Peter Sommer Travels

Cultural Tours, Gulet Cruises & Private Gulet Charters In Turkey, Greece And Italy.

Basilica at Pompeii

Basilica at Pompeii

Deriya Deniz in Amalfi

Deriya Deniz in Amalfi

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Caria Coast Turkey Holiday

Escorted

Escorted

Carian Kayhan Med Aegean

Carian Kayhan Med Aegean

Greece Crete Tour Knossos

Greece Crete Tour Knossos

Peter Sommer Travels is a UK-based specialist tour operator who design inspirational trips of a lifetime: stimulating and luxurious tours, educational and relaxing cruises. They offer cultural vacations and holidays – primarily gulet cruises – with a professional and above all personal touch. On their escorted tours in Turkey, Greece, and Italy, they take only small groups (max 18 on land, 16 by sea) of like-minded people, travelling in an easy-going, informal style. The 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 the escorted holidays in Turkey, Greece, and Italy, are true specialists – archaeologists, historians and travel writers – natural enthusiasts steeped in Turkish, Greek, Italian and Sicilian history and culture. They choose their tour guides not just because they are extremely knowledgeable, but because they are great communicators and friendly hosts.

Why Peter Sommer Travels organise archaeological and cultural tours
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 civilizations, and the Turkish people. For the past 18 years, Peter, a British archaeologist and documentary maker, has been leading and organising unique historical and cultural tours and gulet cruises in Turkey, Greece and Italy, escorted by the finest experts.

Peter Sommer Travels is a member of The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

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Peter Sommer Travels Customers
The archaeological tours are very much self-selecting. The people who go on the trips are usually well travelled, enthusiastic, and curious about exploring new countries and cultures. They come from an incredibly wide range of professional backgrounds. Some have never been on an archaeological tour before; others have explored ancient sites all over the world. On average about a quarter of the people on our trips are single travellers. About 40% of our guests come from the UK, 40% from the US, with the remaining 20% split between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and beyond. Many of the people who travel with them first find out about Peter Sommer Travels through personal recommendations. Many clients travel again and again. The trips tend to appeal to quite a wide age range. Generally speaking, most are in the 35-70 age bracket. The family tours have attracted parents with children aged 8-15. Mums and dads bringing their grown up children along in their 20’s or 30’s, and more and more people in their 30’s and 40’s coming on our trips.

Environment & Social Responsibility
Throughout the tours they provide much needed business to local cafes and shops in these places, thereby supporting local families, artisans, and village crafts. Dining is in family run local restaurants, that source food locally providing income to families living in rural areas.

Throughout the tours they employ local guides and location managers. Thery also use local drivers and vehicles to visit sites, which are often owner operated or run by a local cooperative. This ensures that money goes directly into the pockets of local people, so it is the local community that benefits.

They travel in a small group (maximum 14 guests) to minimize our impact on the environment. They believe that escorted small group tours is the best way to organise sustainable tourism, allowing travellers to discover the ancient heritage and modern culture of Turkey, Greece or Italy while at the same time keeping our impact as low as possible.

they make it clear to their customers that the archaeological and historic remains visited must be treated with care and attention. They consider archaeological tours to be of great benefit. Uncovering the past enhances the travellers’ ability to understand a country’s modern situations – its culture and religion, as well as the environmental history of fragile ecosystems.

Since they are travelling by boat, the amount of water available is limited and needs to be used sparingly. Only showers are provided, not baths, and they advise customers to reduce their use of water by taking short showers, and avoiding leaving the tap running for long periods. As a result the amount of water used during cruises is significantly less than if travellers were staying in a typical large resort hotel.

For further information contact:

Peter Sommer Travels Ltd
Chippenham House
102 Monnow St.
Monmouth
NP25 3EQ UK

Tel +44 (0)1600 888 220, From the USA/Canada 855 443 3027 (toll free)
Fax +44 (0)1600 888 221

www.petersommer.com

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