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

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

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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
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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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    • 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
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 69 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
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    We had a very enjoyable excursion. Eleni, our tour guide, was attentive, kind and she gave us very detailed explanations about the history of every place. Also, she was open to talk, so we could discuss many things about the history, current affairs and places of interest in Thessaloniki, Pella and Greece in general. We didn't know what we would find at the time of booking the trip, but now we would definitely book it again.

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    July 20, 2021

    Amazing experience! One of the best tours I have been to. The guide, Lazaros was engaging and informative. He spoke to each of the guests and made sure all our questions were answered. Lunch was great as we were able to select our dish or if we want to just skip lunch and go back to the city. I learned do much about Macedonia that I wish the tour lasted longer.

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    June 29, 2021

    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

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