Our new tours in the UK are the result of several years of intense work by our dedicated in-house team of archaeologists and historians. Although Peter Sommer Travels is justly famed for our tours in the Mediterranean, each of the core members of our company studied and trained in the history and archaeology of the ancient world in the British Isles, and many of our first encounters with the ancient world were made here. From our base in Monmouthshire we have travelled the length and breadth of these island nations, and are hugely excited at the prospect of introducing you to the wonderful archaeological and historical sites across these lands, the superb hotels, and the delicious food and drink on offer from award-winning local producers.
Bringing together all of the elements that have made our Exploring tours so popular, these tours will be the perfect introduction to these lands, whether you have been a regular visitor, or will be travelling here for the first time.
This was our second experience with Peter Sommer Travels, following directly on their Exploring Wessex tour. As with the Wessex tour, we are delighted to give Peter Sommer Travels an unqualified "excellent" rating on this tour. From initial contact, to booking, to superb coordination by the tour organizers, the excellent knowledge and wonderful humor of our guides, and the selection of tour sites, the trip was organized and run smoothly and with the interests and comfort of the participants always kept in mind. They are by far the best tour operator we have traveled with.
Exploring Wessex was one of the best holiday tours I've ever been on. From picking me up at the train station to begin the tour, even though my original train was cancelled, to getting me to the airport at the end, Exploring Wessex was extremely well organized. Hotel accommodations were arranged and ready for us, with no hassle whatsoever. The daily site tours were definitely the highlights of the tour. Each day was something new and wonderful. The absolute highlight was being able to explore Stonehenge in the evening. The small tour group allowed us access to places larger group wouldn't be able to go. Meal arrangements were well planned and delicious. I didn't have a bad meal anywhere. Our tour leaders, Paul and Michael, were excellent guides. Their Wessex knowledge was impressive. Michael kept us on schedule, so that we didn't miss out on anything. I highly recommend Exploring Wessex to anyone who is interested in English history or if you are just looking for a wonderful holiday tour. Peter Sommer Travels is the way to go.