Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

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Vergina & Pella: Day Trip to the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia

From $60.08 per person

Take a full day trip by bus from Thessaloniki and travel back in time, into the Macedonian Kingdom of Alexander the Great and Philip II.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel back to 3 fundamental periods of Greek history
  • Take a road trip into the land of Alexander The Great and the Macedons
  • Explore the Museum and Archaeological site of Pella, the capital of the kingdom of Macedon
  • Visit the Royal Tombs of Aigai at the Vergina Museum
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Greek tavern in the area
Full description
Enjoy a beautiful day in Pella, learning about the ancient past of this area. You depart from Thessaloniki to Pella by a modern bus at 08:00 AM. The distance is about 50 km and the trip lasts about 45 minutes. Reach Pella, where you'll visit the new, modern museum, as well as the Archaeological site with the unique mosaics. Continue to Vergina and visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, which is situated in the borders of the village. A local licensed tour guide will guide you into the Museums and the Archaeological sites. Board the bus and drive to a fantastic restaurant for lunch. Savor Greek traditional homemade dishes, before the bus takes you back to Thessaloniki at approximately 3:30 PM. 
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation by modern A/C bus
  • Basic travel transport insurance
  • Skip-the-line assistance at the sites
  • Multiple meeting points in Thessaloniki
  • Entry tickets to the Museum of Vergina (12€) and to the Museum and archaeological site of Pella (8€)
  • Lunch cost
  • The guidance at the Archaeological site and Museum of Pella and the Museum of Vergina.
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Starting point: White Tower(Entance) 08:00 AM Stop 1: Makedonia Palace Hotel 08:05 AM Stop 2: Aristotle’s Square & Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) 08:15 AM Stop 3: Capsis Hotel 08:20 AM Stop 4: The Met Hotel 08:25 AM

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Important information

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  • Please bring cash for the entry tickets
  • Please bring your ID/passport to qualify for reduced prices
  • The meeting points for this tour are: Thessaloniki White Tower(Entrance) 08:00 AM; Makedonia Palace Hotel 08:05 AM; Aristotle’s Square & Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) 08:15 AM; Capsis Hotel 08:20 AM; The Met Hotel 08:25 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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We were the only guests on this tour due to Covid-19. Thank you very much for not cancelling the route. Our guide was a studied archaeologist who provided some insights and could answer questions that came up after the various stations. We left at 8:15 from Thessaloniki and returned by 15:00. We have to add that the guide carried a little bit of body odor, and generally we wondered about the timing. At 12:30, we were done with both Pella and Vergina, and while the subsequent lunch break in Vergina was pleasant, we'd rather have spent more time on history before returning. Given that all museums in Thessaloniki close at 16:00, we then filled the afternoon with a bike ride.

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August 4, 2020

Excellent museum both at Pella and Vergina. Both were well presented and interestingly labelled, though Vergina was darker and as a result signs not so easy to read. The archaeological site at Pella was interesting and because we had gone to the museum first the ruins made more sense. We were fortunate in travelling as a small group by car and had in consequence considerable flexibility. Our driver/tour manager was full of information when required but also gave us plenty of freedom to explore for ourselves. A very good day.

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February 29, 2020

It was an awesome experience. Both places were so interesting to see. The guide, George, was knowledgeble and fun. The company organising the tour was great, very helpful. They really went above and beyond for me to enjoy the tour. It was one of the best tours I was ever on. It was February, so it was not too crowded, that was nice as well.

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February 14, 2020

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