Peter Sommer Travels
Peter Sommer Travels are six-time winners of the Tour Operator of the Year Award and 2023 marks their 21st anniversary.
In 1994, Peter Sommer walked 2,000 miles from Troy across Turkey, retracing the route of Alexander the Great and in the process fell deeply in love with travel. A British archaeologist and award-winning documentary filmmaker (his BBC credits include Tales from the Green Valley, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and Millennium: A history of the last thousand years), he started to create and lead historical tours in 1996 and set up Peter Sommer Travels in 2002. Now celebrating its 21st birthday, Peter, his wife Elin and their team continue to organise unique cultural and archaeological tours and gulet cruising holidays, escorted by the finest experts.
Since the creation of the UK’s prestigious Tour Operator of the Year Awards in 2015, they have won three Gold Awards for 2022, 2017 and 2015 and three Silver awards for 2019, 2018 and 2016. They have also won the Silver award for Best Tour Company for Arts and Culture Holidays in 2022. National Geographic have rated their tours One of the world’s Top Ten Learning Retreats.
Peter Sommer Travels are a trusted and longstanding member of ABTA, AITO and other travel industry bodies. A small family run company, they take pride in their personal approach, treating customers as guests with extra special care. You can read what guests say about their land-based tours and gulet cruises - they have received more than 650 completely independent reviews spanning more than 8 years - currently 659 Excellent and 2 Good ratings.
Sustainability and Responsible Travel
Peter Sommer Travels is committed to offering tours in a responsible fashion. The whole reasoning behind what they do is borne out of a genuine love and respect for the countries they visit.