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Peter Sommer New for 2017

Cultural and archaeological tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels has unveiled eight new trips in its newly-released 2017 brochure, including itineraries in Croatia, Italy, Greece and tours in England and Ireland for the first time.

Guests can now explore the old Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and magnificent castles of England, as well as the fascinating layers of Ireland’s heritage, traditions and culture, all in the company of expert historians and archaeologists. Three new tours (two in England and one in Ireland) are the first that Peter Sommer Travels has offered outside the Mediterranean and provide the same successful combination of expert guides, small groups of up to 18 people (often less), enthralling ancient history, superb local scenery and delicious cuisine.

Four new Mediterranean gulet cruises have also been added to the 2017 range of trips, including a family adventure in the Aegean and an off-the-beaten-track experience travelling the coast of Dalmatia, following the successful debut of the Croatia tours in 2016. Each gulet is handcrafted to an excellent standard and offers private ensuite facilities, good sound proofing and air conditioning for high levels of comfort. All itineraries include delicious home-cooked meals and fine local wines.

One new England option is 'Exploring Hadrian’s Wall: Romans, Reivers and Romantics', a seven-day tour based in the magnificent 14th century Langley Castle. Led by tour specialists Paul Beston and Peter Sommer himself, guests will follow the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s fortifications across the frontier lands of northern England to discover traces of Roman power, explore medieval market towns and learn about a region which has drawn conquerors and settlers from the Romans through Anglo-Saxons and Vikings to medieval warlords, border raiders and the Victorian romantics. Departing 8 July 2017, the price is from £2,495 per person (based on two people sharing), including six nights’ accommodation in Langley Castle, all breakfasts, four lunches, five dinners, all entrance fees and expert-led excursions and minibus travel.

An example of a new cruise itinerary is 'Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos', an eight-day trip around the Dodecanese islands. Led by expert guides Professor Tony Spawforth and Nota Karamaouna, passengers will trace the intricate history of the region, including the healing shrine of the god Asklepios on Kos, Crusader castles built by the Knights of St John, and Patmos, a UNESCO World Heritage site crowned by an extraordinary Byzantine monastery. Anchoring in beautiful coves and harbours, freshly prepared meals will be served on board or in specially-selected tavernas on the islands themselves. Departing 27 May or 16 September 2017, the tour costs from £2,525 per person (two sharing), including seven nights’ full-board accommodation, all crew services, expert-led excursions and entrance fees, on-board Wi-Fi and airport transfers. Flights are extra.

For details of all 30 2017 tours, visit: www.petersommer.com

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Date Published:
29th November 2016


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