Gate 1 Travel

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  • It's not OUR fault

    May 1, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: low cost
    Cons: no support

    Summary: My husband, sister in law, brother in law and I took a trip to Greece with GATE ONE and had a number of problems. First, we were charged three times for the trip, which froze our credit card for two entire days. All of the automatic charges set up on our ... read more

  • India & Nepal

    Feb 12, 2014 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and structures in the Golden Triangle and the Himalayas and Kathmandu.
    Cons: Nothing.

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from the 13 Day Golden Triangle of India With Nepal through Gate1 Travel.  What an incredible experience.  The beauty and size of the forts, palaces and religious structures in both countries ... read more

  • Gate1Travel - 12 Day Classic Vietnam

    Feb 9, 2014 by
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    Pros: Excellent tour manager, maximize efficient use of vacation time.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: From the reservation process to completion of our vacation, Gate 1 Travel provided outstanding service second to none for our 12 Day Classic Vietnam tour.  A large part of their success for this tour can be attributed to Khanh, the Tour Manager they ... read more

  • Gate1Travel Ecuador & Amazon Tour

    Jan 17, 2014 by
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    Pros: Great itineray, good hotels, excellent tour manager and driver, regular e-mail updates, nice surprises.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: Booking and paying for the trip were easy.  The single supplement was very reasonable.  I received regular e-mail updates/reminders with all the information needed to prepare for the trip.  Everything worked out just fine.  The tour ... read more

  • I never thought I'd take a tour but... what a pleasant surprise!

    Jan 15, 2014 by
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    Everything being done for you
    Cons: Time went far too quickly.

    Summary: Having always traveled alone, I was very reluctant to take a tour but somehow time ran out towards the end of this year and I had no holiday escape plan. I stumbled upon Gate 1 tours online and took a chance on traveling with them to Costa Rica. The ... read more

  • 13 day kaleidoscope of Morocco with Gate1

    Jan 5, 2014 by
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    Pros: Ever changing scenery - Morocco a land of contrasts.  The people, the people, the people.
    Cons: Nothing that would prevent my visiting again!

    Summary: Excellent value for money.  As reported by other guests, hotels were generally very good. All clean, good locations but one (in Ouarzazate) was tired looking. Two of the hotels had heated indoor pools/spas which were a welcomed addition in ... read more

  • Morocco with Gate1

    Dec 25, 2013 by
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    Pros: Great itinerary
    Mostly terrific hotels
    Some spectacular extras
    Cons: Not enough time for connecting flights
    One hotel awful

    Summary: Started poorly with a missed connection due to a very tight window between flights, resulting in an eight-hour layover in Madrid airport. Once we arrived in Morocco, however, it was an excellent trip. The guide was very good and we got a well rounded ... read more

  • Gate 1 Travel

    Dec 24, 2013 by
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    Pros: Tours are complete, hotel accomodations are top notch, most meals were very good.
    Cons: An occassional poor meal.

    Summary: Gate 1 provides first class accomodations and foods along with knowledgeable guides, quality tours and comfortable travel at prices far below their competitors.  We have and will continue to recommend them to friends and acquaintences.  Over ... read more

  • Croatia & Slovenia with Gate 1

    Dec 3, 2013 by
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    Pros: Excellent schedule, well organized, very informative tour guide.
    Cons: The weather was brutal the first few days, Gate 1 turned our frowns into smiles.

    Summary: My wife and I are both age 64 and very active.  We had just finished 10 days in eastern Europe travelling on our own when we met out Gate 1 Tour of Croatia and Slovenia.  We thought that the regimented schedule of the tour might be ... read more

  • 9 Day Tour of Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris & London

    Nov 29, 2013 by
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    Pros: Price, value, tour guide, breadth of what you see/visit, hotel location. 
    Cons: Very small hotel in Amsterdam

    Summary: We just returned from a 9 day tour of Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris & London with Gate 1 Travel.  It was an excellent experience and my husband and I are so glad we went with Gate 1.  Our tour guide, Derek Payne, was friendly and very ... read more

  • 16 Day Classic South Africa with Victoria Falls and Botswana

    Nov 13, 2013 by
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    Pros: Great itenerary
    Excellent tour guide
    Good accomodations
    Game drives and river cruises were incredible
    Cons: Would have liked to have more optional tours available

    Summary: This all inclusive tour (including air) to South Africa was an excellent value for the money.   We toured the Cape Town peninsula, saw African penguins, toured Table Mountain and the city.  We did game drives in ... read more

  • Gate 1 Travel Tour of Croatia & Slovenia

    Nov 3, 2013 by
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    Pros: Affordable; exceptional value; excellent quality of accommodations, transportation, and tour guides; lovely destinations
    Cons: Wake up by 7am almost every day.  We wanted more time in Zadar and Zagreb.

    Summary: We have just returned from a 10-day bus tour of Croatia and Slovenia with Gate 1 Travel.  We are experienced travelers.  We travel to Europe, South America and/or Canada at least once a year; and we lived for a year in Poland 1989-1990 and ... read more

  • Gate 1 14 day China and the Yangtze River tour

    Oct 21, 2013 by
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    Pros: Hotel and ship accommodations were great, food was excellent.  Tour guide very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Cons: Smog was the only con, it was everywhere especially bad in Beijing.

    Summary: I have been on other Gate 1 tours and have found them all to be well organized and a good value.  This trip began in Shanghai, included a 4 day cruise on the Yangtze River, then went to Xian to see the terracotta warriors and ended in ... read more

  • Russian River Cruise

    Oct 16, 2013 by
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    Pros: Organized and efficient tour manager
    Beautiful and fascinating excursions
    Local guides were knowledgable and friendly
    Cons: Cabins are small compared to western style cruises

    Summary: Cruised the Volga River from Moscow to St. Petersburg on the M/S Lenin booked through Gate 1 Travel and could not have been more pleased.  The Tour Manager was efficient and organized and the local guides were very knowledgable and obviously ... read more

  • 11 Day Italy Escorted Tour GATE 1

    Oct 7, 2013 by
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    Pros: All of my hopes for this trip were accomplished and were exceeded.
    Cons: The time spent in Pisa could have been shorter.

    Summary: Gate 1 exceeded all of my expectations that I had for this trip to Italy.  The hotels were in wonderful locations, which is one of the reasons that I picked this company.  The hotels had everything that we needed.  They were clean and well ... read more

  • 17 Day China Tour

    Oct 6, 2013 by
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    Pros: Great staff, itineraries and experience opportunities
    Cons: No issues

    Summary: My wife and I recently returned from a Gate 1 China with Guilin tour. We are experienced travelers having visited over 40 nations on six continents. Gate 1 was not among the tour companies we'd used until friends recommended them to us. Our experiences ... read more

  • 13 Day Classic Thailand Tour (Tuesday Departure)

    Oct 1, 2013 by
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    Pros: All inclusive, great tours, wonderful hotels.
    Cons: There was nothing negative about this trip.

    Summary: I am a very experience world traveler and this was my first tour with Gate 1 Travel.  Really didn't know what to expect especially with Air from a gateway, hotels, tours and bus transport between sights.  Well they exceeded my expectations in ... read more

  • Ecuador & Amazon

    Sep 26, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The hotels/resorts were excellent.
    Cons: The amount of walking may be a challenge for some.

    Summary: The Ecuador & Amazon trip, which I took in September 2013 was amazing.  I reviewed a number of tour companies before deciding on Gate 1.  When I called to book, all required documentation was explained (or on the website); the customer ... read more

  • Croatia & Princess Aloha cruise

    Sep 25, 2013 by
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    Pros: Small size of the ship, the swims off the back of the ship.
    Cons: great food but heavy meal midday

    Summary: we booked the 1 week tour from Dubrovnik to Split returning and we couldn't have been happier with Gate 1 Travel.  The Princess Aloha staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome.    The small size (32 passengers) and the ... read more


    Sep 2, 2013 by
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    Pros: The trip was incredibly priced for 2 people.
    We were in excellant hotels in beautiful areas.
    Cons: A couple of places like the equator I would have spent a little less time

    Summary: We recently returned from a trip to Ecuador and the Amazon with Gate One. We have never travelled with them before, only other tour companies.  We were thrilled with virtually every aspect of the trip. From the time they picked us up at the ... read more

  • African Adventure

    Aug 23, 2013 by
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    Pros: The tour is well set up.  Educational, adventurous, informative and exciting.
    Cons: Immigration in/out of each country.  Be mentally prepared.

    Summary: My wife and I just returned from a 17 day adventure in South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.  This was out first tour experience and it could not have gone any better.  Lindy Daniels, our Gate 1 Tour Manager, was superb. ... read more

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