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Exploring the Peloponnese by Roses & Straw, 19 Jul 2019
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Perfect, Perfect, & Perfect!

We knew before we left home that this would be good tour, as we had toured with Heinrich Hall in the past. And, sure enough, he showed us a great many things, in a useful order. The choices of sites were a compromise of too-easy and too-hard, physically, so everyone was happy with the amount of climbing around on the ruins that we did.. Foods available in the offered restaurants were absolutely wonderful; And the hotel choices for the program ...

We knew before we left home that this would be good tour, as we had toured with Heinrich Hall in the past. And, sure enough, he showed us a great many things, in a useful order. The choices of sites were a compromise of too-easy and too-hard, physically, so everyone was happy with the amount of climbing around on the ruins that we did.. Foods available in the offered restaurants were absolutely wonderful; And the hotel choices for the program were incomparable to what we would have found on our own! We have already signed up for another Peter Sommer tour, our sixth(?), for 2020, also in Greece.

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Peter Sommer Tours, specializing in historically and archaeologically significant sites in what we Americans call "Europe". Tour guides are truly experts in the sites studied, and often the designers of new tours.

Cruising to the Cyclades by JimCleary, 18 Jul 2019
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Another Wonderful trip around the Cyclades

Two weeks travelling on a lovely boat, visiting beautiful islands with knowledgeable guides, who showed us fascinating archaeology, great scenery and took us to marvelous restaurants - absolutely my favourite holiday.

Two weeks travelling on a lovely boat, visiting beautiful islands with knowledgeable guides, who showed us fascinating archaeology, great scenery and took us to marvelous restaurants - absolutely my favourite holiday.

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A small family-run firm that specialises in expert-led holidays in and around the Aegean & Mediterranean seas.

Exploring the Peloponnese by Tom, 16 Jul 2019
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A Most Compelling and Pleasurable Tour

We toured the Peloponnese with 2 excellent guides who made the archaeology and history come alive. Scenery was fantastic including the spring flowers and verdant hills. We were astonished at the variety and high quality and freshness at the selected restaurants.

We toured the Peloponnese with 2 excellent guides who made the archaeology and history come alive. Scenery was fantastic including the spring flowers and verdant hills. We were astonished at the variety and high quality and freshness at the selected restaurants.

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Peter Sommer Travel was perfect in their communications, planning, assistance and execution. I cannot imagine how they could have served us better.

Peter Sommer Travels by Sandy, 15 Jul 2019
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BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER!

Traveling with Peter Sommer Tours is the trip of a lifetime. We did a multi-generational family vacation to Croatia with Peter Sommer Tours this Summer and it was hands down the BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER! The gullet, her crew, and our tour guide were beyond our wildest dreams. The boat was stunning. The crew could not have been more hospitable or caring Our tour guide was the perfect mix of knowledge and humor. The water was crystal clear ...

Traveling with Peter Sommer Tours is the trip of a lifetime. We did a multi-generational family vacation to Croatia with Peter Sommer Tours this Summer and it was hands down the BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER! The gullet, her crew, and our tour guide were beyond our wildest dreams. The boat was stunning. The crew could not have been more hospitable or caring Our tour guide was the perfect mix of knowledge and humor. The water was crystal clear and our captain was able to find many private coves for us to enjoy. The people of Croatia are very friendly and the is country is beautiful. Peter Sommer Travel had everything organized and well prepared for us. We lost all track of date and time while we were on this tour. Thank you Peter Sommer Travel for all of our fabulous memories.

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Peter Sommer gives a personal touch to all his tours. He takes great pride in the tours he organizes and it comes through in every aspect of the trip. His tours are well organized and stress free. The gullets are beautiful and the crews are amazing. He has a quality operation that he can take great pride in. This is truly a first class tour and one that should not be missed. I highly recommend Peter Sommer Travel to anyone looking for an amazing and unsurpassed experience. Thank You Peter for the "BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER" !

Exploring Hadrian's Wall by Wendy USA, 14 Jul 2019
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So impressed with my first history tour!

I chose a Peter Sommer Travel tour because I’ve always been drawn to learning about archaeology and history in England. It was through a random web search that I discovered their “Exploring Hadrian’s Wall” tour. I honestly cannot think of any way that it could have been better! This was the first time I’d tried an organized tour. Everything about it was seamlessly positive. Having Peter himself as co-leader was a delightful bonus. Paul was an ...

I chose a Peter Sommer Travel tour because I’ve always been drawn to learning about archaeology and history in England. It was through a random web search that I discovered their “Exploring Hadrian’s Wall” tour. I honestly cannot think of any way that it could have been better! This was the first time I’d tried an organized tour. Everything about it was seamlessly positive. Having Peter himself as co-leader was a delightful bonus. Paul was an inexhaustible source of knowledge and so patient with so many questions. What I liked most about this tour was the perfect blend of historical information/experience and the relaxing times at the many local pubs and restaurants. Peter’s logistic skills are exceptional. I appreciated the.fact that there was always flexibility built in to the tour so that you had options if something like a challenging hike might be too challenging. Our minibus driver Dave was another delight. Everything about this tour was in balance. Just the right blend of learning, local experiences, and relaxed guidance from the leaders. I highly recommend Peter Sommer Travels.

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Both Peter and Paul did an excellent job. They were knowledgeable, flexible, patient, and helpful. The group atmosphere was fun and relaxed while still educational because of their personalities.

Exploring Crete by DJW77, 12 Jul 2019
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A comprehensive exploration of Cretan culture, food and the archeological sites....

We had a wonderful trip. The food and accommodations were very good and also very interesting....no run of the mill hotels! Our mountain top aerie overlooking the Libyan Sea was amazing. And we had a dinner that could have been cooked by the Minoans....in the pots that they would have used! Visiting the sites with working archeologists made a huge difference in our understanding and new knowledge of the ancient inhabitants. Everything ...

We had a wonderful trip. The food and accommodations were very good and also very interesting....no run of the mill hotels! Our mountain top aerie overlooking the Libyan Sea was amazing. And we had a dinner that could have been cooked by the Minoans....in the pots that they would have used! Visiting the sites with working archeologists made a huge difference in our understanding and new knowledge of the ancient inhabitants. Everything we saw came to life for us!

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Heinrich and Maria are very knowledgeable about everything we saw .....and that we ate. They spent many hours arranging the trip so we could get a sense of the progression of the different civilizations of the island....and planning the meals....always delicious. They are caring and made sure that any issues were resolved satisfactorily for all. And I must mention that they were FUN! It was such a wonderful trip I have signed up for Exploring Sicily next year! I am sure I will be delighted again.

Alexander The Great: Pt. One by Bruce from Alaska, 9 Jul 2019
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It was a small-group tour of archaeological and historic sites in western Turkey.

It was a small-group tour of archaeological and historic sites in western Turkey.

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Very well organized, great local guides, main tour guide was very knowledgable of the historical contexts and subject matter. Nice accommodations, great food. Enjoyable group. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour operator.

From Kos to Patmos by Laurie and John Gosch, 8 Jul 2019
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Wonderful Gullet Experience

We chose Peter Sommer’s Cruising the Aegean: from Kos to Patmos because of our love of the Greek Islands and classical archeology. Peter’s travel team arranged a beautiful, educational, as well as very relaxing trip. We were so fortunate to have two expert guides, as our local guide Tassos, is a specialist in Byzantine archaeology. Our expert guide, Tony Spawforth is an accomplished author and expert on classical history. He was delightful ...

We chose Peter Sommer’s Cruising the Aegean: from Kos to Patmos because of our love of the Greek Islands and classical archeology. Peter’s travel team arranged a beautiful, educational, as well as very relaxing trip. We were so fortunate to have two expert guides, as our local guide Tassos, is a specialist in Byzantine archaeology. Our expert guide, Tony Spawforth is an accomplished author and expert on classical history. He was delightful and had a great sense of humor. This was our first time on a gullet, and we thoroughly enjoyed the barefoot experience, delicious family style meals, camaraderie with fellow passengers and guides, and being pampered by the excellent crew. Peter Sommer’s cruises are definitely a repeater and we are already planning next year’s cruise.

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We chose Peter Sommer’s Cruising the Aegean: from Kos to Patmos because of our love of the Greek Islands and classical archeology. Peter’s travel team arranged a beautiful, educational, as well as very relaxing trip. We were so fortunate to have two expert guides, as our local guide Tassos, is a specialist in Byzantine archaeology. Our expert guide, Tony Spawforth is an accomplished author and expert on classical history. He was delightful and had a great sense of humor. This was our first time on a gullet, and we thoroughly enjoyed the barefoot experience, delicious family style meals, camaraderie with fellow passengers and guides, and being pampered by the excellent crew. Peter Sommer’s cruises are definitely a repeater and we are already planning next year’s cruise.

Exploring Hadrian's Wall by wise traveler, 8 Jul 2019
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Exploring Hadrian's Wall.

If someone had told me that climbing and sliding and crawling up and down hills and vales along the remaining stones of Hadrian's Wall on a rainy, misty morning would be one of my most memorable life experiences, I would have thought them crazy. But there I was, walking through history with each step. All the sites we visited on this tour, from Roman camps to medieval castles to monastic settlements, were brought to life by Paul, our guide, ...

If someone had told me that climbing and sliding and crawling up and down hills and vales along the remaining stones of Hadrian's Wall on a rainy, misty morning would be one of my most memorable life experiences, I would have thought them crazy. But there I was, walking through history with each step. All the sites we visited on this tour, from Roman camps to medieval castles to monastic settlements, were brought to life by Paul, our guide, with his vast knowledge. And what a thrill to observe archaeological excavations in process. Our accommodation was first class, each meal provided us excellent food in an interesting location and the van trips took us through green countryside and old villages, all of importance within the context of understanding the long history of the area. This was truly one of the best travel experiences I have had in many years.

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The tour developed a theme of discovery and preservation by highlighting not only the wall and its remains but the efforts of later visionaries, such as Armstrong, to preserve it. The commentary provided throughout by our guide was almost encyclopedic in nature and each site was carefully explained in detail. All details of the trip appeared to proceed smoothly and without problems, which is the mark of very carefully planning and excellent day by day management. Peter Sommer Travels is one of the best in the business in my opinion.

Cruising to the Cyclades by MCRTraveller, 8 Jul 2019
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Cruising the Cyclades - an excellent tour with Peter Sommer Travel

Cruising the Cyclades with Peter Sommer Travel was an excellent small group tour. The two tour leaders (also archaeologists) were fun and incredible knowledgeable. The boat crew were skilled, pleasant and helpful at all times. The trips to the islands were well-organised with visits to extraordinary archaeological sites and to places off the beaten track.

Cruising the Cyclades with Peter Sommer Travel was an excellent small group tour. The two tour leaders (also archaeologists) were fun and incredible knowledgeable. The boat crew were skilled, pleasant and helpful at all times. The trips to the islands were well-organised with visits to extraordinary archaeological sites and to places off the beaten track.

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Peter Sommer Travel have an excellent reputation for good reason. They specialise in small group tours and have highly knowledgeable, interesting, pleasant and professional staff. The tours are expensive but due to the quality of the experience I believe they represent good value for money.