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On the traces of Empress Elisabeth

5 Days / Vienna Györ Budapest Gödöllö

Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sissi, has gone down in history as an empress of eternal youthfulness and beauty. Today, even almost 180 years after her birth, Sissi polarizes and fascinates people from all over the world. During your tour, discover the Myth Sissi in the course of a visit at the Sisi Museum in the Imperial Appartments and visit Gödöllö Palace, the coronation present for Empress Sissi and her husband Emperor Franz Joseph I.

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Day
1
Arrival in Vienna

Afternoon

Arrival at your hotel in Vienna.
The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Day
2
Vienna

Morning

After breakfast, discover the city centre of Vienna on the traces of Empress Sisi.
Enjoy a visit to the Sisi Museum at the Imperial Apartments. Afterwards visit the Augustiner church where Emperor Franz Joseph I and Sisi got married in 1845. Another highlight is your visit to the Imperial Burial Vault.
Lunch at local restaurant in the inner city.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, explore the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace after having been acquainted with Vienna's most important attractions in the course of a panoramic city tour.

Evening

Transfer to the Kahlenberg from where you enjoy a breathtaking view over Vienna by night. Then dinner at a traditional wine tavern.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attractions of this day

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Imperial Palace / Imperial Apartments

The Imperial Palace or Hofburg is the former centre of the vast Habsburg empire. Originally, the Imperial Palace was a fortress, which the Habsburgs transformed into a splendid residence and henceforth lived there tilll 1918. Today, visitors have access to these grandiose apartments.

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Imperial Burial Vault

Since 1633, the Imperial burial chamber beneath the Capuchin Church and monastery has been the place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. Still today, Capuchin friars take care of the Imperial Burial Vault, additionally to their regular pastoral work.

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City Tour including Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

This tour will show you the major historical sights along the Ringstrasse, including the State Opera House, the National Museums, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burgtheater and the University, before taking you to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Habsburg family. The highlight of the tour will be a guided tour through the majestic stately rooms before returning to the centre of the city.

Kahlenberg

Kahlenberg

The Kahlenberg hill, located in the Vienna Woods, is one of the most popular attractions and recreation areas of the Viennese. Above all, this is due to the stunning views that the Kahlenberg offers.

Day
3
Vienna-(Györ)-Budapest

Morning

After breakfast transfer to Budapest with stop in Györ.
Discover the old town of Györ in the course of a walking tour before continuing to Budapest.
Lunch at local restaurant in Budapest.

Afternoon

Discover Budapest, the preferred city of Empress Sissi, in the course of a panoramic city tour. During the tour you will pass by the characteristic attractions such as the Parliament, Heroe's Square, Citadel, Gellért Bath, Chainbridge, etc. Following you visit the Castle District with interior visits to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. 

Evening

Dinner at a traditional restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Budapest.

Attractions of this day

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Fishermen's Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion, which originated as a weir system, is located on the Buda side and replaces the medieval fish market of Buda. Fishermen's Bastion was constructed in neo-Romantic style; its sharp pointed towers are made of stone and symbolise the seven tribal leaders of Hungary.

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Matthias Church

Matthias Church, probably the most famous church in Budapest, is located right next to the Fishermen’s Bastion in the heart of the Budapest's castle district. A wide range of Hungarian kings have been coronated at the Matthias Church, and today it is home to ecclesiastical treasures and essential burial places.

Day
4
Budapest: Excursion to Gödöllö

Morning

After breakfast, start your excursion to Gödöllö where you visit the former residence of the Austrian Empress and Hungarian Queen Elizabeth Sissi, Gödöllö Palace.
After your visit to the palace, take a stroll through the park with following coffeebreak.

Afternoon

Before returning back to Budapest, admire a performance of the famous horse herder.
Balance afternoon at leisure in Budapest.

Evening

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight stay in Budapest.

Attraction of this day

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Gödöllö

The Baroque castle in Gödöllő, one of the most impressive and important examples of Hungarian architecture, was built in 1735.
Originally, it was built for Count Grassalkovich, a central personality of the 18th century aristocracy in Hungary; later, it served as the summer residence of Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth, who actually spent more time here than in Vienna.
During a castle tour, a local guide introduces you to the history of this building, where you can admire various, fully renovated royal suites with original furniture and everyday objects of the royal couple, including the wardrobe and study of Franz Joseph, the salons and dressing room of Maria-Theresia and Queen Elisabeth, memorial exhibitions about Elisabeth and the Grassalkovich family, as well as the Castle Chapel. After your visit to the palace, enjoy a stroll through the park, followed by a coffee break.

Day
5
Departure from Budapest

Morning

After breakfast, start your homeward journey.
Have a safe trip!

Imperial Palace / Imperial Apartments

The Imperial Palace or Hofburg is the former centre of the vast Habsburg empire. Originally, the Imperial Palace was a fortress, which the Habsburgs transformed into a splendid residence and henceforth lived there tilll 1918. Today, visitors have access to these grandiose apartments.

Imperial Burial Vault

Since 1633, the Imperial burial chamber beneath the Capuchin Church and monastery has been the place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburg. Still today, Capuchin friars take care of the Imperial Burial Vault, additionally to their regular pastoral work.

City Tour including Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

This tour will show you the major historical sights along the Ringstrasse, including the State Opera House, the National Museums, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burgtheater and the University, before taking you to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Habsburg family. The highlight of the tour will be a guided tour through the majestic stately rooms before returning to the centre of the city.

Kahlenberg

The Kahlenberg hill, located in the Vienna Woods, is one of the most popular attractions and recreation areas of the Viennese. Above all, this is due to the stunning views that the Kahlenberg offers.

Fishermen's Bastion

Fishermen's Bastion, which originated as a weir system, is located on the Buda side and replaces the medieval fish market of Buda. Fishermen's Bastion was constructed in neo-Romantic style; its sharp pointed towers are made of stone and symbolise the seven tribal leaders of Hungary.

Matthias Church

Matthias Church, probably the most famous church in Budapest, is located right next to the Fishermen’s Bastion in the heart of the Budapest's castle district. A wide range of Hungarian kings have been coronated at the Matthias Church, and today it is home to ecclesiastical treasures and essential burial places.

Gödöllö

The Baroque castle in Gödöllő, one of the most impressive and important examples of Hungarian architecture, was built in 1735.
Originally, it was built for Count Grassalkovich, a central personality of the 18th century aristocracy in Hungary; later, it served as the summer residence of Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth, who actually spent more time here than in Vienna.
During a castle tour, a local guide introduces you to the history of this building, where you can admire various, fully renovated royal suites with original furniture and everyday objects of the royal couple, including the wardrobe and study of Franz Joseph, the salons and dressing room of Maria-Theresia and Queen Elisabeth, memorial exhibitions about Elisabeth and the Grassalkovich family, as well as the Castle Chapel. After your visit to the palace, enjoy a stroll through the park, followed by a coffee break.

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