11 Day Crown of Spain

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Saturday departures will feature the Royal Palace optional tour instead of the Half Day Escorial Tour.


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



Is This Trip Right for You?

This 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-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Cordoba
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 1 night Granada
    • 1 night Valencia
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 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

  • At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco in Toledo
  • Tour the astonishing Mosque of the Caliphs transformed into a soaring cathedral in Cordoba
  • Explore the Gothic Cathedral of Seville, the largest in the world
  • Tour the amazing Alhambra Palace & Gardens complex in Granada
  • Admire the City of Arts & Sciences buildings in Valencia

†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.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Capital of Spain since 1562, this lively city is the birthplace to many of the world's greatest writers, painters and artists. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation and a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Madrid City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to admire works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy a walk in Retiro park, visit museums or join the optional tour to El Escorial, the combination monastery-palace-mausoleum erected by King Phillip II as a memorial to his father. It has since become an enduring legacy to Spain and burial place of Kings and Queens
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Cordoba, due to its strategic location, was once an important port city. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards and picturesque squares. Afterwards, you proceed to Seville, capital of Andalucia. After dinner, 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 6, Tuesday - Seville City Tour
This morning, admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Visit the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz and explore the narrow winding streets and beautiful plazas of the Old Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Afternoon is at leisure to explore Seville's shops, museums, and cafes
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Travel to Granada, Visit Alhambra Palace
Morning drive to Granada. Here, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared 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 summer 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. Dinner together at a local restaurant
*Alhambra Palace visiting times, which may include evening hours, as well as which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra Palace. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Valencia
Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the huge Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover Valencia independently. Tonight, dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Valencia City Tour, Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning, tour the city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall, and Gothic Cathedral. Depart Valencia and drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de España, and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Stadium built for the 1992 Olympics. Tonight, a dinner at a local restaurant is a perfect way to end your tour
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Barcelona. Perhaps revisit some of the city's extraordinary sights or spend time at the shops and galleries
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Capital of Spain since 1562, this lively city is the birthplace to many of the world's greatest writers, painters and artists. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation and a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Madrid City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to admire works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy a walk in Retiro park, visit museums or join the optional tour to the Royal Palace. Visit the former residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Built in the 16th century, the palace forms one of the most beautiful palatial complexes of Europe with the Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens, and the Campo del Moro. Inside, admire its beautiful porcelains, tapestries, furniture, armoires, and paintings
Optional: Royal Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Cordoba, due to its strategic location, was once an important port city. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards and picturesque squares; visit the beautifully restored 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Afterwards, you proceed to Seville, capital of Andalucia. After dinner, 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 6, Thursday - Seville City Tour
This morning, admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Visit the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz and explore the narrow winding streets and beautiful plazas of the Old Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Afternoon is at leisure to explore Seville's shops, museums, and cafes
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Travel to Granada, Visit Alhambra Palace
Morning drive to Granada. Here, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared 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 summer 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. Dinner together at a local restaurant
*Alhambra Palace visiting times, which may include evening hours, as well as which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra Palace. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Travel to Valencia, Valencia City Tour
Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Arrive at the huge Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover independently. Tonight, dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Stadium built for the 1992 Olympics. Tonight, dinner at a local restaurant is a perfect way to end your tour
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Barcelona. Perhaps revisit some of the city's extraordinary sights or spend time at the shops and galleries
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Escorial Tour

Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 13 Jun 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $80.00
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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 #5 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $60.00
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Royal Palace Tour

Today visit the former residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Built in the 16th century, the palace forms one of the most beautiful palatial complexes of Europe with the Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens and the Campo del Moro. Inside admire its beautiful porcelains, tapestries, furniture's, armoires and paintings.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 16 Apr 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $45.00
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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 #5 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $60.00
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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 Northern Spain, Portugal & France, September 2017
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This is our third trip with Gate 1. Just when we think our tour could not be better we are presently surprised. The tour director Carmen was amazing, bus driver Oscar outstanding, accommodations, trip itinerary, destinations, all first rate. Gate 1 is the tour group of our choice. Never disappoints and always exceeds expectations.

Richard S. Neenah, WI
11 Day Crown of Spain , September 2017
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As a first time Gate 1 traveler I am extremely satisfied with the entire trip. There were 49 wonderful people in our group. I was the only solo traveler but had no trouble fitting in immediately. Our guide, Daniel, was simply the best guide ever! He called us Family and treated us as such. The local tour guides were terrific. Truthfully, I’ve never had a better art museum tour than the one at the Prada. I can’t remember his name but he was so passionate about explaining the art work. He did the same at the castle. Our group was exceptionally cooperative and considerate of each other - never a late person! We set up an e mail list that I volunteered to type up and we’ve already shared pic. I’ve already recommended Gate 1 to my friends.

Arlene E. Philadelphia, PA
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, August 2017
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We had a wonderful trip and are so glad we decided to go to Spain. Our guide Elio was fantastic. Our group of people was wonderful and we've made a few friends.

Carolyn S. Cedar Knolls, NJ
11 Day Crown of Spain , August 2017
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My experience was fabulous. Elio was an amazing tour manager that answered all my questions and made my experience that much better.

Rosa R. Glendale, NY
11 Day Crown of Spain , August 2017
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My recent trip to Spain through Gate 1 was phenomenal! I would highly recommend (and already have) Gate 1 Travel to others. Victor, our tour manager, was excellent. He was patient and helpful, and he really went above and beyond to make sure our experiences in Spain were authentic and ran smoothly. The accommodations were great, and the bus was very comfortable. All of our local guides were very knowledgeable and polite. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again in the future.

Jane W. Sheboygan, WI
11 Day Crown of Spain , August 2017
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Our trip was amazing, and our tour manager was phenomenal! Victor went above and beyond in making our trip go smoothly, and all our local guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Hala U. Westbury, NY
11 Day Crown of Spain , July 2017
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My niece and I had a great experience travelling across Spain. We were able to take in the beauty, architecture and culture. Lots of pictures and memories created. The group was very diverse and the ranges in age made it even more interesting. New relationships were forged and hopefully maintained into the future.

Tanyia R. Pembroke, BM
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , July 2017
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We all had a marvelous time. Gate 1 has surpassed all of our expectations. It was a wonderful tour, beautiful in so many ways, and, our guide, Andres, was beyond amazing as well. He made this trip wonderful. I thank you all again for another wonderful Gate 1 experience.

Marian A. Tampa, FL
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , July 2017
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I truly loved the trip. Andres, our guide, made the tour enjoyable all along. We also had a very patient and skilled driver. Gate 1 chose knowledgeable and experienced guides for the various excursions. Accommodations were superb.

Marie B. Silver Spring, MD
14 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, July 2017
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Vera and her driver, Francisco, were fantastic!! She is unbelievably good at her job. So positive and happy. Always smiling. Has a n informative answer to any question thrown at her and is extremely knowledgeable regardless. She really made the trip special. We had a great group as well that added to the fun. Thank you for your part in the process as well. The traveling from Boston to Madrid and back again was practically flawless.

Matteo G. Lynnfield, MA
11 Day Crown of Spain , July 2017
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My trip was excellent, well planned tours, excellent hotels, good food and friendly/ knowledgeable guide. I plan to use Gate 1 travel again.

Emma V. Arlington, VA
11 Day Crown of Spain , July 2017
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It was wonderful. Everything was well planned. Our Tour Director Judith was very helpful, considerate and friendly. She kept every one of us in her sight and thought during the entire tour. Hotels were fantastic. Keep it up.

Ashraf Q. Silver Spring, MD
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, July 2017
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We had a fantastic time! Jesus and Danny were both awesome tour managers. Our local tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels were all very nice and even our driver, Jose, made us feel welcome and comfortable. This was our first international experience and I can't wait to book our next trip!

Ashley J. Sacramento, CA
16 Day Iberia, June 2017
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The trip was AMAZING!! Our guide Piotr made all the difference, and the local guides were very knowledgeable as well. It will be difficult to match such a wonderful experience in future tours. The food, the hotels, our group, everything was perfect. Thank you for your support in everything.

Michael V. Eastampton, NJ
10 Day Classic Portugal , June 2017
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Super great! I had no knowledge of Portugal before I left. What a great introduction to this country! The tour director was fantastic! As usual, I'm a very satisfied customer.

L W. Media, PA
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , June 2017
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Our trip was fantastic. Met lots of nice people and our tour guide, Andres, went above and beyond the call of duty. Portugal and Spain are both beautiful places to visit I would recommend them to everyone.

Patricia P. Manitoba, Canada
11 Day Crown of Spain , June 2017
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It was great! Our tour guide Ivan was fantastic! His love and knowledge of the history of his country were evident in his enthusiasm. All of the local tour guides were great as well. Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Leslie C. Santa Fe, TX
11 Day Crown of Spain , June 2017
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It was amazing! Why didn't anyone tell us years ago how awesome Spain is? What an incredible country! We had a great time! Gained a couple of pounds from the paella (yum!); made new friends (going out with them tonight); and saw one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Our tour manager was wonderful, our guides were interesting and knowledgeable, and we had a good balance of together time and free time.

Maria P. Houston, TX
10 Day Classic Portugal , May 2017
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Our trip was great! Gate 1 provided first class service! Our tour guide Odete was organized, accommodating and extended the finest Portuguese hospitality. Our driver, Helder, was courteous and provided comfort and safety while we were on the bus. We enjoyed the people, the food, the sights and every excursion we included on our trip. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!

Francis S. Dallas, PA
10 Day Classic Portugal , May 2017
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My trip to Portugal was excellent. Everything went smoothly from the flights, the weather and everything included in this tour. Our tour guide Odete was excellent. She was kind, friendly and so informative. She also has a great sense of humor....had us laughing every day. I also must give credit to Helder our driver, he also was very kind and friendly. He was a competent driver and made sure we were all safe. As always, I was completely satisfied with another Gate 1 tour. Thank you Gate 1 once again!

Lucy B. Freeport, NY
15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, May 2017
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The trip was great! I've done several Gate 1 escorted tours, and loved (almost) every Tour Manager, but Lisa was stellar! She really went above and beyond her duties. Every evening that we arrived at a new town, she was eager to take the group on a walking orientation tour that wasn't on our itinerary but was greatly appreciated. She is a jewel. I'm already looking forward to my next Gate 1 tour, even though it's not until November. :)

Patricia H. Olney, MD

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