🏨 Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki Activity - Travel Guide

Full Day Trip to Vergina and Pella from Thessaloniki

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60 reviews   (4.67)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Excursion back in history to the Macedonian Kingdom of Alexander the Great and Philip II.

The archaeological treasures of the glorious Macedonian Kingdom of Alexander the Great and his father, Philip II, as detailed by Herodotus, invite you to a unique trip to meet them closely, bringing up in light a piece of the lost prestige of the Ancient Macedonian capital of Aigai.

The excursion travels you back to three fundamental periods of the Greek History: the Ancient Greek, the Byzantine and the Modern one. Ancient spirit, tradition and devoutness are revealed against the backdrop of the natural beauty and the view of the Macedonian plain that travels the eye till the end of the horizon. A road trip to the land of ALEXANDER THE GREAT.

Don’t miss this experience!

What's Included

Basic travel insurance (during transportation)

English-speaking trip attendant.

Transportation to and from the Museum of Vergina and Pella.

What's Not Included

Entry tickets to archaeological site of Pella (8€ during summer season; 4 during winter season)

Entry tickets to the Museum of Vergina (12€ during summer season; 6 during winter season)

Guided tour inside the monasteries and museums

The cost of the lunch at the restaurant

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • 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.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Our trip attendant shall wear clothing with the AMMON Express marking so that he will be recognisable easily.
  • 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.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We wish you a pleasant excursion and have fun!

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Archaeological Museum of Pella
We reach Pella, which in the antiquity used to be a port, where we visit the new, modern museum as well as the archaeological site with the unique mosaics. In the archaeological site we can admire the ancient market of the city, the mosaic of the “Abduction of Helen” and the “Amazonomachy” (the battle of Amazons). In the museum, there are exposed objects and artifacts from the daily life of the people; characteristic signs of the lifestyle in the antiquity.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
Next, we reach Vergina where we visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, situated in the borders of the village. The characteristic Golden Larnax (funerary casket), an urn with the cremated remains of Phillip II is marked with a 16-rayed sun, the symbol of Macedonia. The Sun of Vergina (or Star of Vergina), which is characteristic symbol of the Argead Dynasty (of the King Phillip II and Alexander the Great) was found together with the excavations that brought back to light his father’s Royal Tomb. 4 of the sun rays represent of the 4 classical elements and the other 12 sun rays represent the 12 Olympian Gods. Admire the golden oak wreath that Phillip II had during his funeral pyre, military armors, various grave goods, the other tombs that were brought back to light and a small sanctuary, the Heroon.

Later, we enjoy our lunch break in a restaurant with greek traditional flavours.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


There's a good time
Lenny R, 02-12-2022
The sword is really fun and really educational experience to learn about Pella and the ancient Macedonian kingdom where Alexandra the great came from.
A day trip outside of Thessaloniki definitely worthwhile.
Timothy_V, 26-11-2022
The King Philip tomb along with his artifacts at Vergina and the mosaics at Pella were quite amazing!
Entertaining History
647timothye, 22-11-2022
I have visited several significant historic sites in Greece but this was my best experience due mainly due to our guide Nikos. He was very knowledgeable but without being too academic he imparted the stories behind the sites in a detailed but entertaining and easily digestible manner. He also showed consideration for his groups comfort throughout the day. The sites themselves are both well organised and represent an important part of Greek history.
Amazing sites, communication could improve
Miriam R, 29-12-2022
The archaeological sites were really worth seeing, and if you don't want to drive yourself, then this tour is an easy way to get around several sites in one day. The van was comfortable and the drive was easy; our guide gave us some interesting background details about the area and a little on the history as we drove. The museums were self-explanatory and we did them on our own. The one thing that could have used improvement is the flow of the tour itself. We left at 8 am, first stop was the museum and there was a chance to buy a coffee but no reasonable food options (just hotdogs or packaged crisps/cookies). After that, there were no food options available and we were taken to a few other sites. At the last stop at the tombs of Vergina (arrived at 1:30 pm), we were told to do the tour first and then meet at 3 pm so we could finally go get lunch. We finished the tour and waited for the group til 3, and only then were told that there was no lunch plan but we could go get something to eat across the street and be back on the bus in under an hour. Our experience on the day would have been so much better if we had arrived at the final site and told that we had from 1:30 - 4 pm to eat and do the tour on our own, in any order we wanted. Still, it was nice not to drive and the museums and sites were definitely worth a visit.
Great site, poor tour
ronaldk864, 15-12-2022
The tour operator was really not very good, and the guide did not pay us much attention. There was nothing to see at Pella because the mosaics were still covered for the winter. However, the new museum at Vergina is one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen in my life--you are face to face with the gold funerary goods of the parents of Alexander the Great!