Air & Land: $979* Land Only:
Tour Type: Independent
Season: Apr - Oct '18
8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria, November 2017
We had a fantastic time on our trip to the Christmas Markets. It was everything a Christmas Market trip should be. It was cold and we had snow a few times and got snowed on in the markets in Munich as well. We only had one day of rain so we were very happy about that. We had lots of hot mulled wine, bratwurst, sauerkraut, gingerbread and all things yummy at the markets and local restaurants plus enjoyed some of the beer halls along with museums, art galleries, shopping and history. Europe does Christmas so well with all the lights and the atmosphere, everywhere was lovely. Our tour guide Noel was fantastic and we also had a great group and everyone got on really well even though there were 42 of us. We will keep an eye out for other tours and expect we will also not receive Gate1 emails with tour info, specials etc.
Janet C. Kingsley, WA
8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria, December 2017
We had a fabulous time on our Christmas Markets tour. Our tour guide was brilliant - very informative and lots of fun.
Gayle C. Duffys Forest, NSW
9 Day Danube River Cruise - Budapest to Regensburg (Monarch Empress), November 2017
Trip was perfect. Riverboat was spotless. Food delicious. Crew was friendly and always ready to assist. Entertainment in the evening was just enough. Towns were charming. Great tours and tour guides. A fair amount of free time everywhere. Christmas markets were so festive!
Liz M. Langhorne, PA
8 Day Affordable Central Europe , November 2017
The trip was wonderful. The tour manager, Michael, was one of the best in my long travel experience and each local guide was top notch as well. The hotels were comfortable and well located, and the flight portions of the trip were well timed, leaving enough time for each transfer or change. All in all, it was one of my best international journeys. Gate 1 did a fine job with all of it!
Jim S. Buffalo, NY
9 Day Rhine River Cruise - Basel to Amsterdam (Monarch Baroness), October 2017
Our trip was great thanks. We really enjoyed our Rhine Cruise. The boat was comfortable, our room was good, the staff and food and entertainment were excellent. I will certainly recommend gate 1 travel to my friends.
Nancy P. Ballina, NSW
14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague - Budapest to Regensburg, November 2017
This river cruise down the Danube from Budapest to Prague was now one of our top three vacations ever. The picturesque towns we visited lent themselves so easily to photographs which was one of our major reasons for taking this particular river cruise. What made it even better was the attention to detail and service provided by Gate 1. At every juncture they made us feel almost like royalty; from the carefully planned tours to the transfers and chosen hotels to the unbelievable food service provided on board by Martin and his staff. Martin was particularly gracious every minute of our trip and it really made a difference. We are seasoned travelers and yet we were so impressed by Gate 1, that we have already decided that Gate 1 will plan our next vacation. Thank you so very much for making out trip such a delightful experience.
Patrick W. Menifee, CA
10 Day Affordable Central Europe with Berlin, November 2017
The journey through several cities and a handful of countries was fabulous!! What an amazing adventure, we saw so much, ate very well and enjoyed an abundance of fun and laughter. We had a fantastic group and our tour manager Lilijanna was excellent!! She created such a wonderful atmosphere of harmony and togetherness, by the end of our journey we truly all became family. I look forward to another trip with Gate 1 and hope I cross paths with some folks I met on this past one and perhaps one day Lilijanna once again. She shared stories that brought places to life and the extra ‘goodies’ she distributed while traveling on the bus were so appreciated. One friendly, fantastic lady and overall one great tour manager!!
MaryLynn S. Smithtown, NY
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, November 2017
The trip was wonderful! Everything went smoothly and the entire experience was so enjoyable! Our tour guide, Clare Murphy, was absolutely the best! She was very clear as to what we would be doing each day, what was available for us to do, where to meet, etc. She handled our group nicely and was cognizant of the different personalities that make up tour groups. She was very well versed in the languages we encountered and obviously has a vast knowledge of the local history, culture and cuisine. We particularly enjoyed the mix of guided tours and free time to explore. Clare was most generous with her time and with providing us with local treats! We appreciated how protective she was and how safe she made us feel. She is an asset to Gate 1 Travel! Our coach driver, Erhard, was excellent and made us feel safe while in his care. His attitude was friendly and we were glad he was driving and we weren't! We were very pleased with our accommodations and were able to enjoy the last few days in Vienna with our newly married daughter and her husband....When we decide to travel again, we will certainly have Gate 1 Travel at the top of our list!
Jim S. Erie, PA
16 Day Classic European River Cruise - Amsterdam to Budapest , October 2017
It was wonderful - more than exceeded our expectations. Great service, great food, wonderful crew. There were only 104 passengers on this cruise - it was very intimate and friendly. Loved it!!! Thanks Gate 1
Marilyn B. Currans Hill, AU
14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague - Budapest to Regensburg , October 2017
We had a wonderful trip. The crew on board the Empress were fantastic. The activities well planned. The food enjoyable. We are looking forward to our two future trips booked with Gate1 next year.
Stephen G. Fishermans Paradise, NSW
9 Day Classic Russia, October 2017
It was absolutely fabulous! Galina is an exceptionally educated and organized tour guide. I loved the hotels and there locations. The itinerary and optional tours permitted me to explore the many wonders of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Linda Gale D. Laguna Woods, CA
18 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria with Danube River Cruise, September 2017
The trip was awesome from start to finish. Annette is ... the funniest, most energetic, happiest and most organized tour manager I've ever seen. She was hilarious! The crew on the Monarch Empress were also wonderful...especially my waiter, Gints from Latvia, and the restaurant manager. They really made the trip! Wish I could do it again!!!!
Carol L., Littleton, CO
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, September 2017
My trip was very good. It was very educational, history and places we went to were excellent. Very nice , helpful tour manager Anna. She worked so hard. Thanks for helping me out! Loved it so much, booked another trip for next year!
Aimee C. Rcho Sta Marg, CA
11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria , September 2017
Our trip was wonderful! We thought our tour guide, Noel, was fantastic. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone was having the best trip possible. He even bought us some of the best Austrian strudel we've ever tasted.
The sights we saw in Germany,Austria and Switzerland were amazing. We learned so much about history and culture from Noel and the local guides. We even made it to Oktoberfest in Munich, which was an added bonus.
This is our third trip with Gate 1 and we hope to do many more with you.
Linda R. Canton, MI
11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria , August 2017
Our trip was amazing. Gate 1 Travel is very lucky to have Clare. Clare was the perfect host, and my favorite of all 7 of my Gate 1 Trips. The scenery was beautiful and unforgettable. It was the perfect combination of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Thank you for putting together an easy and perfect vacation that we will always cherish.
Donald E. Punta Gorda, FL
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, August 2017
Our trip to the Baltics and Poland was awesome!!
Places we went were all nice and unique. Special mention to our tour manager Dalija.... she is a superb tour guide.... very knowledgable, organized and always alert on everyone's needs.
Maria P. Shoreline, WA
11 Day Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania, August 2017
Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania – what can I say?! I knew very little about these countries and before departure I was excited to view the Gate 1 promotional video, which was fantastic and gave me a glimpse of what I might expect, which was incredibly surprising in a very good way! In actuality my 25th Gate 1 trip was one of the best ever, absolutely superb in every way – great sights and a very well-paced itinerary, excellent hotels and included meals, two safe and personable drivers, and a tour manager, Radu, who was just wonderful – funny, knowledgeable, full of stories, well organized and timely and just a really great guy who went above and beyond. Favorite country without a doubt was Romania – I was absolutely blown away by it - the preserved medieval towns such as Sighi, Oara, Hunedoara Castle and Bran Castle (Dracula’s haunt) in Transylvania, and the overnight stays in Timisoara, Sibiu, Brasov and finally in the “Paris of the East”, Bucharest, were incredible. In Bucharest, Radu was really helpful in assisting three of us get to a World Cup Qualifying football game, so genuinely kind and dedicated to making it the best trip. I feel privileged to have traveled to a relatively undiscovered part of Europe before the hordes descend! Thank you as always!
Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
7 Day Prague Vacation , August 2017
The trip exceeded our expectations. All was very satisfactory from housing to attractions. We were surprised the affordability of this trip didn't cut corners on quality. Thanks to Gate 1 for offering and organizing.
Stephen B. Cape Eliz, ME
11 Day Crown of Central Europe , August 2017
Your guide Katarina was outstanding. I cannot say enough good about her. She worked beyond hard to make sure that everyone's wants and desires were always taken care of. She is the unequivocal superstar of guides.
The other guides at local destinations were also outstanding. The guides in Salzberg and Vienna were amazing, knowlegeable. Lazlo, the bus driver was likewise professional and terrific.
Your tour was well organized and exceeded our expectations in every way. The hotels were all very nice and located well.
We will definitely recommend you to other folks and do another trip in the future.
Dennis M. San Clemente, CA
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, July 2017
I had a great time! The sights were lovely and Warsaw was a total surprise - gorgeous. Loved our guide, Jolanta. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always upbeat.
Pauline W. Fremont, CA
9 Day Classic Russia, July 2017
Absolutely amazing. The reason was our guide (Ms Galina) at Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
Kaushik J. Valrico, FL
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe , July 2017
My wife, Linda, and I did enjoy our vacation (13 days) to the Central Europe. It was the first time for us to travel those countries and the arrangement by Gate 1 Travel did make our vacation full of fun, happiness and surely education which we had learned from the tour manager and the tour guides.
Julia, the tour manager, is excellent. She is experienced and knowledgeable and surely helpful to all of us. She did take good care of all the tour members and did give us full answers to the questions she was asked. The driver also is excellent. His driving skills are fantastic. All tour members did clap, for several times, to praise for how/what he did. He drove for the safety of all people on board the coach.
Suen L. Rowland Hghts, CA
9 Day Classic Central Europe , July 2017
I want to thank you very much on behalf of my family. We had a great trip! Our tour director Dawn was amazing. She was very caring and knowledgeable, and we already miss her a lot.
Everything was well organized. All local tour guides were very professional. The hotels were conveniently located in the central parts of the cities. I'm happy that we made a choice to travel with Gate 1. It was a great experience, and we definitely do it again in the future, and will also recommend to out friends and relatives.
Tatyana D. Northbrook, IL
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, June 2017
The trip was great, thank you for asking. Our guide, Agnes, was a dream come true: very efficient, helpful, and a pleasure to be with. Always well informed, pleasant, resourceful and upbeat.
Elena L. Washington, DC
11 Day Budapest, Vienna & Prague by Rail , June 2017
The trip was great! I am recommending Gate 1 to all my friends. It was such a stress free vacation. The hotels were clean, safe, and conveniently located with friendly and helpful staff. The trains were easy to navigate and mostly on time. The transfers were flawless. I felt it was an excellent value for my money. My family thoroughly enjoyed it.
Lillian F. Albuquerque, NM
10 Day Classic Poland, June 2017
Great trip. Special applause for our tour guide, Asia!! She was extremely well organized, using both flip charts and printed material to apprise us of daily itineraries. Additionally, she was extremely personable, well informed and eager to accommodate our needs. A wonderful representative for Gate 1.
Thomas M. Stamford, CT
10 Day Classic Poland , June 2017
Poland was amazing. I learned so much about history past and present of the polish people and their country.
We had a small diverse group, 18 in number. Our tour manager wanted this to be a wonderful experience for everyone. She encouraged and welcomed any suggestions from the group.
The local guides could not have been better.
This was, weather wise, a perfect time.
I strongly recommend this tour.
Joanne R. Salt Lake City, UT
11 Day Germany & Austria, June 2017
It was wonderful; loved the itinerary, the great hotels, the Rhine River cruise, staying 2 nights in almost every city, our guide and the excursions that we took. Plus we had a small group which made it even better. Loved Germany and Austria, and the free days where we could roam the cities and do some activities that we had planned. Another great job by Gate 1!
Karen R. Jacksonville, FL
11 Day Crown of Central Europe, May 2017
The trip was great and our guide Niera was absolutely the best!!!! She went to great lengths, above and beyond in a lot of respects, to ensure that everything and everyone was well taken care of. In fact, I wish that I could have her as a guide on all of my Gate 1 trips from now on! I don't know what you guys are paying her, but trust me, its not enough! And with regard to Gate 1 itself, we loved the trip, the hotels were great and Joseph our driver was very, very good also. I have already recommended this trip to some of my friends and will do so to others in the future.
Anthony F. Corinth, TX
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, May 2017
It was wonderful.
Our Baltic country guide Anna was great, also Radu, which were Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia.
Guide was very knowledgeable and care for all of us.
I was great experiences, we've learned lot about those country.
It was good, I recommend this itinerary to others.
Harry H. Oak Hill, VA
10 Day Classic Poland , May 2017
Great value for money.
Hotels were high quality.
Lots of extra meals included.
All entry fees to attractions included.
Interesting optional activities offered.
Agnes was a first rate tour guide as were the local guides.
Would recommend it to anyone who is interested history and politics.
Would certainly travel with Gate 1 Travel again.
Bendiks H. NSW, Australia
10 Day Classic Poland, May 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Europe. Your guide was friendly and professional. Agnes made me feel welcomed, relaxed and safe the entire time. I'll look for other Gate1Travel packages for my future travel plans.
Benny L. Tucson, AZ
11 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest , April 2017
The trip was wonderful. It was my fourth trip with Gate 1 and my first river cruise. River cruises are the way to go!! Everything went smoothly from the initial booking with Judith, to the flights and connections, to the cruise itself. We were pampered from the moment we stepped on board. The whole staff was very attentive and the cruise director, Soma, was unflappable as was the activity director, Amir, who had the most amazing energy. In Budapest, Adrien was most helpful and full of suggestions. I have been singing Gate 1's praises to anyone who will listen.
Shannon D. Alexandria, VA
12 Day Classic Baltics with Krakow, April 2017
Awesome is the word we choose to describe the entire trip. While we have travelled in the past to England, Spain, Italy, Republic of Czech, and Hungry, some trips on our own and one previously with Gate 1, this two weeks was spiked with tours narrated by local guides that should be cloned.
The hotels and accommodations were 1st Class, the restaurants selected/recommended for dining were excellent, each side trip offered us a unique experience giving insight into the history, culture and transformations that have evolved over centuries in each of the 4 countries.
You may recall that we booked this trip through you and then invited two other couple to join us...they did. We have traveled together in the past to both Italy and France as the "six amigos". Our friends echo these sentiments as we shared our last meal together.
Our remaining challenge is to collaborate and decide where we are off to next in 2018. Gate 1 Travel is our preferred company.
Terrance W. Alexandria, VA
9 Day Classic Russia, April 2017
All I can say is that this was our second Gate 1 trip and there will definitely be a third. Once again, your company has exceeded my expectations!! Galina was unbelievable!! Nothing short of perfection. Thank you for a fabulous Russian family vacation.
Carla P. Jupiter, FL
8 Day Budapest & Prague Special, April 2017
It was terrific! Budapest was an unknown gem and Prague more than lived up to its billing. Another great Gate 1 Travel trip! Already looking for my next adventure.
James F. Cave Creek, AZ
9 Day Classic Central Europe, April 2017
We enjoyed our trip very much. It was all that we hoped for. The guides were very knowledgeable, and our tour manager Bogdon was terrific.
Forrest W. Cedar Hills, UT
9 Day Classic Central Europe, April 2017
We loved it...Gate 1 came through again....great guides, great hotels....wonderful customer service.
Vanna R. Haymarket, VA
9 Day Classic Russia, March 2017
Super! And I will be traveling with Gate 1 again! Galina made the trip to Russia very special!
David C. Gainesville, FL
10 Day Affordable Central Europe with Berlin , March 2017
The Central Europe trip was amazing!! Everything worked out so well; the Tour Manager, Dean, knew the region well. I cant believe he can speak 7 languages! We saw all the sites advertised in the tour description, and more. 5 countries in 10 days, and each local Tour Guide we met up with was interesting. I learned a lot about the countries! The Danube River Cruise in Budapest was perfect! And the Berlin's Hidden Past was superb! Im so glad I signed up for that! We saw so much of the Berlin Wall and the historic neighborhoods! Highly recommend! Took thousands of pictures; photo ops everywhere! Thank you, Gate 1. I'll be traveling with you again and again!
Suzanne U. Cleveland, OH
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, March 2017
Our trip was amazing! We enjoyed all of the countries and our guides and driver were all fantastic. It was a really good trip.
Benjamin S. Forty Fort, PA
10 Day Affordable Central Europe with Berlin , March 2017
The trip was fabulous. Our tour guide, Dean, was superb. He was a walking encyclopedia of European history. Weather was perfect. All in all, an exceptional vacation.
Mary B. Santa Barbara, CA
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2017
This was one of the best vacations I've had. Tour Guide, Julian, was so knowledgeable and professional and really took great care of the group. On the bus rides, he kept us entertained with
trivia, music from countries we were visiting, word search, etc. Also, kudos to the driver, Tybor!!! Not only was he a safe driver, but he's very skillful maneuvering the bus through winding roads.
The accommodations were nice and the selected and optional tours were awesome!! The hotels were conveniently located so that you can wander around in your spare time and visit museums, shopping, restaurants, or just sight-seeing. The tour to Mt. Pilatus was beautiful, being above the clouds and looking down on the town made for great pics!!
Thank you, Gate 1, I had a wonderful vacation!!
Gamine C. Sacramento, CA
10 Day Affordable Central Europe with Berlin , March 2017
Fantastic! The tour guide Dawn was wonderful. Bus immaculate and driver Attila was efficient and personable. Timing was well planned and hotels upscale. I would highly recommend to friends.
Nancy R. Miami Lakes, FL
8 Day Budapest & Prague Special, March 2017
It was wonderful. Our guide, Sabi, was excellent. I enjoyed the video that he played during the long bus ride, as well as his explanations and insight into the history and culture of Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The flights and hotels were good, too.
Laurie I. Clive, IA
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2017
This was our first trip via a package tour guide and we were quite
impressed. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The bus was
very clean and new. The bus driver was very professional. All the tours
were well planned and organized and on time. Hotels and hotel staff and
meals were top quality. Everything was great!
Audrey O. Houston, TX
8 Day Affordable Central Europe , March 2017
Our trip was spectacular! Our tour guide, Dawn, made everything so easy and memorable for our group. Our bus driver was awesome as well! We were extremely impressed with the hotel selection, attention to detail, and that everything had been taken care of for us. As the planner for the trip, as well as the individual we were celebrating, I beyond greatly appreciated not having to plan the logistics or worry about navigating a city. While I love planning my own travel, I'm confident that I'll be back for another Gate 1 adventure! I cannot stop raving to friends about our time!
Please pass my extreme thanks along to Dawn for making my bachelorette travels a relaxing and memorable trip-- she made a world of difference!
Ashley R. Springfield, MO
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria , March 2017
Excellent. Guide was the best! Accommodations were excellent! Food great! Best trip ever.
Ann F. New Hartford, NY
8 Day Budapest & Prague Special, March 2017
We had a wonderful time! We were so surprised at what was included for the price we paid: RT airfare, 6 nights hotels, a comfortable bus ride between Budapest and Prague! We are looking forward to our next trip in May to Scandinavia from Gate 1!
Alice K. Villa Park, IL
6 Day Belgrade, Serbia Value Vacation , January 2017
Thank you so much! Il have you know my trip exceeded my expectations and I did not regret one thing. It was a life changing experience and I will certainly be back with more people.
Classic - First class accommodations, balance of included sightseeing and free time, transfers & multiple meals included.
Off Season - Beat the crowds with a Classic tour itinerary in the off-season, and save on land services and airfare.
Partially Escorted - A portion of your itinerary will feature escorted touring services with additional time traveling independently.
Value - Tourist and/or first class accommodations, minimal inclusions with a variety of optional tours available to customize your experience.
Express - Short getaways featuring the highlights of a destination with maximum efficiency.
Luxury - Deluxe accommodations, unique & exclusive experiences, exceptional food, all touring and most gratuities included.
Small Group - Maximum 22 travelers, unique & boutique accommodations, enhanced cultural immersion
Independent - Explore at your own pace, without the included features of an escorted tour.
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