11 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain

From

$1549

Land Only

$2249*

Air & Land

11 Day Affordable Portugal & Spain

From

$1549

Land Only

$2249*

Air & Land



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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $550
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Sat, Oct 29  (Sold Out) $1849 $2649*
Sun, Oct 30  (Sold Out) $1849 $2599*
Only 1 seat left! $1849 $2589*
Thu, Nov 03  (Sold Out) $1849 $2559*
Only 1 seat left! $1849 $2509*
Sun, Nov 06  (Sold Out) $1849 $2519*
Tue, Nov 08  (Sold Out) $1849 $2549*
$1849 $2549*
$1699 $2429*
$1699 $2399*
$1799 $2709*
$1599 $2379*
$1599 $2339*
$1549 $2359*
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$1549 $2249*
$1599 $3109*
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2023 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $550
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
$1599 $2259*
$1599 $2259*
$1599 $2259*
$1599 $2259*
$1699 $2359*
$1799 $2459*
$1699 $2359*
$1849 $2509*
$1749 $2409*
$1899 $2559*
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$1749 $2409*
$1749 $2529*
$1949 $2649*
$1749 $2409*
$1899 $2569*
Thu, Mar 30  (Sold Out) $1949 $2819*

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, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This is an Off Season program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Lisbon, Madrid-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Lisbon
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 3 nights Costa del Sol
    • 2 nights Madrid
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • AVE High Speed Train: Malaga - Madrid
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, the oldest place of worship in the city
  • Visit enchanting Evora, one of Portugal’s most beautifully preserved medieval towns
  • In Seville, visit the Cathedral of Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried
  • Travel to the cliffside city of Ronda, home to the oldest bullring in the country
  • Leisure time in the Costa del Sol, with its gorgeous beaches and beautiful landscapes
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • At the renowned Prado Museum, view masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez and Goya

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

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

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel with time to rest and relax or, get acquainted with this beautiful city. 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. Following the meeting there will be a light dinner served
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Lisbon City Tour
In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park to marvel at the magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. 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, spend some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

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

DAY 5, Thursday - City Tour of Seville
Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before enjoying a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and legendary burial site of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

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

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

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

DAY 9, Monday - AVE High Speed Train to Madrid
At the train station, board the AVE high speed train to Madrid that travels via the region of La Mancha, storied home of Don Quixote. View some of his legendary windmills before arriving in the lively metropolis of Madrid, birthplace of many of the world's greatest writers and painters. An orientation sightseeing tour begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon, stopping for spectacular views of the magnificent Royal Palace. On to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before astonishing masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. In the evening, experience on your own some of the tapas bars that have made Madrid famous. Sample specialties at each café and then continue on your tasting tour throughout the night!
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - Full Day in Madrid
Spend a full day at leisure in Madrid for independent discoveries. Alternatively, join the optional tour to Toledo, the former capital of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is known for its unique historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and the St. Tome Church, with its El Greco masterpiece. Enjoy a panoramic drive to the Alcazar of Toledo, a stone fortification located in the highest part of the city and the 13th century cathedral before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a delectable dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Optional: Half Day Toledo (AM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel with time to rest and relax or, get acquainted with this beautiful city. 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. Following the meeting there will be a light dinner served
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Lisbon City Tour
In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park to marvel at the magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. 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, spend some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

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

DAY 5, Saturday - City Tour of Seville
Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before enjoying a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and legendary burial site of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

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

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

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

DAY 9, Wednesday - AVE High Speed Train to Madrid
At the train station, board the AVE high speed train to Madrid that travels via the region of La Mancha, storied home of Don Quixote. View some of his legendary windmills before arriving in the lively metropolis of Madrid, birthplace of many of the world's greatest writers and painters. An orientation sightseeing tour begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon, stopping for spectacular views of the magnificent Royal Palace. On to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before astonishing masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. In the evening, experience on your own some of the tapas bars that have made Madrid famous. Sample specialties at each café and then continue on your tasting tour throughout the night!
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Thursday - Full Day in Madrid
Spend a full day at leisure in Madrid for independent discoveries. Alternatively, join the optional tour to Toledo, the former capital of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is known for its unique historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and the St. Tome Church, with its El Greco masterpiece. Enjoy a panoramic drive to the Alcazar of Toledo, a stone fortification located in the highest part of the city and the 13th century cathedral before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a delectable dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Optional: Half Day Toledo (AM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel with time to rest and relax or, get acquainted with this beautiful city. 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. Following the meeting there will be a light dinner served
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Lisbon City Tour
In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park to marvel at the magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. 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, spend some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

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

DAY 5, Monday - City Tour of Seville
Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before enjoying a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and legendary burial site of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

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

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

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

DAY 9, Friday - AVE High Speed Train to Madrid
At the train station, board the AVE high speed train to Madrid that travels via the region of La Mancha, storied home of Don Quixote. View some of his legendary windmills before arriving in the lively metropolis of Madrid, birthplace of many of the world's greatest writers and painters. An orientation sightseeing tour begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon, stopping for spectacular views of the magnificent Royal Palace. On to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before astonishing masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. In the evening, experience on your own some of the tapas bars that have made Madrid famous. Sample specialties at each café and then continue on your tasting tour throughout the night!
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Saturday - Full Day in Madrid
Spend a full day at leisure in Madrid for independent discoveries. Alternatively, join the optional tour to Toledo, the former capital of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is known for its unique historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and the St. Tome Church, with its El Greco masterpiece. Enjoy a panoramic drive to the Alcazar of Toledo, a stone fortification located in the highest part of the city and the 13th century cathedral before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a delectable dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Optional: Half Day Toledo (AM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Portugal
Depart for Portugal

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Lisbon
Welcome to captivating Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in Europe with its Moorish and Roman ruins. Transfer to your hotel with time to rest and relax or, get acquainted with this beautiful city. 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. Following the meeting there will be a light dinner served
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Lisbon City Tour
In Lisbon, the tour begins with a stop at the top of Edward VII's Park to marvel at the magnificent view over the hills of Lisbon and the River Tagus. Next, view the treasured 16th century Belem Tower and the Jeronimos Monastery, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit the Cathedral of Lisbon and enjoy the elegant Liberdade Avenue. 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, spend some free time in the Village Historical Center before returning to Lisbon
Optional: Half Day Sintra Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lisbon
Meals: Breakfast

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

DAY 5, Wednesday - City Tour of Seville
Begin the day at the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park before enjoying a walking tour in the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter of the city with its winding cobblestone streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and legendary burial site of Christopher Columbus. The rest of the day is at leisure or, join the fascinating optional tour to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios
Optional: Half Day Cordoba Tour (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

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

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

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

DAY 9, Sunday - AVE High Speed Train to Madrid
At the train station, board the AVE high speed train to Madrid that travels via the region of La Mancha, storied home of Don Quixote. View some of his legendary windmills before arriving in the lively metropolis of Madrid, birthplace of many of the world's greatest writers and painters. An orientation sightseeing tour begins with a drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon, stopping for spectacular views of the magnificent Royal Palace. On to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before astonishing masterpieces by El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. In the evening, experience on your own some of the tapas bars that have made Madrid famous. Sample specialties at each café and then continue on your tasting tour throughout the night!
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in Madrid
Spend a full day at leisure in Madrid for independent discoveries. Alternatively, join the optional tour to Toledo, the former capital of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toledo is known for its unique historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter to the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and the St. Tome Church, with its El Greco masterpiece. Enjoy a panoramic drive to the Alcazar of Toledo, a stone fortification located in the highest part of the city and the 13th century cathedral before returning to Madrid. Tonight, enjoy a delectable dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager
Optional: Half Day Toledo (AM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

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Half Day Sintra Tour

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

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

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

Day #3 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $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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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 with a view of the medieval synagogue.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #5 10 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $50.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $50.00
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Half Day Malaga Tour

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

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $65.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $65.00
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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 #10 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $70.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $70.00
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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 #3 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $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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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 with a view of the medieval synagogue.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #5 10 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $50.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $50.00
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Half Day Malaga Tour

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

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $65.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $65.00
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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 #10 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $70.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $70.00
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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 #3 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $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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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 with a view of the medieval synagogue.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #5 10 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $50.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $50.00
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Half Day Malaga Tour

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

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $65.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $65.00
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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 #10 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $70.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $70.00
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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 #3 01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $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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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 with a view of the medieval synagogue.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #5 10 Apr 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $50.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $50.00
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Half Day Malaga Tour

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

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $65.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $65.00
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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 #10 01 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2022 $70.00
01 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2024 $70.00
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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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