9 Day Northern Spain Fly & Drive

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Plan C
Hotel Ganivet Madrid
Ilunion Bilbao Hotel Bilbao
Hotel Aranea Barcelona
Plan A
Melia Madrid Princesa Madrid
Hotel Melia Bilbao Bilbao
Casa Fuster Barcelona

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Car rental fees, one way drop-off fee, optional car rental insurance, and parking.


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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 independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Drive times between the cities can vary, but average 1-4 hours in length and are dependent upon local conditions. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent 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
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 2 nights Bilbao
    • 3 nights Barcelona
  • 3 day car rental: Mini Manual. Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance, Theft Protection (T.P.), Collision Damage Waiver (C.D.W.), local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily


Vehicle Options

  • Mini Manual - Ford Ka or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Economy Manual - Seat Ibiza or Similar

    • 1-3 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Intermediate Manual - Renault Scenic or Similar

    • 1-4 passengers
    • 1 Large & 1 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Intermediate Automatic - Citroen C4 Picasso or similar

    • 1-4 passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Standard Automatic - Peugeot 508 or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Drive times between the cities can vary, but average 1-4 hours in length and are dependent upon local conditions. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program’s unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria.


Please note that the following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain’s energetic capital, and transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Madrid

DAY 3, Thursday - Full Day in Madrid
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Madrid on your own or, join the half day optional Panoramic Madrid tour. View the famed Gran Via, modern buildings, the Bullring, gardens and classical and modern squares. Spend the rest of the day in Madrid on your own. Perhaps take the optional tour to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour which includes the exterior of the Cathedral and a visit to the Santo Tome Church, which houses the famous El Greco masterpiece, "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz". Continue to visit the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire the city's famous handcrafted technique of "Damasquinado", the art of inlaying precious metals onto steel.
Optional: Half Day Panoramic Madrid (AM)
Optional: Half Day Toledo from Madrid (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Drive to Bilbao
This morning, check out from your hotel, pick up you car rental in Madrid's city center, and head to Bilbao. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or visit the Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim Museum displays an ultra modern exterior designed by Frank Gehry and incredible exhibitions that are continuously changing, making each visit unique. For contrast visit the Old City to see St. James' Cathedral or Church of San Anton to admire these intimidating Gothic style buildings
Drive Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Distance: 210 miles*
Overnight: Bilbao
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Drive to San Sebastian
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Bilbao or travel east towards San Sebastian, a unique city on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. Only 20 km from the French border this city offers visitors everything from the impressive architecture of the San Sebastian Cathedral to sprawling beaches and blue waters
Drive Time: 1 hour
Distance: 65 miles*
Overnight: Bilbao
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Drive to Zaragoza en route to Barcelona
This morning, check out of your hotel and head to Barcelona. Make a stop in the historical town of Zaragoza along the way. Here you can visit some of the city's famous landmarks, such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral, and Aljaferia Palace. This evening return your car rental in the Barcelona city center* and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure
*There is a one time fee of 73 Euros payable locally when vehicle is not returned to the same location as collected
Drive Time: 6 hours
Distance: 400 miles
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Full Day in Barcelona
Spend the morning at leisure or choose to take the full day optional Barcelona Highlights tour. Experience the highlights that the beautiful city of Barcelona has to offer. Begin with the most famous works of Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi and sense the whimsical and fantastical world of Gaudi's designs. Travel down the Passeig de Gracia, a broad street lined with trees, shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudi's buildings - la Casa Mila and la Casa Batllo. Continue with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. Afterwards, head to the waterfront and the Old Port and continue to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes shipyard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic sports complex. Finally, arrive at the Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own. This evening, perhaps participate in the optional Flamenco Show. Experience a lively performance of this fiery, traditional Spanish dance in a notable Flamenco venue.
Optional: Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour (AM)
Optional: Flamenco Show & Drink (PM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today explore Barcelona independently. Walk along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous pedestrian walkway with its life size animators, stalls and people-watchers, explore the many galleries or, just savor the magnificent surroundings. In the afternoon perhaps, join the half day optional tour to Montserrat. 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"
Optional: Half Day Montserrat Tour (PM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

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

Please note: This is a suggested itinerary. Driving times and distances are estimated and can vary due to many circumstances, such as: specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. GPS devices are recommended and can be rented locally

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Half Day Panoramic Madrid 9:00 AM

Today's panoramic tour takes you to view the classical and modern squares of the city. See the Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de España, Mayor Street, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno fountain, Atocha, memorial Retiro Park, the Bullring, and Plaza de Colón. Continue to view the city's newer realms, with its modern buildings, gardens, and large avenues reaching the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium (one of the largest in Europe). View Plaza de La Cibeles and the famed Gran Via.<

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 07 May 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $28.00
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Half Day Toledo from Madrid 3:00 PM

Today, enjoy a half day tour of Toledo, the "Museum City". Overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Toledo was once the capital, spiritual, and intellectual center of Spain and is known for the historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Cultures. Enjoy a walking tour which includes the exterior of the Cathedral and a visit to the Santo Tome Church, which houses the famous El Greco masterpiece, "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz". Continue to visit the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire the city's famous handcrafted technique of "Damasquinado", the art of inlaying precious metals onto steel.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $58.00
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Barcelona Flamenco Show & Drink

Founded in 1970, the Tablao Cordobes is considered one of the most important Flamenco venues in Spain, and has thus reached international prestige. Many talented flamenco artists have graced its scene and passed through to great careers, and that same trend continues strong today. Located right on the Ramblas, the city's landmark boulevard, El Cordobes remains today one of the best locations in Barcelona for Flamenco. Enjoy a fascinating performance featuring Barcelona's most talented flamenco artists. Evening attire is recommended.

Show begins at 9:00 pm except Jan 1 – Mar 14 when it begins at 10:00 pm. Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Dec 2018 $52.00
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Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour 10:00 AM

Experience many of the best highlights that the beautiful city of Barcelona has to offer. Begin down the Passeig de Gracia, a broad and elegant avenue lined with trees, luxury shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudi's buildings - Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Continue with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. Following, head to the Barcelona Waterfront and the Old Port and continue on to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes shipyard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from the Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic Ring sports complex. Finally, arrive at Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own.

Includes entrance fees to Sagrada Familia and Poble Espanyol.

*Please note that there is a dress code to enter the Sagrada Familia. Shoulders, back, and stomach must be covered and shorts and skirts should come to mid-thigh. See-through clothing will not be permitted. Hats will not be permitted except if worn for health or belief-related purposes.

Departs at 10:00 am from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 16 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $84.00
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Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM

Begin with a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up to Montserrat, the mountain top Natural Park. The mountain is home to the Montserrat Benedictine Monastery, constructed nearly 1000 years ago. The monastery maintains a strong presence with its community of monks, boys' school and impressive library. Enjoy a guided orientation tour to see the monastery, basilica, and chapel of the virgin. Take some time to explore on your own before descending the mountain and returning to Barcelona.

Departs at 3:00 pm from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #8 14 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $62.00
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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
9 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2017
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Very good trip. Perfect organization, excellent choices of sites we visited in both Portugal and Spain. Lucky with the weather.

John S. Greentown, PA
10 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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It was wonderful! I am very pleased with virtually all aspects of my trip. Our tour guides were amazing - so well-informed and friendly. I was especially impressed by Daniel, our main tour guide. I can't begin to tell you how terrific he was - he created a friendly atmosphere and made all of us feel as though we were family. If all of your tour guides are this great, I can't wait until my next tour! I have mentioned Gate 1 Travel to several friends - I hope they take advantage of all that you have to offer. Thank you for providing me with a terrific experience!

Kathryn D. Phoenix, AZ
10 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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Our trip was spectacular! We saw so many beautiful sights and the tour guide and local guides were fantastic—so knowledgeable. It was great to have the hotel, transportation and itinerary taken care of so all we had to do was show up and enjoy. It was also a good mix of planned touring and free time so we could do some exploring on our own. We look forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.

Sheila A. Minneapolis, MN
10 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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We had the Most amazing time. Our tour manager Jose was so knowledgeable, organized, helpful, interesting & funny. The local guides we're equally awesome. This was not only our first time using Gate 1, it was also our first time traveling outside of the USA. Because of our experience, we are already talking about planning our next trip with Gate 1. Thank you so much!

Carmel M. Perris, CA
10 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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Both my sister Jane & I liked our trip to Spain very much. The service was good & the tour members were always on time. Our tour escort was 100%+ in giving us the care & attention all thru. We would certainly take another Gate 1 tour again.

Mimi W. San Francisco, CA
8 Day Affordable Spain , March 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! Nice hotels, brilliant tour guides, good food, smooth bus rides, very informative history. We will book again!

Karen W. Reno, NV
10 Day Affordable Spain, February 2017
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A terrific trip! Felt like we got a great overview of many cities and their history. Our guide, Luis, did a fantastic job in keeping the group organized and enthusiastic. Will be in touch soon with our next trip.

Jennifer H. Chico, CA
8 Day Affordable Spain, February 2017
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The trip was wonderful. This was my 7th tour with Gate 1 and we were very happy. Spain is a beautiful country and our tour guide, Judith, was great. All the hotel's were great. I recommend Gate 1 to everyone.

Barbara K. Wallington, NJ
6 Day Barcelona Special , January 2017
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The trip was amazing value. Truly, we can't figure out the math to understand how you can offer such a trip for that cost. The hotel was very nice, in an excellent location and we all had a wonderful time. We will be on Gate 1 again in May and have converted our friends as well.

Willow S. Eastham, MA
8 Day Affordable Spain , December 2016
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Our trip was wonderful and we fell in love with Spain due to our tour guide Josep! He was so knowledgeable, friendly & fun. He went above & beyond our expectations. Our bus driver, Jose, made us feel safe & comfortable & hotel accommodations were top notch. Great job, Gate 1

Donna S. Charlotte, NC
11 Day Crown of Spain , December 2016
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I throughly enjoyed the trip,hotels ,food, guides, tour leader, bus and the other people on the tour! Would highly recommend!

Timothy K. Lexington, KY
11 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, December 2016
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Our 11-day affordable trip to Portugal and Spain was wonderful! Amaia,our guide was fantastic! She was extremely competent, friendly, informative, helpful in assisting with individual situations, and overall just great. The local tour guides were very good and optional tours all very interesting and well done. Thank you to Gate 1 Travel!

Marian K. Bethesda, MD
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, November 2016
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It was a wonderful experience to tour with Gate1 Travel! The tour guy was great! His profound knowledge on the culture and history of the places we visited impressed me.

Simon C. Waco, TX
8 Day Affordable Spain , November 2016
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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.!!! Have already recommended Gate 1 to several friends. Our tour manager, Lisa was extremely gracious . Every tour guide we encountered was knowledgeable & enthusiastic. In fact my husbands' eyes rolled in the back of his head when he heard we were going to the PRADO. But Jose dissected the paintings to the point that my husband came out of there with an enlightenment about art.

Thomas P. North Babylon,NY
10 Day Affordable Spain , November 2016
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It was exactly the type of trip I needed to get acquainted with Spain. Now I can focus On where I would like to return for a visit. Food, travel and accommodations were excellent as were the people I travelled with.

Dennis W. Troy, MI
8 Day Affordable Spain , October 2016
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We had a wonderful time. Gate 1 Travel arrangements were excellent. Everything was on schedule. Our travel manager, Amaia, was awesome she managed the group very well. This was our first tour with Gate 1 and we will definitely use Gate 1 for future travel.

Chitra B. Saint Paul, MN
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , October 2016
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The trip was amazing. We had a great time traveling through Portugal and Spain and made some really good friends from the tour group. Roberto, the tour guide, did an outstanding job and was very knowledge and friendly. He did his best to answer all our questions and to accommodate all our special requests. I would definitely take another tour with him and Gate 1 Travel.

Carlos J. Sacramento, CA
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , October 2016
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We loved the the way it was put together, each stop was a new adventure . Our tour guide was perfect , very funny and personable. Lots of info about each stop along the way. Our bus driver too. Excellent driver and friendly. Food and Hotels , first class ! ..... we would recommend this trip again and again.

Richard F. Walled Lake, MI
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , October 2016
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Out trip was wonderful. We saw and experienced so much thanks to our Gate 1 tour guide Caesar. Everyday was planned so that we wouldn't miss a thing worth seeing in Spain and Portugal. The only thing we had to worry about each day was getting to the bus on time and being ready to go. Gate 1's tours allow you to feel safe yet adventurous. We really appreciated the knowledge and experience of the local tour guides. We can't say enough about Caesar. He's was so nice, knowledgeable and worked so hard each day to make our trip the best.

Donna C. Gainesville, VA
15 Day Classic Spain & Portugal , October 2016
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The trip was a very good one, the first I've taken with Gate 1. I was pleased to spend so much time learning about the culture, artwork, architecture and history of Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar. I initially was concerned with the large group but the guide, Felipe, was very adept at handling a group of that size. Truthfully, our final days spent in Barcelona with the smaller group was a highlight, be it because of the maneuverability of the city or the city itself. Felipe was actually able to find another Gate 1 group to accommodate some of us so we could attend our final optional tour to the Montsarrat Monastery. The lunch venues he stopped at on our travels between cities were always a very pleasant surprise. The dinners he hosted for your company were absolutely wonderful, particularly the last one where we were all able to sit around one table and talk like friends and 'family' members. It was a wonderful ending to a marvelous 2 weeks.

Victoria M. Waynesboro, PA
7 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, October 2016
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My trip to Madrid and Lisbon was spectacular for the short period of time we were there. I learned so much about the history and religion of Spain. The cathedrals were breath taking. The museum in Spain the art was so amazing. Lisbon is very colorful and I loved the cobble stone. We went on the Santa Justa Lift and the view of Lisbon was out of this world . This is my second trip with Gate 1 and I can't wait to book more trips.

Monique S. Brooklyn, NY

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