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Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki

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Thessaloniki, Greece
Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a deep dive into the culture of the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia during this full-day small-group visit to the Pella and Vergina archaeological sites. Travel with no more than 15 total guests to explore Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and Vergina, the ancient capital city that today is home to a museum with artifacts like the royal tomb of King Philip the Second.
  • Discover the ancient cities of Pella and Vergina during a full-day tour
  • Learn about the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia and its famous ruler, Alexander the Great
  • Discover the intricate mosaic-tile floors of Pella at the local museum
  • Visit Vergina, the ancient capital of Macedonia and explore the artifacts in the museum
  • Perfect excursion for ancient history lovers
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Transport by luxury bus
Professional and licensed guide
Pick-up/drop-off from designated meeting points
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Entrance fees (20 Euro per person)
Lunch & drinks
Gratuities (optional)
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  • Metropolitan Hotel , 65 Vasilissis Olgas Ave - Fleming, Thessaloniki 546 42 Greece
  • Hotel Ilios , 27 Pros Egnatias, Thessaloniki 546 30 Greece
  • Hotel Kastoria , 17-24 Leontos Sofou-Egnatia, Thessaloniki 546 26 Greece
  • Capsis Hotel Thessaloniki , 16 Monastiriou, Thessaloniki 546 29 Greece
  • Grand Hotel Palace , 305, Monastiriou Street, Thessaloniki 546 28 Greece
  • 8:30 AM

    Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

    Besides central located hotels, we offer pick up service also from Aristotelous, Galerious Arch, Corner West Saloon (Leoforos Vasileos Georgiou) and Everest (Prasina Fanaria).
    Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in Thessaloniki and travel by luxury bus to Pella, the birthplace of the famous ruler Alexander the Great.

    Explore an archaeological site in Pella and visit a local museum highlighting some of the more interesting discoveries unearthed in this historic town. The museum’s collection of intricate mosaic-tile floors that once adorned Pella’s grandest ancient mansions are worth a look. The mosaics depicting the “Amazonomachy” (Battle of the Amazons), the Abduction of Helen, and the Deer Hunt are especially noteworthy.

    Leave Pella and travel to Vergina by bus. Learn about the city’s role as the one-time capital of the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, and visit the museum highlighting artifacts from this historic civilization. You’ll see the royal tomb of King Philip the Second (father of Alexander the Great), and explore a variety of other gold relics. You’ll return to your Thessaloniki hotel at the end of the tour.
    Itinerary
    Stop At:  
    Archaeological Site at Pella
    Depart at 8:30am in the morning for the village of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and visit the archaeological site and the museum. The excavations have brought to light the interesting findings of the ancient city, exhibited at the local museum. You will certainly be impressed by the outstanding mosaic floors that used to decorate the city's grand mansions – the most famous are the ones depicting the Abduction of Helen, Rapture, the Amazonomachy (the battle of Amazons), and the Deer Hunt.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    Stop At:  
    Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
    Departure to Vergina, the ancient capital of the Macedonian Kingdom, where nowadays is one of the most beautiful museums of Greece. Visit the museum, which contains the royal tomb of King Phillip the 2nd, Alexander the Great’s father, along with golden and other artifacts of an incredible beauty and value. Free time for lunch (optional) and return to Thessaloniki at approximately 6:30pm.
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Not Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Keytours - Greece
    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    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 Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki.

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    star-5
    An amazing day
    John_E
    , Aug 2019
    Our guide was most knowledgeable and thoughtful. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and whole experience, her talks in the museums and on the sites themselves were full of information given in such a way that we gained much knowledge. She was so enthusiastic and justifiably proud of her Country. A credit to the company. Lyn and John
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Dear Guest, I am so glad to know that you really enjoyed your trip to Pella and Vergina with Key Tours and that you found our tour thorough and interesting. We could not be happier to hear that you find our guide so knowledgeable and left you impressed as we always try to cooperate with the best guides the market has to offer. Hope to see you again on one of our future tours soon.
    star-4
    Great tour of fascinating sites. Our...
    Kristina_S
    , Jan 2018
    Great tour of fascinating sites. Our guide was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. Recommended.
    star-4
    sigths are fantastic,guide could be...
    alain d
    , Oct 2017
    sigths are fantastic,guide could be better,overworked? mediocre food and poor setting at lunch,,good visit at the museum but no time to see the theater or the palace ,the same occured at Pella
    star-4
    Sites de Pella et Vergina : une belle surprise
    Thierry_A
    , Nov 2021
    Le processus de réservation et la prise de contact téléphoniques, une fois sur place, ont été simples et professionnels. Le Jour J, nous avons eu la surprise de rencontrer une guide francophone (et non anglophone, comme prévu) envoyé par l'opérateur Keytours. Cette guide a été remarquable, à la fois par son sens de l'écoute, sa pédagogie et sa culture de la Grèce antique (et moderne). A recommander.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback regarding our Pella and Vergina Full-Day Tour from Thessaloniki. We feel happy you enjoyed your tour with us and you had a nice time at Pella and Vergina. Hope to see you soon on one of our future tours. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta

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