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Archaeology Tours

At Peter Sommer Travels we offer a wide range of small group archaeology tours in Europe and Asia led by specialist guides. Many of them are gulet cruise adventures, while others are land-based trips, visiting some of the most famous archaeological sites, as well as many lesser-known but equally fascinating historical wonders.

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Average rating 5 out of 5 from 757 reviews for Archaeology Tours, 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.

Archaeological 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 schedule of archaeology tours below, view our online travel brochure or get in touch. We’ll be delighted to help.

Archaeology Tours in Croatia - 2024

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Šibenik to Zadar

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Šibenik to Zadar

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Croatia Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Split to Dubrovnik

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Croatia Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia

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Croatia A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Croatia

Archaeology Tours in Greece - 2024

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Greece Cruising the Dodecanese

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Greece Exploring Macedonia

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Greece Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

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Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

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Greece Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

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Greece Cruising to the Cyclades

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Greece Exploring the Peloponnese

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Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

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Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

Archaeology Tours in Greece - 2025

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Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

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Greece Easter in Athens

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Greece Exploring Crete Tour: Archaeology, Nature and Food

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Greece Exploring the Peloponnese

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Greece Exploring Macedonia

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Greece Cruising the Dodecanese

Archaeology Tours in Italy - 2024

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Sicily A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

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Sicily A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

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Italy Exploring Rome

Archaeology Tours in Italy - 2025

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Sicily Exploring Sicily

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Sicily Exploring Sicily

Archaeology Tours in Sicily - 2024

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Sicily A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

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Sicily A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

Archaeology Tours in Sicily - 2025

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Sicily Exploring Sicily

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Sicily Exploring Sicily

Archaeology Tours in Turkey - 2024

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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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 Turkey's Turquoise Coast: Archaeology, Food and Wine

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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Turkey A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise in Turkey

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Turkey From Halicarnassus to Ephesus

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Turkey Cruising Western Lycia

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Turkey Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast

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Turkey Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

Archaeology Tours in Turkey - 2025

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Turkey Walking and Cruising Western Lycia

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Turkey Cruising the Lycian Shore

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Turkey Cruising to Ephesus

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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

Archaeology Tours in UK - 2024

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

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UK Cambridge Alumni Tour - Exploring Hadrian's Wall

Archaeology Tours in UK - 2025

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

Accreditations

AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2015 Gold Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2017 Gold Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 Silver Award AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2019 Silver Award Best Travel Company for Arts and Culture Holidays Silver British Travel Award 2022 Member of AITO The Specialist Travel Association Member of ABTA the Association of British Travel Agents Member of ASTA The American Society of Travel Advisors Member of ABTOI the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy

Rated as Excellent on Aito Reviews with over 500 reviews

Archaeology Tours