15 Day Sicily & Italy

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

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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 Northern Italy with Venice & Tuscany , May 2018
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We had a wonderful trip. I would like to compliment our guide... She also bought “treats” for us at several locations, ending with a notepad from Florence. She made the trip special. We have been on several tours with other companies, and Gate1 certainly met our expectations. The included dinner at the vineyard was beyond what any other company included in the package.

Jane J. Rye, NY
14 Day Romantic Italy with Amalfi , May 2018
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Our trip was amazing. The itinerary was perfect and our tour director was wonderful. Martin is very knowledgeable, engaging, personable and so very organized. The accommodations were comfortable and ideally located to maximize our ability to explore independently. The local guides were also knowledgeable and passionate about their respective cities. It was an excellent experience. We’re looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Eric W. Piscataway, NJ
10 Day Northern Italy with Venice & Tuscany, May 2018
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Dorsey, The trip was as fabulous or maybe even MORE fabulous than the first trip to Italy that I took with Gate1 in 2014, if that’s even possible. Vanni was an outstanding guide. One of the highlights of the trip was running into my former tour guide, Mercedes, in St. Mark’s Square in Venice. I traveled alone knowing that I’d be in good hands with Gate1. You certainly went above and beyond to see to my comfort when sending a driver to and from my entry and exit airports, and the group of people I traveled with were hilariously fun! I will definitely choose Gate 1 for all my travel adventures.

Jan B. Truckee, CA
9 Day Tastes of Tuscany, May 2018
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The trip was wonderful! Everything went according to plan without hitch. Loved our tour guide, Carolyn. Would definitely recommend this trip to others.

Bernice N. Worcester, MA
11 Day Enchanting Italy, May 2018
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I just can't say enough about the great time Gate 1 provided on my trip! The flight,hotels,food,and touring was 1st class. Our tour guide Gabriella took care of my every need. Thank you for such a beautiful vacation!

Lisa E. Reading, MA
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome, May 2018
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The trip was amazing. It was the perfect vacation. All the stars aligned to provide the perfect weather, extremely knowledgeable guides, delicious food, fun and educational optional tours and a great cast of traveling companions within our travel group. Trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend this trip as a great overview of the country Italy...I will definitely use Gate1 for further travels.

Sue S. East Amherst, NY
11 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2018
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Margaret and I had a truly wonderful time. Totally satisfied. Made new friends and enjoyed our trip very much, an experience of a lifetime. Myranne, our main guide, was fabulous and the tour guides at each site were very well informed and made the trip worth while. Hotels, locations and food were great. We were lucky to have perfect weather, late April seemed to be a great time to go. Have told others to use Gate 1.

Tom T. Geneseo, NY
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice, April 2018
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The trip was wonderful. Full of good experiences and so many things to see. Our guide was terrific and his concern for our well being and satisfaction was very comforting! I would strongly encourage all my friends to consider this trip in the future.

Martha A. New Whiteland, IN
9 Day Classic Sicily, April 2018
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It was a fantastic trip. We enjoyed the Sicily visit very much. Trip was made special with our tour guide Flavia Condorelli. She made sure we were out on time to allow our bus to be the first tour at all the sites, very knowledgeable on the history of Sicily. Also need to add that the accommodations and lunches/dinners provided were outstanding. The Sicilian food was one of my highlights of the trip.

Herb F. Benicia, CA
11 Day Enchanting Italy, April 2018
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My wife and I can not think of one thing Gate 1 could have done better . We never expected to see so much. Our days were just filled with new wonderful sights. Our tour guide Myrian was the best. She was so organized ,funny and knowledgeable I can't say enough about her so thank you Gate 1 for a trip we will never forget.

Michael K. Old Forge, PA
9 Day Enchanting Italy: Venice, Florence & Rome, April 2018
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Our trip was very enjoyable. We had a wonderful tour manager: Francesca Mafolina. She's very caring, loving, funny and helpful. She made our trip so easy, comfortable and stress-free. We will definitely tour with Gate 1 again.

Hsiu-chin W. Lawrenceville, NJ
Cinque Terre, Parma, Bologna & Lakes, April 2018
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We had a WONDERFUL trip...We were very pleased with the chance to sample local cuisine and wine. We enjoyed the smaller villages and feeling more immersed in the Italian culture. The weather was perfect, seeing the Alps every day was a real treat. Riccardo's choices of where to eat, to sample wines of the region, or try a local food specialty, was very much appreciated. We will continue to explore Gate 1 small group experiences if it continues to follow this model.

Glen B. Eugene, OR
16 Day Tuscany & Amalfi with Como, Venice & Rome, April 2018
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We had a great trip & a fabulous time on our 16-day tour of Italy with Gate 1 Travel. It exceeded our expectations! Our tour manager, Fabio Rapisardi, was professional, friendly, caring & concerned that everyone was pleased & enjoying their experience. He was the straw that stirred the drink on this tour and has set a high bar for the tour managers on future trips we will be taking with Gate 1 Travel. We thought we got a very good value for what we paid but Fabio with his personal touch, management skills, recommendations for our free time and again his care & concern that everyone was pleased & enjoying the trip made it, by far, the best group tour vacation we ever experienced! Based on the quality of the airline, hotels, meals, local tours, bus transport, transfers, plus other services provided & of course Fabio's management of the trip/tour we feel we can recommend Gate 1 Travel to our family and friends without any reservations. Thank you for a wonderful trip & great memories!

Rich A. Dallastown, PA
10 Day Northern Italy with Venice & Tuscany, April 2018
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Absolutely wonderful. Ana was great as a tour manager and the guides obviously knew about their cities. Great group to travel with, all on time and friendly. Looking forward to another trip, already booked to Spain in the fall.

Ann B. Milton, NH
8 Day Essential Italy, April 2018
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It was a fantastic experience! I would recommend Gate 1 to anyone. Our guide, Francesco was knowledgeable, organized and very helpful. I would not hesitate to use Gate 1 again.

Lucretia H. Livonia, MI
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2018
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We had a wonderful trip. Our guide, Vanni Morelli, was fantastic. He is funny and knowledgeable and caring. We could not have asked for better. This was so much better than our cruise trip a few years ago

Carole M. Neptune Beach, FL
8 Day Enchanting Italy, March 2018
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We had a wonderful time, so informative, great tour guide Francesco, so much beauty to behold, from the water taxi to the hotel, the gondola, the tiramisu, the lasagna, the winery tour, shopping in Florence, the architecture,Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the wonderful works of Michelangelo! Well organized, and we had a great fun loving time with our fellow Gate 1 travelers. Thank you for a great experience and fond memories!

Charise S. Raleigh, NC
9 Day Affordable Sicily, March 2018
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Good trip. Flavia was great. All the hotels but one (seaside resort) were located in areas where there was easy walking to other restaurants, shops, etc. Accommodations were all reasonable. Local guides were good.

Lisa S. Alexandria, VA
11 Day Affordable Italy with Sorrento, March 2018
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It was wonderful! Can’t say enough wonderful things about Ana our tour manager. She took good care of us and saw to it that we got a look at Italian culture. The trip was simply excellent and I would recommend Gate 1 to all my friends. Rita Hall

Rita H. Indianapolis, IN
10 Day Affordable Italy with Pompeii, March 2018
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GREAT TRIP!! Wonderful adventure but a lot of walking. The local tour people were very knowledgeable and interested in the group learning about Italy’s treasures. The local director in Rome, Marissa, was especially attentive and related so many interesting tidbits and anecdotes. The Gate1 people were also great and caring – especially Heidi - who phoned us two days in advance to warn us of the impending snow in New York (where we were to connect to the Italy flight) in order to re-route us so we could get to Venice on time. Thanks! This was our third Gate1 trip and we have scheduled our fourth for June of this year.

Lawrence S. Surprise, AZ
9 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, March 2018
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Thank you for the email. The trip was outstanding!!! I could not have had asked for a better weather, time, and everything in between.

Adolfo N. Washington, DC
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail , March 2018
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OMG!!!! Trip to Italy was so awesome words cannot describe. Gate 1 delivered everything you said you would. The emails contained all our information from departure to return. The hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome were outstanding. Now the tour guides... what can I say besides OUTSTANDING!!!! I wish i could have videoed each tour. The information they gave us, was beyond anything you can read in a book. Their home country touches, stories and memories made the whole tour even more special. Our group of nine family members were treated so great.! Our Mom who turned 80 in Dec. was treated as if she was their Mom!! Extra concern for her safety, to making her feel as special as she is, too finding elevators where they could!! Our family will use Gate1 again, hopefully soon!!!!

Sharon B. Amery, WI
9 Day Affordable Sicily, March 2018
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Our trip was great! Two thumbs up for our tour guide, Flavia, and our driver Raymundo. It was just the right mix of time on our own and group activities. I was somewhat apprehensive about taking a coach tour... The "comfort" stops along our route were timed just right...We liked that we weren't changing hotels every night...The food was great. And the coffee! And the wine! I just wish I would have picked up a recipe book so that I could try to reproduce some of our favorite dishes back home.

Mary B. Caledonia, MI
6 Day Rome Special, February 2018
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We had fun. Weather was rough as we left in the snow storm but Rome was great. Mercedes the tour guide was wonderful and a trooper through the weather. We saw what we came to see and more!!! We hope to book again with you all. The hotel staff was fabulous. Donatello was a good hotel.

Quentin P. Brooklyn, NY
8 Day Affordable Italy, February 2018
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I enjoyed the trip to Italy in its entirety. Letizia, the tour manager must be commended for her organizational skills and her humanity. Marco, the driver for the group, was a true professional. At each tour stop, there were guides who were truly knowledgeable about each site. I'm already looking at Gate1 for a trip to Spain and Portugal.

Sara-Ann F. Brooklyn, NY
11 Day Affordable Italy with Naples, February 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Our tour manager, Martin, was the absolute Best! The tours, hotels and all activities exceeded our expectations, not to mention the extraordinary food in Italy, really wonderful. We plan to keep in touch with some of our tour companions, and we plan to travel with Gate 1 again and again. We have favored cruises in the past, but this land tour has converted our thinking. Thanks Gate 1, see you soon!

Janice D. Bakersfield, CA
9 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, February 2018
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Accomodations in all three cities were very satisfactory. Moreover the tour guides were exceptional, particularly our local guide in Venice. We were happy with the logistics (transportation and proximity of the hotels to the rail stations). We will definitely use Gate 1 again.

Paul M. Whittier, CA
8 Day Tuscany Fly & Drive with Milan, February 2018
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Best trip ever. Everything you promised and more. Airlines was fantastic, car rental was easy and fast and hotel was in the middle of town. Thank you for a great trip

Edwin D. Fairfax, VA
6 Day Milan Special, February 2018
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It was fun. We did some touristy things and then we wandered into some normal Milanese areas and just enjoyed the daily life. The hotel was good and the airline was nicer than others. We had a toddler in tow so we always appreciate anything to accommodate her (special bed for her, extras on the airplane.)

Tarril R. White Plains, NY
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

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