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Explore Italy's Amalfi Coast - Spectacular by Sea in September with Peter Sommer Travels

In 1994, archaeologist and BBC TV historical documentary-maker Peter Sommer walked 2,000 miles across Turkey, retracing the route of Alexander the Great. Ever since, Peter has been organizing exceptional expert-led archaeological tours for small groups, as well as private charters.

Posted on Wed, Jun 14th, 2017 10:44 am by Peggy Bendel

Monmouth, Wales --Travelers can explore Italy’s spectacular Amalfi Coast by yacht this autumn, with archaeological tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels offering two new sailings in September.
Escorted by archaeologist Dr Sophy Downes and art historian Francesca del Vecchio, the eight-day Cruising the Amalfi Coast  tour offers a unique perspective on one of the world’s most famous coastlines, with holidaymakers enjoying the comforts of a traditional Turkish gulet boat which has been stylishly refitted in Italy.
The tour visits some of the best known destinations in the area including the isle of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii and breathtaking Amalfi, as well as lesser known sites such as the ancient underwater city at Baia and the outstanding Roman frescoes of the Villa Oplontis.

This unique gulet cruise visits some of the greatest archaeological and cultural jewels of the Amalfi coast. In addition to sailing to the island of Ischia, swimming off beautiful Capri and visiting the colourful port of Positano, guests will have plenty of time to taste local wines and indulge in delicious Neapolitan pizzas. While most tours of the Coast are on land, just 10 guests will sail aboard a gorgeous six cabin gulet, handcrafted in Turkey and refitted in Italy.

The intimate cruise departs from Naples on September 2 and September 9, 2017, and costs from £3,975 per person twin share (approximately $US5,055/$CA6,700) including airport transfers, seven nights aboard the gulet, all entrance fees, expert guided excursions and wifi when coverage permits. Price excludes flights.

About Peter Sommer Travels

Specializing in small-group expeditions, Peter Sommer Travels offers more than 20 different expert-led tours and gulet cruises among the ancient sites of Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK. 

Itineraries include gulet cruises; family tours; gastronomic tours in Sicily and Turkey; city tours of Athens and Rome; cultural walking holidays and tours of destinations like Crete and the Peloponnese, Wessex and Hadrian’s Wall, the Aeolian Islands in addition to the Amalfi Coast.
Peter Sommer Travels also offers bespoke expert-led private gulet charters and land tours, and was named Tour Operator of the Year 2015 by AITO, the Association of Independent Tour Operators.
Every itinerary is hosted by an expert guide. They provide a fascinating insight into ancient lands while guests enjoy the history, culture, magnificent scenery, food and wine of each destination.
For full details and bookings, visit or email moc.remmosretep@ofni; alternatively, call Peter Sommer Travels at 1-855-443-3027 (in the US and Canada).