Thessaloniki to Pella and Vergina Royal Tombs Small-Group Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Thessaloniki

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Enjoy a tour with a visit to the most important highlights of Ancient Macedonian history.Ancient  Pella, the place where  "Alexander The Great" was born and raised and the Royal Tombs of ancient Vergina to expirience the royal tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander and one of the most important personalities of the Macedonian Dynasty.A day tour to two archaeological sites where the history of ancient Macedonia will unfold before you with every step you take.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Vergina, Imathia Region, Central MacedoniaThe tour starts in the morning by picking up from your hotel or AIRBnB apartment. After 60 minutes driving you will arrive at Vergina which was the first capital of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom and was called “Aiges” in ancient times. Explore the fascinating royal tombs of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great and stroll inside the museum/tomb complex to admire the burial artifacts such as gold jewelry, weapons, religious artifacts and the Gold Larnax found at the tomb containing the remains of King Philip on display.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Archaeological Site at Pella, Central MacedoniaNext stop of your visit will be the ancient city of Pella. Pella was the ancient capital of the Macedonian Kingdom since the late 5th century BC. In the recently structured, beautiful museum you will have the chance to see some magnificent mosaics, silver artifacts, weapons, statues and maps. dated back to the 4th century BC and other priceless items of unique Macedonian art.Just next to the museum you will visit the archaeological site where it is easy to comprehend how big the capital once was while walking around the 4000 hectars site.Leaving behind the archeological site , you will have free time for lunch (own expenses ) and return to Thessaloniki late in the afternoon. The tour ends by dropping you off at your hotels or AIRBnB apartments.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English speaking driver

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees ( 20 euros)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Official Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina)
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site at Pella
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