Peter Sommer Travels

Peter Sommer Travels


Peter Sommer Travels is a member of a number of leading travel associations here in the UK, including ABTA (the Association of British Travel Agents), AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), ABTOI (the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy) and ASTA (the American Society of Travel Advisors).

Being part of associations like AITO and ABTA means we have to follow a strict code of conduct, which ensures you’ll receive a high standard of service, fair terms of trading and accurate information. For more details about the principal travel bodies of which we are a member here in the UK, please click on the links below.

In Feb 2016 and 2018 we received the UK’s Tour Operator of the Year Gold Award and in 2017, 2019 and 2020 the Silver Award from AITO, the UK’s most prestigious and leading organisation for specialist tour operators.

About Peter Sommer Travels

We are an award-winning UK-based tour operator specialising in cultural tours, gulet cruises and private trips in Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK. Our expertise stems from an intimate knowledge of these areas – their geography, history, people and much more.

All of our trips, by land or sea, are led by expert guides, archaeologists and historians, noted for their knowledge and communication skills. Natural enthusiasts steeped in a region’s history and culture, they will accompany you throughout your journey as friendly hosts, there to make your holiday as relaxing and inspirational as possible.

A small family run firm, we take pride in our personal approach, treating our customers as guests with extra special care – before, during and after a tour. Below, you can find out about our core team. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your travel arrangements.

Our Expert Tour Guides

The guides who lead our escorted tours in Europe, are true specialists - archaeologists, historians and travel writers - natural enthusiasts steeped in the history and culture of our destination countries. We choose our tour guides not just because they are extremely knowledgeable, but because they are great communicators and friendly hosts. They are there to bring the history and archaeological sites to life. They are also there to make your holiday as relaxing and inspirational as possible.

Escorted Tours In Europe & Asia

We specialise in small group expert-led archaeological and cultural tours (max 10-18 people) in six different countries: Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK. Our tours comprise of land-based trips as well as guletcruises in different parts of the Mediterranean aboard traditional Turkish gulets.

Below is our current schedule of escorted tours and gulet cruises. Many of our cultural adventures book up many months in advance, so we recommend booking your places early!
A long established tour operator (Peter led his first historical Turkey tour in 1996), we have assembled a team of leading experts and specialists to lead our cultural holidays and archaeological tours. We offer a wide range of escorted tours in Europe and Asia typically from the spring through the autumn: from adventure family holidays to gastronomic tours and walking vacations.

In addition to our scheduled trips (below), we also design bespoke private tours on land as well as gulet charters. If one of our escorted tours is full or there is a particular itinerary you’d like us to create, or you have any questions about our escorted holidays or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Average rating 5 out of 5 from 500 reviews for Escorted Tours in Europe & Asia, according to AITO reviews.

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TEL: +44(0)1600 888 220
Tel: +1 855 4433027 (US toll free)