresh scones flavoured by bacon or cheese and with the Hungarian snaps („pálinka”) and mineral water (it takes about 30 minutes).
Then you can see the spectacular show by the horsemen and the shepherds.

The show:

• Four-in-hand driving, pony carriage driving, horsemen
• Display of nomad warrior archery - archery on horseback, throwing a spear
• Skills of the horsemen – making the horse lie down, cracking the whip, competition between the horsemen
• Fun competition involving the guests: knocking a bottle with the whip
• Cart pulled by four oxen
• Humorous show with trained donkey
• ‘Queen Elisabeth’s equestrian show in contemporary costume, riding in a side-saddle with hussars
• Puszta-five’ ( the “Puszta” means the Hungarian Great Plain )
• Finale

At the end of the show the guests are invited to take part in a pleasant horse-drawn coach trip around the farm then you can see the Lázár family museum with their trophies, relics and winner-carts and also a short film about the family. Beside you can see the stable with the indigenous Hungarian horses and the courtyard with the indigenous domestic animals. And finally in the tipically Hungarian „csárda” , the farmer country house, you can have lunch if you would like to.

So, I think it is well worth a visit to these places, it can be a perfect half day excursion for everybody 
Included: guide + bus with the driver
Not included: entrance ticket to the Palace and to the horse show, meals
If you are more than 6 and would like to have a bigger bus in this case please write me and I can arrange it with pleasure! Thank you in advance.