Thursday 22 May 2014

Culinary Adventures in Turkey, Italy and Greece

unnamed (6)Cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels is preparing to serve up a succession of culinary adventures across the Mediterranean, exploring fine food and wine in Turkey, Italy and Greece.

Three upcoming tours will focus on the superb local produce, fresh seafood and proud culinary traditions of Caria, Sicily and Crete, while at the same time tasting the extraordinary history and culture of the ancient lands.

Each tour caters to small groups of 8-18 people, hosted by expert guides with academic backgrounds in history and archaeology, not to mention a passion for the local cuisine. 

unnamed (7)
A Gastronomic Gulet Cruise - an eight-day sailing journey along Turkey’s Carian coast, traveling aboard a magnificent wooden gulet to ancient sites including Bodrum, Knidos, Kaunos and Göcek.  Rated one of ‘the world’s tastiest cruises’ by London’s Sunday Times, it offers a chance to get involved in the cooking. Guests will forage for wild foods, explore local markets, cook with a Turkish family in their home and prepare regional delicacies in a small traditional restaurant. September 20 to 27, 2014. Priced from £2125* per person twin share (approx A$3820).

A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily - an eight-day tour based in Sicily’s east, home to a vibrant culinary tradition that draws from the island’s many foreign rulers - from the Byzantines and Arabs, to the Normans and Spanish. Guests will spend the week feasting on Sicilian produce including cheeses, chocolate, olives and honey, as well as enjoying wines from the vineyards of Mount Etna’s slopes. This tour provides a chance to dine in several superb local restaurants, as well as exploring the island’s magnificent scenery, baroque towns and ancient ruins.  September 27 to October 4, 2014.  Priced from £2795* per person twin share (approx A$5025).

Exploring Crete: Archaeology, Nature and Food - a 12-day focus on the largest of the Greek isles, delving into its rich history - from Stone Age seafarers and Neolithic farmers to the fascinating Bronze Age civilisation of the Minoans. This tour takes advantage of the island’s natural beauty with a series of walks among its mountains, gorges and coastlines, helping to whet the appetite for excellent meals in carefully selected restaurants and tavernas. As a result of its varied past, Crete boasts one of the most refined variations of Greek cuisine. April 24 to May 6, 2015. Priced from £3295* per person twin share (approx A$5925).

Peter Sommer Travels’ culinary tours are among dozens of different cultural and historical tours offered in Turkey, Italy and Greece, many conducted as sailing journeys aboard traditional gulets.

For full details and bookings contact Peter Sommer Travels in the UK.

*Tour prices include transport, accommodation, most meals, crew and guide services, and all entrance fees and tips on excursions. Excludes airfares.

Book Your Travel with Wego