China & Japan
AMAZING!!!! Beyond fabulous!! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!! Met some wonderful people, ate some good food and saw some incredible sights!! Jason, our Tour Director was the best!! And all of our Tour Guides - Jenny, Hailey, Christina we’re all fun and sooo knowledgeable!! We are looking for our next Gate 1 trip!! Thanks for another experience of a lifetime!!Emanuel & Janice A. Coral Springs, FL
My trip to Mongolia was great!!! Our tour guide, NAMJAA, was wonderful. As a mater of fact the best guide I have had yet on any of my Gate 1 trips. He was fun, interesting, well informed, helped us all understand the pride he has in his country and its history. Because we were traveling into the early fall season, and there were unpredictable weather events, that caused changes in our itinerary, NAMJAA was able to navigate and reroute our course seamlessly an with great humor. To me, a great guide makes or breaks the experience and the journey. Please tell NAMJAA how much I appreciate his sharing his country, his insights, and personal family stories so much so that, I would like someday to return, so I can see the Rain-dear people.Bryn B. Fernandina Beach, FL
OMG, the cultural experience in China was awesome. All 4 of my Gate 1 trips have been spectacular, but this was a unique opportunity bonding with many of the people in China. Having people, especially young children & teens approach to have their picture with an American. A morning in the local park doing Tai Chi and singing and dancing with the locals was the type of moment I will never forget. Frank the guide was awesome and made the trip as great as it was. Thank you for all you and Gate 1 do to make our travel experiences so excellent.Timothy W. Richboro, PA
Our trip was great! The pace was active and we liked that. We covered a lot of territory in a relatively short time. We also loved that our group only had 15 people in it. Our guide, Jessica, was phenomenal. She was calm under pressure and took so much care to check in with all of us individually to make sure we were all happy and felt well.Michelle F. Irvine, CA
It was wonderful! I've seldom enjoyed a trip more. Our tour manager Sam was superlative, so organized and on top of everything as well as helpful and friendly. Our local guides Ivy, Nora, Jack, Michelle and Tom were great, all very knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughter at their stories and anecdotes. We had no problems anywhere. Our tour mates were a great bunch of people, we bonded really well. China and Tibet are great places, so much history beauty and everything else too. The trip was well organized in its choices of the cities to visit and activities. Hotels were well chosen and the food was superlative. The home hosted lunches were definitely a highlight for me.It was a truly memorable experience to meet the local people in their home Well done Sam, well done Gate 1 ! Looking forward to the Egypt trip in October.Bandana R. Warren, NJ
The China-Tibet Trip was great and our tour manager Andy was outstanding in managing all aspects of our travel plans and details! Of course the local tour guides were excellent in services and site-seeing knowledge. We will continue to use Gate 1 as our favorite International tour agent.Henry T. Irvine, CA
Our trip was fabulous! Everything about it was far beyond our expectations. Melinda was an outstanding tour guide. Louise & Shirley were wonderful, as well. Hotels were first class, restaurant choices were excellent, itinerary & optional tours were interesting & fascinating and organization was exceptional. Well done, Gate 1! Can't wait for our next trip!Candice S. Teaticket, MA
Tracey and I had a wonderful trip, we're so glad we went to China, such a fascinating country. From beginning to end logistics was made effortless by our wonderful tour guide Frank! Didn’t have to think about handling of any luggage throughout, everything was all taken care of as well as boarding passes for each internal flight. Fantastic. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1 and would definitely consider another- price point- value for money- excellent.Margot C. Aspendale, Australia
The trip was great. What made it great was the tour guide. Our tour guide name was Frank. He was terrific and went out of way to make it comfortable for all of us. He spoke English well and helped us in translation to go to stores and restaurants. He made sure we had enough food to eat and drink and continuously check in with us as to whether we had enough and whether the quality was good. When we went out on our own, he walked with us to make sure we knew where to go so that we wont get lost. He was a terrific guide in every way.Jack L. Everett, WA
Our trip to China and Tibet was excellent. This was our first group tour and we were quite pleasantly surprised by the experience. Our tour manager, Sam, was exceptional! He was accommodating and personable from the very start and his professionalism showed every day with his communication skills and ability to manage every detail for all of us on the tour. We were impressed by the knowledge, communication, and friendliness of every one of our local guides as well. Good job all around Discovery Tours!Bobby and Becca V. Green Cove Springs, FL
My wife and I had an awesome time on the 17 day China Tour Trip. We saw and learned so much about China and it easily surpassed our high expectations. This was our 3rd Gate 1 Trip and we have come to expect the care for detail and their ability to provide quality lodgings, meals and transportation. However, what made the trip so special for us was our luck in getting Melinda as our guide. She made the the wonderful trip remarkable. Her knowledge, her sense of humor, her organizational skills, her sensitivity to each individual's needs, her efforts to teach us everything -from basic Chinese language to the history of various periods of Chinese history and customs were wonderful and memorable. As you can see, I can't say enough good things about her. She is a treasure.Dan and Ora M. Los Angeles, CA
The most wonderful “WOW” experience of my life. The China trip exceeded beyond our expectations. Our tour manager, Jason, other tour guides especially Jenny. Our drivers, hotel, restaurant and cruise staff were all excellent. They made our stay very special that I felt sad saying goodbye to them. From the historical places, the pandas, the flowers, the lights, food, music, cultural presentation, people’s interaction in the park...doing Tae Chi, singing, dancing etc. all these indeed were the total China experience that satisfy the basic human senses: sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Jason indeed made this trip personalized, we were all touched when he and Cristina played the music in the bus on our last night at Shanghai “Leaving on a jet plane” and we all sung. I am so glad I was with this group!!! I have to commend all the people who coordinated this trip. Gate 1 Travel indeed is so fortunate to have Jason as their China’s tour manager, he does not only do his job he goes beyond what is expected of him in taking care of us and how he values his job with Gate 1!!! I have been sharing stories and experiences with my family, office mates and friends inspiring them to travel with Gate 1!!! Keep up the good work!! MORE OF THE WORLD FOR LESS!!!Josephine T. San Francisco, CA
I would describe our trip with one word PHENOMENAL. Our tour guide Johny went above and beyond in taking care of us with whatever was needed to keep us safe ... And all kinds of other little things. He also was very informative about the old empires of China and the new China. We couldn’t have wished for any better. From the beginning of the tour to the end where he took us to the airport to ensure our take off went well. The boat cruise up the Yangtze River was fantastic, I enjoyed myself so much. The sight of the mountain range up the shore line was breathtaking. And then the excursions were fantastic. Well I could go on and on, but to make it short I had one of the times of my life, and trying to figure out where I’m going to go for my next vacation. Don’t know yet. Only one thing is sure it will be with Gate 1.Gerda S. Toms River, NJ
The trip was great! Frank, our main guide was above and beyond- can’t even describe how he was knowledgeable but also able to keep the group happy. The other guides: ivy, Scotty , Steven were also superb plus excellent drivers. Great hotels and perfect food. It was over the top. I would recommend this trip highly, but be ready for whirlwind time. But it really was Frank that made this trip fabulous. Can not say enough about him!!!Beverly D. Sag Harbor, NY
My trip to China and Tibet was great. Our tour manager Ivy was exceptionally good and made this trip even more special. Her attention to details was amazing. This was the smallest group I have ever traveled with and I loved it as it allowed us to experience many things that wouldn't have been possible for a large group. Loved all the local guides as well. Loved the country, food and all the accommodations .. Would love to go back and experience more of this amazing country.Agamani S. Lawrence, KS
My trip was the greatest I have ever been on. I had so much fun and I wish I didn’t have to come back. I LOVE your travel company. You guys make traveling so affordable and the accommodations we get for the prices we pay are phenomenal. Plus, you guys are so helpful with any questions and concerns we might have as a customer. I'm definitely booking another trip with you guys and I informed all my coworkers about your company. I have no complaints or regrets. I'm very happy that I booked with Gate 1.Stacey C. Jamaica, NY
It was a fantastic trip. I cannot say enough about our experiences in China and Tibet. The cruise down the Yangtze river was also terrific. Our tour guide, Frank, and the local guides were knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.Jim T. Newland, NC
It was excellent! The whole experience far surpassed our expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and took great care to make sure that everyone had a great time. He also had a lot of patience with the different personalities on the trip. We came away with a greater knowledge of China and its people. Six of us traveled together, we all will recommend this trip to friends and family, especially with our guide Jason.Mary T. Collegeville, PA
Really interesting and eye opening. I found some of the preconceived notions I had about China were baseless and there were other things I had no idea about. I feel like I have a deeper understanding about life there, what they pride themselves in, and how they’re collectively working towards the future. Our tour manager Jason Yin was fantastic and did an amazing job at accommodating to individual needs and being as inclusive as possible. I look forward to doing it again in a few years to see how much has changed city-wise and culturally.Mark V. Concord, NC
All I have to say it was a amazing trip. Our tour guide was very nice. and he was very patient with us his name is Tom Tang. We also had another young lady in Xian and her name is Jennie. She was also amazing ... While in China Tom T. took care of everything from passports to airline tickets he went all the way with us until the end ... Its was a very nice experience in China and the Great Wall was amazing to climb it. So if this email is going to be published and anyone thinking about going to China do it. Don't think about it it is amazing and the service with Gate 1 is great to. I would not think about it twice to booked another trip with Gate 1.Guillermina P. Chula Vista, CA
This was our first trip with Gate1 and to China ... Getting a taste of China was a real eye opener for us and your company's service made it a very enjoyable experiance. Our main tour guide Ivy was fantastic and we really enjoyed Tom in Shanghai at the end ... Gate1 appears to have a very good service oriented corporate culture and employees we've interacted with appear to like working for your company. We thought the trip was a great value and will definitely look to Gate1 for our next tour. Keep up the good work.David V. White Lake, MI
Without a doubt, the China/Tibet trip that I participated in was FANTASTIC! ... I am recommending them to family and friends. Having been on larger trips over the years, I must say that accommodating so few travelers afforded us greater mobility, and many chances to interact with each other ... Special, special thanks to Jenny and Frank for answering my neverending questions, offering so many local tidbits and gems, and enduring my versions of the languages. This trip was one that I wanted to experience for years, and it was everything that I expected and more ... Thanks again to everyone for my Chinese/Tibetan memories.Julianna B. Westerville, OH
We had a wonderful time. I just wanted to commend our guide, Jason Yin, for his excellent management of our tour. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and he took excellent care of all our needs. But more than that, he is very creative and went beyond what is required of a tour manager by creating additional activities and providing information that allowed our group to better understand and appreciate the people and culture of China. He is a natural at this business and you should never let him get away.Stephen S. Midwest City, OK
I would like to add that EVERYONE on our trip to China was over-the-top crazy about our tour manager, Louise. She could not have been more professional or more caring ... She never seemed to tire of our endless questions! ... Another guide was taking us to the airport for our trip home, but when Louise's flight was cancelled, she made a point to find us in a very busy airport. I can't say enough wonderful things about her. I consider her a friend and tears were shed when we had to say good-bye!Elizabeth G. McDonough, GA.
My trip to China with Gate1 was spectacular in every respect, especially because of our tour manager, Maggie Zhu. I have spoken to my fellow travelers on the trip, most of whom are very experienced travelers, and some of whom I feel will be lifelong friends...they unanimously agree that thanks to Maggie Zhu this was truly the trip of a lifetime. China is of course an incredible country to explore, but Maggie Zhu's people skills are phenomenal - she was always thorough, clear, patient, detailed, understanding, resourceful, meticulous, reliable, dependable, proactive, helpful and funny, and she possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of China, its rich history, people, traditions, culture, economy, society, customs, norms and values that she readily shared with us in spectacular English with great aplomb, humor, and clarity. Based on this trip I will definitely be further exploring the world and traveling with Gate 1 in the future.Michael L. Berkeley, CA
It was the best!! From tour guide Rose, local guides, drivers, hotels, meals and airline business class. We will be using gate 1 again.Gail K. Torrance, CA
Trip was great - our guide Jason was fantastic - loved all of tour - only wish it would have included one more day in shanghai for individual time, shopping etc think everyone in our group felt like they would have liked to stay in shanghai one more day for some free time!! Love it - great accommodations, local guides, travel - very happy with trip - but especially loved our guide - he made trip fantastic!!Ann B. Edmonds, WA
It was wonderful. My daughter and I had the best tours of all the beautiful sites and on or about the cities. The hotel accommodations and the tour bus rides were very comfortable and the breakfast buffet were exceptional choices. Our tour guide Yuan is the best He made sure everyone is having a great time and exceptionally patient and kind. He was very entertaining and shared us all his knowledge about the country, its people and cultures. Yuan enriched our minds about China as a whole and we could not have been very happy and lucky to have him as our tour guide. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and this trip was well worth every dollar!Vicky M. Cathedral City, CA
It was wonderful. The trip was well organized and all have good time. China is a great Country, people are friendly and it is beautiful. It is a good experience for me and my wife.Francis P. Philadelphia, PA
The trip was excellent. We really got our money's worth. Tibet was a once in a lifetime experience.Harvey R. San Diego, CA
Our trip was amazing! Melinda, our guide, was the best guide ever. She really needs to be promoted and recognized for her efforts and her professional, positive leadership. She really works hard to ensure the group has the best experiences, take care of her! She's very organized and knowledgeable about the history, culture, region, finds fun things to do, and keeps the group moving to get the most out of the time left in the day. Highly recommend her, very gracious person. George did a good job too, very interesting person and can tell he too loves his career. We loved Gate 1 and so does she. You all did a great job.Pamela M. Seattle, WA
The trip was excellent as all four of our Gate One trips. I can’t imagine getting better value from any other travel company. First our guide Jason was top notch. We give him our top rating. He was patient, knowledgeable, and an excellent leader. Second, the hotels we stayed at were beautiful and well located. We have never stayed in a hotel room as nice as the Golden Hotel. We are looking forward to our Gate One trip to Morocco, in June.Jim G. Clarkston, WA
Our trip was all we expected. We anticipated seeing the Great Wall, the Pandas, the Terracotta Warriors and experiencing the westernized look of Shanghai. All of those places did not disappoint us. We were completely amazed when we visited the park in Xian and joined in with local people as they celebrated their holiday. This stop was among the best memories of the trip. I have to say that the leadership and guidance we received from our guide, Jason, was the best we've had from our three trips with Gate 1. (The leadership of the men in the other two tours with Gate 1 we've taken were great, also.)Alice R. Lewiston, ID
I am still telling everyone about how VAST China is: cleanliness, airports, underground, rail stations, countryside, Terracotta Warriors, the cities, the Bund, the Dam, the Gorges....and yet all so approachable with our excellent tour guide and the others who joined us along the way. It was a wonderful experience!Julie S. Reno, NV
I really enjoyed myself. Susan was great as a tour guide. She went above and beyond to help me out in a situation that came up.The trip to China was awesome! I already recommended several of my friends to check Gate 1 out. I’ll be taking another trip soon! Thanks for reaching out.William B. Charlotte, NC
The trip was terrific, we really enjoyed China and the itinerary that Gate1 provided, It was a bit hectic and we were on the go all the time but we really enjoyed it ,we have passed this on to all our inquiring friends, we told them a trip to China is a must. Jack our tour leader was also terrific, he was very informative and no problem was to trivial.Ted C. Lake Macquarie, NSW, AU
Thanks for your thoughts and followup. My trip was very enjoyable and an eye opener. Gate1's service and orginisation was the best. The trip was all the more enjoyable because of the thought and assistance put into the trip, from the excellent tour manager and very good local guides to the worry free transfers and flight connections. I feel I have a better understanding of China because of this. The trip has become the bench mark for assessing all my past and future trips. I have no hessitation in recommending Gate 1 to anyone that asks. Many thanks to Jack and all your staff for a terrific tripRick F. Orford, TAS, AU
I just completed the online survey, but want to say more about our tour guide, Rosie. She was fantastic in every way. She made the value of this trip even greater by sharing her knowledge of local places to eat and shop.e m Shade sure each of our meals was more than delightful. Any question was answered in a friendly and competent way. It was like being in a family with our mother Rose to show us the way. She took a personal degree of attention to every aspect of the trip. Nothing we asked was beyond her. Amazing! I can not say enough good things about her. China is an amazing place, and the quality of Gateone showed through in every aspect. There we nice touches, like taking care of our luggage, and other little extras. Not only would we do another trip with Gateone, but would ONLY do trips with you in the future. Why go anywhere else when everything is taken care of so well.George H. New Smyrna, FL
The trip was very good. We enjoyed the program itinerary the whole time with Frank Wang the excellent tour manager. Will use and recommended Gate1 Travel again on next vacation.Danny P. San Jose, CA
My trip was lovely, my second trip with Gate 1. Wonderful introduction to the Chinese culture. Hotels, meals and activities all met expectations. A bit fast paced in certain areas and free time too limited. Our tour leader exceptional and very dedicated. Thank you and look forward to future trips with Gate 1.Martha C. Forked River, NJ
Our trip to China was great! Our tour manager; Jason is excellent! He really showed us the history and culture of China! He really took care of us . We became a "family" in China!Patricia S. Fremont, CA
This is our second trip with Gate 1 and we’re not disappointed. Our tour guide Frank was beyond excellent. He was there for all our needs. He was very informative about China & it’s history. His choices in Food were awesome. He was helpful in the language barrier when we needed it. We can’t say enough positive things about the whole experience.Kate F. Madison, WI
It was wonderful. We really enjoyed our vacation and I miss our tour group and tour guides. I want to take the time to express our gratitude and appreciation for the excellent service from our tour manager, Maggie, as well as our local tour guide in Xi'an (Jenny) and Shanghai (Alice). Our drivers were excellent as well.Jennifer Jin K. Arlington
It was wonderful and I must compliment our guide Jessica. She was marvelous...she kept us safe, we'll feed and informed. I can't compliment her any higher. The other guides were great also. All in all I feel like I've really done China!Charlene K. Atlanta, GA
We have safely returned from the China Tour. All the facilities were excellent and tour guides, Chen, Li and Andy were good at their works. Chen was excellent and she had all the organized works done very well. The walking and waking-up early was tiring but the tours were enjoyable.Alexander S. Manchester, NH
Wonderful. Great value. Perfect for my goals- inexpensive and decent hotel/location. I do not need a full scale tour all the time. I am officially a fan!Reid D. Calabasas, CA
The trip was amazing! It was my first trip with Gate1 Travel ! And after this journey to China, I would go with Gate 1 again and again... Everything was organized very well. We got to see so many interesting places... Our guide was with group every minute, taking care of everything!!Olena K. Spring Valley, NY
Our trip was excellent, all our expectation were met, our tour manager Frank gave us all his time to feel safe and comfortable.Renee A. Port St Lucie, FL
Our trip was amazing!!! Everything was set up as expected. Japan was a wonderful country, people are so friendly and very clean. This was for my daughter's 16th birthday. Could not have asked for a better trip. Thank you!Kathryn H. Venetia, PA
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