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Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in the world of Alexander the Great and Greek history during this full-day, guided tour that visits archeological sites, tombs, and includes a traditional Greek lunch. Learn about regional history and culture from Ancient Greece through the Byzantie era to modern-day Greece and see the Mecedonian plain stretched out before you.
  • Visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai in Vergina
  • Eat a typical Greek lunch of homemade dishes in Vergina
  • Tour archeological sites throughout Pella

What's Included

  • Transportation to and from the Museum of Vergina and Pella.
  • English-speaking trip attendant.
  • Basic travel insurance (during transportation)
  • Entry tickets to the Museum of Vergina (12€ during summer season; 6 during winter season)
  • The cost of the lunch at the restaurant
  • Entry tickets to archaeological site of Pella (8€ during summer season; 4 during winter season)
  • Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos
    Egnatia 78, Thessaloniki 546 24, Greece

    Aristotelous square and Egnatia square in front of Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos at 08:00

Start time

08:00 a.m.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Our trip attendant shall wear clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily.
  • You should be at the departure points 10' before the time indicated in the schedule. The bus cannot remain at designated stops, except for boarding.
  • Free entry to the Museum of Vergina is available to the students of Universities, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent institutes of EU countries by showing their student ID, and to young people up to the age of 19 by showing their ID card
  • Reduced entry to the Museum of Vergina (€ 6) is available to all citizens of the EU aged over 65, by showing their ID card or passport, as well as students from countries outside the EU.
  • Free entry to the Museum of Pella is available to the students of Universities, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent institutes of EU countries by showing their student ID, and to young people up to the age of 18 by showing their ID card.
  • We wish you a pleasant excursion and have fun!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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4.5
56 reviews
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A day trip outside of Thessaloniki definitely worthwhile.
Timothy_V, Nov 2022
The King Philip tomb along with his artifacts at Vergina and the mosaics at Pella were quite amazing!
Great day trip
Stephen_T, Nov 2022
I was a little dubious of joining a guided tour, but it was a nice,relaxed, trip. Nikos was an excellent, laid back, knowledgeable guide.
Amazing tour with Yannis!
Jane_S, Nov 2022
Amazing places - especially Vergina Royal Tombs. Easy to book, easy to join and Yannis our young archeologist guide was not only supremely knowledgable but just a great lovely young man. Bravo!
A trip to Ancient Greece
Madeleine_R, Oct 2022
Very interesting day. Easier to do as a tour than independently. Yanni was a good guide and able to answer any questions along the way.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
It has been a pleasure for us to read your positive review and we are so glad that Yannis made your trip to Vergina-Pella a great and memorable experience. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Amazing sites
Edith_R, Oct 2022
Our guide Nikos was very nice & kowledgeable. He was willing to answer any & all questions. All the sites had wonderfully amazing things to see.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We would like to thank you for your lovely review and and we are so glad to hear that you had a great time with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Mary Polatidou
History and more stories and yummy food!!
sormila_s, Oct 2022
To see the place where one of my favourite historical heroes was born..Alexander...the mosaic,Philip's tomb and delicious lunch at Nikos. Again well organised and helpful and friendly guidance of tour attendant Yannis and a safe drive by Harris
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for traveling with us and for sharing your experience. We were very pleased to read that you really liked our services. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Worthwhile
Lisa_P, Sept 2022
These were both amazing places worth seeing and the view along the way was tremendous. I wish the tour had a real tour guide who could give more information about what we were seeing. But that being said great tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad that you had a good time on your trip to Vergina plus Pella. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Time well spent.
Joanne_W, Sept 2022
The tour is very well organized. The bus was on time, every one on the tour was on time. The meeting place is clear and easy to find. The tour guide Lazarus is especially attentive. He has great knowledge of the place we will be visited, and told us a lot of interesting things about the site ahead of the visit. He gave clear instruction, just right amount the time, and guided the whole group effortlessly. He is really passionate about what he is doing and care that people is enjoying the visit to each site. I learned some interesting fact about the Tomb of Philip II which I didn't see in the guide book. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in history.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
The whole team of Ammon Express were very pleased to read your encouraging feedback.We are so glad that Lazaros made your trip a great and memorable experience. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Mary Polatidou
Good trip if a bit short
Yuxiao_X, Jul 2022
We were a small group so we went with a minivan. Although this tour doesn't have a professional guide that guides you through the sites, our driver, Giannis, was very friendly and gave us a lot of interesting information along the road. Also everything was well organized, and we had ample time to explore the sites. We were back at about 4 p.m., earlier than I expected.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your recent trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki. We are also glad that our friendly trip attendant archaeologist Giannis gave you a lot of information. Kindly note that the trip lasts 8 hours in total. When there is a small group or a minivan, the time spent on the road is less than a larger group. We always follow the same schedule. We take into account your comments for the duration of the trip in total. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again for more great experiences with Ammon Express. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
For history lovers must see
Ivana_P, Jun 2022
The knowledgeable guide Nikos and the organizaton from Ammon Express was excellent. It was very interesting to visit arheological sites and found out about Pella and Vergina. I would recommend this trip to everyone that has this kind of interests.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your recent Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki. It was our pleasure to have hosted you, to find out that you were satisfied with our tour and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
A must for those interested in the history and archaeology of Greece
triciaburritt, May 2022
Visiting the archaeological site at Pella. Very impressive and with an excellent guide who had studied Greek Classical archaeology. ZSee3inf the wild flowers in full bloom amongst the ruins!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Let us thank you for choosing Ammon Express for your Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki and we are glad we were able to meet your expectations. We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with our guide. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon for more great experiences. Best Regards, Mary Polatidou
Great day trip to Vergina and Pella
Clara_W, May 2022
This tour was a really convenient way to see the Macedonian sites of Vergina and Pella. Both places are very impressive and have great museums. The tour guide was lovely, the bus was comfortable, and we were able to explore the sites at own pace.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Clara_W, Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your trip to Vergina and Pella with our lovely guide. We really hope to have a chance to welcome you again for more great experiences from Athens or Thessaloniki. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
great day in Pella and vergina.
suzanne_k, Apr 2022
I enjoyed the organisation and the sites very much. It was perfect timing and very enjoyable. The bus was waiting for us at the pick up point and so we didnt have to wait. It was a wonderful day
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad that you had a good time on your trip to Vergina plus Pella. We hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Great small group tour
Marcus_P, Oct 2019
Pick up as advertised. The driver/guide was knowledgeable, but the fact that the sites don't allow local guides meant that he was rather limited in how much he could impart. 45 Euros quite expensive when it didn't include cost of entry to sites/museums. Still, a good day.
Disappointing trip
Suprio_G, Oct 2019
The tour guide was very poor. Never accompanied us at any location, although we found all groups with an accompaning guide. Went on repeating endlessly how time was short so he cannot join us at the sites or museums. Told us to save time he will explain the things in the bus...but never did. Forced upon us a long political discourse on how bad is North Macedonia. We are touring and political lectures are completely unacceptable and the tour bus is not the place for it!!!
Excellent trip with detailed explanation
Allyson_C, Jun 2019
Fascinating tour of Pella and Vergina. Particularly enjoyed seeing the tomb and artefacts in the tomb of Philip II The guide was knowledgeable and thorough
Great guide
Andreas F, Jan 2019
The whole tour was planned superbly, we had enough time in each museum to look around and take pictures and even if the archeological site was closed because of the bad weather we could stop outside to get some explanations and take and overall look of the site.
Il museo di Verghina è...
Renzo_S, Oct 2022
Il museo di Verghina è fantastico da consigliare assolutamente, Pella con i suoi mosaici altrettanto
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We would like to thank you for your kind words and we are so glad to hear that you had a great time. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Ganz nah an Europas alter Geschichte
Michael_D, May 2022
Die Tour ist optimal, um sich mit der Geschichte Mazedoniens bekannt zu machen. Der Tourbegleiter Niko ist sehr kompetent und versteht es, Geschichte erlebbar zu machen. Die Strukturen des alten Pella in der Ausgrabungsstätte wurden sehr gut und verständlich erklärt. Im Museum war genug Zeit, die Fundstücke zu bewundern. Es folgte eine sehr schöne Fahrt durch die landwirtschaftlich genutzt Ebene bis nach Vergina, wo wir uns die beeindruckenden Gräber der mazedonischen Könige ansahen. Einen wunderschönen Abschluss bildete der Besuch des alten Theaters, in dem Philipp II. ermordet wurde. Uns wurde klar, dass wir uns an einem für die Entwicklung Europas hochwichtigen Platz befanden. So nah an der Geschichte. Unser Begleiter konnte das sehr schön vermitteln.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your positive review. We are happy that you had a good time with our friendly trip attendant archaeologist Nikos. We really hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Mary Polatidou
Oud Macedonië.
Koen_D, Jan 2020
Zowel Pella als Vergina zeer interessant. Geeft goed begrip van ontstaan en opkomst van Macedonië. Indrukwekkend om te lopen waar Alexander de Grote opgroeide (Pella) en om de tombe van zijn vader te zien (Vergina).

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