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Archaeology Tours with Expert Guides

At Peter Sommer Travels we offer a wide range of small group archaeological tours in Europe and Asia led by specialist guides. Many of them are cruises aboard traditional wooden gulets, while others are land-based adventures.

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Average rating 5 out of 5 from 615 reviews for Archaeology Tours with Expert Guides, according to AITO reviews.

 

 

Our archaeology tours include highlights of worldwide fame, such as Ephesus, the Acropolis of Athens, or the great ruins of Pompeii, but we also visit sites that are less famous and more off the beaten track, each of them beautiful, arresting and fascinating in their own right.

Guides with Knowledge, Expertise and Passion

Wherever you travel with us, our mission is to introduce you to the region’s culture, history and archaeology and to share its fascination with you.

All of our archaeology tours are escorted by a carefully selected team - a designated archaeological or historical expert and an experienced local guide. Chosen for their knowledge, competence and enthusiasm, our tour leaders have a profound experience of the places you’ll visit and are motivated by a desire to share their passion with you. Our ambition is to bring the past back to life for our guests, in a lively, accessible and engaging hands-on style.

The combination of cruising, 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.
Suzie Allman

A Fascination with History and Archaeology

History and Archaeology have been at the heart of Peter Sommer Travels since the very beginning. The company’s foundation was inspired by Peter’s 2,000 mile (3,000km) walk across Turkey, retracing the route of Alexander the Great. The first archaeological tour Peter organised and led, back in 1996 was a 2-week land tour of Caria, in southwest Turkey. The following year, 1997, witnessed the very first archaeological gulet cruise that Peter created, a 2-week itinerary around Lycia. Cruising the Lycian Shore has been in our programme of tours ever since.

Building on this auspicious start we have expanded our range of tours, always committed to providing the highest quality of cultural content and expertise available. The same effort and passion that went into designing our very first tours have become our benchmark, the unifying strand that connects all our archaeological holidays and that has made us a first-rate provider of cultural experiences.

Book an Archaeology Tour with Peter Sommer Travels

If you’d like to know more please browse our archaeology tours below, view our online brochure or get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.

Croatia - 2023

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik

dubrovnik cruise croatia

Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split

sibenik zadar cruise croatia

Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Šibenik to Zadar

sibenik zadar cruise croatia

Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Šibenik to Zadar

dalmatia cruise croatia

Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik

food tour croatia

Croatia A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia

walking holiday croatia

Croatia Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia

Greece - 2022

crete tour greece

Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

peloponnese tour greece

Greece Exploring the Peloponnese

Greece - 2023

athens greek easter

Greece Easter in Athens

crete tour greece

Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

crete tour greece

Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

peloponnese tour greece

Greece Exploring the Peloponnese

dodecanese cruise greece

Greece Cruising the Dodecanese

macedonia greece

Greece Exploring Macedonia

cyclades cruise greece

Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

Ireland - 2033

exploring ireland tour

Ireland Exploring Ireland Tour: The Heart of The Emerald Isle

Italy - 2023

exploring sicily tour

Sicily Exploring Sicily

exploring sicily tour

Sicily Exploring Sicily

Sicily - 2023

exploring sicily tour

Sicily Exploring Sicily

exploring sicily tour

Sicily Exploring Sicily

Turkey - 2022

walking carian trail turkey

Turkey Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast

walking lycian way turkey

Turkey Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore

Turkey - 2023

walking west lycia turkey

Turkey Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

food tour turkey

Turkey A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

lycia gulet trip turkey

Turkey Cruising the Lycian Shore

carian cruise turkey

Turkey Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

ephesus cruise turkey

Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

UK - 2023

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UK Exploring Hadrian's Wall: Romans, Reivers and Romantics

walking hadrians wall

UK Walking Hadrian's Wall

Accreditations

Rated as Excellent on Aito Reviews with over 500 reviews

Our Archaeology Tours