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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round-trip Flights New York-Paris, Paris-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Paris
    • 1 night Bayeux
    • 1 night Mont St. Michel
    • 2 nights Tours, Loire Valley
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in Paris & Amboise
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Drive along the Champs Elysees and view the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Visit the site of the heroic D-Day invasion and American Cemetery in Normandy
  • Cross the causeway to the magnificent Mont St. Michel, built on an isolated island
  • Visit the fairy-tale Chateau de Chenonceau, stretching across the river Cher
  • Visit the village of Amboise and tour Royal Chateau of Amboise
  • View the Cathedral in Chartres, the finest architectural example of High Gothic style

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for France
Depart for France

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Paris
Arrive in Paris, the "City of Lights" and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and enjoy the endless delights of Paris. In the early evening, join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting on the wonderful journey that awaits you in France
Overnight: Paris

DAY 3, Sunday - Paris City Tour
Drive along the famous Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, and the iconic Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris. On to the celebrated "Rive Gauche", the vivacious Left Bank where artists, philosophers and writers in a long gone era flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse. View the imposing Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Latin Quarter, home to many of France's higher education establishments, among them the Sorbonne. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour to the magnificent Palace of Versailles*. Tonight, enjoy exhilarating views from the top of the village-like art colony at Montmartre, on the optional tour that is highlighted by a drive around the illuminated monuments of Paris**
*The Nov 3 departure the Versailles Apartments tour will take place in the afternoon of Day 8 instead of Day 3 due to local events.
**The Versailles Apartments tour ends before the Montmartre & Illuminations begins. Both tours can be done on the same day.
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)
Optional: Montmartre & Illuminations (PM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Normandy Beaches
Depart Paris this morning to Normandy. This is a stirring and emotional day as you explore the D-Day beaches. Stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc and the historic St. Mere Eglise on the Contentin Peninsula, where the Allied invasion began on June 6, 1944. Here you visit the Airborne Museum, telling the story of 82nd and 101st airborne divisions and their heroic deeds on D-Day. Then, on to the unforgettable American Cemetery on Omaha Beach*, final resting place of thousands of U.S. Troops. Offer your respects and salute their bravery. Afterwards, travel to the nearby town of Bayeux for dinner at the hotel and overnight
*The visit to Omaha Beach is subject to local conditions.
Overnight: Bayeux
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St. Michel
In delightful Bayeux, begin the day at the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry. This 230 foot long embroidered cloth depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Its survival (almost intact over nine centuries) is miraculous, along with its exquisite colors and workmanship. Travelling through Normandy, you have your first sight in the distance of magnificent Mont St. Michel, rising from the sea on a mighty rock in the Gulf of Saint-Malo. This structure is one of France's most recognizable sights and designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Reached by a shuttle across the causeway, the lower towers and medieval sea wall protect a small village, capped by the commanding 10th Century Abbey. Prior to the causeway, Mont St. Michel was on an isolated island that pilgrims approached on foot, mindful of tides that could seep in at any time. Tour this amazing structure with its many levels, culminated by a walk, if you wish, to the hilltop Abbey. Tonight, dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Mont St. Michel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Loire Valley, Chateau of the Plantagenets, Wine tasting
Drive south today to the lively river side city of Angers, gateway to the Loire Valley and home of the Plantagenet royalty. This medieval centre is dominated by the massive 13th century open-air Chateau of the Plantagenets. The distinctive striped stonework is eye catching. This French city is also known for the production of Cointreau, the orange flavored liquor created by Édouard Cointreau, born in Angers. Continue this afternoon past historic Saumur, surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills and miles of vineyards. Stop for a wine tasting at a winery before reaching your hotel in Tours. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Tours
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Loire Valley, Chateau de Chenonceau, Royal Chateau d'Amboise
Spend the full day in the Loire Valley exploring the nearby sights. First, travel to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Stretching across the river Cher, the chateau boasts a 197 foot gallery, built over a series of arches. Take some time to explore the extravagantly furnished rooms and formal gardens, added by Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II. Next stop is at the village of Amboise, crowned by the Royal Chateau d'Amboise. The castle is most closely associated with King Francois I who introduced the Renaissance to France and brought Leonardo da Vinci to his court. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle. Continue to view the Chateau de Chambord, the largest residence in the Loire Valley. Chambord was built for Francois I in the 16th century by 1,800 men and master masons. After a photo stop to admire the setting, return via Blois to Tours for an evening at leisure or, join the optional candlelit dinner in an authentic Troglodyte Cave enjoying regional specialties and wine*
*The optional Troglodyte Cave Dinner will not be available for the Mar 2 departure
Optional: Troglodyte Cave Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Tours
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Chartres to Paris
Drive north to Chartres, a medieval city in the center of France, home to the greatest cathedral in the country. The well preserved Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres is one of the finest architectural examples of High Gothic style in France, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally built in 1020, the cathedral contains the sacred Veil of the Virgin relic and a world-renowned collection of stained glass windows. After the drive through Chartres, on to Paris for the rest of the day on your own. This evening, bid au revoir to France
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Depart France
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for France
Depart for France

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Paris
Arrive in Paris, the "City of Lights" and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and enjoy the endless delights of Paris. In the early evening, join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting on the wonderful journey that awaits you in France
Overnight: Paris

DAY 3, Tuesday - Paris City Tour
Drive along the famous Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, and the iconic Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris. On to the celebrated "Rive Gauche", the vivacious Left Bank where artists, philosophers and writers in a long gone era flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse. View the imposing Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Latin Quarter, home to many of France's higher education establishments, among them the Sorbonne. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour to the magnificent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, enjoy exhilarating views from the top of the village-like art colony at Montmartre, on the optional tour that is highlighted by a drive around the illuminated monuments of Paris
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)*
Optional: Montmartre & Illuminations (PM)*
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Normandy Beaches
Depart Paris this morning to Normandy. This is a stirring and emotional day as you explore the D-Day beaches. Stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc and the historic St. Mere Eglise on the Contentin Peninsula, where the Allied invasion began on June 6, 1944. Here you visit the Airborne Museum, telling the story of 82nd and 101st airborne divisions and their heroic deeds on D-Day. Then, on to the unforgettable American Cemetery on Omaha Beach**, final resting place of thousands of U.S. Troops. Offer your respects and salute their bravery. Afterwards, travel to the nearby town of Bayeux for dinner at the hotel and overnight
Overnight: Bayeux
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St. Michel
In delightful Bayeux, begin the day at the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry. This 230 foot long embroidered cloth depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Its survival (almost intact over nine centuries) is miraculous, along with its exquisite colors and workmanship. Travelling through Normandy, you have your first sight in the distance of magnificent Mont St. Michel, rising from the sea on a mighty rock in the Gulf of Saint-Malo. This structure is one of France's most recognizable sights and designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Reached by a shuttle across the causeway, the lower towers and medieval sea wall protect a small village, capped by the commanding 10th Century Abbey. Prior to the causeway, Mont St. Michel was on an isolated island that pilgrims approached on foot, mindful of tides that could seep in at any time. Tour this amazing structure with its many levels, culminated by a walk, if you wish, to the hilltop Abbey. Tonight, dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Mont St. Michel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Loire Valley, Chateau of the Plantagenets, Wine tasting
Drive south today to the lively river side city of Angers, gateway to the Loire Valley and home of the Plantagenet royalty. This medieval centre is dominated by the massive 13th century open-air Chateau of the Plantagenets. The distinctive striped stonework is eye catching. This French city is also known for the production of Cointreau, the orange flavored liquor created by Édouard Cointreau, born in Angers. Continue this afternoon past historic Saumur, surrounded by gorgeous rolling hills and miles of vineyards. Stop for a wine tasting at a winery before reaching your hotel in Tours. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Tours
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Loire Valley, Chateau de Chenonceau, Royal Chateau d'Amboise
Spend the full day in the Loire Valley exploring the nearby sights. First, travel to the magnificent Chateau de Chenonceau. Stretching across the river Cher, the chateau boasts a 197 foot gallery, built over a series of arches. Take some time to explore the extravagantly furnished rooms and formal gardens, added by Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II. Next stop is at the village of Amboise, crowned by the Royal Chateau d'Amboise. The castle is most closely associated with King Francois I who introduced the Renaissance to France and brought Leonardo da Vinci to his court. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle. Continue to view the Chateau de Chambord, the largest residence in the Loire Valley. Chambord was built for Francois I in the 16th century by 1,800 men and master masons. After a photo stop to admire the setting, return via Blois to Tours for an evening at leisure or, join the optional candlelit dinner in an authentic Troglodyte Cave enjoying regional specialties and wine*
*The optional Troglodyte Cave Dinner will not be available for the Mar 2 departure
Optional: Troglodyte Cave Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Tours
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Chartres to Paris
Drive north to Chartres, a medieval city in the center of France, home to the greatest cathedral in the country. The well preserved Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres is one of the finest architectural examples of High Gothic style in France, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally built in 1020, the cathedral contains the sacred Veil of the Virgin relic and a world-renowned collection of stained glass windows. After the drive through Chartres, on to Paris for the rest of the day on your own. This evening, bid au revoir to France
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Depart France
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*The Versailles Apartments tour ends before the Montmartre & Illuminations begins. Both tours can be done on the same day.

**The visit to Omaha Beach is subject to local conditions.

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Montmartre & Illuminations

This evening enjoy an exhilarating view from the top of Montmartre, the hill crowned by the white Basilica of Sacre Coeur on the north side of Paris. Admire the whole city at your feet before strolling this delightful artist colony with its village-like atmosphere, cobbled streets, cafes and street artists. Ride up the hill on the funicular and later view the Pigalle district, with its renowned and colorful nightlife. Conclude with a drive around the floodlit monuments of Paris, the City of Light on an illumination tour, seeing the Louvre, Concorde Square, with a drive along the Seine River and its gracious bridges to the Eiffel Tower.

*Please note that in the Summer part of the tour may be operated in the daylight

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 16 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2019 $46.00
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Versailles Apartments

Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today's tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. Enjoy VIP access and skip the lines on this unforgettable tour.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $85.00
01 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019 $97.00
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Troglodyte Cave Dinner

This evening we drive to one of the small villages along the Loire to enjoy a candlelight dinner of regional specialties, with wine included. We will dine in a troglodyte cave, hewn out of the local limestone and experience this cozy venue that has been in the same family for 42 years. Several of these caves are still used for storing wine, growing mushrooms and even as permanent homes.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 16 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2019 $75.00
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Montmartre & Illuminations

This evening enjoy an exhilarating view from the top of Montmartre, the hill crowned by the white Basilica of Sacre Coeur on the north side of Paris. Admire the whole city at your feet before strolling this delightful artist colony with its village-like atmosphere, cobbled streets, cafes and street artists. Ride up the hill on the funicular and later view the Pigalle district, with its renowned and colorful nightlife. Conclude with a drive around the floodlit monuments of Paris, the City of Light on an illumination tour, seeing the Louvre, Concorde Square, with a drive along the Seine River and its gracious bridges to the Eiffel Tower.

*Please note that in the Summer part of the tour may be operated in the daylight

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 16 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2019 $46.00
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Versailles Apartments

Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today's tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. Enjoy VIP access and skip the lines on this unforgettable tour.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $85.00
01 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019 $97.00
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Troglodyte Cave Dinner

This evening we drive to one of the small villages along the Loire to enjoy a candlelight dinner of regional specialties, with wine included. We will dine in a troglodyte cave, hewn out of the local limestone and experience this cozy venue that has been in the same family for 42 years. Several of these caves are still used for storing wine, growing mushrooms and even as permanent homes.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 16 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2019 $75.00
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13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, May 2018
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I had a fabulous trip to France! Can't say enough about it. Our guide, Sophie Lataste, was the best, and our drivers, Gary and Momo, were excellent. The itinerary was all I could ask for -- just a stupendous tour of France. And the hotels were well located and very comfortable.

Susan B. Cambridge, MA
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, April 2018
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Absolutely fantastic! I was pleased with everything Gate One arranged. It went like clockwork. Our guide Edo was delightful! Another local guide in Paris named Nicola was excellent. We were so impressed and exhausted. Perfect! Thank you for preparing an excellent program. Our group seemed to be seasoned travelers having gone to numerous Gate One experiences. I understand why. Wonderful value too.

Colette P. Eaton, CO
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, April 2018
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Wonderful!! Jenny, our tour guide was fantastic. This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and perfect as always. We are already planning our next Gate 1 trip.

Terrence R. Lockport, NY
9 Day Affordable France, March 2018
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Our trip was GREAT!!! It was pretty cool, windy and rainy some days there, but I know that Gate 1 didn't have a thing to do with that. Ha. Our tour director, Ann, was fabulous. She was very knowledgeable about the places we were visiting, and she was super nice as well. She had a great attitude and was very accommodating to everyone on the trip. I would give her an A plus for her job. Our bus driver, George, did a great job of keeping us safe and getting us where we were scheduled to be on time. I would give him an A plus as well. Our bus was very comfortable and it was easy to see the beautiful scenery with the nice, wide windows. I loved that they had cooled bottled waters for us every day. Our hotels were great too. Several people on our trip had been on Gate 1 trips before, and they all had nice things to say about Gate 1.

Linda B. Magnolia, TX
6 Day Paris Special , March 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! My daughter and I are very satisfied with everything from the point of contacting Gate 1 to book our trip to our return, the airline, the hotel and Gate 1 personnel provided excellent service. I plan to explore other places through your agency. Feel free to post my comments as a review.

Joanna C. Orlando, FL
9 Day Affordable France, March 2018
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It was fabulous! Paris was a photographers dream and the Normandy war sites were very moving. Our guide, Craig, was top notch and out hotels were very comfortable. It was a memorable trip!

Dana L. Johnston, IA
9 Day Affordable France, March 2018
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My vacation was great! Everything was well planned and I feel like I was able to see as much as I possibly could. The tour guide was very pleasant, informative and accommodating Thank you

Margaret S. Hoffman Est, IL
8 Day Off Season France Escape, March 2018
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It was a fabulous trip! Excellent tour manager, good hotels in great locations, and wonderful itinerary. Another outstanding experience with Gate 1.

Gail M. Louisville, KY
9 Day Affordable France, March 2018
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Couldn't have been any better! The tour guide was incredible: knowledgeable, compassionate, well spoken, well educated!

Beatriz B. North Bergen, NJ
8 Day Paris & Rome Special, February 2018
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We have a wonderful trip in Paris France & Rome Italy, it’s pleasant memory to remember, thank you so much for arranging all our itinerary, including pick up from the airport to the hotel & vice versa. You’ve excellent job.

Emmanuel A. San Francisco, CA
8 Day Paris & Rome Special, January 2018
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Our trip was fantastic! Thank you, we had such a wonderful time and cannot wait to travel again. We had never traveled outside of the US before and this was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true!!

Elaine S. Seffner, FL
14 Day Classic France, October 2017
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We had the loveliest time! The whole trip from start to finish was absolutely wonderful. I'm missing Paris already! Our guide, Anne Mette was fantastic. We highly recommend the tour!

Melissa H. Mooroolbark, VIC
14 Day Classic France, October 2017
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Our trip was mind blowing! A fantastic odyssey in a beautiful and multidimensional country. Our tour guide Corrina and driver Francois were unbelievably awesome!!!

Richard Alan S. Carlsbad, CA
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, June 2017
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We had the best time. We saw sooooo much. Everything was perfect and well communicated about what we would see and do. The tour guide was so informed and gave us great info. Loved it. So maybe next year London or Ireland!

Carol D. Nashua, NH
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, June 2017
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We had a GREAT TIME in France. The itinerary was perfect and we enjoyed the opportunity to experience different regions and their unique history and cuisines. Due to this positive experience, we are considering similar tours in other European countries.

Connie L. New York, NY
14 Day Classic France, May 2017
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There is no doubt whatsoever that we had the very best Gate 1 had to offer on out Classic Tour of France. Gate 1 should be grateful that they have in their employ our tour manager, Craig, and his accompanying drivers, Alain & Daniel. Craig's knowledge of the history made our trip one that was fuelled with the rich history of France and an enviable memory for dates and the names of the nobility. He successfully combined with this an engaging personality. I observed, from my own work experience, his ability to respond with sincerity to anything that was asked of him. Importantly, he clearly enjoys his chosen occupation and that shows at all stages of his tour management. This is our second Gate 1 tour but not our last.

Miroslav K. NSW, Australia
6 Day Paris Special, April 2017
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Excellent! The accommodations were comfortable and clean. Paris is beautiful and we used the train system to get around. It was a wonderful experience.

Douglas S. Las Vegas, NV
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, April 2017
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The trip was wonderful. We saw so many beautiful cathedrals and the memorial in Normandy was wonderful. Paris of course was wonderful as well. Our tour guide was so well educated, informative and caring, a sweet, gentle soul. We all loved him.

Lisa P. Newfoundland, NJ
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, April 2017
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Our trip to France was fantastic! We were thrilled by all of the sights--it was a wonderful way to experience the beauty of France and the history of the Normandy beaches and the American cemetery. However, the very best part of the trip was our fabulous guide-Simeon! He was charming, warm, informative and entertaining while explaining the sights as well as French history and culture. Our bus driver Derrick was also great! We could not have had a better tour!

Mark L. Crofton, MD
14 Day Classic France, April 2017
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I had a lovely time. Edo, the guide, took very good care of us and told us great stories of history and culture. Our driver, Alain, was careful and calm and also great. I also enjoyed my fellow travelers who were mostly very experienced travelers.

Lisa P. Seabeck, WA
9 Day Affordable France , March 2017
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The trip was wonderful. Not much sun and a little rain, but did not dampen the spirit. Anna the tour guide and the bus driver were great. The group was such a good group to enjoy the trip with. You can bet we will be going with Gate 1 for a third time. We have a few destinations in mind depending on the price. We are thinking Ireland, Greek Isles, southern Rome or a river cruise.

Nancy R. Milton, WI
9 Day Affordable France , March 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. Just the right pace and well organized. Of particular importance was our guide Ann. She was outstanding, kind, understanding, helpful and well prepared.

Philip H. Ontario, Canada
6 Day Paris Special , February 2017
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The trip was GREAT! Was hesitant about how great the deal was but it was a pleasant surprise. Hotel was great and we enjoyed everything!

Sheraine G. Jamaica, NY
6 Day Paris Special , January 2017
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Terrific! The hotel was perfect for travels seeking to see the city - at a transportation hub; excellent breakfast buffet; quite, comfortable rooms. As you know, the price was amazing.

Edsel L. Morristown, NJ
8 Day Paris Value Vacation , January 2017
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Our trip was wonderful - Now that my kids have all graduated from college my husband and I are traveling and we have taken a few trips with Gate 1 and some other travel sites and now I can really appreciate the great customer service and efficiency of Gate 1- from timely travel documents to booking flights and arranging seating etc. all without any aggravation! When I have called with questions the customer service is top notch. We will definitely be booking with Gate 1 again. Thank you!

Jean T. Rocky Point, NY
8 Day Paris, Barcelona & Rome Special, January 2017
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The trip was great! We really enjoyed All three cities, Barcelona in particular was really nice and Rome is always a great time. It was neat to see Paris too and the tour of the Louvre was incredible, really enjoyed seeing that city at night.

Cameron T. Dallas, TX
8 Day Paris & Rome Special, January 2017
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Italy, and France was amazing. The hotels were great, food and all the attractions we got to visit. We've told so many people about how inexpensive and well worth this trip was. We travel a lot, so this is probably one of the vacations we've taken thus far.

Trevarus W. Katy, TX
6 Day Paris Special, December 2016
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It was great. I loved every moment. The hotel & flight was comfortable. Everything was handled accordingly to Gate 1 travel arrangements & I can't wait to use Gate 1 Travel for future trips!

Brittney W. Baltimore, MD
8 Day Paris & Rome Special, December 2016
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The BEST experience ever!! the Transfers was there on time and polite...the tour guides very informative and the hotel great hospitality definitely considering another trip soon

Tyeesh F. Trenton, NJ
14 Day Classic France, October 2016
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My trip to France was great and enjoyable, and our guide was great. She was very knowledgeable and very helpful with everything. One of the best guides I've had on my trips. Thank you very much with your help in setting up my trip.

Lupe L. Albuquerque, NM
8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera, October 2016
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Our trip was fantastic. Jenny our tour guide was amazing. France is a wonderful place to visit and Gate 1 makes it so easy as they handle all logistics flawlessly. I will recommend Gate 1 to all my friends.

Craig C. Garrison, NY
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, September 2016
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I had a wonderful time. I joined some family members on the tour of Northern France and it exceeded expectations. Craig was our guide and I can't say enough good things about him. He was organized, incredibly helpful and courteous. He was well prepared and very knowledgable. I would definitely consider using Gate1 again.

Lauri L. Columbus, OH
14 Day Classic France, September 2016
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It was a wonderful trip. We really enjoyed Paris and all the places we went. The hotels were good and the tour guide, Patrick was knowledgeable and hospitable. The restaurants and wine tastings were superb. We met congenial people on the tour.

Donald M. Columbia, MD
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, September 2016
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Our trip was fantastic. We loved walking the battle grounds in Normandy. It was a very moving experience. Being on Omaha Beach was earth shattering. Our guide, Craig, was one of the best guides we have ever had with our ten trips with Gate 1.

Francis S. Summerville, SC
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, September 2016
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The trip was wonderful. Our guide Edo was informative, pleasant and fun. Our driver, Yennis was awesome. We truly enjoyed the tour and it has inspired us to begin planning another trip to France.

Susan C. Hoover, AL
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, August 2016
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We were very happy with our tour to Paris/Loire Valley and Normandy. Representatives at the airport were waiting for us when we arrived to take us to our hotel. All three hotels visited throughout our trip were extremely nice, clean and in the heart of where we were visiting. All meals provided by Gate 1 were both very good and in wonderful restaurants, especially our final meal as a group where we had an excellent meal with entertainment to end our tour with our other tour members. However what really makes a trip memorable is your tour guide and we had one of the best with Jennie. In our many travels, she was the best time manager we have ever experienced getting us to the tour sites with no waiting, beating the crowds and still allowing us plenty of time to enjoy the sites. She was extremely knowledgeable on site histories and had a wonderful sense of what was important to the group, this was especially evident when in Normandy making sure we visited the areas that our veterans met with such opposition during the landings. In addition to being a wonderful tour guide, she was wonderful assisting us in any questions, reservations or logistics that we had when on our personal time. All in all, Gate 1 did a great job and we would not hesitate taking more trips with your company.

Sharon G. The Villages, FL
14 Day Classic France, August 2016
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We had a wonderful time. Weather was virtually perfect, the tour manager was extremely personable and professional, the sights in France were glorious. We returned with memories we will treasure.

Michael M. Dunedin, FL
8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera, July 2016
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Our trip was one of the most fantastic experiences we have ever had. Our guide (Simeon) was very charming and knowledgeable about all of the locations we visited on the trip. From hotel check in to tickets for entry to side tours, all was handled ahead of time to move our group along in a hassle free enjoyable trip. From Simeon marking our maps to get us around town on our free time to head counts and making sure all were accounted for. We will definitely use Gate 1 again, possibly as soon as next year for a trip to Spain or the Canadian Rockies. I am spreading the word on your behalf of how Gate 1 can make a dream trip become THE trip of a lifetime.

Russell H. Phoenix, AZ
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, July 2016
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We had a wonderful time. This trip was very special since we were celebrating our 50 wedding anniversary. When we got married we could not afford a honeymoon, so we took this perfect trip to celebrating our 50 year late Honeymoon. The tour was perfect for us as I am an artist and a retired art teacher. We were able to visit places that I have only dreamed about: Monet's Garden, house and lily ponds, Leonardo De Vinci's Amboise house and workshop, and Vincent Van Gogh's Arles and St. Paul's Asylum. We also wanted to see Paris, Mont St Michel, the Normandie coast, Tours with its chateaux, cathedrals, Avignon, Nice Monaco, and the Mediterranean Sea. This trip was perfect! Great weather, great food, great traveling companions and especially Siméon, our tour guide/manager. He brought history and locations alive. Great personality and good humor. Enjoyed this whole experience! Thank you Gate 1! Looking forward to traveling with you again, maybe next year.

Rita P. Melbourne, FL
14 Day Classic France, July 2016
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It was a very good trip. The group size was ideal. Seeing and tasting along the French countryside was perfect. My favorite was the Bordeaux countryside dinner (optional tour). But to stroll through the many small towns was interesting at best. The flexibility and free time were a plus. I cannot praise our tour director, Craig, enough. He was organized, thorough, focused and always kept the group together. He was so thorough in relating the histories, and background information of all our sights was the best. He was always prepared, patient, and his little touches of serving local aperitifs and treats were a delight. He was always approachable and had a great attitude. I highly recommend this tour and Gate 1 to friends and family.

Marvis O. San Francisco, CA
13 Day Kaleidoscope of France, June 2016
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Our trip to France was excellent in large part due to a great Tour Manager, Simeon. He provided wonderful insight to French history and culture and offered great suggestions for things to do and where to eat. Fortunately with our arrival the weather broke and we had primarily partly sunny to sunny days throughout our tour. The itinerary was excellent, the accommodations were great and the professionalism of the Tour Manager, local guides and motor coach drivers was fantastic. My wife and I are already starting to plan our next Gate 1 Tour for 2017.

Thomas O. Katonah, NY
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, May 2016
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It was fantastic. We can't say enough nice things about our guide, Ginny. She was very informative, friendly, and helpful. Although it rained everyday of the tour, we took it in stride and did not deter from our enjoyment. The hotels were nice, the bus was comfortable, food was great, and the other tourists were fun to be with. Our next tour will certainly be Gate 1! Thanks for a wonderful trip! The bus driver, Phillipe, was a great guy and careful driver!

Janet B. Kingwood, TX
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, May 2016
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We were a party of 8 family members traveling together celebrating graduations and anniversaries. Our trip was amazing, showcasing the major sights in Paris, Tours, Bayeau, and Giverny. The northern countryside offered a relaxed step backward in time at the vineyards and châteaus. Normandy was a beautiful but sobering memorial for us (Americans). Mount St Michel and Claude Monet's gardens were as interesting as lovely. Versailles was a breathtaking understanding behind the French revolution. Our tour guide was Jamil who was a wonderful mentor with a humorous touch. He made our anniversary celebration very special. Our group ranged from ages 19 to 76 and this tour accommodated everyone's interests. The food was delicious, the company special, and the other 31 participants were fun to befriend. The only thing I would have added would have been a short evening excursion to the Louvre. We were well pleased with Gate 1. Thank you!

Ann L. Baton Rouge, LA
9 Day France with Loire Valley & Normandy, May 2016
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Our tour manager, Jamil, was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable, kind and helpful throughout the trip. One of the areas of the tour was Normandy and in our group was a WWII veteran named Henry. It was so nice to have shared this visit with him and his family. At the American Cemetery, Jamil made a special moment for Henry so we as a group could thank him for his service and we sang the National Anthem. Actions like this make a outstanding tour manager. This was my second trip with Gate 1. Looking forward to another.

Linda B. Lakewood, OH
14 Day Classic France, May 2016
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It was great, very enjoyable; we had a very good group. Most of the hotel accommodations were decent with easy access to town centers. Our tour director, Jean was very good; he is very experienced, detail oriented, provides a lot of interesting local & national history of France and current affairs. He worked very hard to try to give us the best traveling experience in his country.

Timothy L. Woodcliff Lk, NJ
8 Day Paris & Barcelona , May 2016
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Fabulous! Very pleased with our accommodations . The breakfasts were excellent. We will be traveling with Gate 1 again.

Lee T. Damascus, MD
8 Day Paris, Provence & the French Riviera, April 2016
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Amazing! Breathtaking! Romantic! Incredible! Did I say amazing? Beautiful, bustling Paris; a high-speed train adventure; a medieval town high in the French Alps; a bus trip along the Mediterranean Sea to the glittering lights of Monte Carlo! I cannot thank Gate 1 Travel enough for putting together such a wonderful trip. From the flights; to the hotels; to the included stops; the optional excursions; the train; the bus driver, Rene; the tour guide…all top notch! Especially, our guide, Jenny. Jenny was wonderful…a treasure Gate 1 should hold onto! So informative and organized, and a beautiful personality. She really knows her stuff and you could tell she enjoyed it…I never thought I’d learn so much on vacation! I’m already planning my next vacation with Gate 1! I am happily posting this review online!

Charlotte M. Old Bridge, NJ
6 Day Paris Special, April 2016
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We had a wonder trip to Paris! Our air travel went off without a hitch and all of our flights were on time and as expected. Our stay in Paris was wonderful. Our hotel was quite comfortable and modern. We didn't spend much time there but the time we did was nice. The free buffet daily breakfast was very good and saved us a ton of money. Thanks to Gate 1 Travel for your help in making this vacation a wonderful experience.

Kathleen R. Glenside, PA
9 Day Affordable France , March 2016
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Everything was great! Our tour guide was organized and knowledgeable and the tour itself all we ever could have hoped for. All in all, a wonderful experience.

Lois S. Longview, TX
9 Day Affordable France , March 2016
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Thank you. I absolutely loved France, and particularly Paris. I guess I never believed the hype that it was a beautiful and romantic city, and yet I discovered it truly was--and is now my most beloved city in the world! I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to have done this particular package because it was more than just Paris, including Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel and the Loir Valley...all places for which France is famed but not everyone gets out to see. It was a lot to cram into a trip, but in travelling so far, it is best to make the most to experience everything one can in the time there. I studied French in school, picking it as my second language of study because it sounded so elegant to my ear, and my lessons were integrated with anecdotes about French history, culture, and geography in both high school and college. The places we visited thus had a ring of familiarity to me by such association, and it's gratifying that I've now actually seen and experienced them! I understand from our tour guide Ann (who was excellent) that Gate 1 offers a tour package of the south of France and Monaco, and I think I'd be interested in doing that someday, as northern France (particularly Normandy) had pretty nasty weather (c'est la vie, as the French say!). Bring on the sunshine in the Riviera and lavender fields of Provence!

Edward G. San Diego, CA

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