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

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

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Highlights

  • Soak in the sights and sounds of Thessaloniki from the Hop-on hop-off bus’s upper deck
  • Explore Pella- the birthplace of Alexander the Great
  • See around the historical and magnificent Greek town Vergina-the resting place of King Philip II-Alexander’s father
  • Audio commentary in 12 distinct languages
  • Hop-on hop-off runs throughout the year (except national/local holidays)
  • No cancellation fee for annulling the booking up to 24 hours before the scheduled tour date
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted! No need to print.

Overview

Your Thessaloniki hop-on hop-off bus tour + Pella-Vergina bus starts operating at 8:00 a.m. from Aristotelous Square and Egnatia Street. Take your seat on the top deck of a flaming red double-decker bus as the vehicle winds its way from Thessaloniki to Pella. You’ll enjoy the picturesque views and the panoramic vistas along the 50km long route passing through the Aegean Sea coastline. After starting from Thessaloniki, it takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Pella where you survey the archaeological site and the modern-day museum. You continue with your hop-on hop-off journey by proceeding to Vergina where you discover the town at your own pace. Thereafter you take a half-an-hour break for savoring a traditional Grecian lunch spread. The hop-on hop-off coach transports you back to Thessaloniki by 3:30 p.m. following which you check out the hotspots in the town. Some of the top historic locations that you must see include the White Tower, Church of Agios Dimitrios, Ano Poli (upper town), and Port of Thessaloniki.

Itinerary

This breathtaking Grecian town is also home to numerous archaeological sites, mausoleums and museums that have meticulously preserved awe-inspiring relics.
 
You’ll learn many facts about the regional or local history and culture starting from Ancient Greece through to the Byzantine era to contemporary Greece. At the same time, you’ll be able to take a grand sweep of the vast plains of Macedonia. Once you’re through with touring Pella, you can take a much-deserved break to whet your appetite with a sumptuous Greek brunch.
 
The mouthwatering and wholesome lunch will recharge your batteries for your next vital stopover and the resting place of King Philip II-father of Alexander-Vergina. Besides preserving the remains of King Philip II, Vergina is also home to the Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai. The star attraction at the Museum of the Royal Tombs is King Philip’s sepulchre crafted out of marble.   
 
The king’s remains have been carefully conserved in a very small casket that juxtaposes an urn highlighted with a sun projecting 16 beams-the Macedonian ensign. You’ll surely want to make your Greek tour memorable and singular by taking a stroll across the Aegean Sea coastline.
 
Macedonia once used to be the largest and the mightiest empire in the ancient world, immortalized by illustrious emperors and philosophers. Yes, Macedonia was the home of one of the world’s most celebrated philosophers Aristotle as well as one of the greatest emperors- Alexander. The hop-on hop-off Thessaloniki tour with the Pella-Vergina trip will let you discover the ancient kingdom of Macedonia.
 
You’ll walk around the remains of what once used to be an outstanding empire embodied by prehistoric coinage, catacombs, and artifacts. You’ll learn more about this mighty kingdom in just a day or two than you did during your school life. Your grand hop-on hop-off Thessaloniki tour will start with a scenic trip to Pella followed by a halt at Vergina-the Macedonian capital.
 
Macedonia was reputed all over the world in the prehistoric period not only for its martial prowess but also for contributing to science and art. The ruins at Pella’s and Vergina’s archaeological sites together with the museums serve as living testimony about Macedonia’s glorious past. You’ll be traipsing across the same trails that the world’s most renowned philosopher and the greatest military commander once did.
 
And in the latter half of the day, you’ll be thoroughly immersed in seeing the sights around the ancient capital-Vergina. You’ll be simply spellbound when you take a walking tour around the ruins of one of ancient Greece’s most grandiose edifices-the Aigai palace. Although this citadel is in a derelict condition as its several millenniums old, the stucco ornamentations and mosaics are still pristine.
 
Thus if you are visiting this beautiful place, then simply book this ticket and experience one of the best trips to cherish for your life.

Schedule

April & May: Operating 10am - 4pm, every 30 minutes, Tour Duration: 70 minutes
June - September: Operating 10am - 6pm, every 30 minutes, Tour Duration: 70 minutes
October: Operating 10am - 4pm, every 30 minutes, Tour Duration: 70 minutes
November: Operating 10am - 2pm, every 120 minutes, Tour Duration: 70 minutes

Inclusions

  • 1 Day Thessaloniki Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
  • Audio Guide 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
  • Hotel Transfers
  • 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.
IMPORTANT: Tour tickets must be used on the day you select when you book your tour.
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

Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning
Infants can travel free and you do not require to book infant ticket.
Please note that face masks must be worn on board the bus.
 
Operational Details:
Vergina Pella Day-Trip: The tour starts at 08:00 from the "Statue of Venizelos" on Aristotelous Square & Egnatia Street.
The situation is continuously changing day by day, week by week. We ask that our customers bear with us whilst we find our feet again during these unusual times.
Operating times, frequencies and inclusion changes can happen at any time and without notice, especially with the current situation.
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.

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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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