17 Day Classic Spain & Portugal

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14 Day Classic Spain & Portugal
Catalonia Atocha Madrid
Alameda Palace Salamanca
Hotel Artheus Carmelitas Salamanca
Altis Grand Hotel Lisbon
Hotel Marques de Pombal Lisbon
Fernando III Seville
Catalonia Giralda Seville
Seville Center Seville
Iberostar Costa del Sol Estepona, Malaga
Granada Center Granada
Barcelo Emperatriz Madrid
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Barcelona
Tryp Apolo Hotel Barcelona

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


Accommodation Details:
Double rooms at Hotel Artheus Carmelitas consist of 2 twin beds that are arranged directly next to each other.


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 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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  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 15 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Salamanca
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 3 nights Costa del Sol
    • 1 night Granada
    • 1 night Madrid
    • 3 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • AVE high-speed train Madrid-Barcelona
  • 22 meals: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 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

  • Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid and view an astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
  • Travel to cliffside Ronda, home to the Plaza de Toros, Spain’s oldest bullring
  • Tour the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco in Toledo
  • View Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, the iconic symbol of Barcelona

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, Wednesday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

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

DAY 3, Friday - Madrid City Tour
This morning enjoy a 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 world-renowned Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Escorial, often 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
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Segovia Sightseeing en route to Salamanca
Travel across the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama to the historic city of Segovia. View the best preserved 1st century AD Roman Aqueduct, symbol of the city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important monuments include the fairy-tale Alcazar with its soaring turrets, moats and magical towers and the powerful Gothic Cathedral that took almost 200 years to complete. Enjoy a walk through the Jewish Quarter, with its remains of a synagogue, palaces and museums. Then, to stunning Avila, surrounded by imposing city walls, one of Spain's best preserved bastions with its convent that pays homage to St. Theresa, founder of the Order of the Carmelites. Drive to the lively university town of Salamanca; view the 12th century Old Cathedral, the Salina and Monterrey Palaces and the historic center of the city. Arrive at the Plaza Mayor, considered Spain's most beautiful central plaza, exceptionally memorable when illuminated at dusk. Dinner together tonight in Salamanca
Overnight: Salamanca
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Shrine of Fatima en route to Lisbon
Depart for Portugal, via the Serra da Estrela mountain range. Drive towards Castelo Branco before arriving at Fatima, site of the famous religious visions that occurred in 1917, when an apparition of Mary appeared to three peasant children. Here, view the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary built in neoclassical style, flanked by colonnades linking it with the extensive convent. Continue your journey to Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe, over 2,000 years old, and capital of Portugal since 1147. At your dinner tonight, your first taste of delectable Portuguese food and wine
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Lisbon City Tour
Today’s tour of Lisbon highlights the variety of heritage and styles that make it one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. You begin with a view of the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, the city's most prominent monument, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. Take a walk along the winding cobblestone streets to Alfama, the old Fisherman’s Quarter, nestled between the grand Castle and the River Tagus. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to quaint Sintra, the “Glorious Eden” of Lord Byron, and ancient summer retreat of the royal court, highlighted by lavish romantic castles and stunning monuments. 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 before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Travel to Seville
Depart Lisbon this morning heading south. Cross the region of Alentejo, with its rolling hills, vineyards and cork oak trees. Reach the Spanish border and enter the region of Andalucia. Continue your drive through picturesque Andalucia to Seville. After dinner, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in Seville, known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Seville City Tour
This morning, drive to the Plaza de España, passing Maria Luisa Park, and explore the narrow streets and many plazas of the Santa Cruz 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 or, join the optional tour to Cordoba. Founded by the Romans, it is 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
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Ronda Sightseeing en route to Costa del Sol
This morning, head south to the dramatic cliffside city of Ronda, considered the birthplace of modern bullfighting. Start with a tour of Ronda, home to Spain's oldest bullring, the Plaza de Toros. Here, you can see the historic stables and museum along with displays of famous Matadors. Stop at lively Puerto Banus, a luxurious and bustling marina, before proceeding to the Costa del Sol
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Full Day in Costa del Sol
Spend a full day at leisure in Costa del Sol to enjoy all of the delights of this resort area or, join the optional morning tour to Malaga, the 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, Paseo del Parque & 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. Head over to Cathedral Square before returning to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Malaga Tour (AM)
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Saturday - Excursion to Gibraltar
Journey to the impressive Rock of Gibraltar*, a British Colony for over 300 years standing guard over the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean and Europe meets Africa. Take a tour of the area with mini buses climbing up to see St. Michael's Cave and the famous Barbary Apes with dramatic views of both the Spanish and Moroccan coastline. Enjoy some time in the main street of town with its colonial buildings and duty-free shops. Return to the Costa del Sol for overnight
*Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory independent from Spain and therefore has different entry requirements. Non-US passport holders are responsible to check if a visa is required for Gibraltar in addition to all other countries on their itinerary.
Overnight: Costa del Sol
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Sunday - Alhambra Palace Tour
Depart the southern coast and journey to Moorish Granada. Your visit is highlighted by a tour of 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, 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. Tonight, 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 13, Monday - Toledo Sightseeing en route to Madrid
Travel via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Continue to Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, Toledo is known for its extensive monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. A walking tour will include a visit to the Church of Santo Tomé with the masterpiece painting by El Greco and the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Continue to Madrid and enjoy the evening at leisure
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Tuesday - Ave High Speed Train to Barcelona
A morning transfer to Madrid’s train station to board the exciting high speed train to sensational Barcelona. Arrive and transfer to your hotel in Spain's second most important city with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes. Balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps stroll along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous pedestrian walkway with its life size animators, stalls and people watchers
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Wednesday - Barcelona City Tour
This morning's tour of Barcelona begins with a drive along the old Harbor to the Plaza de Catalunya, the city's bustling main square. Afterward, pass the famous works of Gaudi, the master architect, including the Casa Batllo, seemingly constructed from skulls and bones. Then, view the iconic symbol of Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympics with the Olympic Stadium at its center
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Thursday - Full Day in Barcelona
Full day at leisure to explore Barcelona independently or, join the optional morning tour to Montserrat. Enjoy a relaxing drive passing picturesque villages before reaching Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." This evening, gather with your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a local restaurant for a Farewell Dinner
Optional: Half Day Montserrat from Barcelona (AM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 17, Friday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the 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 02 May 2018 - 23 May 2018 $80.00
26 May 2018 - 11 Jun 2018 $80.00
13 Jun 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $80.00
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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 #6 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $50.00
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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 #7 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $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 #8 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $45.00
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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 #10 16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $55.00
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Half Day Montserrat Tour

Enjoy a relaxing drive along the picturesque villages of the province to reach Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta."

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #16 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $60.00
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15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain, April 2018
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We had a wonderful trip. Extremely well organized. Our tour manager, Peter, was very professional, informative, helpful, etc… He went out of his way to ensure everyone’s needs. Another Gate 1 success!

John K. Odenton, MD
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
11 Day Crown of Spain , April 2017
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We had a wonderful tour and definitely will be returning to Gate 1 in the future. Luis was an excellent tour leader--very organized, personable and a delight to be around. The guides at each site were also very good. Especially Jose??? who took us through the Prado museum in Madrid; his passion for the art was effusive. Our driver Juan was very good, always had the bus under control and was very skilled at negotiating narrow ramps and streets. The hotel selections were also very good, putting us near the most active city areas for good walking access. The provided meals were excellent. The itinerary was a bit rushed at times but I think that it had to be to cover seven cities in nine days on the ground.

George O. Austin, TX
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, April 2017
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It was great!! We were very happy with the accommodations. The hotels were roomy, clean and in excellent locations. Lisa, the escort, was nice, sweet, knowledgeable and went out of her way to make everyone comfortable. Thank you Gate 1 team for a great trip to Spain!

Sunilda R. Fanwood, NJ
11 Day Crown of Spain , April 2017
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Our trip to Spain was magnificent. This was our first trip with Gate 1 but it will not be our last! Our tour manager, Josep, was wonderful. He made the trip so exciting by his humor, knowledge, kindness and generosity of spirit. We love Spain.

Linda W. San Francisco, CA
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, April 2017
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It was wonderful. The tour guide, Roberto, was great. We loved the places we went and the weather was perfect. In addition, we met extraordinarily nice people. No complaints here!!

Doreen G. Lake Worth, FL
11 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. First time traveling with Gate 1 and will recommend to all my friends. Lisa, our Tour Manager, was great and very organized. Fernando was our driver and he was awesome and professional. We stayed at very nice hotels. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip.

Maria C. Olympia, WA
10 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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Wonderful trip. Beautiful sites and Carmen's the most tour guide. Very very happy with everything.

Melva F.
10 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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We had a great trip. Our tour guide, Carmen, did an EXCELLENT job. She gave us so much information about the history, surroundings, sights, and Spain in general. She has a great sense of humor also. All of the local guides were very good and well informed also (especially Jose' in Madrid and Toledo). We were able to see many cities that were individually unique. We will definitely recommend Gate 1 to family and friends.

John A. Albany, NY
8 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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It was amazing! You guys absolutely get it right! Judith, our tour manager was so good and made the trip very special. All the guides were wonderful, well informed, it was like touring hearing beautiful legends. I've told friends how wonderful Gate 1 is and I'm already looking towards booking another trip! Magical and special!

Kristin R. Leesburg, VA

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