9 Day Crown of Ireland



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9 Day Crown of Ireland
Europa Hotel Belfast Belfast
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Everglades Hotel Derry
Inishowen Gateway Hotel County Donegal
Castlecourt Hotel Resort County Mayo
The Spencer Hotel Dublin

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three 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. Some hotels in Westport, Belfast and Derry are built in the traditional local style and have no air conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Belfast, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Belfast
    • 1 night Derry
    • 2 nights Westport
    • 2 nights Dublin
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 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
  • Drive via spectacular scenery to picture-perfect Donegal Castle built in the 15th century
  • On Achilll Island, view remains of a 5000 year old human settlement and deserted villages
  • Visit the Westport House with more than 300 years of Irish history
  • 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

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three 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. Some hotels in Westport, Belfast and Derry are built in the traditional local style and have no air conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Northern Ireland
Depart for Northern Ireland

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Belfast
Welcome to the "Emerald Isle!" Arrive in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture, European-style cafes and a rich cultural life. Time to relax before an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm on the fascinating journey through Ireland that lies ahead. After, join your fellow travelers at a lovely Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - 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: Saint Patrick's Burial Place
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Giant's Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Derry
Begin the day with a drive via Ballymena in County Antrim that takes you along winding roads to the spectacular Giant's Causeway. It's the only UNESCO World Heritage 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, the oldest working distillery in Ireland with a chance to taste the different Irish whiskeys. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby before a driving along a scenic route, to view stately mountains, valleys and the jagged coastline where many scenes were filmed for the "Game of Thrones" series. Afterward, continue to the charming city of Derry (also known as Londonderry) with its rich history and glimpses of Northern Ireland's past and present. During your evening walking tour of the artistic cultural hub, view 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. Continue to 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. Dinner together is at the hotel
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Donegal Castle, Westport House
Drive through the rugged verdant green countryside to Donegal with its spectacular landscapes and perfect Irish atmosphere. Visit Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by an O’Donnell chieftain. The picture-perfect royal castle, is considered one of Ireland's finest Gaelic castles. Continue to Westport House; discover the lush gardens of the Westport House Estate, and admire the magnificent views overlooking Clew Bay. Visit the historic mansion and later enjoy tea and scones, while listening to the fascinating tales about the people who once lived in the 300 year old house.
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Friday - Clew Bay, Achill Island
Wondrous views abound as you circle the shores of Clew Bay. View steeply sloped mountains plunging into the ocean after 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, travel to the back to Westport, one of Ireland’s most popular vacation spots, known for its wide choice of outdoor activities, and celebrating the best of Irish music. 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 7, Saturday - Connemara National Park, Picturesque Galway, Dublin
Begin the day with a drive along the 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. View 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 8, 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, and the Dublin Zoo. Continue to view St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, before travelling 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. This afternoon, explore Dublin on your own and perhaps walk along the famous pedestrian Grafton Street, or visit the cultural Temple Bar area. Later, it’s time to get ready for a fabulous Farewell Dinner and lively traditional entertainment
*For Oct 18, sightseeing may vary due to local events
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday - Depart Ireland
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.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #3 02 Jan 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 $35.00
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8 Day Essential Ireland, December 2019
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My trip was wonderful. I really enjoyed the structure of the trip and what was included. I typically book my own itineraries so I appreciated the amount of free time. I did not want to drive in Ireland but wanted to cover a lot of ground so this trip was the best of both worlds. Patrick was a perfect guide. I enjoyed his stories and facts as we drove along. He was very accommodating for the group and really made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. I certainly learned a lot from him. Eddie was a fantastic driver. I don't know how he got that bus around the curves of the Ring of Kerry! Very impressive. He was also so sweet and goofy. My travel buddy and I agree that he made our trip! I can't say enough things about Patrick and Eddie.

Francesca C. Woodbury, NJ
8 Day Essential Ireland, December 2019
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The trip to Ireland was excellent. The hotels were very comfortable, the food was very good and the service was excellent. Ireland is a beautiful country and would definitely go again. The tour guide, Patrick, and driver, Eddie were superb. Gate 1 tours are the best and will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Margaret A. Levittown, PA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, December 2019
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Our trip was great. The places visited were well thought out, the guided tours were great. The guides - especially Shila in Edinburgh - were great, as was our tour manager, Adam. Good overview and introduction of the places visited with a great sense of humor. Our driver, Allen was excellent, not only a good driver, but very enthusiastic towards the passengers. The hotels were nice, and well located. Thank you for the great experience.

Nora S. Budapest, HU
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, September 2019
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Outstanding…Our tour guide Alacoque was truly outstanding. She brought the places we visited to life with her stories about growing up in Ireland and her amazing knowledge of the history of Ireland. We highly recommend Gate 1 and look forward to traveling again as soon as possible!!

William R. Santee, CA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, September 2019
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Michelle and I, along with our friend, Roel, had a great two week Scotland and Ireland trip, our fifth tour with Gate 1! We cannot say enough good things about the Tour Manager, Paul, who is not only a great Tour Manager, but is also one heck of a stand up comedian. For all of those long drives between sites and cities, he regaled us with humorous, poignant and instructive stories and dialogue! His supporting cast of drivers, esp. Robbie, and local guides were equally excellent. Other than a heavy rain in Glasgow and on the Ring of Kerry, we had pretty good weather, so we were good with it all. And now for some Scottish talk: "Arrghh, lads n lassies, we better start planning our next wee trip, eh? Aye!"

Walter S. Lakewood Ranch, FL
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, September 2019
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The trip was everything I hoped it would be and then 50% more than that. Christina was our tour guide. We loved all the information she gave us not only of the history of what we were seeing, but also of how the United Kingdom people of today live. My hands down favorite thing was when we had tea, scones. clotted cream and homemade jelly at the Beatix Potter farm. Looking at a place from the outside is one thing, being invited in is soo much more. Again, Christina made this trip extraordinary and so much fun. Also our bus driver, Dave, was a magician with the bus. He got us into and out of places that were so tight. He was always watching out for our safety as was Christina. That was our first trip with Gate 1, it will not be the last.

Joan S. Saint Paul, MN
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, September 2019
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My trip, to London, Scotland & Ireland, was very educational and one of the most fascinating yet. A lot was packed into this trip ,however, the sites we visited such as the walled city in Derry, the historic Titantic in Belfast, and Shakespeare's home, as well as the York Minister provided me with great memories. Of importance also were the people on this tour--our tour director, Paul, the bus driver Dan and the thirty-one other passengers each contributed to a wonderful experience. Lillie and I had loads of fun and look forward to our next adventure with Gate 1.

Iris A. Forest Park, GA
10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Out trip was great. Edwina, our guide, was fabulous. She was very knowledgeable about Ireland. She covered every topic imaginable. We stopped at many unexpected places. So glad we took the tour through Gate 1 as we wouldn’t want to navigate the narrow roads of Ireland. The tour was very well-planned with a good mixture of bus, tour, and free time. Thanks for your help in booking. You will hear from us again.

Jennifer B. West Hartford, CT
10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Our trip to Ireland was AMAZING and it was all thanks to Lenny (TJ the drive was incredibly good too)!! He was awesome, we couldn't have asked for a better tour manager. He went above and beyond for everyone. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, We always felt comfortable talking to him and asking questions. I really appreciated the fact that we left early to beat the crowds, and then had the evenings to explore the town we were in! Everything was very well thought out and planned perfectly. I don't know how I can go on another trip without Lenny! We were so spoiled having him, I don't think any other tour manager could compare. We had an great experience though, we will definitely book through Gate 1 again! It's the way to go when visiting a city for the first time! You definitely hit all the major spots and must sees!! Thanks for such an amazing trip and experience!

Chayce B. Cranberry Township, PA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, August 2019
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Our trip was excellent. Ian, our guide, was excellent and Kevin, our driver, could not be beat as far as safety and courtesy. Whenever we were disembarking the coach one of them was always at the door to assist whoever needed help. If there was a question they did not know the answer to they found it out quickly and got the answer to you. They work very well as a team. This was our first guided tour. The itinerary made sure we saw a lot and learned a lot.

Patrick F. Anaheim, CA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, August 2019
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Oh my goodness, where do I begin! This trip was absolutely wonderful. I don’t think there are enough adjectives in the world to describe just how amazing it was. The sights we saw were fabulous. We were so very well taken care of which leads me to our tour guide, Christina! Christina was fabulous. She went above and beyond to make sure all of us were well taken care of. She was a wealth of knowledge, I learned so much from her. She has such a wonderful personality. She was always smiling, happy, upbeat, energetic. An absolutely amazing person. I hope to have her as a future tour guide when I book another trip with Gate 1 because this experience was so amazing I can guarantee you I will be booking with you in the future. I cannot end without giving a huge kudos to Dave our bus driver. Oh my gosh that man is an amazing skilled driver! Those roads were tight and I never once was afraid because Dave knew what he was doing. The other people on our tour were fabulous too. We all had so much fun and in talking with some of them who have traveled a lot they said this was one of the best and how Christina was one of the most amazing guides they have had. The sites were gorgeous the hotels were amazing, everything was perfect. Thanks Gate 1 for an amazing trip. My daughter and I made wonderful memories and met some amazing people who I know we will always keep in touch with. I look forward to scheduling a future trip with your company!

Kris and Bailey F. Collinsville, IL
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2019
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Our trip was simply - wonderful! England is a beautiful and diverse country. The excitement and wonder of London with its history and majesty, the diversity of its people and the wonder of its new and modern growth was truly a thrill to explore. But the countryside was the highlight of the trip. Beautiful rolling hills with amazing historical farmhouses and cottages in pastoral scenes with sheep and cattle made you feel as if you were in an 19th century English novel. It was just delightful to travel through this amazing country.

William M. Gallatin, TN
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2019
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Our trip was wonderful. Our guide, Doug, couldn’t be any better. His knowledge of the history of Ireland and his wit kept us well informed and entertained. His attention to detail, kindness, and care of all of his guests was exemplary. Our driver, Kaspers, was phenomenal. He had full control of the vehicle at all times and assisted us in every way possible. It couldn’t have been a better experience and I’m sure everyone felt the same.

Linda B. Belford, NJ
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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It was absolutely wonderful start to finish. It was great because of David particularly. He was so knowledgeable about everything from the history and stories about areas. He told jokes to make us laugh and played music pertaining to where we were. Our driver Daniel was great too. He always had a hello and greeted us with a smile. The choice of hotels was excellent .... They stopped every two hours so we could stretch out legs mostly at an attraction which broke the monotony of the bus. Will definitely use Gate 1 if we ever do another trip like that.

Barbara N. Virginia Beach, VA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and plan to use Gate 1 again in the future. We were particularly impressed with our tour group manager, Patrick. He went out of his way to include small events that highlighted the culture of both Scotland and Ireland. He made sure that we were comfortable and having fun. His commentary was informative with just the right combination of humor to keep us interested. We were likewise impressed by our driver Brian who was calm in some very tight spots. His careful driving ensured that we arrived safely and on time at all of our destinations. Thank you Gate 1 for a wonderful experience.

Karen G. Huntington, WV
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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We really loved our vacation. Our tour guide Elaine made it wonderful. She was courteous and very eager to share information about history and culture of sights visited. She was keen to ensure we all experience local food and culture. She also arranged visit to farmhouse of personal friend for tea and scones. That experience was memorable. Everything was good about the trip. Thanks to Gate 1 for arranging knowledgeable guide and selecting comfortable hotels.

Vivek P. Fremont, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2019
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I really enjoyed our 12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland Tour. Special thanks to tour manager Paul and driver Malcolm for knowing those special locations and local events that added extra touches to our experience.

Vicki F. Southport, NC
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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Very pleased with our trip to England & Scotland. David, our tour director, was informative, funny & professional. He had a lot of little surprises for our group as we progressed on our trip, so it was never dull but giving us our space as well. We actually lucked out because, Allan, our bus driver, was a skilled & safe driver allowing us to relax as we rode from one destination to another..

Alicia R. Livermore, CA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
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Our trip was fantastic. I just completed the automated survey but wanted to add a bit more. The trip exceeded my expectations. Everything was well done. We had a wonderful guide. This was our 8th trip with Gate 1 and I hope we will be able to tour with you again!

Kerry E. Winston-Salem, NC
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, May 2019
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The trip was wonderful in every way. Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly, welcoming people. The hotels were great, food was great, and Martina, the tour guide, was outstanding. She is such a knowledgeable guide. Her background of Irish history is fantastic and she continually gave interesting details of the history we were seeing. She is a very organized person who displayed remarkable leadership skills for our group. I have been on several European trips and she is absolutely the best tour guide I have ever had. I cannot say enough great things about her. Simply incredible trip!

Elizabeth H. Madisonville, TX
10 Day Classic Scotland, April 2019
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It was wonderful. We had such a good time. Scotland is beautiful and the weather was a pleasure, very little rain. Our guide, Lorna, was wonderful. She was a wealth of information and made this trip so much more interesting. How she remembers all the names and dates is truly a gift. I can't say enough about her, all good things. We really enjoyed ourselves. We had a great group of people on our trip, so much fun.

Nancy and Philip H. Glendale, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
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The trip was a trip of a lifetime. Everything from our phenomenal tour guide, Patrick & our bus driver, Kevin to the friendly group of fellow travelers, the detailed itinerary and the friendly people of Scotland & Ireland made it all perfect!!! Have been sharing my trip with so many others that hopefully will consider Gate 1 for their travel needs.

Sue S. East Amherst, NY
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
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It was awesome, as Gate 1 trips always are. Our tour guide, Patrick, was just the best. He tended to every detail and went the extra mile for every step of the way. He’s the most organized tour manager we’ve ever had, and that’s saying something, since we have had the best guides with Gate 1. I have to give kudos to the bus driver, Kevin who was so kind, so sweet, and always had a smile and offered a hand every time we exited the bus. The itinerary was great, so glad we chose the trip to Ireland that included Scotland and it’s highlands. A real bonus to the travel experience. Gate 1 is our choice for travel, as this is about our 9th Gate 1 trip, and we are pretty experienced travelers since we’ve been to 40 countries, and many of them with Gate 1. A big thank you goes to Gate 1, and especially the phone reservationists who help us plan great trips and tend to the details from the beginnings. Because of how Gate 1 does their reservations, ... and have been pleased with every Gate 1 tour because of the initial phase of booking the trip and the reservation people, who go the extra mile to make things correct. I like the fact that I can call Gate 1 when there is a concern, and it’s always worked out. So thank you to the great staff at Gate 1 who help your customers when they call in. The trip was great, and looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip in September to Eastern Danube River Cruise. I sing the praises of Gate 1 to family and friends all the time.

Dorothy A. Phoenix, AZ
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, April 2019
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Traveling to Ireland was a great learning experience and definitely would recommend friends & family to take the trip to Ireland from Gate 1. The Tour Manager was awesome, she was knowledgeable & professional all the way from the get go ... Gate 1 truly provides great customer care !!!

Evelyn T. Staten Island, NY
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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I had a fabulous time. Cristina our tour guide was just perfect. Informed, pleasant, funny. I don’t think I could have had a better trip. Loved England/ Scotland and would go back again. I look forward to my next Gate 1 trip.

Karen D. Broomfield, CO
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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We had a great time. Our guide Christina was amazing!!!! She deserves a raise. We loved going to the farmhouse in the lake district. Jill was so friendly and the scones were delicious. Another great trip from Gate 1.

Kathryn D. Heber City, UT
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2019
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We had a fantastic trip to Ireland. This was the first trip to Europe for my children (11,12) and we couldn’t have had a better first experience. From our arrival in Ireland with the help to navigate the St. Patrick’s Day parade, to the shuttle back to the airport at 5:30 AM a week later was great. Edwina, our guide and TJ the driver were both fantastic. Edwina made the trip interesting and fun and taught a history lesson on the way that even my kids found interesting and not over done. The accommodations were nice and always in the best areas for pubs and shopping. Edwina’s recommendations for food and entertainment were always on target and made the experience even better. This was our second travel experience with Gate 1 and it certainly won’t be the last. Thank you for such a wonderful Spring Break trip to Ireland for my family.

Daniel M. St. Louis, MO
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
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The trip was excellent. Our tour manager John is fantastic. He should have an award for the most caring and detail oriented guide ever. Alan, our tour bus driver, he got us through the narrow pathways and without a doubt, he is the best driver I ever seen. Good job, I will definitely come back to Gate 1 for my future trip.

Jen L. Oakland Gardens, NY
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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The trip was outstanding. Organization was perfect and our tour director, Marie was fabulous. She helped us to make a side trip to the home of my ancestor, a great grandfather who was born in Kilcummin, just a few miles from Killarney. We were extremely happy with everything and will recommend Gate 1 to anyone searching for a tour company.

Richard F. MT Pleasant, MI
9 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! Our tour guide, Martina, was incredible. She was professional, articulate, funny, and so knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loves her country and has a passion for sharing its beauty and history with all of us. We felt secure and safe throughout our trip. Our bus driver, Fergal was amazing. He maneuvered that bus like it was a little car. We don't know how he did it. The entire process with Gate 1 was so comfortable, from booking to getting back on the plane. The trip was such a joy because Gate 1 attended to every detail. We will book another tour very soon! We've told several friends and family about it and they will be contacting Gate 1 also.

Colleen V. Fort Myers, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, October 2018
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I loved it!!!! Everything was so well planned, all I had to do was show up. Our tour guide and driver were first class. Ann, the tour guide, was so personable and knowledgeable. I not only got to see the beautiful country of Ireland, I learned so much of the history. Thanks Gate 1!

Bernadette B. Folcroft, PA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
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The trip was terrific. Our tour guide for the week, Elaine was excellent ... She kept us on point, on time and entertained, always with a smile and funny antidotes. Our bus driver David was also excellent, keeping us safe and on time. Each local guide was terrific. This was our 5th tour with Gate 1 and I am sure there will be others. Thanks for a wonderful trip!

Nobila, Z. North Haledon, NJ
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, October 2018
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This was our first Gate 1 tour, must say that we had a wonderful trip. Our driver, Tommy is an excellent, skilled and professional. Jaime was knowledgeable, organized and extremely helpful. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 vacation.

Gloria M. Holbrook, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
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Our trip was fabulous! Our tour managers were informative, interesting and so much fun. They were helpful in every way! A special thank you to delightful Liz and Paul. We met many wonderful people who we hated saying goodbye to and hope we met again. The special tour guides were amazingly well informed and personable. Their passion and love for their cities was contagious. The trip was well planned and every place we toured was interesting and special. The additional extra tours and dinners were little jewels, not to be missed. We will definitely use Gate 1 to plan our next vacation and have recommended it to our friends. Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories.

Esther S. Goldendale, WA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2018
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This was our first tour and we carefully selected Gate 1 Travel to be our guide. The entire trip - Kaleidoscope of Ireland, was better than I could have anticipated. Our Tour Manager, Cecilia B. was versed in Ireland's history, myths, legends, facts, current events, local sites & pubs ... She provided our Tour group with Text book information in the most educational & enjoyable way. Our bus driver, Hugo, ... Hugo provided a safe tour, and always watched out for every one... This tour was a great value for our money including Hotel accommodations, meals, castle attraction & event entry fees, etc. THANK YOU GATE 1 for the best tour ever!

Kathryn K. Las Vegas, NV
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2018
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Scotland and Ireland trip was more than we expected! We were told by locals that the weather we experienced was the best that they have had in the past five years! We never had to use umbrellas or ponchos. Accommodations were outstanding, food was interesting and surprisingly good, specials were fun and interesting, sights and excursions were interesting, fun, and educational. So many memorable moments. The "Queen" was even at Holyrood Palace while we were in Edinburgh ... Lots of wonderful memories between the beginning of our trip and the close of our trip in Dublin - where we had the opportunity to view the books of Kells of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John ... It was the most congenial group of people I have ever traveled with on any of my trips! Many of us will stay in touch with each other. Our tour guide, Patrick, and our bus driver, Jim, were outstanding...friendly, knowledgeable, funny, caring, lovable. Davis and I will miss them!

Pamela W. Snellville, GA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, June 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Our main guide, Jim McIntyre, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The individual city guides were also great and really enhanced our understanding of the histories of their city. The hotels were very nice, well located, and the food they served was very good. We were very happy with our Gate 1 experience and we are looking forward to our next one.

Mike R. Springfield, IL
9 Day Classic Ireland, June 2018
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It was a wonderful Ireland trip with a very knowledgable tour guide. Patrick and John did a great job bringing us to places in Ireland which have great historical significance to this country. The two Irish shows were fantastic and very entertaining and at the same time showed how the Irish struggled to come to its status now as a beautiful country. It was a trip worth remembering and keeping in my heart and memory.

Liberata O. Greenbelt, MD
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, June 2018
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We had a wonderful trip in Ireland. Doug was the greatest tour guide anyone could ever have. He was so knowledgeable and witty too. Beautiful country and the people were lovely. Gate 1 was a great choice for us. You kept us informed and connected from the beginning until the end.

Mary P. Sellersburg, IN
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
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We could'nt have asked for a better vacation. Our trip was so wonderful. We enjoyed Scotland and throughly loved Ireland. Our tour guide Francis Carroll, was so informative, educational and such a delight to be with. He made our trip so pleasurable. Our bus driver Brian was a joy too. He skillfully skirted around tight squeezes without a hiccup. Our excursions was great and so were the local tour guides especially Ronin. He gave us a lot of insight of the local area, and made .you want to hear more. A great tutor! We will certainly choose Gate 1 travel again. You made our "go to" list of agencies to use. You will be hearing from us soon.

Matthew S. Palm City, FL
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
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It was wonderful and packed with charming surprises like Scotch tastings, tea with clotted cream and scones, and morning Irish coffees! It was informative, interesting, and full of an excellent variety of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, and fun! Both of our tour managers were great and we came home with lots of “Christina-isms” and “Cecilia-isms”. And both tour managers took good care of us including box breakfasts on the two days we had to be at the airport early. We also appreciated recommendations on pubs and restaurants such as the Dirty Duck in Bath or the Bracin in Waterford! We plan on traveling again with Gate 1 Travel.

Patricia M. Kingman, AZ
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, May 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Gate 1 trip to the Northern Highlands of Scotland: great itinerary, interesting sightseeing, top-notch tour director (Lorna Johnson), excellent driver (Malcom), good local guides, companionable group of fellow travelers and each day was carefully planned.

Richard C. Hopkins, MN
9 Day Classic Ireland , May 2018
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Trip was outstanding! The tour guide, Linda was fantastic! She took good care of us and gave us an extremely good history of Ireland. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

William C. Murrells Inlet, SC
10 Day Classic Ireland, May 2018
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My trip to Ireland was life changing, and I wish I were still there! Gate 1 Travel made the trip affordable, worthwhile, and worth recommending and using again.

Sally W. Lehi, UT
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
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Had a very nice time and saw a lot! The group of people on the trip were all so friendly and fun ~ it made traveling together great. Our guide was also very helpful. My favorites: The Titanic Museum in Belfast: York: and the sheep farm in Westport. Dublin was too crowded for my taste ~ the viewing of the Book of Kells was almost impossible due to the large crowds.

Elaine T. Seville, OH
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
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We had an amazing trip of England, Scotland and Ireland. The tour was everything I thought it would be and more ... Francis Carroll was an excellent tour guide. Very informative, personable and helpful man, along with our driver Tommy. I would travel with them again as guide and driver combination.

Denise W. New South Wales, AU
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
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We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect. Our tour guide Philip was excellent and the day guides as well. The whisper boxes are an awesome way to communicate. I did not have to keep up fully to hear what was being said. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our destinations especially Edinburgh. All of our overnight commendations were fine and the meals were wonderful. I'm sure we'll be doing other trips with Gate 1 in the future.

Carl V. Reading, PA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
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The trip was wonderful. We had a great time. Our tour guide, David Reid could not have done a better job. He made our journey very enjoyable. When things went a bit awry, such as a bus breakdown, he kept us all in good humor and did his best to make sure we didn’t miss any of the activities that had been planned. Our bus driver, David, was a true professional. The various local guides did a great job too. Overall, the trip was everything we hoped it would be and more

Barbara L. Longmeadow, MA
10 Day Classic Ireland, April 2018
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Our trip was great. Kudos to our guide, Linda, for a meaningful journey with lots of information about the Irish and Ireland. The bus, hotels, meals and entertainment were top notch. This was one of our best trips ever! We look forward to going on another Gate 1 trip in the future

John M. Huntsville, AL
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
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It was great. We can’t say enough good things about our tour guide, David Seagrave and our driver, Tommy Doyle. Both were excellent. The stops and photo opportunities chosen for the trip were outstanding. It was a trip of a life time.

Terry C. Woodward, OK


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