We are absolutely delighted to unveil our new brochure. It's always a special moment for us when the brochures come back from the printers gleaming after so much time and effort has been spent preparing them.
2011 marked my 15th year of organising and leading archaeological tours. At the beginning, Peter Sommer Travels was a one man show inspired by my 2,000 mile walk retracing Alexander the Great’s route across Turkey – an adventure that caused me to fall in love with that amazing country. I am so very pleased Peter Sommer Travels has evolved into a small tour operator company comprising a core staff of hugely talented individuals and a wider team of fabulous tour leaders.
We are brimming with ideas and optimism for the future and it is all down to you, our guests, who are interested in the European escorted tours that we offer.
We have a number of new trips to tempt you. Exploring Cappadocia offers you the chance to discover this quite spectacular part of Turkey, a geological and historical wonderland, escorted by an expert guide. Cruising to the Cyclades is the quintessential Greek island experience. Aboard a beautiful 12 cabin gulet we explore the historical wealth and natural beauty of the Aegean Sea. Azure waters, vast island dotted horizons and a stunning range of ancient and medieval treasures await. A Gastronomic tour of Eastern Sicily promises to be a real foodie’s delight. We’re sure you’ll be in raptures over this week long cultural feast. A Carian Odyssey is a fresh 2-week gulet itinerary that takes in the whole Carian coast from Aegean to Mediterranean, a new take on our much loved Cruising the Carian Coast gulet cruise.
2011 saw us running several brand new tours in Turkey, Greece and Italy. Our Cruising the Amalfi Coast, our very first gulet tour in Italy, was fully booked and enjoyed with great enthusiasm. We are running it twice in 2012 and are now offering private charters in Italian waters. Exploring Istanbul, also over-subscribed, had rave reviews. We are repeating it next autumn. Our spring time Alexander the Great tour in Greece proved a worthy successor to our Turkish Alexander tour (rated one of the world’s ‘Top Ten Educational Holidays’ by National Geographic) and generated superb customer feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed these new trips. Please see the testimonials on our website for guests' comments.
We can now offer fabulous tours like these thanks to our growing team of expert guides. We are delighted that Heinrich Hall, one of our most esteemed guides, has now joined Peter Sommer Travels full time. We are also proud to welcome Dr. Cathie Draycott and Dr. Richard Bayliss to our roster. Their expertise and passion will enrich our impressive line-up of specialists.
We hope you find in our brochure a tour you can’t wait to take! We look forward to welcoming you - but to start with, why not have a look at the brochure itself?