Gate 1 Travel

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  • 9 Day Italy

    Aug 22, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great value for the money
    Well-located hotels
    Great food
    Extra time at special places
    Cons: Some new people joined the tour in Rome; this was confusing & rather disruptive.

    Summary: This was our fourth tour & by far the best trip to Europe we've had.  (We had previously toured with Trafalgar, Globus & Gate 1.  We've also stayed in Europe half a dozen times on our own.)We chose Gate 1 because of price (we ... read more

  • Greece: Santorini, Mykonos & Athens

    Aug 16, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Experienced travel agency, smooth flow of transportation.
    Cons: Only that it was too short of a trip.  There were no drawbacks.

    Summary: Fantastic 10 day trip to the islands concluding with Athens.  We selected the no frills, no pre-paid tours options.  Upon landing in Athens we were greeted by a Gate1 rep to escort us to our connecting flight to Santorini.  In Santorini we ... read more

  • Gate 1 9 Day Classic Iceland - Trip of A Lifetime!

    Aug 3, 2013 by
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    Pros: - Excellent customer service
    - Unique itineraries
    - Terrific local guides
    - Great value
    Cons: Consider expanding tour selections to other popular destinations such as Egypt, Nicaragua and Bhutan

    Summary: I recently returned from a 9 Day Classic Iceland trip with Gate 1. It was was absolutely amazing - one of the best trips I have ever taken in my life!  Everything from hotels to meals to tours was excellent.   Thanks to Gate 1, the ... read more

  • Gate 1 10 Day British Tour

    Jul 16, 2013 by
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    Pros: good price, friendly, helpful staff
    Cons: 43 people on our tour was a little much, but ok

    Summary: I just returned from a 10 day tour of England and Scotland.  It was an escorted tour from Gate 1.  Gate 1 was very helpful to me in planning this trip.  I was able to book extra days in London and Gate 1 handled the details.  Our ... read more

  • 13 Day Turkish Treasures

    Jul 11, 2013 by
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    Pros: Great value for your money.  Great optional excursions, reasonably priced.
    Cons: I really don't have any real negatives about this trip.

    Summary: We just returned from our Gate 1 trip to Turkey - 13-day Turkish Treasures.  We had a great time visiting the many historical sights around the country.  The itinerary was excellent.  I think we got a great overview of the ... read more

  • Excellent "Kaleidoscope Tour of Morocco" through Gate 1

    Jul 8, 2013 by
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    Pros: Excellent service.  Well organized.  Attention to detail.  Pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable people on the ground.
    Cons: None that I can think of.

    Summary: I saw this tour package for Morocco on the Living Social website and it sounded like a great trip at a great price.  It did not dissappoint.  The tour was everything advertized and more.Gate 1 staff was very helpful with initial ... read more

  • Gate 1 Morocco

    Jun 27, 2013 by
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    Pros: Well organized, friendly staff Exceptional value
    Cons: The one restuarant referred to in the review.

    Summary: We did the 13 day tour of Morocco.  This was our first Gate 1 trip but will not be our last.  The trip was well organized and the Gate 1 guides and assistants were outstanding.  We had one of the best vacations ever.  The only glitch ... read more

  • 13 day Turkish Treasures

    Jun 25, 2013 by
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    Pros: Price 
    Tour guides 
    Vegetarian food
    Cons: Not many tours included.. Too many critical optional tours

    Summary: Wow.Just returned from Turkey. Our tour guide was Ender, and our driver was Duran. Ender was the best, and he is a very smart man. We learned so much in two short weeks about Turkey. This was my first time overseas, so I was slightly nervous.  We ... read more

  • Rhine River Cruise - Basel to Amsterdam

    Jun 17, 2013 by
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    Pros: Music museum, castle and cathedral visits, and ship's service.
    Cons: if on extra tours could have used more free time.

    Summary: We traveled in May with Gate 1 on their Rhine River Cruise aboard the Amadeus Princess.  The facilities were nice.  All the tours were very good to excellent, and the total experience was great.   The scenery was super, the ... read more

  • My go-to travel companion

    Jun 12, 2013 by
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    Pros: Tour Manager, Comfortable tour bus 
    Wake up calls 
    Daily itinery posted in hotel lobby
    Cons: that I couldn't stay longer...there were no Cons.

    Summary: History lesson from our Tour Manager was more comprehensive than I received in school.  Bogdan was funny yet professional.  Our driver, Josef, handled the tour bus as if it were a smart car...he's just a smart driver, even during the rains in ... read more

  • Great to travel with Gate 1!

    Jun 11, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent services, prices
    4 star hotels
    Experienced guides
    Great itineraries
    Buffet type meals - multiple choices
    Cons: If you like traveling alone then this is not a good option for you.

    Summary: We just returned from our trip to Portugal with many wonderful memories.We enjoyed our time there and wished that the trip had been longer.This is our fourth trip with Gate 1 and all of them were excellent experiences for us. We already ... read more

  • Gate 1 Travel Experiences

    Jun 6, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Delivered as advertised, no hiccups
    Cons: Not all destinations have the same options (independent travel, for example)

    Summary: We have used Gate 1 for 2 separate trips.  One to Europe on a Paris - Rome independent travel package, and the second to Peru for an escorted bus trip.The Paris-Rome trip was attractive because of the price - $900 each for 7 days ... read more

  • Gate1Travel Morocco Trip

    Jun 4, 2013 by
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    Pros: Hotels, Food, activities, shopping, prices, Marrakech, Casablanca
    Cons: No bars or night life, long bus rides, Rabat (boring city),

    Summary: Morocco is a beautiful country. Our first night was in Rabat capital of Morocco. Hotel was beautiful, but its a boring town. Not much to do especially no bars, liquor store or night life. I highly suggest you buy alcohol at duty tax free airport. Our 2nd ... read more

  • Gate 1 Travel

    Jun 3, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Rhine River Cruise Rhine Falls Lucerne Salzburg City Tour
    Cons: Too short of time in Salzburg

    Summary: We recently returned from Gate1Travel' 10 day Germany, Austria, & Switzerland tour for May 2013.  We purchased this travel tour because the pricing seemed more reasonable than others (Globus, Trafalgar).   We compared this on overall ... read more

  • Gate 1's Affordable China exceeded expectations

    Jun 3, 2013 by
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    Pros: Tour management, comprehensive itinierary, congenial travelers
    Cons: Two hotels were below par and one restaurant was not good.

    Summary: My travel companion and i  just returned from an excellent tour of Beijing, X'ian and Shanghai.  The very reasonably priced escorted visit included round trip airfare from Los Angeles and three domestic flights within China. All ... read more

  • Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris and London

    Jun 2, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Tour guides are excellent. Trips well planned/competitively priced. Hotels and breakfasts very good.
    Cons: There are no cons!!!

    Summary: We just returned from a wonderful vacation with Gate 1. It was the 10 Day Classic Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris and London trip. From the very beginning of being picked up at the airport our trip was well planned and enjoyable. We stayed at lovely hotels ... read more

  • 14 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls

    May 26, 2013 by
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    Pros: Excellent itinerary; well organized tours; Wonderful tour guides and affordable prices.
    Cons: We have no complaints about Gate 1.  Gate 1 did good job for our trip.

    Summary: My husband and I just came back from a wonderful 14 days Africa trip in May 2013.  This was the first trip we booked with Gate1.  I liked their itinerary for the trip, and also the price was very affordable compared to other travel companies. ... read more

  • All-In-One Trip Planner

    May 24, 2013 by
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    Pros: - breakfasts included
    - air-conditioned bus
    -  free water on the bus
    - free shuttle to public beach
    Cons: - limited time
    - some tours mandatory
    - only 2 dinners included

    Summary: My boyfriend and I purchased a Groupon for a 7-day classic Dubai booked through Gate 1 Travel. We had already been to Dubai the year prior with no agency and loved it. This time around the trip felt organized and guided to cater to tourists. We loved the ... read more

  • 17 day China with Yangtze cruise and Hong Kong

    May 22, 2013 by
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    Pros: Excellent itinerary
    Cons: We have absolutely no complaints about Gate 1.  Great Job, Gate 1!!

    Summary: This is my first trip with Gate 1.  My husband and I just came back from China and Hong Kong.  We had an amazing vacation.  It was so much more than we expected.  We saw so much of China, that if we would have booked this trip ... read more

  • Affordable Croatia and Slovenia 12 day

    May 21, 2013 by
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    Pros: Wonderful tour guides, excellent hotels, good organization, and saw a vast array of locations.
    Cons: Trip was very busy;  be in good shape for bumpy, cobblestone walks and steps.

    Summary: The trip was wonderful.   All of the guides were very professional, knowledgable and friendly, going out of their way to go the extra mile. Our guide even assisted someone in our group with some personal travel, walking her to the bus station ... read more

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