Posts tagged "Turkey"
Meet our Team: Olivier Henry

Meet our Team: Olivier Henry

In our new series of blog posts, we are getting up close and personal with the guides, the staff and other people you may know from Peter Sommer Travels’ website and brochures, and some whom you might never have heard about before. In our second instalment, we would like to introduce you to Olivier Henry....
Turkey through a Canadian Travel Writer's Eyes

Turkey through a Canadian Travel Writer’s Eyes

Peter (as in Peter Sommer Travels) was born in Toronto and his mother lived in Canada for some 14 years back in the 50’s and 60’s, so although we are based in the UK we have a very soft spot for Canada and Canadians. We were lucky enough to host one of the finest travel...
Gulet shipyards

Gulet shipyards

If you have travelled on a Turkish gulet, perhaps even on one of our gulet cruises, you may well have wondered where these beautiful handcrafted wooden boats come from – where they are built and maintained. Last week, I was given a very hands-on approach to answering that question. Peter Sommer, Michael Metcalfe and I...
New: Peter Sommer Travels in German

New: Peter Sommer Travels in German

It’s been a while since we last posted on this blog. The reason is simple enough. We’ve been very very busy. January is always a highly dynamic time for bookings (and has certainly proved to be so once again), but this year, an exciting – and at times exhausting –  element has required our attention....
Impressions of Istanbul in January

Impressions of Istanbul in January

What did you do during the first week of the New Year? Resulting from a quick and unofficial poll, common answers include dealing with tax returns, skiing holidays, spending quality time with the family, or being in bed with the flu. While all those are surely very fine options (well, except the last one), I...
Miletus Museum reopened

Miletus Museum reopened

News? Isn’t Peter Sommer Travels principally about archaeology, history and ancient culture, in other words about old things? Of course we are, but since summer 2011, our gulet cruises between Halicarnassus and Ephesus in Turkey, one of the heartlands of ancient Greek culture in Anatolia have changed, subtly but significantly, as the result of something...
New Travel Brochure

New Travel Brochure

We are absolutely delighted to unveil our new brochure. It’s always a special moment for us when the brochures come back from the printers gleaming after so much time and effort has been spent preparing them.   2011 marked my 15th year of organising and leading archaeological tours. At the beginning, Peter Sommer Travels was...
Family Gulet Cruises: A Chance for Cultural Adventures

Family Gulet Cruises: A Chance for Cultural Adventures

Simply the best  (or why our family cruises are a perfect experience for people of all ages ) “Look, mum – I’m using all the spolia!” This, as I was told by the proud mother, is what a 9-year-old boy from the US said to his mother while playing in the Kids’ Corner of an...
Peter Sommer Travels 2012 Tours

Peter Sommer Travels 2012 Tours

It’s Peter’s birthday today, a time to take stock, reflect and look forward to the myriad possibilities of the future. We’re doing exactly the same with Peter Sommer Travels and thought we’d bring you up to speed. We’ve been beavering away and have just finished finalising next year’s schedule of expert led gulet cruises in...
Official Travel Partner of the British Institute at Ankara

Official Travel Partner of the British Institute at Ankara

 We are proud to announce that Peter Sommer Travels is now an official Travel Partner of the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA). Founded in 1947, the BIAA (formerly known as the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara) is one of the British Academy’s overseas Institutes with offices in Ankara in Turkey and London, and a...