About Us

Our Mission

To deliver "More of the World for Less" by developing quality, affordable vacations for North Americans. To provide exemplary service to our customers and to earn their loyalty. To respect our partners. To invest in our employees, providing a safe and comfortable work environment. To know and understand our products and destinations. To constantly innovate and be a leader in technology.

Our History

Gate 1 Travel was founded in 1981 with the dream to bring the best travel experiences to those who love to see the world. We began as a tour operator offering escorted tour experiences primarily throughout Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece and Turkey. We have since expanded globally, now offering hundreds of tours across all seven continents. As we continue to grow, we have stayed true to our commitment to live up to our motto, and continually offer More of the World for Less. From a staff of 3 in the beginning, our growing company has expanded to over 400 employees worldwide. Our headquarters is located in Fort Washington, PA (Suburban Philadelphia). We also operate a network of international offices who handle the on-the-ground logistics of our tours and who are available around the clock to support our travelers. Locations include Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Spain and Thailand. We are proud to have 35+ years of providing travel services to our valued customers. We also take our customers reviews and feedback very seriously, using their comments to help us continually improve our products. By choosing Gate 1 Travel, you are choosing a company that works hard to bring you the lowest price, most inclusive tours, best guides and the all-around best experience.

Our Brands

Gate 1 Travel is excited to offer two escorted vacation brands; Gate 1 Travel and Discovery Small Groups.

Gate 1 offers quality escorted tours, river cruises and independent vacations for the lowest price possible. We are able to offer such amazing values thanks to our buying power, our relationships with like minded suppliers, and with the help of our global network of staff and tour managers. Gate 1 escorted tours feature groups of 24-42 travelers, centrally located hotels, hand picked English speaking tour managers, and a balance of structured touring along with time for leisure and independent exploration. Our European river cruises are either chartered or exclusively owned by Gate 1, allowing us to provide the high level of service, quality, and value that our travelers have come to expect. And for those travelers looking to create their own experiences, we offer a variety of single or multiple city stay independent itineraries.

Discovery tours offer you a chance to immerse yourself in culture with a smaller group size of up to 22 people. This means you get to know your group well and you are able to do more things together that cannot be done in a large group. Get ready to see hidden gems only the locals know about and linger at places your group enjoyed longer. These tours also offer more opportunity for activities and interactions with the local communities. Small group size also allows for unique and boutique accommodations, adding to the immersive nature of these experiences. Discovery tours feature a quickly expanding mix of destinations, from primary locations such as Italy and Peru to the more exotic locales which include Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Borneo, just to name a few.

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Our Careers

Are you looking for a career? Are you interested in learning? Do you want to grow with a company that values training? If yes, then Gate 1 Travel is for you! Click here to view available positions.