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City Sightseeing: Thessaloniki Hop-On, Hop-Off with Vergina-Pella

City Sightseeing: Thessaloniki Hop-On, Hop-Off with Vergina-Pella

Thessaloniki, Greece
Tour ID: 1050

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Highlights

  • Explore the birthplace of Alexander the Great and the tutorship of Aristoteles with hop on hop off bus tour.
  • Dive into the archaeological wonders of the Macedonian Kingdom detailed by Herodotus.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Museum of Aigai and the Royal Tombs of Vergina.
  • Witness the symbolic Golden Larnax and the Sun of Vergina, representing the Argead Dynasty.
  • Indulge yourself in Greek traditional flavors during a delightful lunch break.
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted! No need to print.

Overview

Enjoy an amazing hop on hop off bus tour through the imperial capital, Aigai, where the roots of Alexander the Great and the teachings of Aristoteles intertwine. Explore the archaeological treasures narrated by Herodotus, immersing yourself in the splendor of the Macedonian Kingdom. The trip narrates about the ancient Greek, and Byzantine, illuminating the lost glory of Aigai, the Macedonians' first city. The excursion offers cultural exploration against the backdrop of the breathtaking Macedonian plain.

Itinerary

Have a fascinating journey with the Vergina-Pella Day Trip, uncovering the rich history of Northern Greece. This adventure offers a unique blend of archaeological wonders and the charming city of Thessaloniki. The journey begins with a comfortable coach ride to Pella, a historic town that holds the incredible legacy of Alexander the Great. As you explore this archaeological site, guided by an English-speaking expert, you will feel the echoes of ancient history beneath your feet. Pella's museum is a treasure trove for history enthusiasts, featuring well-preserved artifacts ranging from intricate floor mosaics to gilded armor from the tombs of Archontiko warrior nobles. The museum even houses phallic-shaped drinking vessels, adding a touch of unexpected humor to the historical narrative.

Next on the itinerary is Vergina, another significant Greek town where the remains of King Philip II, Alexander's father, rest. The Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai unveils the marvels of the past, with the highlight being the marble tomb of King Philip II. Witness the golden Larnax beside an urn adorned with the 16-rayed sun, symbolizing Macedonia, and containing the king's remains. By the end of this day trip, you will have memories absorbed with a wealth of local history, akin to the renowned Greek scholars.

Hop-on Hop-off Thessaloniki
To complement this historical immersion, the package includes a Hop-on Hop-off Thessaloniki experience. This value-packed ticket allows you to explore Thessaloniki at your pace, hopping on and off at various stops along the route. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea from the coast, disembark at the iconic White Tower to delve into its storied past, and ascend to the top for panoramic views. Hop back on the bus and venture to Ano Poli, the beautiful old town that miraculously survived the great fire of 1917. Its cobbled streets beckon you to wander leisurely, offering a glimpse into the city's history. Take a break in a traditional taverna, savoring local flavors amidst the charming ambiance. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Church of Agios Dimitrios, Thessaloniki's oldest church, and stroll through the serene gardens of the 14th-century Vlatadon Monastery. This comprehensive package ensures you the best experience including the ancient wonders of Vergina-Pella and the vibrant charm of Thessaloniki.

Schedule

Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:
First Departure: 10:00am 
Last Departure: 04:00pm (April, May, Oct) | 06:00pm (Jun to Sep)
Frequency: 75 minutes
Full Loop: 30 minutes (120 minutes in Nov)
First Stop: White Tower, Thessaloniki, 546 21, Greece
 
Vergina Pella Day-Trip:
Departure Time: 08:00am (From April - October)
Duration: (Approx.) 8 hours.
Departure Point: “Statue of Venizelos” on Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street.
(Please check the calendar to know about availability)

Inclusions

  • 24-Hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket
  • Audio Guides in 12 Languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian)
  • Stops near the major sights
  • 1 Day Tour to the amazing historic sights of Vergina and Pella

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fee
  • Meals
  • Any service that is not mentioned

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Paper Vouchers: Can be redeemed on the bus at any stop along the route.
Mobile Vouchers: Must redeemed at stop 1, Lefkós Pýrgos (White Tower of Thessaloniki)
You will receive a ticket in exchange for your voucher, which you must keep until the expiry date/ tour.
Please check your ticket to know when it expires.
After exchanging your voucher for a ticket, your voucher will no longer be valid.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Flexible Ticket: Book Now! You can use your ticket any day within month.
Operational Update: Stop 3 and stop 8 are currently out of service. The Agia Sofia Church is within walking distance of stop 6.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes (There is access for wheelchairs and baby strollers and inside the buses there's space for storage as well.)
Onboard Wi-Fi: Please ask bus staff for further details
Pets Allowed: No
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Customers will see and meet the City Sightseeing Thessaloniki staff in or outside of the buses and at the departure/ arrival point Lefkos Pyrgos. 
Guests are reminded to exchange their purchased ticket for their tour ticket with the City Sightseeing staff at Lefkos Pyrgos or the bus driver upon boarding the buses. Please make sure there is the correct City Sightseeing company applicable to your voucher when boarding. 
The tour operates with double-decker buses with a capacity of 70 - 82 passengers.
Complimentary ear phones are provided, or you are welcome to use your own wired earphones with a jack connector
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Vergina Pella Day-Trip:
Tours run every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from April 1st until October 31st.
The tour starts at 8:00 from the “Statue of Venizelos” on Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street
Audioguide Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Romanian.
The bus is not currently running to Ano Poli due to roadworks in the old city centre, but it is only a 15-minute walk from stop 2 and we strongly recommend Ano Poli as a fascinating place to visit.
The date selected at time of booking will be the date of the Day Tour element, and cannot be changed unless the customer calls the local number to check alternative availability. 
When you have arrived in Thessaloniki, you call ahead to reconfirm your booking details with Thessaloniki HOHO (Tsokas Travel) on +30 6936556285. Failure to do so, may result in the tour being delayed on the day.

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Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.

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