10 Day Essential Portugal & Spain

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$1389

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$2049*

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10 Day Essential Portugal & Spain

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$1389

Land Only

$2049*

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $600
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2023 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $600
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Wed, Jan 25  (Sold Out) $1399 $2079*
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Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.

Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend you select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM.


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, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • View Lisbon's treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries
  • Discover the charming town of Zafra with its 15th century Alcazar (fortress)
  • Tour the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral
  • Take an orientation tour of Zaragoza, located on the banks of the mighty Río Ebro
  • Leisure time in Barcelona with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes

†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, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to Lisbon with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Lisbon

DAY 3, Wednesday - Lisbon City Tour
The morning city tour of Lisbon begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park for panoramic views over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries, standing at the marina in Belem, starting point for many of Portugal's explorers. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Royal Carriage and Gulbenkian Museum
Optional: Royal Carriage and Gulbenkian Museum (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Zafra en route to Seville
Depart Lisbon and head 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. Stop at the town of Zafra with its 15th century Alcazar (fortress). After an orientation tour, spend time at leisure. In the afternoon head to Seville, capital of the Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Later, opportunity to attend the optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Seville
Spend the day at leisure or, join the optional Seville City Tour. Begin at Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park before taking a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city. Continue to view the Cathedral of Seville, burial site of Christopher Columbus. In the afternoon, perhaps join the optional Palacio de las Dueñas. Tour the palace, built in the 15th century in Renaissance style with Gothic and Moorish accents and learn about its intriguing history. Following the visit, walk around Seville's Old Town
Optional: Seville City Tour (AM)
Optional: Palacio de las Dueñas and Walk through Old Town (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Cordoba en route to Madrid
Depart Seville and head north towards Madrid. En route stop in Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a grand mosque that was 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, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Continue north through the region of La Mancha, home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in Madrid and check into your hotel
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Madrid
Today is at leisure. Perhaps, join the optional Madrid City Tour. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. In the afternoon, join the optional Toledo Tour. Take a walking tour of the former capital city of Spain and visit the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its Moorish architecture
Optional: Madrid City Tour (AM)
Optional: Toledo Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Zaragoza en route to Barcelona
Depart Madrid this morning and head to Barcelona. On the way, stop at Zaragoza, located on the banks of the mighty Río Ebro. Take an orientation tour of the city and spend time at leisure. In the afternoon, continue to Barcelona with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes. Perhaps stroll along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous pedestrian walkway with its life-size animators, and stalls
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today, spend a full day at leisure in Barcelona, or join the optional Barcelona City tour, where you will get an introduction to the city and view its famous landmarks. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Gaudi Monuments tour and discover some of its most important creations. View its masterpiece, the iconic Sagrada Familia. Then, continue along the elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard to view Casa Batllo and Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera. Conclude the tour with a visit to Park Güell, where the colors and expressions of Gaudi's work are boldly displayed. Tonight, attend a reception and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Barcelona City Tour (AM)
Optional: Gaudi Monuments (PM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to Lisbon with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Lisbon

DAY 3, Friday - Lisbon City Tour
The morning city tour of Lisbon begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park for panoramic views over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries, standing at the marina in Belem, starting point for many of Portugal's explorers. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the optional tour to Royal Carriage and Gulbenkian Museum
Optional: Royal Carriage and Gulbenkian Museum (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Zafra en route to Seville
Depart Lisbon and head 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. Stop at the town of Zafra with its 15th century Alcazar (fortress). After an orientation tour, spend time at leisure. In the afternoon head to Seville, capital of the Andalucia region on Spain's southern coast. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Later, opportunity to attend the optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Seville
Spend the day at leisure or, join the optional Seville City Tour. Begin at Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park before taking a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city. Continue to view the Cathedral of Seville, burial site of Christopher Columbus. In the afternoon, perhaps join the optional Palacio de las Dueñas. Tour the palace, built in the 15th century in Renaissance style with Gothic and Moorish accents and learn about its intriguing history. Following the visit, walk around Seville's Old Town
Optional: Seville City Tour (AM)
Optional: Palacio de las Dueñas and Walk through Old Town (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Cordoba en route to Madrid
Depart Seville and head north towards Madrid. En route stop in Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a grand mosque that was 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, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Continue north through the region of La Mancha, home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in Madrid and check into your hotel
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Full Day in Madrid
Today is at leisure. Perhaps, join the optional Madrid City Tour. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. In the afternoon, join the optional Toledo Tour. Take a walking tour of the former capital city of Spain and visit the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its Moorish architecture
Optional: Madrid City Tour (AM)
Optional: Toledo Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Zaragoza en route to Barcelona
Depart Madrid this morning and head to Barcelona. On the way, stop at Zaragoza, located on the banks of the mighty Río Ebro. Take an orientation tour of the city and spend time at leisure. In the afternoon, continue to Barcelona with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and cafes. Perhaps stroll along Las Ramblas, Barcelona's famous pedestrian walkway with its life-size animators, and stalls
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today, spend a full day at leisure in Barcelona, or join the optional Barcelona City tour, where you will get an introduction to the city and view its famous landmarks. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Gaudi Monuments tour and discover some of its most important creations. View its masterpiece, the iconic Sagrada Familia. Then, continue along the elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard to view Casa Batllo and Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera. Conclude the tour with a visit to Park Güell, where the colors and expressions of Gaudi's work are boldly displayed. Tonight, attend a reception and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Optional: Barcelona City Tour (AM)
Optional: Gaudi Monuments (PM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Friday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Royal Carriage & Gulbenkian Museum

Visit the Royal Carriage Museum housing an impressive collection of royal coaches, carriages and vehicles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Afterward, tour the Gulbenkian Museum which is Portugal's finest museum, boasting one of the best collections of classical art in Europe with over 6,000 pieces on display.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $60.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

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

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #4 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $55.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $55.00
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Palacio de las Dueñas and Walk through Old Town

Tour the gorgeous palace, built in the 15th century in Renaissance style with Gothic and Moorish accents and learn about its intriguing history. Explore its majestic rooms and view a diverse collection of art work including paintings and sculptures. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and lovely arcaded courtyard. Following the visit, walk around Seville's Old Town.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $55.00
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Seville City Tour

Begin the city tour of Seville at Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park. Afterward, take a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city. Continue to view the imposing Cathedral of Seville, burial site of Christopher Columbus and La Giralda Bell tower.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $30.00
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Madrid City Tour

Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the magnificent Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Pass through the elegant Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. Conclude the tour with views of the Retiro Park and Prado Museum.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $35.00
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Toledo Tour

Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado."

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $70.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $70.00
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Barcelona City Tour

During this Barcelona city tour, you will get an introduction to the artistic city with its famous landmarks. Begin with a drive along the harbor to Plaza Catalunya, the city's bustling main square and Plaza de España home to the old bullfighting ring. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, encompassing a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #9 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $35.00
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Gaudi Monuments

Discover some of Gaudi's most important creations. View his masterpiece, the iconic Sagrada Familia. Then, continue along the elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard to view the "skull and bones" Casa Batllo and Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera. Conclude the tour with a visit to Park Güell, where the colors and expressions of Gaudi's work are boldly displayed.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $55.00
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Royal Carriage & Gulbenkian Museum

Visit the Royal Carriage Museum housing an impressive collection of royal coaches, carriages and vehicles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Afterward, tour the Gulbenkian Museum which is Portugal's finest museum, boasting one of the best collections of classical art in Europe with over 6,000 pieces on display.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $60.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

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

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #4 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $55.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $55.00
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Palacio de las Dueñas and Walk through Old Town

Tour the gorgeous palace, built in the 15th century in Renaissance style with Gothic and Moorish accents and learn about its intriguing history. Explore its majestic rooms and view a diverse collection of art work including paintings and sculptures. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and lovely arcaded courtyard. Following the visit, walk around Seville's Old Town.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $55.00
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Seville City Tour

Begin the city tour of Seville at Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park. Afterward, take a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city. Continue to view the imposing Cathedral of Seville, burial site of Christopher Columbus and La Giralda Bell tower.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #5 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $30.00
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Madrid City Tour

Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the magnificent Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Pass through the elegant Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. Conclude the tour with views of the Retiro Park and Prado Museum.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $35.00
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Toledo Tour

Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado."

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $70.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $70.00
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Barcelona City Tour

During this Barcelona city tour, you will get an introduction to the artistic city with its famous landmarks. Begin with a drive along the harbor to Plaza Catalunya, the city's bustling main square and Plaza de España home to the old bullfighting ring. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, encompassing a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #9 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $35.00
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Gaudi Monuments

Discover some of Gaudi's most important creations. View his masterpiece, the iconic Sagrada Familia. Then, continue along the elegant Passeig de Gracia boulevard to view the "skull and bones" Casa Batllo and Casa Milà, known as La Pedrera. Conclude the tour with a visit to Park Güell, where the colors and expressions of Gaudi's work are boldly displayed.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Oct 2022 - 30 Apr 2023 $55.00
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10 Day Classic Portugal, June 2022
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This trip (3rd time with Gate 1, and a 4th will be planned) was fabulous!! Portugal is a beautiful country on every level. Just now trying to process all that we experienced. Got a true feeling and love for the country and the culture.....thanks to the itinerary and our tour manager. Our tour manager, Ercilia, is extraordinary. She has an incredible base of knowledge, fantastic attention to detail, so organized and thorough, and achieved a personal bond with every traveler in our group. She gets a major endorsement from me. Issues that arose with other travelers or things out of anyone's control (a closed site, Covid), she handled so professionally and calmly, always with a positive attitude and outcome. I had an issue with an ill family member at home and her compassion and manner calmed me down - she really cared - and helped me relax so I could focus on the trip and have fun. Thumbs up to Ercilia. Our driver, Roberto, is truly amazing too! How he was able to navigate some of those tiny, twisty roads, with his passengers' safety number 1 at all times, was remarkable. He should be commended for his professionalism. Loved that Gate 1 handled every detail of this trip perfectly and flawlessly. Would I change anything, no! Keep doing what you are doing, and do so well. My traveling pal and I had a blast. I will happily recommend Gate 1 to my friends.

Caryl F.
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, May 2022
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I would like to express my gratitude and acknowledge Javier for being an excellent tour manager. At each optional tour we enjoyed a special treat (local pastries), on arrival he made suggestions how to explore Madrid and as a solo traveler I appreciated his guidance even on the event not included on the tour. I went to see a bullfight in Madrid and lastly the highlight of my trip paella cooking class... memories I will never forget.

Esperanza C.
11 Day Crown of Spain, May 2022
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I just finished my Spain tour with Joaquin was our tour guide. I just wanted you to know what a great job Joaquin did as our tour guide and leader. He worked endless hours assisting travel mates, dealing with issues, helping us with our Covid tests, handling dinner events, etc. He is an outstanding representative for your organization. I just wanted to share our positive experience with you. This is our third Gate 1 tour, and we will be returning with you again next year.

Nora H.
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, May 2022
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Thank you for arranging the wonderful trip which we are very grateful. Our tour manager Roberta has fulfilled her duties and took care of us very well from the beginning to the end. The local tour guides at every spot also showed their best knowledge to introduce us, especially the Madrid tour guide Amor. The arrangement of the hotel is also good, of course, the best is Spanish food, thank you again!

Cathy C.
16 Day Iberia, April 2022
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Our 16 day Iberia Trip w/ tour was amazing despite being tiring. Our tour manager, Isabelle was knowledgeable, resourceful, flexible, fun, decisive & the driver, Fernando sure was an able team player... blessed to have joined a cohesive tour group from manager, tour participants to driver. Special mention to the individual tour guides who were also very knowledgeable.

Anabelle M.
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2022
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My husband and I have just completed your Crown Jewels of Spain Tour and were thoroughly both pleased and impressed with Gate1. Our tour manager, Ivan, was absolutely astounding in caring for us as a group. His knowledge and passion for his native Spain created a great atmosphere for learning and appreciating all that this part of Spain has to offer. Our group quickly blended into an extended family and we had a grand time sharing the sites and many happy and delicious meals. This was our first Gate1 tour and will certainly not be our last!

Teresa O.
11 Day Crown of Spain, April 2022
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Hello Just wanted to let you know that our tour manager Ivan Madrigal was Amazing! Very knowledgeable, sensitive to everyone's needs, always looking out for everybody, we felt very safe It was a great pleasure having this tour with him! We will use Gate1 again because of the impression he had in us. We came home wanting to spend more time with him! Enhorabuena Iván!

Roxana B.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, April 2022
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Dear GATE 1....Just came from our Portugal escorted tour April5-12. I want to give you some feedback and let you know that we had a great time and Kudos to our tour manager Rui who made our trip really enjoyable and unforgettable one He was so friendly and always there to attend to our needs making it comfortable at all times. He was really so nice with a great sense of humor. Very organized and so knowledgeable. We look forward to our next tour with Gate 1.

Leni L.
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, March 2022
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It was my fourth Gate 1 trip, and my girlfriend and I had a marvelous time throughout! We booked our next Gate 1 trip as soon as we came back from our recent trip to Portugal and Spain with Gate 1. That speaks volumes of the remarkable job Gate 1 does. Our tour manager, Ercilia was absolutely wonderful. She was always so thoughtful, knowledgeable, thorough, fun and delightful to perfection. We enjoyed each and every city and location, rich with history and culture, and learned so much about them, thanks to the great local guides. Gate 1 makes logistics so easy for us, as well. We could not have possibly seen as much as we did, had we traveled on our own. Gate 1 just keeps impressing me! Thank you!

Tomoko W.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, March 2022
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We want to comment on the wonderful and knowledgeable staff who served us during our trip. Carlos, the tour director was exceptionally knowledgeable about our trip and was dedicated to both Gate 1 and his home country of Portugal. Carlos truly made our trip into the wonderful experience we have grown to accept from our numerous Gate 1 vacations. We also want to comment on George, the driver, who was a skilled and professional driver and who was always willing to provide us with any additional assistance which we required.

William R.
10 Day Affordable Spain, March 2022
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I just returned from the 10 Day Affordable Spain tour and just wanted to say how incredible it was. I originally booked the trip to go in 2020, but due to Covid, it was delayed. First of all, Gate 1 handled everything with the delay with total professionalism. Everyone was considerate and made sure to communicate all information. The trip itself was fantastic. A perfect balance of scheduled tours and free time. The accommodations were top notch and the bus looked to be brand new. But what really made the trip special was Victor , our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, personable, entertaining and funny. Even more than that - he was caring. He truly cared that all of his guest where enjoying the tour. He went above and beyond. I will definitely be taking more tours with Gate 1 and hope to have Victor as a tour guide again. Thank you for a perfect vacation.

Michelle M.
10 Day Affordable Spain, March 2022
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What a fantastic first experience with Gate 1. Spain is a beautiful country and the introduction to it through our wonderful guide, Ivan, made it even more spectacular. His knowledge about every aspect of Spain, the culture, history, art, architecture, music was truly remarkable. He had everyone's best interest at heart and he was a pleasure to be around. All the guides were great and knowledgeable and just added so much to the experience. The itinerary was packed with all important sites of the area and the optional tours were a must see!! The meals provided were wonderful and the group dinners were really a nice time to get to know your fellow travelers. We are ready to book another trip through Gate 1, Ivan and Spain set a very high standard and we really appreciate both!

Carolyn S.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, February 2022
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We began our Portugal tour by booking two pre nights in Lisbon. Upon check-in we received a cordial, informative letter from our tour guide/manager Carla. That graciousness was a portent of the tone for the tour. Such management, problem solving skills, and depth of knowledge make for a rare find in a guide. With well over 20 fabulous tours with Gate1, Carla has set an even higher standard. The group became a family, and it's a result of this skilled professional.

Susan G.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, February 2022
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Rui was a breath of fresh air. Very knowledgeable and always willing to answer our questions. Very impressed with how he made sure we had all our information for the tour and organizing our covid testing before heading back home. Our local guides on the tour was absolutely the best. Very uplifting about their city, bought humor and a willingness to make you want to visit again. Rui was kind, always wanting to know how we were and treated everyone with dignity and respect. His smile was a joy daily. Thank you Rui for a job well done!!!

Melisa F.
8 Day Affordable Spain, February 2022
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I wish to extend my complements on having the perfect travel guide for our diverse group. Roberto had the right demeanor and personality that fit this group. I have been on many tours with Gate1 and each group is different. It take the right tour leader that can accommodate everyone. This is not an easy task. Gate1 is very lucky to have Roberto to lead tours in Spain. I have spoken with many majority of the individuals on this tour. We all agree that Roberto did a wonderful job and will be taking more tours on Gate1. The hotel, food and staff met and or exceeded our expectations. Thumbs up. I score this tour with Roberto a "10".

Edmund J.
8 Day Affordable Spain, November 2021
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Our Tour Director, Lisa, was the best we've had on any trip - with Gate1 or other travel companies we've used. She stood out in many ways. Just a few examples: In Grenada one evening she took us on a walk that provided a stunning view of the Alhambra. She said when she was a student (30 years ago) someone had shown her this path. (I doubt most tour guides would know of it.) She gave us her own personal WOW moment - that surpassed any we've had and one that couldn't be duplicated. The last night of our trip my main suitcase was brought in but I didn't see my carry-on (which did not have a Gate1 tag or my name tag). I saw Lisa and told her about it. She had already resolved it. Seamlessly, without invading our privacy, she was aware of all of the significant little details and quietly took care of them. Lisa didn't try to be a crowd-pleaser at the cost of Gate1. Example: at the end of our farewell dinner, some folks were asking waiters for additional bottles of wine. (Even though we'd had a goodly amount.) Lisa returned from the front desk and told everyone she'd paid the tab but we should feel comfortable staying as long as we liked. That was that - no more wine was brought and no one thought a thing about it. She knows how to make her group happy without breaking Gate1. We enjoyed her so much we agreed we'd go on another of her trips. We learned she was leading the Small Group 13-day trip "France and Spain: History, Culture and Wine". Even though we already had 3 Gate1 trips (35 days total!) scheduled for 2022, we squeezed this trip into our schedule. It very well could have fallen through the cracks because we have other trips on our radar for 2023. Our decision was purely because of Lisa. She truly is a treasure - I hope you appreciate her as much as we do!

Jeanne M.
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, October 2021
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Such a fantastic Classic 12 days Spain and Portugal trip! We are so impressed with both countries rich history and the tremendous contribution to the human history! We can't say enough praise about our tour guide Rui, he's very knowledgeable and professional. He has taken very good care of us, answering our questions patiently and taking all the details about our needs, he's fantastic! Also our bus driver Simon is also very nice, he has done a fantastic job driving us around, cautiously and safety. Rui and Simon works well with each other.

Baining L.
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, September 2021
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What an absolutely wonderful trip. Extremely well organized all local guides were extremely knowledgeable. Have traveled a number of times with Gate 1 and have never been disappointed. Special thanks to Ivan who was a most excellent manager. All i's dotted and all t's crossed. Every detail attended to. A real problem solver for sure. And knows his country!

Thomas P.
8 Day Affordable Portugal, February 2020
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Our trip to Portugal was fabulous! Our tour guide, Adriana, was a pleasure to be with and our group was a lot of fun. Portugal is a beautiful country and we are so happy we chose this trip. We look forward to our 6th Gate 1 trip coming up in April.

Debbie & Jim T. Plano, TX
13 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain, December 2019
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We had a lovely time. Everything went like clockwork. Transfers to and from the airport were on time and had friendly drivers. Our guide Jaime was very good. We felt well looked after. We enjoyed the itinerary and were very pleased with the optional tours we took. I have already recommended Gate 1 to a family friend and would consider travelling with them again when the next opportunity arises.

Barbara T. Lowood, Australia
8 Day Art Cities of Spain, September 2019
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Our trip was fantastic!! Made memories for a lifetime!! This was our second Gate 1 trip and it did not disappoint. One of our fellow travelers said "Thank goodness, now we are in Gate 1's hands" once we were in the bus after meeting the arrival rep at the airport. I felt the same way. We knew everything would be taken care of. Niko, our tour guide was fantastic!!! He was so engaging, knowledgeable and excited to share his country with us. It was well thought out and organized. He encouraged us to explore and even some provided some special treats from the local regions. It was the perfect touch. Our bus drivers, we also amazing. We will definitely be going on another Gate 1 adventure!!! Thank you so much for the memories... and keeping us safe and sound.

Kim H. Crystal Lake, IL
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2019
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The trip was fabulous Vanessa. The tour guide Lisa was exceptional and I would highly recommend Gate 1 to anyone who is interested.

Kay D. Merewether, Australia
12 Day Classic Spain & Portugal, September 2019
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We had a wonderful trip which far exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to our Tour Guide, Lisa, whose organizational skills made everything run perfectly, her knowledge of the areas we passed though added immensely to the highly knowledgeable guided tours of the different cities we visited, and whose warmth and sense of humor made us feel welcome and comfortable. We will be looking for future travel opportunities with Gate 1.

Alan and Rina K. Rockville, MD
10 Day Classic Portugal, August 2019
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Superb!! This was by far the best guided tour vacation, well planned & educational. Our tour director Rui was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, personable and brought Portugal's cities, historical sites to life for us. Everything was expertly planned. The tour buses were modern, clean & comfortable as well as our hotel accommodations! The breakfast & dinner menus were absolutely delicious (wine w/dinner)!! Our diverse group of 40 were a joy to be with --- interesting people from all walks of life---many were Gate 1 alumnis. My daughter, Angela, and I look forward to touring with Gate 1 again. Greece, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Thailand. Who knows?? Actually, we're going to Dubai w/Gate 1 in March 2020! Thank you Gate 1 for making this vacation one of our most memorable!

Carolyn W. Temple Hills, MD
15 Day Northern Spain, Portugal & France, June 2019
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Teresa and I had an amazing vacation, due in part (a major part) to Gate 1. The tour guide, the bus driver, the fellow travelers, the bus, the hotels, the meals, and the daily tours far exceeded our expectations, especially mine. Armand the tour guide was the BEST! We became friends with all our fellow travelers, most of which had traveled on Gate 1 trips before. We look forward in future Gate 1 vacations and working with you.

Jerry B. San Clemente, CA
16 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain & Portugal, June 2019
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Trip was fantastic in every way. All local guides were great, weather was perfect, our tour guide Andre was beyond incredible for his professionalism, humor and knowledge. Fun to be with at all times and took care of any issues that we had. I could go on and on but I think you get the idea!

Gary S. Stewartstown, PA

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