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Cruising to Ephesus by Sals, 21 Jun 2015
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the holiday of a lieftime

this holiday was a sailing holiday around the coast of Turkey, stopping off every day to go ashore and look at archaeological sites from ancient Greece and Rome. For anyone who loves ancient history and also loves the sea, it is the perfect combination. the sail boat was very comfortable with en suite cabins, three freshly cooked meals every day and excellent support from the crew. The professional archaeologist who showed us the sites had fantastic ...

this holiday was a sailing holiday around the coast of Turkey, stopping off every day to go ashore and look at archaeological sites from ancient Greece and Rome. For anyone who loves ancient history and also loves the sea, it is the perfect combination. the sail boat was very comfortable with en suite cabins, three freshly cooked meals every day and excellent support from the crew. The professional archaeologist who showed us the sites had fantastic knowledge, communicated in a personable and informative way.

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Peter Sommers had every element of the trip organised well and efficiently. The tour manager was available at all times for questions and was very helpful.

Cruising to Ephesus by V. Satisfied., 19 Jun 2015
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a most memorable holiday

The holiday was a perfect balance of rest & relaxation and stimulating and passionate archeology. I had very high expectations for this holiday and I would have to say that not only were those expectations met but they were exceeded. Everything was of the highest quality - the food, the boat and the itinerary - It has given us one of the most unforgettable holidays we have had in many years and many memories to treasure. We will certainly ...

The holiday was a perfect balance of rest & relaxation and stimulating and passionate archeology. I had very high expectations for this holiday and I would have to say that not only were those expectations met but they were exceeded. Everything was of the highest quality - the food, the boat and the itinerary - It has given us one of the most unforgettable holidays we have had in many years and many memories to treasure. We will certainly be back. It was clear that considerable thought, care and attention to detail went into the planning and delivery of the holiday

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Great attention to detail- nothing too much trouble- very much appreciated.

Cruising to Ephesus by Paget, 19 Jun 2015
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A relaxing, most enjoyable and stimulating experience

I participated in the Cruising to Ephesus trip June 6-13, 2015 with my friend Jane Pfau. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had never taken a boat trip along the coast of Turkey. Upon arrival at the boat in the Bodrum harbor, I was very impressed with the gulet. Our cabin was well appointed and large enough for us to be quite comfortable. The gulet is beautiful and impeccably clean. The public areas are spacious and there are many places ...

I participated in the Cruising to Ephesus trip June 6-13, 2015 with my friend Jane Pfau. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had never taken a boat trip along the coast of Turkey. Upon arrival at the boat in the Bodrum harbor, I was very impressed with the gulet. Our cabin was well appointed and large enough for us to be quite comfortable. The gulet is beautiful and impeccably clean. The public areas are spacious and there are many places to sit or lie and relax sunbathing or reading a book. The dining table was impressive at first site and the food served was beautifully presented and delicious. The staff of our gulet was superb in every way. I ordered tea with lemon the first morning and from then on whenever I appeared in the morning there was tea with lemon brought to me immediately without my saying a word. Our guide Olivier was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about imparting information to the guests. There was no question that he was l. not able to answer and 2. not delighted to answer. Everyone on our boat was full of fun and easy to be with. We bonded from the first day and were sad to say goodbye at the end. This was a memorable experience. Paget Higgins

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Gem was great. He paid attention to every detail and described in detail everything we needed and/or wanted to know. There was nothing that was too much trouble for him.

Cruising the Carian Coast - A2M by Carole and Jim, 19 Jun 2015
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Memorable cruise on the Carian Coast with Peter Sommer cruises

We had been recommended to take this trip. This trip is one of the more memorable trips in our extensive travels. From the start of planning the trip we were delighted at the level of the service offered. From the moment we stepped on board our expectations were exceeded and stayed that way for the week. The food, scenery, our tour leader and guide plus the company of our fellow guests made it a wonderful week. The visits to the sites ...

We had been recommended to take this trip. This trip is one of the more memorable trips in our extensive travels. From the start of planning the trip we were delighted at the level of the service offered. From the moment we stepped on board our expectations were exceeded and stayed that way for the week. The food, scenery, our tour leader and guide plus the company of our fellow guests made it a wonderful week. The visits to the sites each day were a highlight made even better with a swim before and on returning to the Gulet. The crew were attentive and competent anticipating our needs at the same time not being intrusive,. The layout of the boat allowed convivial conversation over meals and space for people to have privacy for reading or snoozing whilst travelling between sites. Carole Ferrier and Jim Harvey Australia

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When I made contact with Peter Sommer cruises, I received a phone call from England in our time zone to discuss what my wishes were and how to select a cruise. There was constant follow up and the cruise was booked. Two weeks before I was due to join the cruise I became very Iill in Hong Kong and had to cancel. Six months later Iwe booked again for a different cruise. Again the same personal service followed up with an international call in my time zone checking details. Also originally I had asked if they could recommend a travel agent to organise our land trip. We received the same or of service from that operator

Peter Sommer Travels by Barry, 19 Jun 2015
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Great variety - sailing, archeology and gastronomy!

We were on a Turkish Gulet for a week - no unpacking every night! - traveling to various archeological sites such as Knidos and Kaunos by boat. But not only old civilizations and fine beaches and swimming but also cooking with our boat chef, with our archeologist on board who was the expert accompanying the tour, and also with local village restaurant owners. Plus a cooking class and lunch with one of the local ladies which was fabulous ...

We were on a Turkish Gulet for a week - no unpacking every night! - traveling to various archeological sites such as Knidos and Kaunos by boat. But not only old civilizations and fine beaches and swimming but also cooking with our boat chef, with our archeologist on board who was the expert accompanying the tour, and also with local village restaurant owners. Plus a cooking class and lunch with one of the local ladies which was fabulous - you rarely see into people's daily lives when travelling. Plus walking and some longer hikes. Terrific variety and activities for everyone.

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Peter Sommers organises this Turkish tour by Gulet from Bodrum to Gocek and takes care of all the details. We liaised with them from Australia - no in-person contact - and always had very prompt attention and clear responses. Good committed staff were provided on the boat - always helpful - even with limited English; there is great variability from the Gulet operators, so getting top performance is crucial. And our expert, an academic archeologist, who is known by Peter Sommers, was an excellent guide and keen to share his knowledge (while being sensible about just how much various people wanted to know). He's also a good cook! Not sure who organised the cooking classes and participation with the locals in the villages, but assume the travel operator is in that mix somewhere too. Everyone was very welcoming. And our group was the envy of the other travelers as we all piled in to cook with the chefs!

Cruising to the Cyclades by Avb2, 9 Jun 2015
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Perfect

I spent 2 weeks cruising the Dodecannese and Cycladic islands in a small group (less than 20 guests). Our guides were experts in archeology as well as extremely gracious hosts, our gullet was comfortable and the food was fantastic. Every detail was attended to from the moment we stepped on board till we ended the cruise. The educational component was a definite "value added" aspect. Impossible to imagine a better trip at this price range, I ...

I spent 2 weeks cruising the Dodecannese and Cycladic islands in a small group (less than 20 guests). Our guides were experts in archeology as well as extremely gracious hosts, our gullet was comfortable and the food was fantastic. Every detail was attended to from the moment we stepped on board till we ended the cruise. The educational component was a definite "value added" aspect. Impossible to imagine a better trip at this price range, I am already planning my next trip with Peter Sommer Travels.

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Informational, intimate, luxurious travel.

Cruising to the Cyclades by Michael, 8 Jun 2015
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Peter Sommer Travels review

Informative tour materials, starting with company brochure. Cooperative and helpful office staff for questions and concerns.

Informative tour materials, starting with company brochure. Cooperative and helpful office staff for questions and concerns.

Cruising to the Cyclades by Gazza, 8 Jun 2015
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The standard of service, the quality of the personell, the beauty and the history of the Cyclades made this a highly memorable cruise.

My partner and I had a fabulous cruise, stopping at eleven Greek islands. We are not ancient history buffs and only had hazy memories of high school ancient history and our expert guides made these memories come to life. Ancient ruins and museums interspersed with swimming, a little kayaking and shopping on shore.The excellent food on board complemented by gastronomic forays ashore to sample the local specialities were most enjoyable and all ...

My partner and I had a fabulous cruise, stopping at eleven Greek islands. We are not ancient history buffs and only had hazy memories of high school ancient history and our expert guides made these memories come to life. Ancient ruins and museums interspersed with swimming, a little kayaking and shopping on shore.The excellent food on board complemented by gastronomic forays ashore to sample the local specialities were most enjoyable and all washed down with numerous high quality local wines.We had a highly intelligent and well educated group of international passengers and had spirited discussions on a wide range of issues long into the night over a glass or two. A wonderful experience.

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Peter Sommers Travels provided excellent guides, a beautiful and well maintained boat, excellent high quality food, service and attention to detail that would be difficult to fault.

Cruising to the Cyclades by Robin, 8 Jun 2015
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Cruising to the Cyclades

The cruise came up to our very best expectations. We had a very good leader, interesting companions and the food was the best I have ever encountered on an organized tour.

The cruise came up to our very best expectations. We had a very good leader, interesting companions and the food was the best I have ever encountered on an organized tour.

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This is our second holiday with Peter Sommer Travels. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone interested in a gulet based archaeological tour around the islands of the Aegean and along the Turkish coast.

Cruising to the Cyclades by Liz, 5 Jun 2015
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An exceptional experience of the Dodecanese and Cyclades Islands

The variety of the islands was evident in the range of sites we visited including prehistoric to Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman archaeology, extant buildings and museum collections through to the impact of the Italian occupation and Wotld War 11. Combined with the stunning beauty of the islands and their varied social, economic and cultural circumstances, our expectations were well exceeded. There could be no better way of travelling ...

The variety of the islands was evident in the range of sites we visited including prehistoric to Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman archaeology, extant buildings and museum collections through to the impact of the Italian occupation and Wotld War 11. Combined with the stunning beauty of the islands and their varied social, economic and cultural circumstances, our expectations were well exceeded. There could be no better way of travelling this route than on 'Aegean Clipper'' with Heinrich and Anth our guides, the congenial company on board and the experienced crew.

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The high standard of organisation, execution of daily itineraries and meals and the historical information provided was faultless.