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2016 TOUR DATES

Sun Apr 10 - Sat Apr 23
Exploring Sicily


Thu Apr 14 - Tue Apr 26
Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature and Food


Sat Apr 23 - Sat Apr 30
Exploring Istanbul


Mon April 25 - Fri May 6
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: The Conquest of Asia Minor - Part One

Sat Apr 30 - Sat May 14
Cruising to the Cyclades


Sun May 8 - Sat May 21
Exploring Sicily


Wed May 18-Wed Jun 1
Exploring the Peloponnese

Sat May 21 - Sat May 28
A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise

Sun May 22 - Sun May 29
Exploring Athens

Sat May 28 - Sat June 4
Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

Sat June 4 - Sat June 18
Cruising the Dodecanese

Sat June 4 - Sat June 11
Cruising to Ephesus

Sat July 23 - Sat July 30
Cruising to Ephesus: A Family Tour

Sat Aug 27 - Sat Sep 3
Exploring Thessaloniki and Northern Greece

Sat Aug 27 - Sat Sept 3
Cruising the Amalfi Coast


Sat Sept 3 - Sat Sept 10
Cruising the Amalfi Coast

Sat Sept 3 - Sat Sep 17
Cruising the Lycian Shore

Sat Sep 3 - Sat Sep 10
Learning Italian: Exploring the Language, Art and Cuisine of La Dolce Vita


Sat Sep 3 - Sat Sep 17
Cruising to the Cyclades


Sat Sep 10 - Sat Sep 17
Cruising the South-East Aegean: Greek Isles and Turkish Shores

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Sep 17
Cruising Western Lycia

Sat Sep 17 - Sat Sep 24
Cruising to Ephesus

Sat Sep 17 - Sat Sep 24
Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

Sat Sep 24 - Sat Oct 8
Cruising the Dodecanese

Sat Sept 24 - Sat Oct 1
Walking & Cruising Western Lycia

Sat Sep 24 - Sat Oct 1
A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily


Sat Oct 1 – Sat Oct 15
Walking & Cruising the Lycian Shore


Sat Oct 8 - Sat Oct 15
Walking & Cruising the Carian Coast

Tue Oct 11 - Sun Oct 23
Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature and Food


Sat Oct 22 - Sat Oct 29
Exploring Rome


TESTIMONIALS

The gulet cruise was magical...your itinerary made me fall in love with Turkey, with the ancient world, with the land in and around the Mediterranean Sea, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Fay Sutherland, Boston, USA

This was my most memorable holiday; a magical historical adventure brought to life by Peter with vivid descriptions and awesome knowledge and enthusiasm for the lives of Greeks and Romans as we climbed and scrambled freely through the ruins of ancient cities, temples, fortresses and tombs on the Carian coast of Turkey.  The gulet, guests and crew were a delight as well as the most beautiful turquoise and blue secluded bays where we moored and swam.  The delicious and bountiful food deserves high praise.
Diane Du Bois, UK

“Much as I love to relax on holiday, I need to learn as well. Otherwise I may as well just stay lying in the back yard in the sunshine. The gulet cruise met my needs perfectly. A swim (or two or three) every day in the beautiful Aegean. Lounging on a gulet, reading and catching the sun. Fresh delicious food. And exploring the history, the landscape and the archeological sites. Was I happy? Absolutely.”
Ann Tonks, Victoria, Australia

“Fabulous food, great crew, beautiful boat, wonderful guides, fun guests, truly the trip of a lifetime.”
Lawrence and Brenda Johnson, Switzerland

My husband, 16-year-old son and I just spent a week on the gulet in Turkey. It was one of the best travel experiences we’ve ever had. Worth every penny. I can’t recommend Peter Sommer Travels highly enough. We have travelled extensively and we all agreed that this was one of the most fun, most relaxing, and most interesting things we have done anywhere.
Sue Siluch, BC, Canada

We usually take care of our own travel details but now we have seen the magic than can be wrought by the hands of experts. Peter and Cem transported us across the breathtaking landscape of Turkey and backwards in time to the ancient world while feeding us delicious food in beautiful spots, billeting us in lovely accommodations, and giving us just the breathing time we needed to absorb the learning and make our own discoveries. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great was not just a trip, it was an unforgettable life experience.
Denise Arai, Boston, USA

“We had the most brilliant holiday, everything about it was wonderful, the guide, the boat, the crew, the itinerary, all the people; thank you so much, I have not stopped recommending it.”
Jacky Laurie, Gers, France

Escorted Tours and Gulet Cruises: Turkey, Greece & Italy

We specialise in small group escorted tours (max 18 people) in Turkey, Greece and Italy, primarily gulet cruises aboard traditional Turkish gulets. Below is our current schedule of archaeology tours, escorted holidays and gulet cruises. Many of our cultural adventures book up many months in advance, so we recommend booking your places early!

A long established tour operator (Peter led his first historical Turkey tour in 1996), we have assembled a team of leading experts and specialists to lead our cultural holidays and archaeological tours in Turkey, Greece and Italy. We offer a wide range of escorted tours from spring to autumn: from adventure family holidays to gastronomic tours and walking vacations.

We are happy to design custom made tours for small groups. As well as our scheduled trips below, we also offer bespoke gulet cruises and charters. If one of our escorted tours is full or there is a particular itinerary you’d like us to create, or you have any questions about our escorted holidays, gulet trips or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Escorted Tours by Country:     Turkey    Greece    Italy


Tours in Turkey 


Istanbul tour | Escorted tour Istanbul | Archaeological tour of Istanbul

Exploring Istanbul

Sat Apr 23 - Sat Apr 30, 2016

£2,325 GBP per person


Alexander the Great Turkey tour

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

Mon April 25 - Fri May 6, 2016

£3,195 GBP per person


Turkish food gastronomic tour

A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise

Sat May 21 - Sat May 28, 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Turkey gulet cruise Caria

Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

Sat May 28 - Sat June 4, 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Ephesus escorted tour

Cruising to Ephesus

Sat June 4 - Sat June 11, 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Turkey escorted tour Ephesus

Cruising to Ephesus - Family Tour

Sat July 23 - Sat July 30 2016

£2,295 GBP per person


Gulet cruise in Lycian Turkey

Cruising the Lycian Shore

Sat Sept 3 - Sat Sep 17, 2016

£3,775 GBP per person


Turkey tour gulet cruise Lycia

University of Liverpool Alumni Tour

Sat Sept 10 - Sat Sept 17 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Turkey escorted tour Ephesus

Cruising to Ephesus

Sat Sept 17 – Sat Sept 24 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Turkey gulet cruise Caria

Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

Sat Sept 17 - Sat Sept 24, 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Walking holiday Lycian Way Turkey

Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

Sat Sept 24 - Sat Oct 1, 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Walking holiday Lycian Way Turkey

Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore

Sat Oct 1 – Sat Oct 15 2016

£3,775 GBP per person


Walking holiday Carian Way Turkey

Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast

Sat Oct 8 - Sat Oct 15, 2016

£2,225 GBP per person


Tours in Greece 


Greece Crete Island Tour

Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature & Food

Thu Apr 14 - Tue Apr 26, 2016

£3,425 GBP per person


Greece tour Cyclades islands

Cruising to the Cyclades

Sat Apr 30 - Sat May 14, 2016

£3,775 GBP per person


Peloponnese Greece tour

Exploring the Peloponnese

Wed May 18 - Wed Jun 1, 2016

£3,650 GBP per person


Athens tour

Exploring Athens: Archaeology, Culture & Food

Sun May 22 - Sun May 29, 2016

£2,495 GBP per person


Greece Dodecanese escorted tour

Cruising the Dodecanese

Sat June 4 - Sat June 18, 2016

£3,795 GBP per person


Exploring Macedonia: tour in Northern Greece

Exploring Thessaloniki and Northern Greece

Sat Aug 27 - Sat Sep 3, 2016

£2,450 GBP per person


Greece tour Cyclades islands

Cruising to the Cyclades

Sat Sep 3 - Sat Sep 17, 2016

£3,795 GBP per person


Greece gulet tour Aegean

Cruising the South-East Aegean: Greek Isles and Turkish Shores

Sat Sept 10 - Sat Sept 17, 2016

£2,395 GBP per person


Greece Dodecanese escorted tour

Cruising the Dodecanese

Sat Sep 24 - Sat Oct 8, 2016

£3,795 GBP per person


Greece Crete Island Tour

Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature & Food

Tues Oct 11 – Sun Oct 23, 2016

£3,425 GBP per person


Tours in Italy 


Sicily holidays Tour

Exploring Sicily

Sun Apr 10 - Sat Apr 23, 2016

£3,995 GBP per person


Sicily holidays Tour

Exploring Sicily

Sun May 8 - Sat May 21, 2016

£3,995 GBP per person


Italy tours Amalfi Coast holidays

Cruising the Amalfi Coast

Sat Aug 27 - Sat Sept 3 2016

£3,595 GBP per person


Italy tours Amalfi Coast holidays

Cruising the Amalfi Coast

Sat Sept 3 - Sat Sept 10, 2016

£3,595 GBP per person


Italian Language tours Sicily holidays

Learning Italian: Exploring the Language, Art and Cuisine of La Dolce Vita

Sat Sep 3 - Sat Sep 10 2016

£2,895 GBP per person


Sicily holidays Food Tour

A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

Sat Sep 24 - Sat Oct 1 2016

£2,945 GBP per person


Italy tours Rome holidays

Exploring Rome

Sat Oct 22 - Sat Oct 29, 2016

£2,895 GBP per person



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Turkish gulet cruising

Other escorted tour itineraries

We change our guided archaeological tours and gulet cruising itineraries on an annual basis. Below, you can see examples of other trips we have offered previously. If there is a particular escorted holiday in Turkey, Greece or Italy you would like to do, get in touch! One of our team of expert archaeologist tour leaders will be delighted to accompany you.

We also create tailor-made archaeological tours for small groups. If you would like to explore part of Turkey, Greece or Italy in the company of an archaeologist or historian, we’ll be delighted to work with you to develop an escorted tour that fits your wishes. There are so many archaeological wonders to discover in the Mediterranean. We look forward to welcoming on our very special tours, archaeological adventures with a difference!


Escorted tours eastern Lycia

Eastern Lycia cruise

Escorted tour in Turkey by gulet


Guided Turkey tour Pamphylia

Springtime in Pamphylia - a land based tour

Escorted archaeological tour in Turkey


Greece tour Southern Dodecanese

Cruising the Southern Dodecanese

Escorted tour of the Greek Islands


Sicily holidays | Escorted tour Sicily

Sailing the Sicilian Shore

Escorted tour in Sicily


Turkey tour writing and sailing

Writing & Sailing in Caria

Travel writing tour in Turkey


Escorted tour | Sicily holidays

Cruising by Etna

Escorted tour of Sicily


Turkey gulet tour Bodrum Cup

The Bodrum Cup Regatta

Gulet holiday in Turkey


Turkey gulet cruise Ceramic Gulf

Cruising the Ceramic Gulf

Gulet tour in Turkey


Guided Turkey tour of Ephesus

Exploring Ephesus and Ionia by land

Archaeological tour in Turkey


Alexander the Great: tour in Greece

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: from Boy to King

Escorted archaeological tour in Greece


Alexander the Great: tour Turkey

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

Escorted archaeological tour of Turkey


Family Holiday Turkey tour

From Halicarnassus to Didyma

Escorted gulet cruise in Turkey


guided Turkey tour Caria

A Carian Odyssey

Escorted vacation in Turkey


guided Turkey tour Caria

Cruising the Carian Coast

Gulet cruise combining Turkey and Greece


Greece gulet tour Dodecanese islands

Cruising the Northern Dodecanese

Escorted cruise of the Greek Islands



Turkey tour gulet cruise Lycia

Cruising Western Lycia

A gulet cruise along Turkey’s Lycian coast.



Turkey tours Halicarnassus to Ephesus

From Halicarnassus to Ephesus

A Gulet cruise along Turkey’s Aegean Coast