The Peter Sommer ‘Discover Turkey, Greece & Italy 2016’ brochure has been released, featuring the following tours:
Cruising to the Cyclades
This two-week cruise through the Dodecanese and Cyclades archipelagos, starting and finishing in the historic town of Bodrum in Turkey, includes over a dozen Aegean islands in its itinerary.
Dates: 30 April – 14 May 2016, 3 September – 17 September, 2016
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
A historical tour escorted by Peter Sommer, who in 1994 walked 2,000 miles across Anatolia, from Troy to the battlefield of Issus, retracing Alexander the Great’s march in Turkey.
Dates: 25 April – 6 May 2016
This tour provides an encounter with the island’s long history and culture, taking in the wonderfully preserved remains of the Greek, Roman and Phoenician cities that stud its coasts.
Dates: 10 April – 23 April 2016, 8 May – 21 May 2016
Cruising to Ephesus: Family Tour
Beginning in Gümüşlük and following the shores of the ancient regions of Caria and Ionia, this cruise makes for an ideal introduction to the glories of Turkey’s archaeological heritage.
Dates: 23 July – 30 July 2016
Peter Sommer also wrote the following message in relation to the launch:
The year 2016 marks a wonderful 20th anniversary for me, because it was 20 years ago that I first organised and led an archaeological tour in Turkey. Many of the guests on that trip became wonderful friends and came on future tours. Their positive word of mouth led to me organising and leading more trips and became the initial springboard for Peter Sommer Travels. From that small beginning and a tiny number of trips in Turkey, our range of tours has widened exponentially, so that we now offer gulet cruises and land-based tours combining the pleasures of archaeological discovery with culinary exploration and wonderful walking throughout Turkey, Greece and Italy.
It is entirely thanks to you, our wonderful guests, that we flourish as a small family-run tour operator. Inspired by your passion for travel and your interest in discovering these countries that we know and love, we strive all the time to improve our existing tours and create new and fascinating itineraries.
We are so pleased that some of our tours have attracted such interest that they are already fully booked. Since our Exploring Sicily tour in April is full, we’re announcing another in May and since our April Exploring Crete tour is full, we have scheduled another for October. We have just one cabin left on our Cruising the Amalfi Coast starting Sept 3, so we’re adding a second trip starting Aug 27. With so much demand for our gulet cruises in the Greek Islands we’ve added additional autumn dates for Cruising the Dodecanese and Cruising to the Cyclades.
We look forward to welcoming you.