Day trip

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

Activity provider: Ammon Express
Day trip

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

Activity provider: Ammon Express

From US$ 59.77 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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  • 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 within the borders of the village. 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
  • Entry tickets to the Museum of Vergina, and to the Museum and archaeological site of Pella (15€ and 8€ during summer season; 8€ 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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Meeting point

Meet at Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street at the Venizelos Statue at 08:00 A.M. Due to road restrictions, the bus cannot wait for late arrivals.

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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
  • Entry tickets to the Museum of Vergina (12€) and to the Museum and archaeological site of Pella (8€) are not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 164 reviews

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Outstanding guide, Janis. with archaeological degree, very congenial and informative, excellent driver, flexible for the group. Good visitation times for Pella and Vergina. Tour or archeological site. Answered all questions. Fascinating visit to the tombs of King Phillip II of Macedonia and his grandson. Special real non touristic Greek restaurant for lunch. Greet gift shop there, Museum books snd… interesting drive back to Thessalonki. Learned about agriculture here. Highly recommend this tour with a smaller group as we had.

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October 24, 2022

Brilliant experience. There were only 7 of us in the tour, which is a breath of fresh air compared to some of the other crowded tours. The tour was very educational thanks to Iannis' knowledge of Pella, Vergina and Greek history in general. Pella is only 40 mins from Thessaloniki and Vergina is another 30-40 mins from Pella, so the rides were quite short and enjoyable. The Pella visit is divided into the archaeological site and the museum. The site is quite interesting, but a good guide with good information is a must, which luckily we had. The museum is modern and overall quite good. The ride to Vergina was quite enjoyable through the fields. At Vergina, the tombs and the museum were super interesting and well preserved. Highly recommend lunch at the restaurant across the street from the site (not included). Great local food. Tickets to the sites are not included with the tour price: Pella - 8 euros (includes both site and museum). Vergina - 12 euros.

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June 26, 2022

We were a small group and our guide was great- very knowledgeable and friendly! From the meeting point we took a van to the Pella archeological museum which cost 8€ and which we had about an hour to visit on our own. Then the guide took us down the road and gave us a tour of the actual Pella excavation site which was very cool. After that we drove about another hour to Philip II tomb which was very interesting and which cost 12€. We had about an hour there as well before we met back up for lunch at a nearby cafe. The prices for dishes was reasonable and the food was good. Overall we visited some really interesting places. I think the tour was a bit expensive though considering all the extra costs of the museums -20€.

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June 5, 2022

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