11 Day Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania

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Thu, May 03  (Sold Out) $1899 $2519*
Sat, May 05  (Sold Out) $1899 $2639*
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Thu, Jun 07  (Sold Out) $1899 $2899*
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$1849 $2919*
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Thu, Aug 23  (Sold Out) $1899 $2569*
Thu, Aug 30  (Sold Out) $1899 $2669*
Sat, Sep 01  (Sold Out) $1899 $2539*
Thu, Sep 06  (Sold Out) $1899 $2659*
$1749 $2449*
$1899 $2589*
Sat, Sep 15  (Sold Out) $1899 $2629*
Thu, Sep 20  (Sold Out) $1899 $2539*
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Thu, Sep 27  (Sold Out) $1899 $2659*
$1749 $2419*
Thu, Oct 04  (Sold Out) $1899 $2579*
$1749 $2439*

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Optional tours and gratuities.


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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Sofia, Bucharest-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Sofia
    • 2 nights Belgrade
    • 1 night Timisoara
    • 1 night Sibiu
    • 1 night Brasov
    • 2 nights Bucharest
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 17 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit Sofia's National Museum of History with its exhibits dating back 8000 years.
  • Tour historic Nis, an important crossroad between Central Europe and the Middle East.
  • In Belgrade, spend an evening in the fun-filled Old Bohemian Quarter of Skadarlija.
  • Tour of historic Belgrade includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and Saint Sava Temple.
  • Visit Novi Sad, an eclectic mix of Serbian culture and Austro-Hungarian architecture.
  • Travel to Timisoara, a vibrant city on the Bega River, built around lavish gardens.
  • Walking tour in Sibiu highlights the Old Town's charming 17th century buildings.
  • Tour Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in Southeastern Europe.
  • Travel to "Dracula's Castle" surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend.
  • Visit Bucharest's Village Museum, an open-air replica of artisans' workshops.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Bulgaria
Depart for Bulgaria

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Sofia
Arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria's lively capital and cultural center, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and briefing by your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania that lies ahead
Overnight: Sofia
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Sofia City Tour
Become acquainted with the history of Sofia on your visit to the National Museum of History. Enjoy exhibits of the Bulgarian lands dating back 8000 years, including glimpses of the unique gold and silver treasures from Thracian times. View the St. Sofia Church across the square from the impressive Neo-Byzantine golden domed Alexander Nevsky Church, one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Next, tour the oldest architectural monument in Sofia, the 4th century Roman Rotunda, a red-brick building transformed into the present day St. George Church. Stroll the lanes of the city on your own, or, join the optional tour to the remarkable Rila Monastery declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy typical Bulgarian hospitality at the optional Folklore Show that includes dinner and wine
Optional: Rila Monastery Tour (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Folklore Show
Overnight: Sofia
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Sofia-Nis-Belgrade
A long and rewarding day as you cross the border into the Republic of Serbia. Arrive in Nis, an important crossroad between Central Europe and the Middle East. After an orientation tour of the city with its many historically important sites, enjoy lunch at a popular café. This emerging city was settled in pre-Roman times and flourished during the time of Emperor Constantine. See the remains of the Turkish fort from the 18th century, now a bustling central recreation area filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Your journey continues to Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe with a long and tumultuous history. This evening's dinner is at a typical restaurant in the Old Bohemian Quarter of Skadarlija, accented by music and songs. Toast your fellow travelers this evening with Rakia, a delicious fruit brandy popular in the Balkans
Overnight: Belgrade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Belgrade City Tour
Today's sightseeing of historic Belgrade includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Built in stages between the 1st and 18th centuries, this fortress witnessed major defensive battles. View the Republic Square, bustling Knez Mihajlova Street, the imposing Saint Sava Temple, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and Marshal Tito’s Memorial. Time this afternoon on your own. Perhaps revisit the Old Bohemian Quarter of Skadarlija, frequently compared to Montmartre in Paris, both in appearance as well as its artistic atmosphere. This evening, join the optional Danube Cruise with Dinner. Take a scenic river cruise and marvel at the magnificent views of Belgrade. Afterwards, enjoy dinner of local delicacies at Gabbiano Yachting Club Restaurant
Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner
Overnight: Belgrade
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Tour Novi Sad & Timisoara
Drive through the ever changing landscape to Novi Sad, an interesting mix of Serbian culture and Austro-Hungarian architecture, nestled on the Danube. A walking tour introduces you to the city's major highlights including the Petrovaradin Citadel, also known as the "Gibraltar of the Danube," towering over the river. Then travel to Timisoara in Romania a vibrant city on the Bega River, built around lavish parks and gardens where the Romanian revolution began in 1989. View the ruins of the Timisoara Fortress, 14th century Hunaidy Castle, and the elegant residential section. Dinner together at a local restaurant. Afterwards, opt to explore the non-stop nightlife of Timisoara, named "Little Vienna," home to year-round cultural performances
Overnight: Timisoara
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Depart for Sibiu, Visit Hunedoara en Route
The drive this morning takes you to the region of Transylvania. Visit the mythical 14th century Hunedoara Castle built on old Roman fortifications with huge pointed towers, a massive drawbridge and soaring battlements. This fortress, transformed many times over the years, became the castle of Matthias Corvinus, known as the "Raven King." Then, drive to the charming town of Sibiu, with its maze of cobbled streets and baroque squares. This cultural center of Europe attracted many musicians in the 19th century and today is the center of Romania's major music festivals
Overnight: Sibiu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Tour Sibiu & Sighisoara, Travel to Brasov
A guided walking tour begins the day in the Bohemian Old Town that still retains the grandeur of its earlier days with a medieval wall guarding the historic area where narrow streets pass by steep-roofed 17th century buildings. Linger at church dominated Great Square, Little Square and the Evangelical Cathedral. At the Bridge of Lies, the first forged iron bridge in the country, view decorations of rosettes and geometric motifs. Then depart to Sighisoara, the best-preserved medieval city in Southeastern Europe with fortified walls, cobblestone lanes and 16th century gingerbread houses. Tour the town's famous Clock Tower Museum; view the workings of the magnificent clock with its moving wooden figurines. Then head south to Brasov, nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Upon arrival, a walking tour of this lovely city famous for its Town Hall Square filled with ornately trimmed baroque structures.and the first Romanian school, with its collection of rare books. Tonight, enjoy dinner together
Overnight: Brasov
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Tour Bran Castle, Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery en Route to Bucharest
Travel south to fabled Bran Castle, surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, commonly known as "Dracula's Castle." Perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to the commanding towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's character, Count Dracula. Tour the castle, that now serves as a museum displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Continue with a visit to the romantic Peles Castle, the summer home of King Carol I. Afterward, proceed to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery in the Prahova Valley, named after the great St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai. Take a tour of the monastery and its grounds. The museum of Sinaia Monastery is the first religious museum in the country and houses invaluable worship objects. Arrive in the Romanian capital of Bucharest with its lovely parks, gardens, wide boulevards and avenues shaded by centuries-old trees. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Bucharest City Tour
Morning tour in Bucharest, named the "Paris of the East," takes you to the replica of the French Arc de Triomphe, built in 1935 to commemorate the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in WWI. Visit the gigantic Parliament Palace, second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon in the U.S. See the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club and the Military Academy. Visit the unique open-air Village Museum, a collection of traditional farmhouses, cottages, watermills and artisans' workshops from all over the country. In your free time this afternoon, stroll down Victory Avenue, a historic street lined with shops, museums, cafes and elegant homes. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and share wonderful memories at tonight's Farewell Dinner and festive Folklore Show
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Romania
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Bulgaria
Depart for Bulgaria

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Sofia
Arrive in Sofia, Bulgaria's lively capital and cultural center, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and briefing by your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania that lies ahead
Overnight: Sofia
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Sofia City Tour
Become acquainted with the history of Sofia on your visit to the National Museum of History. Enjoy exhibits of the Bulgarian lands dating back 8000 years, including glimpses of the unique gold and silver treasures from Thracian times. View the St. Sofia Church across the square from the impressive Neo-Byzantine golden domed Alexander Nevsky Church, one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. Next, tour the oldest architectural monument in Sofia, the 4th century Roman Rotunda, a red-brick building transformed into the present day St. George Church. Stroll the lanes of the city on your own, or, join the optional tour to the remarkable Rila Monastery declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy typical Bulgarian hospitality at the optional Folklore Show that includes dinner and wine
Optional: Rila Monastery Tour (PM)
Optional: Dinner with Folklore Show
Overnight: Sofia
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Sofia-Nis-Belgrade
A long and rewarding day as you cross the border into the Republic of Serbia. Arrive in Nis, an important crossroad between Central Europe and the Middle East. After an orientation tour of the city with its many historically important sites, enjoy lunch at a popular café. This emerging city was settled in pre-Roman times and flourished during the time of Emperor Constantine. See the remains of the Turkish fort from the 18th century, now a bustling central recreation area filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. Your journey continues to Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe with a long and tumultuous history. This evening's dinner is at a typical restaurant in the Old Bohemian Quarter of Skadarlija, accented by music and songs. Toast your fellow travelers this evening with Rakia, a delicious fruit brandy popular in the Balkans
Overnight: Belgrade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Belgrade City Tour
Today's sightseeing of historic Belgrade includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Built in stages between the 1st and 18th centuries, this fortress witnessed major defensive battles. View the Republic Square, bustling Knez Mihajlova Street, the imposing Saint Sava Temple, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and Marshal Tito’s Memorial. Time this afternoon on your own. Perhaps revisit the Old Bohemian Quarter of Skadarlija, frequently compared to Montmartre in Paris, both in appearance as well as its artistic atmosphere. This evening, join the optional Danube Cruise with Dinner. Take a scenic river cruise and marvel at the magnificent views of Belgrade. Afterwards, enjoy dinner of local delicacies at Gabbiano Yachting Club Restaurant
Optional: Danube Cruise with Dinner
Overnight: Belgrade
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Tour Novi Sad & Timisoara
Drive through the ever changing landscape to Novi Sad, an interesting mix of Serbian culture and Austro-Hungarian architecture, nestled on the Danube. A walking tour introduces you to the city's major highlights including the Petrovaradin Citadel, also known as the "Gibraltar of the Danube," towering over the river. Then travel to Timisoara in Romania a vibrant city on the Bega River, built around lavish parks and gardens where the Romanian revolution began in 1989. View the ruins of the Timisoara Fortress, 14th century Hunaidy Castle, and the elegant residential section. Dinner together at a local restaurant. Afterwards, opt to explore the non-stop nightlife of Timisoara, named "Little Vienna," home to year-round cultural performances
Overnight: Timisoara
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Depart for Sibiu, Visit Hunedoara en Route
The drive this morning takes you to the region of Transylvania. Visit the mythical 14th century Hunedoara Castle built on old Roman fortifications with huge pointed towers, a massive drawbridge and soaring battlements. This fortress, transformed many times over the years, became the castle of Matthias Corvinus, known as the "Raven King." Then, drive to the charming town of Sibiu, with its maze of cobbled streets and baroque squares. This cultural center of Europe attracted many musicians in the 19th century and today is the center of Romania's major music festivals
Overnight: Sibiu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Tour Sibiu & Sighisoara, Travel to Brasov
A guided walking tour begins the day in the Bohemian Old Town* that still retains the grandeur of its earlier days with a medieval wall guarding the historic area where narrow streets pass by steep-roofed 17th century buildings. Linger at church dominated Great Square, Little Square and the Evangelical Cathedral. At the Bridge of Lies, the first forged iron bridge in the country, view decorations of rosettes and geometric motifs. Then depart to Sighisoara, the best-preserved medieval city in Southeastern Europe with fortified walls, cobblestone lanes and 16th century gingerbread houses. Tour the town's famous Clock Tower Museum; view the workings of the magnificent clock with its moving wooden figurines. Then head south to Brasov, nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Upon arrival, a walking tour of this lovely city famous for its Town Hall Square filled with ornately trimmed baroque structures.and the first Romanian school, with its collection of rare books. Tonight, enjoy dinner together
*May 5, Departure: Day 7 will have Sibiu city Tour and will have overnight in Sighisoara
Overnight: Brasov
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Tour Bran Castle, Peles Castle & Sinaia Monastery en Route to Bucharest
Travel south to fabled Bran Castle, surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend, commonly known as "Dracula's Castle." Perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to the commanding towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's character, Count Dracula. Tour the castle, that now serves as a museum displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Continue with a visit to the romantic Peles Castle, the summer home of King Carol I. Afterward, proceed to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery in the Prahova Valley, named after the great St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai. Take a tour of the monastery and its grounds. The museum of Sinaia Monastery is the first religious museum in the country and houses invaluable worship objects. Arrive in the Romanian capital of Bucharest with its lovely parks, gardens, wide boulevards and avenues shaded by centuries-old trees. Dinner and overnight in Bucharest
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Bucharest City Tour
Morning tour in Bucharest, named the "Paris of the East," takes you to the replica of the French Arc de Triomphe, built in 1935 to commemorate the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in WWI. Visit the gigantic Parliament Palace, second-largest building in the world after the Pentagon in the U.S. See the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club and the Military Academy. Visit the unique open-air Village Museum, a collection of traditional farmhouses, cottages, watermills and artisans' workshops from all over the country. In your free time this afternoon, stroll down Victory Avenue, a historic street lined with shops, museums, cafes and elegant homes. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and share wonderful memories at tonight's Farewell Dinner and festive Folklore Show
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart Romania
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Rila Monastery Tour

This afternoon enjoy a guided tour to Rila, the highest mountain in Bulgaria. At 2925 m (9596 ft), Musala Peak is the highest peak in the Balkans and all of South-Eastern Europe. Visit the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Departs at 1:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $62.00
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Sofia Folklore Dinner

Experience an evening of typical Bulgarian Hospitality, with a 4-course dinner, wine, music and dance.

Departs at 7:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Danube Cruise with Dinner

This evening, enjoy a scenic river cruise. Belgrade occupies a very special location at the confluence of two great rivers- the Sava and the Danube. View the city from a different perspective and marvel at the magnificent views of central Belgrade; Old Belgrade consisting of the old Citadel and Kalemegdan, New Belgrade and the historic Zenum. At the end of the cruise, you will pass by Great War Island, a protected nature reserve with its characteristic flora and fauna. Afterwards, dinner of local delicacies at Gabbiano Yachting Club Restaurant, located on the bank of the Danube River.

Day #5 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $75.00
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Rila Monastery Tour

This afternoon enjoy a guided tour to Rila, the highest mountain in Bulgaria. At 2925 m (9596 ft), Musala Peak is the highest peak in the Balkans and all of South-Eastern Europe. Visit the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Departs at 1:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $62.00
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Sofia Folklore Dinner

Experience an evening of typical Bulgarian Hospitality, with a 4-course dinner, wine, music and dance.

Departs at 7:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $63.00
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Danube Cruise with Dinner

This evening, enjoy a scenic river cruise. Belgrade occupies a very special location at the confluence of two great rivers- the Sava and the Danube. View the city from a different perspective and marvel at the magnificent views of central Belgrade; Old Belgrade consisting of the old Citadel and Kalemegdan, New Belgrade and the historic Zenum. At the end of the cruise, you will pass by Great War Island, a protected nature reserve with its characteristic flora and fauna. Afterwards, dinner of local delicacies at Gabbiano Yachting Club Restaurant, located on the bank of the Danube River.

Day #5 01 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $75.00
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8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria, November 2017
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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
9 Day Danube River Cruise , October 2016
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Just returned to Sydney. Everything went very well. Excellent trip. I believe I will be getting a letter from Gate 1 soon. At that time I will highlight the most impressive things about the trip - the crew. The guides, the food and the sights we saw.

Robert S. NSW, Australia
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, September 2016
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We couldn't be more pleased. The itinerary was great; the hotels were convenient and comfortable. And best of all, our tour guide, Neira, was professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. The BEST!!! Our bus driver Carbo was excellent too. This is our first Gate 1 trip. We will come back for more in the future.

Joseph H. Sherwood Frst, CA
9 Day Classic Central Europe, September 2015
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Our trip was amazing!  Gate 1 provides superior customer service which includes our tour guide, Dean, and our driver, Laszlo; both of these gentlemen were courteous, polite and knowledgeable.  Our local guides were also knowledgeable and entertaining, we could not have asked for any better attention to personal needs or information.  Our tour group was comprised of people of different nationalities and cultures who got along very well.  We made friends we hope to see again.  I would recommend Gate 1 to all of my friends and look forward to my next tour.

Kathleen D. Portage, IN
14 Day Danube River Cruise, September 2015
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Marvelous!!!! We travel a lot, both with organized trip companies like Gate 1 and with our own planned itineraries. Each of our trips has been unique and never once turned into a bad idea. In short we'd do them all again. Gate 1 has evolved over time to be our favorite travel company. Well done Gate 1 for each and every time.  Great value with excellent staff, hotels and excursions.  Keep up the great work.  We currently have two more trips planned with Gate 1 in the not too distant future and are looking forward to your usual level of excellence. However the Danube River with Prague and Budapest is no doubt our favorite trip ever. Gate 1 has done a superb job and your staff must be complimented.  Thanks for your effort it was appreciated greatly. While special notice is not something I usually do since the whole package takes a team effort I must compliment Sabi our tour director and Judith at reception on the Sound of Music. This is not to say that all the rest were not fantastic as each and every one can be singled out as just perfect, but these two just seemed to be there each time we talked and we talked with them a lot.  I worked for a pharmacy chain in my previous life that prided itself on it's people skills.  These two we got to know and enjoyed every moment with them.  Exceptional people pleasers as that chain would say.

Way to go Gate 1!!!!

Thomas H. Murrells Inlt, SC
11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria, August 2015
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The trip was very pleasant and everything was, as usual, well organized, planned and executed to our complete satisfaction.

We were lucky to have Robert, again, as our guide in this trip (we had him two years ago in another trip with Gate 1 Travel) his outstanding  knowledge of European history was a plus and made the trip even more enjoyable. His English sense of humor added also a lot of good and laughing moments.

I would like to mention, also, the professionalism of our driver Michael that made our trip safe and relaxed. Worth to mention also his positive attitude to help and be of service to everyone in the group. Congratulations to the Company management for having such good and dedicated professionals within its staff. Needles to mention our preference favoring always Gate 1 Travel when it comes to our traveling plans, year after year. Gentlemen this is our eleventh trip with Gate One travel (there is one missing in the records of your company)!!!.

Francisco A. Guttenberg, NJ
11 Day Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania, August 2015
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Our trip was a real success.  Both airport and hotel shuttles were ready for us when we needed them. The hotel accommodations were top notch, with welcoming staff and excellent breakfasts, and conveniently located to historical downtown shopping areas. The tour itself was well organized, and we appreciated all the planned lunches and dinners. Our tour director--Radu--was an amazing guide, probably the BEST we will ever experience. The sites were all interesting, but Radu's accompanying commentaries were unbelievably good! He was truly a great leader/director for us, always the life of our party, bubbling with enthusiasm and overflowing with cultural information during the entire tour. He was always prepared to handle every unexpected incident.  We are so lucky to have had him and will never forget him.

Thanks Gate1.

Ronald D. Houston, TX
10 Day Classic Baltics, August 2015
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Gate 1 Travel did an excellent job coordinating this trip. All our guides were well informed and interesting and our co-travelers were a wonderful group. Thanks for the great experience.

Alison R. Orlando, FL
9 Day Classic Central Europe, August 2015
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The trip to Budapest, Vienna and Prague was wonderful.  Dean, our tour manager was fabulous.  He was knowledgeable, intelligent, funny and patient. His personality was great!   Every detail was taken care of by Dean.  He went out of his way to make each city easily navigable for everyone.  When we arrived in a city, he walked us around so we knew where we were.   He was attentive to everyone's particular needs.  The tours of each city, as well as all of the optional tours were terrific! The local tour guides were excellent. They had a wealth of knowledge about their city and incredible outgoing personalities!  The hotels were perfect!  Many areas of interest were within walking distance to the hotels.  This was our second tour with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one!  Thanks Gate 1 for an incredible experience.

Helen B. Scarsdale, NY
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, June 2015
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The trip was very good.  Bogdan, our primary guide paid attention to every detail and made everything work smoothly.  He also provided a lot of information about where we were at any point in time and a good history of life in that part of the world based on personal experience. 

Our various guides for specific places we visited were also very good.  The remote speakers in which we used an earphone meant that we didn't have to stay extremely close to our guides when walking through often crowded places.  Some of the special events were particularly outstanding, especially the Danube River cruise in Budapest and the concert in Vienna.  Both my wife and I were well satisfied with all aspects of this trip.

David D. Santa Fe, NM
11 Day Crown of Central Europe, April 2015
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I like to inform you my travel experience was pleasant one through out entire course. I believe it was possible due to our tour manager, Mr. Bogdan who is humorous and given precise explanation. I do thank him about well arranged schedules, hotels and excellent services.

Choong W. Long Beach, CA
11 Day Crown of Central Europe, April 2015
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Words cannot describe the total satisfaction I am with Gate 1 Travel.  The itinerary, Bob tour guide, Tomas our bus driver, local guides and optional tours made this trip a success. (the hotels/meals included were also a plus)

I am looking forward to my next trip with you.  You offer a wide variety to choose from, therefore my bucket list is overflowing.

May Gate 1 Travel continue to make dreams come true.

Shirley S. Pleasanton, CA

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