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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.

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.

Average rating 5 out of 5 from 554 reviews for Archaeology Tours & Cruises, according to AITO reviews.

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 holiday 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.

Booking 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 - 2022

sibenik zadar cruise croatia

Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Šibenik to Zadar

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik

food tour croatia

Croatia A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia

Greece - 2022

dodecanese cruise greece

Greece Cruising the Dodecanese

macedonia greece

Greece Exploring Macedonia

cyclades cruise greece

Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

aegean cruise greece

Greece Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

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Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

macedonia greece

Greece Exploring Macedonia

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Greece Cruising the Dodecanese

crete tour greece

Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

peloponnese tour greece

Greece Exploring the Peloponnese

Ireland - 2022

exploring ireland tour

Ireland Exploring Ireland Tour: The Heart of The Emerald Isle

Italy - 2022

gastronomic sicily tour

Sicily A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

exploring rome tour italy

Italy Exploring Rome

Sicily - 2022

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Sicily A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

Turkey - 2022

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Turkey Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

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Turkey Cruising the Carian Coast - from Mediterranean to Aegean

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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Turkey Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

exploring aegean turkey

Turkey Exploring Aegean Turkey

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Turkey Cruising the Carian Coast - from Aegean to Mediterranean

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Turkey Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

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Turkey Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast

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Turkey Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore

UK - 2022

hadrians wall tour england

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

exploring wessex england

UK Exploring Wessex: From Neolithic Avebury to Georgian Bath

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UK Walking Hadrian's Wall

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