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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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.
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.