Peter Sommer Travels

In business since 1994

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In 1994, Peter Sommer walked 2,000 miles across Turkey, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, and in the process fell in love with the country, its ancient civilisations, and the Turkish people. Ever since, Peter, a British archaeologist and documentary maker, has been leading and organising unique historical and cultural tours and gulet cruises, escorted by the finest experts.

‘Peter is one of the world’s best guides for trips in Turkey’
Tom Brosnahan, originator of the Lonely Planet and Frommer’s travel guides to Turkey.

An award-winning UK-based specialist tour operator, Peter Sommer Travels provides expert-led cultural vacations and holidays for by land as well as by sea in Croatia, Greece, Ireland, mainland Italy, Sicily, Turkey and the UK with a professional and above all personal touch. They are the leading specialist in escorted cultural gulet cruises and gulet charters in Croatia, Greece, Italy and Turkey. On their escorted tours, they take only small groups (max 16 on land, 14 by sea) of like-minded people, travelling in an easy-going, informal style. They offer a wide range of archaeology tours, food tours, family tours and walking tours. They are a fully accredited tour operator and a member of AITO, ABTA, ABTOT and ASTA.

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Peter Sommer Travels Chippenham House
102 Monnow Street , Monmouth
NP25 3EQ UK

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Testimonials (3)

  1. Reviewer: located in Winchester, UK
    “We so enjoyed the cruise. As a tour guide myself, I am, I suppose, the most critical sort of audience, but I was simply knocked over by the whole experience: we loved Almira, the wonderful gulet with its delightful and efficient crew, and those beautiful sites explained with such passion and sensitivity. Well done indeed.”
    5
  2. Reviewer: located in Roseville, NSW Australia
    “The combination of sailing, walking through fascinating archaeological sites, meeting friendly Turkish villagers, swimming in warm clear waters and being fed delicious healthy Turkish food in good company - is just a winner. It is the best holiday we have ever had. Many thanks for your meticulous attention to our comfort.”
    5
  3. Reviewer: located in London UK
    “After 2 wonderful cruises with Peter we thought it might be hard to repeat the magic - we needn’t have worried. Sailing to Ephesus was the best of them all. The 5 kids with us loved it and still talk about it as one big adventure. Hats off again to Peter who manages effortlessly to hold adults and children entranced with his evocative narratives.”
    5

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Prominent affiliations & awards

  • American Society of Travel Agents

Other affiliations & awards

Winner of the AITO Tour Operator of the Year award for 2015. Travel affilations include AITO, ABTA, ABTOT, ASTA.

3 most popular Trips (out of 12 total)

A Gastronomic Tour Of Eastern Sicily

A Gastronomic Tour Of Eastern Sicily

Fontanarossa Airport, Catania, Italy for 8 Days • from £2,495* per person

Operator: Peter Sommer Travels

Offered October: Eastern Sicily is home to a vibrant culinary tradition that mixes delicious local produce with cooking styles drawn from its many foreign rulers, from the Byzantines to the Arabs, and from the Normans to the Spanish.… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 12 people
Must form own group? No

Cruising To The Cyclades

Cruising To The Cyclades

Kos Airport, Kos, Greece for 15 Days • from £3,675* per person

Operator: Peter Sommer Travels

Offered May, June: Join us for the ultimate Greek island adventure, as we explore the astonishing historical wealth and natural beauty of the Aegean Sea. Clear blue waters, vast island-dotted horizons and a stunning range of ancient and medieval… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 20 people
Must form own group? No

Exploring Istanbul

Exploring Istanbul

Istanbul Airport, Turkey for 8 Days • from £1,925* per person

Operator: Peter Sommer Travels

Offered September: A large number of our guests spend time in Istanbul before or after their tour. So many of them ask us to recommend hotels, restaurants, sites to see and local guides, that we thought we should… more

Exertion level:
3/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

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