Gate 1 Travel

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  • 15 day New Zealand/Australia

    May 21, 2013 by
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    Pros: Good value with an travel overview of both countries.
    Cons: To cover both countries it requied a lot of airplane travel time.

    Summary: We just completed a wonderful tour of Australia and New Zealand with Gate 1 Travel. We have a lifetime of memories from the trip without spending a fortune. The scenery in new zealand was breath taking and we loved Sydney and Melbourne. Be sure to go to ... read more

  • 15 Day Classic & Northern Ireland

    May 17, 2013 by
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    Pros: We highly recommend Gate1 and the Ireland trip.
    Cons: No cons, even the weather was sunny and beautiful!

    Summary: Gate1 did an excellent job of keeping me informed of any changes to my reservation (minor flight change prior to departure) and ran a very well organized tour.  Someone was at our destination airport to meet us and provide transfer to our hotel. ... read more

  • Gate 1 8 Day Morocco

    May 15, 2013 by
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    Pros: Picked up at the airport
    Convenient transportation by motor coach
    Cons: The daylong busride to Marrakesh

    Summary: This was my first tour with Gate 1 and they far exceeded my expectations. I have always wanted to go to Morocco but planning a trip there by yourself would  be daunting. I am so glad I found this tour - it made my dream vacation a reality. The ... read more

  • Israel

    May 15, 2013 by
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    Pros: Variety of sites. Wonderful guide. Great hotels.  Great restaurants with local fare for dinner. 
    Cons: Our group had 41 people, which could slow things down.

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from the Israel 11 Day Classic tour with Gate1Travel.  The trip was great! Israel is an amazing country! I wish that more of my fellow Americans could visit and realize what a fragile and precious land it is. ... read more

  • Excellent China Excursions

    May 13, 2013 by
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    Pros: Very well planned and executed! Experienced everything that they advertised and more!
    Cons:  Visiting too many Budhist Temples in one day. Three is enough. Not 5.

    Summary: I just returned from a Gate 1 China Adventure (5-09-13) It is just as they advertise and more!!! Amazing China 15 day excursion was the best! Frank was a super tour guide from Gate 1's partner in China, Discovery Tours. I plan to go back and ... read more

  • Gate 1 Discovery Moroccan Allure

    May 12, 2013 by
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    Pros: Small group, big bus.  Kazbahs, medinas, riads, souks, sunsets, and goats in a tree.
    Cons: Could have used an extra day in Rabat and Essaouira. 

    Summary: This is a new tour for Gate 1 Discovery (we were the fifth group to go through) and, much to their credit, they've been adjusting and modifying the itinerary based on customer feedback.There were 17 people on the tour (20 April - 3 May) ... read more

  • Gate1travel 11 Day Classic Israel Tour

    May 10, 2013 by
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    Pros: Incredible history, interesting sites, variety of experiences, incredible guide.
    Cons: Big group slowed things down a bit.

    Summary: My husband and I just returned from Gate1Travel Classic Israel Tour.  We both thought this visit to the Holy Land was awesome!  We loved the hotels, the variety of activities and we especially loved our guide Ilan.  We have gone on a ... read more

  • Budapest, Vienna Prague + MORE

    May 8, 2013 by
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    Pros: Every minute of the date was filled with local history, customs & shopping!
    No wasted time!
    Cons: None

    Summary: Had a fabulous vacation with Gate 1 for 9 days.  Michael P., our guide was SO knowledgable, helpful, informative & passionate about the countries we visited.  The hotels were great....queen bed every hotel for my husband & I.  ... read more

  • 11 Day Enchanted Italy

    May 7, 2013 by
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    Pros: Convenience of arranged transportation to/from destinations.
    Interesting dinner/lunch programs included in the package.
    Knowledgeable local tour guides.
    Cons: Not enough time to travel more!

    Summary: My husband and I recently came back home from a Gate1 tour of Italy. The hotels were all four starred and in great locations, the tour director was phenomenal, and the activities/sight seeings were great. Plenty of things to do, with enough free ... read more

  • 12 Day Affordable Croatia & Slovenia With Elvis From Slovenia.

    May 6, 2013 by
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    Pros: We  can tell, that  overall we are satisfied  with the trip.  
    Cons: We could  stay  in Split longer/ 3- 4 days/ and visit National Parks.

    Summary:   We wanted to  go to  Croatia ,Serbia, Slovenia with Gate1 Travel , because of our wonderful experience visiting Greece in 2011. About our trip to Balkans.The choice of the itinerary seems good, accommodations and meals in hotels are ... read more

  • Very enjoyable and perfect trip

    May 6, 2013 by
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    Pros: Very organized and attentive to detail
    Cons: For us there really wasn't a con.

    Summary: My wife and I recently completed the 10 day Venice, Florence and Rome tour by Gate1.  It was absolutely perfect!  Everything went exactly as scheduled and was very enjoyable.  Our tour guide, Gabriela, was extremely knowledgeable and on ... read more

  • Morocco 7 Days

    May 1, 2013 by
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    Pros: Well run and thought out. Good value for your money.
    Cons: No tour of mosque in Casablanca.

    Summary: I thought this tour was well planned and executed. The tour manager had 24 years of experience and did a superb job in managing all aspects of the trip. The itinerary was well chosen and organized. The hotels were clean and ... read more

  • 15 Day Kaleidoscope of India & Nepal

    Apr 29, 2013 by
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    Pros: The guide & itenerary were excellent
    Cons: None

    Summary: I have just been on my second Gate 1 tour & I must say that it will not be my last I thougroughly enjoyed the tour & would recommend it to my friends. It was very educational & I learnt a lot about the culture. The itinerary was well planned ... read more

  • Gate 1 Travel Central Europe

    Apr 29, 2013 by
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    Pros: Outstanding tour guide.  Great hotels and options.  Exceptional customer service from Gate 1.
    Cons: Arrived Poland March 29 not prepared for snow.  A later trip is advisable.

    Summary: We traveled 15 days by bus between Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Berlin staying in 4-5 star hotels in each city.  We had not previously traveled with Gate 1 although they were highly recommended.  The trip exceeded our ... read more

  • Morocco

    Apr 29, 2013 by
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    Pros: The guide and professional tour company, great value, the itinerary saw all the hightlights.
    Cons: No place for coffee in Marrakech hotel, except in the fancy restaurant. (Not Gate1's fault)

    Summary: What a wonderful trip: the guide, Ibraham, made the difference. He was so knowledgeable, professional and patient and always looked for ways to avoid potential problems and make everything comforable. He was exemplary of how guides should be. The hotels ... read more

  • Amazing

    Apr 28, 2013 by
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    Pros: Experienced tour guides
    They pay attention to detail
    No pressure to buy excersions through Gate One
    Cons: The reservation dept could be more helpful and friendly.

    Summary: I've been travelling with Gate One since 2006 and every experience has been extraordinary. Simply because every detail of the trips that I've taken have been addressed, from hotels to transportation to Tour guides. I just recently returned from the ... read more

  • 10 Day Affordable Peru Trip

    Apr 23, 2013 by
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    Pros: Well planned and organized, on schedule, opportunities to meet with locals.
    Cons: None that we can think of.

    Summary: We had a very memorable experience on this 10 day Peru trip with Gate1 Travels. Visiting a new country is always a great experience, but getting chance to have close interaction with local people added more color to the overall experience. The whole tour ... read more

  • Dead Ruins made alive

    Apr 22, 2013 by
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    Pros: Best guided tour, excellent hotels and meals. Overall, best value for money.
    Cons: Tour was too short. I would add another 2 days in Istanbul.

    Summary: My husband and I just came back from Turkey. We never thought we would came back with such different views about the country....better understanding and deeper appreciation in the archaeological finds and architectural constructions.  This, I ... read more

  • China with Gate 1 Travel

    Apr 22, 2013 by
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    Pros: Their Education and Enrichment program gets you in touch with the local people and culture.
    Cons: Can't think of anything.

    Summary: We just returned from a tour of China with Gate 1 Travel.  What a great company to travel with.  The hotels were very nice, the local guides they used where friendly and informative; and the little things like bottled water on each bus ride, ... read more

  • 14 days Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Budapest

    Apr 21, 2013 by
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    Pros: Experienced and friendly staff and crew. Clean and nice ship and meals.
    Cons: When we arrived Warsaw on 4/2/2013, it's cold and snowing.

    Summary: This was our second River Cruise Tours with Gate 1 Travel, it's a 14 days Danube river cruise with Warsaw, Krakow and Budapest, both of us loved it! The entire Gate 1 staff and crew from the ship "Song of Music" are very friendly and helpful from ... read more

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