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Cruising to Ephesus by Charlies, 21 Sep 2015
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History, fun and food

A brilliant gulet cruise where nothing could be faulted. Excellent organisation, superb food, an expert guide who was happy to impart information in an engaging and interesting way. An experience we would repeat

A brilliant gulet cruise where nothing could be faulted. Excellent organisation, superb food, an expert guide who was happy to impart information in an engaging and interesting way. An experience we would repeat

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So well organised that we did not need to worry about a thing

Cruising to Ephesus by Kathy, 16 Jul 2015
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The perfect trip. To have a real scholar with such charm and ease as a guide to the archeological sites was a true gift.

The combination of our beautiful gleaming gullet, a totally professional crew, a talented chef producing exquisite yet simple dishes, our lovely tour operator Cem and our scholar guide Olivier Henri who led us into the magic of the ancient world with his charm and humour was a rare privilege. An archeologist Olivier has his own dig at Labraunda which we visited. It was a very special day indeed. We were offered a table of food prepared by ...

The combination of our beautiful gleaming gullet, a totally professional crew, a talented chef producing exquisite yet simple dishes, our lovely tour operator Cem and our scholar guide Olivier Henri who led us into the magic of the ancient world with his charm and humour was a rare privilege. An archeologist Olivier has his own dig at Labraunda which we visited. It was a very special day indeed. We were offered a table of food prepared by the caretakers wife from their own produce, delicious. Cem took us to deserted bays to swim every day, when there was wind the sails went up and we gently sailed along the beautiful coastline. Once we stopped at a conservation site and watched the wild horses coming down to the beach. All the sites were fascinating, Priene the pretty ancient Greek town on a ledge in the Meander valley, the temple at Didyma, and so much more ending of course at Ephesus, a jewel indeed. Every night one's head was reeling with what wone had seen and heard. What more can I say? I shall never forget it. I may do a degree in the classical world.

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Cem was a brilliant tour operator. He was quietly efficient, everything was organised seamlessly, you never noticed he was working. Cem is a charming, helpful, lovely man. A diplomat, intelligent and good company a great person to have around. He inspired everyone with confidence, we were in safe hands. Thanks Cem.

Cruising to Ephesus by Ronw, 29 Jun 2015
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A great sailing trip encompassing visitng archealogical sites, good food, and good company.

We travelled with Peter Sommers from Bodrum to Ephesus stopping off on the way to visit places like Priene, Labraunda, and Melitas. The entire trip was brilliantly managed with a lecturer who is in fact in charge of the dig at Labraunda. He had a wealth of knowledge about the area which he was only too happy to share. All questions were answered with full explanations. Nothing was too much trouble. The crew of the gulet were quietly efficient ...

We travelled with Peter Sommers from Bodrum to Ephesus stopping off on the way to visit places like Priene, Labraunda, and Melitas. The entire trip was brilliantly managed with a lecturer who is in fact in charge of the dig at Labraunda. He had a wealth of knowledge about the area which he was only too happy to share. All questions were answered with full explanations. Nothing was too much trouble. The crew of the gulet were quietly efficient in maintaining a clean and comfortable boat. The cook, we should call him chef such are his skills, provided many various and tasty meals for us. The trip is worth the food alone. Stopping at quiet anchorages for the night allowing for late afternoon and early morning swims, breaks up the day allowing time to rest and refresh yourself before or after visitjng the fascinating sites. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy the trip. Just being someone interested in the world at large is all you need.

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Efficient, pleasant, ready to help and change itineraries. Peter Sommers' staff are a pleasure to deal with. The tours are of excellent quality, with helpful staff always to hand.

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 to Ephesus by SimonT, 26 Jul 2014
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Relaxing, informative and delicious

We went on an archaeological tour of part of Turkey's coastline by boat. Very comfortable accommodation on board, delicious food, a well thought-through itinerary and led by a knowledgeable archaeologist and tour guide.

We went on an archaeological tour of part of Turkey's coastline by boat. Very comfortable accommodation on board, delicious food, a well thought-through itinerary and led by a knowledgeable archaeologist and tour guide.

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Every aspect of the holiday seemed well planned from the pre-tour reading list to the transfers.

Cruising to Ephesus by Herakleitus, 23 Jul 2014
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Unique combination of relaxation, beautiful locations, good company and learning

We travelled along the Turkish coast north from Bodrum stopping in at small towns and ancient cities along with expert guides. The boat and crew were terrific - friendly and helpful and the food was wonderful. Exceeded our high expectations.

We travelled along the Turkish coast north from Bodrum stopping in at small towns and ancient cities along with expert guides. The boat and crew were terrific - friendly and helpful and the food was wonderful. Exceeded our high expectations.

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Peter Sommer Travels Efficient and capable and made first class arrangements.

Cruising to Ephesus by Ann T, 23 Jul 2014
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Brilliant combination of history, water, wine and company

Sailing on a gulet from Bodrum to Ephesus was one of the best holidays I've had. I love swimming but get utterly bored sitting around resort pools.On this journey, adventures on land exploring the historic sites of Turkey's Aegean Coast were book-ended by a swim in the warm Mediterranean plus wonderful food, wine and conversations. The quality of the guides and boat staff were superlative and the only problem with the entire experience was that ...

Sailing on a gulet from Bodrum to Ephesus was one of the best holidays I've had. I love swimming but get utterly bored sitting around resort pools.On this journey, adventures on land exploring the historic sites of Turkey's Aegean Coast were book-ended by a swim in the warm Mediterranean plus wonderful food, wine and conversations. The quality of the guides and boat staff were superlative and the only problem with the entire experience was that it ended. I'm currently strategising how to have another Peter Sommer tour.

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All my communication with the Peter Sommer tour was by email from Australia and it was all clear, helpful and accurate. They also gave brilliant advice on other aspects of time away. The quality of the guide who introduced us to the history of the area was literally world-class and I have since read a number of his contributions to archaeology and art. The local guide was delightful and information as well.