12 Day Classic Romania

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12 Day Classic Romania
Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town Bucharest
Golden Tulip Ana Tower Sibiu
Hotel Privo Targu Mures
Central Plaza Hotel Piatra Neamt
Hotel Aro Palace Brasov

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active and moderately paced. Numerous sites will be included on the walking tours where you will encounter some slopes and uneven surfaces such as cobbled streets. There are two long days spent on the bus: from Bucharest to Sibiu, and from Piatra Neamt to Brasov. For your comfort, several stops will be made along the way, including a lunch break. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Bucharest, Bucharest-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Bucharest
    • 2 nights Sibiu
    • 1 night Targu Mures
    • 2 nights Piatra Neamt
    • 2 nights Brasov
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit the gigantic Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world
  • Tour Cozia Monastery, one of the most important structures of national medieval art in Romania
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Sibiu, with its impressive Old Town
  • Astra open-air Museum, Europe's largest open-air ethnographic museum
  • Explore the Calnic Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Sighisoara, one of Romania’s most charming medieval towns
  • Visit Teleki-Bolyai Library, founded at the end of the 18th century, one of the oldest libraries in Transylvania
  • Tour medieval Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker's novel Dracula
  • Romantic Peles Castle, former summer residence of Romania's first royal family

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active and moderately paced. Numerous sites will be included on the walking tours where you will encounter some slopes and uneven surfaces such as cobbled streets. There are two long days spent on the bus: from Bucharest to Sibiu, and from Piatra Neamt to Brasov. For your comfort, several stops will be made along the way, including a lunch break. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Romania
Depart for Romania

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Bucharest
Arrive in Bucharest, the capital of Romania known for its wide boulevards and Belle Époque buildings. Transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening at approximately 6 pm, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey that awaits you. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 pm or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Bucharest City Tour
The tour begins at the gigantic Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world (after the Pentagon) with over 3,000 rooms. Also known as the “People’s House”, this building was created to prove to the world the wealth and power of the Socialist Republic of Romania. Head to Revolution Square and learn how the Romanian people finally succeeded in toppling the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe. Continue north to view Bucharest's Arch of Triumph, an impressive replica of the French Arc de Triomphe, built to commemorate the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in WWI. The balance of the day is at leisure or, join the optional Communist Era Bucharest. Learn how communism shaped the country, hear about the anti-communist revolution and the fall of the Iron Curtain
Optional: Communist Era Bucharest
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Cozia Monastery, Sibiu Old Town
Journey along the Wallachian plains and through the Olt Valley into the historical region of Transylvania. On the way, stop to visit Cozia Monastery, one of the most important structures of national medieval art and architecture in Romania and of great significance in Wallachian history. See original frescoes and the tomb of the ruler Mircea cel Batran, who built the monastery in 1388. In the afternoon, arrive in Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. During your walking tour, view the impressive Old Town which features The Brukenthal National Museum, the Great Square, Huet Square, Liar's Bridge and Goldsmiths' Square
Overnight: Sibiu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Astra Open-Air Museum, Citadel Alba Carolina, Calnic Church
Head outside the city for a visit to the unique Astra open-air Museum, Europe's largest open-air ethnographic museum. This collection of traditional farmhouses, thatched cottages, and artisans’ workshops offers insight into traditional Romanian village life. Afterward, drive to historical Alba Iulia to visit its crowning attraction the Alba Carolina fortress, the largest citadel in Romania. This spectacular star-shaped medieval fortress houses noteworthy museums and churches. Admire the beautiful decorations of the imposing gates and stroll along the bastions and towers. Visit the Reunification Cathedral, built to commemorate the Union of Transylvania with Romania, before continuing to Calnic. Here, explore the Calnic Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 13th century, as a residence for Saxon nobility, the fortified church, is one of the most impressive defensive structures in Transylvania. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, join the optional Sibiel with dinner at a local farmhouse. Drive to Sibiel, one of the best preserved old traditional villages in Romania and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. Afterward, savor a delectable traditional dinner at a local farmhouse while being entertained by talented local musicians
Optional: Sibiel with dinner at a local farmhouse
Overnight: Sibiu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Bietran, Medieval Sighisoara
This morning, travel further into the heart of Transylvania, passing by Saxon towns and villages, admiring their unique architecture. Stop in Biertan, an authentic Saxon village founded in 1283 and visit the imposing fortified church. The church, built in the Late Gothic style is among the largest fortified churches in Transylvania. Later, discover Sighisoara one of Romania’s most charming medieval towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch inside the former City Hall, begin a walking tour of the medieval center. Stroll along cobblestone streets, passing by colorful houses, the covered stairs, the mighty clock tower, and Vlad Dracul House, where Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula supposedly was born. Proceed to Targu Mures with the evening at leisure
Overnight: Targu Mures
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7, Wednesday - Targu Mures City Tour, Travel to Pitra Neamt
The day begins with a morning city tour of spirited Targu Mures. Visit the Art Deco Palace of Culture, built between 1911 and 1913. Admire the intricate mahogany woodwork, beautiful frescoes, colorful stained glass and Italian marble staircase. Tour the Great Hall used for concerts and the celebrated Hall of Mirrors. Continue to Teleki-Bolyai Library, founded at the end of the 18th century is one of the oldest libraries in Transylvania. After, travel along the Red Lake towards the historical region of Moldova. En route, stop for lunch before continuing through the scenic Bicaz Canyon to Piatra Neamt for overnight
Overnight: Piatra Neamt
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Thursday - Full Day in Piatra Neamt
Spend the day at leisure in Piatra Neamt, considered one of the most picturesque cities in Romania. Perhaps, join the full day optional tour to the famous Painted Monasteries of Humor, Voronet & Neamt. Visit Bukovina’s monasteries, among the most unique in all Christendom and whose exteriors are coated in stunning 15th and 16th-century frescoes. Tonight, enjoy dinner along with an entertaining traditional folklore show
Optional: World-Famous Painted Monasteries: Humor, Voronet & Neamt
Overnight: Piatra Neamt
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Onesti, Brasov City Tour
Today, travel back to Transylvania. On the way, stop to visit Onesti, the birthplace of famous gymnast and five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci. Tour the school where she studied and trained, specializing in physical education and sports. Afterward, cross the Carpathian Mountains and travel through Covasna County to medieval Brasov. Embark on a tour of the city with its cobbled streets, imposing watchtowers and colorful Baroque buildings. Visit the First Romanian School Museum to view the impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts along with the first Romanian Bible. This evening, savor dinner together at a local restaurant
Overnight: Brasov
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Rasnov Fortress, Bran Castle
Begin your day with a visit to Rasnov Fortress, located on a rocky hill in the Carpathian Mountains above the town of Brasov. This medieval citadel, was built by Teutonic Knights between 1211 and 1225 as protection against invading Tartars and Turks. Next, drive to Bran and visit the medieval Bran Castle, shrouded by mystery and legend. The castle, located on a rocky promontory was built between 1377 and 1388 and made famous by Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. After, return to Brasov with time at leisure for individual interests
Overnight: Brasov
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Peles Castle, Bucharest
This morning, stop in Sinaia, en route to Bucharest. Here, you’ll truly be enchanted by a visit to romantic Peles Castle, former summer residence of Romania's first royal family. The castle is a masterpiece of German Neo-Renaissance architecture. Its 160 rooms are decorated with the finest examples of European art. Later, continue to Bucharest. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, at your Farewell Dinner, share wonderful memories of your journey with your newfound friends
Overnight: Bucharest
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Depart Romania
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Communist Era Bucharest

This tour, concentrates on the recent history of the communist regime, which took hold in Romania in Dec, 1947 and lasted until the violent 1989 uprising at Revolution Square. Get a unique insight into life under the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his tyrannical wife, while traveling through the formerly inaccessible neighborhood. Visit Primaverii Palace, former residence of Nicolae Ceausescu and discover where the political elite lived during the communist era. Drive along Unirii Boulevard and view the Civic Center, part of the grandiose project called "Project Bucharest " which Ceausescu started to build.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 01 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $49.00
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Sibiel Visit & Dinner at Local Farmhouse

In the evening, drive to the charming village of Sibiel, a place where time stood still. Surrounded by forest, Sibiel is one of the best preserved and most beautiful old traditional villages in Romania. After a short walk, ride a horse-drawn carriage to a local farmhouse, where you will savor a delectable traditional dinner, while being entertained by talented local musicians.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $56.00
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World-famous Painted Monasteries: Humor, Voronet & Neamt

Today, journey to Bukovina. This area is one of the most authentic and unspoiled rural areas in Europe, home to the renowned Painted Monasteries, whose exteriors are coated in stunning 15th and 16th century frescoes. Visit Humor Monastery, built in 1530, one of the first painted monasteries. Admire the magnificent exterior of Byzantine period frescoes showing scenes from the Siege of Constantinople and the Last Judgment. Continue to Voronet Monastery, also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the East". Its frescoes, feature an intense shade of blue, a color known as "Vorone". Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant. Afterward, head back to Piatra Neamt. En route, stop at Neamt Monastery to visit the imposing church, built by Moldavian ruler Stephan the Great.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #8 01 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $79.00
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8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2019
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Awesome! This was the best guided tour we have ever done. We had a great travel group. Michael, our tour leader did a stellar job. Whatever you are paying him….double it. He’s worth it. We saw a part of the world that we knew little about but were fascinated to learn. We will have memories that will last a lifetime. We are already encouraging our family and friends to take the same trip. Keep up the great work. We look forward to our next Gate 1 Travel adventure!

Timothy R. Janesville, WI
10 Day Affordable Central Europe with Berlin, March 2019
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I had a wonderful time on my trip. Everything was very organized down to the most minute detail. Our guide Fred and driver Atila were very professional and courteous and made sure all of us were well taken care of and comfortable. It was a lovely experience. I will definitely recommend Gate 1 to my friends.

Adalina M. Miami Lakes, FL
8 Day Essential Germany, March 2019
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Our trip was fantastic! We had a wonderful week in Germany (went by way too fast). My wife and I were talking the other night while we were showing our parents some of the photos we took, and we were in agreement that we would both absolutely travel through Gate 1 again in the future. Our tour guide, Noel, did a wonderful job--he kept us on schedule and kept us engaged and laughing. Only wish I could have spent another week traveling around Europe with him. Overall, I wouldn't have changed a thing about our time in Germany. It was a trip we will always remember.

Collin M. Glen Burnie, MD
9 Day Alpine Christmas Markets, December 2018
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The 9 Day Christmas Market Tour was amazing! Claus our tour leader was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, he knew many interesting anecdotes about the places we were visiting as well as local dishes to try and where a good place was to try them. He kept us on track and was always thinking of our best interests regarding our experience on the trip. He even helped me get to the airport safely to go home by letting me know the right train station to get on at. Konrad our driver, was equally excellent. He knows how to handle a big bus superbly and was always helping load and unload the bags as well as helping some of the older ladies out of the bus. Some of the roads we went down in the bus I would have trouble getting down in my car let alone a vehicle as large as the bus. He was also considerate of our comfort whilst traveling between destinations and would raise or lower the thermostat according to how everyone was feeling. He was also pleasant to talk to and it is nice to be around people who genuinely enjoy their jobs. The same goes for Claus as well. I would definitely go on a Gate 1 tour again as this was such a wonderful experience.

Vicki G. Victoria, Australia
8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria, November 2018
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It was SO great! Our tour manager Dominique took great care of us. She always had time for any questions we had, no matter what she was doing at the moment. She always had a smile and was so professional and pleasant. The accommodations were great. Meals were great. The bus was clean and we had a very good driver. Water was supplied every day. Gate 1 took great care of us!

Karen M. Seaford, DE
12 Day Affordable Central Europe with Warsaw & Krakow, October 2018
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Michelle M. Ulster Park, NY
11 Day Classic Poland, October 2018
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Exceptional!!!! Joanna our tour manager was outstanding. She made hand-outs, trivia contests, language lessons, tastings, DVDs, music and more. As a retired teacher, I appreciated all the extra time she put in to make her country shine. She even assisted us in finding our Polish roots. Now I know why I like to bake--my ancestors came from a town that perfected the art of making gingerbread. My sister and I do an annual adventure. We are looking forward to #8 with Gate 1 next year.

Paula D. Toledo, OH
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, September 2018
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This trip was absolutely fabulous; saw and learned so much about Central Europe. What a memorable experience to help connect and visualize historical events. The people and places were all genuine, personable, positive experiences.

Sylvia K. Reston, VA
11 Day Classic Central Europe, October 2018
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As ALWAYS, this Gate 1 trip was absolutely AMAZING. Our guide, Fred, was the BEST. Each time I travel with Gate 1, I think the tour guide has set a new bar. Fred has exceeded that standard of excellence! He was informative, always attentive to everyone's needs and requests, and funny....so funny. Importantly, he kept us safe. He made each and every city and country come alive. In addition, the tour guides in each city were phenomenal. I understand they have a rigorous course of education and testing to become a certified tour guide....well, they too outdid themselves. The history and information that they conveyed simply cannot be garnered from tour books. The hotels were fabulous! I truly don't know how Gate 1 does it, but we could not have asked for better accommodations. And I can't forget Bart, our bus driver. At all times Bart kept us safe. He is so skilled - what an amazing driver. This was a "trip of a lifetime" for my son and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outstanding quality of the itinerary and especially of the tour guides and accommodations. THANK YOU again and again, Gate 1, for another amazing adventure! Looking forward to the next one.

Patricia S. Mesa, AZ
11 Day Classic Poland, July 2018
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The trip to Poland was absolutely amazing! I know I can speak for my family and friends who accompanied me on the trip in saying the everything about the trip exceeded our expectations! We loved the food, the tours, the people, the arts and music! All were beyond wonderful! Our guide Jolanta P. was exceptionally well-versed in all things Polish and gave us an insider's view of the rich cultural heritage of Poland. We will definitely be planning another visit as well as tell all our friends about the fabulous time we had!

Catherine H. Buffalo, NY
11 Day Classic Poland, July 2018
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I have to tell you that it was a MARVELOUS vacation and tour. Izabella Sliwinski has been the BEST tour guide we have ever had. She has a great personality, considerate, really concerned about the welfare of all the travelers, great suggestions of where to go when there was free time... This was our first experience with Gate 1 Travel and it will not be our last. We were impressed with the hotels chosen, the food, the hospitality of all. The driver was great, the coach was terrific. All I can say is that it was a marvelous time and Thank You for paying attention to details.

Barbara W. Sandia Park, NM
11 Day Classic Poland, May 2018
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Our trip to Poland was great! Yolanta was a warm, friendly, very well-informed guide, one of the best we have had in our travels ... Franek was an amazing driver. Gate1 seems to have a knack for choosing city guides who love their city and want us to see it as they do. We learned so much about Poland, its people, and its historic cities. We were very impressed with the people and the culture, and of course, the food! Gate1 provides a wonderful experience.

Marge H. Flushing, MI
11 Day Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania, May 2018
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Our trip to Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania was great! Excellent tour director, great driver, very interesting sites, good food, & a nice group of folks. Another successful Gate 1 adventure!

Bob K. Punta Gorda, FL
11 Day Classic Poland, April 2018
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It was great! The cities, hotels, food, and excursions were all excellent. I really learned a lot about the history of Poland. The best part of the trip however was our tour guide. Joanne was awesome! Her knowledge of Poland really brought the country to life. She made every day fun. The tour was a bit grinding at times but Joanna kept everyone interested with her stories and humor. The tour was very good but Joanna made it exceptional.

John R. Cinnaminson, NJ
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, April 2018
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It was fantastic. Bogdan Ouhman from Warsaw Poland was our excellent guide throughout the trip. He was very professional and organized, he took care of everyone. We had a good group of people on the tour-made some new friends. Especially liked Brataslava and Prague, but all of the countries we visited were terrific. Food and hotel accommodations were centrally located and very nice...We will definitely plan on going on another Gate 1 trip in the future.

Carol M. Chevy Chase, MD
13 Day Kaleidoscope of Central Europe, April 2018
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It was a fabulous vacation and I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we all had. Julia, our guide, was amazing. She knew so much about everywhere we toured and was an absolute blast and hilarious. My three friends have never been on a tour like this before and they all loved it too. We met some wonderful people and made some new friends. Loved everything about the tour and hopefully, we can plan another one next year.

Cathy K. Monroe, GA
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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Our trip was amazing! Dawn, our Gate1 representative, did the best job imaginable!! Everything was planned with precision and she went above and beyond the call of duty! She made sure our time in Europe was a complete success!!

Marsha M. Stanley, NC
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2018
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We couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic European trip! From our wonderful accommodations, tour guide,Marc Van Reil,who was amazing,and travel ease, it was an experience which will be remembered for years to come! Of course, last but not least,was your helpfulness,knowledge, and understanding,Josh, for making this trip so uncomplicated!

Janet P. Sewell, NJ
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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We had a wonderful time with our group specially with the tour manager Noel Percival and the driver Adam. Noel took care of us as if we’re family. Everything was taken care of and we left on time in all of our trips. Adam drove the bus with care and precision navigating the streets which are not as wide as our street here. He also took charge of our luggages as well. As representatives of Gate1 travel, Noel and Adam worked together to make our stay an enjoyable experience. Gate1 should recommend those two on trips to Eastern Europe. Our local guides are knowledgeable of the places we visited especially the Bratislava guide Slovoda who gave as a brief history in a nutshell as well as speaking fluent English. Gate1 is number 1!

Marisal A. Union, NJ
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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We had a great time. Our main tour guide Michael Peir and bus driver Frank were excellent! As were our local guides in each city. I would recommend this trip, and will be looking for future Gate 1 trips.

Alicia B. Austin, TX
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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It was wonderful. Claire was an amazing tour guide. So knowledgeable but also incredibly friendly she really made the trip so easy. The bus was also very comfortable and a great way to see the country side between cities.

Holly S. Washington, DC
8 Day Affordable Central Europe, March 2018
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It was AWESOME. Our guide Neira was the best ever. We all thought her truly exceptional! The value was amazing and we will definitely travel with Gate 1 again based on this experience.

Susan S. Laurel Hill, FL
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2018
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Barry and I had the best trip ever. With Julian's wonderful personality the days flew by so quickly fun fun all day long.he has such a wonderful knowledge of all the history of the cities we were in.The extra touches of chocolates, making sure we were all on the bus , we were taken care of like family. The hotels food excursions were so interesting we will always remember . Will take another trip with Gate 1 again.

Carmel S. St Thomas, ON, CA
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, March 2018
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We enjoyed our trip so much. I cannot speak highly enough of our tour manager, Julian, as well as our bus driver, Tibor. It was our first time to travel internationally and we found the trip to be so easy and fun. We plan on booking another trip with Gate 1 within the next couple of years.

Jackie S. Beasley, TX
8 Day Essential Germany, March 2018
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Our trip to Germany was excellent! Our tour guide Noel was awesome. It couldn't have been any better.

Anne G. Chanhassen, MN
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
8 Day Christmas Markets of Germany & Austria, December 2017
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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
10 Day Affordable Germany, Switzerland & Austria, November 2017
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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
11 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria, September 2017
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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
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.

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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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