Peter Sommer Travels

Tour Operator of the Year Silver Award 2018AITO (Assoc. of Independent Tour Operators)
Tour Operator of the Year Gold Award 2017AITO (Assoc. of Independent Tour Operators)
Tour Operator of the Year Silver Award 2016AITO (Assoc. of Independent Tour Operators)
Tour Operator of the Year Gold Award 2015AITO (Assoc. of Independent Tour Operators)
One of the world’s “Top Ten Learning Retreats”National Geographic Traveller

An award-winning family-run travel company, Peter Sommer Travels, offers expert-led archaeological and cultural tours for small groups. In the past four years, we have won the UK’s Tour Operator of the Year Gold award twice and the Silver award twice.

We offer cultural vacations and holidays - primarily gulet cruises - with a professional and above all personal touch. On our escorted tours in Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK, we take only small groups (some as small as a maximum of 10 guests) of like-minded people, travelling in an easy-going, informal style. Our carefully crafted journeys will take you to some of the world’s best preserved Greek and Roman ruins, with a friendly and knowledgeable expert guide ready to bring their history to life.

The guides who lead our escorted holidays in Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK, are true specialists - archaeologists, historians and travel writers - natural enthusiasts steeped in Croatian, Greek, Sicilian and Turkish history and culture. We choose our tour guides not just because they are extremely knowledgeable, but because they are great communicators and friendly hosts.

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Our top 29 trips

Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

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This is a dream trip for walkers and sailors alike, with fabulous swims and stunning archaeology thrown in for good measure.

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Exploring the Peloponnese

From: £4375.00

The Peloponnese conjures up images of ancient glories, epic struggles, valiant heroes and majestic vistas.

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Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia

From: £3395.00

Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia is an enticing combination of a gulet cruise with hikes through some of the region's most beautiful landscapes.

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Walking Hadrian's Wall

From: £2875.00

Our Walking Hadrian's Wall tour introduces you to some of the most awe-inspiring and historic landscapes anywhere in Britain.

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Cruising to the Cyclades

From: £4295.00

'One of Greece's top three cultural holidays 2014' - The Telegraph 'One of the top 10 cultural holidays in Greece 2015' - The Telegraph Join us for the ultimate Greek islands tour and explore the a...

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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik

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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik is a spectacular tour, offering the same combination of experiences that has become the hallmark of Peter Sommer Travels' gulet cruises elsewhe...

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Exploring Wessex: From Neolithic Avebury to Georgian Bath

From: £2895.00

Wessex: close to our home base, and close to our hearts.

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Exploring Rome

From: £2695.00

Roma Aeterna - Eternal Rome.

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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split

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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split is a spectacular tour, offering the same combination of experiences that has become the hallmark of Peter Sommer Travels' gulet cruises elsewhe...

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Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure

From: £2895.00

Open to Families and All This cruise among the timeless Islands of the Dodecanese archipelago is a perfect and entertaining introduction to the varied history of the Aegean Sea and its inhabitants.

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Exploring Wales: Millennia under the gaze of mountains

From: £2695.00

Our first Welsh tour tells the unique story of south and west Wales, lands with a long and complex history of invasion, accommodation, resistance and conquest, through all of which distinct local f...

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A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

From: £3695.00

'One of the 50 best holidays in Italy.

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Cruising the Dodecanese

From: £4250.00

One of 'Greece's top three cultural holidays' - The Telegraph (2014) One of the 'Top 10 Cultural Holidays in Greece for 2016' - The Telegraph (UK) One of the '50 Best Holidays in Greece for 2016' -...

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Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

From: £2395.00

Cruising the Carian Coast: from Mediterranean to Aegean offers a marvellous combination of superb archaeological sites and a remarkably beautiful maritime landscape - a stretch of Turkey's Turquois...

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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Sibenik to Zadar

From: £3550.00

Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Sibenik to Zadar offers an astonishing historical and cultural tour of one of Croatia's most diverse coastal regions, an area rich in verdant landscapes and spark...

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Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

From: £2845.00

The Dodecanese islands are perhaps the most ethereally beautiful part of the Aegean.

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A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia

From: £3395.00

There are many great reasons to visit Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: a beautiful maritime landscape, numerous picturesque old towns and cities, with the various treasures they contain, and the fascinat...

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Cruising the Lycian Shore

From: £4075.00

This gulet cruise explores the virtually untouched coastline of ancient Lycia, on Turkey's breath-taking turquoise coast.

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Exploring Sicily

From: £4795.00

'One of the 50 Best Escorted Tours' (2014) - The Telegraph Lying at the heart of the Mediterranean and commanding the narrow sea-lanes that connect east to west and north to south, Sicily attracted...

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Easter in Athens

From: £2895.00

'Easter in Athens' is an exceptional tour, a unique opportunity to explore one of Europe's most fascinating cities and experience its spectacular past and vibrant present during its most important ...

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A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

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'This cruise reminded me why I travel in the first place' - The Globe and Mail 'One of the top 10 food and drink holidays in Turkey for 2015' - The Telegraph (UK) Rated One of 'The World's Tastiest...

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Cruising the Amalfi Coast

From: £3795.00

'With room for just 10 guests aboard its 6 cabin gulet, this bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast cruise offers top notch history tourism in super-luxe comfort.

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Exploring Hadrian's Wall: Romans, Reivers and Romantics

From: £2875.00

Join us on an exploration of the raw beauty and richly-layered history of this most distinctive English region.

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Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature and Food

From: £3895.00

Our Exploring Crete tour is the ideal opportunity to experience this fascinating island to the full.

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Walking and Cruising the Dodecanese

From: £2845.00

The islands of the North Dodecanese are the emergent tips of a sub-sea mountain range that stretches across the Aegean sea.

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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: The Conquest of Asia Minor - Part One

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For more than 2,000 years Alexander the Great has excited the imagination of people around the globe.

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Exploring Macedonia

From: £3995.00

You can't separate them: Macedonia and Alexander go hand in hand, and he will always be in the first breath of any discussion of why you should come.

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Cruising to Ephesus

From: £2395.00

A classic cruise that takes in a series of Turkey's most important and interesting archaeological sites, including the stunning ruins of Ephesus.

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Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore

From: £4075.00

Over the years, many guests travelling on our 'Cruising the Lycian Shore' trip found themselves fascinated and enchanted by the occasional strolls we took on the Lycian Way, Turkey's very first lon...

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