Explore Turkey on an archaeological cruise: Last minute special offer

May 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
“This is a tremendous opportunity to go on a holiday of a lifetime at an incredibly reduced rate” says director, Peter Sommer. “We only have a couple of cabins left on this fascinating escourted tour. It’s a magical one week trip – that offers peaceful relaxation, wonderful Turkish food, and superb swimming. With some of the most enchanting ancient sites in the world thrown in to the mix, it’s a real archaeological adventure”

This 1-week cruise - http://www.petersommer.com/wlycia.html - explores the virtually untouched coast of ancient Lycia. Behind the soaring Taurus mountains on the south coast of Turkey an extraordinary and fiercely independent people developed – the Lycians. Their funerary architecture, unlike anything else in the world, still litters their once prosperous ports. Their location, history, and state of preservation make for some of the most fascinating sites of antiquity. This trip is a wonderful introduction to Turkey's archaeological wonders, and an ideal way to relax, and swim or windsurf in turquoise waters.

Once a day we visit one of the antique cities that adorn this timeless coast. We stroll along ancient roads lined with wild herbs, or through olive trees strewn with rock tombs. We have the chance to snorkel over sunken harbours, and climb rocky fastnesses for unrivalled vistas. From mighty theatres to churches floored with mosaics, each site is an archaeological adventure, part of a historical puzzle that reveals a remarkable story of human civilisation.

Info: 1 week. May 28 – 4 June - £745 / $1,425. Price includes full board accommodation, local transfers, all entrance fees and guide services. Price excludes flights and travel insurance. Maximum group size is 16.

Peter Sommer Travels: is a UK-based specialist tour operator offering archaeological cruises and historical tours for small groups around the ancient sites of Turkey. A British archaeologist and filmmaker, Peter Sommer - http://www.petersommer.com/peter.html - has been organising and leading archaeological tours since 1996.

You can find our more about this cruise and our other tours at http://www.petersommer.com or email – info@petersommer.com or Tel +44 (0)1600 861 929