15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France

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Accommodation Details:
May 19, May 26 & Jun 16 departures will be accommodated at Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal in Barcelona.

Oct 13 departure will be accommodated at Tryp Apolo Hotel in Barcelona.

Double rooms at Hotel Artheus Carmelitas consist of 2 twin beds that are arranged directly next to each other.

Triples at the Crowne Plaza Toulouse will be accommodated in one room with 2 double beds.


Entry Requirements:
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 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

  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Salamanca
    • 1 night Porto
    • 2 nights Santiago de Compostela
    • 1 night Oviedo
    • 2 nights San Sebastian
    • 2 nights Toulouse
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • 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 the Prado Museum in Madrid and view an astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • View the Alcazar in Segovia with its soaring turrets, moats and magical towers
  • Visit the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite facade and ornate gilded Arabian Hall in Porto
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the Douro Valley
  • Visit the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations in the world
  • Enjoy a traditional cider pouring demonstration in Oviedo
  • Explore the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry in Bilbao
  • Visit the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastian, called the “Pearl” of northern Spain
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, a major Roman Catholic pilgrimage site
  • Admire the Saint-Sernin Basilica in Toulouse, a major stop on the route of St. James
  • Visit the impressive fortified walled city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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

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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DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital city and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation on the upcoming journey through Spain, Portugal and France
Overnight: Madrid

DAY 3, Monday - Madrid City Tour
This morning begin with a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the world-renowned Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional tour to Toledo, former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Visit St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture
Optional: Half Day Toledo (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Segovia and Avila en Route to Salamanca
Travel across the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to the historic city of Segovia. View the best preserved 1st century AD Roman Aqueduct, symbol of the city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fairy-tale Alcazar with its soaring turrets, moats and magical towers. Marvel at the powerful Gothic Cathedral that took almost 200 years to complete before walking through the Jewish Quarter. Then, to stunning Avila, surrounded by imposing city walls, one of Spain's best preserved bastions with its convent that pays homage to St. Theresa, founder of the Order of the Carmelites. Drive to the lively university town of Salamanca; view the 12th century Old Cathedral, the Salina and Monterrey Palaces and the historic centre of the city. Arrive at Plaza Mayor, considered Spain's most beautiful central plaza, exceptionally memorable when illuminated at dusk. Dinner together tonight in Salamanca
Overnight: Salamanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday – Douro Valley, Delightful Porto
Depart for Portugal on your way to the Douro Valley. Travel the scenic port wine road and visit Quinta do Seixo, one of the biggest estates of Sogrape, producing both Porto & Douro wines. Enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to the delightful Northern city of Porto with a dramatic setting on the banks of the Douro river. Tonight, participate in the optional Douro River Cruise with dinner. Cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under Ponte Luis I Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy a meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant with drinks included
Optional: Douro River Cruise with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Porto
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday – Porto City Tour, Santiago de Compostela
Start your morning with a sightseeing tour of Porto. Take a panoramic drive, and visit the 14th century Gothic Church of Sao Francisco with its gilded baroque columns and the Stock Exchange, renowned for its exquisite neoclassical façade and ornate Arabian Hall. This afternoon leisurely drive to Santiago, the legendary destination for Pilgrims who walked the “Saint James Road” to visit the shrine here
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday – Explore Santiago de Compostela
This morning, take a guided tour of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular pilgrim destinations since the Middle Ages, and where the remains of the Apostle St. James are laid to rest. Visit the city’s world-famous Romanesque cathedral and Praça do Obradoiro, a monumental square surrounded by magnificent buildings in various styles. Balance of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits
Overnight: Santiago de Compostela
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday – Ribadeo en Route to Oviedo
Depart for Oviedo, a treasure trove of Spanish religious architecture. En route stop in the lovely port town of Ribadeo. View the church of Santa Maria do Campo and the ruins of an ancient Franciscan convent. Arrive in Oviedo in the afternoon. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional cider pouring demonstration during your dinner of local delicacies
Overnight: Oviedo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday – Covadonga, Bilbao, Travel to San Sebastian
Depart Oviedo and stop in Cangas de Onis to view the Shrine of our Lady of Covadonga, located in the Picos de Europa mountain range. Continue to culture rich Bilbao to visit the gleaming Guggenheim Museum. Designed by Frank Gehry, the inspirational design utilizes flowing canopies, ship shapes, towers and flying fins. The museum houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Later this afternoon, arrive in San Sebastian for dinner and overnight
Overnight: San Sebastian
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday – Full Day in San Sebastian
Today, a full day at leisure to enjoy this stunning seaside resort, with its charming harbor and beaches. Perhaps, join the optional St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour. Drive along the scenic coastline at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, towards the French border. Arrive at the resort town of St. Jean de Luz, renowned for its vast beaches, famous crescent-shaped bay and the Church of Saint John the Baptist. Continue to glamorous Biarritz, buffered by the Atlantic surf. See the lighthouse and the Hotel du Palais, originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa, refurbished to a stunning luxury hotel. Enjoy some free time exploring this fashionable resort before returning to Spain
Optional: Half Day St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour (AM)
Overnight: San Sebastian
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday – Lourdes, Travel to Toulouse
Your journey continues to Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, that rose to international fame in 1858 when visions of the Virgin Mary were described at the Grotto of Massabielle. The town is now a major site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and of reported miraculous healings. Visit the sacred church, sanctuary and grotto where the apparitions took place and behold the healing water spring from the grotto, believed to possess healing properties. Time to reflect on your own before departing this holy city for Toulouse. Explore the lively Capitole Square with its myriad of shops and restaurants
Overnight: Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday – Toulouse Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will begin with an orientation of this regional capital. Known as the Pink City, on the river Garonne, Toulouse is known latterly for its modern aircraft and space rocket manufacturing. View the Capitole square and City Hall, which is organized around the Henry the fourth courtyard, adorned with the French king’s statue. Visit the Saint-Sernin Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from the 11th to the 14th centuries, and a major stop on the pilgrimage route of St. James. It is one of the largest Romanesque churches in Europe. Afternoon is at leisure for individual pursuits or, join the optional Albi Tour. Travel to the historic city of Albi and visit the ancient center of the city, adorned with brick houses, and the former home of famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. Discover the imposing Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, with its lavish interior and Berbie Palace, now a museum devoted to painter Toulouse-Lautrec
Optional: Half Day Albi Tour (PM)
Overnight: Toulouse
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Thursday – Medieval Carcassonne, Barcelona
The first stop today is at the fairy-tale medieval town of Carcassonne. Your guided walking tour takes you around Europe's best restored ancient fortified city with its over fifty towers and turrets, still standing today. Stroll along the cobbled streets to the St. Nazaire Basilica, adorned with magnificent stained glass and intricate carvings. Browse the shops selling medieval wares, and perhaps taste some of the local peasant stews at a café in the fortified town. Later, continue towards the Mediterranean Sea and back into Spain and the city of Barcelona
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Friday - Barcelona City Tour
This morning’s tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic drive of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympics and at its center is the impressive Olympic Stadium. The sleek Olympic Tower was built as the main communications tower for the games. Tonight, share wonderful memories with your Tour Manager and newfound friends at the Farewell Dinner in this fascinating city
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Saturday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Toledo Tour

Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado."

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $65.00
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Douro River Cruise with Dinner

Join a cruise along the colorful river valley, viewing the city from a new perspective. Pass by the numerous port wine cellars and under the magnificent bridges crossing the valley. Continue for a meal of local specialties in a typical restaurant with drinks included.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 $65.00
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Half Day St. Jean de Luz & Biarritz Tour

Drive along the scenic coastline at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, towards the French border. Arrive first at the resort town of St. Jean de Luz, renowned for its vast beaches, but also steeped in history as a fishing port. See the harbor, market hall and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, site of the marriage between Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain, Maria Teresa. Continue to glamorous Biarritz, buffered by the Atlantic surf. See the lighthouse and the Hotel du Palais, originally built for the Empress Eugénie around 1855 as a summer villa, which still attracts nobility and the international elite. Enjoy some free time exploring this fashionable resort before returning to Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #10 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $40.00
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Half Day Albi Tour

Travel to the historic city of Albi, whose ancient and authentic center resembles a Tuscan city, situated on a headland on the banks of the Tarn river. Enjoy a visit to the Vieil Albi, the ancient center of the city, adorned with brick houses, and the former home of famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec. The Episcopal City of Albi is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you will discover the imposing Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, a monument which juxtaposes its defensive external architecture with its lavish internal decoration. Continue with a visit to the Berbie Palace, now a museum devoted to painter Toulouse Lautrec.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #12 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $55.00
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10 Day Classic Portugal, June 2018
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The trip was amazing and above all my expectations! The hotels were all great, the food was fantastic, and the sites we visited were all wonderful. I also liked that we had free time to do our own thing. Overall, the tour was very organized, which I really enjoyed. I also wanted to take the time to recognize Andre, our tour director. He was a walking encyclopedia/history book. He was so knowledgeable about everything. He was also extremely professional and very friendly. He truly made the entire experience more meaningful and unforgettable.

Julia C. Ladera Ranch, CA
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, May 2018
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Our Gate 1 trip was excellent with a fantastic group of people. Our tour manager, Amaiya, grew up is Spain and she was well-versed in the culture, history and sites. She is also a wonderful person. We would travel with her anytime.

Steven H. Roseville, CA
15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, May 2018
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Our trip went very well and we were impressed with our first experience of using Gate 1. We had a great group of people to travel with and our Tour Director Roberta and Driver Miguel contributed much to the success of our holiday. Thanks for your interest and the assistance you gave us to start with.

David F. Victoria, AU
16 Day Iberia, April 2018
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Gate 1 is continuing to excel! We have (again) enjoyed a wonderful tour with you. Fantastic itinerary, lovely hotels, the best and most knowledgeable Tour Manager (Jose) and a very capable driver (Florentino). Every day brought new and amazing experiences and it just kept getting better! ... Spain and Portugal are beautiful countries with a wealth of history, incredible sights, lovely people and great food. Thank you again, Gate 1 Travel.

Diane B. New South Wales, AU.
21 Day Portugal & Spain, May 2018
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We had a great time overall but especially enjoyed the Portugal part. Our tour guides Americo and Catia were very helpful and enjoyable to be with.

Christopher N. Queensland, AU.
16 Day Iberia, May 2018
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Our trip was great! Spain and Portugal were beautiful, much more than I expected, and truly two of the cleanest countries I've ever seen and we travel a lot. I can't say enough about our tour guide, Roberto. He was excellent! ... He would always give us suggestions on things to see and do and eat ... Overall, it was a wonderful trip and Gate 1 did not disappoint in any aspect.

Celeste B. Austin, TX
11 Day Crown of Spain, May 2018
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TOTALLY TOTALLY AWESOME! GATE 1 WAS SOO GREAT!! From the start at booking to the final farewell dinner! ... If there was anyway to add more praise , it would certainly fall to our Guide LORI! ... Driver was cautious and courtesy and very helpful as well. GATE 1 is certainly NUMBER ONE!! Looking forward to more adventures with Gate 1

Armando A. Corona, CA
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, May 2018
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It’s one of the best trips that we had with Gate 1 both fun and entertaining but also educational. We learned so much on history culture people and food of Portugal and Spain. Our guide Jose was wonderful and so were local guides.

Alan L. Southlake, TX
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, May 2018
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Great trip from beginning to end! Beautiful scenery and interesting historical sites along with informative and entertaining guides made for an enjoyable experience. Great hotels and service. Ugo made it look easy driving the bus through some of the narrower streets. What can we say Jose is a traveler's dream - as Tour Director he looked after everything. Everything done with class! Would definitely book with Gate 1 again!

Fred Y. Dartmouth, N.S. Canada
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2018
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We very much enjoyed the trip to Spain. The tour was very well organized. In a relatively short time we have seen many historic sites and and had a wonderful culinary experience with local food and wines. Special thanks to our tour manager Roberto who was with us during this wonderful trip and who took a good care on every member of the group.

Alexander J. Columbia, MO
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2018
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Our trip was amazing. Our tour guide Roberto was the best. He was very knowledgeable and anything we needed he was very helpful. I would recommend this tour guide to anyone. The restaurants were outstanding and all of the hotels were great. We are going to plan an Italy vacation in September of 2019 and will definitely be using Gate 1

Linda G. Philadelphia, PA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain, April 2018
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We had a great trip enjoying the many cities in our tour. Spain was beautiful and learned so much history. Palaces, churches and museums were amazing. Our tour guide Carmen Martin was the best!!

Carolyn M. Goshen, CA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain, April 2018
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My trip was very nice and what made it so nice is our tour director, Lisa. She has great people skills, and very knowledgeable about Spain's history, geography, regional food and habits. She made our trip very enjoyable

Pavlina Z. Toronto, ON, CA
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2018
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It was wonderful! The trip was well paced and the historical sites we saw were educational and enlightening as well. Peter, our tour manager was excellent! Always making sure that our group was well taken care of whether we were out sightseeing or checking in at the hotels. The hotels were also nice and the dinners we had were delicious!...I am very satisfied and will book another vacation with your company again.

Maria Y. Hillsborough, CA
9 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2018
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Overall we are happy with the trip, Alex the guide in Portugal and Spain is great and helpful, driver is excellent, Trip in Croatia and Slovenia is perfect , all hotels are in good locations, Marina our guide is great as well as driver.We had a nice trip, thank you Gate 1.

Charles P. League City, TX
8 Day Affordable Spain, March 2018
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Our Affordable Spain trip was excellent with beautiful sites, weather, and an amazing tour guide with Jose. We could not have asked for a better travel experience.

Rosemarie M. Lisle, IL
10 Day Affordable Spain, March 2018
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It was fabulous!! Our 21st anniversary was great, we love Spain, so much so, I am referring some people to you guys!! Thank you so much Gate 1 travel, for making it affordable and fun, without you, it would be more difficult to travel.

Mara P. Beaumont, CA
8 Day Affordable Spain, March 2018
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The trip was great. It was everything I expected and more. Gate1 travel has done it again. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. Spain was great, words can't explain. The tapas, bocadilla de calamari, tortilla de espana.and the paella. The places, the plaza mayor Prado eas just the top of things to see. I think one could spend a month in Madrid and still not see everything. I could write pages, if I go on. Just like the trip to Israel, it was amazing. Can't wait to book my next trip with you. I will never travel any other way.

Thomas C. Port St Lucie, FL
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2018
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Thank you Ryan! it was really great!!! WE enjoyed it thoroughly. Lisa is definitely the best tour guide we ever had with GATE 1 and this was our 7th trip with Gate 1. The trip schedule was well done as well. Our driver Augustos, was also really really good. WE will definitely book another trip soon.

Shirlene S. Big Spring, TX
10 Day Off Season Spain Escape, March 2018
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Spain was excellent now looking forward to next trip to Peru with Gate1 in June.

Gary S. Mortdale Heights, NSW, AU
11 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2018
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Our trip went very well and we both thoroughly enjoyed it, Caitlin! Our Gate 1 Tour Manager Lisa was wonderful, as was our bus driver, the places we stayed and all of the excursions we opted to join in on. Bravo once again to Gate 1!

Dave A. Aurora, CO
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2018
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We had a fabulous trip to Portugal and Spain. This is the first time we booked the tour with Gate 1 Travel and we have already told several friends how great this escorted tour turned out. Pedro, our tour manager was awesome, very attentive and pleasant throughout the trip and made the tour much more enjoyable for us. Gate 1 customer service calls were helpful and informative. Thank you Gate 1 Travel. We expect to book many more trips with you in the future.

Chii L. San Francisco, CA
8 Day Affordable Spain, March 2018
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It was an absolutely wonderful trip, despite having less-than-pleasant weather. Our guide, Peter, did an excellent job and provided information, guidance and that extra bit in every city. The local guides were very knowledgeable and made sure that we hit each important aspect of the city. We'll be returning to Gate 1 in June and in other future trips!

Susan S. Mechanicsburg, PA
11 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2018
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We had a great trip..only had 20 really nice people...we have a bunch of new friends from across the country....it was go go go as like most trips because of schedule with local guides ...but you can skip the waiting lines.. our guide tour Rui and all the local guides were very knowledgeable..all the hotels were very comfortable and breakfasts and dinner restaurants had really wonderful food....we went on the extra tours and they were great too..we did have some rain and it was a little cold this time of the year...but no crowds. Which is a big plus....we have to been to many places on our travels and sometimes the crowds and lines can be annoying....so we suggest you go early or late season to avoid the crowds...but dress accordingly.....happy wandering

Randal T. Agoura Hills, CA
10 Day Off Season Spain Escape, March 2018
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We are very happy we booked our trip to Spain. We now feel we have a better understanding of Spanish culture, especially from an historical perspective. Our tour director was fantastic, along with several of the local guides. In addition, we were especially pleased with the many services provided by Gate 1.

Kenneth J. Ely, IA
10 Day Affordable Spain, February 2018
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Fabulous! Carmen, our Tour Manager, is a gem! Spain has so much history, great food, warm people.

Brenda P. Kelowna, BC, CA
9 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, February 2018
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We absolutely LOVED our Gate 1 tour of Portugal and Spain! This was my second trip using Gate 1, and my fiancé's first. The quality of lodging, the wonderful tour manager (Alex Paiva) and all the local tour guides made for a memorable trip. I've already recommended Gate 1 to a friend.

John B. Portland, OR
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, December 2017
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Great! Alex (tour manager) was fantastic. We feel so lucky to go on our first ever tour and get the best tour manager. We cannot brag enough about our Gate1 experience.

Lynne C. Phoenix, AZ
10 Day Affordable Spain, December 2017
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Our trip was amazing!!! Josep Tio, our tour manager was absolutely fantastic!!!! This was perhaps our best vacation ever!!! We are so happy we chose Gate 1 Travel and selected Spain as our destination. We saw so many beautiful places as well as learned about Spain's history and culture. I am sure every one of us will remember this vacation for a very long time. In the meantime, we can reminisce about eating olives and Manchego Cheese in Puerto Lapice and having churros dipped in hot chocolate in Barcelona.

Ron S. Agoura Hills, CA
15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, September 2017
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This is our third trip with Gate 1. Just when we think our tour could not be better we are presently surprised. The tour director Carmen was amazing, bus driver Oscar outstanding, accommodations, trip itinerary, destinations, all first rate. Gate 1 is the tour group of our choice. Never disappoints and always exceeds expectations.

Richard S. Neenah, WI
11 Day Crown of Spain , September 2017
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As a first time Gate 1 traveler I am extremely satisfied with the entire trip. There were 49 wonderful people in our group. I was the only solo traveler but had no trouble fitting in immediately. Our guide, Daniel, was simply the best guide ever! He called us Family and treated us as such. The local tour guides were terrific. Truthfully, I’ve never had a better art museum tour than the one at the Prada. I can’t remember his name but he was so passionate about explaining the art work. He did the same at the castle. Our group was exceptionally cooperative and considerate of each other - never a late person! We set up an e mail list that I volunteered to type up and we’ve already shared pic. I’ve already recommended Gate 1 to my friends.

Arlene E. Philadelphia, PA
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, August 2017
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We had a wonderful trip and are so glad we decided to go to Spain. Our guide Elio was fantastic. Our group of people was wonderful and we've made a few friends.

Carolyn S. Cedar Knolls, NJ
11 Day Crown of Spain , August 2017
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My experience was fabulous. Elio was an amazing tour manager that answered all my questions and made my experience that much better.

Rosa R. Glendale, NY
11 Day Crown of Spain , August 2017
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My recent trip to Spain through Gate 1 was phenomenal! I would highly recommend (and already have) Gate 1 Travel to others. Victor, our tour manager, was excellent. He was patient and helpful, and he really went above and beyond to make sure our experiences in Spain were authentic and ran smoothly. The accommodations were great, and the bus was very comfortable. All of our local guides were very knowledgeable and polite. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again in the future.

Jane W. Sheboygan, WI
11 Day Crown of Spain , August 2017
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Our trip was amazing, and our tour manager was phenomenal! Victor went above and beyond in making our trip go smoothly, and all our local guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Hala U. Westbury, NY
11 Day Crown of Spain , July 2017
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My niece and I had a great experience travelling across Spain. We were able to take in the beauty, architecture and culture. Lots of pictures and memories created. The group was very diverse and the ranges in age made it even more interesting. New relationships were forged and hopefully maintained into the future.

Tanyia R. Pembroke, BM
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , July 2017
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We all had a marvelous time. Gate 1 has surpassed all of our expectations. It was a wonderful tour, beautiful in so many ways, and, our guide, Andres, was beyond amazing as well. He made this trip wonderful. I thank you all again for another wonderful Gate 1 experience.

Marian A. Tampa, FL
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , July 2017
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I truly loved the trip. Andres, our guide, made the tour enjoyable all along. We also had a very patient and skilled driver. Gate 1 chose knowledgeable and experienced guides for the various excursions. Accommodations were superb.

Marie B. Silver Spring, MD
14 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, July 2017
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Vera and her driver, Francisco, were fantastic!! She is unbelievably good at her job. So positive and happy. Always smiling. Has a n informative answer to any question thrown at her and is extremely knowledgeable regardless. She really made the trip special. We had a great group as well that added to the fun. Thank you for your part in the process as well. The traveling from Boston to Madrid and back again was practically flawless.

Matteo G. Lynnfield, MA
11 Day Crown of Spain , July 2017
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My trip was excellent, well planned tours, excellent hotels, good food and friendly/ knowledgeable guide. I plan to use Gate 1 travel again.

Emma V. Arlington, VA
11 Day Crown of Spain , July 2017
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It was wonderful. Everything was well planned. Our Tour Director Judith was very helpful, considerate and friendly. She kept every one of us in her sight and thought during the entire tour. Hotels were fantastic. Keep it up.

Ashraf Q. Silver Spring, MD
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, July 2017
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We had a fantastic time! Jesus and Danny were both awesome tour managers. Our local tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels were all very nice and even our driver, Jose, made us feel welcome and comfortable. This was our first international experience and I can't wait to book our next trip!

Ashley J. Sacramento, CA
16 Day Iberia, June 2017
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The trip was AMAZING!! Our guide Piotr made all the difference, and the local guides were very knowledgeable as well. It will be difficult to match such a wonderful experience in future tours. The food, the hotels, our group, everything was perfect. Thank you for your support in everything.

Michael V. Eastampton, NJ
10 Day Classic Portugal , June 2017
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Super great! I had no knowledge of Portugal before I left. What a great introduction to this country! The tour director was fantastic! As usual, I'm a very satisfied customer.

L W. Media, PA
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , June 2017
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Our trip was fantastic. Met lots of nice people and our tour guide, Andres, went above and beyond the call of duty. Portugal and Spain are both beautiful places to visit I would recommend them to everyone.

Patricia P. Manitoba, Canada
11 Day Crown of Spain , June 2017
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It was great! Our tour guide Ivan was fantastic! His love and knowledge of the history of his country were evident in his enthusiasm. All of the local tour guides were great as well. Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Leslie C. Santa Fe, TX
11 Day Crown of Spain , June 2017
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It was amazing! Why didn't anyone tell us years ago how awesome Spain is? What an incredible country! We had a great time! Gained a couple of pounds from the paella (yum!); made new friends (going out with them tonight); and saw one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Our tour manager was wonderful, our guides were interesting and knowledgeable, and we had a good balance of together time and free time.

Maria P. Houston, TX
10 Day Classic Portugal , May 2017
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Our trip was great! Gate 1 provided first class service! Our tour guide Odete was organized, accommodating and extended the finest Portuguese hospitality. Our driver, Helder, was courteous and provided comfort and safety while we were on the bus. We enjoyed the people, the food, the sights and every excursion we included on our trip. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!

Francis S. Dallas, PA
10 Day Classic Portugal , May 2017
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My trip to Portugal was excellent. Everything went smoothly from the flights, the weather and everything included in this tour. Our tour guide Odete was excellent. She was kind, friendly and so informative. She also has a great sense of humor....had us laughing every day. I also must give credit to Helder our driver, he also was very kind and friendly. He was a competent driver and made sure we were all safe. As always, I was completely satisfied with another Gate 1 tour. Thank you Gate 1 once again!

Lucy B. Freeport, NY
15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, May 2017
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The trip was great! I've done several Gate 1 escorted tours, and loved (almost) every Tour Manager, but Lisa was stellar! She really went above and beyond her duties. Every evening that we arrived at a new town, she was eager to take the group on a walking orientation tour that wasn't on our itinerary but was greatly appreciated. She is a jewel. I'm already looking forward to my next Gate 1 tour, even though it's not until November. :)

Patricia H. Olney, MD

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