15 Day Sicily & Italy



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15 Day Sicily & Italy
Mercure Palermo Centro Palermo
Hotel Dioscuri Bay Palace Agrigento
Sant'Alphio Garden Giardini Naxos, Taormina
Hotel Genova Rome
Grand Hotel Adriatico Florence
Bellini Hotel Venice

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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Land Only Air & Land
May 12  (Sold Out) $3899 $4829*
$3899 $4979*
$3899 $5009*
$3899 $5139*
Sep 15  (Sold Out) $3899 $4849*
Oct 06  (Sold Out) $3799 $4719*

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Catania to Rome.

Accommodation Details:
Some departures are operated with more than one coach. Hotels of similar standard may be substituted.

Some departures may stay at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel in Florence instead of the Grand Hotel Adriatico.

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 comprehensive, fast-paced trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. For every touring day, expect three to four hours walking where you will encounter uneven surfaces, stairs, steps significant slopes, as well as considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Palermo, Venice-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Catania-Rome
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Palermo
    • 1 night Agrigento
    • 3 nights Taormina-Giardini Naxos
    • 3 nights Rome
    • 2 nights Florence
    • 2 nights Venice
  • Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 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 stunning Norman Cathedral in Monreale with its glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics
  • Tour the old city of Palermo with its incredible mix of architectural styles
  • Discover Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, the best preserved outside of Greece
  • Ascend the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna - the most active volcano in the world!
  • Visit the Greek Theatre in Taormina, one of the largest in Sicily
  • Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
  • Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
  • Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
  • See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
  • Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
  • Visit the pink marble Doge's Palace in Venice

Is This Trip Right for You?

This comprehensive, fast-paced trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. For every touring day, expect three to four hours walking where you will encounter uneven surfaces, stairs, steps significant slopes, as well as considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights.

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DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Palermo
Welcome to Sicily! Arrive in Palermo, the energetic capital of Sicily, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest and relax before tonight's briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting tour that awaits you, a Welcome Dinner with the group follows
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Monreale Cathedral, Tour Palermo's Old City
Travel to the hilltop town of Monreale to visit the Norman Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece, with its interior of glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics. Return to Palermo for a tour of the ancient Old City with its incredible mix of architectural styles, including its magnificent Cathedral. In the afternoon, discover Palermo on your own with its bustling street markets, winding alleyways and colorful back streets. Or join the optional tour to the charming seaside town of Cefalu, distinguished by its medieval settings. Here, see the magnificent Piazza del Duomo and the delightful Fisherman's Village nestled on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches. Stroll the picturesque lanes in the historical center before returning to Palermo
Optional: Cefalu Tour (PM)
Overnight: Palermo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Erice, Farm Lunch
Drive the winding roads to mountaintop Erice, a wonderfully preserved medieval town with breathtaking views and a great historical presence. Walk along the cobbled streets lined with superb examples of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Savor the island's landmark windmills and salt mines, before reaching a local farm. Your lunch will feature some of the area's local delicacies, including extra virgin olive oil and wine. Arrive in Agrigento and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, dinner together in Agrigento
Overnight: Agrigento
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Tour Agrigento's Valley of the Temples
Today, discover Agrigento's celebrated Valley of the Temples, the largest and best preserved temple ruins outside of mainland Greece. Tour this magnificent archaeological park that consists of eight Greek temples, built between 430 and 510 B.C., all majestically positioned in the same area on rocky crests south of modern day Agrigento. Indeed, it is an amazing sight to behold! After lunch, travel to the coastal town of Giardini Naxos. Evening is at leisure in this resort town
Overnight: Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Thursday - Etna and Taormina
Begin the day with a visit to the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna, which stands 11,000 feet tall, dominates the scenery, and is the most active volcano in Europe! Ascend the Mount to reach the Silvestri Craters; step carefully on the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries. Learn about Etna's impact on the surrounding area and its unique geology before returning to Taormina. In the afternoon, a panoramic tour of the city that includes the massive Greek Theater, one of the largest in Sicily, from where you can enjoy remarkable panoramas of the city and countryside. The rest of the day is at leisure in the upper town of Taormina to enjoy all of the many delights in this marvelous city. Shop to your heart's content at some of the chicest boutiques in Italy, enjoy an aperitif overlooking the Bay of Naxos, or indulge in some of Italy's most delectable food
Overnight: Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Giardini Naxos
Full day at leisure in Giardini Naxos or, join the not to be missed optional tour to Siracusa. Here you can step back in time to the bygone era of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Visit Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Greek Theatre, the remains of Roman Amphitheater and the "Ear of Dionysius," an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia before returning to Taormina. Dinner tonight at the hotel
Optional: Siracusa Tour (AM)
Overnight: Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Flight to Rome
Transfer to the airport in Catania for your flight to Rome, the astonishing city built on seven hills. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Tour Ancient Rome
The historic tour of ancient Rome begins at the legendary Roman Forum, the central area of the city from which ancient Rome developed. Next, view the triumphal Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s tenth year of leadership over the Eternal City. On to the mighty Colosseum, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire that seated over 50,000, where gladiator contests and public events were attended by the rich, the poor and by the Emperor himself. Discover the delights of Rome this afternoon on your own. Stop at a local café for lunch and just people-watch, or savor a cappuccino, indulge in a delectable gelato or try an authentic Italian pizza
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Vatican Museum and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
Today visit the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. Stroll through one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescoes by Michelangelo. Continue to St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade to view St. Peter's Basilica,* built on the burial site of Saint Peter, with the most famous Michelangelo’s Pieta. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, join the optional walking tour of the Eternal City’s grand piazzas that includes the Spanish Steps, the legendary Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the baroque Piazza Navona. Tonight, dinner in a typical Roman restaurant with wine and music, then enjoy an illuminated tour of the city
*Due to Religious events, the opening times of St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In these cases, you will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.
Optional: Piazzas of Rome (PM)
Overnight: Rome
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Medieval Assisi to Florence
Depart Rome to the small medieval town of Assisi perched high on a hill in the Umbria region, with its Roman ruins, winding medieval streets and sacred shrines. Assisi is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi - patron saint of Italy. Its main attraction is the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco, one of the artistic highlights of medieval Europe which contains the sacred relics of St. Francis and Giotto's astonishing frescoes. The town of Assisi has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant art and architecture. Afterwards, continue to the lively Renaissance city of Florence, with its priceless art and architecture for overnight
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Tour of Florence
Today's tour of Florence begins with a visit to the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed; stand in awe of this glorious work of art. Walk to the Duomo, celebrated for its magnificent dome designed by Brunelleschi, and view the Baptistery's renowned "Gates of Paradise" by Ghiberti. Continue on a walk through the open-air museum at Signoria Square, ending at the splendid Ponte Vecchio. Florence is indeed the center of the world’s finest art and architecture. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in this spectacular Renaissance city, or participate in the optional guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery*. Tonight, a delightful evening that begins with a ride through the Tuscan hills to a lovely restaurant where a sumptuous Tuscan dinner is served along with unlimited wine and entertainment
(Optional Uffizi Gallery Tour PM, US $62): available for purchase only in Italy from your Tour Manager.
Florence and the fine arts are synonymous. This guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery provides insight to the history of the structure and its collections. Originally the private collection of the Medici family, the palazzo was opened to the public in 1765. Your tour highlights include exceptional examples of Florentine painting with the aim to help you better understand the works of the masters, including Giotto, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. Tour participation guarantees immediate entry to the Gallery, with no lengthy waits in oftentimes two-three hour queues.
Important: Please note that the museum has a limited maximum capacity and therefore reserves the right to restrict admission. In this case, we may not be able to offer the tour. Price is based on minimum number of passengers.
Overnight: Florence
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Pisa Sightseeing En Route to Venice
Depart Florence, traveling through the stunning golden landscape of Tuscany, dotted with olive and fig trees, to Pisa where we view the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, one of the most instantly recognizable structures on earth. The monuments on the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli create a unique architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then, visit a traditional Tuscan farm in the countryside for wine tasting coupled with delectable local specialties before continuing to magical Venice for overnight
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Friday - Boat Ride to Murano, Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. While here enjoy a visit to one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Afterward, on to St. Mark's Square where you begin the guided walking tour of this romantic city. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. See the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between the prisons and the inquisition rooms of Doge’s Palace. Then, continue to visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler; its facade is highlighted by a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently, or participate in this afternoon's optional Gondola Ride with music - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

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Cefalu Tour

Cefalù is first mentioned in 396 BC by the Scholar Diodoro Siculo and today the town distinguishes itself by its medieval settings. Starting from Piazza Garibaldi, following Corso Ruggero until reaching the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, where you will experience the splendidly intact atmosphere of this pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beautiful Norman/Byzantine cathedral dates to the 12th century, when King Roger II of Sicily had it built to make Cefalù the center of the Norman power together with Palermo. Of particular charm is the Fisherman Village with its ancient houses facing the sea on one of Sicily's most beautiful sand beaches. Pick-up details to be advised locally.

Day #3 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2018 $59.00
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Siracusa Tour

Step back in time to the glorious days of Greek Sicily, and explore the birthplace of Archimedes. Get a glimpse of Siracusa as it was in ancient times with a visit to the archaeological park, with its Greek theatre, the remains of Roman Amphitheater, and the "Ear of Dionysius," an awe-inspiring artificial limestone cave renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Then, admire its old quarter, also known as Città Vecchia or "Old City" a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the island of Ortygia. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $99.00
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Piazzas of Rome

This half day walking tour takes you to explore the grand piazzas of the Eternal City. Stand in awe in front of the majestic Spanish Steps, the longest and widest decorative steps in Europe, and with your local guide stroll through the most characteristic "piazzas and vias " of Rome. Stop to admire the breathtaking grandeur of the Trevi Fountain and take the opportunity to toss in one, two, or three coins, each of which is supposed to bring a unique kind of good fortune. View the monumental Pantheon, the best preserved of any Roman building and admire the baroque Piazza Navona, which follows the shape of the ancient Roman Diocletian Stadium, with Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Egyptian Obelisk. Pick-up details to be advised locally.

Day #10 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $49.00
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Gondola Ride with Music

One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. There will be one musician on board of one of the gondolas in your fleet).

Pick-up details to be advised locally.

Day #14 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $62.00
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10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, January 2018
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The trip was wonderful. It was better than I anticipated and our tour manager and local guides were the best. I couldn't have been happier with how everything worked out. Lots of good memories!

Paulette S. Wilsall, MT
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, January 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! Everything was fantastic. Gate 1 did a great job organizing everything. We loved the hotels, walking tours, and friends we made. I’ve been recommending Gate 1 to friends and family and will look to travel with you again in the future!!

Amber S. Elizabethtown, KY
6 Day Milan Special, January 2018
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Our trip was AMAZING! We had a great time, and price was mind-blowing. Thank you!

Liz S. Oakton, VA
6 Day Milan Special, January 2018
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Trip was awesome. Was easy to get transportation anywhere I needed to and from hotel. Hotel Staff were absolutely fantastic, kind and very helpful.

Jason J. Hartford, WI
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii , December 2017
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The trip was great. Very beautiful, fun, and informative with rich history and beautiful sights. Our tour guide, Remo, was the greatest, and worked tirelessly to make the trip even more spectacular!

Jason S. Killeen, TX
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , November 2017
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Trip was amazing! Jam packed with tons of pleasant surprises, Italy is so beautiful. I met some great people and made new friends...Gabriela our tour guide was super good as well. I really enjoyed every aspect of the tour.

Sophia S. Bayside, NY
8 Day Enchanting Italy, November 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. Our Italian guide, Myriam Ghedin, was the best! She knows and loves her country, particularly beautiful Venice, and she gave us so much more than directions. She is personable, knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. The local guides that she arranged were so informative and patient. We came together as a group early on, and our farewells were bittersweet. We may have said Arrivederci to Rome and Italy, but our hearts remain with this tour and dear Myriam.

Margaret S. Nottingham, MD
9 Day Classic Sicily, October 2017
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My Sicily trip was awesome! Antonella the guide was amazing. She made giving 41 people a superb tour of Sicily with keeping track of everyone easy!

Karen Leigh I. North Bergen, NJ
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , October 2017
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We had an amazing time. The trip was beyond our expectations. Our tour manager Gabriella Guitierez was extremely knowledgeable . She organized everything seamlessly and was a wealth of information about each of the areas we traveled. The local guides were professional and passionate about their subjects. We will definitely use Gate 1 again and highly recommend it to our friends.

Susan Rose G. Farmingdale, NJ
16 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Como, Venice & Rome, September 2017
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We have traveled using several tour companies and ... were very impressed with Gate 1. We will use Gate 1 again. Particularly noteworthy was our guide in Italy, Vivianne. She is probably the best guide we have seen in our travels. Very professional in handling situations and entertaining as well as informative.

Janet S., Chatham, Ontario
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , September 2017
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Our trip to Italy was fantastic!! Loved every minute. Our tour guide Suzy was excellent and took such good care of everyone. Local guides were very knowledgeable and personable. Best food. Wonderful time.

Mary R. Evergreen Pk, IL
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice , September 2017
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My trip was absolutely wonderful!!! This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me made even better by your fantastic service. Since childhood, I have always wanted to visit Italy. Having studied Italy in college was nothing compared to actually seeing aspects of the entire country. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to be so well taken care of by our wonderful tour manager and guide, Suzy!! Suzy was wonderful and her knowledge and expertise was without a doubt excellent!! She took care of us throughout the entire tour. Her care and concern is to be emulated by all tour managers and she made the tour experience fun!! From beginning to end, Gate 1 Travel made my travel and trip from destination to destination an easy and great experience!! Much kudos to our other tour guide, Simone!! He was truly excellent in his detailed knowledge and history of every place we visited. It was a pleasure being with him. I will definitely use Gate 1 travel again for other tours. Again, thank you so much for a wonderful tour of Italy!!

Reginald M. La Mesa, CA
11 Day Enchanting Italy, August 2017
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The Italy trip was all we had hoped it would be and much, much more. Everything was perfect and we got to see every classic city and famous historic place/monument/museum/ancient ruin, etc. we ever dreamed about. Hotel accommodations were superb and the dinners provided were delicious. We felt so special. Can't say enough positive things about our Tour Manager, Francesca. She was simply wonderful - funny, kind, caring and knowledgeable and most of all patient. Thank You Gate 1 for the trip of a lifetime.

Joan S. Coconut Creek, FL
11 Day Romantic Italy, August 2017
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The trip was as expected.....BEAUTIFUL, SPECTACULAR and WONDERFUL, but most of all MEMORABLE. I will treasure it all the days of my life and will look forward to more adventures with Gate 1. The tour guide was wonderful, informative and most of all caring for his group's welfare and well-being. He can surely be recommended for future guided tours by you and me for my friends and others.

Mariaelena D. San Antonio, TX
9 Day Enchanting Italy, August 2017
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My trip was FANTASTIC!!! I am extremely pleased with my vacation from start to finish and WILL be traveling with Gate 1 in the future. Many thanks to all the staff involved for making my trip a very memorable one... THANK YOU!

Anna G. Plainville, CT
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , August 2017
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Excellent. We had the time of our lives. Vanni our tour guide was fantastic. He told us facts about the country and towns as we were passing through which made the bus rides enjoyable :)

Taryn B.. Hingham, MA
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , August 2017
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Excellent. We had the time of our lives. Vanni our tour guide was fantastic. He told us facts about the country and towns as we were passing through which made the bus rides enjoyable :)

Carolyn M. Hingham, MA
8 Day Enchanting Italy, July 2017
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Every aspect of our trip was to our full satisfaction. Our tour manager Danni was exceptional at making sure everything was running as scheduled and was always available for anyone's questions. I will definitely use your service again.

Adrian C. Fontana, CA
12 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Rome, July 2017
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Our trip was phenomenal. Each one of us was surprised by the way every excursion was well organized and every tour guide's information was easy to understand and their concern for the group not getting too overtired and making sure we always had some sort of shade. The side trips offered to us were a nice surprise which added a great bonus to our visit. Our Tour Manager Mikaela (mama bear) was exceptional. She was always available and helpful. Her seemingly flawless day to day travels with us was incredible. All on the tour were brought together as friends during this wonderful experience. We would certainly take another trip with Gate 1 and we are already telling our friends. Thank you.

Susan K. Litchfield, NH
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi, July 2017
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I don't have words to express my appreciation for the service my daughter Monica and I received from GATE 1. From the AMAZING guidance, service and organizational skills of our unique Tour Guide extraordinaire Patricia, to the professionalism of our driver Marcos; to ALL the great local guides we had during our tour, everyone was just stellar!!!!!! ALL the accommodations and their respective centralized locations were FABULOUS making it so much simpler to maneuver around town, ALL the breakfast spreads and dinners provided were fantastic and our midsize group (32) was just SUPER!!!!! We all 'clicked' and became a little family for 12 days. I can't wait to go on my next GATE 1 experience!!!!! Thank You so much for answering all my pre-tour questions and all your guidance with the train transfer, the timely arrival of our driver and just the overall service of your great company!!!!!! GATE 1 ROCKS!!!! Thank you again.

Marta R. San Jose, CA
11 Day Venice with Tuscany & Amalfi , June 2017
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Our trip was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Marisa was outstanding, as were our drivers and local guides. I'm looking forward to future Gate 1 tours. Thank you so much!!

Carol L. Annapolis, MD
11 Day Southern Italy, Puglia & Campania, June 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. Southern Italy, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast are amazing. We also took the optional tour to visit Otranto and the tip of the heel where the Ionian sea meets the Adriatic sea. The culture, food and wine on this trip were wonderful. People in Southern Italy were generally very nice. Our tour manager Antonella was enthusiastic and affectionate. The local guides were very knowledgeable and nice. We had a wonderful time.

Chi-Ming H. Barrington, RI
13 Day Northern Italy with Tuscany & Amalfi , June 2017
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We had a fabulous time on our 12 Day Tour of Italy! Everything was great - our tour guide, Vanni, was outstanding and bus driver, Claudio, was careful and kept the bus in immaculate condition. The itinerary was wonderful, all the hotels were great and well located and all the optional tours really added to our holiday. We loved the food, wine and beautiful scenery. We enjoyed every day which was full of incredible experiences. Thanks Gate 1 for a truly memorable trip!

Diane B. NSW, Australia
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome , June 2017
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We had a wonderful time. The best part was that we had Mercedes as our tour guide, she was very personable and made everyone feel like family and because of that we will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again. Everyone in my group shared the same feeling. The hotel accommodations, transportation and festivities were excellent from start to finish. The selection of restaurants was amazing, good food & good company. Mercedes always had a little surprise for the whole group after we had visited the attractions. My hats off to Luigi the bus driver for doing an excellent job through out the whole trip. So did I have a good time....ABSOLUTELY!!

Vito C. Staten Island, NY
11 Day Enchanting Italy , June 2017
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My husband and I were very pleased. We loved our trip manager Lyn. In addition, the guides, especially in Florence. The arts, wine and music was much appreciated. We will be happy to recommend Gate 1 to family and friends.

Diana T. Scottsdale, AZ
10 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail , May 2017
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We had an incredible time. The accommodations were excellent. Using the train in between cities was very enjoyable. All vouchers were accepted without question. Your customer service before the trip was also excellent.

Daniel T. Cogan Station, PA
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , May 2017
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Amazing! We are still saying Ciao and Grazzi! You were right - that was the best trip for us - (Enchanted Italy with Amalfi coast) We hope we can go back again someday. The food, the people, the history, the culture...... Just wonderful! Thanks for getting us set up!

Kay S. Elkins Park, PA
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany , May 2017
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The tour was excellent -- lots of beautiful sites, delicious food, and fun memories. The hotel was lovely with a warm staff. Lynn was an excellent guide.

Andrea R. Arlington, VA
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , May 2017
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It was wonderful. Glad I picked Gate1 again. Our tour guide Mhriam was the best. Very efficient, capable and personable. I wanted to take her home with me. Accommodation was great. Good location for hotels. All local guides very knowledgeable.

Barbara R. British Columbia, Canada
11 Day Enchanting Italy , May 2017
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Thank you so much! The trip far exceeded our expectations! Vivi was amazing as our tour monitor. She made our experience fabulous. We've been recommending gate one to all of our friends, and look forward to our next tour with you guys! Thanks for the amazing experience!

Angela D. Alachua, FL
8 Day Enchanting Italy , April 2017
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Fantastic! Tour guides were excellent and everything went off without a hitch! Really great! Will definitely use your service again and recommend your company highly!

Julie N. Bishop, CA
11 Day Southern Italy, Puglia & Campania, April 2017
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This was our 28th trip with Gate 1 and one of the best. A beautiful, little-touristed part of the world with friendly people and delicious food. Great value too. The guide, Viviana, was "Top 3 best" we've had. She helped us connect with the people and culture like few others have done. Brava Vivi, bravo Gate 1.

Richard P. Washington, DC
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan , April 2017
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Our trip was fabulous! The arrangements were superb and every detail as provided by Gate 1 was on point. The car rental agency, hotels and air reservations were wonderful. Couldn't ask for any better service. Thank you! My family looks forward to traveling with you again the future.

Maria F. Miami, FL
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany , April 2017
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We absolutely loved our trip! The tour director Lynne was great and took care of all the details. The accommodation was fine, and we liked that every night was spent in one place so we didn’t need to pack and unpack all week. The pace was good, and so were the guides. Felt we got excellent value especially with all the included meals. Will definitely book again with Gate 1 in the future.

Nicole C. Quebec, Canada
11 Day Classic Italy, April 2017
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The trip was fantastic; we saw a lot of great sights. Our trip leader, Myriam, was the best trip leader we have ever had--and we have taken a lot of trips. Outside of some glitches with the airlines, everything else went well.

Norma S. Ellison Bay, WI
12 Day Enchanting Italy with Amalfi , April 2017
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My trip was wonderful! Our tour guide, Simone, was excellent, the weather was near perfect, and Italy was everything, and more, I've always heard it to be! Very happy with Gate 1!

Stephanie B. Enfield, CT
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan Special , March 2017
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Montecatini was amazing. My mom loved every minute of it! It was 70 degrees everyday. The food was amazing! The hotels were beautiful! The people were very kind and helpful! The rolling hills of Tuscany were breath-taking. We took the train everywhere and it was very easy to get around. We spent a day in Milan in the fashion district and a day in Florence. We check out the Cathedrals and wonderful art work. But we spend most of our time relaxing in Montecatini. Simply beautiful. I can't wait to go back!

Tamara T. Winchester, VA
9 Day Enchanting Italy, March 2017
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It was perfect. Our guide, Lorena, was fabulous and the accommodations were beautiful. Carlo, our driver was also exceptional. All three meals out were great - so much fun with great food and great service staff. I have done 4 of these trips with your company and I always highly recommend you. Lorena, Flavia and Simone are all incredible.

Judith A. Tampa, FL
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento , March 2017
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We had a wonderful time. All of the arrangements were flawless. The tour manager was fabulous. Will definitely consider using Gate 1 on our next tour type trip.

David S. Ft Washington, PA
8 Day Affordable Italy , March 2017
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We had a great time on the Venice, Florence, and Rome tour! Such fun and beauty! Our guide was Francesco. He was great. You could tell he had a great love and enthusiasm for the cities we visited, which was contagious! We very much enjoyed his humor and he was very well organized. We found him to be knowledgeable and very responsive to any of our requests and questions. I could tell he enjoyed his job, but of course he had us as a perfect group too, lol. Our city tour guides were great too. Especially the handsome Marco in Venice, lol. He was very knowledgeable and extremely funny! The trip was very packed, but because of that we felt that we got to see all the important sights. Everything ran smoothly. The tours and dining experiences were delicious and lovely. Especially enjoyed the Opera dinner theater. Such a unique event. And the Gondola ride was amazing. I'll never forget gliding out of a narrow canal into the Grand Canal as the musician, singer, and our group belted out the song Volare!! Love Gate 1!

Douglas F. Bolivia, NC
8 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, March 2017
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My entire family was so amazed the entire time. I give all the prompts to Gate 1. "We just showed up, and everything else was handled with professionalism!" We loved the hotels, the train ride was amazing, the taxi ride, the food, the airplane ride, and more. We will definitely be using Gate 1 again, again, and again.

Yolanda C. Nashville, TN
16 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Como, Venice & Rome, March 2017
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Our trip was fantastic. Michaela made our trip so enjoyable. She is a breath of fresh air. So knowledgeable and professional. We loved the itinerary and pace. I really liked that we also had free time to shop, venture out on our own and have a few meals with smaller groups. Just perfect amount of quiet time. Each hotel was fabulous and the location was perfect in each place. Our guides were educated and fun. The bus and drivers very great, too. I give Gate 1 an A+. Only thing I would add to this itinerary is an optional Pisa, Sorrento and catacombs excursion. This is my 2nd Gate 1 tour. We love this kind of travel. No hassles, no lines, no decisions!!!

Suzanne G. Astoria, OR
11 Day Enchanting Italy , March 2017
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It was totally amazing! I loved everything about it and will definitely travel with Gate 1 again. Ricardo was an excellent tour guide and coordinator. I felt I got very good value for my money spent.

Sharon A. Fairfield, CA
9 Day Affordable Italy , March 2017
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It was amazing and exceeded our expectations! It was our first trip with Gate 1 and we loved every minute of it! Martin was awesome and made us all feel very special and very attentive to even the small details. I am telling everyone what a wonderful company you are! Thank You for such great memories of Italy!

Claire D. Byron Center, MI
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan , March 2017
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Our trip was everything we wanted and more!! The accommodations in Montecatini were wonderful. The people who worked here were awesome. The scenery was fabulous. The hotel in Milan the last night was not so nice. Front desk lady was not very pleasant or helpful. Location to the airport was great. We met many other people who were traveling on Gate 1 travel and who had traveled many times before. They spoke very highly of the trips. We look forward to taking another trip with Gate 1 travel at a later day. My overall experience and recommendation would be AAA+ for this trip through Gate 1 travel.

Herman S. East Windsor, NJ
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan Special , March 2017
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What a GREAT TRIP. Gate 1 Travel was a an absolute pleasure to work with, everything was as promised. This was my husband and my first trip abroad and the information provided by Gate 1 Travel was invaluable. Thanks for providing such a memorable experience; we look forward to using Gate 1 Travel in the future.

Andrea R. Pearl River, NY
8 Day Affordable Italy, March 2017
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Our trip was fabulous! Our trip manager Christopher was outstanding, professional, attentive to our needs, and very personable. The additional excursion guides were wonderful providing interesting facts and anecdotal stories about the great artisans of the Italy. Looking forward to another trip with Gate 1.

Frederick M. Stockton, CA
9 Day Affordable Sicily, March 2017
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It was incredible! Sicily was way more beautiful than any other place I've been. We are hoping to plan another trip soon but this one will be tough to beat!

Diane A. Buffalo, NY
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan , March 2017
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Hi! We loved it so much, a total hassle free vacation. Hotels are accommodating, clean, and in a great location. Flights were smooth and comfortable. We had a great time and are looking forward to our next adventure.

Sarah P. Exeter, PA
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento , February 2017
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My mother and I can't stop talking to all of family and friends about our trip. Italy was INCREDIBLE! Vanni our Tour Guide went WELL beyond our expectations. He should be the only person giving tours there because his knowledge and passion towards his country enhanced our adventures. We have absolutely nothing bad to share about your trip. The itinerary was excellent and I'm so glad we added the extra tours and meals. OMG! The Tuscany Winery Dinner was AWESOME! All of our Hotels were fabulous and the Hotel Staff were all very welcoming and helpful when we had questions. I was super surprised that Wifi was on the Bus and at our Hotels. After everyday of adventures, I posted the photos on Facebook and shared what we did. My cousins in Ohio were extremely motivated after seeing what we did and they called my mother and I to get more information on Gate 1 Travel. So....expect some more folks to join the Italy experience via Gate 1. Again...Thank you for everyone who put this tour together. I will continue to promote your website as much as a I can!

Michael P. Orange, CA


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