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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Belfast, Dublin-New York
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights in First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Belfast
    • 2 nights Derry
    • 2 nights Westport
    • 2 nights Dublin
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • In Belfast, visit the Titanic Museum constructed in the dockyard where the ship was built
  • Visit spectacular Giant's Causeway with its hexagonal basalt columns that stretch into the sea
  • Enjoy Irish whiskey tastings at the Old Bushmills Distillery the oldest working distillery in Ireland
  • View the preserved medieval city walls in Derry encircling the city with its four original gates
  • Visit Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum recreating life in the 18th - 19th centuries
  • Drive via spectacular scenery to picture-perfect Donegal Castle built in the 15th century
  • Tour of the famed Belleek Pottery Factory; watch craftspeople decorate this world-famous china
  • On Achilll Island, view remains of a 5000 year old human settlement and deserted villages
  • A train tour with magical views takes you through the lush gardens at Westport House
  • Drive through impressive Connemara National Park to Galway, once a seafaring town
  • A walking tour in the bohemian city of Galway reveals brightly painted pubs, cafes and galleries
  • Highlights in Dublin include Phoenix Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the Book of Kells

Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.


DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Belfast
Welcome to the "Emerald Isle!" Arrive in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture, glittering waterfront lined with European-style cafes and a rich cultural life. Time to relax before a briefing with your Tour Manager on the fascinating journey through Ireland that lies ahead. Tonight, join your fellow travellers at a lovely Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Explore Belfast, Titanic Museum
Today's exploration of Belfast starts at the towering dome of the Edwardian City Hall, followed by the university district. Stop in a neighborhood where buildings are still scarred from "The Troubles" which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Visit the gleaming Titanic Belfast Museum constructed in the actual dockyard where the doomed ship was built; its multimedia presentation follows the history of Belfast and the creation of the world's most famous ocean liner. Exhibits include a high-tech ride through a recreation of the city's shipyards. View details of the Titanic's construction, replicas of the passenger accommodations and old film footage of the actual ship. The rest of the day is yours to discover Belfast on your own, or, join the optional tour to Downpatrick's Down Cathedral where St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint is buried
Optional: Downpatrick’s Down Cathedral
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Coastal Ballycastle, Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Derry
A drive via Ballymena in County Antrim takes you along winding roads to the harbor town and holiday resort of Ballycastle. Here, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Driving north along this scenic route, view stately mountains, valleys and the jagged coastline where many scenes were filmed for the "Game of Thrones" series. After a visit to the Causeway Discovery Centre, arrive at the spectacular Giant's Causeway, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site site in Northern Ireland, where unusual hexagonal columns formed by 60 million years of volcanic activity stretch into the sea. Marvel at this natural phenomenon! Afterward, tour the Old Bushmills Distillery in a small village on the banks of the river, the oldest working distillery in Ireland. A chance to taste the different Irish whiskeys before continuing to the pretty city of Derry (also known as Londonderry) with its rich history and glimpses of Northern Island's past and present. Dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Walking Tour in Derry, Ulster American Folk Park
Morning walking tour of the artistic cultural hub of Derry includes St. Columb's Cathedral, the oldest surviving building in Derry dating back to 1633 and the neo-Gothic Guildhall with its beautiful stained glass windows. View the well-preserved medieval city walls with its four original gates that completely encircle the old city center, protecting Derry throughout centuries from foreign invaders. Then, on to Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum dedicated to people who left their homes in the 18th and 19th centuries for a new life across the Atlantic. Stroll through the recreated houses, a blacksmith's forge, a thatched cottage, a schoolhouse and more. Meet costumed guides and artisans who explain the art of spinning, weaving and candle making. Leisure time at the museum with lunch on your own before returning to Derry for dinner together
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Donegal Castle, Belleek Pottery Factory, Westport
Drive through the rugged verdant green countryside to Donegal with its soaring sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, spectacular landscapes and perfect Irish atmosphere. Visit Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by an O’Donnell chieftain, the picture-perfect royal castle. Next, a tour of the famed Belleek Pottery Factory founded in the 19th century. Watch expert craftspeople shape and decorate this world-famous china, followed by a visit to the Belleek Museum with exhibits of original pieces dating back to 1857. Continue to Westport, one of Ireland’s most popular vacation spots, known for its wide choice of outdoor activities, spas and international nightlife
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Clew Bay, Achill Island, Westport House
Wondrous views abound as you circle the shores of Clew Bay. View steeply sloped mountains plunging into the ocean before crossing the bridge to Achill Island, home to beautiful beaches and some of Europe's highest cliffs. Here view remains of a human settlement dating back over 5000 years and the poignant deserted village at Slievemore. After a stop for lunch, hop on board for a train tour to stately Westport House; discover the lush gardens of the Westport House Estate, Westport Quay and the historic town of Westport. Enjoy magical views, and hear fascinating tales about the people who once lived here. Tonight is at leisure to wander through this lovely town on your own, and dine independently at one of the fine restaurants
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8, Saturday - Connemara National Park, Picturesque Galway, Dublin
Begin the day with a drive through impressive Connemara National Park with its soaring mountains, lush grasslands and woodlands as far as the eye can see. Arrive in Galway, once a seafaring town, nestled on the shores of Galway Bay, one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Walk the picturesque winding streets in the downtown area to Eyre Square and to the trendy Latin Quarter. At Lynch's Castle, view 14th-century stonework that includes ghoulish gargoyles on the way to imposing Galway Cathedral on the banks of the River Corrib. See brightly painted pubs, cafes, and galleries in this lively bohemian city before departing for Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Evening is at leisure in Dublin, with its fine restaurants, non-stop nightlife and friendly pubs on every corner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday -Phoenix Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Book of Kells
In Dublin, immortalized by James Joyce, the day begins with a drive through Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed park in Europe, home to the President's official residence, the Dublin Zoo and Ratra House, the boyhood home of Winston Churchill. Continue to St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, before walking along O’Connell Street; admire the handsome buildings that line the city’s main thoroughfare. Next, at Trinity College, view the 8th century Book of Kells, a superb example of early Irish manuscript illumination on display in the Old Library. Later, it’s time to get ready for a fabulous Farewell Dinner and lively traditional entertainment
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Depart Ireland
Morning transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Saint Patrick's Burial Place

Today, you have the opportunity to discover Downpatrick and find out more about the Patron Saint of Ireland, who is said to be buried there, at Down Cathedral.This half day tour includes the entrance to St. Patrick's Centre, situated below the saint's reputed resting site, home to the only permanent exhibition in the world about St. Patrick. As you go through the modern and interactive exhibits, the main focus is on the saint's life, but you will also learn about other Irish missionaries, as well as art and geology of that period.

Day #3 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $35.00
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9 Day Affordable Ireland, November 2017
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It was FABULOUS!! I can't say enough about how much fun we had and how great Patrick (our tour guide was) we will definitely be booking another trip.

Kelli H. Palm Bay, FL
8 Day London Vacation , August 2017
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8 day unescorted London, England, was just fantastic. London is city that so easy to move around in and plenty of things to keep us busy. I will definitely be looking for more unescorted trips.

Penny S. Falls Church, VA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2017
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We had a wonderful time! Our director, Ann, was fantastic. She has a head full of informative and fun information about every where we stopped as well as entertaining facts as we were in the bus. Her service was top notch! Our hotels were all very nice and more upscale than I imagined. We will be booking again with Gate 1.

Linda W. Columbus, OH
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2017
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Very good. Saw many beautiful sites and met a lot of nice people. Very pleased with Gate 1 and would consider them again for future trips.

Timothy F. San Rafael, CA
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! Lorna, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC; she is knowledgeable and clearly shared with us her love of Scotland and it's history. This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and we look forward to many more.

Michele D. Minneapolis, MN
10 Day Classic Scotland, June 2017
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I enjoyed the trip very much. The scenery was beautiful and the historical buildings were very interesting. And, Michael was an excellent guide. He's articulate, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

Christopher M. Bryn Mawr, PA
10 Day Classic Scotland, May 2017
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Like all Gate 1 trips, the 10 day Classic Tour of Scotland was wonderful. We saw so much of the country and had free time to interact with the Scottish people in restaurants, pubs, on public buses, etc. We enjoyed the rich history and historic places like Culloden that really opens one's eyes and heart. The scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide Michael offered us so much information and provided us with Scottish treats and beautiful ballads on the bus trips. He was calm, caring and made us laugh. Kenny our bus driver was also kind and a great driver on those narrow roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Diana C. Bristol, VA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2017
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The England/Scotland trip was amazing! My entire family had an absolutely incredible time on the trip! And we all appreciated how well the entire tour was managed, from airport transfers to comfortable hotels located within walking distance of city highlights and great tour guides who provided excellent recommendations on things to do and eat. There was also a good balance of leisure time in London and Edinburgh to explore on our own, during which time we went to afternoon tea, spent some more time at Buckingham Palace, and checked out the Sherlock Holmes museum. Thank you so much for your help coordinating our family trip from different cities - it was a really special adventure together thanks to Gate 1!

Jennifer Y. Boston, MA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. This is the first time we've used Gate 1, but it won't be the last. Our guide, Patrick was amazing. He made it seem like he wasn't even working, yet managed to keep everything running very smoothly. He did it all with professionalism and courtesy. Our driver, Brian was not only a great driver, but a hard worker who managed our luggage with ease. The seat assignments on the bus worked out very well. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but it was actually very efficient.

Margaret A. West Islip, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2017
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We had a magnificent trip. The weather was great - no rain for two weeks in England and Scotland. We had two fabulous guides, Ann in England and Phil in Scotland. Both were super people who went out of their way to make our trip a success. They filled our days with knowledge and humorous stories that we will carry with us. Our drivers were also great. This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one.

Melissa D. Murfreesboro, TN
6 Day London with Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), April 2017
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The trip was fantastic. It was the best ever. The hotel and staff were wonderful. Our tour director Christine was great would recommend her to anyone who is interested in this trip. Everything went off without a hitch. Tour guides were the best. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time in England. Thank you for all that you did to make our time a wonderful experience.

Martha G. Haymarket, VA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2017
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It was excellent - fascinating tours, comfortable hotels and a good choice of itineraries. We were very satisfied.

Ruth H. Middletown, CT
6 Day London Special , March 2017
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It was a wonderful trip, thanks! We had a decent hotel in a good area that was close to the tube, and we explored the city in so many ways! The day trip to Windsor was beautiful, and the tour guide, Kevin, was FABULOUS! London is a wonderful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. With Gate 1 doing all the "heavy work" of hotels and tickets, it was even more enjoyable. THANK YOU! Looking forward to traveling again with you!

Lucinda W. Indiana, PA
6 Day London Special , February 2017
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All went well. Hotel was fine and the transportation to and from the airport was very good. I would also like to comment on a trip we took with you in January to India. That was absolutely fantastic. The tour director, Sandeep, did an amazing job. We shall definitely use Gate 1 again

Valerie F. Orland, ME
6 Day London Value Vacation , February 2017
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We had a wonderful time! I will definitely use Gate 1 travel for our next trip! Everything went as planned.

Cindy E. Nyack, NY
6 Day London Special , January 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! We really enjoyed the UK, the hotel and one day trip we took out to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. We honestly tell everyone we know about Gate 1 Travel as we've always had wonderful experiences traveling with you all. Thank you again and I'm sure we'll be booking another trip soon!!

Kaitlyn B. Washington, DC
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, January 2017
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This was our third trip booked through Gate 1 and it was very enjoyable! All the many details came together seamlessly, the accommodations were more than satisfactory, and the hotel staff very friendly. We're planning to travel again soon using Gate 1, hopefully organizing a larger family trip by taking advantage of your efficient agency experience and most affordable services.

Leonard G. Philadelphia, PA
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, December 2016
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Trip was fantastic, all of the logistics was great, places are amazing. I definitely travel again with Gate 1.

Tatsiana B. Somerville, MA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, October 2016
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It was fantastic. I was well taken care of. Our guide knew his country well. Very informative.

Kenneth R. Battle Ground, WA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, October 2016
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The England & Scotland trip was very pleasant, the weather was good, the scenery is beautiful, and the tour guid is excellent, overall is a very wonderful experience, thanks to Gate 1 Travel. Definitely I will recommend Gate 1 to my friend .

Esther C. Mira Loma, CA
8 Day London & Paris , October 2016
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We had a wonderful time! We saw so many awesome sights and tried a lot of great food. My favorite activity was the Louvre.

Kevin C. Dayton, OH
8 Day London & Paris , October 2016
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The trip was more than amazing. My family and I had soooo much fun it is hard to put into words. We truly enjoyed everything the Gate 1 package included. The Airport to Hotel transfers were the best and made it easy for us to travel. We signed up for a tour while in London to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath that truly made it memorable. Paris was all that we expected and more. My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary at the Eiffel Tower :) Thank you for your support in setting up this wonderful trip. I will be sure to use Gate 1 Travel again and again and again.

Devon S. Cincinnati, OH
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2016
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We had a wonderful time. The trip was well planned and the hotels were very good. Ann was first rate -she was extremely organized, funny, and very attentive. And she knew her history. Les is a skillful driver and delivered us to our destinations without mishap.

Michael H. Saint Louis, MO
10 Day Classic Scotland, October 2016
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Our trip was AWESOME!!! Our tour guide Lauren was the best, full of interesting information all day long on the bus. There wasn't a single glitch, from flights to transfers to hotels. It helped that our fellow travelers were a congenial group too. The hotels were fine, lack of wi-fi in some rooms was a pain, but they all had wi-fi in the public areas. I think the tour and optional tours hit all the places we wanted to see. We wouldn't change a thing about the trip...thanks for a memorable vacation!!! We will definitely be on another Gate 1 trip...

Allyn C. Manlius, NY
10 Day Classic Scotland, October 2016
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It was awesome. We had a great group and an EXCELLENT tour guide in Lorna. She was the best. Very knowledgeable and professional. As a native to the area she gave us valuable information that helped us get the most of our time in Scotland. The bus was comfortable and Willy our driver was the best. The hotels were clean and comfortable. We had a great trip

Larry D. Oakland, CA
10 Day Southern England & Wales, September 2016
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Wonderful. We went with you guys after a good experience in Italy last year and we we were not let down. Accommodations were again good. And the guide knew the areas and was personable and interesting. I also thank you for letting me call you personally to help us with flights and arranging an extra day!

Larry B. Indianapolis, IN
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2016
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Another really great trip from Gate 1! This was the third time we have used Gate 1 for travel and we are super pleased with the value/organization/people involved-coordinators, drivers, tour guides. Thanks so much!

Scott P. Goleta, CA
15 Day Ireland, England & Scotland, July 2016
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Our trip was incredible! Evelyn, our tour manager in Ireland and Michael, our tour guide in Great Britain and Scotland did an excellent job. They both made sure we were comfortable, safe, and informed of all of the rich history of the cities we visited. The two of them are very knowledgable and shared all the information in a friendly and charming way. The accommodations and the pace of the trip were excellent. Our driver Les in Great Britain and Scotland made our trip safe and relaxed. He was always very helpful and had a great sense of humor. This is our 4th Gate 1 trip and each trip keeps getting better because of the dedicated people that work for your company.

Estella R. Helotes, TX
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, June 2016
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Scotland and Ireland were amazing. I tried Haggis as promised and it wasn't bad, although I didn't take seconds when Terri offered. Your advice about the add ons/excursions and currency was helpful. Thanks for answering all of my questions. The tour was top notch and I will travel with Gate 1 again.

Jacqueline P. Boise, ID
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2016
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The trip was fantastic! I want to tell you that Gate 1 is extremely well run - very well organized, and with excellent staff. Our Tour Guide, Paul, was outstanding - kind, informative, funny and all round a terrific person. Our coach driver was also outstanding - a great chauffeur (getting us out of a couple of traffic blockages very skillfully) and he also was very kind - nice guy! The tours were great and we had enough flexibility to adjust our own pacing. In short - A-OK! And even our flights went well and the connections to and from Heathrow were fine. Not a single "hitch!"

Eve V. Foster City, CA
10 Day Classic Scotland, April 2016
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What a wonder trip...the best one that I have done with Gate 1...( and i done a few ) My guide Michael Wheeler...made the trip...I cannot say enough...Cute...smart..witty..a real joy to travel with..we only had 23 travelers and Michael along with Willy the bus driver...nice guy wore Kilts one night.. it rained almost every day...but Michael took very good care of us..his knowledge of Scotland's history and the way he presented it was unbelievable..I could now pass any college course on early Scottish History...LOL Any future trips I do to Great Britain will only be with Michael as my guide...so if let me know. I gave your name out to some first time gate 1 travelers ....told them your the one I use. We took a group picture at our departing dinner I will attempt to attach it.

Saralyn B. Chilcoot, CA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2016
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Simply the best! We were told that this the first time for this combination tour with a different selection of sights. It was led by Eric with a few other local guides.The tour was flawless in every respect. We would highly recommend to our friends.

Ronald D. Georgetown, TX
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2016
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Trip was great! London was crowded then I expected, more then New York. The country side was beautiful and Edinburg was pretty and intimate. The tour guide Ann was meticulous for every single detail and very professional. My wife and I enjoyed every minute of it. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1. We went to Central Europe last year. It was a great experience too. Thank you for doing a good job. Please, keep doing it. Thanks.

Hee K. Chicago, IL
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2016
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It was a great trip in that we were able to see everything promised on the itinerary. There was a visit to a farm in the Lake area, where we were served scones and clotted cream, which was a real treat. Downside was the weather. Pretty much rainy, windy, and cool, the entire trip. Not much anyone can do about that, weather is always an uncontrollable variable. Perhaps the most fortunate aspect of the trip was having Michael Wheeler as our tour guide (along with his faithful companion and bus driver, Les!) Michael has an incredible amount of area knowledge, which he shares in an interesting and understandable way. He has a great sense of humor, and some of his stories and comments were laugh out loud funny. Actually, one of the most entertaining part of the trip were when they had to decide on a quick detour to avoid a long wait at an accident, south of York. The rapport between Michael and Les, was great fun! This type of tour can be challenging to the traveler, in that you have to get packed and moving early each morning, and often the bus arrives at the hotel late in the afternoon, between 5-5:30 PM. Makes for a long day. Michael was at the bus early every morning, and had everything well prepared, including a daily seating chart. He made sure hotel keys/rooms, were ready as soon as we got off the bus each day. He stayed around the hotel lobby each day, for at least an hour after arrival, in case of any problems for anyone. He is really a hard worker, and the nicest guy you could ever find. A real credit to Gate 1.

William Z. Bloomington, IL
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2016
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he trip was great and the places we visited were amazing! I sincerely appreciate our Tour Guide, Ann and our Coach driver, Les. Take care and God bless you!

Carmelita C. Houston, TX
8 Day London, Paris & Rome , March 2016
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Thank you. Our trip was great. Loved all the cities we visited. I was very pleased with all the hotel accommodations choices that was made. Every hotel exceeded my expectations. Location was also a big factor and helped getting around easier. I cannot say enough positive things about how everything ran so smoothly and I didn't have to worry about anything at all. Thank you very much and I will definitely continue to book future vacations through you. Looking forward to other trips together.

Karen M. Langhorne, PA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2016
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My trip to England and Scotland was fabulous. Michael, our tour director was excellent and his bus driver, Les, was charming and kind. We were very blessed with good weather; not one day of rain. Thank you, Gate 1, for a great experience.

Peggy N. Heber City, UT
6 Day London Special, January 2016
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My trip was great! An excellent bargain; I had not been able to find airfare for what this whole trip cost me. I'd never flown Virgin before, and they were impressive. Seats in economy were more comfortable than other airlines, the crew were friendly and helpful, the food delicious and plentiful. The room at the Hilton was basic, but clean and comfortable and had free WiFi. It's close to two tube stations, so getting around is easy. The included breakfast was a buffet with lots to choose from, all of it tasty, and served until 11:00 every day, in case we were a little slow getting out of bed. What would I like to be different? Not to be flying the redeye out of Newark and a hotel more in the city center, but I recognize these things are what allow you to present me with such a fine bargain. We will definitely be traveling with you again. Please keep up the good work!

Gabrielle H. Glen Ellyn, IL
8 Day London, Paris & Rome, December 2015
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Thank you for the welcome home message and inquiry about our trip. The short answer: it was AMAZING! Everything Gate 1 promised was exactly as expected or even better! The hotel breakfasts were truly outstanding! This was our first independent trip and you made it really easy with all the information provided in our packet and the staff who answered all our questions when I called Gate 1 prior to traveling. Many thanks for a great experience.

Paulette S. Beverly Hills, MI
8 Day London, Paris & Rome, December 2015
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It was absolutely amazing!!! This was our first trip through Gate 1 and it won't be our last! I was so pleased with everything! It was smooth sailing the entire trip! The hotels were excellent, the transfers were coordinated to the T and the tours in each city were great! I have nothing to complain about because everything was literally perfect!!! I love Europe!!! Thank you for the email!

Janaia R. Kansas City, KS
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, November 2015
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The Trip was fantastic. We Loved Ann and please tell her how much we appreciated her extra efforts. When we visited a place she would give us for example chocolate from Cadberry. or the mint sugar candies from York. When we wanted to find the wall in York, Ann was worried about us getting lost so she walked us over there. All in all a wonderful and very efficient person. She gave us so much history about England as well. We love being able to travel with your company and plan to go next year to Italy. We met new friends and that made the trip very fun as well.

Dwight H. Idaho Falls, ID
8 Day London Vacation, September 2015
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Our trip to London was great! The weather was perfect and our hotel location was ideal. We were a short walk from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, and we enjoyed spending time in each of those excellent museums. We also had easy access to the numerous other attractions in London using the nearby underground station. The Gate 1 Travel package for our independent travel vacation was very good for us, as usual.

Jeffrey L. Ann Arbor, MI
9 Day Classic Ireland, September 2015
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It was absolutely wonderful!  Our Tour Director was such a fun guy...and very helpful.  I've always dreamed of visiting Ireland, and am very glad we chose Gate 1 to get us there.  Everything went very smoothly, our accommodations were all very nice, our bus and the airport transports were top notch, and even the weather cooperated.  Could not have asked for more.

Mary T. Poquoson, VA
9 Day Classic Scotland, August 2015
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It was absolutely spectacular!  It was far more than I expected.  The guide, Lorna, was fantastic, which is critical to a trip's success.  The people on the trip were also great, all of a caliber that helped make the trip pleasant.  And, of course, one can't go wrong in Scotland.  Gate 1 Travel provided a first class trip and I could understand why so many people on the trip had traveled with Gate 1 Travel multiple times.

I can definitely see myself taking more Gate 1 Travel  trips in the future.

Janet G. San Diego, CA
13 Day Classic England & Scotland, August 2015
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Was another great trip - number 15 for me now with Gate 1!  I am British born but there are lots of places in Great Britain that I haven't seen, so appreciated the opportunity to visit Stonehenge, the Cotswolds and the Lake District for the first time and to revisit Bath and Liverpool while in England.  Then to Edinburgh to start the Classic Scotland tour, which for me was inspired by my love for the Starz series "Outlander", as it seemed to be for several other of my fellow travelers!  Was a very nicely paced tour, and in Scotland especially beautiful scenery and lots of castles, which for me is fantastic. You cover so much ground and the itineraries are very well planned.  Excellent optional excursions, my favorite being The Royal Yacht Britannia and Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.  Good quality hotels throughout, the best rooms being at the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, but the best breakfasts being at the Thistle Kensington Gardens in London and The Inverness Hotel on the Scottish part of the tour.  The Alexandra Hotel in Fort William was old fashioned and a throwback to another time, but don't think there is too much choice in this outpost - the included dinner there was extremely good though and the location and scenery wonderful!  We had two different tour managers and drivers with a hand-over on arrival in Edinburgh - Ann with Les driving in England and Lorna with David driving in Scotland. All were truly excellent. Also in England we had a stand in tour manager one day, Michael, and he was great too. This English born lady learned a lot about her home country, so you can't ask for more than that!  Thank you as always for an exceptional vacation!

Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2015
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It was the best ever!  Loved the itinerary and especially enjoyed the tour manager, Michael.  We'd take another tour with him in a heartbeat...very attentive to detail and entertaining.  The only drawback was the early morning arrival time in London without prospect of a room until 7 hours later.  Wouldn't do that again.  Now, that being said, we appreciated your coordinating our trip with my sister.  Worked out great in that respect.  Also, all three of us want to go to Ireland next...maybe in the Fall.  I'm sure you can help us out with that.  I'll be in touch.

Eileen S. Kissimmee, FL
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2015
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It was excellent. One of the most memorable trip I had taken.

The tour leader, Michael was humorous, knowledgeable and attend to all the details to make this trip wonderful. I was impressed with the hotels and food. Great Britain is simply beautiful. Will definitely be coming back to Gate 1 for other trips. Thanks for everything

Seok L. Murfreesboro, TN
6 Day London, Culture & Theatre Tour, May 2015
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We had a wonderful time on our trip.  The hotel was lovely, accommodated the three of us, and was located in a beautiful, safe neighborhood.  We used our theatre vouchers one evening to see the play Wicked.  Our trip to Stonehenge and Bath was very enjoyable.  I can't say enough about Evan Evans tours....the bus was comfortable, had wifi available, and our tour guide Cozette and bus driver Craig made the trip interesting & fun. We took a lovely boat ride on the Thames as part of our hop on hop off ticket.  

As always, I will continue to praise Gate 1 for being a top notch touring company. Our flights into London and departing from France went very smoothly.  Thank you for arranging our departing flight from another city. We are looking forward to our next trip with you to Cuba, Discovery Tours by Gate 1.

Mary M. Hudson, FL
9 Day Classic Scotland, April 2015
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My Scotland trip was great. In spite of the snow and rain which occurred two days, the trip was wonderful.

Edinburgh was a fabulous city, easy to maneuver around whether walking or taking the bus.

I took the bus from the airport, then I walked a few blocks to the hotel. The hotel was situated in a super location...I was able to walk from it to the city centre 10 easy blocks away.

I really like the fact that Gate 1 allows a lot of free time.

I took a bus to the waterfront one day (the Firth of Forth), rode a boat to an old abbey, and had a nice time.

Our excursions to the various castles were quite enjoyable, and although we didn't get to see Nessie, Loch Ness is a beautiful place. Our boat trip on Loch Lomond was informative and special.

The dinner and Scottish performance was not to be missed...a sing-a-long and awesome food made for an unforgettable evening. Again, the meals were unbelievably good. Every hotel's breakfast was enormous and delicious. Our three dinners were outstanding...I gained 3 pounds eating all of the great food in Scotland!

In Inverness, the hotel had an Olympic size pool, sauna, etc. It offered us a relaxing respite from our days of sightseeing. The Highlands were a shock. None of us realized how impressive and huge they were. I felt as though I was still in Canada viewing the Rockies.

The people in Scotland are friendly, warm, and very helpful. I sought directions from every passerby, and everyone was more than willing to assist me.

I visited the National Gallery of Art in Edinburgh. It was free and I enjoyed it immensely. We saw  so much and did so many things that it is hard to say what I liked the best, but certainly my fellow travelers were awesome. Again Gate 1 has a lock on attracting wonderful people to their tours. We had great moments together. Exchanging emails is proof that we plan to remain in touch.

I have just two regrets: 1) this trip should include two more days so that the travelers have 2 days in Glasgow. It was an exciting city, but we had only a few hours in it. Extend this trip to two days/nights in Glasgow.

2) there should be a boat ride on Loch Ness. The boat ride on Loch Lomond was fine. But we all wanted to say that we rode a boat in Nessie's environs.

I highly recommend this trip. Our guide Lorna was pleasant and sweet; the bus driver Tom stayed in character throughout the trip, constantly wearing his kilts.

Jude L. McHenry, IL
6 Day London with Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), April 2015
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I had a wonderful trip to London and Highclere Castle.  Even caught a glimpse of the Earl of Carnarvon.  This was my first trip with Gate 1 and I was pleased with the service, attention and tours.  Our contact person in London was so helpful in directing us to find places nearby to have dinner.

Maxine M. Mullica Hill, NJ

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