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Catalonia Giralda Seville
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Melia Costa Del Sol Torremolinos

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Malaga-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 3 nights Torremolinos
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 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 Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Visit enchanting Evora, one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns
  • In Seville, visit the Cathedral of Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried
  • Travel to the cliffside city of Ronda, home to the oldest bullring in the country
  • Leisure time in the Costa del Sol, with its gorgeous beaches and beautiful landscapes
  • Visit the 13th Century Alhambra in Granada

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.


DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, and transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax before tonight's orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a delectable Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Discover Lisbon's Heritage
In Lisbon today, discover the city's heritage and magnificent contrasting architecture. View the 16th century Belem Tower, symbol of the country's Age of Discovery and the impressive Jeronimos Monastery, resting place of Vasco da Gama, signifying Portugal's power and wealth, both named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After, stop to visit and admire the imposing grand Cathedral of Lisbon, the most important and iconic religious building in the city. A walking tour guides you along the winding cobblestone streets to Alfama, the charming old Fisherman's Quarter, nestled between the castle and the River Tagus. The rest of the day is yours or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the "Glorious Eden" of Lord Byron, ancient summer retreat of the royal court with its lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. Visit the 15th century Royal Palace and enjoy free time in the village historical centre before returning to Lisbon. This evening, perhaps stroll along elegant Liberdade Avenue or stop at a patio bar to sip wine and listen to soulful fado singers performing in the background
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Enchanting Evora, Andalucia's Seville
Travel from Lisbon to enchanting Evora, the walled UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of Portugal's most beautifully preserved medieval towns. Inside the town's 14th century walls, you find an elaborate cathedral and cloisters, columns of a Roman Temple and the Sao Francisco Church and Ossuary Chapel, whose walls are decorated with thousands of human bones and skulls. Stroll through the picturesque squares and linger at an outdoor café. Later, head to Spain's energetic city of Seville, capital of the scenic Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Time to settle in before dinner together at a local restaurant. Later, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - City Tour of Seville
Visit the spectacular Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world where Christopher Columbus is buried. See the renowned Giralda Bell Tower with its striking Moorish architecture built on the site of the former great mosque; its minaret is still intact. Drive to the majestic Plaza de España, an architectural complex by the Guadalquivir river within the fragrant orange scented gardens of Maria Luisa Park. A walking tour then follows along the narrow streets lined with whitewashed homes in the Barrio Santa Cruz, home to the city's Jewish Quarter. On your afternoon at leisure, enjoy the beautiful plazas of the city or, participate in the optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral and the former Jewish Quarter before returning to Seville. Be sure to explore Seville's restaurant scene tonight, known for its emerging new Spanish cuisine
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Ronda, Costa del Sol
Your travels take you to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, which overlooks the El Tajo gorge, home to the Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in the country. Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting in the 18th century, was once a horsemanship training facility. View the historic stables and its interesting museum with exhibits of some of Spain's most famous Matadors. Later, a scenic drive to the lovely resort area of the Costa del Sol. Dinner together this evening
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Full Day in the Costa del Sol
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the Costa del Sol, known for its hundreds of gorgeous beaches, quiet hidden coves and glamorous clubs, restaurants, and cafes. Or, join the optional morning tour to Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum with over 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. View the Paseo de la Alameda, fragrant Paseo del Parque and the Barrio de la Malagueta. A walking tour through this historical town is accented by views of the Malaga Cathedral, the second highest in southern Spain. After a stop at Cathedral Square, return to the Costa del Sol for time on your own. The chic nightlife of the dynamic Costa del Sol is waiting for you tonight!
Optional: Half Day Malaga Tour (AM)
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Moorish Granada
Today's journey takes you from Spain's southern coast to Moorish Granada. Here, visit the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Return to the Costa del Sol for the rest of the day to enjoy the city independently
*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Sintra Tour

Enjoy an afternoon tour that includes a scenic drive along the Estoril coast with a short stop in Cascais. Then continue to Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival, visit the Sintra Royal Palace, a 15th-century royal residence, containing one of the largest tile collections in Portugal. Then enjoy some free time in the Village Historical Center.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Please note, this tour will require a good amount of walking. The pace is moderate, however, you may encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and slopes.

Day #3 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $50.00
01 Jan 2019 - 10 Apr 2019 $55.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #4 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $60.00
01 Jan 2019 - 10 Apr 2019 $60.00
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Half Day Cordoba Tour

Enjoy a half day tour of Cordoba, founded by the Romans, and one of the most cultured and refined cities of medieval Europe. Visit the Mezquita, a former Moorish Mosque that today is Cordoba's main Cathedral. Continue with a walking tour of the city and visit the Jewish Quarter and the medieval synagogue*.

*The synagogue is closed on Sunday afternoons and all day on Mondays.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #5 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $45.00
01 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2020 $50.00
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Half Day Malaga Tour

Today, enjoy a half day tour of Malaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Visit the Picasso Museum and view the Paseo de la Alameda, Paseo del Parque & the Barrio de la Malagueta. Take a walk through the historical town and continue to view the Malaga Cathedral, the second-highest Cathedral in southern Spain. Then take some time on your own to wander, or perhaps visit a local market. Head over to Cathedral Square before returning to Torremolinos.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $55.00
01 Jan 2019 - 10 Apr 2019 $60.00
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10 Day Classic Portugal, October 2018
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I love Portugal! The itinerary was wonderful in highlighting the historic sites, introducing the food of the country, giving passengers a taste of the culture. Moreover, the Gate 1 tour director, Americo, was instrumental in ensuring all of us a fun, educational, and safe trip. He was the perfect leader due to his positive attitude and his passion for his country.

Rose G. Duarte, CA
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2018
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Our trip was excellent. The tour was well organized and the management by our tour manager, Rui, was superior. There is not a single thing, that we could come up with that wasn't to our total satisfaction. Thank you Gate 1 & Thank you Rui.

Jurgen B. Acton, MA
11 Day Crown of Spain, August 2018
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The trip was great. Our tour guide Josep Tio Pares was EXCELLENT. His attention to detail was wonderful. His willingness to go the extra mile to make our trip enjoyable was extraordinary. He even gave up his personal time off to lead us on non-tour adventures. An absolute pleasure to tour with him! Overall my experience with your company was excellent. I definitely will be traveling with Gate 1 Travel in the future.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ron S. Agoura Hills, CA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain, September 2016
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We had a wonderful trip, thank you! It was sort of the Reader's Digest of Spain, but that is what we expected and why we booked this particular trip. We wanted to get an overview of the country, and now that we have visited, we can go back to those places we really liked to spend more time. I can't say enough positive things about Peter, our guide. He was fabulous - very knowledgable and helpful. He did everything he could to make our trip as easy and pleasant as possible. Our drivers were excellent and the accommodations were very comfortable for the most part. This was our 2nd trip with Gate 1, having been to Peru in 2014, and we were not disappointed. We will travel with you folks again and will tell our friends what a great job you do. Thank you again!

Cathryn R. St Augustine, FL
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2016
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It was an excellent trip. The tour director, Carlos, made it an exceptional experience. He did an amazing job running the Gate 1 program. His coordination of meals, hotel check-ins, luggage and buses arrangements very professional and easy to follow. Carlos excelled with restaurant recommendations (to the best restaurants and to local eateries) and in making sure we had easy to follow directions to and from our places of personal interests. We felt he cared to make sure that all the people on tour were enjoying themselves. We were very pleased with the Gate 1 tour and that Carlos was our tour director.

Faye T. New Hyde Park, NY
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , September 2016
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The trip was excellent and our tour guide, Rui from Lisbon, was outstanding. He made the tour educational, entertaining and very comfortable for all participants. We could not of asked for a better tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour and of course this guide to anyone interested in seeing this part of the world. Thanks Gate 1 and Rui.

Dennis T. Camano Island, WA
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, October 2015
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We had a wonderful time.  We have used other travel companies for past travels and can see a big difference in the value of Gate 1. We had much better hotels and they were all located in great areas. Susana, our tour manager, was super. She was always very helpful and accommodating to all on the trip. Due to her knowledge and passion for her home country, she made this trip our very favorite. Gate 1 Travel will be our travel company for future trips.

Thanks for your help in making our trip happen.

S K. Witchita, KS
11 Day Crown of Spain, October 2015
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The trip was great!  I really don't have much to complain about. Pablo, our guide, could not have been better! Met some wonderful people. Food and hotels were outstanding. All tours and planned events went off without a hitch. I certainly would not hesitate to recommend Gate 1 to friends and I look forward to another Gate 1 trip in the future. Thanks!

Thomas S. Coppell, TX
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2015
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We enjoyed the trip immensely.  I think in large part due to the efforts of our Tour Guide/Manager.  Felipe not only did what one would expect, but took the time to provide suggestions and directions for our free time. He was attentive to all the needs of the individual members on tour as well as the group as a whole.  His pleasant and gentle manner made each day of the tour wonderful.

Arnold S. Prt Washington, NY
10 Day Classic Portugal, September 2015
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The trip was nothing short of FABULOUS! Our guide RUI was a walking encyclopedia! The group was a little larger then expected but, everyone was very respectful of time! Hotel accommodations were superior.  Surprised at how many women travel alone! This was my first venture. Hope to travel again with Gate 1.

Rosemarie K. Carlsbad, CA
10 Day Classic Portugal, September 2015
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The trip was great.  The itinerary of Gate 1's 10 Day Classic Portugal is excellent and well planned.  It covers all the must-see and essential sights of the country.  I actually joined this tour two years ago and enjoyed it so much so I decided to do it again for the second time this year.

Although the tour was a repeat for me it was still very interesting to visit all the sites again.  Different tour manager has their special way to present the commentary.  I still learned a lot of new things from Rui, the tour manager, this time.  He is very informative, friendly, and helpful.

Surprisingly, I ran into my previous tour manager, Andre, from my last trip this time as well as the local guide in Lisbon, Pedro. during the tour.  I could not believe that they both remember me.

It was a great trip once again.  I strongly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Portugal in depth.

Helen C. San Jose, CA
11 Day Crown of Spain, September 2015
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We had a wonderful time.  Alex our tour manager was the best we have ever had (and we have had a few).  He made the trip very informative and comfortable.  His energy level is amazing - he took the time to interact with everyone and always had excellent suggestions for free time, dining, etc.   He made Spain a very special place for us.

AND the sun shone every day (except departure day)

Maria H. Mount Vernon, NY
11 Day Crown of Spain, September 2015
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Our trip was wonderful, our guide Alex, was excellent, his commentary throughout the journey was so interesting and helpful for us to learn of the area we were visiting and for learning about the country. The trip was so well organized, the hotels excellent. We hope to enjoy a Gate 1 trip again!

Susan W. Wilmington, DE

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