Admire the grand treasures of the grand Godollo Palace, the second largest baroque palace in the world, and visit an equestrian farm where you can sample some Hungarian delicacies. Then embark on a carriage ride and observe a traditional horse parade.
Leave central Budapest and head 30 minutes northeast for the Godollo Palace. Visit the majestic landmark, a former summer residence of Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria, and Queen Elizabeth of Hungary. Enter the 23 state rooms on the first floor, which accommodate the interior exhibition. Absorb the royal atmosphere, which recalls the period of the Grassalkovich family, and see the elegant designs of the Grand Hall and painted foyer. Continue to the gardens and explore the immaculate lawns and courtyards.
After your palace tour, your guide takes you to a traditional farm where you can try pogácsa, a Hungarian savory scone, and the national welcome drink, pálinka. After enjoying these authentic treats, sit back for a classic carriage ride, followed by a traditional horse show. Witness the rider control up to 5 gleaming horses and canter around the open-air arena; applaud as he rises to stand majestically on their bare backs.