Cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels is offering a very special way to explore the stunning coastline of Croatia, with a new eight-day walking and cruising tour.A first for the company, the Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia Tour offers an enticing combination of a coastal cruise on a wooden gulet and escorted walks exploring ancient forts, beautiful towns and magnificent castles in the company of expert guide, archaeologist Dr Helen Tomas. Departing from Slano near Dubrovnik, guests will cruise through the Elaphite Isles before spending their first two days exploring one of Europe’s most unusual fortifications, the five-kilometre medieval Great Wall of Ston and the picturesque island of Mljet, known for its beautiful lakes and Roman palace.After cruising through the Korčula channel, the tour takes guests to Croatia’s most unusual UNESCO World Heritage site – the Stari Grad Plain, a field system laid out by the ancient Greek settlers of Pharos 24 centuries ago which is still in use today. Travellers will also visit the wonderful island of Brač for spectacular views of the Dalmatian coast and to hike through a magnificent gorge to the monastery of Blaca,before exploring Split and the stunning fortress of Klis.During their eight-day experience, guests will enjoy a delicious selection of local produce including fresh seafood, fine wines and superb meat and cheese dishes, served onboard and ashore. Catering to a small group, the Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia Tour departs on 30 September 2017 and is priced from £3395 per person twin share, including most meals, all accommodation, all activities and excursions with expert guides, ground transport and airport transfers.The tour can also be coordinated for private groups at other times. Specialising 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 United Kingdom.