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Peter Sommer Travels
Peter Sommer Travels
Expert-led Archaeological & Cultural Tours
A multi-award-winning family-run specialist in expert-led cultural tours and gulet cruises, including private tours and gulet charters. We offer archaeological tours, walking holidays, gastronomic tours and family tours for small groups (a maximum of 10-18 guests) in Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
In 1994, archaeologist/documentary filmmaker, Peter Sommer, walked 2000 miles from Troy retracing the route of Alexander the Great. He fell in love with travelling and in 1995 began organising and leading a range of archaeological and cultural tours.
Accredited by ABTA and AITO our trips include gulet cruises, such as Cruising to the Cyclades, Cruising the Lycian Shore and Cruising the Coast of Dalmatia combining relaxation, fabulous food and swimming with cultural adventures. We also offer land tours such as Exploring Crete, Exploring Sicily and Exploring Ireland. Alongside our scheduled tours we create bespoke private trips by land and sea, all led by expert guides.
You might like to consider some of our most popular tours…
Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure
Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split
Cruising the Dodecanese
Exploring Hadrian's Wall
A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily
Special 2022 Cruises & Tours:
Cruising the Lycian Shore Sat 3rd September – Sat 17th September, 2022
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Peter Sommer Travels’ very first cultural gulet cruise, Cruising the Lycian Shore. Way back in 1997, three years after archaeologist, Peter Sommer, walked 2,000 miles across Turkey retracing the route of Alexander the Great, Peter created and led this wonderful 2-week archaeological adventure for the first time. It remains an absolute favourite amongst guests, combining the breath-taking mountains and landscapes of Lycia with one of the most beautiful sections of the turquoise coast and some of the finest archaeological sites to be found anywhere. Get in touch now and in just a few weeks you’ll be personally escorted by Peter on this unforgettable tour.
Alternatively, a little bit later in the autumn we have a brand new archaeological/cultural gulet cruise with hiking as a key theme:
Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast Sun October 2 - Sun October 9, 2022
A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia 26th September 2022 - 3rd October 2022
A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise Sun September 11 - Sun September 18, 2022
Cruising to Ephesus 11th September - 18th September, 2022
Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore Sun October 2 - Sun October 16, 2022 - Personally led by Peter
Cruising to the Cyclades 28 August – 11 September, 2022 and 11 September – 25 September, 2022
Cruising the Dodecanese Sun September 25 - Sun October 9, 2022
Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature and Food 5th October 2022 - 18th October, 2022
Exploring the Peloponnese October 13 - October 27, 2022
Reviews: We have received more than 600 independent reviews on the website of AITO (the UK’s Association of Independent Tour Operators) - Currently 604 ‘Excellents’ and 2 ‘Goods’
One of the world’s ‘Top Ten Learning Holidays’ - National Geographic
Awards - based on exceptional independent client feedback:
- Tour Operator of the Year’ Gold Award - February 2016
- Tour Operator of the Year’ Silver Award - February 2017
- Tour Operator of the Year’ Gold Award - February 2018
- Tour Operator of the Year’ Silver Award - February 2019
- Tour Operator of the Year’ Silver Award - March 2020
Awarded by AITO (The Association of Independent Tour Operators), the UK’s most prestigious and leading organisation for specialist tour operators.
For a brochure or further information please contact us:
Tel 01600 888 220