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

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

Activity provider: Ammon Express
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From US$ 58.80 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.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Greek


  • 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
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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. 
  • 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, and to the Museum and archaeological site of Pella (12€ and 8€ during summer season; 6€ and 4€ during winter season)
  • Lunch cost
  • The guidance at the Archaeological site and Museum of Pella and the Museum of Vergina
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Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at Aristotelous Square or Egnatia Street (Venizelos Statue) at 08:00 AM.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • 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
  • Entry tickets to the Museum of Vergina (12€) and to the Museum and archaeological site of Pella (8€) are not included in the price
  • Lunch is not included in the price
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4.6 /5

based on 112 reviews

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This is more a mode of transportation, rather than a tour, from Thessaloniki to Pella and Vergina. Nonetheless, our driver (guide) was helpful and told us about the various sites we were visiting. We visited the insides of the museums on our own. It was a good day out and the Neccropolis of Philip II was well worth the trip. It would have been hard for me to make this trip on my own.

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May 5, 2022

The Pella museum is interesting and the archaeological site is OK. It is worth a visit, but there are better preserved/more informative ruins. The royal tombs in Vergina were amazing. Unfortunately, that is the only thing we saw in Vergina, even though there are queens' tombs and a palace. I find the ticket price to be expensive since it doesn't include the museum tickets (another 20 euros) or lunch. The lunch stop in Vergina was not an "authentic" taverna, but rather an overpriced tourist restaurant/giftshop directly outside the museum. That's fine, but just don't expect something really special. Overall, it was a good tour without too much time sitting on the bus.

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April 17, 2022

Pella and Vergina are wonderful archaeological sites with museums and well-worth visiting, especially the latter, which offers the tomb of Philip II as a museum with a breathtaking presentation. Eleni, our tour guide courtesy of Ammon Express, was kind, thoughtful, welcoming, and patient, especially when I was late to the meeting point! She called me to ask where I was and to let me know that she and the rest of the tour group would be waiting for me. Our guide and driver kept us to our prearranged schedule, and the taverna selected for our lunch in Vergina (not included in price) was wholesome, delicious, and inexpensive. A wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

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March 29, 2022

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