Peter Sommer Travels

Peter Sommer Travels is a multi-award-winning specialist tour operator offering expert-led cultural holidays that are truly inspirational and stimulating. We offer a highly professional and personal approach with all our holidays to Italy, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Ireland and the UK. We are a 7-times winner of The Tour Operator of the Year award, having received the Gold award in 2023, 2018 and 2016 and the Silver award in 2024, 2020, 2019 and 2017.

A small family run travel company, founded in 2002, our holidays to Italy feature a two-week land-based tour of Sicily and a gastronomic tour of eastern Sicily from Syracuse to Taormina. We also offer what we consider the definitive expert-led tours of Rome.

On our escorted tours, we take only small groups of like-minded people, travelling in an easy-going, informal style. Alongside our scheduled tours, we also offer tailor-made gulet charters and private land tours. Our carefully crafted journeys will take you to some of the world’s best preserved ancient ruins and cultural sites, with a friendly and knowledgeable expert guide ready to bring their history to life.

Our expert-led cultural and archaeological tours in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Ireland and the UK are led by guides who are true specialists – archaeologists, historians and travel writers – natural enthusiasts steeped in the history and culture of these countries. We choose our tour guides not just because they are extremely knowledgeable, but because they are great communicators and friendly hosts. Peter Sommer Travels is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), The Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy (ABTOI) and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

We are also a member of ABTA. Areas we specialize in: Apulia-Puglia, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Sicily, South Tyrol, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto

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Holiday types offered by Peter Sommer Travels

barging in Italy


Cruise the picturesque waterways of Italy aboard a luxury hotel barge from Venice to Mantua or a Gulet cruise exploring the Aeolian Islands. The ultimate ‘slow’ holiday.

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Escorted Tours


Finely crafted tours are the ultimate way to experience the best of Italy’s scenery, history and culture without the hassle but with local knowledge and expertise.
Food & Wine Holidays


With dozens of food and wine trails across Italy, it’s a chance to sample fine wines and local delicacies direct from producers. Cookery courses are perfect for family holidays.
Tailor made holidays in Italy


For a finely designed itinerary that fulfils all your dreams and fits your budget, ask the expert operators for advice and help whether family, friends or a celebration holiday. ABTOI holiday specialists can help you arrange your perfect tailor-made holiday.


Telephone: 01600 888220