Peter Sommer Travels is an award winning UK 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. In 2016 and 2018, we received the Tour Operator of the Year Gold Award given by the Association of Independent Tour Operators due to our exceptional customer feedback and in 2017, 2019 and 2020 the Silver Tour Operator of the Year Award.
Our holidays to Italy feature a gulet trip around the Bay of Naples and Amalfi coast including the islands of Capri and Ischia. Peter Sommer Travels also runs a gulet cruise exploring the Aeolian Islands, 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.
Escorted holidays 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
Holiday types offered by Peter Sommer Travel
BARGING & CRUISING HOLIDAYSCruise 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.
Venice, Rome and Florence offer city breaks like no other but Lucca, Lecce, Bologna, Siena and Palermo beckon with their spectacular art and archaeological treasures.
ESCORTED TOURSFinely 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 TOURSWith 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.
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