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12 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague - Nuremberg to Budapest (Symphony), October 2010

In a word (or two), simply great! Fellow travelers, Amadeus, Gate 1 guide (Miklos), food aboard, weather (no umbrellas or rain jackets despite some grey skies), scenery and sights, city tours, entertainment aboard the ship, ship crew and service .... everything was just perfect. This has been our second trip with Gate 1 and we have and will continue to recommend it as the place to go to book a trip.

-- Tom & Pauline G. Oneonta, NY

12 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague - Nuremberg to Budapest (Symphony), October 2010

We loved it. Being our first river cruise, it was great. We also got an early booking credit from Gate 1 which was a nice surprise. I have already booked another trip for next May with Gate 1 to visit Thailand. So that will be our third trip with Gate 1, and we hope to do many more. Thank you.

-- Steve & Carol P. Hastings, MN

14 Day Russian River Cruise - Moscow to St. Petersburg, September 2010

Our riverboat cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg was awesome! We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone. It was well worth the price we paid. The Aeroflot plane was new, clean, and high-tech. The Moscow customs area was a nightmare. Once outside the airport, things fell nicely into place. A Gate 1 representative was waiting for us to board a bus to the ship.

The ship, MS Russ, although older, is kept quite clean. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. Our tour director, Tanya, was fabulous. She was extremely helpful, friendly, and honest. Her assistant, Cate, was a sweet person as well. The food presentation was always excellent. The food quality was good, though it often tasted bland. There was enough variety to please everyone at our table. We were surprised to learn that we had to purchase drinking water, but again, not a big expense.
Moscow was beautiful. We wish we had been able to spend more time there. St. Petersburg was beautiful. We loved the included canal tour. We also enjoyed having time on our own after the Hermitage visit, so we could sample lunch at a local restaurant and climb the stairs at St. Isaac's for a panoramic view of the city.
We have already recommended this trip to friends. This was our second Gate 1 trip. No doubt there will be a third.

-- Bob & Debbie L. Quaker Hill, CT

11 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest - Nuremberg to Budapest (Symphony), September 2010

We loved the trip to eastern Europe. Our Gate 1 tour guide, Mick, was very very good and very pleasant , knowledgeable and funny. The cruise was so relaxing, yet I did and saw most everything I wanted to. The crew on the Amadeus Symphony was excellent . We had trouble with the Delta flight going out because of weather and almost had to go out a day later, but we worked it out. Thank you for keeping us up on itinerary changes. Thank you for your efforts and I would travel with Gate 1 again.

-- Sharon C. Anaheim, CA

14 Day Russian River Cruise - Moscow to St. Petersburg, September 2010

Our trip was great. I wanted to let you know about what a good job our tour director did. Her name was Tanya. She solved every problem large or small that came up. She was always pleasant and friendly and helpful. She is an asset to Gate 1 in Russia. All of the local guides were excellent as was the transportation.

-- Alice W. Cedar Rapids, IA

9 Day Danube River Cruise - Nuremberg to Budapest (Elegant), September 2010

Our trip was absolutely fantastic. Every detail went off without a hitch. The Amadeus Elegant was a new ship, only launched in April, 2010. The crew was most accommodating and the food was incredible. The Gate 1 tour director, Monika, was among the best we have experienced with over ten organized tours to date. And last but not least, your help in arranging our back to back tours with airline reservations made the whole trip happen. You and your organization have secured a new, very satisfied customer.

-- John & Mary S. Lancaster, PA

14 Day Russian River Cruise - Moscow to St. Petersburg, September 2010

Great trip! We do love working with Gate 1 Travel. Your tour directors are knowledgeable and very accommodating. Tanya was a pleasure to work with, and we enjoyed getting to know her. We will certainly be looking at future offers from your agency.

-- Kathy R. Defiance, OH

9 Day Danube River Cruise - Budapest to Nuremberg, August 2010

We completely enjoyed our seven days aboard, seeing marvelous scenery and visiting the beautiful places we had read about in our travel books. We were very pleased with our accommodations on the Amadeus Princess which were spacious, clean, modern and very comfortable. The food was plentiful, the presentation of it very pleasing, and for the most part, very tasty. We had signed up for almost all of the offered excursions and were very pleased with almost all of the local guides and the organization of each outing. Every aspect of the tour, from airline reservations to tour bookings was handled most professionally. (Sid D. was the Gate 1 agent who set up our reservations.) We especially appreciated our onboard tour coordinator, Monika, who was friendly, very capable, and anticipated any problem or need we might have. Much of our enjoyment of the trip was due to her expertise and attention to detail. Thank you, Gate 1.

-- Lea G. Whitefish, MT

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