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From Rome to Mount Olympus: Peter Sommer Travels Unveils New Tours in 2015 Program

October 16, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

Archaeological and cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels has introduced three fascinating new itineraries in a packed 2015 tour program, including the first dedicated adventure amid the ruins and palaces of Rome.

SONY DSCThe new itineraries are among 30 different tours and gulet cruises in the Peter Sommer Travels 2015 program, offering unforgettable journeys in the ancient lands of the Mediterranean.

Catering for no more than 18 people, each tour is hosted by an expert guide from fields including archaeology, ancient history, the arts, the classics and cuisine. They provide a rich insight into the history of past empires and civilisations, while also offering a chance to enjoy the magnificent culture, scenery, food and wine of each region.

The 2015 tour selection is the biggest yet offered by Peter Sommer Travels.  The new tours are:

  • Exploring Rome – an eight-day encounter with the Eternal City, exploring the vibrant capital through its many layers of extraordinary history.  Archaeologists Paul Beston and Dr Michael Metcalfe take travellers on a journey from Rome’s humble beginnings as a small settlement on the River Tiber through its rise to an imperial power controlling the entire Mediterranean. Highlights include the Roman Forum, the port of Ostia and Hadrian’s Palace at Tivoli. Priced from £2895 per person twin share (approx A$5330).
  • Walking and Cruising the Carian Coast – an eight-day journey combining a cruise along the Turkish coast with walks along the recently opened Carian Trail.  With its herb-lined paths, traditional villages and hills swathed in pine, the new route provides a sense of remote, undiscovered Turkey. Archaeologist Peter Sommer takes walkers along some of its best stretches, with a traditional gulet ever present offshore to provide elegant transport, dining and accommodation.  From £2175 per person twin share (approx A$4005).
  • From the Slopes of Mt Olympus to the Shores of the Aegean – a 14-day land tour exploring the archaeology, food and wine of Macedonia. Archaeologists Heinrich Hall and Nota Karamaouna lead this journey through beautiful and diverse landscapes – from lofty mountains and fertile valleys to the blue waters of the Aegean. The tour explores grandiose archaeological sites, mighty castles, serene monasteries, picturesque villages and the 2300-year-old city of Thessaloniki. From £3595 per person twin share (approx A$6620).

Other itineraries returning in the Peter Sommer Travels 2015 program include gulet cruises in Turkey and through the Greek islands, family cruises along the Turkish coast, a tour of Istanbul, gastronomic tours in Turkey and Sicily and a cruise along Italy’s Amalfi Coast.  The company’s signature tour is the award-winning journey In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, inspired by a 3000km walk across Turkey by archaeologist and BBC documentary maker Peter Sommer.

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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