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Cruise into the European Summer with Peter Sommer Travels

July 11, 2019 Cruise Deals No Comments Email Email

Australian travellers can escape the cool season to enjoy Europe’s summer, exploring the Mediterranean’s wealth of historic and archaeological sites in the best way possible: onboard a traditional, hand-crafted Turkish Gulet with cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels.

Offering a variety of intimate, small-group gulet cruises led by a range of expert guides, archaeologists and historians, each itinerary uncovers the fascinating history of the region, offers superb Mediterranean cuisine and allows time to explore the locations’ beautiful scenery, with plenty of opportunities to swim, sunbathe and relax on deck.

Peter Sommer Travels has availability on the following tours for 2019:

Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure: Set sail on a family adventure that’s as fun as it is educational with this eight-day gulet cruise through the beautiful Dodecanese islands. Led by expert guides Heinrich Hall and Dr. Maria Girtzi, learn about the region’s fascinating past through tales of Byzantine holy men, Crusader Knights, Ottoman warriors and more. Visit fascinating locations including an active volcanic crater on Nisyros, the mansion of a Roman aristocrat on Kos and the Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos. Departing July 27, from £2,895 pp* (approx. AU$5185 per person twin share.)

Cruising the Dalmatian Coast: from Dubrovnik to Split: Explore fascinating historical sites and charming seaside villages along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast on this eight-day gulet cruise, beginning in one of the country’s most popular cities (Dubrovnik) and ending in another (Split). Led by expert guide Filip Budic, visit the islands of Korčula, Vis, Hvar, Brač and Pučišća, all boasting captivating historical sites – from the grand streets of Dubrovnik’s historic centre to the ancient remains of Issa on the remote island of Vis. Departing August 31, from £3,550 pp* (approx. AU$6360 per person twin share).

Cruising the Coast of Dalmatia: from Šibenik to Zadar – Home to many of Croatia’s most astonishing historical sites, visit some of the lesser-frequented places on this seven-night gulet cruise of the Dalmatian Coast. Led by expert guide Filip Budic, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Trogir, visit the tiny island of Nin (home to one of Croatia’s medieval capitals) and explore the Venetian fortifications of Zadar. Between sightseeing, take a dip in the Adriatic and dine on delicious local cuisine. Departing September 14, from £3,550 pp* (approx. AU$6360 per person twin share).

Cruising the Dodecanese: The Dodecanese islands offer an abundance of historical sites, spectacular scenery, wonderful cuisine and beautiful bays. Visit eleven islands in the Dodecanese chain on this 15-day gulet cruise. Led by expert guides Heinrich Hall and Dr. Maria Girtzi, discover captivating archaeological sites including an ancient medical centre known as The Asklepieion in Kos, the medieval fortifications of Rhodes, the Castle of Panteli on Leros and more. Often mooring in secluded cloves, guests can take in the stunning scenery and enjoy swimming in the Aegean Sea. Departing September 21, from £4,250 pp* (approx. AU$7610 per person twin share).

Walking and Cruising the Dodecanese: Combine a laid-back gulet cruise around some of Greece’s picturesque islands with exhilarating walks through the fascinating region. Enjoy scenic swims and dine on the delicious local cuisine in between visiting astonishing historical sites. Led by expert guides Dr. Michael Metcalfe and Anastasios Papadopoulos, discover the lesser-known island of Leros and visit volcanic Nisyros plus remote sites on Kos, including the impressive eyrie of Palaio Pili. Departing 28 September, from £2,845 pp* (approx. AU$2845 per person twin share).

For full details and bookings contact Peter Sommer Travels in the UK on 0011 44 1600 888 220, email or visit

*Tour prices include transport, accommodation, most meals, crew and guide services, and all entrance fees and tips on excursions. Excludes airfares.

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