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Following The Footsteps of Alexander The Great - One Day Sightseeing Ride

Spend a day immersing yourself into the history of Alexander the Great and exploring the beautiful Macedonian region (Pella, Edessa and Vergina).

From€200For 1-4 Persons

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This ride has been booked
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About the ride

Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Thessaloniki. After a quick introduction, you will board your private ride and begin your journey to Macedonia and the historical city of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. 

The quick 45 minute drive will take you through the picturesque Greek countryside, allowing you to enjoy the various landscapes before reaching your destination in the city of Pella. Throughout the journey, your driver will share with you his local knowledge and suggest photo stops at all the important landmarks seen along the way. However, as this tour is completely customizable, you may choose where and for how long you wish to stop at each place. 

The first stop on your tour will be the fascinating city of Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and home to one of the most popular archeological sites in Greece. While in Pella’s archaeological site you are sure to be impressed by the stunningly beautiful Macedonian mosaic flooring that was used to decorate the city’s grand mansions and the old Macedonian Palace. The museum of Pella is located on the north-east side of the Archeological site, and this will be your next stop.


Enjoy your travel to a maximum

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Private

You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time

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Comfortable

Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

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Customizable

Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one

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Efficient

Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel

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Professional

We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city

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Reliable

Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms

Included in the price

  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
  • Free wifi onboard
  • Fuel and Tolls
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Water and Snacks

Not included

  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
  • Other beverages and meals
  • Tips and gratuities

Frequently asked questions
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What happens after I book?

Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the Pella, Edessa and Vegina in a day tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at hello@welcomepickups.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.

Can I customize the tour based on my needs?

Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.

Will there be an official tour guide?

An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in depth information regarding historic facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.

Do I need to be in a good physical shape?

The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.

Useful tips
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Dress Modestly for Religious Monuments

When visiting religious monuments please dress modestly, or bring extra layers to cover up at that particular point of the tour.

COMFORTABLE CLOTHES & SHOES

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas, may have uneven or rocky ground.

BE AWARE OF THE SUMMER HEAT

In the summer months be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and perhaps a hat, to shield yourself from the sun. We also recommend staying hydrated throughout the tour with the water provided.

LOCAL CURRENCY

Bring cash in the form of local currency (Euros), as many of the local vendors don’t accept card payments.

ACCESIBILITY & SPECIAL NEEDS

Please let us know if anyone in your group has special needs, or specific accessibility requirements, and we will be sure to accommodate your needs and tailor the tour accordingly.

Terms of service
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  • Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
  • Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
  • Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws

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8 Hours

Total price

1 to 4 people costs €200

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