8 hours

We’ll travel into the past in order to discover two amazing little places, so that you can admire the country’s most splendid Baroque architecture: Gödöllő, with Queen Sissi’s 350-year-old summer palace and Hollókő, the enchanting little village where local people still cherish their old traditions.

Baroque became the most significant, even dominant architectural style in Hungary. Probably because of its richness and dramatic use of colors and forms and certainly because it made possible to represent one’s wealth and position in society.

Our first stop is the small town of Gödöllő, so that we can see the Royal Palace and take a walk in the beautifully preserved garden. The 350-year-old palace shows you how local aristocrats lived from the end of the 17th century. The palace was the summer residence of queen Elizabeth, Sissi. Our beloved queen enjoyed very much staying away from Vienna and her husband’s family and therefore spent most of her time in the stunning and very nicely decorated Gödöllő Palace.

Our next stop is Hollókő where you can see some fantastic pieces of rural Baroque architecture. Hollókő is an old, very well preserved little village which is also listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites. We’ll visit the Hollókő castle and see local artisan ateliers such as a pottery and handmade folk products. You’ll probably have the impression that this is the village where time stopped some 200-300 years ago.


Tour guiding in English

Transportation in car or minivan

Entrance fees
Food, snacks

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
April 9, 2023

We booked Julia for three consecutive days and could not have been happier. Two days in Budapest and one day in Holoko. Her love of the city, the Hungarian history, and culture made the sites we saw take on more meaning than just a beautiful building, monument or view. Which there were plenty of! Having Hungarian roots she took us through the large farmers market shopping for us to have an incredible lunch picnic of foods I remembered from my childhood at the end of our second day. Highly recommend.

July 4, 2016

My wife and I spent four wonderful days in Budapest, we had an amazing guide Julia!she was not only very knowledgeable but had a great since of humor, we visited markets that the locals shop at,she gave us great restaurants to visit, we also took several trip to the countryside, one small village that we visited was like traveling back in time, unforgettable! we could not have had a better guide and hostess! we have a new friend in WONDERFUL BUDAPEST!

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