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Exploring Hadrian's Wall by Lew, 25 Jul 2017
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Exploring Hadrian's Wall

The Romans built Hadrian’s Wall across the width of England just below the current Scottish border. The Peter Sommer tour focused on the remains of the wall and the Roman forts that supported the defenders of the northern frontier. The tour also visited a number of museums containing artefacts discovered along Hadrian's Wall, as well as other historic buildings in northern England. Additionally, there were several opportunities to hike along ...

The Romans built Hadrian’s Wall across the width of England just below the current Scottish border. The Peter Sommer tour focused on the remains of the wall and the Roman forts that supported the defenders of the northern frontier. The tour also visited a number of museums containing artefacts discovered along Hadrian's Wall, as well as other historic buildings in northern England. Additionally, there were several opportunities to hike along the remains of the wall. One memorable highlight was seeing a 2000 year old Roman shoe pulled from the mud by archaeologists during an ongoing excavation at Vindolanda. Other highlights were the beautiful English countryside and the trip to Bamburgh Castle on the North Sea.

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Our Hadrian’s Wall tour was the inaugural run, and we are pleased to report it seemed like they had been doing it for years. The company must have taken great care in planning the itinerary, the lodging, the meals and the transportation so the participants would think it was a well traveled path. Peter Sommer acted as one of the guides and impressed everyone with his friendliness, attention to detail and amazing energy. He has assembled an amazing team, and we are delighted to give them all an unqualified "excellent" rating. Every one we worked with, from office staff to tour guides, exceeded expectations and helped make our trip memorable.

Exploring Hadrian's Wall by Cheri, 25 Jul 2017
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Exploring Hadrian's Wall

This tour visited the remains of several Roman forts and museums along Hadrian's Wall in northern England, from the most western to most eastern terminus of the Wall. We also visited castles, a priory and an Abbey and learned their connection to the history of the area. Hiking along the Wall at various locations was exciting (a bit of rain made us feel we truly were in England) and gave us a chance to enjoy the lovely green countryside. A ...

This tour visited the remains of several Roman forts and museums along Hadrian's Wall in northern England, from the most western to most eastern terminus of the Wall. We also visited castles, a priory and an Abbey and learned their connection to the history of the area. Hiking along the Wall at various locations was exciting (a bit of rain made us feel we truly were in England) and gave us a chance to enjoy the lovely green countryside. A particular highlight of this tour was seeing the ongoing archaeological excavation at Vindolanda and witnessing a 2000 year old Roman shoe pulled minutes earlier from the anaerobic mud that had preserved it all those years.

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This was our second experience with Peter Sommer Travels, following directly on their Wessex tour. As with the Wessex tour, we are delighted to give Peter Sommer Travels an unqualified "excellent" rating on this tour. From initial contact, to booking, to superb coordination by the tour organizers, the excellent knowledge and wonderful humor of our guides, and the selection of tour sites, the trip was organized and run smoothly and with the interests and comfort of the participants always kept in mind. They are by far the best tour operator we have traveled with.

Exploring Hadrian's Wall by Exeter Nh travels, 24 Jul 2017
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Peter Sommer Travels- Exploring Hadrian's wall

This one week tour with my husband toured the 80 miles of Hadrian's Wall from coast to coast.

This one week tour with my husband toured the 80 miles of Hadrian's Wall from coast to coast.

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This one week tour provided by Peter Sommer Travels was exceptional in its content, the itinerary, and all of the support; hotels, meals, tour guides and transportation. Peter Sommer Travels is an excellent tour company which places the care, comfort and safety of its clients at the forefront. The tour was well organized following an engaging itinerary which was guided by professional and knowledgeable guides. We recommend Peter Sommer Travels and this tour, Exploring Hadrian's Wall, without reservation.

Exploring Hadrian's Wall by Exeter NH Traveler, 24 Jul 2017
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Peter Sommer Travels - Exploring Hadrian's Wall

This was our second tour with Peter Sommer Travels. The tour itinerary included a week of exploring Hadrian's Wall from coast to coast in early July.

This was our second tour with Peter Sommer Travels. The tour itinerary included a week of exploring Hadrian's Wall from coast to coast in early July.

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We were most pleased with all aspects of the tour which was well organized around a historical itinerary. The daily agenda, hotel arrangements, dining experiences and professional tour guides all exceeded our expectations. The care, comfort and safety of the client are the first priorities for Peter Sommer Travels We can most heartily recommend Peter Sommer Travels and specifically their Exploring Hadrian's Wall without reservation.

Exploring Hadrian's Wall by Bill and Jo, 18 Jul 2017
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Hadrian's Wall: A Great Tour

We were accommodated at Langley Castle in Northumbria. From there we travelled east to the mouth of the River Tyne and Wall's End and then over the next four days to the western end of the Wall at the Irish Sea. Museums, forts and the Wall itself were the highlights of the trip. Some strenuous walking but taken at a reasonable pace that even the 85 yer old on the tour was able to keep up. Great accommodation, great food and interesting fellow ...

We were accommodated at Langley Castle in Northumbria. From there we travelled east to the mouth of the River Tyne and Wall's End and then over the next four days to the western end of the Wall at the Irish Sea. Museums, forts and the Wall itself were the highlights of the trip. Some strenuous walking but taken at a reasonable pace that even the 85 yer old on the tour was able to keep up. Great accommodation, great food and interesting fellow travellers from New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Britain and Canada. A well travelled and personable group of companions.

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Well organized tour with engaging expert historian as guide.